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South Kensington Mews House in London's 'French Quarter'

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External view Living room double doors to balcony (prior to arrival of furniture) Kitchen Master bedroom (before furniture & new blinds arrived!) En suite bathroom to master bedroom

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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Kensington & Chelsea house description

Reece Mews is a quiet, traditional style Victorian cobbled street, tucked away off the Old Brompton Road in the ‘French Quarter’ of London right in the heart of South Kensington, famous for its French Lysee School and little Boulangerie style cafes. The Mews is famous for its classic car showrooms which still exist today. It is approximately 2 minutes walk from South Kensington Tube Station (Piccadilly direct from Heathrow Airport, Circle & District lines) which is also a transport hub for buses to all directions.

From the house you are within 15 minutes walk of Knightsbridge to the east, where you pass the flamboyant Italianate Brompton Oratory Church and you can shop at the world renowned store Harrods and lunch at Harvey Nicholls. Just beyond Knightsbridge is Buckingham Palace and Piccadilly.

A 15 minute walk going north will take you to Kensington Palace, the former home of Diana, Princess of Wales, where you can stroll in Kensington Palace Gardens and the wide open spaces of Hyde Park, or sample the delights of Kensington High Street. Kensington is famous for its Roof Top Garden Restaurant with its beautiful ‘garden in the sky’, Jazz Bar and Night Club all of which are on your door-step. A short bus ride up Kensington Church Street brings you to Nottinghill Gate, (made famous by Julia Roberts) with its weekend street market is perfect for antique hunters.

To the South of Reece Mews, a 15 minute walk will find you on the Old King’s Road, Chelsea, famous for its designer boutiques and Terence Conran’s Blue Bird Restaurant. A further 15 minutes walk beyond Old King’s Road and you reach the River Thames with its famous bridges and riverside walks.

If you are looking for culture, the house is within 2 minutes walk of London’s most famous museums: the Victoria & Albert Museum; Natural History Museum and the Science Museum. And you are a short walk from London’s Royal Albert Hall with its busy concert schedule, the Royal College of Art (famous for its student summer shows) and the Royal College of Music. Musicians from the Royal College of Music regularly perform lunchtime concerts in St. Mary’s Church, Kensington, so you can rest your feet and take in some culture between shopping sprees!

If you are looking for musical venues and Jazz in particular (being artists ourselves) we can direct you to all the best places and help you to plan your musical repertoire.

For the fitness conscious (or to work off the French style cuisine) there is a gym opposite the house (rates on application).

The house its self is a traditional Victorian style mews house over three floors (no elevator!) with the living room and kitchen on the top floor with double doors opening onto a narrow balcony with ornamental shrubs. The living room faces east and is lovely and bright, especially in the morning, when you can open the doors and take the air whilst drinking that first cup of coffee and enjoying a fresh croissant from the patisserie round the corner! There are double doors onto a narrow balcony which has several ornamental shrubs. A TV and DVD player is available along with phone (calls are extra) and internet access.

The eat-in kitchen is wonderfully light with plenty of windows and has all the modern facilities you would require to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. There is an electric oven with gas hob and extractor over, microwave, dishwasher and fridge and there is a table and chairs for dining. All crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils are included.

The house has been recently refurbished and redecorated so is in good repair with three bedrooms 2 x doubles with ensuite bath/shower rooms and 1 single with a separate shower across the landing. There is plenty of storage.

Sleeping accommodation at the house has been planned for maximum flexibility with a king-size zip & link bed in the master bedroom on the second floor, single bed with roll-out in the second bedroom (second floor) and a 6ft king-size (zip & link) bed in third bedroom on the ground floor. There are also two double sofa-beds in the living room. All bed linen and towels are included.

There is a washing machine and separate tumble drier in the ground floor shower room, additional washing can also be dried on racks. The house has gas central heating and under-floor heating in the ensuite bathroom to the master bedroom.

We provide a selection of videos, CDs and board games for your entertainment and we supply several ‘Oyster Cards’ for use by guests when traveling around the City. These cards ensure you get the cheapest fares when travelling on tube trains and buses and can be charged, or topped-up, at any tube station using a credit card. We just ask that you leave the Oyster cards for the next guests at the end of your stay.

We are certain you will enjoy your stay in the heart of South Kensington and we will be delighted to help you make the most of your time in London.






