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Chic apartment in Kensington Olympia - Luxe apartment in KensingtonOlympia. Sleeps 2/3.



Updated: 11-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 Luxe apartment in KensingtonOlympia. Sleeps 2/3., 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, 1 Bathroom

Sleeps 2/3. One bedroom Victorian terraced apartments on quiet street, furnished to high standard. Maclise Road is a beautiful, light-filled first floor apartment forming part of

an impressive Victorian house in the very popular Brook Green in Kensington Olympia, within easy walking distance of High Street Kensington. King size bed by Loaf. Additional double Loaf sofa bed in sitting room, very comfy. The apartment features a beautiful sitting room with high ceilings and windows– giving the apartment a spacious feeling – beautiful cornicing, lovely balcony and wonderful old wooden floors.Very close to Olympia Exhibition Hall, Holland Park and Kensington. Heathrow just 25 mins. Central line offers easy access to everything. WiFi internet is free. Many famous golf courses are within 30 mins drive. NB For photos of the one bedroom, they are the images at the end of the gallery. We will send full brochure & imagery for one bedder on enquiry. Owners Direct are still updating the technology!

  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Internet
  • 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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6 Reviews

based on 6 holidaymaker reviews

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Great location with loads of public transport

  • 3 of 5

The process for booking was very easy and smooth and the owners communicated regularly. They provided helpful information about the flat and the surrounds.

The flat had some really lovely features - fresh air, ample natural light, comfortable bed, well equiped kitchen and convenient Landry facilities.

We were disappointed about the general condition of the flat, it was not consistent with the description or the photos. It appears we were the last tenants before a renovation but this was not communicated to us prior to booking or before arrival. The blinds didn't work, sofa was uncomfortable to sit on and the two chairs needed springs; this meant there was nowhere to relax. The bathroom was very challenging; the tiles were lifting and crumbling.

The owner apologised for the bathroom but It would have been fair to let us know the flat needed renovation and have the opportunity to look elsewhere.

I would recommend the area and the hosts, but I would check that the renovation had happened.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for the review, and apologies for the tiles in the bathroom, you are quite right, they were lifting up a bit, to be honest I didn't realise that they had come loose, the apartment gets such a lot of wear and tear during the busy summer season, they were lifting more than I realised, i'm sorry about that. We have been planning to re-do the bathroom for a few months, and I did try to do some amateur handyman work on the tiles in the meantime before the renovation but it obviously didn't work very well! Indeed, you were the last guests before the total renovation (happening September 2016) where actually the whole bathroom is being moved out of the flat into the storeroom across the hallway, creating a lot more space also in the apartment, and the bathroom is then being re-attached as an ensuite with a clever bit of architecture! And while we are doing that we are modernising the whole apartment. Anyway, apologies again for that, we would be happy to recompense you for the inconvenience? And I promise that next time you come it will be amazing! Kind regards Lizzie
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Small apartment, convient location

  • 4 of 5

Booked this apartment for the location, and with the understanding it would sleep 3 people (myself, husband, and 18 yr old daughter). I was advised the sofa bed was large and comfortable, however it was neither. We had a couple issues with the housekeeping upon arrival which was communicated to Hugo right off. He responded right away and was very nice and helpful. The apartment itself really is only for 2 adults any more than that it is quite tight.

The apartment itself is nice and is a great location with three tube stations w/in walking distance to get you anywhere you wish to go. There are a lot good places to eat and Pubs to enjoy in the area.

It was mentioned they would be doing some upgrades and renovations to the property in the near future, so I'm sure it'll be better than ever.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Cynthia, im so sorry you didnt like the sofa bed, as mentioned at the time, literally everyone who has ever slept on it before has absolutely loved it, it is made by Loaf, who are famed in England for making the most comfortable sofa beds in the country! We have never heard before that it was not comfortable. When we first furnished the apartment we were determined not to skimp on making the apartment a 'home from home' feel. And so we pushed the boat out to get the best most expensive sofa bed we could, it is officially double sofa bed sized but we never allow more than one extra person there (ie maximum of three people) so we are surprised to hear that the double bed was not sufficient for one person. We did a 'test' night sleeping on it a few months back and thought it was very comfy. But we will do another test on it next week and perhaps it has detiorated. But as also mentioned the entire apartment is getting a facelift in August 2016, there will be brand new everything. Were glad you liked it other than the sofa bed! Kind regards Lizzie
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Cozy and convenient apartment

  • 4 of 5

Nicely decorated apartment in a quiet, pleasant neighborhood. The closest tube station is not fully operational, so you have to walk about 8 or 10 minutes to the next-nearest one. If you are two people this is a great space; it's a bit tight for three. Our daughter used the living room as her bedroom and this made things a bit cramped. Overall, not too bad for a few days in London. The owners were easy to reach and provided helpful suggestions.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable and convenient

  • 4 of 5

This is a nice little apartment with a comfortable bed and bedding. I can't really imagine a third person here but it could work. It is as pictured, and clean and well maintained. The owners are very responsive and provide a lot of helpful information about the area. Close bus access, with easy transport through Kensington, into central London. Also, easy access to tube stations. (10 minute walk)

  • Review Submitted: Dec 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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enjoyable stay

  • 5 of 5

I was staying in London for an exhibition at the Olympia Hall. The location was perfect for that. It was super convenient and comfortable. Everything was as described. Hugo and Lizzie were very helpful and easy to get in touch with. Also there are some good options for food in the area - cafes, pubs, grocery stores, etc. I enjoyed my stay.

The closest tube stations are about an 8-10 minute walk, but there are a few to chose from, so it's actually a pretty good location. Also the apartment is up two flights of stairs and I don't think there is a lift, so you'll need to be able to lift your luggage. For me this wasn't an issue. I'd definitely stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks again and glad you enjoyed the stay!
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Enjoyable stay - highly recommendable

  • 5 of 5

We have very much enjoyed our time in the nice (and well equipped) apartment with balcony close to Kensington Olympia St.

Wifi worked great. Very comfortable bed. And also great with books about London and its many great restaurants and foodie-places.

Many good restaurants and mini-markets in the area - and large supermarkets like Waitrose and Tesco iabout 15 minutes in walking distance.

Thanks to our kind hosts for a enjoyable stay. We will absolutely be back again sometime in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Xmas/New Year 2016/17
16 Dec 2016 - 4 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

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

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Property Type

  • apartment


  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


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


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

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

  • 480 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom has modern bath and shower, and plenty of hot water. Beautiful White Company towels, and 400 thread count Egyptian bed linen are provided


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1
  • Maclise Road has a beautifully proportioned bed room with high ceilings and a king size Loaf (the best!) bed and plenty of cupboard space. There is also a Loaf double pull out sofa bed in the sitting room.


  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering


  • Famous Havelock Tavern and Bird in Hand gastropubs in the next street.

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