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Chic apartment in Kensington Olympia - Chic apartment in Kensington Olympia. Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms)



Updated: 24-Oct-2016
Victorian Apartment in Kensington Olympia, West London - One Of The Most Desirable Areas Of London

These apartments (a one bedroom and a completely separate two bedroom) are charming, well appointed Victorian apartments in the ‘village’ of West London’s Brook Green in Kensington Olympia. The area is one of the most desirable parts of West London, situated as it is within easy reach of Heathrow Airport (20 mins by car), the heart of uber-smart Kensington & Chelsea, London’s glorious nearby Holland and Hyde parks, the amazing new shopping centre at Westfield, numerous nearby tube stations and some of the best restaurants and gastro pubs in the capital. Easy access to central London in 20mins.

There is a one bedroom and a completely separate two bedroom: PLEASE NOTE: photos of the one bedroom are the images at the end of the photo gallery. We will send a full detailed brochure/ imagery for the one bedroom on enquiry). Owners Direct are still updating their technology on this!

Details for holiday apartment Chic apartment in Kensington Olympia. Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms), 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

Gratton Road is a charming, well-appointed, two-bedroomed Victorian apartment in the ‘village’ of West London’s Brook Green in Kensington Olympia. The apartment has high ceilings, is light and airy and is decorated and equipped to a high standard. The apartment is located in a quiet residential area, on the corner of Milson Road, one of the most desirable roads in the area. This spacious apartment has a large living room and separate dining area with seating for up to six guests. There is a well equipped modern kitchen with fridge, freezer, dishwasher, oven & hob, microwave and full cooking equipment. There is a widescreen TV in the sitting room with all freeview channels, and DVD. And free Wi-Fi broadband access. This area of West London is within easy reach of Heathrow Airport (20 mins by car or taxi), the heart of chic Kensington & Chelsea, London’s glorious Holland and Hyde Parks and the new shopping centre at Westfield. There are nearby Tube stations for access to central London.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

We manage six 'home from home' apartments in the London Kensington Olympia area. We pride ourselves on our warm welcome and the fact that we will be on hand 24/7 for any information requests or to resolve any problems. We have a full time housekeeper on hand, the indomitable Ana, and we are always reachable by phone or email. Please note that all of these apartments are exclusive dedicated full time short let apartments, they are not people's homes just vacated! My husband works for the world's foremost upmarket travel magazine and he loves to pass on any hidden gems in London he has discovered. We look forward to hearing from you and it will be a pleasure to accommodate you during your trip to London. We love our little portfolio of apartments and we are sure you will too!

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Guestbook comments from the owner

In a word: fantastic! the reception was more than perfect. kindness and availability beyond all expectations. we were very good in the house, we found everything as described.
Jun 2015
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10 Reviews

based on 10 holidaymaker reviews

Huntsville, Alabama

Great Flat

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this lovely flat. Three old friends met from 3 different (US) states for a 5 night stay in London.

Pros: only a 2-3 minute walk through a nice residential area from the tube station; plenty of room in the flat - including a large table great for "gatherings" as well as meals; comfortable beds; modern bathroom; living room with plenty of seating for 5-6 people; well-supplied kitchen - we made use of it for breakfast each morning as well as evening tea; great communication with the owners - very responsive; pictures on vrbo are quite representative of the flat - no surprises; convenient to nice neighborhood pub and restaurants as well as groceries - enjoyed a quick walk (1 block) to a local store to get fresh bread in the morning; excellent info available in the flat for both local/neighborhood as well as London attractions.

Cons: Tube station is not the most convenient to other lines even though it is quite close. From light rail to underground required a couple of stops; 3 flights of stairs - a bit of a struggle with luggage on arrival and not always looked forward to after a day of sightseeing (we are all 70+) - but we made it; wi-fi is very slow - this was our biggest problem - needed to keep up with email from family as well as research some local attractions - didn't make any difference if one or three of us were online. We left London for a small village (population 160) in the Cotswolds which had a very fast wi-fi connection, even with all 3 of us online - surprising that London - slow/middle of nowhere - fast.

Even though I did mention some cons - I still rate our overall experience as a "5 star" - we were comfortable using the tube, we took the stairs as a "challenge", and made do with the wi-fi. Overall, the pros outweigh the cons - a great experience!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the lovely review!
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Terrific find in Kensington-Olympia

  • 5 of 5

The flat was the perfect base for my family of four, including two teenagers. It's close to the tube stations, yet far enough away from the bustle. The neighbourhood benefits from two excellent gastro-pubs. The flat itself had everything we needed. We highly recommend it.

-- Kristin, Toronto

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the review Kristin! That is very kind of you and we hope to see you again in London town. Happy onward travels!
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Lovely week long stay in London

  • 4 of 5

A family of four (mom, dad and two teenage daughters) recently stayed in Hugo & Lizzie's 2 bed flat - the space was ideal for our family! Communication with Hugo and Lizzie during the booking stage, upon our arrival and for the refund was very easy. Emails and calls were promptly replied to and any questions or concerns were always answered. What we really enjoyed was being able to come 'home' after long days of sightseeing around London. The flat was quiet, clean and had nice big windows that allowed for a nice breeze to flow through. We enjoyed being able to spread out our maps on the dining table and having the comfy living room to sit down at the end of the day. The beds were comfortable and the cotton covers were cozy. Perhaps the one negative we found with the apartment was the convenience to the tube stations. We have visited London a few times and are familiar with the tube but did not realize the Kensington/Olympia station nearby does not have easy connections or run as often as other lines; the more convenient line stations that are nearby are at least a 10 minute walk away. Often, after being out for the day walking all over London then coming home late in the evening, we would take a cab to the apartment from one of these stations. For us, if a different tube station was closer or more convenient, we would have given 5 stars for our review. Overall, it was a good stay...and the apartment is especially handy if attending the Kensington/Olympia conference centre. On a side note, The Havelock Tavern (about a 3 minute walk away) provides fantastic meals and a lovely atmosphere-highly recommend going for dinner.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to wrote a review, it was a pleasure to host you there and hope to see you in London again soon ... and happy onward travels!
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A fabulous home-like base for London

