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Gorgeous Family Flat, Sleeps 6, North Kensington, London. Zone 2

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My lovely house

My lovely house Bracewell Road, Cherry tree lined Living room with comfortable sofas Living room Living room with TV, DVD and plenty of arty books to look at. Working gas fire. Living room and dining area seats 6 comfortably Kitchen fully equipped leading out to the balcony Kitchen with gas hob and electric oven Kitchen with large fridge freezer. Table sits 3 Outside balcony Outside balcony Downstairs shower room with washing machine Hall leading up from the kitchen, shower room to the 1st bedroom and living room First bedroom (on first floor) Bedroom 1 Hall on first floor going up to second floor 2nd bedroom with double bed, heating and ample cupboard space next to bathrood Bedroom 2 Bathroom Bathroom Hall leading up to attic bedroom 3 3rd Bedroom with double bed, heating and very light 3rd bedroom. All windows have blackout blindes My family with Saskia on the left. Saskia, is my daughter and agent

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Last updated: 04/20/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
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  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Kensington & Chelsea apartment description

Lovely, comfortable, clean, first floor flat in RBKC, North Kensington. 3 Bedrooms, sleeps 6 near to the BBC. Quiet road, parks and transport on your door step. White City tube 10 minutes walk or take the bus. No 7 Bus goes into the West End.
A cosy, warm, comfortable, light and above all practical, tastefully furnished, first floor family apartment in W10 in the prestigious Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC). North Kensington. Zone 2.
Recently decorated, 3 double bedrooms (sleeps 6), 2 bathrooms, practical kitchen with dishwasher, electric oven, gas hob, microwave, large fridge and freezer. Washing machine. Pretty little balcony out from kitchen. Wall to wall light wool carpet. Original wooden sash windows. Working gas fire in living room. Cotton linen and towels provided.
Bracewell Road is a cherry tree lined street with two parks right on our doorstep. The smaller one 'Little Wormwood Scrubs', has an outdoor gym, adventure playground, and lovely walking spaces. The larger one 'Wormwood Scrubs Park (top of the road turn left and cross road) is worth taking a walk around or even a run. Bracewell Road is a quiet, safe area with friendly neighbours.
All amenities are close by and within a few minutes walk. The No 7 bus at the top of our road goes to Portobello Market, Paddington Station (Heathrow Express) Oxford street and the West End. The No 70 goes direction Queensway and Hyde Park, or change onto the No 52 bus at Ladbroke Grove for Harrods, Victoria Station and The Tower of London. The undergrounds (2 different ones, 2 different lines) are about 12 minutes walk. Westfield, the biggest shopping center in Europe, is 15 minutes walk or take the bus. It boasts amazing shops and a huge selection of restaurants. (I suggest when you arrive at my house you obtain from the little shops at the top of my road, an Oyster Card. This is a 'top up card', costs £5 and essential for traveling around on public transport and will save you money. Redeemable on your departure). Or buy a London Pass on-line.
A small supermarket (Tesco) is at the top of our road and sells the essentials, conveniently open from 6am to 11pm, 7 days a week. And a traditional English pub The Pavilion is 5 minutes walk. Great for a traditional Sunday lunch. There is also a great chemist, a kebab house, well known Fish and Chips shop, a hairdresser and nail bar.
There is a Thai restaurant really close by with delicious food, great takeaway too. And of course Portobello has lots of lovely places to eat and drink. The Market is on all week but the famous days are Friday and Saturdays.
If you're renting a car there are meters at the top of the road (£1.10 an hour, max stay 5 hrs), and a free parking road not far but it's usually very hard to get a space. Outside our house is not permitted to park.
My husband and I recently moved to our flat in central Barcelona where we run painting and sketching holidays (la-terraza-atico), so my grown up daughter Saskia, who lives in our ground floor flat, will welcome you and manage our family home whilst we are away.
Please note, Notting Hill Gate is a bus ride from my house. We are Ladbroke Grove area, North Kensington. Take a look at Google maps and you'll see exactly where we are.
PS: May I suggest a very good cab company should you need collecting from Heathrow or any of the other London airports. This cab company is cheap and reliable and I have been using them for years. They are called 'Just Airports' and can be found on the web, based in Wembley.

HOUSEKEEPING:
*Damage Deposit in cash £250 (or the equivalent in your own currency) to be given to Saskia on check-in and returned, provided no damage has occurred, on check out.
*Check-in after 16:00 (and before 22:30, unless discussed with me)
*Check-out before 11:00 please

*Please leave £30 for Annie the cleaner in cash on your departure.

HOUSE RULES:
Please bring a copy of your passport and show ID, also the Rental Agreement needs to be signed.
No smoking in the house.
Close doors, especially front door Quietly and respect the neighbours.
Keep noise to a minimum.
NO PARTIES!
No shoes indoors please (on white carpets, leave outside kitchen).
Be safety conscious. Lock windows with window locks before going out.
Comprehensive travel insurance is a must, to cover you for all eventualities including cancellation.

