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Stunning 1 BR Flat High Ceilings Wood Floors Notting Hill

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Living room showing windows out onto balcony and eclectic artwork

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  • Pets considered:No
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Kensington & Chelsea apartment description

This stunning flat really has the WOW factor! It offers a truly unique experience of London. With its high-ceilings and wood floors it is perfectly situated in easy reach of elegant Kensington and trendy Notting Hill and is only a hop and a skip from Marble Arch and Mayfair. Although only a few steps from all the bustle and amenities of Notting Hill Gate the floor to ceiling windows open out on to the tree lined peace of Linden Gardens which, as a no through road, is traffic free.

The prime central location of this spacious flat ensures easy access to many famous landmarks. Emerging from Linden Gardens one can walk straight across the road and down Kensington Church Street lined with antique shops and blossoming cherry trees in the spring to discover the elegance of Kensington with its old stucco houses, and the familiarity of Whole Foods! If you turn immediately left out of Linden Gardens and wander up the road for a couple of minutes you will emerge into Kensington Gardens and the delight of Kensington Palace where Lady Diana lived. Be sure not to miss a typical English tea of cucumber sandwiches and Victoria sponge in the elegant surroundings of the Orangery conservatory situated near the Palace. Or to work up an appetite beforehand you can walk under the trees through the Park to the Serpentine Gallery which in summer months is famous for its architect designed installation. Then again if you fancy something a bit more edgy turning right out of Linden Gardens will bring you to the legendary Portobello Road which winds down into the trendy streets made famous by the film ‘Notting Hill’. This has all the bohemian charm, funky boutiques, neighbourhood restaurants and individual coffee shops which make it one of the most desirable neighbourhoods in London.

On first sight this stunning first floor (second floor American) apartment will take your breath away with its imaginative mix of modern and traditional art, modern and antique French furniture, sculptures and emphasis on comfort and cosiness. There is no elevator but once inside the building the large wide staircase leads easily up to the imposing front door. Entering the apartment the master bedroom is immediately on your right. It is painted in neutral tones with floor to ceiling storage cupboards and carpeted for comfort underfoot. The Queen bed has a luxury Vi-Spring mattress, high quality linen and there is a 19th century French tapestry sofa on which to languidly throw one’s clothes! Situated at the back of the building ensures that at night one can literally hear a pin drop!

Exiting from the bedroom turn right into the hall and then right into the large bathroom which has a floor to ceiling mirror, heated towel rail, marble flooring with underfloor heating which is wonderfully comforting on a cold morning and an enormous antique claw foot bath perfect for soaking those foot weary bones. If you prefer there is also an efficient shower.

Returning to the hall you then enter the splendour of the impressive main room with large 4-seated sofa, imposing pink Venetian chair, glass dining table and a small but well-equipped galley kitchen with interior designed zebrawood veneer. If you want a quiet night in there is a large Panasonic TV, a DVD player (for both US and UK DVDs) and a BOSE sound system with an eclectic mix of CDs or you can attach your i-Pod for your very own Shuffle favourites!

An antique iron spiral staircase leads up to the mezzanine floor where the single bed is to be found: perfect for a child or a friend. This is also the ‘study’. If you need to work you can bring your computer and use the Wi-Fi provided to sit in style and comfort at the glass office table: looking out onto the Plane trees of Linden Gardens makes you feel like a typical Londoner.

After a long day of enjoying London what could be nicer than to sit outside on the balcony terrace with a cold glass of rose watching the sun bounce off the lovely Victorian townhouses. It is also wonderful to begin the day sitting outside watching the neighbours begin their working day with a lovely cup of English tea and artisanal bread bought from the posh Paul Rhodes bakery which is literally on the corner.

Along Notting Hill Gate there are many neighbourhood restaurants, coffee shops, banks, general stores, two cinemas, a fish shop and a farmer's shop, a really good wine shop and of course - a Starbucks!

I love this area because while I want to be central and get around easily I also want to feel that I live in a normal neighbourhood that is safe and peaceful. I hope you love it as much as I do...

