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1 / 26 A home full of light, colour and history. A place like no other.

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A fabulous four bedroom house in Central London Apartment

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 12 sleeps
  • 3 nights min stay
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Apartment / 4 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 12

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Cot available

Description from owner

Description

This is a very comfortable and spacious home in Central London. The street is an English Heritage listed, grade II from 1893. So, you will have the experience of staying in a real old London area.

This flat sleeps a maximum of 12 persons depending on the sleeping arrangements as some will have to share beds and bedrooms. There are four bedrooms with three double beds, the living room has a comfortable new double sofa bed and there is a single bunk bed in the study room too.

More single beds can be added to three of the bedrooms.

One of the bedrooms has a zip and link bed which can be split in two single beds. If required another single bed can be added in this bedroom, which is makes it ideal for 3 singles.

Please discuss sleeping requirements when booking.

As head of your party you will be able to enjoy the most luxurious and amazingly comfortable bed in the master bedroom. A bed fit for a King and a Queen!

All beds are comfortable and dressed

This is a very comfortable and spacious home in Central London. The street is an English Heritage listed, grade II from 1893. So, you will have the experience of staying in a real old London area.

This flat sleeps a maximum of 12 persons depending on the sleeping arrangements as some will have to share beds and bedrooms. There are four bedrooms with three double beds, the living room has a comfortable new double sofa bed and there is a single bunk bed in the study room too.

More single beds can be added to three of the bedrooms.

One of the bedrooms has a zip and link bed which can be split in two single beds. If required another single bed can be added in this bedroom, which is makes it ideal for 3 singles.

Please discuss sleeping requirements when booking.

As head of your party you will be able to enjoy the most luxurious and amazingly comfortable bed in the master bedroom. A bed fit for a King and a Queen!

All beds are comfortable and dressed in nice freshly ironed linen.

Towels and shower gel provided.

There are two whole bathrooms with showers, a separate toilet. Please notice that all bathrooms are in the first floor and the bedrooms are in the upper floors. So, if you have a person with issues and who needs a quicker access to the toilets, then they can sleep in the living room.

The house has a huge fully equipped kitchen with a circular table that can sit 10 and if there is need for more places to sit, the small circular table and chairs from the terrace can be brought in.

In the living room there is a TV. There is also a fast and reliable wireless internet connection, a utility room with washing machine and dryer to do laundry. There is a terrace where you can enjoy a drink or a cigarette while watching the lovely architecture too.

The Kitchen is large and fully equipped for your group to sit and enjoy time and meals together.

The living room is also large with nice comfy furniture, a new double sofa bed with a great foam mattress, a TV with a dvd player and a large collection of dvd's which you are welcome to watch as long as you return them to where you found them. The same goes to all the books in the flat.

There can be toys and games for the children upon requests. There are loads of story books for children of all ages which you are welcome to read. I only ask you to please make sure they are not damaged by anyone and place them back where you find them.

The house is full of character and history. The staircase is full of light streaming through stained windows. You will feel as if you are at home and not in any serviced apartment.

The bedrooms are large, light and with high ceilings and there will be an empty wardrobe for you to keep your clothes. There are three hairdryers available for your use too.

Washer and dryer are available. There is also a dishwasher in the kitchen. Three hair dryers for you to use and towels and linen provided. Fans in all the bedrooms for the summer days. Central heating and plenty of hot water.

There is also a travel cot available for babies under 1 year old.

The terrace is a nice place to relax and have a drink or coffee, and smoke a cigarette as this is a non smoking house. In the terrace you can enjoy the architecture of this lovely listed and quiet street.

The flat has excellent transport services: West Kensington station is only 3 minutes walk, Barons Court Station and Olympia station are 5 and 7 mins walk respectively. The overground from Olympia will take you to North and East London within an hour. You can go to the next station, Shepherd's Bush, in order to take the Central Line and go to Westfield Shopping Mall which is next to the station.

The buses are excellent too to get yourself around whilst enjoying Kensington High St and the parks. You can be in Piccadilly St in 15-18 minutes and Trafalgar Square within 18-25. It all depends on the traffic!

But if you happen to spend a night in the West End (Soho, Covent Garden) You can just take one bus from Trafalgar square and be home in 20 minutes.

This is a great location if you happen to come to Olympia Exhibition Hall for work.

If you require an early check in or late check out an extra charge will be applied as I won't be able to take any other bookings on the previous night of your arrival, nor on the night of your day of your departure. Please let me know of your requirements in advance. But I try to accommodate everyone and sometimes I can do earlier check ins or outs without an extra charge.

HOUSE RULES

A strict non smoking policy in the house!

I will need a proof of ID upon arrival, this can be your passport or an UK driver's license. Many thanks for this!

Please take your shoes off. Bring slippers or non-slip socks if wanted. This is not only for hygienic reasons, but also to keep the noise down for my neighbours who live on the ground floor.

