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London apartments, near Olympia, Earls Court, live like a local! - One Bedroom Apartment / with Balcony



Updated: 28-Sep-2016
A collection of studio, one, two and three bedroom apartments in West Kensington

~ ~ ~ Castletown House Apartments ~ ~ ~

We operate our apartments with service in mind and look forward to welcoming our guests to London to show them what the city has to offer and for them to have a relaxing time whilst away from the busy city centre.

Our collection of apartments comprise of studio, one bedroom, two bedroom and three bedroom apartments, most of which are located within Castletown House's main building, although we do now look after a couple of other units on Perham Road, and Bramber Road, just a few minutes from our main building.

Castletown House is a family run business, and we strive in making a guests stay with us a positive and enjoyable one, and have received many reviews online over the years, although we have a limited selection on this website, a simple search will bring up plenty of other reviews for an expanded view on Castletown House.

Our entrance has a small reception desk, free payphone for either Richard or myself, as well as being able to make local calls (charged) should the need arise, we also have pamphlets and maps to help you become orientated. Although Castletown House offers private self catering apartments as I work on site I am often around should you need anything or simply some advice on where to go I am happy to be of assistance.

Our studio units are ideal for two people, and as a self contained apartment with open plan kitchen allowing guests to prepare light to heavy meals from the comfort of their own home, with the exception of the basis studio all apartments have a washer / dryer within them making taking care of any washing a non issue.

Our family studio is a ground floor larger unit with separate kitchen, ideal for two people and with the capability to accommodate a family of four utilising the sofa bed.

Our one bedroom apartments are situated over three floors, and all similar in layout and presentation, they can accommodate up to four people with the addition of the sofa bed.

Our two bedroom unit is a lower ground unit with private entrance and rear patio, as well as private laundry room, and games machine.

Our three bedroom apartment is great for larger groups, situated on the third floor, with dining space, three bedrooms, two bathrooms, living room and open plan kitchen as well as PlayStation 3 with DVDs and Games to play.

Close to the heart of London in the sought after area of West Kensington and Barons Court, you can enjoy the comforts of home, with no hotel restrictions, ideal for leisure and business breaks, where privacy and comfort are a number one priority. We have been awarded a Self Catering 3* holiday rating from the London Tourist Board, which means you can expect a high level of service and comfort, as well as offering affordability in an expensive city .

Our nearest Underground stations are West Kensington (2 Minutes) or Barons Court (5 minutes) - Both Earls Court & Olympia Exhibition Centres are nearby and within walking distance. London's major attractions are around 20 to 30 minutes away via good local transport links, including the underground, overground and London bus network.

All apartments are fully furnished with excellent facilities, these include; flat screen television - radio/ I pod dock - hair dryer - shaver point - fridge/freezer - cooker/hob - microwave - kettle/toaster - washing machine - iron & ironing board - internet / WiFi access, also includes all linen and towels for a weeks stay, with a weekly cleaning service, and shorter stays on request and charged for.

*Please note; a one week minimum applies over the Christmas and New Year Period, and other restrictions may apply at other busy periods. Our basic studio has no washing machine or oven.

More Details

Details for holiday apartment One Bedroom Apartment / with Balcony, 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

A cosy one bedroom balcony apartment located in Castletown House. With views over the local streets.

This apartment comprises of one bedroom with a balcony, kitchen with washer/dryer, microwave, cooker, hob and all facilities you would expect in a UK kitchen (no dishwasher). The dining area is incorporated into the lounge area, as well as the sofa bed for additional guests, with large wide screen television and DVD player. Tiled bathroom with bath & shower. There is wooden flooring throughout the apartment.

These apartments ideally suit two persons, but of course with the implementation of the sofa bed, up to four persons can stay in this apartment, with excellent free WiFi access this would make a fantastic choice, be it for business or leisure.

We are on site for check in and available for any questions you may have throughout your stay, our reception desk has a payphone where you call us for free should you need anything.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

My Father & I have been running Castletown House for a number of years, and although you'll see more of me than Richard these days, we both live close to the apartments and are on call should the need ever arise. We enjoy meeting new people from near and wide, and hope to welcome you to our apartments soon and you may on occasion spot me in the great local pub the Curtains Up mixing with friends, locals and other guests, whoever's around really! Having studied Hospitality Management at both Oxford Brookes and University of Central Florida working within the family business made the next logical step for myself and it has been a rewarding and interesting line of work to be in, and it certainly keeps me busy!

