Looking for a new property to add to our portfolio back in 2007, we were excited about viewing the Penthouse apartment at The Courtyard. Set back from the High Street in a charming and secluded courtyard, yet just moments from the bustling shops, restaurants and Castle, it couldn’t be better located.
Big too, with two bathrooms AND allocated parking. There was only one problem… the hideous decor.
The apartment had been a bolt hole for the owners who lived in Dubai, and on viewing the property we surmised that the last time it had seen a paintbrush was circa 1988. However, it was spacious, light and superbly located – with parking. We never met the vendors, dealing solely with the agent; and the only sticking point was their insistence that all contents were included in the price, so our first job was to hire a man with a van… and it was out with the chintz.
Money was short and time precious, so we painted, replaced as much furniture as we could afford and rented it out within a couple of weeks of completion.
Our first tenant was a dream – he booked initially for a few weeks but ended up staying for over a year.
Our tenant travelled regularly and was relaxed about us having access to the property whilst he was away. During each of his extended trips, we nipped in and blitzed another room. His only concern was raised when we told him about plans to knock through from the lounge to the kitchen to create a breakfast bar. He was worried that with the new open plan layout he would be disturbed by noise from the washing machine / tumble dryer when he was relaxing or working in the lounge. Good point! So with the help of our builders, Titan Construction, we sourced and installed a Miele super silent model.
The photos featured below show the process from 80′s disaster zone to stylish flagship property.
We knocked through from the lounge to the kitchen opening up the space and creating a new breakfast bar. The lounge was dreary and dated with dark grey carpets and lots of swags and tails at the windows. We laid solid wood floor throughout the lounge and hallway and soft, neutral carpets in the hallway and bedrooms. We ripped out the melamine units making the lounge appear instantly bigger.
Out with the old and in with the new fitted kitchen. We fitted an integrated silent washing machine / tumble dryer, dishwasher, fridge and freezer. Granite worktops and black ceramic floor tiles add drama.
Peach walls, velour headboard and white melamine furniture. It must have been stylish at some point. We re-decorated, recarpeted, replaced the furniture and put in a new en-suite – that’s better!
This apartment has been awarded 4 GOLD stars in 2009 and 2010 by Enjoy England. Modern and stylish but with a homely feel, the property is spacious with lots of natural light, and delightful views to both Bachelors Acre and Windsor Castle; just about as close to town as you can get. We’ve installed flatscreen TVs and top spec SKY+ package, ensuring high occupancy and lots of happy tenants. To find out more about pricing and availability at the Penthouse apartment please contact us on 01753 833747 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are a number of accommodation providers in Windsor; from Guesthouses and Hotels to private Landlords and Agents, offering properties to rent on short or long-term agreements.
So why choose Accommodation Windsor Limited?
We are unique in this area providing a fantastic variety of properties available for short-term lets from a minimum of one week and we will always be open and honest in our dealings with you.
We focus on Windsor and Eton we love this area and think it has a lot to offer to both visitors and those relocating to the area. We have a wealth of experience and knowledge of Windsor and have an office superbly located in the town centre. Easy to find and best placed to provide you with all the advice you need on your propertys location from schools to supermarkets. Check out our article on What Makes Windsor Special.
We know our properties a handful we own, but the majority of the fifty or so properties in our portfolio we manage on behalf of our Landlords and we know each and every one.
We know how the heating works and how to turn on the TV.
We regularly visit our properties and strive to improve the standard on an ongoing basis. We also provide a comprehensive information pack which contains everything you need from local maps to appliance user guides.
We know about accommodation having been in the town since we bought Alma House Bed & Breakfast in 1998. Whatever your accommodation needs we can help; from providing one night accommodation in our B&B to short listing properties for rental or purchase. We have previously bought and sold property in Windsor for ourselves and clients.
We regularly introduce buyers and sellers and are often approached for advice on buying property in Windsor, whether as an investment or a home.
Were here to help with a friendly and innovative team. Our office is open from 8am to 6pm Monday to Fridays and 9am to 2pm on Saturdays. Outside of these hours we have an emergency mobile and call-out staff for those situations that simply wont wait until the morning.
Were flexible in our approach we tried to standardise things but you are all so individual! For this reason we have learnt to adapt to your needs. Whether its an awkward flight time or you want some flowers and champagne on arrival well do our best to find a solution that makes your stay with us as smooth and stress-free as possible.
We have great relationships with our Landlords – many of whom have become personal friends.
We love to work with positive and professional Landlords who are keen to maintain and improve their properties recognising that this is beneficial not only to you, the client, but also to their investment.
We employ a full-time Property Manager and Handyman to ensure that any unfortunate problems are dealt with quickly and efficiently. If we cant fix it, we have a long list of people who can. We work hard to anticipate problems in advance and seek to replace or renew before you’re inconvenienced.
We employ a full-time housekeeping team in order to maintain a consistently high standard of property cleanliness and presentation. Our cleaning team works directly for us ensuring excellent communication. The team takes responsibility for cleaning, laundering, basic maintenance and weekly servicing where requested.
Were friendly having built up great relationships with other agents and short-term providers in the town, if we cant help you, well find someone who can. Many of our clients use short term accommodation as a stop gap to purchasing or renting a home longer term and we are well placed to find an agent who can help find the right property for you.
We provide a personal service by being local and available. Were not a faceless online entity that youll never get to meet; our team is friendly and approachable and the office is centrally located near all our properties so you can call in if you need to.
We give you peace of mind by ensuring that our properties are compliant with health and safety regulations. We know the rules and check all properties have working smoke alarms, compliant lighting, annual gas safety checks and regular boiler servicing. That way we all get a good nights sleep!
We listen to our customers if youre not happy nor are we.
It might be that the property failed to meet your expectations or maybe you loved the curtains; either way we want to know. We provide feedback forms for each customer in every property and if you are kind enough to let us know what you think, well listen and learn good or bad.
We have lots of happy customers but that wont stop us from looking to further improve the services and property that we provide to you. Please see our Testimonials page for some of our customers comments.
Accommodation Windsor Limited for all your accommodation needs contact www.accommodationwindsor.co.uk