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The quiet Double Room (at the back of the building)The children's Mousehole Mezzanine room with cosy box bed
Cosy dbl room, large roof terrace
Cosy dbl room, large roof terrace
5 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
1 private bath
5 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
1 private bath
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A cosy double room + a separate cool kids mezzanine room located in a charming cobbled square with cafés + restaurants on the river just 8 min walk from fashionable Kings Road, Chelsea.
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A cosy double room + a separate cool kids mezzanine room located in a charming cobbled square with cafés + restaurants on the river just 8 min walk from fashionable Kings Road, Chelsea.

The space

THE AREA… a traditional Georgian London building (built 1760) located in a charming cobbled square next to the river + opposite Chelsea Harbour, 8 mins walk from the fashionable shopping of The King's Rd, Chelsea. The characterful square is full of life: 4 boutique restaurants + cafés, cocktail bar, jazz club, local food store + a traditional English pub. Don't want to cook? Gordon Ramsay's acclaimed new restaurant, London House, is just meters from the apartment door! If you want complete privacy during your stay the 'Entire Place' is available via another listing ('Cool apartment, large roof terrace' found on my Profile) THE APARTMENT... had not been decorated since 1969 - I redesigned, stripped + rebuilt the space myself (introducing a double height sitting room, a 'minstral's gallery' mezzanine bedroom above it, oak floors throughout, new kitchen, concealed large TV, new bath + shower room, central heating, plantation blinds + large roof terrace). My building site was my bedroom + the project a labour of love! 1st BEDROOM... The 'DOUBLE ROOM' is cosy + quiet (located at the building's rear) with a small river view. An antique French farmhouse double bed (220cm wide), oak floor, hanging wardrobes, reading lamps, cupboard storage, wifi, power, clean towels, extra blankets. Decor, mattress + all new linen (cotton linen, allergy free pillows, orthopaedic mattress). Additional inflatable single bed available for small children. 2nd BEDROOM... The 'MOUSEHOLE MEZZANINE' bedroom is separate + available by request, starting from £35 if booked with the 'Double Room'. Kids love the low ceiling space: up a ladder + through a hatch, the room has a window overlooking the roof garden, a traditional box bed (small double 210cm wide, orthopaedic mattress, 100% cotton linen), reading lights, cupboard storage, wifi, power, clean towels, extra blankets + a very low ceiling! The room is a 'Minstrels' Gallery' (see photos) + the double bed can't be seen from the sitting room below. Two additional inflatable single beds available. GARDEN ROOF TERRACE… A sheltered + private space with a lawn, olive trees, vines + herbs. A bistro style table with cafe chairs allows guests to enjoy a coffee outside. Accessed via a five step ladder. BATH + SHOWER ROOM... The bathroom has shampoo, conditioner, clean towels + a hairdryer. BREAKFAST… Breakfast is included: fresh coffee, choice of teas, orange juice, cereal + muesli selection, a home baked loaf, toast with marmalades, jam and honey, Greek yoghurt with a selection of fresh fruits.
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THE AREA…
a traditional Georgian London building (built 1760) located in a charming cobbled square next to the river + opposite Chelsea Harbour, 8 mins walk from the fashionable shopping of The King's Rd, Chelsea. The characterful square is full of life: 4 boutique restaurants + cafés, cocktail bar, jazz club, local food store + a traditional English pub. Don't want to cook? Gordon Ramsay's acclaimed new restaurant, London House, is just meters from the apartment door!

If you want complete privacy during your stay the 'Entire Place' is available via another listing ('Cool apartment, large roof terrace' found on my Profile)

THE APARTMENT...
had not been decorated since 1969 - I redesigned, stripped + rebuilt the space myself (introducing a double height sitting room, a 'minstral's gallery' mezzanine bedroom above it, oak floors throughout, new kitchen, concealed large TV, new bath + shower room, central heating, plantation blinds + large roof terrace). My building site was my bedroom + the project a labour of love!

1st BEDROOM...
The 'DOUBLE ROOM' is cosy + quiet (located at the building's rear) with a small river view. An antique French farmhouse double bed (220cm wide), oak floor, hanging wardrobes, reading lamps, cupboard storage, wifi, power, clean towels, extra blankets. Decor, mattress + all new linen (cotton linen, allergy free pillows, orthopaedic mattress). Additional inflatable single bed available for small children.

2nd BEDROOM...
The 'MOUSEHOLE MEZZANINE' bedroom is separate + available by request, starting from £35 if booked with the 'Double Room'. Kids love the low ceiling space: up a ladder + through a hatch, the room has a window overlooking the roof garden, a traditional box bed (small double 210cm wide, orthopaedic mattress, 100% cotton linen), reading lights, cupboard storage, wifi, power, clean towels, extra blankets + a very low ceiling! The room is a 'Minstrels' Gallery' (see photos) + the double bed can't be seen from the sitting room below. Two additional inflatable single beds available.

GARDEN ROOF TERRACE…
A sheltered + private space with a lawn, olive trees, vines + herbs. A bistro style table with cafe chairs allows guests to enjoy a coffee outside. Accessed via a five step ladder.

BATH + SHOWER ROOM...
The bathroom has shampoo, conditioner, clean towels + a hairdryer.

BREAKFAST…
Breakfast is included: fresh coffee, choice of teas, orange juice, cereal + muesli selection, a home baked loaf, toast with marmalades, jam and honey, Greek yoghurt with a selection of fresh fruits.

