Winter Warmers: Five of Our Cosiest Homes
For many of us, the start of a new year means one thing: planning our next vacation! Fortunately, UnderTheDoormat has an abode to suit any occasion waiting for you in London – from chic studios to stylish penthouses – all of which will ensure a real home-away-from-home vibe. Here are five of our cosiest homestays!
Classic Battersea Park Home next to the Thames
This beautiful home embodies traditional English qualities within a convenient city location – perfect for a city break with friends! Four people can comfortably stay in this two-bedroom apartment, which is situated on the second floor of a well-maintained mansion block and has a charming balcony that overlooks Battersea Park.
Close to the River Thames, the apartment is in a great location for exploring the local area and beyond. A short bus ride will take you to Clapham Junction station, where there are plenty of trains to Central London; or, alternatively, you can hop on the bus across the river to trendy Chelsea or Sloane Square. However, there many shops, restaurants, cafes and pubs nearby, so there’s no need to venture far if you don’t want to!
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Exclusive Fulham Home by Putney Bridge
A sophisticated, recently-refurbished home in a classic Victorian mansion block, this apartment is in a central yet quiet part of Fulham. With plenty of storage space in the master bedroom and a comfortable living space, the home would be ideally suited to a couple – particularly if they enjoy stunning art or inventive cuisine! The characterful living room is full of exquisite oil paintings and sculptures, whilst the sunny kitchen is equipped with everything needed to cook up a storm.
Leafy Fulham is home to many parks and local attractions, as well as offering great transport links to Central London. Take a stroll along the riverside path in Bishops Park or explore famous Fulham Palace, the historic residence of the Bishop of London since 704. Within the grounds, you can explore the beautiful walled garden and museum or enjoy a delicious bite at the café.
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Stylish Mayfair Penthouse next to Hyde Park
For a spectacular city stay, look no further than our Mayfair penthouse. Split over two floors, this stunning home boast views of North Audley Street and, beyond it, Hyde Park. You will feel you are in the heart of London before you step outside the front door!
With two deluxe bedrooms (which can be converted into twins), as well as a living room sofa that can be converted into a double bed, this would be a great homestay for two couples with children, a family, or a group of friends. For such a central location, the penthouse is surprisingly spacious, with a dining table for six and an outdoor terrace that is perfect for al fresco entertaining. Please note, however, that there are three flights of stairs from the ground floor to the penthouse, meaning that it might not be suitable for young children or pushchairs.
The location could not be more convenient: the Royal Parks are in close proximity, as are the delightful shops, restaurants and attractions of Bond Street, Mayfair, and Covent Garden.
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Elegant Kings Cross Studio near Regent’s Park
Looking for a comfortable, cosy stay in a prime location? Our Kings Cross studio would be ideal. Situated in a vibrant, well-connected area of London (overlooking Regent’s Square), this spacious studio has bags of character and charm. The studio consists of an airy main room that incorporates a seating area, a king-size bed and a well-equipped kitchen, as well as a huge, beautifully-furnished bathroom (which also contains a big wardrobe for guests to use).
The studio is the perfect place to return to after a busy day in London. The immediate area is full of fantastic cafes, restaurants, bars, and shops; also within easy walking distance are cinemas, the British Museum and various West End theatres. Or, if you’d like to venture further afield, Russell Square and King’s Cross stations are a few minutes’ walk, providing easy access to transport across London.
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Vintage Twickenham Home by the River Thames
A welcoming family home with a beautiful garden and off-street parking (a rare bonus close to London!), set in a peaceful residential area near the River Thames. With four double bedrooms, two bathrooms (and two additional WCs), and a living room, dining room, conservatory-style kitchen and separate study area, this charming, sunny abode would be ideal for larger groups or families.
Twickenham is just a short train ride from Central London, but with so many attractions on your doorstep, you may not wish to leave! History buffs will find much to explore, with Hampton Court Palace, Strawberry Hill House, Marble Hill House, Orleans House and Kew Gardens all nearby, as well as some of London’s finest Royal Parks and Gardens. In addition, there are a great selection of traditional pubs, cafes and restaurants close to the house. Whether you wish to entertain or relax at home - lounging in the stunning garden or curling up by the fire, perhaps - or have planned a busy trip uncovering the delights of Twickenham or London, this home will provide the perfect base.
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