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Amazing Apartment near Kensington Palace and Notting Hill

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 592 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet

Overview

About the property

Prestige apartment in one of Kensington's finest streets

Our apartment is located in one of the finest streets of Kensington, within easy walking distance of Kensington Gardens, Notting Hill and Portobello market.

In the spring, the cherry blossom trees are amazingly beautiful and you can enjoy them from the balcony whilst sipping a glass of wine and having a few nibbles . Sitting out on the balcony is a great way to unwind after a hard day's site seeing or shopping with much to see and do on your doorstep and a number of Tube stations only a few minutes away.

We have tried to both keep the original features of the apartment ( cornices, fireplace, window shutters ) and create a relaxing, modern feel to the place through our choice of colours, furniture and pictures. TV, Wifi, and a selection of books, CDs and DVDs will hopefully also help you relax and unwind in the evening.

The main bedroom has a large double bed which can be converted into two single beds if required. A comfortable sofa bed in the lounge can be quickly prepared and the apartment can therefore accommodate four people without difficulty.

More Details

Owner
Gerard and Patricia
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
20 April, 2018

About Gerard and Patricia

We have lived in London for over 30 years and we have 3 children, twin girls aged 29 and a boy aged 22.

We have a number of other properties in London and Paris and are delighted to welcome back many of our guests year after year.

Gerard and Patricia purchased this apartment in 2000

Why Gerard and Patricia chose Kensington

We decided to buy this property because we always liked the street and thought that it would be an ideal base for us should we ever decide to move out of London.

As things turned out, we are still living in London , not far from Brunswick Gardens , which means we are well-placed to ensure that your stay is enjoyable and problem-free. We are also always available to answer any questions you may have before and during your stay.

What makes this apartment unique

There are very few apartments so well located in such a prime Central London location.

The street is quiet and calm and has great charm.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Kensington in London

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 592 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • town
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom has been recently redecorated with a real attention to detail. There is a wide walk in shower with a wide shower head and a hand held shower for those who do not wish to wet their hair. One of the walls is covered in rough slate and gives an interesting feel to the room. There is ample storage space provided as well as a hairdryer. We also provide bathrobes for you to use during your stay.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , can be made into 2 singles
  • The bedroom has wooden floor and has a lovely view onto the gardens. A large fitted wardrobe provides ample storage.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Should you require other services such as a massage, chauffeur, some additional housekeeping or private catering. All this can be arrange on demand for an additional charge. Also note that: Free high-speed wireless internet connection (Wi-Fi). Detailed London manual that outlines the key features of the apartment and the surrounding neighbourhood. Luxury cotton towels, high thread count sheets, bath soaps, shampoo and hand lotion. Starter supplies of dishwasher and laundry powder, rubbish bags, paper towels, aluminium roll and so much more. Prices are all inclusive.

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average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews
5

Excellent location and wonderful presentation of apartment

  • 5 of 5

This is now the third time I have stayed in this delightful little apartment in a very pretty and safe tree lined street . Two streets away from Kensington palace and with 2 tube stations very close by with many shops and restaurants to choose from I have found this to have been my home away from home!Sunny and bright with even my own little terrace to enjoy an evening glass of wine , my husband and I have had a wonderful week in London . Our host , Patricia , is always close by to help with introducing you to the apartment and any queries you may have . Thank you Patricia for such a pleasant set up, and although we live in Sydney ,we also enjoy thinking of our lovely home in Brunswick gardens .Many thanks and we hope to visit again soon ! Diana and Peter .

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Elegant Flat in amazing location - highly recommend

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for 5 nights March 2018 and thoroughly enjoyed the amenities of the unit and it's very walkable location. Right away it felt like home and provided a relaxing and comfortable base.

Can't say enough about Patricia's promptness in answering messages & organizing the flat so I could check in same day. She also kindly provided a bottle of wine, milk & juice. There are also coffee capsules for the Krups as well as dish detergent, laundry etc.

The bed is very comfortable, quality linens & pillows and is at the back of the unit facing a courtyard/gardens. Quiet & perfect for sleep. Adequate storage space to unpack and store luggage.

Kitchen & bathroom are modern & updated. Both stocked with basics. i.e. soap, shampoo..

Loved the heritage details of the moldings and high ceilings the unit feels very spacious.

Enjoyed nearby restaurants: Candella Tea Room for tea & sweets, Kensington Wine Rooms all within 5 min walk.

Easy walking access to Portobello Rd Market/Notting Hill. One day walked to Marylebone and Oxford street and back. Hyde & Holland parks around the corner, this is an excellent location to explore from. Westfield London Shopping Center also walkable or by bus .