Guest access

'Mousehole Mezzanine' room / 'Double Room' (depending on which rooms are booked), kitchen (washer dryer, oven cooker with hob and grill, fridge, toaster, kettle, iron, ironing board), bath + shower room (towels, shampoo, conditioner, guest soaps, hairdryer), sitting room (library, extensive DVD collection – many children's movies, international power adaptors, wifi) + roof garden (table with outdoor seating). NB. There is no access to the freezer.
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'Mousehole Mezzanine' room / 'Double Room' (depending on which rooms are booked), kitchen (washer dryer, oven cooker with hob and grill, fridge, toaster, kettle, iron, ironing board), bath + shower room (towels, shampoo, conditioner, guest soaps, hairdryer), sitting room (library, extensive DVD collection – many children's movies, international power adaptors, wifi) + roof garden (table with outdoor seating). NB. There is no access to the freezer.

Interaction with guests

I'm normally available for questions. Ask me – I've lived London 30 years
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I'm normally available for questions. Ask me – I've lived London 30 years

Other things to note

Checkin is at 5pm. However, sometimes (+ with notice) it is possible for guests to arrive early to drop bags. Either I or my cleaner can leave work for an hour to meet you, let you in, give you keys and take your bags. The rooms will not be ready + you will not have access to them. We charge £15 for travel + time (cheapest single London Underground journey being £4.60). 99% of the time I will be at the apartment during your stay to prepare your breakfast + answer questions regarding travel + tourist destinations. However, if I am away during your stay, you can enjoy the 'Private Room' arrangement for the price of an 'Entire Place' + prepare your own breakfast (foods provided).
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Checkin is at 5pm. However, sometimes (+ with notice) it is possible for guests to arrive early to drop bags. Either I or my cleaner can leave work for an hour to meet you, let you in, give you keys and take your bags. The rooms will not be ready + you will not have access to them. We charge £15 for travel + time (cheapest single London Underground journey being £4.60).

99% of the time I will be at the apartment during your stay to prepare your breakfast + answer questions regarding travel + tourist destinations. However, if I am away during your stay, you can enjoy the 'Private Room' arrangement for the price of an 'Entire Place' + prepare your own breakfast (foods provided).


Amenities
Internet
Family/kid friendly
Kitchen
Wireless Internet

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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed, 1 air mattress
Bedroom 2
1 double bed, 2 air mattresses

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 5PM
Check out by 10AM
Security deposit is $294

1. RULES: No pets, no guests, no shoes, no food or drink in bedrooms, no smoking in apartment (roof garden is smoker's paradise, please use ashtray)
2. CLEANING: Bathroom is cleaned thoroughly for your arrival (taps with a toothbrush) however, this is a house-share not a hotel and there is no cleaning service during your stay – please clean shower, basin + sink holes after use
3. NOISE: Quiet time 10pm–9am (includes jet lag guests walking with shoes at night). Please be considerate of your neighbours below
4. SECURITY: Never leave apartment without locking bedroom windows, I may access rooms to check windows before I go out
5. DINING: please use placemats – the table is older than us all. Breakfast: Please clean up + wash up after breakfast – this is a house-share, not a hotel, as I'm sure you understand. Drying dishes: lie a drying up cloth on oak sideboard so water causes no damage, no coffee granules down sink
6. GENERAL: I ask you to treat the property with respect as your own. You'll find a clean + tidy room on arrival, please consider this when you leave


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66 Reviews

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Mary User Profile
August 2015
James was a very good host during our stay in London, he gave us great ideas for places to eat and things to see. The flat is in a fantastic location and a great place to spend time down in battersea square, as well as being very accessible to transit. Only 15 minutes on a bus to central London. Our stay was the best we have had so far with Airbnb and highly recommend
James User Profile
Response from James:
I'm glad to hear that your family's stay here was the best AirBnB so far!
August 2015

Denise User Profile
October 2017
Feel like a local in this charming apartment! Walkable to many bars and restaurants. Great neighborhood. Easy to get everywhere via bus. James was great in answering questions since it was our first time in London. He is a very pleasant man and takes very well care of his place.
James User Profile
Response from James:
Denise thank you! It was a pleasure to host your family who are charming. Thank you for being good guests and you are always welcome back. Best of luck in Chicago!
October 2017

Thomas User Profile
September 2017
James is an excellent host and his place and the room are both beautifully done. He made me feel very welcome . Great location. Would definitely recommend to others and hope to stay again myself.
James User Profile
Response from James:
Thank you Thomas, I am glad it worked out so well for you work wise and you are always welcome to stay again. I most enjoyed our many conversations!
September 2017

Mischa User Profile
September 2017
James was very welcoming and helpful. His place was perfect for us as a one week base in London and it was a pleasure to have conversations with him.
James User Profile
Response from James:
I'm glad your trip was a success Mischa, I enjoyed our many conversations also!
September 2017

Lino User Profile
August 2017
Great host, great place and lovely apartment. Thanks James!
James User Profile
Response from James:
My pleasure Lino. What a charming family you have — best of luck to you all!
August 2017

Alessandra User Profile
August 2017
Very nice flat in a lovely area of London. James was very helpful and was nice talking to him. Cute little terrace and mezzanine for the kids.
James User Profile
Response from James:
Thank you Alessandra, come again. A big Hi 5 to Nicolo!
August 2017

Daphny User Profile
June 2017
I really like the layout and design of the apartment ! Hopefully we got chance to visit here again!
James User Profile
Response from James:
And you will always be welcome Daphny
June 2017

London, United KingdomJoined in May 2013
James User Profile

I have lived in many areas of London for 20 years and Battersea Square is the first and only with a local community and village atmosphere. So, it's a great place to experience living like a local Londoner.

I love meeting new people, especially from abroad, and hearing about their experiences and adventures. However if you want privacy, you've got it. Also if you want help with travel or tips on things to do, I'm your man and I would hope to make your stay as comfortable as possible.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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