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four (2 adults and 2 teenage boys) loved the flat as a base for our week stay in London. The listing was an accurate representation of the flat itself, and was very clean on arrival. It had plenty of space for us all. The beds were very comfortable, the kitchen was adequately equipped so we could cook some nights, and we could do some much needed washing after 3 weeks travelling prior to London. The bus and tube were no more than 10-15 mins walk away (depending on the stop or station needed), and on the weekend only 2 mins to Olympia overground. We could walk to some very nice areas such as Notting Hill and Holland Park. There are good take aways nearby, pubs, and a comprehensive supermarket. The owners were very responsive to our queries in the lead-up to our visit. They were very forthcoming with information and provided us with a detailed map and other documents after we booked, as well as offering further assistance. They were also very helpful with a couple of small things after our arrival, even late at night. As we spent most days out touring, it was a great place to come "home" to and relax. We would stay here again and recommend it to others. Thanks, Hugo and Lizzie!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, thanks so much for the lovely review Kathy, we are all chuffed to bits here, you have made our day! It is much appreciated. We all think that is the nicest review we have ever had across all six of our London flats. It was a pleasure to host you there and we are very glad you had such a great time in London. Next time you come to London please use the voucher code THANKS for your enquiry and you will find a nice discount applied! Thanks again Kathy and happy onwards travels .... Kind regards Hugo and Lizzie
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Home from Home

  • 5 of 5

We love everything about the apartment. It is the second time we have stayed there, and it is the perfect location for Olympia There are plenty of restaurants in the area and High Street Kensington is a short bus ride away. The apartment is very clean well equipped and Hugo is super helpful. It is also an interesting place to stay with magazines and good books. It really is home from home.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful apartment in an excellent area

  • 5 of 5

Excellent communication from Hugo from the minute of booking the apartment right up to arriving early evening on Monday we found the apartment clean,tidy añd comfortable. It is in an excellent position close to tube station at Kensington Olympia and has an excellent bus service - no 9 which takes you right into the West End ( we saw The Lion King - amazing show!) and the main London attractions - we did The View from the Shard.

It was nice though to escape back to the apartment from the hustle and bustle!!

Would definitely recommend and will definitely be returning ourselves in the future

  • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the lovely review Beverley! We would love to see you back there any time! All best for the rest of the year - Hugo & Lizzie
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From the Owner

We always loved the fact Brook Green and Olympia have very cosy 'village' feels whilst still being in the heart of central London and with easy access to the rest of the city. There are two parks on our doorstep, Holland and Hyde parks, glorious in summer. You can walk to the heart of Kensington in 10 mins - so its very well positioned. It is fabulous for pubs and restaurants, very handy for tubes and trains ... and very easy for exiting London on the M4 or M40 motorways.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Heathrow at 10 Miles Nearest Ferry : Dover at 70 Miles Nearest Train : St Pancras at 10 Miles Nearest Motorway : M4 or M40 at 2 Miles Car: not necessary


Heathrow airport is very close by (25 mins by car) and Gatwick not much further (about 50 mins by car). Shepherds Bush and Hammersmith Tube stations serve the apartment well for all points in the capital. There is also the overland rail network and Tube station at Olympia a two minute walk away. Channel; ports of Dover are about one and half hours to drive. The Eurotunnel station at St Pancras is 20 mins by car/taxi.


Heathrow - 15 miles.

Oxford - 50 miles.

Cotswolds - 70 miles.

Central London - 3 miles.

Holland Park - 1 mile.

Further Details:

There is a Waitrose supermarket on Kensington High Street (4 mins drive), a Tesco superstore (3 mins drive) also, there is one of the most famous gastro pubs in London, The Havelock, about 200m walk away, and another well known pub close by too, there are shops and restaurants galore at the new Westfield mega shopping centre. High Street Kensington is famous for its eateries and drinkeries (we send our clients a detailed information sheet beforehand of all the local information they are likely to need).


Rental rates

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16 Dec 2016 - 4 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
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4 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Booking Notes:
To reserve the property, the client should complete, sign and date a booking form (we will send) and return it with payment of the initial non-refundable deposit (30% of the total rent due, subject to a minimum of £100). The balance of the rent together with the security deposit is payable not less than two months before the start of the rental period. A security deposit of £150 for the rental period is required in case of damage to the property or its contents or loss of key.

Changeover Day:
Please contact owner.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per day in UK Pounds.
Discounts negotiable for longer lettings.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Property Type

  • apartment


  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • city centre
  • town


  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 850 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • There is a modern bathroom with travertine tiling and new bath and shower, and plenty of hot water. Towels and linen are provided.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, 1 Cot
  • Gratton Road has two well-proportioned bed rooms, one with King size bed, made by the fantastically comfy Loaf, and plenty of storage space, the other with two twin beds which can be attached. Cot also available.


  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles


  • Self-catering


  • Please note: Check in is at 3pm. Check out is at 11am. We try to be flexible with this wherever possible, but it is frequently not possible due to other bookings. To guarantee an early checkin, guests would need to also book the night the before so that we can block that date out on the calendar. But there is also a handy left luggage facility just up the road at Westfield shopping mall anyway which we can give you the address for.

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