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Spacious flat in a perfect position in the heart of South Kensington

Bedrooms 2
Space 700 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet


About the property

Everything you need for the perfect London stay is within very easy reach

The apartment is situated on the third floor with no lift. The walk is worth it as the flat is stylish, comfortable, light and peaceful and has wonderful views down Queens Gate. It is situated in the heart of South Kensington within five minutes walk from "South Ken" Underground Station. Fully furnished with antique pictures and furniture in the traditional English style, its situation is perfect for a family of four or two couples wanting to explore the museums, parks, shops and restaurants of this safe and vibrant and truly international area of London, with some of the capital's top attractions situated only minutes walk away.

A further few stops on the tube takes you to theatre land and the other world famous attractions of London's west end. After a busy day site seeing or shopping, the Apartment is an oasis to return to. There are two spacious bedrooms one with double bed, over looking a quite mews and the second bedroom as twin beds, ideal for children. There is a top class Supermarket on the doorstep if you are wishing to eat in or the choice of dozens of restaurants and cafes in the street below. South Kensington has a French feel and many French nationals have made it their home ,with its many on street cafes were you can sit and watch the world go by. We have a strict policy of maximum 4 persons staying at the flat. It is No Smoking and it is illegal to smoke on the stairs.

More Details

Property Manager
Sue Stanford-Tuck
Member since: 2005
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
13 April, 2018

About Sue Stanford-Tuck

The owners are a professional couple with adult children and young grandchildren. They live in southern England and travel regularly to Greece (where they have a holiday home) and elsewhere.

Sue Stanford-Tuck purchased this apartment in 1999

Why Sue Stanford-Tuck chose Kensington

The apartment was purchased as a base in London from which to work and enjoy the facilities offered by the UK's capital city. The owners now visit London less frequently and are happy to let the apartment out on short or long lets.

What makes this apartment unique

The apartment is very convenient for many museums, attractions and restaurants and is close to all transport links.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Kensington in London

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • The bathroom is well equipped with a steel bath, mixer taps and shower over the bath with shower screen, basin, WC, and heated towel rail and full width mirror with spotlighting.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: One bedroom has double bed and one has twin beds Notes on bedrooms: Main bedroom is very spacious with a double bed (5ft wide English King size) Second bedroom also very spacious with full size twin beds. Both are very light with full length curtains and blackout blinds and have fans, hair dryers and large cupboards.
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Notes on accommodation: This flat is ideal for a family of four or two couples wanting to stay in the most sought after area of London. With its English style it offers chance to stay in a truly comfortable English setting and live the English dream during your stay. This is a NO SMOKING flat and it is illegal to smoke in any area of the building. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen and towels will be supplied and the property would be cleaned with a linen change once a week. There may be separate arrangements for longer lets. Other: The apartment entrance leads in to an entrance hall and from there to the other rooms. Apart from the bathroom and kitchen which have Amtico flooring, the flat is carpeted throughout.


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Spacious flat in a perfect position in the heart of South Kensington
average rating of 4.72093 based on 43 reviews

Outstanding flat in South Kensington!

  • 5 of 5

Had a fantastic stay.

Excellent size flat for family of 4. Location couldn't be better - only a couple blocks from tube station, fun restaurants and take away places within a couple minutes walk.

Flat was in excellent condition and well equipped for eating in. Was anxious about potential street noise based on a few other reviews, but we couldn't hear any significant noise at any time of day.

We highly recommend this flat for your stay in London!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Trent for your very nice review. We enjoyed having you and hope to see you again sometime.
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Perfect stay for a busy week of exploring

  • 5 of 5

For a family of four (kids are 12 and 9) this was a perfect place to stay for our busy spring break week in London. Plenty of good cafes and restaurants in the immediate area and a very short walk to the South Ken tube. The flat was nicer than the pictures and had all we need. Couldn’t figure out why other comments mentioned street noise, it was pretty quiet to us (but we are New Yorkers). Thanks Sue!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review and we enjoyed having you to stay.
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Wonderful South Kensington walk-up

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful 4-night stay at Sue’s apartment in South Kensington. It was perfect for a family with two adults and two teenagers. The location is excellent for exploring London attractions by tube or bus. Also close to both Hyde Park and Battersea Park. There are several restaurants, a market, other shops, museums and two pubs within a 5 minute walk. The description clearly describes the 3 flights of stairs required to reach the apartment. This was a great value, and we would certainly rent again.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous location - everything we needed!

