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Chalkley's at The Old Bakery Apartment
- 2 bedrooms
- 4 sleeps
- min stay varies
Chalkley's at The Old Bakery
- 2 bedrooms
- 4 sleeps
- min stay varies
Description from owner
Unique Gold Award 4**** , cottage-style apartment offering comfort, convenience and charm, is on 2 floors and has beautiful brick fireplaces, beamed ceilings and high-quality antique furniture and designer soft furnishings. An atmospheric holiday home, re-furbished to Gold Award standard, it benefits from elegant, contemporary, en-suite bathrooms/ shower-rooms and a well-equipped modern kitchen. This is a ideal place to relax after a busy day's sight-seeing. Suitable for 2 couples, or a family of four. It is in one of the most pleasant residential areas of London. The Winchmore Hill Conservation Area, is centred on "The Green" , where you will find an excellent deli and cafe, a traditional tea shop, varied restaurants, good pubs, and antique and gift shops. Winchmore Hill station is just 2 minutes' walk from The Old Bakery giving fast access to the centre. 'Chalkley's' is named after the family who ran the bakery here for 4 generations. It consists of a comfortably furnished living
Unique Gold Award 4**** , cottage-style apartment offering comfort, convenience and charm, is on 2 floors and has beautiful brick fireplaces, beamed ceilings and high-quality antique furniture and designer soft furnishings. An atmospheric holiday home, re-furbished to Gold Award standard, it benefits from elegant, contemporary, en-suite bathrooms/ shower-rooms and a well-equipped modern kitchen. This is a ideal place to relax after a busy day's sight-seeing. Suitable for 2 couples, or a family of four. It is in one of the most pleasant residential areas of London. The Winchmore Hill Conservation Area, is centred on "The Green" , where you will find an excellent deli and cafe, a traditional tea shop, varied restaurants, good pubs, and antique and gift shops. Winchmore Hill station is just 2 minutes' walk from The Old Bakery giving fast access to the centre. 'Chalkley's' is named after the family who ran the bakery here for 4 generations. It consists of a comfortably furnished living room with Wifi and Cable TV; a dining/ breakfast room (seats 6) with large fireplace and beautiful, 17th century, exposed brick wall and with additional breakfast equipment; a modern, well-equipped kitchen (1st floor) with washing machine, oven, hob and fridge-freezer; two picturesque double bedrooms, each with en-suite facilities. One has a king-size double bed and the other has two single beds. This is a family-run business. We offer you all the privacy you need but with the security of knowing that, as we live on-site, we are available to provide advice if needed.
Location description from owner
The England region
London offers so many opportunities for visitors that is is difficult to decide where to start. The range of theatre is second-to none in the world, and whether you like musical theatre, opera, ballet, or drama or comedy you will find it in plenty. Musical concerts for all tastes also abound, from classical to jazz and everything in between. There are museums both large and small, from the huge British Museum to, for example, the domestic-sized John Soane Museum. Children adore the Science Museum and the Natural History Museum with its dinasaurs. National Museums are free of charge. Those who love historic architecture can visit the gothic Westminster Abbey (venue of Royal Weddings since the 1500s) or Christopher Wren's classical St Paul's Cathedral (venue of the wedding of Prince Charles and Princess Diana). Greenwich Palace and the Royal Observatory are along The Thames to the East and to the West is Hampton Court. You can visit both by river boat. Clothes and gift shopping in London is a major attraction, with Oxford Street and Regent's Street easy to reach in 30 minutes from the Old Bakery. Covent Garden Market offers a smaller scale shopping experience with intreguing stalls and many interesting smaller clothes shops.You may also enjoy a visit to an ancient food market, Borough Market near London Bridge and Southwark Cathedral. Then walk along the Thames path to Shakespeare's Globe theatre, past the re-creation of Sir Franics Drake's small wooden ship, The Golden Hind, in which he circum-navigated the Globe.We provide guide books, maps and city-walk books for our guests, as well as ideas for days out in London and beyond, with details of how to get there etc. These ideas include visits to some lesser- known places of interest, which you may find particularly useful if this is not your first visit to London.
