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21
Jun
Very special late booking offer
by Harley

Very special late booking offer

We’re offering a Fortnum and Mason hamper of your choice up to the value of £100 for all bookings made between Monday 24 June and Monday 29 July, for arrival before Monday 16 September.

Based in Piccadilly, Fortnum and Mason are London’s pre-eminent purveyors of luxury food and wine, their food halls are always worth a visit. The wicker hamper will be yours to keep, be admired back home and remain as a reminder of your stay in London, but you may need to carefully plan your carry-on luggage!

To claim your Fortnum and Mason hamper just let us know your choice and we’ll bring it to your rental when you check in.

These properties are of particular interest – click the links to see their details and availability.

CHTR: London bed and breakfast with a difference – original and unique in London there’s only one Coach House! Sleeps 5, 2 bed, 2 bath, from £125/night. Normally operated as a B&B but available on a self catering basis 16-30 Aug.

ETW: Fantastic value, modern 7/8th floor flat with private balcony and view of Battersea Park. Sleeps 4, 2 bed 1 bath from £125/night.

BSH: Classic “English style” flat close to the river in Fulham. Sleeps 4, 2 bed 1 bath from £135/night.

NVL: Practical Chelsea family apartment just off the King’s Road. Sleeps 4, 2 bed, 2 bath from £175/night.

LSS4: Spacious quality apartment in prime Chelsea location. Sleeps 2/3, 1 bed 1 bath from £185/night.

HAR: Comfortable convenient apartment in the heart of South Kensington. Sleeps 4, 2 bed, 2 bath from £205/night.

SGW: Modern 9th floor, riverside apartment with great views over the Thames, Palace of Westminster (House of Commons and House of Lords) and the London Eye. Sleeps 4. 2 bed, 2 bath from £240/night.

KHS: Elegant family accommodation in prime Kensington location. Sleeps 5, 3 bed, 3 bath from £290/night.

Remember, you save £££ by staying in a vacation rental rather than a hotel. Rather than chance an Airbnb, Coach House Rentals has been looking after our guests since 2001, you’ll find us in several London guide books: Frommers, Rick Steves, National Geographic, Marco Polo, and you get our full concierge service.

Coach House Rentals
19 June 2019
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E: mail@chsrentals.com
T: +44 20 8355 3192

 

28
Apr
London’s Top Ten Attractions
by Harley

London’s Top Ten Attractions

London with all its history and culture is waiting to be revealed, and many of the top ten attractions are FREE.

You can also save £££ by staying in a vacation rental rather than a hotel. Rather than chance an Airbnb, Coach House Rentals still has some summer availability. We’ve been looking after our guests since 2001, you’ll find us in several London guide books: Frommers, Rick Steves, National Geographic, Marco Polo, and we look after you with our full concierge service.

Here’s the list:

10. Madame Tussauds
Rub shoulders with royalty, film stars and sporting legends.

9. National Maritime Museum at Greenwich – FREE!
Explore Britain’s naval past, visit the Royal Observatory and stand astride the Prime Meridian.

8. Tower of London / Crown Jewels
Discover 1,000 years of history – gaze at the fabulous crown jewels.

7. Victoria and Albert Museum (The V&A) – FREE!
3,000 years of fashion and design.

6. Science museum – FREE!
Steam trains to Space Rockets.

5. London Eye
More visitors than the Taj Mahal or the Great Pyramids – great views up to 25 miles.

4. Tate Modern – FREE!
Contemporary art on a spectacular scale.

3. National History Museum – FREE!
Come face to face with animals from the past and present. Watch out for the dinosaurs!

2. National Gallery – FREE!
Over 2,000 of the world’s finest paintings

1. Top attraction at the number one spot is
The British Museum – FREE!
Over 2 million years of human history

And if you’re looking for a truly English experience, a chance to meet and get to know some locals and are happy with 3/4 star comfort –The Coach House is the place to stay, great value for money and it still has some availability this summer. View the short video.

