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Fabulous 2 bedroom flat in Central London, close to major tubes. Very peaceful.

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Overview

About the property

Interior designed 2 double bedroom raised ground floor flat. Close to tubes.

This is a very bright and airy 2 bedroom flat. On the raised ground floor of an imposing terraced house, the flat has high ceilings and large windows. It offers 2 double bedrooms (one with queen sized bed and the other a small double) and a modern shower room. It has an extremely well equipped open plan kitchen/living room, which has an everyday use comfortable sofa bed for an extra short term guest. It is beautifully presented and very well located. Clean and quiet. I think It is really suitable for 2 to 4 people, as both the beds and the sofa bed are doubles, NOT twins, so the beds do need to be shared.(there is no charge if the 4th person prefers to use the sofa bed). The flat is a wonderful comfortable modern apartment for this number, but at 4+, it is a bit tight for space, so I would say only suitable for very short stays for larger groups.

It is conveniently situated within easy walking distance of various tube lines,(Piccadilly, metropolitan, circle, hammersmith and city) and is within striking distance of the M4 and Heathrow airport. On my personal site www.stayatthegrove.com you will find links to a cab company which does airport pick up and drop off (£36 for collection, £26 for drop off), and for those driving, a link to car parking.

There is a lovely village feel to the avenue,sitting in the Brackenbury Village area of London, with a small selection of quality restaurants a short walk down the road, as well as a Deli, and local convenience stores for groceries. The Grove Bar and Restaurant offers a 15% discount off its A La Carte menu to guests of the apartment.(vouchers in the Welcome Folder.)

The Hammersmith Apollo, the Westfield shopping center and the Shepherds Bush Empire are all close by, as well as The Vue cinema.

There is a £50 surcharge for use of the sofa bed for parties of more than 4 people.

If the apartment is empty we are happy to negotiate discounts for last minute bookings, and discounts for one couple.

There is also a £60 end of stay cleaning charge, to be included in balance of payment.

£200 damages deposit payable which can be a Euro or Sterling cheque.

I am able to accept payment by card or bank transfer.

We ask 25% of total rental fee to secure dates, with the balance payable 4 weeks before arrival.

More Details

Owner
Darian Day
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
11 December, 2017

About Darian Day

I am mother to two grown up daughters. I grew up in London, but have lived in the Berkshire Downs for the last 20 years or so, bringing up family. I two beautiful rental houses in the South of France and a flat in Portugal....I am building up a little site of privately owned special places to stay throughout Europe. Visit my site, shortstaysat,com

Darian Day purchased this apartment in 2012

Why Darian Day chose Hammersmith

Having seen my girls through school and on their way into the big wide world, I decided I would really like a little bolt hole in London. I have lived in Chelsea, Chiswick, and Holland Park at different stages of my life, but have unreservably absolutely fallen in love with Hammersmith Grove. It is SO accessible, close to multiple transport links, the bedrooms so peaceful,yet it is so central and I have made friends with local restaurants etc in no time because of the village like atmosphere. Not being able to afford the luxury of a flat just for us, I decided to let it out on a short term basis, so my family and I get to stay in it ourselves when it is empty, but in the meantime the rentals mean it pays for itself !

What makes this apartment unique

The huge windows let in so much light, the flat is bright and airy. It is not a 'home', it is a sexy little London 'pad'.....it always feels like being on holiday in the City, an escape, a treat!

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Hammersmith in London

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • city centre
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • PLEASE NOTE This flat sleeps 4/6 people, with 2 double bedrooms,both with wardrobes however one is quite tight!...and a proper sofa bed with an upgraded mattress suitable for every night use, however, we do charge extra if this is going to be used, and it is only on offer for short stays. Prices are based on 4 people staying using the 2 double bedrooms, any extra guests are charged at £50 per person and groups of as many as 6 are at owners discretion.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Suitability:
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Notes:
I do provide 2 pay as you go mobile phones. The have sim cards in them which are free to use to talk to one another, and extremely inexpensive to call abroad....eg Australian land line 4 p per minute. I am happy for my tenants to take advantage of these phones, and ask only that they are left topped up for our next overseas visitors.