Winchmore Hill Green is the heart of a Conservation Area, i.e. an area of historic architectual interest. The Green was originally the centre of a small village with mediaeval roots. Remarkably, it has retained its friendly atmosphere and community cohesion, despite being absorbed into London in the 1860s when the railways arrived and tranformed the way of life. It is often said that London is a series of villages. If so, Winchmore Hill is one of the finest. We are fortunate that many buildings survive from these earlier times, including The Old Bakery (a Listed Historic Building dating back to circa 1600), of which your apartment is a part. Among other buildings of interest are the Friends Meeting House (Quakers) and the 18thC clap-board cottages in Church Hill.The Green, Winchmore Hill makes an ideal venue for your self-catering holiday. There is the excellent Deli on The Green just 50 metres from the Old Bakery and The Larder , a specialist food and wine shop, on the other side of the Green. You will also find two delightful traditional tea shops, a coffee shop and good quality restaurants to suit most tastes, all on your doorstep. You will enjoy the antique shop and gift shops around the Green. On a more mundane level there is a Sainsbury Supermarket 5 minutes walk from the house and a smaller supermarket (open til 11pm) on The Green.Grovelands Park, originally the grounds of elagant Grovelands House, offers pleasant local walks and play areas for children. Grovelands House was designed by John Nash and the grounds and lake were laid out by Humphrey Repton, the renowned and ground-breaking landscape artist. In nearby Enfield town (4 minutes by local train) you can see Gentlemen's Row; one of the finest surviving 18th century streets. The poet John Keats spent his childhood in Enfield.Day-trips to Hatfield House, where the first Queen Elizabeth lived before coming to the throne in AD 1595, and to Cambridge (make sure you see King's College) can be made from Winchmore Hill station. As Winchmore Hill station is just 2 minutes'; walk from the Old Bakery, your access to the centre of London is easy and quick. There is a fast commuter service to the centre, one of the many reasons why Winchmore Hill is so popular with Londoners. Trains from Winchmore Hill intersect with the Piccadilly line and Victoria Line at Finsbury Park (12 minutes) and with the Victoria Line at Highbury and Islington (15 minutes). So, you can get to the British Museum, Royal Academy of Arts, and Theatreland in 25 minutes. King's Cross St Pancras, where Eurostar arrives and departs from/to Paris is 25 minutes from Winchmore Hill. A day trip to Paris is possible if you are willing to get up early. There is also a local bus service from Winchmore Hill Green to Southgate on the Piccadilly line.
- Child friendly
- Car not necessary
- No pets allowed
- Great for children of all ages
- No pets allowed
- Cot available
- High chair available
Bed & bathroom
- Bedroom 1: King Bed
Bedroom 2: 2 Single Beds
- 2 En suites
- Wi-Fi available
- Internet access
- Central heating
- Washing machine
- High chair available
- Satellite TV
- Hair dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
- Check in time:14:00, Check out time:10:00
- If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
- This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
- No smoking at this property
- Cancellation policy
Children: Children welcome but no one under 18 years may be in the property at any time unsupervised an adult. No colouring pens/ pencils to be used anywhere except at the dining table.
Care of furniture etc: No food in the living room
Trash recycling is compulsory (info and containers provided)
About the owner
- Response rate:
- Calendar updated:
- 30 Aug 2016
- Years listed:
- Based in:
- United Kingdom
Languages spoken: English
This Apartment has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 04 Jan 2012. Located in North London, it has 25 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate varies from £700 to £1150.
The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 30 Aug 2016.
Map and how to get there
– based on 25 reviews
- Very Good
“Quaint village feel”
Easy access to buses and trains to London and Heathrow. Good local shops for food and coffee . Quaint village feel.
“A lovely stay in a pleasant little village”
We were made very welcome in this little cottage. It as very comfortable and well equipped although the stairs were not for anyone with mobility issues.
How pleased Winchmore Hill residents will be to have the area called a "pleasant little village". Despite being incorporated into London 144 years ago, in 1870, when a train line from the centre of London was built, we pride ourselves on maintaining the friendly atmosphere of a village and keeping the old Village Green looking as nice as possible, even though cars having replaced horses and carts. This is a Conservation Area, which helps a lot.