Keywords: flat, apartment, balcony, terrace, central location, Notting Hill, Kensington, Portobello Road, quiet

Property Type

      • Apartment

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Other Amenities

              • There is a washing machine and dryer in a cupboard in the hall. There is a printer if you need to print any documents, boarding pass etc....moreless

              Entertainment

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Music Library
              • Stereo
              • Television
              • VCR

              Attractions

              • Cinemas
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Restaurants

              Local Services & Businesses

                  • Fitness Center

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing

                  General

                  • Broadband Access
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet

                  Kitchen

                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen
                  • Refrigerator

                  Outside

                      • Balcony
                       

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                      1,275 GBP per week which is approx. equivalent to $1,975 per week ($282 per night)
                      Conversion from US dollars to GBP may be subject to currency fluctuations
                      Cleaning fee is included.
                      Check in is flexible. Check out is midday.
                      Only Paypal payment accepted.  
                      5 nights MINIMUM stay.
                      

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                      Location

                      'Boris Bikes' are a new introduction to London offering bicycles at various locations around the city which you can just pick up and then return to a location in another part of the city. Being so central this flat is within easy reach of many pick up sites. Grab one today and cycle through nearby Kensington Gardens, into Hyde Park and then into Green Park to arrive in front of Buckingham Palace in time for tea with the Queen!

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1999

                      About the owner: Ned and Alex consider this London flat their home. The flat was originally purchased by Alex 12 years ago. Alex who is English and Ned who is American met while on sabbatical studying Italian in Rome. They travel extensively and divide their time between London and the East coast.

                      Why the Owner Chose Kensington & Chelsea:
                      I chose this flat because I wanted something original, in a good central location, with shops, transport etc on my doorstep. It is an amazingly peaceful flat given that it is so near to where it is all happening. It ticks all the boxes for me and I hope it does for you too. It is what I would want when I visit a new city.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
                      Location, location, location is everything when you visit a city. This flat is in a great neighbourhood within reach of many museums, galleries and shops. Or literally on your doorstep you have great transport links in that you can easily hop on a famous red bus or take the Tube and be anywhere you want to go, hassle free. With two cinemas up the road and many good restaurants you may want to just linger in the area; or have a quiet night in and cook in the well equipped kitchen and curl up on the sofa with the box set of Downton Abbey (available!!)


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                      Speaks: english

                       

                      Photos

                      • Living room showing windows out onto balcony and eclectic artwork

                        Living room showing windows out onto balcony and eclectic artwork

                      • Large 4-seater comfy sofa for relaxation and watching TV or DVDs

                        Large 4-seater comfy sofa for relaxation and watching TV or DVDs

                      • Very comfortable bedroom, an oasis of calm situated at the back of the building

                        Very comfortable bedroom, an oasis of calm situated at the back of the building

                      • Sunlight pouring into the kitchen and on the Murano glass lights over the table

                        Sunlight pouring into the kitchen and on the Murano glass lights over the table

                      • View showing the study above the kitchen

                        View showing the study above the kitchen

                      • Looking out onto Linden Gardens from the balcony terrace

                        Looking out onto Linden Gardens from the balcony terrace

                      • Bathroom showing the antique claw foot bath, perfect for a good soak

                        Bathroom showing the antique claw foot bath, perfect for a good soak

                      • The study showing the glass desk and the view through the windows

                        The study showing the glass desk and the view through the windows

                      • View of mezzanine (study and extra twin bed) up the spiral staircase

                        View of mezzanine (study and extra twin bed) up the spiral staircase

                      • Luxurious queen bed and antique sofa

                        Luxurious queen bed and antique sofa

                      • Well equipped galley kitchen

                        Well equipped galley kitchen

                      • View from the kitchen looking across to the balcony

                        View from the kitchen looking across to the balcony

                      • Having breakfast on the terrace!

                        Having breakfast on the terrace!

                      • View of the main room from the mezzanine at the top of the spiral staircase

                        View of the main room from the mezzanine at the top of the spiral staircase

                      • View of the hall on entering the flat showing the wood floors and large windows

                        View of the hall on entering the flat showing the wood floors and large windows

                      • Floor plan

                        Floor plan

                      VRBO #382679

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                      This listing was first published here in 2011.

                      Date last modified - Tuesday, September 30, 2014

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                      1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 3

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                      Member since: 2011
                      Speaks: english
                      • Calendar last updated 06/04/2014
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