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Where famous artists of theatre and opera stay, in the heart of Covent Garden



Updated: 08-Dec-2016
1 bedroom + sofa bed, 1 bathroom, sleeps 2

Neal Street is perfectly located for all visitors to London and although we have hosted leading international artists and musicians we treat all guests as special regardless of where they come from!

This apartment was hand picked by Alastair Sawday and appeared in his 'Special Escapes' .

The living room leads up to a unique terrace where you can sit and enjoy a meal and glass of wine with lovely views over London rooftops.

Staying here is as perfect for a great city break as it is for a business trip. We have created a home from home romantic bijoux apartment which is a sanctuary from the hustle and bussel and excitement of the City outside.

Choose between self catering in our compact fully fitted kitchen or dining in one of the many top restaurants on the doorstep. You could not have a better location as you will literally fall out the door into where it is all happening and fall back into and oasis of calm to recuperate before your next adventure.

We take great pride in the fact that designed by the artist owner we have created a stylish, creative environment to nurture you during your stay.

Apart from being the cultural centre of London, Covent Garden has a wide array of lovely shops as well as excellent food shops. The famous Neal's Yard is just around the corner and of course Neal's Yard dairy for wonderful cheese as well as the famous Monmouth Street coffee shop.

Guests return regularly sending friends and family.

We hope you will also be inspired to visit our apartments in the South of France. See www.villefranchevacation.com

Please read our five star reviews!

Hope to see you very soon!

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Please note that this apartment is in a residential building and is not suitable for guests who want to be in London to party. The roof terrace is fine for two or three people to sit and have a drink or a meal but not more than that. I am sorry but we can only rent to guests who have an understanding of this and are happy to be considerate of our neighbors. Thank you kindly, Mattie

My cancellation policy is found on my website www.villefranchevacation.com and this may be different than the HomeAway cancellation policy. Cancellation fees would normally be covered by insurance if caused by illness or other insurable event.

More Details
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

In 2002 I bought an apartment in the South of France where I had to start a rental business to pay for it - it was a very impulsive buy and I sold my house to pay for it.

I am an artist but having found I was quite successful at being a host with my own apartment many local friends asked me to manage their properties. I built up a portfolio in time www.villefranchevacation.com. Then a friend was selling his flat in Covent Garden and I jumped at the chance to buy this gorgeous place........

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Speaks English, French

42 Reviews

based on 42 holidaymaker reviews


An amazing flat in the heart of Covent Garden

  • 5 of 5

An absolutely amazing flat in the heart of Covent Garden with a great roof space. The flat is great like in the pictures, well cleaned and serviced. The apartment is just as described with a lot of amenities like, for example, a washing machine, a well-equipped kitchen and a modern bathroom. The flat is also very carefully decorated. The back bedroom is extremely quiet and the bed is very comfortable! I adore this flat. I've been here for three months and I've been feeling like in heaven.

Many places of interest are at walking distance: the Royal Opera house is just down the road. The National Gallery, the Portrait Gallery and the British Museum are only a short walk away and the Covent Garden Tube is just around the corner.

Mattie is available at all times. She is an extremely lovely, friendly and helpful person. Everything is perfect. Thank you so much. I wish I could live in this flat forever.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 3, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I have been waiting for an up to date review to come in as my apartment has been rented on a longer term basis for the previous year and a half. Hopefully potential guests will see the glowing feed back and want to experience it for themselves. Believe me this flat deserves it and I am looking forward to welcoming future guests, who as well as this lovely guest, will love it as much as we do. It makes me happy! See you very soon! Mattie
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Walk in any direction!

  • 5 of 5

I came to London to do 'Walking Dickens' London' by Lee Jackson.

This apartment was in the perfect location and within walking distance to the start of all the tours.

It was great being so close to Soho with all the restaurants to choose from and the flat is in a great neighborhood.

