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14
Sep
An Affordable Family Holiday to London
by Harley Nott
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
10
Jun
The London Pass
by Harley Nott

We recommend The London Pass which gives you free entry to over 60 attractions – including the Tower of London, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Windsor Castle, a Thames River cruise, London Bridge Experience and many more, plus a free 120 page guide book. A big bonus is that at many attractions with The London Pass you can skip the lines!

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16
May
The Coach House – London, looking its best
by Harley Nott

Visiting a foreign city is always fun but so much more enjoyable if you have people to stay with, who will look after you well, give you advice on anything you are interested in doing or seeing, but leave you alone to do your own thing. But finding a good and friendly bed and breakfast with a kitchen in London can be a nightmare – you can easily end up in a cheap and nasty down-market hotel, or find yourself living embarrassingly close to the owners of a private house and your fellow guests.

The Coach House, which is in a quiet, safe, fashionable part of town is a bed and breakfast with a difference.

There’s still some summer availability at The Coach House, but you’ll need to be quick.

 

18
Mar
Vacation rentals with a concierge service?
by Harley Nott

Vacation rentals with a concierge service – surely a contradiction in terms?

Not if you stay in London, New York or Rome with Coach House Rentals.

Unlike other vacation rentals services where you’re on your own, often at the mercy of the non-resident owner, Coach House Rentals provides a full concierge service from the moment you arrive at the airport to the moment you depart.

Our “service with a difference” starts with the booking process: an excellent web site – chsrentals.com, real people to exchange emails with and talk to if necessary to help you decide the best rental for you and a safe and secure booking system – no danger of correspondence being intercepted and money being diverted to the fraudster’s account.

We will arrange a car to meet you at the airport and will be at your rental when you arrive to greet you, hand over the keys, explain how everything works and answer any questions. And during your stay we’ll provide a 24/7 help line to call if you have any problems or have any questions about what to do and how to do it.

Coach House Rentals is a well established company. We’ve been in business since 2001 and although we’re small we have a very high reputation with 35% of our bookings being repeat or recommended by friends. We have a range of properties on our books ranging from simple one bedroom apartments to houses with 4 double bedrooms and 4 bathrooms.

10
Feb
We need to talk about Fanny
by Harley Nott

We need to talk about Fanny.

England and America, “two nations divided by a common language”. Whether it was Oscar Wilde or Bernard Shaw who coined this phrase, and there is some debate about which one it was, there is no doubt that linguistic differences still persist and occasionally cause embarrassment. The difficulties come in two directions: different words or phrases used to refer to the same item or subject, and the same word meaning quite different things. That’s why we need to talk about Fanny – read on to the end.

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15
Oct
Short stays in London
by Harley Nott

If you need to be in London for work, visiting friends/relations, pleasure(???) and don’t want to risk a hotel, use our self-catering accommodation.

We are offering discounts on selected London rentals of up to 50%, depending length of stay.

Details of participating properties are on our web site, see examples: Nevill Court, Lower Sloane Street, Harrington Gardens

And there’s The Coach House, where we can also provide on-street visitors car parking permits.

Get in touch……


Coach House Rentals
14 October 2020
W: chsrentals.com, thecoachhouselondon.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.

28
Apr
London’s Top Ten Attractions
by Harley Nott

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 Nott

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