  • 5 of 5

Family of four stayed here for a week in November. The location was great, apartment was clean and offered everything we needed. Beds were comfortable, master bedroom was nice and quiet. There are restaurants, markets, coffee shops and a tube station very nearby. There are a lot of stairs, but I just had foot and ankle surgery a few months ago and I managed just fine. Thank you for a wonderful place to stay!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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South Kensington Gem

  • 5 of 5

Great location for us. As pictured and much more spacious and comfortable than hotel rooms at the beginning of our visit to GB. Loved the easy walk to museums and the South Ken tube station. We were 66 and 69 years old and found the 70 stairs down to the front door not a problem. (And easier at the end of our 5 night stay). The binder about how to use appliances was helpful. Do empty the condenser on the dryer each time as they advise. Almost no noise heard from other units.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased your stay was such a success and you even improved your fitness level! Thank you for your lovely review and we hope you will return again.
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A Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

We were 2 senior couples who thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this well equipped, wonderfully clean and very comfortable apartment. It was an inviting home away from home. The climb up to the apartment is significant, but for a healthy person with a good fitness level, totally worth the effort. As nice as the apartment was, its chief advantage is its location. It is a short walk to many significant attractions and the proximity to the subway system makes getting anywhere very easy. Sue, our host, was very helpful and thorough with communications. It is with confidence that I recommend this apartment.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so delighted you enjoyed you stay so much. We certainly make no secret of the stairs but I always think they are worth the climb as you get a better view and far more light. You were wonderful guests and we thank you for looking after our flat so well and hope you will return.
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
London Heathrow
Nearest Train
2 Miles
London Victoria
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
Dozens of resturants
Car: not necessary


Heathrow is 30-40 minutes by road. Gatwick 1 hour. 1hr 45 minutes to Channel tunnel. Car hire not necessary in London as there are regular buses and taxis and the Underground Station is 200 metres away. Piccadilly line tube to South Kensington is best way from Heathrow. Remember to buy an Oyster card for all your Tube and Bus travel during your stay. From Gatwick Airport. Take the Gatwick express, they sell tickets in the baggage hall which saves time. You arrive at Victoria and then take District or Circle line two stops to South Kensington. About 5-6 min walk to flat.


8 Minutes walk to the famous South Kensington Museums, 5 minutes to Underground. 20 minute walk to Harrods and Kings Road. Hyde Park 15 minutes. Dozens of restaurants and cafes within the South Kensington area.

Further Details:

A small Waitrose is in the same block providing high class groceries on the next corner is an excellent Italian coffee shop. Christies South Ken Auction Galleries. Numerous restaurants serving every type of English or ethnic food. Farmers market in Bute Street at weekends. There is an excellent fish shop and green grocer in Bute Street.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £80
Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
50% non refundable deposit to confirm booking. Full payment 45 days prior to arrival. £250.00 damage deposit must be included with the second balance payment. Returned at end of rental if no damage.
1. More than 30 days prior to arrival 50% of total rental cost.
2. 20 to 30 days 25% return.
3. 10 to 20 days 10% return.
4. Less than 10 days no return

This is a NO SMOKING apartment. It is illegal to smoke on the stairs.

Changeover Day:
Any day

Notes on prices:
There will be a cleaning charge of £80.00 per week. For rentals longer than a week the sheets and towels will be changed and flat cleaned. for an extra charge. Payment can be by bank transfer or PayPal or Secure Payment which will have a £25.00 fee to cover charges.

Manager'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.