It is as described: well-furnished, equipped and located within easy access to public transportation, supermarkets for basics, and cafes, including one with reputedly UK best mince pies.
The 2nd floor was suitable for the adult children; the 1st floor master bedroom was really spacious, and the living/dining room with kitchen, with skylight on 3rd floor was a welcome gathering area for the family. Going up and down between floors was manageable as there were sturdy metal balustrades and slip proof floors. We particularly like that safety aspects were paramount in the design, as the stairs even had emergency exit lights. The kitchen amenities were most satisfying; we did not have to wait to long for the kettle to boil or to make toast, and the oven and microwave were ready for use. The toilet areas were heated. The dryer and the washing machine came with many different programs; we should not have brought too many clothes with us. The accommodation was clean and bright when we first arrived.sorry we could only empty the bins as we left at 6.30 am first thing in the morning.
The Hat and Tun pub had roaring business leading to the Xmas weekend, so that added to the festive mood in the neighborhood but from 23rd onwards, and even after Boxing Day, the area quitened as with the city. The area near Farringdon has quite a bit of history though we did not have much time to uncover. Apparently this rental is a rare find, in Clerkenwell, based on input we received from an expat who works in M&A and lives in the area for few years. The family loved the loft-style experience with common areas/space, private space and amenities.
We walked, from the accommodation, albeit on different days, to London Eye, henceforth to Westminster and St James Park and Buckingham Palace, British Museum, Borough Market to gather the sights;took cabs back ( for 5 to 6 adults, paid slightly more than on buses but with extra convenience and comfort) from Euston, Borough, Regent St, etc), buses to/from Shoreditch, Oxford St, Tottenham, etc, underground to Holborn from Hyde Park, etc.
Melissa has been a tremendous help on travel advice to Manchester on Xmas Day, given the limited travel options that day, as we had a Boxing Day match to catch at Old Trafford, and back to London after that.
One small thing - there could have been a proper door stopper for the utility room, and we did not know what to do with the many linen left to dry in the utility room which greeted us when we arrived.
A perfect place to stay with family. Great location, not that you'd know you were in the middle of London - situated down a mews, the apartment could have been a world away from the metropolis.Great facilities, lovely host and everything on your doorstep. Only drawback were the stairs - there are lots of them.
This was the perfect place for our 3-generation group of 6 for a 3-week stay in London. Plenty of space for everyone, laundry on the premises, and even a big utility room for storing suitcases. It was no problem
for us, but the many steps will pose problems if guests have limited mobility. Melissa was fantastic before and during our stay. We're ahoping to come back next year.
My family of 5 had a fantastic holiday in London with this great house as our base. Very close to bus stops and tube stations for our many visits into London; Buckingham Palace, Tower of London, East End food tour, O2 and theatre visits. Accommodation was clean and modern with very comfy beds and kitchen with all mod cons. Top floor living area was great to relax in after a day sightseeing. If staying in London again this would definitely be our first choice.
We thoroughly enjoyed our 5-night stay here. Ticked all the boxes: clean, comfortable, quiet (surprisingly so for central London), all required mod cons plus close to many of the major visitor attractions, e.g. St Paul's, British Museum, Covent Garden, etc. as well as shops, cafes and restaurants. Also close proximity to bus and tube routes so a piece of cake getting round London. Melissa, the owner, was helpful throughout in her comms. Recommend.
Five of us fifty-somethings were in town to watch three days of the World Athletics Championships at the Olympic Park, so we were looking for something quiet-ish not far from the Central Line tube. This fitted the bill perfectly.
Thorough instructions from Melissa on how to get there - a short walk from Farringdon tube. Very well appointed and light apartment with good bedrooms and bathrooms, and the second floor lounge/kitchen/diner was a great place to wind down with a wine or two when we got in at around midnight each night !
We had been forewarned that the dishwasher was playing up, but not an issue for someone who's never used a dishwasher before ! Only small point was that at least one of the bath-towels was still wet from the wash, but these things happen, and there were plenty of dry ones to go round. Thankfully we are all pretty fit, but the two/three flights of concrete steps between the front door and the top floor can take it out of you, especially after a few drinks.
Never done a London rental before so nothing to compare it with but this was exactly what we wanted, and the price seemed very reasonable once we'd split it five ways.
This is a lovely town house for a family holiday in London, super clean, no clutter, wooden floors, new bathrooms, comfortable beds and great location. The kitchen has all you need for proper cooking and everything worked out well with our arrival and departure. The location has great access to buses and tubes nearby and it is close to the city centre. We would definitely book again for our future visits to London. Thank you Melissa, we appreciated your allergy free bedding too.