Keywords: Mews House with Garage

Property Type

  • 1153 sq. ft.
  • House

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Suitability

      • Long-Term Renters Welcome
      • Children Welcome
      • Non Smoking Only
      • Pets Not Allowed

      Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 5-8

      • Bedroom 1

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      • Bedroom 2

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      • Bedroom 3

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      • Convertible bed(s)

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      • King size beds (2) zip & link mattresses which can be transformed into two single beds, Twin or Single Beds (1) with pull-out to make into small double, Baby Cribs (1) Folding travel crib, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2)...moreless

      Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

      Kitchen & Dining

      • Refrigerator:

        (2) Second fridge in garage...moreless

      • Toaster
      • Dishwasher
      • Oven
      • Freezer
      • Kitchen
      • Child's Highchair
      • Microwave
      • Coffee Maker
      • Cooking Utensils

      Amenities

      • Hair Dryer
      • Iron & Board
      • Heating
      • Towels Provided
      • Linens Provided

      Entertainment

      • VCR
      • DVD Player
      • Television
      • Video Library

      Communications

      • Wireless Internet
      • Internet
      • Telephone

      Outdoor Features

          • Balcony:

            narrow balcony suitable for two chairs and table...moreless

          Theme

          • Historic
          • Family

          Car

              • Not Necessary

              Activities

              • Gambling Casinos
              • Fitness Center
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Antiquing
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Cinemas
              • Restaurants
              • Coin Laundry
              • Synagogues
              • Autumn Foliage
              • Churches
               

              Reviews

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              • Location great, but with some problems

                Location great, but with some problems

                • Guest Tina (san diego)
                • Date of stay 07/17/11
                • Review Submitted 08/23/11
                My family of 5 stayed at this rental for a week. The location, and size of the rental were great. The neighborhood was great as well, with little restaurants, etc. However, for what the cost was, the amenities were basic. For example, the towels were rough and thin. the DVD player was broken during our stay. The house itself could use some cleaning and sprucing up. There was fungus growing on grout in shower, as well as the rug needing a good steam cleaning and the house a paint freshening up. So, the house could use some minor investment to bring it up to what would be expected at this cost, and to add some charm to the decor. The kitchen was well appointed though.The most troublesome issue was how long it took us to get our security deposit back. It took multiple efforts and it was finally returned after a month when the owner became involved. There are some charges that are not listed on the VRBO page as well, including the renter has to pay charges on transfers of money there, as well as their own return of deposit, as well as a VAT tax that is not indicated on the VRBO page.

                Recommended for: Families with teenagers.

                Owner response: We were sorry to receive this disappointing review after 4 years of nothing but positive reviews from our guests, but we appreciate it is important to receive feedback. We acknowledge what has been said regarding the decoration of our house and had already put in place a program of works to update and redecorate, starting this month, so as not to take the house out of service during the summer when we would have disappointed so many people. We have taken onboard what has been said about the quality of the towels which we agree have slipped below our normal high standards. We also acknowledge an unfortunate delay in the return of the renter's deposit on this occasion. As a result we have immediately put into place measures to ensure that in future, the high quality of our service to our renters is maintained at all times and apologies that on this occasion we missed our target. All our charges are inclusive of VAT (which we absorb in order to remain competitive)and our policy on bank/Pay Pal fees is clearly stated in our rental agreement and in our emails with prospective guests from the outset of our communication. We take pride in offering great value for money and a fair and transparent service.

                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 13/13

              • A Great Place to Stay in London!

                A Great Place to Stay in London!

                • Guest Katerina H. (Minnesota, MN)
                • Date of stay 03/29/11
                • Review Submitted 04/06/11
                Our family of 7 stayed in this home in London and were so pleased with everything the home had to offer. It's not easy to find space for 7, but this worked out perfectly. The location was ideal, close to the Underground, wonderful restaurants and museums. Martin was always available via phone to answer any of our questions. He gave very clear directions from airport, and even helped us find transportation (once again, traveling with 7, it is not easy to find transports). We will rent another property through through this rental company.

                Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.

                Owner response: Thank you

                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 5/5

              • Perfect London accomidation....

                Perfect London accomidation....

                • Guest Dee with family (san diego)
                • Date of stay 09/24/10
                • Review Submitted 10/08/10
                We were all very comfortable in this lovely apartment. Plenty of room for 5 of us with room to spare. The location is perfect, with wonderful cafes and pubs close by, and the tube just a block away. Quiet mews street with very little traffic. We especially enjoyed the terrace in the morning. Full of sunshine, and a perfect place to start the day . The living area is comfortable with lots of travel books about London, and also recommendations about dining close by. The kitchen was well stocked , and very clean. Martin was very accommodating and gave us a complete run down on the apt so we knew were everything was. We will plan on staying here again when we return to London.

                Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, families with teenagers, girls getaway.