The flat was very clean and comfortable and I would recommend it to anyone wanting to be in the heart of London.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great comfortable flat in an awesome location

  • 5 of 5

I vist London frequently and prefer to stay in the Covent Garden/West End area. This apartment was perfect. It is extremely well maintained and very comfortable. It is bright and clean. It is in a great location - close to everything you need - museums, restaurants, shopping. The outdoor terrace is such an added plus - to have outdoors space to enjoy. Mattie was attentive and responded very quickly to every question and need. I definitely would book it again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful to have happy guests who love my apartment! Looking forward to welcoming many more in the near future......and to see our regulars return! Mattie
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Fantastic apartment in a great location

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in this apartment to celebrate our wedding anniversary and we cannot praise it highly enough. Clean, light and airy, with lovely furnishings and the benefit of a roof top terrace we really couldn't fault it. Shops and theatres close by with many of London's attractions within walking distance. A very warm welcome from Anthea on arrival and excellent customer service from Mattie. We would thoroughly recommend this apartment and hope to return in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect location centrally located in London.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed for four nights this summer and had a lovely visit. We were cautious that it might be noisy because the street below is so busy, even though other reviewers said it was not. We were pleasantly surprised that even with the windows open, it was a very peaceful stay. The rooftop seating area is a great place to get fresh air away from the crowds and enjoy a beverage. It was a very easy process and Mattie is a host who takes great care that her guests feel at home and are well looked after. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lovely to know that we have more happy guests........ but we always want more! Looking forward to welcoming you soon....... Mattie x
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Lovely location & fantastic flat!

  • 5 of 5

3 of us stayed one week in Mattie's well described and well equipped apartment. The roof space was perfect for restful brunching prior to busy sightseeing days! While it was unusually hot during our July stay, open windows and the fan kept air circulating so we were comfortable. The neighborhood was super convenient with plenty of restaurants, nightlife, the Covent Garden tube stop, and a large M&S grocery only a short walk away.

Mattie & Anthea were responsive and very professional throughout the booking process as well as setting us up for a memorable London experience. Thank you both!

Highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is wonderful to hear that guests have enjoyed their stay in Neal Street. I just love creating a nurturing space to welcome people in with the confidence that it is appreciated.....It just gives me great pleasure and I look forward to welcoming many returning guests and new guests in the future. See you soon! Mattie
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From the Owner

Neal Street is the heart of Covent Garden running north from the famous market itself and within this enclave of interesting restaurants and shops. It is in the heart of culture and boutique shopping and yet once inside a peaceful haven of style and comfort. We have tried to think of everything you might want or need during your stay. We just installed a Nespresso coffee machine......

Activity and Interests

Car: not necessary

Uniquely positioned in the ‘heart’ of Covent Garden and London’s main theatre and entertainment district, Neal St is only 2 minutes walk from Covent Garden market with its famous Victorian architecture and vibrant mix of craft stalls, boutique shops and street entertainment and of course the Royal Opera House. For Jazz fans Ronnie Scott’s Club and the Spice of Life pub are within strolling distance.

Covent Garden Underground Station (Piccadilly line direct from/to Heathrow Airport) is at the end of the road. There are so many restaurants (Carluccio’s, The Ivy to name two), famous theatres and bars close by that we can’t name them all here! In fact, there is so much to see on-foot, within your immediate vicinity, you won’t need to use the Underground at all if you choose not to!

Also within easy walking distance is Piccadilly Circus, the River Thames and its South Bank attractions, Trafalgar Square and 10 Downing Street. For a day trip further afield, Charing Cross Mainline Station.

Other Activities: Theater, restaurants, opera, concerts, historical

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Late Autumn
12 Nov 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
24 Dec 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
New Year
1 Jan 2017 - 6 Jan 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Late Winter
7 Jan 2017 - 24 Feb 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Spring
25 Feb 2017 - 24 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
25 Mar 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Apr 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
30 Sep 2017 - 10 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
11 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
23 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
8 night minimum stay
for 8 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

The cleaning and greeting fee is £95 from 9am to 8pm
If you arrive after 8pm and you have used auto booking you will need to pay an extra £30 in cash to the greeter.
Please not that there is a charge for extra bed linen of £30.
We hold a security deposit which is refunded on check out.
There is a supplementary charge for bookings less than five nights.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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From the Owner

The roof terrace is an extra luxury for a flat in the centre of town..... Walkable to all important tourist attractions including Trafalgar Square, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, The London Eye and the Southbank Centre and the Embankment, The Royal Opera House, Oxford Street, Piccadilly Circus, Soho and lots more.

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Television


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • city centre
  • town


  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Floor Area

  • 45 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • A lovely walk in shower.......


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • We have a special made to measure tempura mattress that all our guests rave about!


  • Terrace ...
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Outside table and seating area with outside lights. Stairs up from the sitting room on to the roof.

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