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

Overview

Property

Updated: 04-Dec-2016
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.

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

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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.

Speaks English

23 Reviews

4.7
based on 23 holidaymaker reviews

Orinda, CA
5

Fantastic space in an incredible neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying in this sweet getaway in South Kensington. Beds were very comfortable (note to American travelers the "double" bed is an American "queen" size - a great surprise to us)! We spent our week in London walking and taking the underground everywhere, and this was a perfect, central location for our adventures. Thank you, Sue!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased you enjoyed your time in South Kensington and thank you for your kind review. We hope you will return.
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4

Great Location in a traditional building.

  • 4 of 5

The location is excellent close to the subway and shops. South Kensington is an up market location so we felt very safe at all times. The apartment is just as the pictures show, it is spacious for 4 people and very clean. The only downside is there isn't really an area for you to eat as a family since the kitchen is narrow and only has space for a couple of seats. The beds were comfortable and the heating adequate with plenty of hot water. Checking in and out was easy.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I was surprised at this review. There is a gate leg table in the sitting room which seats 6 persons and there are 6 dining chairs around the flat some in the bedrooms. Most people who want a family supper have put this table up at the end of the sitting room where there is plenty of space for six to eat at and it does not crowd the seating area. It has been commented on in some of the reviews and how much they enjoyed it. The kitchen has a pull up breakfast bar with three stalls and there is only room for three here. We recommend very young children eat here so they dont make the carpet dirty.
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5

Charming accommodation in a beautiful neighbourhood

  • 5 of 5

This is a well-equipped and well-maintained flat in South Kensington. On my arrival I was warmly greeted by the manager of the flat, Debbie, who introduced me to the workings of the flat and how to negotiate the neighbourhood - from the nearby tube station, to the local chemist and where best to purchase food supplies. The listing description perfectly describes both the flat and the area in which it is situated. The kitchen and laundry appliances are new and easy to operate. The bedrooms are bright and airy with lots of closet space and drawers. I was pleasantly surprised to find some very nice touches which enhanced my stay - there was fresh coffee provided for the French press, a plug for US and Canadian appliances and even small decorative dishes bedside which could be used to contain such things as watches and earrings.

I did not take advantage of entertaining in the flat, but the dishes are fine china, and there are many crystal wine glasses etc.

Old Brompton Road near the flat contains wine shops, upscale groceries and bakeries and a plethora of coffee and casual restaurants.

There are four flats in the building. This one is a bit of a climb to the third floor, but certainly worth it. The building is very quiet with no loud or disturbing street noises at night or in the morning.

To sum up, I had a wonderful stay and hope to rent this place again on my return to London.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great location for your London experience

  • 5 of 5

We stayed six nights following a recommendation from a friend who had stayed previously. We were thoroughly satisfied with our choice with a well appointed and spacious apartment very close to South Kensington Tube Station (2 mins), many restaurants, pubs and all the local shops you would require. The area is very vibrant and has a great ambience. Easy walking distance to Natural History Museum (5 mins) Harrods at Knightsbridge (10 mins) and Buckingham Palace (25 mins). The apartment is clean and tidy and we lacked nothing on a day to day basis. Having completed four weeks in Europe hotel hopping it was great to have your own space, kitchen, laundry requirements etc. The property was clean, secure and quiet notwithstanding it is in a vibrant area. Two bedrooms being one queen bed in one and two singles in the other, lounge with full AV etc, nice bathroom and well appointed kitchen, it is on the 3rd floor so you need to be prepared to get your luggage up the stairs and which we had no issue with. The owner Sue was great to work with and in summary it was everything that was outlined in the listing Overall would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Location for Touring Around London

  • 5 of 5

Agree with many other reviewers, this place is perfect for a family of four (with 2 teenagers). Sue was great at communicating --- from the booking process through our arrival. The location is a short walk to the South Kensington Tube and only steps from numerous restaurants, grocery stores, and other shops. It's also easy to get to from LHR (just hop on the Piccadilly Line for a 45 minute journey).

The flat was clean and there were clear directions for all the appliances / electronics.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

The property was as described and pictured, comfortably and tastefully furnished.

  • 5 of 5

My sister and I enjoyed our 13-night stay and would return on a future London visit. The location is ideal, a five-minute walk to the South Kensington Underground station. Three lines access London's major attractions; the Piccadilly Line runs to Heathrow Airport terminals. There are restaurants and two small grocery stores on Old Brompton Road; a Whole Foods is one tube stop away. The Victoria & Albert and Natural History museums are within walking distance. Flat was very clean. In addition to standard kitchen appliances, including a dishwasher, there are a clothes washer and dryer. Financial and logistical arrangements were handled promptly and efficiently.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : London Heathrow at 15 Miles Nearest Train : London Victoria at 2 Miles Nearest Motorway : M4 at 8 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Dozens of resturants at 20 Metres Car: not necessary

Travel:

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.

Distances:

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.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
High Season
1 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
£840
for 4 nights
From
£190
£1,410
£5,580
 
 
Low Season
3 Jan 2017 - 31 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
£780
for 4 nights
From
£175
£1,305
£5,180
 
 
High Season
1 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
4 night minimum stay
£840
for 4 nights
From
£190
£1,410
£5,580
 
 
Low Season
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
£780
for 4 nights
From
£175
£1,305
£5,180
 
 
High Season
1 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£840
for 4 nights
From
£190
£1,410
£5,580
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£780
for 4 nights
From
£175
£1,305
£5,180
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £250
Cleaning charge £80

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.
CANCELLATION POLICY
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.
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Facilities

From the Owner

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

Property Type

  • apartment

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

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

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...

Suitability

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

Location Type

  • city centre
  • town

Attractions

  • 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

Floor Area

  • 650 m²

Bathrooms

  • 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.

Bedrooms

  • 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.

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • 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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