                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 6/7

              • Great Location, Quiet

                Great Location, Quiet

                • Guest Grace (Canada)
                • Date of stay 08/02/10
                • Review Submitted 08/18/10
                My husband and I and 3 young adult children enjoyed our 10-day stay at this property in early August 2010. In selecting the property we relied on the reviews of other renters, which, by and large, I would agree with, although it wasn't as high-end as I'd expected. Here is my list of the pluses and minuses: First the good stuff. The location is ideal, just a quick walk from the South Kensington tube, but off the main traffic streets. The place was incredibly quiet and peaceful, a welcome retreat from the excitement of the London streets. The immediate neigbourhood was full of excellent restaurants, away from the tourist traps, so in the evening, after a sometimes exhausting day of sight-seeing, we could easily walk to some fabulous evening meals. The house itself had more than adequate room for the five of us, although the 2 second bedrooms were small. With three bathrooms, we were never in each other's way in the morning rush. (I wouldn't normally comment on a washer and dryer, but the ones in the flat were extremely good quality, doing a better job than mine at home.) The master bedroom was large with lots of closet space, and the beds--and linens--were very comfortable. The kitchen was generously equipped with good appliances, both large and small, with a small table for 3 in the kitchen. A somewhat larger table in the living room served as a work area for our computers, and although it could be extended into the living room, we ate out every night. The internet worked well and at a decent speed. The living room facing west opening to a small balcony was filled with light and had a good view of the sky. Martin, who met us, is an amazing guy who couldn't have been more welcoming or helpful. What could be improved? It really needs a good spring cleaning, something beyond wiping up the immediate grunge of other visitors. But this are not a major problem, as the whole place is well-equipped and in good working order. I would stay here again.

                Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.

                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 17/17

              • Great house...

                Great house...

                • Guest Natla (Thessaloniki, Greece)
                • Date of stay 04/08/10
                • Review Submitted 04/24/10
                The house was in a perfect location with supermarkets around the corner and the tube station minutes away.Ideal location if you want to see London easy. The home itself was very clear and well structured.

                Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car.

                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 7/8

                • Guest Natla (Thessaloniki, Greece)
                • Date of stay 04/23/10
                • Review Submitted 04/23/10
                The house was in a very good neighborhood and very convenient to visit the city. There was a supermarket a door step away and the tube station was at a stone's throw. The home was spotless and very nicely furnished. We were a group of 7 and for us the house was ideal. Would definitely stay there again.

                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 9/10

                • Guest Anonymous
                • Date of stay 04/11/10
                • Review Submitted 04/11/10
                great location near the s. kensington tube. fabulous retaurants and pubs near by. quiet location, clean, neat. everything you need for a week in london. Manager accessible and very accomodating of any special requests. would absolutely recommend.

                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 6/7

              • Great location,few steps from everything you need.

                Great location,few steps from everything you need.

                • Guest Mattilalli (Rome,Italy)
                • Date of stay 02/28/10
                • Review Submitted 03/16/10
                It's a very traditional British home,on three floors.The master bedroom is very spacious,the kitchen in the upper floor is fully equipped.The location is great,in a very quiet street,only few steps from restaurants,pubs,bakery...and 200mt from South Kensington tube station.We were two families,4 adults and 3 children,so that the rate is affordable and very convenient.We are very satisfied of our choice.Mind the steps if you have little kids.

                Recommended for: Tourists without a car, families with teenagers, families with young children.

                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 8/8

                • Guest Marguerite5 (Los Angeles,CA)
                • Date of stay 02/15/10
                • Review Submitted 02/15/10
                We were so comfortable. Just my husband and I but we needed to sprawl so the space was perfect. The photos are a true image. The amenities were thoughtfully chosen. We had everything we needed from iron to hairdryer. Great location. The owner is helpful and responsive. Good wi fi connection.We'll be back.

                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 6/6

                • Guest Bjorn Flesaker (New York, NY)
                • Date of stay 07/19/09
                • Review Submitted 07/19/09
                We stayed at the house in Reece Mews for four nights, as a family of four visiting London. The VRBO description and previous comments are accurate. The house is not recommended for those who cannot handle stairs, but otherwise offers easy living, a particularly well equipped kitchen, and a location quiet enough that sleeping with all windows open during a July heat wave was not a problem. The hosts are very helpful, and the financial aspects of the transaction were handled efficiently,

                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

               
              Jan 04-Feb 16...£280 per night  £1960 per week (low) 
              Feb 17-Feb 24 ..£450 per night  £3150 per week (high)
              Feb 25-Mch 22 ..£350.per night  £2450 per week (mid) (Mar 23-Apr7 £450 per night)
              Mar 23-May 26 ..£350.per night..£2450 per week (mid)
              May 27-Aug 31 ..£450.per night..£3150 per week (high)
              Sept 1-Oct 6 ...£350.per night..£2450 per week (mid)
              Oct 7-Dec 14 ...£280.per night. £1960 per week (low)(Oct 26-Nov4 £400 per night)
              Dec 15-Jan 03 ..£450.per night..£3150 per week (high)
              

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              • External view

                External view

              • Kitchen

                Kitchen

              • En suite bathroom to master bedroom

                En suite bathroom to master bedroom

              • Living room double doors to balcony (prior to arrival of furniture)

                Living room double doors to balcony (prior to arrival of furniture)

              • Master bedroom (before furniture & new blinds arrived!)

                Master bedroom (before furniture & new blinds arrived!)

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              This listing was first published here in 2008.

              Date last modified - Thursday, April 10, 2014

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              3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
              Sleeps 8

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