In my spare time I like to travel, and see my friends in London. I was born in London and enjoy what the city has to offer with a passion! I like to see upcoming events and concerts, although I must admit its been some years since I went inside the Towel of London! An absolute must in London in my opinion, though I do love a Castle! You could say I work in one... well not quite but the names there!

I would love to hear from you if your thinking about coming to London to see if our apartments might suit your needs, with multiple units we can make what seems the impossible, possible, with shared floors and multiple sleeping arrangements available to you please feel free to e mail any questions you may have about staying with us for your visit to London.

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Guestbook comments from the manager

Our 3 Week Stay was Fantastic we shall come again. Thank you, the Flat & Location was just perfect. Amazing Value, we will be telling our friends and hope to visit you again soon.

Fantastic Value, Just Loved it the kids still talk about the Large Wide Screen TV, Till next Time John & Amy
Nov 2007
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12 Reviews

based on 12 holidaymaker reviews

Cannonville, Utah, USA

Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

My 2 teenage daughters and I stayed here and loved it. The tube ride from Heathrow only took about 30 minutes which was nice. The location was great and within a short walking distance from 2 tube stations and London attractions. We were tourists with no car and found the locations great. We found the property very clean and found several grocery stores close by. We loved the crepes at the Hammersmith tube station and found a nice Tesco there.

The owner was available when we needed him and provided a great place to stay.

We would recommend this property to anyone and would stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2008
  • Date of Stay: May 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments these are always greatly appreciated. We are delighted that you have enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back Thank you for being wonderful guests
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well-run rental apartment in west kensington

  • 4 of 5

We recently rented a one bedroom apartment at 11 Castletown Road in West Kensington. The property is well maintained - the apartment was clean, and has everything you will need for your stay in London, including a stove, small refrigerator, washer/dryer, microwave and sink. The apartments also have Wi-Fi and TV service. The manager, Mark, was always available and attentive to any issues that arose. The building is 2 minutes walk from West Kensington station, and there are two supermarkets, and several good restaurants nearby. The only negative is that the apartment was not as pretty as it appeared to be from the pictures. This was a little disappointing, but overall we liked the apartment and found it to be a nice place to stay for two people on holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable, convenient, clean with very helpful owner

  • 4 of 5

We recently spent a week in the one bedroom with balcony. We found the apartment met all of our needs. The owner was most helpful and accommodating. It was clean, comfortable, just 2 blocks from the West Kennsington Tube station. Very convenient. The only reality is that there is no elevator; so that would have to be considered. This is in a working people neighborhood; therefore, there were grocery stores available, along with other convenient shops. It is not a tourist area. Very nice for the price.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Toronto, Ontario

Studio apartment

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed 6 days at Castletown. Mark worked hard to get our studio ready for our arrival, which was several hours before the check in time of 3 PM. The place was exactly as described. There were only pleasant surprises ( tea, coffee, sugar ready for our arrival, soaps, shampoos and detergent for our stay) Mark was easy to contact during our stay, either by phone or text. The location was excellent, near 2 Tube stations (one of them, a direct line to and from Heathrow).

We would stay here again on our next visit to London

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Extremely covenient location

  • 4 of 5

We had a great experience. To start off, we were able to drop off our luggage early. Mark was very hospitable. We were planning on staying 3 nights but ended up staying 6 nights. There were 3 of us (Mom, Dad, 16 yr old son) so next time we would likely get a 2 bedroom rather than 1 bedroom apartment. The apartment itself was equiped with kitchen cookware and utensils, fridge, microwave, oven, stove, and washer and driver which was a plus. Sound from the apartment across the hall did travel into our apartment so we had to put towel along the door crack which did muffled the dound. Overall, we had a great experience and will be back.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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London break

  • 4 of 5

Good location near West Kensington tube & Cromwell Rd buses. Comfortable, quiet and spacious apartment which provided a great retreat from the hustle & bustle of our tourist visit! Helpful host - all in all a great alternative to a hotel stay and really good value. Would stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best Mangal 2
"A lovely nearby Turkish restaurant, with open charcoal fires, exquisite cuisine "
222 Veggie Vegan
"One of London's top vegetarian restaurants just 10 minutes from Castletown House"
The Deli Bar
"A great local cafe, serving a fantastic Full English breakfast, as well as other items from ..."
The Curtains Up
"A great local pub, with a great selection of ales, and other drinks, there is a pub restaura..."
Famous Three Kings
"London's best sports bar, good food, large drink selection, can be crowded at busy times, an..."

