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Lovely 2 BR Apartment in Kensington

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Last updated: 04/02/2014
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  • Pets considered:No
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Kensington & Chelsea apartment description

Ilchester Place is wonderfully situated between Holland Park and High Street Kensington. As well as the excellent shopping and a wide selection of restaurants on and around the High Street, our apartment has the added advantage of overlooking Holland Park Gardens, considered to be one of London’s most beautiful and romantic parks, an oasis of green with specimen trees and lovely shrubs. There is also a cricket field and tennis courts. Holland Park has a reputation as an affluent and fashionable area, known for attractive terraces of large Victorian townhouses of which Richard Branson owns one!

Our flat is on the 5th floor with a lift, and the whole flat has a light and comfortable feel, and is in excellent decorative order throughout. The spacious and nicely furnished living room covers the length of the flat with windows at both ends overlooking trees, the tennis courts and cricket field. There is a rectangular dining table and seating for eight at one end of the room.

Next door is the thoroughly modern kitchen with electric cooker, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher and microwave. There is also a small breakfast table with three stools.

In the master bedroom the twin beds are made up as a king double (they are not zip/link). Dressing table and built-in wardrobes. The 2nd bedroom is small and has full size single trundle beds (i.e. the 2nd bed sits below the main one and can be pulled out for a 4th person. Built in wardrobes and a desk.

The modern, tiled bathroom, off the hallway, has a power shower into the bath, plus the basin and toilet. Next door is a separate cloakroom with basin and toilet.

BEDROOMS: One twin, made up as king-size, one single with trundle beds – can sleep 2
BATHROOMS One plus one separate cloakroom with toilet & basin

INTERNET - WI-FI

NO CHILDREN UNDER 7 YEARS OLD (except young babies - not toddlers)

Nearest tube: Kensington High Street
NO SMOKING

Minimum of one week payable, and thereafter, additional nights are pro-rated

THE AREA:
A Waitrose supermarket is just three minutes walk from the flat, and a “Whole Food” organic store, covering six floors, apparently the largest in the world, is just 7 minutes walk away.

Holland Park and Holland Park Theatre are right on the door step. Kensington Palace, Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park are a good walk up Kensington High Street. Knightsbridge, Harrods, Harvey Nicholls, Royal Albert Hall are only a short bus ride away. The Natural History Museum, Science Museum, Victoria & Albert Museums, Brompton Oratory – are also only a bus ride away.


Keywords: Apartment

Property Type

      • Apartment

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave
          • Kitchen
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Dishwasher

          Amenities

          • Washing Machine
          • Linens Provided
          • Clothes Dryer

          Entertainment

          • Television
          • CD Player
          • DVD Player

          Communications

          • Broadband Access
          • Telephone

          Activities

          • Sight Seeing
          • Shopping
          • Restaurants
           

          Reviews

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          • Beautiful, spacious and convenient

            Beautiful, spacious and convenient

            • Guest Ann P. (Where do you live?)
            • Date of stay 09/30/13
            • Review Submitted 11/15/13
            My husband and I stayed about 12 days in this lovely apartment in London. We found it to be beautifully furnished and roomy. It had huge windows in every room which looked out onto park spaces. The apartment was spotlessly cleaned when we got there. The kitchen is large with all the appliances you could need. We loved the fact that you could grab a quick bus (they came about every 2 minutes) to ride to Kensington High tube or you could walk there in 15 minutes. There are numerous neighborhood stores, big grocery stores and ethnic restaurants so it is easy to eat well! And finally the managers are so delightful to work with. They are gracious and helpful. I would strongly recommend this property.

            Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, tourists without a car.

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          • Great location

            Great location

            • Guest Joan (Seattle)
            • Date of stay 10/07/12
            • Review Submitted 10/30/12
            The flat is in a great location with easy access (5 minute walk) to bus and underground lines. We were initialy disappointed with the flat because it needs upgrading, which the agent says is scheduled for the winter 2012. The agent responded within hours to our requests for a new microwave (the old one caught fire the first morning we used it), new pots and pans (the old ones were unusable because of rust), and a new mattress for the single bed. We would highly recommend the flat, if renovating is done.

            Recommended for: Sightseeing, families with young children, age 55+.

            Manager response: February 2013 update: The following refurbishments are in the process of completion: Ceilings and the bathroom and W.C. are being repainted. The kitchen is also being repainted. New wallpaper in the WC. New carpets in the two bedrooms and the passageway. New pillows, sheets and towels, have been purchased. The upholstery has been cleaned and new lampshades purchased, along with a new kitchen table and a new music centre with MP3 socket. The living room will stay as it is as the owner does not want to change the style of the flat, so it’s character will remain. Works on the Commonwealth Centre are progressing well and all the piling is done.