As mentioned in a previous review there are a couple flights of stairs to keep in mind given luggage situation.

There was renovation activity at nearby properties, however it it silent on wknds & weekdays doesn't commence til 8AM or later. During our stay only a few of the flats in the building were occupied so it was extremely quiet. The front street is also quiet with minimal through traffic.

Patricia is a wonderful host & her flat is exactly as stated & shown in an excellent location. Would definitely return.

Thank you! :)

  • Review Submitted: 25-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Kensington Warmth

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I stayed in this lovely apartment for three nights at the end of February. The 'Beast from the East' was sweeping into London that week, with snow storms blanketing the streets. Patricia and Gerard's place was a little haven of warmth and coziness amongst it all. Only a quick walk away from shops, tube lines and Kensington Palace, this apartment was perfect for our stay in London.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Delightful home away from Australia

  • 5 of 5

What a great little apartment to spend two busy weeks in london in February ! Not once did I feel the cold in this very cosy and charming little home ! After a busy day of walking and sight seeing and of course the obligatory clothes shopping it was so easy to return via one of the easy tube stations or buses back to Brunswick Gardens .Very comfortably fitted out with all that you could require to cook with ,or to visit Wholefoods only a short walk away in Kensington High Street it was just like being a local .

Lots of wonderful places to eat in such a small radius , my favourite being the Ivy at Kensington .

Thank you Patricia for always being available to communicate with regarding the cleaning and or the arrival and departing the apartment.

A rather special time in this little place for me in London. I certainly hope it will be there to return to soon in the future

Many thanks Di from Australia.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

VERY COMFORTABLE STAY IN GREAT LOCATION

  • 5 of 5

We spent nine nights at this comfortable, well furnished, contemporary apartment on a quiet tree filled street off Kensington Church Street. The apartment has been updated with a totally new bath and kitchen, not a cosmetic treatment of old fixtures. There’s a Euro-style walk-in shower and heated towel rack in the bath, while the kitchen has granite counters and up-to date appliances that made our stay easier. A washer/dryer combo machine gave us an opportunity to do loads of clothes that needed washing after three weeks in Italy. Electricals have also been up-graded with new lightning in all rooms and accessible outlets. We ate breakfast there almost every morning and had take-away several evenings from the many food possibilities in the neighborhood: Whole Foods, Fortnum and Masons, and even Sainsbury’s, a short walk away, along with many varieties of restaurants and bakeries. Access to London’s excellent transportation is easy: Notting Hill Gate Underground station is ten minutes’ walk away and Kensington High Street, 15 minutes. The #70 bus on Kensington Church takes you directly to the museums, an example of the numerous bus possibilities available. Patricia, our host, though I never met her, was very helpful, making sure our stay was comfortable through phone calls and emails. She’ll arrange such things as chauffeured cars to and from airports. Our stay was lengthy because we were visiting my son and his family now living in London. The apartment was comfortable enough for the four of them to visit and for us to feed them with take-out pizza. All and all an excellent place to stay, long or short term, during a visit to London.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderful place to rest during an amazing trip....

  • 5 of 5

Patricia and Gerard's home was spotless, beautifully styled, and in an amazing location of London, which is perfect to see all that can be seen in one of the world's finest cities.

The bed was wonderfully soft with fresh linens. The living room has a small deck overlooking the street and it was great to come home and relax there. The kitchen is spacious, though we didn't use it much.

The tube system in London was immensely simple and a joy to use, with Notting Hill Gate tube station being right nearby.

We enjoyed staying right near Hyde Park and spent a few wonderful moments there. The Churchill War Rooms were spectacular, as were other sights. We ate at 'Core by Clare Smyth', which opened up recently near the flat, and it was a top level meal from a top level chef and her team. We saw Stonehenge and the city of Bath.

And at the end of every jam-packed and fun-filled day, we loved each minute of rest and relaxation at our Kensington home. Thank you Gerard and Patricia!! Will definitely use you guys again when we come back to London.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jesse, You will always be most welcome. Thank you for being such great guests. See you soon in London. Kindest regards, Patricia and Gerard
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Location

Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
The Churchill Arms
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Chiswick
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Kensington Place
Car: not necessary

Our apartment is located in one of the streets running parallel to Kensington Palace. You will be there in minutes. Ideal if you like going running in the morning as Kensington Gardens are just around the corner.

In addition, the property is only 10 minutes walk away from Portobello Market. You will love going there on Saturday morning to try and find the perfect little piece of antique to take home with you or shop for fruit and veg. for lunch or dinner any day of the week.

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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £65
Damage Deposit £500

Rates may change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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