Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)
About Carol-anne Turner
Hello and welcome to my world! As a young school leaver, I fell into the restaurant business, which I did for 12 years and really loved it, I worked my way up to managing a local restaurant, where my son was practically born, luckily I made it to hospital in time, he is now 28 and has presented me with my first grandchild, they live in Barcelona where I hope to add another apartment to the 'stable'. Bringing up my son meant a career change, I became a food stylist, then a stylist, which led to a very low rung of costume design in movies, as I got older I decided to take a risk and switch to Make Up Artist as I always loved that side of the business, also I noticed they left the set hours before I did! and I was getting a little long in the tooth to stand for hours on end on a shoot... Well I inherited this property from my lovely grandpa who came to this country from Poland with just the clothes on his back, and made good as the saying goes. He always said this house would be mine one day, but I never realized he meant it, but he made good on his word, so when my son was six, we moved into the ground floor. There were seven tenants on the two floors above, it was noisy! as the years went by and the tenants left, I didn't replace them, but started converting the house into the 3 lovely apartments they are today. I live on the ground floor and always here to help. Though these days I am a frequent traveller to Barcelona to see my darling Clementine, then I will leave you in the capable hands of my second in command Mia..
Carol-anne Turner purchased this Apartment in 1940
Why Carol-anne Turner chose London Borough of Camden
Its a beautiful Edwardian house, with large windows that let in a lot of light, its what I love most about it. I have lavished a lot of love and care on this place over the years. I really treasure this place and I hope you will too.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Quiet, practical, nice, well-kept, fast into town
The Belsize Park tube station is an easy 5-minute walk. It is on the Northern Line, 2 to 6 stops from many places you’ll want to go in town. 50 steps away is delicious food from morning to late night at the new “Tish” restaurant; there’s also an adjacent burger place we didn’t try. Almost across the street is the Budgens supermarket. 1 tube stop away at Hampstead, EE will outfit your mobile phone with a UK SIM card at a very fair price (open 10 to 5), and the superb French bakery “Paul” beckons. The apartment is spotlessly clean. It has an excellent new 7-kilogram washer and a separate clothes dryer. The kitchen is complete with hob and dishwasher if you’re cooking and has a big refrigerator-freezer, microwave, and superfast water boiler if you are not. There’s a 5-foot glass-topped dining table in the big main room, a couch, big TV, and day-bed/ kid’s bed, a good closet, and very ample clean drawer space. Your bed is American queen-size with a big warm duvet; it is very comfortable. We slept well. The bathroom has a shower, a separate tub with Euro hand spray, a twin sink, and a toilet that gave us no trouble. The apartment is light and airy and also includes full privacy roller shades. It’s on an untraveled small side street that is blissfully quiet day and night. Everyone is friendly, and host Carol-anne and manager Mia are sweet and accommodating. The only downside here is the narrow 2-flight stairway with split-step turns—there is no lift here. We are both in our seventies and were glad that Mia and Carol-Anne helped us up and down with our baggage.
Lee and Sonya,
It was a pleasure to meet you both!
Lovely, witty guests it was really nice to chat to you.
I really hope to welcome you back to The Black and White House again in the future.
All the best happy travellers.
Lovely spacious flat in a good location
We really enjoyed our stay in this nicely sized apartment. Storage was plentiful for our belongings and it was great to have a washer and dryer available. Belsize park had a good little grocery store and the tube station is close by. Communication with the owner and manager was smooth and quick. We would definitely stay again!
Great stay - couldn't have been better!
This was our first experience with VRBO and it couldn't have been better. Our flight was delayed by 10 hours, and Mia was there to greet us even after 10 PM at night. She even offered to shop for groceries for us because of late arrival. The apartment was as it was in the pictures: elegant, neat and clean with enough sleeping space for two adults and two children. It was just a short walk away from a couple of bakeries/coffee shops, restaurants, grocery stores and the Belsize Park Underground station to get to London sights. It was also great to meet Carol Ann (the owner) in person, and our daughter even got to exchange notes on college with her niece who was visiting at that time. We made use of Mia's offer to arrange transportation to and from Heathrow, and Carol Ann even paid for the car to the airport due to a small mix-up, even though we offered to pay for it.
We absolutely LOVED our stay in this Belsize park space. It is gorgeous, extremely comfortable and in the perfect location. We stayed with our two kids and the the size was perfect! Everything was clean and beautifully decorated. Carol-Anne has thought of every detail to make guests comfortable! The owner is such a sweet and incredible woman, my daughter loved her so much that she was hoping Carol-Anne was home to have dinner with us one of the evenings we were there. We will stay again in a heartbeat if we make it back to London. It is truly a gem and I highly recommend this place! You will not be disappointed.
What a lovely review. It was so nice having you all to stay and your kids are delightful. Well mannered and so huggable.
Please come back soon, before they grow up and forget me!
Best wishes to a lovely family.
A lovely bright flat that's beautifully decorated. The milk, biscuits, tea and coffee (Nespresso!) were very much appreciated when we arrived. Grocery stores nearby and the Belsize Park tube station just up the street. Just one important thing to note: the flat is on the top floor and there is no lift, so those with heavy bags or limited mobility may have difficulty.
Great stay close to all the action!
What an awesome find!! I'm so glad I chose this rental for 11 days. The flat was exactly as described top floor, very spacious and bright. All modern amenities of home the milk,coffee tea and biscuits were a great touch out of the gate. Only minor complaint would be maybe another set of bath towels. Overall I would absolutely recommend this flat hands down!
Dear Jennifer, thank you for the feedback! We'll be happy to host you again!
All the best, Carol-anne & Mia
As mentioned before, unique movie house with cosy sofas for 2 and waitress service. Our very own local stately home; Kenwood House. Keats house, home of the poet, open to the public. Burgh House, another original historical property rarely found in the guide books. Local swimming baths, gym with day pass options for the more sporty minded, plus acres of open space for joggers, yet the heart of the city is only a short tube ride, this area is pretty unique, you will be delighted to have discovered it, urban not suburban, yet green and eclectic, as a long time resident, i hope to pass on my love of London and particularly Belsize park.