Coach House Rentals
26 April 2019
W: chsrentals.com
E: mail@chsrentals.com
T: +44 20 8355 3192

 

31
Mar
How to find your London vacation apartment
by Harley

How to find your London vacation apartment

A vacation rental in London? There’s just too much choice!

The problem. Airbnb list over 50,000 London rentals, HomeAway claim over 9,000. How can you possibly filter them and choose the right one for you? Even if you do there’s the nagging doubt that you might not get what seems to be on offer.

The solution. Use a small, specialist company like Coach House Rentals. With just some 50 hand-picked central London properties, a list of satisfied guests as long as your arm (just view our testimonials) and the services of our reservation team to help you choose what’s right for you – we take the hassle and frustration out of choosing and booking.

And it doesn’t end there. We’ll arrange a car to collect you at the airport, we’ll be at your rental when you arrive to greet you, hand over the keys, explain how everything works and answer any questions. And while you’re here we provide a 24/7 help line to call if you have any problems.

Our famed Concierge Service now starts from the moment you book your rental – previously it was from when you arrived in London. Now we’ll give you help planning and organising your London trip as well as help and support while you are here. You don’t get all that with Airbnb or HomeAway!

Great value. With the current exchange rate of $/£1.30, London is excellent value compared to past years. So realise that dream – go to our web site and choose your London rental today.

Coach House Rentals
30 March 2019
W: chsrentals.com
E: mail@chsrentals.com
T: +44 20 8355 3192
3
Mar
Ten reasons to come to London this summer, with Coach House Rentals
by Harley

 

Ten reasons to come to London this summer, with Coach House Rentals

1. Exchange rate. At US$/£1.30 the current exchange rate means you get lots of £££ for your dollars.

2. Why use Coach House Rentals? Because we’ve been looking after our guests since 2001. We have many thousands of satisfied customers – read the testimonials with each property listing. Many have agreed to act as a reference – you just have to ask and we’ll put you in touch.

3. Excellent value for money. We haven’t increased our prices for 3 years, so our London vacation rentals are great value for money, especially for a party of 3 or more.

4. “Live like a local” in a hand-picked real home. You get a whole apartment or house to yourself (no sharing) and much more space and freedom to do what you want than in a cramped hotel room.

5. Flexible renting. Any day to any day with a minimum stay of 5, not 7, nights.

6. Real people to help you choose. You don’t need to rely just on a web listing. If you can’t find the answer to your question on our faqs, we are here to respond to your emailed queries or you can talk to us on the phone.

7. Safe and secure booking process. When you enter your card details on our secure https payments page, the information goes directly to our in-house servers before being manually processed. There is no risk of being scammed – as does sometimes happen when using the mass market listing sites.

8. Personal Service. We can arrange a car to meet you at the airport. When you arrive at your rental all will be ready for you, we’ll be there to check you in, hand over the keys, show you how everything works and answer any questions you may have.

9. 24/7 help line in case of any further questions or problems.

10. Concierge Service. Our famed Concierge Service now starts from the moment you book your rental – previously it was from when you arrived in London. Now we’ll give you help planning and organising your London trip as well as help and support while you are here.

The spring and summer is booking up fast so book now to get the vacation rental of your choice. Join the many 1,000’s of satisfied guests we’ve looked after since 2001.

Coach House Rentals
01 March 2019
W: chsrentals.com
E: mail@chsrentals.com
T: +44 20 8355 3192

 

5
Feb
We will help you plan your London holiday
by Harley

We will help you plan your London holiday

Our famed Concierge Service now starts from the moment you book your rental – previously it was from when you arrived in London.

Now we’ll give you help planning and organising your London trip as well as help and support while you are here.

You will probably have a London guide book but these web pages might help in your initial planning:

What’s on in London – some 40 events spread throughout the year, most of them unique to London and available to London visitors, with links to relevant web site and details of how to book/be involved. These range from the quiescently British:  The Queen’s Birthday Parade (Trooping the Colour) to the Prudential RideLondon FreeCycle a free event for all ages.

Suggested Iineraries for stays of 3, 4 5 and more days stay.

