The Sails of Discovery Residence

holborn, london
1 bedroom - 1 bath
(1 review)
Travel dates:
£189 - £380 per night (GBP)
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Property perks

  • Concierge
    A concierge service is available for this property
  • Baby rental
    equipment partner
    We work with a carefully-chosen baby equipment rental partner in this location
  • Kid & Coe
    Kid & Coe Select properties have been visited by our team and checked for their suitability for family travelers
  • Itinerary
    We provide a family-focused itinerary for properties in this destination
  • Professional
    This property is professionally managed by a trusted partner

Perks for the Parents

This 1-bedroom apartment in a private building between Chancery Lane, Lincoln’s Inn and the Royal Courts of Justice is ideal for those travelling with babies and younger children. There is a fully fitted kitchen and open plan living space so you can keep eyes on your little ones whilst cooking up a storm in the kitchen. To cut down on packing, as much as possible is provided for those travelling with children. A welcome basket full of goodies is provided and the kitchen is fully stocked with tea coffee, sugar, oil, herbs and spice. The bedroom has ample space for a travel cot. The bathroom is has a large bath and the living room has a sofa bed. Luxury amenities by Aromatherapy Associates and Pecksniff’s plus soft towels and gentle bed linen are included. All guests receive a Handy smartphone during their stay, offering access to local deals plus free local and international calls and unlimited data.

Why Kids Love it

Baby items can be provided including high chair, travel crib, stroller. For toddlers and older children, toys and books can be provided. There is an elevator and no stairs so perfect for strollers. There is ample room in the utility room to tuck your stroller away so it does not take up space in the living areas. Nearby family attractions include street performers in Covent Garden, the London Transport Museum and West End theatre shows. Lincoln's Inn Fields is just a few minutes away and is a lovely park for families. It has a wonderful pizza restaurant in the middle of the park that is accommodating to all ages. Thames boat tours are a short walk away - inspired by the travel theme in the apartment, you could cruise to Greenwich and visit the National Maritime Museum and the Royal Observatory.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 2 days. There is an elevator from the entrance foyer of Star Yard. There are no steps in the communal areas or the apartment. There is a video entry phone next to the front door of the apartment and the building is very secure. The hosts will meet you and welcome you to the house and provide 24-hour assistance needed for the duration of your stay. Other facilities include Samsung 48″ Full HD Smart LED TV with Netflix and HDMI connectivity, fast and reliable WiFi, SONOS audio, LED lights and solar heating system, washer/dryer (detergent and softener included), large dishwasher (tablets included), iron and board, hair dryers in each bedroom. Fresh fruits, flowers and a quality selection of goods on arrival (including a bottle of wine, juice, milk, eggs, bread, butter, crisps, chocolates, biscuits, sweets and more), cooking spices, salt, pepper, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, sugar, tea, coffee free of charge, soft cleaning materials for your daily needs. A housekeeping service is available on request.

About the Location

The residence is in Star Yard, nestled between Chancery Lane, Lincoln’s Inn and the Royal Courts of Justice in Holborn, Central London. Star Yard is a private building and includes 5 1 and 2 bedroom apartments, all private and luxurious. Star Yard is 5 minutes from Holborn (Central and Piccadilly lines) and Chancery Lane (Central line) Tube Stations and a short walk from both the West End and City. There are plenty of cafés, restaurants and supermarkets in the local area. Heathrow Airport is just over an hour away by car or public transport; Gatwick Airport is 1 hour 20 minutes by car or 1 hour by public transport.

Accommodation Details

This 1-bedroom apartment includes a modern open plan kitchen/living area, a spacious bathroom with full size bath and overhead shower, separate utility room and entrance hall. The bedroom has a kingsize bed and ample space for a crib. An additional sleeping space could be created with the sofa bed in the living area.

Style Notes

Travel chic. Old maps, trunks and travel guides have been used to bring the feeling of exploration to this homely apartment. Tranquil seaside and ocean artwork encourage escapism, as does the meditation area. We love the clocks on multiple time zones, the seaside-inspired bedroom and the sleek modern design throughout.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
1 king
1 sofa bed (double)
sleeps 1
1 travel crib
Louise C.
Member since February 16, 2016
Born and bred in London and married to a Brazilian! My husband Caio and I met in Switzerland while both studying Hotel Management at Les Roches School of Hotel Management. We shared the same vision of innovating within the industry and making it a better place to work and improve guest experiences. This led to us establishing our own company in 2012 and Merino Hospitality was born. That was followed one year later by the birth of our first son Jonas, so it was a busy period in the Merino household! We all love to travel and Jonas has already been on 12 flights across the Atlantic in his 2 short years! Our favourite destination as a family was Anna Maria Island in Florida and as a couple we loved Singapore. Jonas is mad about anything to do with Minions and the wall stickers in the secret kids den are a tribute to him! Currently his favourite thing to do is going to the farm to see all the animals and being read to - his favourite story is The Jungle Book! We joined Kid & Coe to offer our house to families seeking a city break in London in a family friendly environment. Having a child of our own helps us to understand what parents (and children) look for during a holiday. Hotels do not offer the space for family socialising and work out more expensive as you often need multiple rooms. Plus, who wants to be tucked up in bed at 7pm with the kids, all cramped in the same room, when you could be having a glass of wine and watching a movie while they are sound asleep - the perfect wind down after a day sightseeing in our great capital! Welcome to the world of Merino Hospitality, our doors are open to welcome you - step into the adventure!

1 review

Michael D.
Visited in September 2017
Great flat in a great location. My wife and I stayed here for five days with our 7 month old son. The flat was a perfect home base for exploring London. It was an easy walk to the underground as well as several good sites like Convent Garden and the British museum. The kitchen was well appointed and we made breakfast there almost every morning. In addition to a highchair there were numerous baby toys and books. Communication with the host was excellent. They were always responsive and quite helpful. The flat is on a second floor but street noise is minimal. I would stay here again and would recommend it to anyone going to London, with or without kids.

Holborn, London

The Midtown of London

Right in the heart of London, Holborn is known for its great pubs, proximity to London Universities (LSE is right down the street) and law courts. A short walk from the Thames, St Paul’s Cathedral, the West End and plenty more besides, if you want to be in the thrilling heart of the city, this is the place for you. Kids will love Covent Garden, a short walk away, along with the Museum of London, which runs great family trails and events.