Luxury one-bedroom apartment (sleeps up to 4)
Price per night
SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY OFFER - LOW LOW PRICES! APARTMENT NEWLY AVAILABLE FROM NOVEMBER 2016 Sleep in the most comfortable bed in the world and share a postcode with the Queen! Like our other acclaimed apartment in this same district (see our five star reviews at https://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1638462?uni_id=3210248 ) this even-more-recently refurbished, and larger, apartment is fitted out to the highest standard. Our aim has been to create a top-quality-boutique-hotel-experience in a unique self-catering apartment. Situated on the second floor of a Victorian period house (built in 1855), the apartment is interior-designed in soft greys,‘cashmere’ and mauve. The wide range of focused and ‘mood’ lighting includes background light sources, which can be set to rotate a colour-change (see the photographs). With large traditional sash windows to front and rear, this bright apartment is flooded with light. South-facing into the afternoon sun, the spacious living/dining/sitting room is fitted with every convenience: unlimited Broadband; underfloor heating; substantial wall-hung SMART TVs (there’s one in the bedroom, too) wired into the WiFi network and with pre-paid access to Netflix; USB ports in power sockets; fold-out end-tables to each side of the custom-made sofa, so you can ‘lounge’ while working at your laptop; a mango-wood dining table and four matching dining chairs; a stream-lined, well-fitted kitchen with all modern conveniences; ‘art’ photographs of London on the walls. The apartment sleeps four comfortably: two in the bedroom, where again there is ‘mood’ and colour-change lighting and a phone-charger/radio/alarm clock and USB charging points to each side of the bed. The mattress (150 cm – 5’0” – wide) is ‘bespoke’: firm and supportive while, at the same time, allowing the sleepers to feel as if they are floating on a cloud. In this cozy bedroom, a ‘hidden’ dressing table with hairdryer, as well as two concealed drawer units, clothes-hanging-space (more in the large cupboards in the sitting room), make the most of every inch of space. Another two people are accommodated in the sitting room, but we don’t use a sofa bed because, in our experience these are rarely comfortable. Instead, we supply divinely comfortable and solid fold-out beds, which are cleverly stored away in a large cupboard just outside the apartment during the day, and can be set out in the sitting room to form 1 x large double or 2 x single beds at night. Our ‘Bedeck’ bed-linen is of the highest hotel quality. The bathroom is small but perfectly fitted, with a powerful shower over the bath, and atmospheric lighting and discrete ‘grab handles’ to make the bathing experience safe and secure for older guests. We also provide high quality bath-and-shower products, with two deep, fluffy towels and a face-cloth for each guest, as well as make-up remover pads and cotton-wool-balls. We believe we have thought of everything for your comfort (although we always welcome further suggestions!) The underfoor heating in the sitting room can be boosted by the central heating system, and there is a heated towel rail in the bathroom, and cooling fans for the summer months. A groceries-hamper, together with fresh bread, milk and butter, welcomes you. In the kitchen, dishwasher and washing machine tablets sit beside the relevant machines (the washing machine is a washer/dryer); a bone china dinner service, wine glasses and champagne flutes and a very good range of cookware and other food preparation tools make ‘eating in’ a delight. We even leave jotters, pens and pencils to capture sudden thoughts – or shopping lists . . . Cleaning and maintenance are to the highest standard. This is a real home-from-home with every detail attended to by the owners, who keep a sharp eye on the whole operation and are on hand to deal with any issue immediately. The street in which the house is located is in the sought-after ‘Pimlico Grid’ – a grid of residential streets laid down by the planner Thomas Cubitt beginning in 1825, and now protected as the Pimlico Conservation Area, and subject to elaborate traffic-flow-measures to inhibit through-traffic. The apartment is whisper-quiet. Within the Pimlico Village, in the district of Westminster (Zone 1), the apartment is a few minutes’ walk from excellent supermarkets, some of them open 24/7 and wonderful restaurants. The transport links are amazing. There are taxis galore and you are under ten minutes’ walk to Victoria Mainline Station and to the nearest Underground (‘Tube’) station (Victoria Underground in Victoria Mainline Station). The best bus in London stops just before Victoria Station: the No24, which carries you past the Westminster Cathedral, the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, No 10 Downing Street (the residence of the Prime Minister), Trafalgar Square and the National Gallery, on its short ride into the West End, Covent Garden and ‘theatre land’. Victoria Coach Station is just five minutes’ walk away from ‘the Alderney’, with coaches providing quick and easy links to London airports and ferrying you away from London into the wider countryside, to the ferry terminals and even onto Mainland Europe. At Victoria Coach Station you will also find a range of car-hire companies. From Pimlico, if you hire a car, there is easy access to the A3, leading out of London. For visitors from Europe, St Pancras International Station (where the Eurostar ‘docks’) is a 10 minute direct tube ride away, from Victoria Underground Station. More specifically, ‘the Alderney”is a minute's WALK from two terrific restaurants; a FIVE MINUTE WALK to a host of other great restaurants and coffee shops, the local stores of all kinds (from nail-bars to hardware shops), banks, phone shops, post-office, supermarkets and specialist delicatessens, a cab rank, and bike and car hire and coach links to the Continent, to the English countryside, and to all the near-London airports; and an EIGHT MINUTE WALK to the amazing transport hub of Victoria Mainline Station, which also includes buses to every part of London, as well as Victoria Underground ‘Tube’) Station and the Gatwick Express train. Two major theatres are adjacent to Victoria Station. It’s a 10-min WALK to the River Thames, and to the King’s Road (Chelsea), the National Army Museum and the Royal Hospital Chelsea, home to the annual Chelsea Flower Show. It’s a 15 minute WALK to Buckingham Palace, Tate Britain, Lambeth Palace, Westminster Cathedral and St James Park. A 20 minute WALK takes you to the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, No 10 Downing Street, the Queen Elizabeth Conference Centre, the Cabinet Rooms (with their World War Two display) and the major government buildings on Whitehall. Short tube/bus rides take you direct to Harrods, the major Museums in South Kensington (or you can walk to them in 40 minutes), to Oxford Street, Piccadilly Circus, the West End, Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden, the National Gallery, the London Eye, the Imperial War Museum, the Festival Hall, Shakespeare’s Globe, the National Theatre & National Film Theatre, Hayward Gallery, IMAX, Waterloo Station, Tate Modern.