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Impeccable High Spec Sunswept Loft 1900sqf Notting Hill Portobello

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Last updated: 11/20/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Kensington & Chelsea house description

This super stylish loft style home boasts wonderful lateral space, the rarest of features in London housing. On your doorstep are the uber fashionable areas of Portobello and Golbourne Road markets and Westbourne Grove. Breezy transport links can have you in bustling Oxford Street, the soothing Royal Parks, major museums and other landmarks within 1/2 hour.
Contemporary in style, accented by key family antiques, modern collector pieces and exquisite soft furnishings, a well stocked library and three extremely well appointed double bedrooms with 2 luxurious hotel like bathrooms, this impeccably furnished home, owned by an Anglo American family, has a 'right on' mix of American comfort and quirky Britishness.
A balanced fusion of original modern art and large scale colourful abstract textiles adorn the expansive white walls, mixed in with personal touches and objects trouve’, give this home an undeniable aura of elegance with a twist of spirited bohemian style.
After a busy day out in the capital, stretch out in the open plan 45 foot room spanning 2 super spacious reception areas with 2 deep plush sofas and enjoy the unique experience of cooking a meal in the cutting edge German bulthaup b3 kitchen. Or head out to a family dinner at Pizza East or any of the other great restaurants and bars within easy walking distance.
Privacy and quiet are another key feature of Sunswept Loft which is tucked away, through a gate and down a ferny landscaped path. As if that was not enough, open blue sky views onto the park in front allow the sun to spill in unobstructed through all six windows, ensuring this home earns its reputable name.
Eat
You cannot get any more high end than the state of the art ultramodern German bulthaup b3 kitchen (bulthaup.com). A fully integrated Gaggenau fridge/freezer (akin to Subzero), dishwasher and a stainless steel freestanding Viking Professional 4 burner stove will delight the serious foodie.
Watch, Listen and Work (if you have to)
WIFI is of course standard. There's a Bowers and Wilkins A7 wireless Airplay dock for your tunes and a top of the range 40' Samsung D8000 HD 3D TV, Lovefilm streaming movies and full cable with premium channels for those quieter evenings in.
Sleeping Quarters
A short flight of stairs takes you to three well appointed double bedrooms all with luxurious sprung mattresses and five star sheets. The sumptuous master bedroom has a super king size bed and there are a further 2 double bedrooms each with 2 single/twins sleeping four more people. Large velux pivoting windows let in lots of natural light which can be subdued with awning shades when a dark atmosphere is desired.
Pamper Zone
To soak away the effects of tramping around London, a steaming hot bath can be had in the oversized old fashioned cast iron tub in the roomy family style bathroom, while the 2nd bathroom has a spacious walk in shower with a large rain effect shower head, a delightful way to start or end your carefree London day.
All this nestled within the highly sought after area of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
Jump on the bus which stops right outside the front door and start your London adventure!

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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 1900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Concierge
          • Massage
          • Private Chef

          Suitability

          • Events Allowed
          • Children Welcome:

            this is a family home. Great library of children's books and board games....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • Bedroom 1 (Master): 1 king

            Superking 6 x 6.6' pocket sprung mattress...moreless

          • Bedroom 3 (End Bedroom): 2 twin/ single

            same size as master bedroom but with two small singles...moreless

          • Bedroom 2 (Middle): 2 twin/ single

            two full sized single (twin) pocket sprung mattresses...moreless

          • 5 star hotel 100% Egyptian Cotton 400 thread count bed linen and 100% Egyptian Cotton 650 gram fluffy white towels to add that little bit extra! All velux windows have sunshades to control amount of light into the room at any given time. Bedrooms are very quiet due to being set off the street and facing the park....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

            shower via telephone style attachement to bathtub...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

            walk in tiled shower enclosure with rain effect shower head...moreless

          • The spacious light filled family sized bathroom has large roll top/cast iron bath tub with telephone style shower attachment and very high quality traditional style nickel finished fittings, WC with wooden loo seat and large free standing sink. White painted floorboards throughout. A large velux window over the bath gives you a blue sky view. The second bathroom is tiled in white and blue mosaics with a large wet room type walk in shower with glass partition, top notch German stainless steel fittings, sink and wall hung WC. ...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • The house backs onto Kensington Memorial Park so trees, green lawn and blue sky are your view from all the six downstairs windows as well as out of all three bedroom velux windows upstairs. There is a fantastic, newly refurbished playground, including a state of the art water feature playground for children. The new tennis courts can be reserved through the Royal Parks All this is only about 50 yards from the house. Please click the link to our personal house website below which offers more photographs and details of the house including useful links to further information about the area and activities available....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                Library with broad selection of hardback novels, cookbooks, art books, coffee table books from our personal collection....moreless

              • DVD Player:

