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9
Jul
London Is Open Again
by Harley Nott

Most lockdown restrictions were lifted on Saturday 4 July. This includes the provision of short stay accommodation; public places and leisure facilities, tourist attractions, galleries and museums; restaurants, cafés, bars and pubs – providing they meet Covid-19 secure guidelines. Most importantly the “social distancing” rule has been reduced from 2m to 1m+

UK arrivals are now NOT REQUIRED to observe self-isolation in quarantine for 14 days if they are from the countries on this list. Arrivals from countries not on the list are still required to observe self-isolation in quarantine for 14 days. This list is being reviewed and updated regularly, so check back often.

So London is now open and NOW is a great time to visit.

Not every attraction, restaurant and pub is open and you will have to do some research to find out which are, and you may have to book first.

But it will all be worth it as you will experience London without the regular tourist hoards.

Here are some links to help you:

London’s buses and tubes are operating as normal, with the requirement that passengers over the age of 11 must wear a face covering or mask and maintain a social distance of a minimum of 1m – details.

Coach House Rentals are accepting bookings. Monies paid for bookings that are unable to take place if restrictions are re-imposed will be returned or held as credit for a future booking.

Please be reassured that our properties will receive the highest standard of cleaning and disinfecting prior to and after occupation.

You might like to contact us (email or phone) prior to booking.


Coach House Rentals
08 July 2020
W: chsrentals.com, thecoachhouselondon.com
E: mail@chsrentals.com
T: +44 20 8355 3192

31
May
London Reopens
by Harley Nott

The UK’s Government’s roadmap out of lockdown has Saturday July 4 as the earliest date that restrictions on the hospitality industry may be lifted. This includes the provision of short stay accommodation; public places and leisure facilities, tourist attractions, galleries and museums; restaurants, cafés, bars and pubs – providing they meet Covid-19 secure guidelines. This date is contingent on certain conditions being met.

However the UK Government has also announced that, from Monday June 8, all residents and visitors arrivals from outside the “common travel area” (Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man) will be required to observe self-isolation in quarantine for 14 days – details. This restriction will be reviewed regularly and we will keep our newsletter mailing list up-to-date with developments.

On the assumption that restrictions will be lifted from Saturday July 4 Coach House Rentals and The Coach House are now accepting bookings from that date. Monies paid for bookings that are unable to take place if the July 4 date is extended will be returned or held as credit for a future booking.

Please be reassured that our properties will receive the highest standard of cleaning and disinfecting prior to and after occupation.

You might like to contact us (email or phone) prior to booking.


Coach House Rentals
30 May 2020
W: chsrentals.com, thecoachhouselondon.com
E: mail@chsrentals.com
T: +44 20 8355 3192

6
Mar
A vacation rental in London? There’s just too much choice!
by Harley Nott

The problem. Airbnb list over 70,000 London rentals. Then there’s HomeAway, TripAdvisor, Booking.com, Expedia and more. 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 40 hand-picked central London properties, a list of satisfied guests as long as your arm (just view the testimonials on each property page) 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. You don’t get that with Airbnb or the others.

And while we’ve got your attention – check out the new web site of our very special London B&B, The Coach House.

Stay with us in London – you won’t be disappointed!


Coach House Rentals
02 March 2020
W: chsrentals.com
E: mail@chsrentals.com
T: +44 20 8355 3192

31
Jan
An affordable family vacation to London.
by Harley Nott

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.

3. 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 loved properties.

Property SPM. This spacious mews house provides a rare opportunity for the larger group to enjoy quality accommodation all under the same roof – sleeps 9/10 (5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms). From £ 670 (USD850) / night, or £75 (USD95) per person per night.

Property KX3D and KX3T NEW. Two beautiful apartments in vibrant Kings Cross – both sleep 6. (3 doubles, 3 bathrooms / 2 doubles, 1 twin, 3 bathrooms) from £345 (USD440) / night, £58 (USD74) per person per night.

Property WML. Large family house in trendy Pimlico – sleeps 8 (2 doubles, 2 twins, 3 bathrooms) £285 (USD360) / night, that’s £35 (USD45) per person per night.

Property PRX. Traditional style apartment just five minutes walking distance from Parson’s Green underground station – sleeps 6 (1 double, 1 twin and sofa-bed) £210 (USD265) / night, £35 (USD44) per person per night.

Property BSH. Classic “English style” flat close to the river in Fulham – sleeps 4 (2 doubles, 1 bathroom) £140 (USD180) / night or £35 (USD45) per person per night.