Useful London Links –  with sections on: Getting Around, London Guides, Major Attractions,  Sightseeing Tours, What’s On, Other Useful Links (currency converter, babysitting services)

151 Things to do In London, a miscellany of interesting things to do and see, with links to relevant web pages.

Our Blog – with many and varied articles such as: Interesting London Walks, London’s Top 10 tourist Attractions, London for Free, Eating out in London, Famous London Restaurants, Historic London Pubs, London Bus Routes For Sightseeing. The 180 blog posts are searchable if you are looking for something in particular.

If you need further help contact us: concierge@chsrentals.com

We can advise on:

  • Itinerary planning. Tell us what are your interests are. We’ll give you suggestions on what to do and see.
  • Itinerary advice. Are you getting the most out of your visit? Are you trying to do too much? How will what you propose work out in practice.
  • Fine Dining. Tell us what you’re interested in and we’ll recommend restaurants.
  • Sports fixtures. We’ll advise on how to get tickets.
  • Active London for runners / swimmers / skaters / walkers. What would you like to do? We’ll tell you how.
  • Music. Classical, jazz, rock etc. We know what’s on and where.
  • Services. Babysitters/childcare, limo, private guide. We can point you in the right direction.
  • London thrills. Climb the O2, go white water rafting, abseil the Orbit, go ice climbing.
  • Children. We know what they like and where it is.
  • Limited mobility. We’ll make suggestions about how to get about.
  • Other advice. Historic pubs, smart bars, clubs.

We only have a limited number of great London vacation rental properties and demand this year has been strong, when they’re gone they’re gone so you need to move fast if you don’t want to miss out.

Coach House Rentals
06 February 2019
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E: mail@chsrentals.com
T: +44 20 8355 3192

 

18
Jan
An Affordable Family Holiday to London
by Harley
Our property ref. WML (see below)

An affordable family holiday to London.

Impossible? Not if you stay in one of our rentals.

Read on ……

1. At GBP/USD 1.27 London is very good value compared to Paris or the rest of Europe.

2. If you stay in a vacation rental, rather than in a hotel, it works out much cheaper especially for 3 or more people travelling together.

A vacation rental is also better because:

• preparing some of your own meals or getting take-aways is much more cost effective than always eating in restaurants,

• with a vacation rental you get more space

• there’s no need to dress up or “put on a face” to go out of your room.

And, as an added bonus, you have an authentic London experience, living in like a local.

Here are some of our best value properties.

Property THD. Spacious modern open-plan house in picturesque old London – sleeps 8 (3 doubles, 1 twin, 4 bathrooms) £385 (USD490) / night, or £48 (USD61) per person per night.

Property WML. Large family house in trendy Pimlico – sleeps 8 (2 doubles, 2 twins, 3 bathrooms) £280 (USD355) / night, that’s £35 (USD44) per person per night.

Property VAU. Modern Pimlico apartment boasting views across the London skyline, with aircon – sleeps 5 (1 double, 1 single, 1 double sofa-bed, 2 bathrooms) £225 (USD285) / night, £45 (USD57) per person per night.

Property SGW. Modern 9th floor, riverside apartment with great views, with aircon throughout – sleeps 4 (2 doubles, 2 bathrooms) £240 (USD305) / night, £60 (USD76) per person per night.

Property SGS. Spacious, bright and airy apartment in convenient Pimlico location – sleeps 5 (1 double, 1 twin, 1 single, 2 bathrooms) £210 (USD267) / night, £42 (USD53) per person per night.

Property BSH. Classic “English style” flat close to the river in Fulham – sleeps 4 (2 doubles, 1 bathroom) £135 (USD170) / night or £34 (USD43) per person per night.

Property ETW. Great value, modern 7/8th floor flat with private balcony and view of Battersea Park – sleeps 4 (2 doubles, 1 bathroom) £125 (USD159) / night, £31 (USD40) per person per night.

These are quality properties, not cramped hotel rooms that you’d be paying at least twice as much for.