                Blueray via Playstation 3...moreless

              • Games:

                some family board games and some children's games....moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                SKY Satellite Digital package including premium channels eg. SPORTS and MOVIE channels and HD channels with some 3D channels as well. ...moreless

              • Stereo:

                Bowers & Wilkins A7 AirPlay Wireless Music System. Best quality audio engineering and superior electronics with wireless AirPlay streaming from your iPad, iPhone and iPod. ...moreless

              • Television:

                Samsumg D8000 3D Flatscreen 42' with smart apps (google, lovefilm, bbc iplayer, you tube, etc)...moreless

              • Toys:

                Well stocked library of children's books. ...moreless

              • Video Game Console:

                PS3...moreless

              • Video Library:

                Lovefilm (i.e netflix) movie streaming service via Samsung Smart apps with loads and loads of free WATCH NOW movie titles....moreless

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Restaurants
              • Zoo

              Local Services & Businesses

              • Babysitter
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Horseback Riding
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Basketball Court
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Hot Air Ballooning
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Racquetball
              • Rock Climbing
              • Sailing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing

              Dining

              • Child's Highchair
              • Dining:

                Modern white resin round dining table offset with antique chairs...moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 8 people

              General

              • Air Conditioning:

                No AC but fans are provided in the bedrooms for the rare hot days....moreless

              • Clothes Dryer:

                Miele combo European front loading dryer...moreless

              • Free Long Distance:

                Free long distance calls to the USA to BOTH cell and landline numbers. Free landline calls ONLY to most major worldwide destinations. ...moreless

              • Gas Fireplace:

                Gas Effect. ...moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating:

                Centrally heated with a thermostat. The house is very warm....moreless

              • Internet:

                Included...moreless

              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided:

                100% Egyptian Cotton high count bed linen ...moreless

              • Living Room:

                There are two distinct sitting areas with 2 sofas back to back. One is a TV viewing area that faces the dining table/kitchen, the other is a sitting area in front of the fireplace facing the park....moreless

              • Parking:

                Metered parking outside house with plenty of parking spaces. £10 for the day (8:30 am to 6:30 pm) after which time its free evening and nighttime....moreless

              • Telephone:

                Landline included but calls are not free. Free calls to London and National landline numbers after 6pm and before 8am....moreless

              • Towels Provided:

                100% Egyptian Cotton 650 gram towels...moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                Miele combo European front loading washer...moreless

              • Wireless Internet:

                Included. Passcode will be provided....moreless

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker:

                Cuisinart Drip Coffee Maker, Nespresso Coffee maker (takes pods)...moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                All batterie de cuisine is very high standard i.e All Clad and Le Creuset pots and pans, Williams Sonoma and Oxo Grip utensils ...moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                White Porcelain Crockery and Crystal Wine glasses...moreless

              • Dishwasher:

                Gaggenau integrated dishwasher silent...moreless

              • Ice Maker
              • Kitchen:

                bulthaup b3 kitchen remodelled June 2012...moreless

              • Pantry Items:

                Spices, salt/pepper, oil, vinegar, sugar etc....moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                Gaggenau fully integrated top of the line with stainless steel interior including freezer and ice maker...moreless

              • Stove:

                Viking 4 burner freestanding professional stove....moreless

              • Toaster:

                Dualit high spec toaster...moreless

              Outside

              • Deck / Patio:

                there is a small outside area to BBQ and sit outside with two teak deck chairs....moreless

              • Tennis:

                Tennis available at St Marks Park by reservation. £8.00 per one hour slots....moreless

              Payment Type

              • Amex
              • Discover
              • Mastercard
              • Visa
               

              Reviews

              Write a review 4.9
              from 16 traveler reviews
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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Base Rate
              4 night min stay
              £440
              £2,891
              Yearly
              Feb 1 - Dec 31
              4 night min stay
              £440
              £2,891

              Additional information about rental rates

              Additional Fees and Taxes:

              £125 Exit cleaning fee applicable to all rentals.

              Rates are subject to change

              Whats included in the rate:

              A personal meet and greet to see you in, show you around and say goodbye to you when you off.

              Weekly housekeeping and linen change.

              5 star toiletries

              5 star linen and beds

              Offer of a welcome hamper (£40 min)

              Some concierge services such as:

              Babysitting

              Personal Trainer, Yoga and Pilates


              Notes:

              Christmas and New Year £3490 per week.

              The loft house available to rent during school vacations and other major holidays.

              Please ask for Thanksgiving week availability or if you have a special request such as an event.

              50% non refundable deposit due upon confirmation of booking.

              50% balance due 8 weeks before booking commences.