Property SGW. Modern 9th floor, riverside apartment with great views, with aircon in both bedrooms – sleeps 4 (2 doubles, 2 bathrooms) £260 (USD330) / night, £65 (USD83) per person per night.

Property NVL. Conveniently located on the first floor (with lift) of an apartment block just off the King’s Road, this apartment is ideal practical family accommodation – sleeps 4 (1 double, 1 twin, 2 bathrooms) £175 (USD225) / night, £44 (USD56) 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) £130 (USD165) / night, £32 (USD41) per person per night.

Property QSC2. Centrally located with excellent transport links, this small apartment is perfect for a couple or small family who wish to explore London – sleeps 4 (1 double, 1 sofa-bed, 1 bathroom) £130 (USD165) / night, £32 (USD41) 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) £130 (USD165) /night for 2, £220 (USD280) / 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
30 January 2020
W: chsrentals.com
E: mail@chsrentals.com
T: +44 20 8355 3192

27
Dec
“A truly English experience”
by Harley Nott

If you’re looking for an authentic English experience, a chance to meet and get to know some locals and are happy with 3/4 star comfort – read on.

Planning a trip to London in 2020? Before you book your accommodation check out The Coach House.

What makes it special?

* You have your own little cottage with your own private entrance, all to yourself (no other guests) set in a charming garden.

* 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.

* 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!

* It’s excellent value for money – for 5 people it works out at £44 / US$54 per person per night.

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 2020, 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.

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

PS. We also have some 40 London vacation rentals, houses and apartments for 2 to 10 people.

21
Nov
LAST CHANCE TO GET NEW YEAR’S EVE TICKETS
by Harley Nott

The last batch of London New Year’s Eve 2019 Fireworks tickets will go on sale at 12-noon UK time, (8.00am EST) on Thursday 28 November.

Tickets will sell out within hours, so make sure you don’t miss out. Register now to get tickets and remember, you must have a ticket if you want to be there on the night.

Need accommodation? We do still have some availability over the festive period.

Ref: ETW: sleeps 4, 2 bed, 1 bath, £125 (US$155) / night. Great value, modern 7/8th floor flat with private balcony and view of Battersea Park.

Ref: CPM: sleeps 3, 2 bed, 1 bath, £140 / (US$175) / night. Comfortable apartment in quiet attractive private mews, 22-27 Dec only.

Ref: PRX: sleeps 6, 2 bed, 2 bath, £195 / (US$240) / night. Traditional style apartment in Parson’s Green – available from 28 Dec.

Ref: TKR: sleeps 4, 2 bed, 1 bath, £240 / (US$295) / night. Comfortable, modern apartment in excellent Chelsea location.

Ref: LAU: sleeps 5, 2 bed, 1 bath, £285 / (US$355) / night. Pretty mock Georgian house in the heart of Kensington, available to 27 Dec.

Ref: HEM: sleeps 6, 3 bed, 2½ bath, £330 / (US$410) / night. 3 bedroom house in a quiet part of Shepherd’s Bush, a little gem.

Ref: THD: sleeps 8, 4 bed, 4 bath, £500 / (US$620) / night. Spacious modern open-plan house in picturesque old London.

These are really nice properties, not crummy hotel rooms that you’d be paying at least twice as much for! Read the reviews on each property page. What’s more, unlike Airbnb, we’ll also look after you with our full concierge service.

Despite Brexit and our forthcoming election London is still a wonderful city to visit – especially at Christmas time.

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

23
Oct
You CAN afford a Christmas / New Year’s Eve trip to London
by Harley Nott

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.

With the British pound at near historic lows, NOW is the time to get the most bangs for your bucks.

Good quality London hotels are seriously expensive BUT YOU CAN MAKE MASSIVE SAVINGS by staying in a vacation rental rather than a hotel, especially for a party of more than 2, you also save £££ by not having to have every meal out. With a vacation rental you get much 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 get to experience the city like a local.

Rather than chance an Airbnb, at Coach House Rentals we’ve been looking after our guests since 2001. You’ll find us in several London guide books: Frommers, Rick Steves, National Geographic and Marco Polo.

We still have some availability over the festive period but it’s going fast. Here’s a selection of what’s still available today, but it might not be tomorrow…..

Ref: ETW: sleeps 4, 2 bed, 1 bath, £125 (US$155) / night. Great value, modern 7/8th floor flat with private balcony and view of Battersea Park.

Ref: CPM: sleeps 3, 2 bed, 1 bath, £140 / (US$175) / night. Comfortable apartment in quiet attractive private mews.