What’s more, unlike Airbnb, we look after you with a full concierge service as well. We’ve been in business and looking after our London guests since 2001, read the reviews on the property pages.

And don’t forget our B&B, The Coach House, your own little cottage with your own private entrance, all to yourself (no other guests) set in a charming garden, just 20 minutes by tube (every 3 mins) from the centre of London and a delicious breakfast in “the big house” served by your hosts. Sleeps 5 (1 family room, 1 twin, 2 bathrooms + your own kitchen) £125 (USD159) /night for 2, £210 (USD267) /night for 5.

We only have a limited number of these great London rentals, when they’re gone, they’re gone so you need to move fast if you don’t want to miss out.

Coach House Rentals
17 January 2019
W: chsrentals.com
E: mail@chsrentals.com
T: +44 20 8355 3192
30
Dec
The Best Bed and Breakfast in London
by Harley

The Best Bed and Breakfast in London?

Are you thinking of a trip to London next year?

If you are looking for an authentic English experience, a chance to meet and get to know some locals and are happy with 3/4 star comfort check out The Coach House.

What makes this authentic English experience so special?

  1. You have your own little cottage with your own private entrance, all to yourself (no other guests) set in a charming garden.
  2. You’re served a delicious breakfast every day in “the big house” by your hosts – saving money by just needing a light snack for lunch.
  3. You have real “contact with the natives”. Your hosts, Harley and Meena while serving you breakfast, are there to chat, answer any questions about London, UK – or anything else and give you an insight into their lives. They also like to hear about you!
  4. It’s excellent value for money – for 5 people it works out at £42 / US$55 per person per night. In January and February with low-season rates it is even cheaper!

The Coach House is mentioned in several London guide books and has great Trip Advisor reviews. It already has several bookings for spring and summer 2019, there’s only one Coach House, so check availability and book now if you want to stay.

Warning. Don’t book if you are looking for 5 star hotel-style accommodation, The Coach House is not for you.

But if you’re looking for a truly English experience, a chance to meet and get to know some locals and are happy with 3/4 star comfort –The Coach House is the place to stay. View our short video.

We also manage some 45 London vacation rentals, houses and apartments for 2 to 8 people and we’re looking for more.

So if you know of someone with an under-used property in central London tell them about us. We’ll give you £500 (US$635) as a thank-you, on completion of our first let!

 

23
Nov
Christmas and New Year’s Eve in London
by Harley

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Christmas and New Year’s Eve in London

Christmas and New Year’s Eve is a great time to be in London, for adults and children alike. There’s so much happening: candle-lit carol services, the Christmas lights, the shows, the pantomimes, ice skating, festive meals, wonderful shop window displays, the sales, the list goes on…….. You can get a flavour of it here.

It’s not too late to secure great accommodation, we still have a little availability but it’s going fast. Here’s a selection of what’s still available today, but it might not be tomorrow…..

Currently available over both Christmas and New Year:

Ref: ETW: sleeps 4, 2 bed, 1 bath £125 (US$160) / night. Great value, modern 7/8th floor flat with private balcony and views over Battersea Park.

Ref: LSS4: sleeps 2/3, 1 bed, 1 bath, £185 (US$235) / night. Spacious quality apartment in excellent Chelsea location.

Ref: LAU: sleeps 5, 2 bed, 1 bath, £285 (US$365) / night. Pretty mock Georgian house in the heart of Kensington.

Available up to Dec 27:

Ref: VAU: sleeps 5, 2 bed, 2 bath, £225 (US$285) / night. Modern Pimlico apartment boasting views across the London skyline.

Ref: ADM: sleeps 4, 2 bed, 2 bath, £295 (US$375) / night. Perfectly located Mayfair apartment.

Available up to Dec 29:

Ref: CPM: sleeps 3, 2 bed, 1 bath, £140 (US$180) / night. Comfortable apartment in a quiet attractive private mews.

And remember that when you book with Coach House Rentals you get our full concierge service.

Coach House Rentals
20 November 2018
W: chsrentals.com
E: mail@chsrentals.com
T: +44 20 8355 3192

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