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              Last updated: 11/20/2014
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              Location

              20 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Heathrow
              0.4 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              Portobello House
              83 Miles
              Nearest Ferry
              Dover
              2.7 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Urban Golf
              3 Miles
              Nearest Train
              Paddington Station
              3 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              A40
              0.4 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              St Helens Cafe and Deli
              85 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              Camber Sands on Rye

              Car: Not Necessary

              Portobello Antiques Market, the world’s largest antiques and silver market.

              Designer shopping on Westbourne Grove / Ledbury Road.

              The West End Theatre District, Oxford and Regent Street, Westfield shopping center.

              Ladbroke Grove tube station (5 min fm house) where both bus and tube lines will take you to any attraction or landmark in the capital being no more than ½ hour away by public transport i.e. Buckingham Palace, Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Tower of London, London Eye.

              A 15 minute bus or taxi ride are Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens, Kensington Palace which house Diana’s apartments & The Diana Memorial and Harrod's.

              Other Activities: park and playground next door, water feature playground, indoor climbing wall (largest in UK), skateboard park.

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2008

              About the owner: The American owner has been living in London for 20 years having grown up in the sunny climes of Santa Barbara, CA where they spend their vacations. This home has been hosting guests for several years now attested by the 5 start feedback rating of contented families who have made life long memories of their holidays here.

              Why the Owner Chose Kensington & Chelsea:
              Notting Hill and the life blood that is Portobello Market is inspiring to be a part of each day. It is a real neighbourhood in the old fashioned sense. Daily trips to Portobello Road for your morning capp, procuring of vegetables & fruit from old fashioned greengrocer stalls in the market itself and generally soaking up the wonderful atmosphere make this area very special. It still retains it's individual feel and there is a wonderful mix of ethnic races which add to the local flavour. Leafy streets, great architecture and the wonderful open green space of Kensington Memorial Park literally next door are wonderful amenities. The tennis courts in the park and the playground area is a real godsend for kids!

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              This unique home has a wonderful sense of space and light which it gets from it's windows on three sides. The sun rises through the kitchen window and sets through the sitting room windows while during the day it travels around the 3 windows on the side of the house. This home has great flow and can absorb a family comfortably so everyone can be doing their own thing without bumping into each other such as in more typical terraced housing where the houses are vertical versus horizontal.


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              Photos

              • master shot of loft space

                master shot of loft space

              • formal seating area with antique writing desk and gas effect fire

                formal seating area with antique writing desk and gas effect fire

              • detail of antique commode

                detail of antique commode

              • wall mounted 90 degree swivel bracket for Samsung D8000 HD 3D TV and library

                wall mounted 90 degree swivel bracket for Samsung D8000 HD 3D TV and library

              • stainless steel four burner viking professional and sink/counter run

                stainless steel four burner viking professional and sink/counter run

              • super king bed in master

                super king bed in master

              • bedroom 2 detail of single bed with custom headboard and valance

                bedroom 2 detail of single bed with custom headboard and valance

              • bedroom 3 -two single/twin beds (can also be made up into a  queen)

                bedroom 3 -two single/twin beds (can also be made up into a queen)

              • luxurious nickel fittings in family bathroom

                luxurious nickel fittings in family bathroom

              • high spec mosiac tiled shower room with walk in shower and glass partition

                high spec mosiac tiled shower room with walk in shower and glass partition

              • dramatic vaulted ceiling  upstairs hallway

                dramatic vaulted ceiling upstairs hallway

              • front path to house off street

                front path to house off street

              • cutting edge bulthaup b3 kitchen with FLOS lighting

                cutting edge bulthaup b3 kitchen with FLOS lighting

              • study office area with timeless vitsoe units

                study office area with timeless vitsoe units

              • formal sitting area with modern abstract oil painting

                formal sitting area with modern abstract oil painting

              • antique writing desk

                antique writing desk

              • featureless units house state of the art Gaggenau side by side fridge/freezer

                featureless units house state of the art Gaggenau side by side fridge/freezer

              • master closet and antique chest of drawers

                master closet and antique chest of drawers

              • bedroom 2 with twin beds

                bedroom 2 with twin beds

              • spacious family bathroom with cast iron tub and telephone shower attachment

                spacious family bathroom with cast iron tub and telephone shower attachment

              • mosiac tiled shower room  with walk in shower, wc ,  sink  and heated towel

                mosiac tiled shower room with walk in shower, wc , sink and heated towel

              • heated towel rail and fluffy Egyptian cotton towels

                heated towel rail and fluffy Egyptian cotton towels

              • front door and small veranda area

                front door and small veranda area

              • floor plan of house showing upstairs and downstairs layout

                floor plan of house showing upstairs and downstairs layout

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              Date last modified - Thursday, December 18, 2014

              £440 per night (GBP)
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              3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 6

              View calendar: Updated 11/20/14
              Minimum stay: 4 nights
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              Member since: 2009
              Speaks: english
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              • Response rate: 80%
              • Calendar last updated: 11/20/2014
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