From the Owner

We have managed this building within the family for a number of years, and we strive to make each guests an enjoyable one. Castletown House is an entire building dedicated to short term visitors to London, for both business and leisure purposes, and we are on site daily Monday to Friday for advice and assistance should you need it. I believe the building is a Victorian town house built around the turn of the 20th Century, converted from what would of been originally a one family house! That's five floors, including the lower level and third floor three bedroom apartment. My Father will have you believe it was the local vicars house as we are directly opposite a Church building that he would of worked at! How much truth is in that is for you to decide, but I do know that Ghandi lived just a few minutes away, his plaque his visible outside informing passers by that he lived there whilst being a law student in London. The apartments are designed for travellers in mind, and is set up upon arrival with all the kitchenware, linen and towels you should need for your stay, they would be ideal for families, as well for business guests. West Kensington is an area slightly away from the touristy area of Earls Court which is still just one stop away, and so feels more of a local area, with easy access to nearby areas should you want to find something a little more lively. Everything can reached easily from Barons Court and West Kensington station.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Heathrow at 12 Miles Nearest Barpub : The Curtains Up (Gastropub) at 160 Metres Nearest Ferry : Dover at 81 Miles Nearest Golf : Chiswick at 3 Miles Nearest Train : West Kensington at 140 Metres Nearest Motorway : M4 at 3 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Best Mangal at 80 Metres Nearest Beach : Brighton at 61 Miles Car: not necessary

The area of West Kensington is residential with plenty of nearby grocery stores and restaurants. Also being just one stop from Earls Court in Zone 1 you are close enough to many London attractions:

- The Victoria & Albert Museum (South Kensington, three stops)

- The Science Mueseum (South Kensington, three stops)

- The Natural History Mueseum (South Kensington, three stops)

- Doctor Who Police Box (Earls Court, one stop)

- Mahatma Gandhi's blue plaque (West Kensington)

- The Royal Albert Hall (South Kensington, three stops)

- Hyde Park (Hyde Park Corner, five stops)

- Harrods (Knightsbridge, four stops)

- Piccadilly Circus (Piccadilly Circus, seven stops)

- Leicester Square (Leicester Square, eight stops)

- Covent Garden (Coven Garden, nine stops)

- House's of Parliament & Big Bed (Westminster, seven stops)

These attractions and many more are all reachable in under thirty minutes. Our apartments are within walking distance of High Street Kensington, Fulham & the Olympia exhibition centre, with a full array of supermarkets nearby including Waitrose; Tesco; The Co - Op with Sainsbury's and a large Tesco around 10 minutes away.

Some great nearby restaurants are available including the well reputed Best Mangal Turkish Restaurant, 222 Vegetarian and the highly recommended via Trip Advisor; Indian Express. Other local restaurants include a Thai, Chinese, Local Fish & Chips and a soon to be opened Jamaican Restaurant. Cafes aplenty, including the Deli Bar & Mamma Anna as well as the well established Costa Coffee.

Our apartments are also close to a local market with fresh fruit, vegetables, as well as established fish mongers and butchers which we can direct you to. It is a locals market with a local feel so certainly worth checking out.

West Kensington is an area to feel like a local, be it in a local pub, or down the market mixing with all the residents buying their food for the week, and being so close to Central London it is an ideal way to see London from two perspectives, as well as being an ideal business base for those working in Hammersmith, or Olympia.

Direct links from Heathrow, with Gatwick having a direct link into Victoria and Stansted & Luton into other parts of London; Castletown House is in a good location for arrival and departure into London, where we can of course store luggage free of charge up until the early evening.

We hope you choose Castletown House for your upcoming stay in London.


Rental rates

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Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Tax Rate 20.0%

Bookings can be made directly through our website, please contact us for for favorable rates.

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From the Owner

Castletown House is a well established apartment complex in West Kensington. The property is set within a Victorian townhouse which has been converted into short term apartments set over five floors. The area is a residential area with a few local pubs and restaurants that guests will enjoy with the locals themselves. A family business, the property has great meaning to us and we hope that you will enjoy your stay with us as much as we enjoy hosting guests from around the world. Free Wi Fi in all apartments.

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player

Onsite Services

  • Staff


  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible


  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 35 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Tiled bathroom complete with bath/shower, toilet & basin - towels are provided.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot, 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • One Double Bedroom (Beds can be split) plus a double sofa bed in the lounge, cribs are available - Ideally this apartment sleeps two and a maximum of four people.


  • Balcony


  • Self-catering


  • The balcony apartment is located on the first floor (UK) and has views across residential streets, it is close to local amenities, including restaurants and supermarkets, the apartment is located within a larger Victorian building with other vacation apartments.

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