“Absolutely beautiful - we did not want to go home”
The Old Bakery was beautifully clean and comfortable but better than that, it was just like being at home. The deep-cushioned lounge suite cried out to be sat in with a good book or to watch an evening's tv, and we thoroughly enjoyed our wind downs in the evenings. The separate roomy dining room was warm and a great place to sit down as a family. With a wifi service available throughout the property we used the table heavily to download photos from our cameras, catch up on emails or just have a nice cuppa. The beds were immaculately clean and comfortable, ensuring a restful stay. On top of this the village was so welcoming and the train and bus were only a couple of minutes away. Perfect lodgings!
It is always good to know that our guests really enjoyed the apartment. What a lovely review. It makes the work of getting everything as good as we can feel so worthwhile. I'm glad the cushions on the sofa are welcome. I added a couple of new ones recently. I think that good internet access is essential to most holiday makers these days. So, unlike most of the central London hotels (whom you would think could be more generous considering their high room rates) we do not charge for WiFi.
“Location perfect , house interesting”
Read carefully the guidance given by the owner , because the upstairs /downstairs layout may not suit older people .This advice is given .The apartment is appropriately furnished & provides all you will need .The village &surrounds are delightful & while it is in Zone 4 transport to London offers 2 straightforward options ,including evenings after10pm
“Just What We Needed and More!”
Its my second trip to the Old Bakery, although first visit to Chalkleys and this time with parents as well as husband (who has visited here with me before). We all loved the place, far better than staying in hotels, and great for my well-retired parents who loved the fact we had our own living room space and could all come and go as we pleased. A great situation and so handy for the trains - a short ride as well into the city. The area is lovely with a selection of good restaurants and takeaways as well as super delis and tea shops. Great for browsing and relaxing if you don't always want to go into London centre. There's a lovely park not far away too where you can go for a nice walk around the lake and even take a picnic. Chalkleys is so well equipped and thoughtfully presented; it has atmosphere and history, but with all the modern touches you need. We had a great welcome to the property and everything is well explained to make your vacation as easy as possible. We definitely recommend and would stay again! Thank you Nina and family!
“Quiet, clean, spacious with good transport conncections to central London”
We had a wonderful stay at the Old Bakery with our two children aged 12 and 16. This spacious appartment dating from late 1500's, is beautifully restored. Nina was a wonderful host and provided us with all sorts of information about London excursions and about the history of the Old Bakery itself. The price was reasonable (for London) and the travel connections to the downtown core worked well. A pleasant surprise are the three excellent restaurants (traditional, Greek-Cypriot Deli and Indian) less than 5 minutes walk from the flat with take-out possibilities (after a long day in the city!). I highly recommend this appartment.
“A cosy holiday home”
This is a long overdue review. ( Sorry Nina!) We stayed in Chalkley for 2 weeks during the Easter break in 2011and liked it very much. The kitchen was very well equipped and I cooked quite a few times there. It was inconvenient to have the kitchen and the dinning room in two different floors but I overlooked this as we had a very nice stay in Chalkley on a whole.
“Great family accommodation and base for visiting London.”
This property was an excellent base for visiting London as it was only 2 mins from the train station and 20 minutes from London. The cottage was cosy and full of character and had all we needed for a very comfortable stay. Nina was very friendly and helpful at all stages, from making the booking, to greeting us on arrival and seeing us before we left. She was on hand at all times should we have required. The cottage was spacious, clean and very well equipped and I would not hesitiate to recommend it to others. Kitchen upstairs may be a problem for those with mobility problems, but we found using the baskets to carry things up and down fine, in fact the kids enjoyed helping so it was good to get them involved. A little bit of traffic noise at the front, but not terrible. Looking forward to a return visit very soon.
“Home away from home”
We had a wonderful time at Chalkleys, everything was as advertised, the owner was very helpful and explained everything for us on arrival. The house is old fashioned, but it has all the conveniences you'd expect from a modern house with an excellent kitchen and modern bathroom, except with the added character of an old house. The area where the house is situated is very pretty, along with many shops near the house itself and many more in the town of Winchmore Hill itself (along with a large Sainsbury's supermarket). Travelling to the centre of London is very easy & simple as a train station is only around the corner, and we travelled there and back many times throughout our stay. We can't wait to come back!
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