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Luxury Apartment In sought-after Garden Square in Royal Borough of Kensington

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 6 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet


About the property

Apartment in 19thC Town House, Royal Borough of South Kensington - Quiet Garden Square, 250 Metres From Earls Court Underground Station And All Amenities

This elegant second floor apartment, (with stairs) in a converted 1890s stucco-fronted building, features a large west-facing living-dining room with French windows, opening onto a small balcony overlooking the square. There is one large and one small double bedroom, (one with king size and one with a small double bed) a small kitchenette, large bathroom with shower and WC and a second separate WC.

Property Manager
Alasdair Sutherland
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, Italian
Calendar last updated:
1 May, 2017

About Alasdair Sutherland

We are English, retired, my wife was an executive with Yves St Laurent UK and I was with an international marketing & PR agency.

I'm the author of a recently published book about the 1960s and the impact of Italian food on the UK 's restaurant culture.

Our current project is the restoration of an old farmhouse in Puglia, Southern Italy, and the flat is let while we are away. So this is not a rental flat business, it is part of our own home.

Alasdair Sutherland purchased this apartment in 1997

Why Alasdair Sutherland chose Kensington

We have lived in this area since 1976: The garden square is very quiet, but has immediate access to airports, LHR and LGW, and to all of west London via the underground and bus system.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Kensington in London

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Main bathroom with high and low shower suite, WC and basin, second small WC with small hand wash basin.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 3 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Main bedroom with King size (200x160 cm) (6 ft 6" x 5ft 3") double bed: fitted cupboards, facing quiet internal well & small garden. Second bedroom, with 6 ft 6" by 4 ft 2" (200x130)double bed, fitted cupboards and workstation, facing on to garden square.
  • Television
  • Golf ...
Notes on accommodation: 1. Our minimum letting period is one week, seven nights. Rentals of less than seven nights can be accepted but because of our housekeeping arrangements when we are away, the full week's rental must be charged. 2. The second bedroom has a built-in fold-down double bed. We prefer not to have more than a total of three guests. 3. Due to the quality of the furniture and contents, the flat may not be suitable for young children. Outside: The apartment looks over the award-winning Private Gardens of Earls Court Square. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bedlinen included. The property is cleaned and linen changed once a week. No charge for departure cleaning. Other: Extensive library shelves in living room.


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Luxury Apartment In sought-after Garden Square in Royal Borough of Kensington
average rating of 4.0 based on 1 reviews

Lovely sitting room, comfy beds, functional kitchen, good neighborhood.

  • 4 of 5

We stayed for a week in February and were delighted with our sunny, view of the garden and square from the

book-filled sitting room. This apartment is situated away from noisy streets, but very close to the tube and bus stops, so it

was easy to get around and very easy to get to from Heathrow. Lovely small streets nearby for exploring, lots of dining and

grocery options.

Mrs. Dulfis Hayden met us and showed us how things worked and where everthing was located. She made herself

available during the week, if we needed help, and was charming and friendly.

It is an old building and the walls are thin. The only negatives were a noisy party nearby on Sat. night and three flights of stairs.

We would stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Feb-2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Big Ben
Trafalgar Square
The British Museum
Buckingham Palace
Westminster Abbey
The National Gallery
St James's Park
Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace
Kensington Gardens
Science Museum
Thames River Boat Cruise
Portobello Road Market
Imperial War Museum
Soho London
Holland Park
Round Pond
Sir John Soane's Museum
St. Paul's Cathedral
Natural History Museum
Victoria and Albert Museum
Finborough Theatre
North End Road Market, Fulham
A traditional London street market, and mostly inexpensive shops, an eight minute walk strai...


Heathrow Airport 40 minutes by underground from Earls Court station, or 40 minutes by taxi.

Gatwick Airport 30 minutes by train from Victoria station or 40 minutes from nearby West Brompton Station (300 metres walk) via Clapham Junction. The Easybus service to Gatwick comes and goes at Old Brompton station 350 metres away.


Earls Court Stadium is 200 metres away. West End theatres: three minutes walk to Earls Court station and 15-18 minutes ride to Piccadilly Circus Leicester Square and Covent Garden on the Piccadilly Line.

Further Details:

Earls Court Road and Old Brompton Road are both 100 metres walk.

Earls Court Square is a peaceful and generally quiet location, protected from and yet offering quick access to, main thoroughfares.

Earls Court tube station, 200 metres away on Earls Court Road, serves the Piccadilly line to Heathrow and the West End, and the District line to High Street Kensington, South Kensington, Chelsea and Victoria Station for the South, Brighton and Gatwick airport.

Here are some of the most useful bus routes.

74 (Putney - Earl's Court - South Kensington - Marble Arch - Baker Street Station).

C1 White City - Shepherd's Bush - Holland Road - Kensington - Earl's Court - South Kensington - Knightsbridge - Eaton Square – Victoria.

328 Golders Green - West Hampstead - Kilburn - Westbourne Park - Notting Hill Gate - Kensington - Earl's Court – Chelsea.

Shopping and local Restaurants: Earls Court Road has many food shops and small supermarkets, (including M&S, Sainsbury’s and the Co-operative,) several banks, money changers, pharmacies (including Zafash, Britain’s only 365/24/7 chemist, fast food outlets and restaurants, and a branch of our best High Street wine chain, Oddbins. Two smart restaurants, Garnier &

Good value local restaurants are : Masala Zone for Indian, Byron for Burgers, and Dragon Palace, Cantonese food. Also others such as Zizzi for Italian, Nando’s for Portuguese, see http://www.hardens.com/restaurants/london/earls-court/ for a full guide.

In nearby Old Brompton Road are Chase a good and quick dry cleaner and laundry, a Japanese Restaurant, the celebrated Troubador Cafe with live entertainment, (you've missed Paul Simon who featured there in 1961) Rocco London, and several other cheerful Italian restaurants. For a good and easy high quality ready-to-cook-at-home meal, we recommend Marks & Spencer (“M&S”). I haven’t mentioned the pubs but there are plenty, of many different styles, see what suits you.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £400

Booking Notes:
We email you our booking form. Complete & scan and send it back by email. We confirm your booking when your 20% deposit reaches our bank account. The remaining fee is payable 6 wks before arrival. If your stay is less than 6 wks away we ask for the total sum in one payment.
Upon arrival our manager will meet you at the flat between 12 & 6pm weekdays or 12 and 5pm weekends to hand you keys & show you round. She will check you out upon departure and review any breakages. Check out is 10.00am

Changeover Day:
Flexible arrival and departure dates.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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