Ref: CVN: sleeps 4, 2 bed, 1 bath, £165 / (US$205) / night. Ground floor flat in grand London house, moments from Hyde Park – available from 28 Dec.

Ref: PRX: sleeps 6, 2 bed, 2 bath, £195 / (US$240) / night. Traditional style apartment in Parson’s Green – available from 28 Dec.

Ref: TKR: sleeps 4, 2 bed, 1 bath, £215 / (US$265) / night. Comfortable, modern apartment in excellent Chelsea location.

Ref: LAU: sleeps 5, 2 bed, 1 bath, £285 / (US$355) / night. Pretty mock Georgian house in the heart of Kensington.

Ref: HEM: sleeps 6, 3 bed, 2½ bath, £330 / (US$410) / night. 3 bedroom house in a quiet part of Shepherd’s Bush, a little gem.

Ref: THD: sleeps 8, 4 bed, 4 bath, £500 / (US$620) / night. Spacious modern open-plan house in picturesque old London.

These are really nice properties, not crummy hotel rooms that you’d be paying at least twice as much for! Read the reviews on each property page. What’s more, unlike Airbnb, we’ll also look after you with our full concierge service.

We only have a small 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.

London’s New Year’s Eve Fireworks

This spectacular event takes place on the River Thames, opposite the Houses of Parliament. Get ready for one of the most spectacular celebrations of its kind in the world. Set against the capital’s unique skyline, if you are in London over New Year’s it really is something not to miss. The first batch of tickets went on sale at the end of September and quickly sold out. A second batch will be available at the end of November. Register now for updates and a reminder the day before these tickets go on sale.

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

18
Sep
A Date For Your Diary
by Harley Nott

London New Year’s Eve Fireworks 2019 tickets will go on sale at 12-noon (UK time) on Friday 27 September.

If you want to come to this incredible event, put the date in your diary. Remember, you must have a ticket if you want to be there on the night.

Celebrate New Year’s Eve and welcome 2020 with a bang at London’s New Year’s Eve fireworks. This spectacular event takes place on the River Thames, opposite the Houses of Parliament. Get ready for one of the most spectacular celebrations of its kind in the world. Set against the capital’s unique skyline, if you are in London over New Year’s it really is something not to miss. Register now for updates and a reminder the day before tickets go on sale.

Somewhere to Stay

And if you’re planning on being in London over the festive period you’ll need somewhere to stay, and a vacation rental is so much nicer than a hotel. Why?

* 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
* It’s cheaper – especially for a party of 3 or more people and for a group
* It’s more practical, preparing some of your own meals (Christmas dinner?) or getting takeaways is cheaper than always eating in restaurants. You can buy and sample the local specialities
* To summarise – you get to “live like a local”.

Book Now. Others have already started booking their London accommodation for Christmas / New Year.

Rather than chance an Airbnb, at Coach House Rentals 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 you get our full concierge service.

At the moment we still have lots of availability over the festive period, but it will start to go quickly from here on in. If you want first pick and to be sure of getting your preferred rental – start thinking about it now, and you’re bound to appreciate our concierge service.

One other thing, with all this Brexit nonsense, the US$ has never been so strong against the British pound – so now is a great time to visit London.

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

31
Jul
How to holiday in London and save money
by Harley Nott

How to holiday in London and save money

1. With a Pound costing just US$1.22 London has never been as cheap for overseas visitors.

Now is the time to come to get more bang for your bucks.

2. Stay in a vacation rental rather than a hotel because:

* 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
* It’s cheaper – especially for a party of 3 or more people and for a group
* It’s more practical, preparing some of your own meals or getting take-aways is cheaper than always eating in restaurants, foodies can buy and sample the local specialities.

Rather than chance an Airbnb, at Coach House Rentals 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 you get our full concierge service.

3. Make full use of the FREE attractions.

Unlike the museums and art galleries of most capital cities, in London most are FREE! Here are the top ten:

Tate Modern
Sitting grandly on the banks of the Thames is Tate Modern, Britain’s national museum of modern and contemporary art. Its unique shape is due to it previously being a power station. The gallery’s restaurants offer fabulous views across the city. Some exhibitions require tickets.

British Museum
The world-famous British Museum exhibits the works of man from prehistoric to modern times, from around the world. Highlights include the Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon sculptures and the mummies in the Ancient Egypt collection. Some exhibitions require tickets.

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21
Jun
Very special late booking offer
by Harley Nott

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
W: chsrentals.com
E: mail@chsrentals.com
T: +44 20 8355 3192

 

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