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Fabulous 2 bedroom flat in Central London, close to major tubes. Very peaceful.
average rating of 4.7894735 based on 57 reviews
USA/St.Paul, Minnesota
5

First Impressions Make Lasting Impressions

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I visited London for the first time from Nov 6th to the 11th and we are so grateful to have come across Darian's flat. She is wonderful to work with, intuitive, and quick to respond to emails and calls. I had a lot of questions prior to the trip and she sensed my nervousness. So, she had Karen (who is also the sweetest) greet us at the flat on the day we arrived. Karen gave us a lot of good and practical tips (i.e. Where the grocery stores are located, access to the underground, info for back up keys in case we locked ourselves out, etc). We were able to pick up snacks that very night to help us with our jet-lag late-night snacking. The apartment is so cute and clean! We loved the windows and natural light. Also, the shower head is amazing and super nice after a long day of sight seeing and walking. What's also great is the flat is on a quiet residential street that is close to two different major stations to the underground. We loved the underground and used it to go every where! Around us were also some very nice restaurants like, The Brackenbury. We ate there twice and highly recommend it. The only thing I would suggest is more bath towels. We only had two and were there for a week. Also, be aware of the noise from the neighbors upstairs. It was easy to hear them in the morning getting ready for their day. They were kind of our alarm clock. Their music was also audible at times. However, downstairs neighbor was really nice. He helped us with the recycling system. Overall, we would definitely stay there again the next time we're in London! Thanks for everything, Darian and Karen.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Amanda hi, firstly thank you for the nice and thorough review! It is much appreciated.... but I wish you'd flagged up the towels while you were there... we have hundreds stored and would happily have popped a few more in for you! Generally we have an issue with too many being left out, so I guess just being the 2 of you the extras weren't left out in the second bedroom... anyway apologies for that, but I am delighted your trip went well and you enjoyed all that Hammersmith Grove has to offer! It is my favourite bit of London and I've lived all over! Many thanks, Darian.
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Walnut Creek, CA
5

This was a very comfortable flat and was very convenient to the Tube, only about 10 minutes away.

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was very comfortable and had everything we needed! Darian was a great hostess and was very responsive throughout the entire process. We loved the location and the proximity to the London Underground system—it was VERY easy to get anywhere we wanted to go (and this was our first trip to London!). There are great restaurants and coffee shops just a couple blocks away and along the walk to the Underground which was very convenient. The apartment was very clean and had plenty of room. We would definitely stay here again!!!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Janice hello, and thank you very much for your nice review... I absolutely love my little bit of London and it is so nice to share it with other people who enjoy and appreciate it ! I hope we can welcome you to Hammersmith Grove again one day. Best Darian.
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5

Had a great vacation in your flat

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay in your flat exploring London. The cozy, well equipped and clean apartment fit our family of two adults, a 16 year old and two 14 year olds comfortably. Transportation and shopping are close by. We loved The Grove and Kerbisher and Malt restaurants. We will come back next time we are in London.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Klaus... thank you for your review, and I am glad you liked Kerbisher and Malt... it has been said to be the best fish and chips in London! I very much hope you come back another time, and am happy you and your family enjoyed my flat! Best Darian.
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5

Just right.

  • 5 of 5

Could not have asked for more. Wonderful longer stay. Great location. Ease of access to Tube stations. Quick ride from Heathrow and central London sites. Flat is room enough for the 2 adults and 2 teens. Unit nicely appointed an most comfortable after walking the town all day. Nice view of the garden. Darian and Karen most welcoming and accommodating. Nice residential setting with historical townhomes on mature tree lined street. No car necessary.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Scott, I am so happy you and your family enjoyed your time in London and more importantly that you found my flat welcoming and wonderful! It means a lot to me that my guests are happy, and of course to read nice reviews, so thank you!
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4

Great location, comfortable for 4 of us

  • 4 of 5

This flat was great for our visit to London. One of us had to use the sofa bed but all four of us were comfortable. Close to tube to have access anywhere you would want to go in London. We stayed here for a week and were very comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: 18-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Hammersmith Grove, and I hope we can welcome you to London again one day! Best Darian.
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5

