Nell Gywnn First Floor 1-Bedroom Flat, Sloane Street, Chelsea, London, SW 3

This elegantly simple, comfortable, and attractive flat is a treat, offering affordable London accommodations for 1 or 2 people in a safe staffed building perfectly located in Chelsea, close to South Kensington.

Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Accommodates: 2
Weekly Rate: £1020
Nearest Tubes: Sloane Square, 6 minutes
 South Kensington, 9 minutes


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Amenities Include:

Lift, Porter, High Speed internet
Microwave, Dishwasher, Washer/Dryer
Private, safe, comfortable & well-located
Moments away from the Kings Road & Sloane Square

Flat Description:

Efficient, clean, comfortable – a simply elegant 1-bedroom self-catering rental flat in Chelsea with open plan sitting/dining/kitchen area. The entry hall has doors to the bedroom, bathroom and open sitting room, acting as a small divide between the two rooms of this attractive flat.

On the first floor, accessed via lift or wide staircase, with the main window facing the courtyard entrance, this apartment is safe and well-located, in a well-trafficked but not overwhelming area, being just steps away from the bustle and busyness of the Kings Road & Sloane Square.

NOTE: If you select this 1-bedroom flat at the Nell Gwynn apartments, this is the exact unit you will be staying in.  There are other agencies that advertise various flats in the building and you may or may not be guaranteed a particular apartment. This is not the case with Elegant Retreats – what you see with this simple and simply charming holiday rental is what you’ll get.

This nicely kept, attractive space is homey and comfortable. On one wall is a galley-style kitchen and china hutch with dishes and silverware. The kitchen is smartly presented, with a slim dishwasher, microwave, 4-burner electric range, small oven, and small fridge.

A black glass table and four modern leather and metal chairs visually breaks up the space between the kitchen and close-in seating area.

A two seater stuffed sofa and compact armchair with a deep seat frame a glass-top coffee table. There is a very large (older style) flat screen TV in the corner by the window, which looks out to the courtyard entry of the Nell Gwynn building and to the street beyond (some of the traffic from Sloane Street can be heard here, sort of a softer white noise rather than the typical soundtrack of a louder city location).

Small bedroom with large King/Twin split bed (it can be made up as a large 6′ King bed, or two single twin beds) and very good closet space, with mirrored doors. Side tables, small dresser, and a very slim window with piping beyond the curtains mean this bedroom is best for sleeping.

Flexible bedding arrangements make this flat perfect for two singles traveling together seeking affordable accommodations without having to snuggle into one double bed, as well as terrific for a couple seeking a spacious King bed in safe, comfortable surrounds.

The bathroom is well-kept and features a long, deep bathtub with shower-over-tub, basin and toilet. The washer/dryer is located in a cupboard just outside the bathroom.


The nearest underground stop is either Sloane Square about 6 minutes, or South Kensington, approximately an 8 or 9 minute stroll. There are an abundance of buses on the King’s Road, including some that will whisk you over to the tube stop of your choice, or many of London’s best sights.

Shopping, markets, movie theaters and specialty restaurants abound in this neighborhood, including the Chelsea Farmer’s Market, with chalet-style open air shops and al f resco dining daily, as well as the great local markets in South Kensington.


No pets, and no smoking allowed at this efficient and homey holiday short let flat in Chelsea.

Rental Details:

This property rents for a minimum of 7 nights. Any number of nights booked beyond the minimum 7 will be pro-rated at the weekly rate.

Included in the rental price is the cost of heat & electricity, use of appliances, weekly linen change if staying longer than 7 nights, departure cleaning, and a Greeter who meet you at the flat to show you around, introduce you to the particulars of the property, the appliances, and answer any questions you have.

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Check-in time is after 12pm, though sometimes earlier arrivals can be arranged.
Check-out time is before 10:30am, though sometimes late check-out can be arranged.

Arrivals before 8:30am or after 4:30pm will require transfer service (car hire from the airport or train station) with our London transfer partners. Your driver will have the keys to your flat and will let you in. The Greeter will be by the following morning.

Security Deposit:

The property requires a security/damage deposit between £ 350 – £ 1000 to be held by credit card until after departure. The Greeter who meets you on arrival will return at departure to check you out of the property and assess for damages at the end of your stay.

Accessibility Notice:

This is an excellent option for differently-abled travelers or those with limited mobility. The flat is accessible via elevator, and is all on one level. The doorways are reasonably wide. The bedroom is mostly filled by the large bed, but would fit a wheelchair in the small open area closest the door.


Famous for its yearly horticultural gala in May, The Chelsea Flower Show, the area is part of London, but is its own self-contained universe as well, full of food, restaurants, theaters, galleries and excellent shopping. It happens to be a great location from which to explore the whole of London, as well.

There is no shortage of things to do in Chelsea. Some of the nearby attractions include the Chelsea Physic Gardens, Chelsea Embankment Gardens, Christ Church cathedral, The Chelsea Library, The National Army Museum, and National Trust sites like Oscar Wilde’s house, A.A Milne’s house and Thomas Carlyle’s House. The theater district, shopping and museums (Victoria & Albert, Natural History, Science, National Portrait Gallery, The British Museum) are all just a meandering walk or a quick tube ride away in busy South Kensington.

If you are craving a little plant magic but not visiting during the Flower Show, explore the area gardens, or hop on a bus on Fulhman Road and ride the 6 or 7 miles out to Kew Gardens in Richmond.


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