Please make sure children behave well and be safe as there are windows in the top floors. No, running or jumping around the house.

Please be careful when coming downstairs with socks as you may slip. Hold on to the banister.

Please make sure children have clean hands and keep the place clean by not eating sweets, cookies, or chewing gum in the living room and bedrooms.

If they are likely to wet the bed, please let me know as I can easily place a water repellant mat underneath the sheets, besides a waterproof cover.

Let children know that we have neighbours underneath and that they should not run or jump around the flat. There is a small playground less than two blocks away behind the primary school as you walk towards Olympia and Holland park is 10 minutes walk and also provides a sand pit and an adventure playground for older children. There are also all sorts of summer activities for small children and opera and theatre too. There is a nice cafe and ice cream parlour. Holland Park is a gem and I advice you to visit its lovely gardens and facilities.

No loud parties as this is a quiet neighbourhood. Strictly, no smoking in the house. Be mindful as you come in and make sure the doors are shut properly.

If you read one of our books or watch one dvd, please make sure you to return it to its place.

Turn the lights off as you leave rooms and switch off electric appliances when no in use.

Be thoughtful about water wastage too.

For shopping you have a local Sainsbury's less than 2 minutes walk and a Tesco opposite Olympia exhibition Centre. You can also buy online and have it delivered to the door. Or go to Waitrose in Kensington High St and arrange for delivery on the same or next day. It will all depends when you do the shopping. The same goes with Wholefoods Market.

There are loads of cafes and restaurants in the neighbourhood. A couple of restaurants within 5 minutes walk close until midnight.

Then you can also shop in Kensington High Street where you can find various supermarkets, Waitrose, a larger Tesco, Wholefoods and Marks Spencer's.

There you will find an array of restaurants catering all sorts of foods, from sushi to hamburguers. You can walk or just hop on any bus at Olympia and within 10 minutes or less you will reach the shops.

Ps. I would appreciate if you refrain from using any of my cosmetics and items of obvious personal use. Sorry to mention this but I had pass experiences of guests using them.

I would also appreciate if you replace anything that you used up in the kitchen, such as sauces, oil, coffee, tins, rice or any other food stuff or condiments to your discretion and consideration.

No overnight visitors unless stated and counted for in the original booking as an extra charge per person is applied.

When doing your laundry, please bring your own detergent if you are to do lots of washings. I don't mind you use mine if it's one off. Notice that the dryer water filter needs to be emptied as it condenses the water. Please clean other filters. You will see red lights coming on letting you know that you need to clean the two bottom filters.

Don't forget to close the two doors to the house and the terrace door if you go out to the terrace! Don't leave it to the children to shut the doors as I had a few cases when the doors were left wide open. These happened to be families with children.

I really hope you enjoy being in this lovely home and London. Kensington is a really lovely part of central London, enjoy its parks, markets, museums, shops and all it has to offer.

Location description from owner

The England region

West Kensington is an area within Kensington in Central London. The house in within two boroughs, Kensington and Chelsea and Hammersmith. This is a lively part of the city and within 15-20 train/buses from the main London attractions.

Our nearest Park is Holland Park (8 minutes walk) and our nearest Palace is Kensington Palace. Hyde Park Corner is 2 miles away and connected through two well served bus routes. There are lots of local restaurants and shops within 2-5 minutes walk.

Well, London is an amazing metropolis that should not envy Paris or Rome in beauty and charm. It is vibrant and eclectic wherever you go.

The city is very Avant-gard with its architecture and artistic life. Each area has its own character. You will never be bored in London with its markets, palaces, parks, night life and amazing museums.

NYC eat your heart out. We have the shops, the culture mix and more!

Our parks are huge and beautiful with lots of things to do for adults and children and they are everywhere you turn. Near us is Holland Park, Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park.

The museums are magnificent and they are all FREE to enter and enjoy! No big queues like the ones in Paris, where... well yerp... in Paris you have to pay to go in too... There are 3 local museums quite close to us in South Kensington. The palatial and awesome Natural History Museum, the interesting Science Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum of Art and Design (my favourite of all).

And yes as many big Metropolis, there is also a river that serpents the city and is famous for its beautiful bridges and scenery.

You can reach the South Bank by taking an 15 mins ride in the underground to the Embankment Station. Come out of the station and up the pedestrian bridge to cross the River Thames to see its breathtaking views of the House Of Parliament at one side and St Paul's Cathedral with iconic buildings in the background on the other side.

The South Bank is full of life with the Big Wheel, the London Aquarium, the Royal Festival Hall, the National Theatre, the Museum of moving image. Take a walk east along the river and enjoy the view, the restaurants and bars and the amazing Tate Modern, The Globe theatre until you reach Borough Gourmet food Market with its lovely Southwark Church. After you had lunch in Borough Market go up the stairs to reach London Bridge.

