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Huge Historic Townhouse in the Heart of London within 20 Min Walk To Westminster

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Space 427 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Stunning Historic 6/7 bedroom London Townhouse Built 1740 in city centre. 2 Min Walk To Imperial War Museum.

INSIDE: It boasts 5 reception rooms with 8 sets of french doors opening on to the mature garden. 6/7 bedrooms with great beds and loads of light, including an amazing vaulted ceilinged master bedroom featuring two sofas and and 12ft high canopy super king bed along with a luxurious marble en suite with a polished roll top bath. It has a bespoke chef's kitchen (150cm double oven with 8 hobs) with cooking area and 3 sofa lounge area looking over the garden, plus an additional separate second kitchen / utility. It is one of the biggest and oldest (reputed to have the oldest door chain in Kennington) private houses in Kennington with some beautiful original features and a layout where you can all group together or have your own space depending on our your needs. Ideal for a large family group, friends travelling together or people who love space. FACILITIES: The house has a house wide audio system so you can pipe music round the house or not, also you can stream worldwide radio and music, as well as having a partners desk in the study, super fast wifi network and numerous TVs. OUTSIDE: We are set back off the road with a front garden with mature trees and are also are lucky enough to have a huge secret triangular garden at the rear of the house (74ft x 150ft) with mature trees, rambling climbers and a croquet lawn, not to mention outdoor furniture and a wisteria clad archway. You can even hear Big Ben chime in the garden whilst the house itself shields street noise. THE AREA: We love the area too - The neighbourhood is one of London's best kept secrets and they regularly shoot films on Georgian square behind us. Too central to be a suburb it is a real authentic old part of central London littered with history, and where so much of it got destroyed in WWII - our house luckily survived. Kennington is in a bubble of land on the south side of the River Thames so in 5-20mins on foot you can get to so many places. We are are just 15 mins walk to Westminster, Tate Britain, and 25 mins walk National Galleries, Covent Garden, South Bank, and Theatreland - plus there's the West End with cafes, bars, clubs and restaurants accessible by foot or taxi. We are even right next to (1min walk) to the Imperial War Museum and park. The bus network virtually goes everywhere form the Imperial war Museum and Lambeth North Tube or Waterloo are the nearest underground stations.


Owner
Damian
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Calendar last updated:
17 August, 2017

About Damian

We love Historic buildings and love London. Our fundamental belief is a house should be a home for whoever is enjoying it. Having just finished restoring this amazing house we have hopefully made it like a home from home for friends, family and guests who rent the house. It is furnished to be lived in (comfy sofas and beds) with modern luxury (house sound system, TVs, networked WiFi etc) but also has some amazing period charm (restored architectural details) and decent but robust and useable furniture.

Damian purchased this house in 2010

Why Damian chose London

THE HOUSE: It is a unique historic town house - stunning to look at, huge inside, and in a brilliant location for enjoying London - it was love at first sight - we were the first people to buy it since it was originally built by the original owners in 1740.

THE LOCATION: Kennington is true historic part of Central London and it's architectural pedigree whilst also being a modern part of London living community, with loads of restaurants and bars (recommend playing boule on Cleaver Square on a Wednesday). Best of both and central!

What makes this house unique

Outside - You can walk to so many great museums restaurants, the river, or theatres... or just sit int eh garden playing croquet listening to Big Ben chime.

Inside - The house is genuinely both being gorgeous to look and so comfortable to live in. Space to be together but also space to take time out from each other.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"An amazing one of a kind house - pretty as a dolls house and big enough for a whole family to spread out in! Would recommend it in a second and can't wait to come back. You won't believe how central you are (we saved a fortune on taxis)." Keya J.

"So, so central. So so, comfortable. Thank you so so much! We walked everywhere and when we got back in everyday had oodles of space to chillax in." Susan S.

"Beautiful decor and a real home from home. We felt so special knowing the prettiest house on the street was all ours! A real hidden gem." James J.
Jan 2015
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Lambeth, United Kingdom