Perfect spot for whirlwind holiday trip

  • 5 of 5

Three of us -- two grandparents and a tolerant 14-year-old granddaughter -- found this flat ideal for a post-Christmas week in London. The flat itself is not large, but there was plenty of space for what we needed and the two bedrooms provided privacy. It was clean, had everything you want for a short visit and was well-suited for preparing the occasional meal, though we never did. We also never figured out how to work the television, and while Darian said she'd be happy to walk us technological morons through the simple process, we ended up doing so many other things that we never had occasion to want to turn it on again. (If Downton Abbey were still on, that would have been a different story.) In any case, the flat is about a five-minute walk from a "local" (read: smaller) Sainsbury's supermarket, which is right across from the underground Goldhawk stop. It's about a 12-minute walk in the other direction to the downtown Hammersmith area, where there is a slew of restaurants, a Marks and Spencer, a larger Sainsbury's, a mall and, well, you get the idea. That's also the site of the Hammersmith underground stop -- meaning it's a little further away than Goldhawk, but it's also a direct connection via either the Piccadilly or District lines to the center of London (tourist sites, theater district, etc.) So the slightly longer walk means a shorter underground ride in most cases. One of the really nice things about the flat's location is that it's less than five minutes from two different Bertotti's shops (one in each direction along Hammersmith Grove), where you can get wonderful and reasonably priced coffees, breakfast items, gelato and other treats that seem entirely reasonable when you're on vacation. If you're heading into town, or heading home in the afternoon, it's a stop worth making -- though naturally you're also never more than a few paces away from a Starbucks, like the one in the Hammersmith station. We would definitely return. No, not to Starbucks., To the flat. And Bertotti's.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Apologies for the very late response to your review! nearly a year on! But I wanted to thank you for writing such a detailed account of your stay, I am sure it will be useful to future guests, you covered a lot of bases there! Many thanks, and happy Christmas to you and your granddaughter this year!
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Location

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Heathrow
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Several
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
5 minute walk Hammersmith tube station
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
100 mtrs
Car: not necessary

Fabulous 2 bedroom apartment in Central London. Situated on a tree lined avenue with a selection of eateries just a minute away, this is a perfect London getaway. The flat is wonderfully located for various tube lines, with Goldhawk road and Hammersmith just a short walk away, and it has easy access to M4 motorway, Heathrow and the West.

Located on the raised ground floor of an imposing terraced house, it offers 2 double bedrooms, a well designed shower room and a kitchen living room.

It sleeps 4 comfortably, and has a everyday use sofa bed in the sitting room for short stays.

The Hammersmith Apollo, The Lyric Theatre and the Shepherds Bush Empire are a walk away. And Earls Court and Olympia, and Westfield shopping Mall, a short journey.

The Grove restaurant is offering a 15% discount off their A La Carte menu for guests of the apartment and the Italian Gelato cafe has a loyalty card.

There is a beauty salon which offers facials and massage, details can be found in the folder in the apartment.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Hammersmith, England

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
low 2017
4 Jan 2018 - 28 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£433
for 3 nights
£890
 
 
mid
1 Mar 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£510
for 3 nights
From
£140
£940
 
 
high
1 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£540
for 3 nights
From
£150
£990
 
 
high/peak
26 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£540
for 3 nights
From
£150
£1,040
 
 
peak
1 Jul 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£540
for 3 nights
From
£150
£1,040
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£495
for 3 nights
From
£135
£965
£2,390
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £200
Admin fee £30
Cleaning fee £60

IMPORTANT PLEASE APPLY TO OWNER FOR CURRENT RATES. The homeaway system does not allow for any flexibility on weekly and minimum rate quotes. These vary significantly during the year and the weekly rate is discounted from the nightly rate.

Whilst we are prepared to negotiate depending on the time of year and the length of stay, the apartment is priced for 4 people using the 2 double beds. There is a surcharge of £50 per person over that.

If the apartment is empty we are happy to negotiate discounts for last minute bookings for up to 4 people.

There is also a £60 end of stay cleaning charge, to be included in balance

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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