Take No.9 Bus from our nearest stop 5 minutes walk from the door and soon you will be in the thick of High St Kensington with its shops and restaurants (within a nice walking distance too), continue until the end of the shop and on your left hand, you will see Kensington Palace, soon after you will reach the Albert Hall where you can stop and walk down to the museums in South Kensington. Continue and within 5 minutes you will reach Knightsbridge with its famous flagship shops, Harrod's, Burberry's, etc.

Then soon after that you will reach Hyde Park Corner where you can stop and walk up Constitution Hill along Green Park and bump into Buckingham Palace to see the change of guards and enjoy Green Park with its lovely lakes and gardens.

But if you still continue on 9 bus, you will soon hit Piccadilly Street, The Ritz hotel and go down the Mall to reach Trafalgar Square and the National Gallery with its amazing collection of great paintings. Enter in the Chuch of St Martins in the Fields and you will catch up the orchestra of Ancient Music rehearsing and listen to them for free! Go for a walk through Covent Gardens and visit its market full of curiosities, music and performances. The Royal Opera is there too and an array of other theatres, great restaurants and nightlife. Go across Charing Cross Road and reach Chinatown, Leicester Square, go across to Soho and all its bars and night clubs where lively crowds are out having fun. And if you like jazz, try to go to Ronnie Scott's Jazz cafe and dance floor. You can queue for a late night show.

Then at the end of it walk to Trafalgar Square and get the No.9 bus to Olympia. You will be surprised it only takes 15-18 minutes to reach. A cab is also a good idea as the traffic would have wane.

Take No.10 bus and you will cross Kensington High St, Hyde Park, Park Lane and reach all the shops in Oxford Street. Continue on the bus and stop in Bloomsbury and walk two blocks to The British Museum. I have guests who come every year to cover parts of this extraordinary museum.

If you happen to be here over the weekend, on Fridays and Saturdays you can visit the picturesque Portobello Market in Notting Hill Gate which is within 20 minutes walk through Holland Park and one of the most exclusive residential areas in London or a quick bus ride and a walk. The market goes on for almost a mile and you can find antiques, vintage clothes and merchandise from many places in the World. The food is great along the market with an array of great restaurants and cafes. The streets are colourful with its quaint houses. It is certainly lively even in a rainy day. And you never know what treasure you may find...

West on the District Line, you can reach Kew Gardens with its vast collection of plants and gorgeous green spaces with lots of things to do and explore, next stop on the District Line and you find Richmond Borough with its lovely and picturesque riverside get transported in a very English setting with regattas and quaint cafes and fantastic restaurants.

London is just fantastic! A safe and friendly city to visit and a must in your lifetime. A place to come back over and over again as you may need many years in order to see it all.

I have only scratched the surface and did not cover the East and North of the city which can be reached by taking the Overground train or the Central Line from Shepherd's Bush Station which is the next station from Olympia. But if you are interested, I can also give you more to do and places to visit.

Central London/Zone 1

The flat is well located and with great transport connections, either by three underground stations within 3-8 minutes walk, West Kensington (3 mins), Kensington Olympia Station (5 mins) and Barons Court 10 minutes. There are plenty of buses from Olympia where you can also take the overground train and many other trains.

West Kensington is 35 minutes from Heathrow and Kensington Olympia is 40 minutes from Gatwick Airport. There are both uncomplicated train rides which are cheap and very reliable.

The street is within a conservation area of Edwardian houses dating from the XVIII century, called the Avonmore Conservation Area. It is a quiet and residential area, yet so close to many shops and restaurants.

Our nearest museums are The Natural History, The Victoria and Albert and the Science Museums in South Kensington. You can be there in 15 minutes.Great shopping at High Street Kensington and Westfield in Shepherd's Bush within 10 mins journey

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Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed Single Bed
    Bedroom 2: Super King Bed Single Bed
    Bedroom 3: King Bed
    Bedroom 4: Bunk Bed Single Bed
    Beds in other rooms: Sofa Bed
  • 2 Shower rooms, 1 Toilet Only

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Bicycles available
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time:14:00, Check out time:11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
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Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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About the owner

Maria M
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated:
11 Jul 2016
Based in:
United Kingdom

Languages spoken: English, Spanish


This Apartment has 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and sleeps 12. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 15 Jul 2013. Located in Central London/Zone 1, it has 8 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate varies from £2400 to £4900.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 11 Jul 2016.

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“Perfect London base”

Reviewed 27 Aug 2015

Great place to stay while in London. Accommodated our family of 6 with no problems at all. Convenient. Well equiped. Maria was very helpful and easy to deal with.

“Definitely worth a visit, lovely and convenient home”

Reviewed 18 Jul 2013

We were a largish group (+10) over a long weekend in London, our circumstances could have been very expensive and inconvenient but Maria's flat solved all those problems! It's a large home with a nice kitchen and plenty of space. We each had our own room so it felt private like a hotel, but still had the fun of being together. Great location too, quiet but not a kind walk from tons of transportation options. The owner Maria was very sweet and professional.

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