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

          • Would definitely stay here again!

            Would definitely stay here again!

            • Guest kimber w.
            • Date of stay 07/16/12
            • Review Submitted 10/10/12
            We stayed at 19 Park Close for eight days, right before the Olympics, and loved every minute of it. Sue Rogers was a fabulous help and was incredibly responsive to my many questions! Our ten-year old son played in Holland Park daily (the playgrounds are a 3-4 minute walk away), we jogged through the park and neighborhood daily and we all loved how close we were to the various Tube stations (we used High Street Kensington and Holland Park most often). Hyde Park was a short walk away but we loved Holland Park so much that we focused our energies there. Though the flat could use some minor updating (happening soon, I believe), it was quite clean and gave us plenty of room to stretch out. It was wonderful to bring groceries home from Waitrose and actually be able to do laundry before heading home! We actually felt like locals the week we were there. The building itself was safe and very quiet but we did hear peacocks in the morning and the Holland Park opera at night, which was lovely. One highlight of staying there is that we saw Jimmy Page twice and actually had a chat with him once (Google him if you don't know how cool that is). This is a great place to stay if you want to be in a safe, posh neighborhood that is perfectly situated and if you prefer to live more like a local than a tourist!

            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, people with disabilities, sightseeing, girls getaway, age 55+, tourists without a car, romantic getaway.

            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

          • The Perfect Flat

            The Perfect Flat

            • Guest Susan128 (Maui, HI)
            • Date of stay 09/21/12
            • Review Submitted 10/08/12
            Our London holiday was a great success, in large part because we were able to stay in this lovely apartment. The photos are accurate, and the flat was a quiet and comfortable home away from home. Sue is one of the most caring, kind, and responsive people we have encountered. The flat is perfectly located in a convenient and safe neighborhood, within easy walking distance of stores and transportation.It is well equipped with everything needed for an extended stay. The flat was exceptionally clean upon arrival. Walking through Holland Park was really a treat. We hope to return in the near future, and would definitely stay here again.

            Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, tourists without a car, romantic getaway.

            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

          • Perfect Olympic Stay

            Perfect Olympic Stay

            • Guest AmyH (Vancouver, Canada)
            • Date of stay 07/27/12
            • Review Submitted 08/15/12
            Had a wonderful Olympic experience in an excellent location! The apartment had everything we needed and the outlook over Holland Park was beautiful. Short walk to High Street Kensington station, to Hyde Park and Kensington Park, as well as Notting Hill Gate and Portobello Road. Sue was really helpful for anything we needed in the lead up to our holiday and I would certainly stay there again. Thanks so much!

            Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, tourists without a car, romantic getaway.

            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/1

          • Ladies from Los Angeles

            Ladies from Los Angeles

            • Guest C and D (Los Angeles, California, USA)
            • Date of stay 05/02/12
            • Review Submitted 05/29/12
            We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The flat is very spacious and centrally located with supermarkets and transportation nearby. It's Holland Park location is a quiet, residential area within easy reach of all the sights. The view enticed us and did not disappoint. The large bath tub was a daily treat after a long day of sightseeing - heated towel rack and all. While the decor is Asian and well appointed, some minor items do need updating. We were very grateful for the care given us as needed during our stay. It was a most memorable holiday and we would certainly choose to rent this flat again and would recommend it to anyone as a comfortable and charming apartment in London.

            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, families with young children, girls getaway, age 55+, tourists without a car, romantic getaway.

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          • LOCATION LOCATION

            LOCATION LOCATION

            • Guest Bronwyn1 (GOLD COAST AUSTRALIA)
            • Date of stay 02/08/12
            • Review Submitted 03/03/12
            Had a great stay with my two daughters. Apartment was clean and comfortable and as portrayed by photos. We were met on arrival. The outlook over the park, and especially with the snow was lovely. But the best was the location. Just around the corner to High Street, easy access to bus and tube, local supermarkets and lovely walks. Many great restuarants to pop into on the way home from long days of sightseeing. Could only highly recommend this property.

            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+.

            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

          • Wonderful flat at Holland Park!!

            Wonderful flat at Holland Park!!

            • Guest American Expats in London (Baton Rouge, LA USA)
            • Date of stay 05/18/10
            • Review Submitted 05/22/10
            If you are looking for a place that has convenience to EVERYTHING and charm then this is it. Right in the heart of Kensington. Holland Park on the door step. Buses to Buckingham Palace, Tube station down the street, restaurants, groceries a stones throw away. Comfortable, quiet, well maintained flat. Will certainly use again!!

            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, families with young children, girls getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, romantic getaway.

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

           
          £1495/week
          Minimum one week, but thereafter additional nights are pro-rated
          £300 security deposit required
          

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