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 427 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • City Centre
  • Town
General:
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
    Toilet 1 - toilet
    Shower room 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 (end suite to Bed 1) has walk in shower, polished steel roll top bath, double vanity. Bathroom 2 (family bathroom) with shower over huge bath. Bathroom 3 (en suite to Bed 5) is shower room. Bathroom 4: Separate guest toilet.
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 7 / Sitting Room - 1 sofa bed/futon , Double sofa bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 large double bed , Can also be a slim twin instead of a king bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Huge bedroom with vaulted ceiling, tv, sofas and chandelier
    Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 6ft wide suppressing bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 2 single bed , Either 6ft wide suppressing or can be a twin
    Bedroom 5 - 1 large double bed , 2 single bed , Can either be a slim twin or 5ft king bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 large double bed , king size 5ft wide bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 14 (6/7 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom1: Huge master bedroom with super king canopy bed and sofas. Bedroom 2: King bed looking over garden. Bedroom 3: Super-king bed. Bedroom 4: Twin or super king. Bedroom 5: King or slim twin. Bedroom 6: King size bed which can be slip to be a slim twin. Bedroom 7 / Sitting Room: If you don;t need 5 reception rooms then the sitting room has a sofa bed so the house can be used as a 7 bedroom house, sharing the shower room with bedroom 5. Children: We have one UK baby cot available. We do not have any z beds or USA style cots for adults.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • ice skating
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: The house was built in 1740 and extended but he Victorians in 1860 and recently refurbished in 2014/15 - as such the house has lots of stairs. It is also in very central London (you can hear big ben in the garden), so. like a brownstone in New York, you can hear the hubbub of the city typical of any property not in the suburbs. Outside: Front garden: Sets the house back of the road and also has planting to screen the road to create privacy. Rear Garden: If one of the biggest in Kennington in triangular shape 74ft x 150ft garden with lawn, flower beds and patios with garden furniture and faces South East. There is also the Imperial War Museum park next door and The archbishop of Canterbury's Park 5 mins away both with play areas, tennis courts and outdoor gym kits. Utility Room: Kitchen 2 / Utility room: washing machine, dryer, oven, hob, microwave & table, ironing board, iron, air drying space - own separate entrance. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Fluffy white towels, crisp white bedding included. Maid service can be arranged at additional cost. Other: 2 stairwells. Side entrance. House is over 4 floors and totals 4600sq of living space.

Reviews

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Gorgeous home!

  • 5 of 5

We had the best welcoming. Lady C was fabulous!! We loved the property. Every room was gorgeous. This home accomdates a large group easily and the location is priceless.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely fabulous accommodation easy access to everything lovely gardens very comfortable furnitur

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful experience

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Historical House and Location

  • 5 of 5

We loved the outdoors garden and sitting area. Lots of room and amenities for the entire family. We had 14 of us and the house and hospitality exceeded our expectations!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful, tranquil, spacious, gracious house

  • 5 of 5

My family shared the house to meet for my 70th birthday. The house gave us all we hoped for. It really is as beautiful, well-appointed and conveniently-located as the website says.

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amazing gorgeous home

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful just as described and promised. Fantastic location. Huge amount of space. We were a family of 12 and it was perfect for us. Thank you

  • Review Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
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Fantastic historic london home

  • 5 of 5

Super location great space spotless and luxurious.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
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Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

Ideally located for Museums and Cultural trips to London and people and families who love the theatre, London history but also want a combination of historic architecture of special interest and large living space to enjoy.

Coast/Beach:

London's busy all the time so if you fancy escaping for a day trip it is about 50-90 min depending on your destination train journey to the South Coast - best places we think are Brighton, or South End on Sea.

Travel:

Heathrow (30mins from Paddington station), Gatwick (30min from Victoria station). Great Public transport just outside the house by underground/metro, bus, taxis. 5-20 min taxi ride gets you almost anywhere in central London from Harrods to Borough Market, V&A museum, Tate Museums, West End, Theatreland, Soho and Covent Garden. Amazing location. Also just 15min walk to Waterloo station for speed trains to the south coast. Car not needed. Nearest Underground station is Lambeth North 5mins walk

Distances:

These are all by foot! (Taxis/buses even faster): Imperial War Museum (2min walk). The Thames River bank (10min walk). Parliament / Westminster / Imax / Old Vic Theatre / South bank / Tate Britain (15min walk). Covent Garden / Theatreland / Borough Market (25mins walk).

Further Details:

We love the area - The neighbourhood is one of London's best kept secrets and they regularly shoot films on Georgian square behind us (Women in Black II was the latest). Too central to be a suburb it is a real authentic old part of central London littered with history, and where so much of it got destroyed in WWII - our house luckily survived. Kennington is in a bubble of land on the south side of the River Thames.

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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit A$1,623.46

Booking Notes:
Refundable security deposit: £1000 due at least 7 days prior to check in.

Changeover Day:
Flexible changeover day. Typical check in 4pm / check out 11am.

Notes on prices:
Minimum 3 night rental. Early or late check out available by special arrangement. Listed prices subject to change and long stay discounts available.

The owners booking from must be read, understood and signed at the time of booking. Pets are allowed only by explicit prior written permission at the time of booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made

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