Questions welcome.
Many Thanks






Property Type

  • On floor 1
  • Apartment
  • 2 story

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

              • Children Welcome:

                Children welcome. Stairs in house...moreless

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

              • Attic Room: 1 queen

                Great kids room...moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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              • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

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              • Bedroom 1 on the first floor has a comfortable, queen sized double bed and ample cupboard space. Window west facing. Shower room on same floor. Bedroom 2 on the 2nd floor is light with a queen sized comfortable bed. Lots of cupboard space. Next to bathroom. West facing. The Attic room, has a comfortable double bed (queen). Ample cupboard space and 2 chest of drawers. Not suitable for very tall people as ceiling is low. All Velux windows have blackout blinds. This is my favorite room!...moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom : toilet, combination tub/shower

                wooden floors and tiled bath surround...moreless

              • Shower room: toilet, shower

                enclosed shower, loo and basin...moreless

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen:

                Small fold down table seats 3 comfortably. Access to balcony outside with more seating...moreless

              • Dining:

                The formal and larger dining table is in the living room. ...moreless

              • Pantry Items:

                What ever the last guests have left ...moreless

              • Coffee Maker:

                cafetière, to make fresh coffee in...moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:

                6...moreless

              • Dishwasher
              • Microwave
              • Toaster

              Amenities

              • Parking:

                NO PARKING, residence only (except Saturday from 13:30 free and all day Sunday). There are parking meters close by and free parking a few streets along (usually very hard to get a space though)...moreless

              • Clothes Dryer:

                Hanging behind shower room door. Can be put up anywhere. NO DRYER...moreless

              • Living Room:

                Two comfortable double sofas, seat 3 each...moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • Just ask me and i'll see if i can accommodate

                  Entertainment

                  • Television:

                    Old SONY TV but it works well and we have Freeview (lots of channels). ...moreless

                  • Books:

                    Lots of art books and reading novels. Not to be removed please...moreless

                  • DVD Player

                  Communications

                      Outdoor Features

                          Theme

                          • Romantic
                          • Tourist Attractions
                          • Budget
                          • Family

                          Car

                              • Not Necessary

                              Activities

                              • ATM/Bank
                              • Groceries
                              • Hospital
                              • Sight Seeing
                              • Fitness Center
                              • Massage Therapist
                              • Laundromat
                              • Tennis
                              • Swimming
                              • Cycling
                              • Medical Services
                              • Roller Blading
                              • Rock Climbing
                              • Recreation Center
                              • Restaurants
                              • Cinemas
                              • Churches
                              • Library
                              • Playground
                              • Live Theater
                              • Shopping
                              • Antiquing
                              • Horseback Riding
                              • Health/Beauty Spa
                              • Bird Watching
                              • Walking

                              Other Activities

                                  • Bracewell Road is very convenient for most things that you may want to do in London. White City tube station (central line) is in walking distance or a short bus ride which gives the visitor access to London. No 7 bus stops at the top of our road and goes via Ladbroke Grove and Portobello (15 mins walk) to Oxford Street. Great for sightseeing and much cheaper than the tourist bus! An Oyster card is essential for London transport and can be bought at the shop at the top of the road. The Pavilion Pub again just up our road serves typical english pub food and has a great selection of beers. The little Thai restaurant on Dalgano Gardens is definitely worth a try, book though as it's always full! Tescos, a small supermarket is at the top of our road. Bracewell Road is leafy and friendly with shops at the top of the road and 2 lovely parks at the other end. ...moreless
                                   

                                  Reviews

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                                  • A nice flat in Kensington

                                    A nice flat in Kensington

                                    • Guest Julia
                                    • Date of stay 04/01/14
                                    • Review Submitted 04/01/14
                                    We stayed at the property for 4 nights with 2 of our children. We carried our luggage from the tube station to the property which was a bit of an ordeal but once we were settled in, the 10 minute walk to the station was easy. The property was spacious for the 4 of us. With 1 bedroom on each of the 3 levels it allowed each of us to have our own space at the end of the day. It is located on a quiet residential street. There is a nearby corner store although there are few restaurants or other shops that are close. Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

                                    Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing.

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                                  • Excellent location, superb accomodation and very easy to deal with. AAA+

                                    Excellent location, superb accomodation and very easy to deal with. AAA+

                                    • Guest Anonymous
                                    • Date of stay 08/02/13
                                    • Review Submitted 09/30/13
                                    My wife and I along with our 10 year old daughter and both our mothers stayed in London at Angela's home in August, 2013 for a long weekend at the end of our European holiday. The home is very well located in North Kensington just around a corner from a bus stop which takes you to the Ladbroke Grove tube station near Portobello Road in less than 5 minutes. The local area around the apartment has everything you need to make your stay comfortable and convienient, there are restaurants and a Tesco Express just up the street. The home is spacious and very well kept. Its a great place to base yourself for a sightseeing holiday with its close proximity to public transit and is only two stops on the tube away from the giant Westfield's shopping mall. Angela's daughter Saskia welcomed us and assisted us in our stay well beyond our expectations. (Just one example: My daughter forgot her iPad in a bag at the flat when we departed and Saskia tracked me down at the airport to assure me that she had found it and went on to assist us in having it shipped to our home in Canada - you're the best!!!). Communication with Angela and Saskia was perfect, the apartement was easy to book and follow ups and inquiries were promp. They clearly know what they are doing and are wonderful to deal with. The neighborhood is a very nice, quiet residential street, yet close enough to ammenities to make it convienient. The kitchen is equiped with everthing you'll need should you choose to prepare meals and the bedrooms have high quality bedding. Its a very comfortable and clean place to stay. Thinking back, there isn't a single thing that I could say would have made our visit any better. We're hoping we have a chance to return to London and will most certainly try to stay here. Thanks again Saskia for all your help and warmest regards to your whole family. Best, Grant, Julia, Quinn, Betty and Mary Ellen.

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

                                    Manager response: You are very kind. Thank you and maybe see you again. Angela and Saskia

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

                                  • Wonderful apartment in Kensington

                                    Wonderful apartment in Kensington

                                    • Guest Stefan (Austria)
                                    • Date of stay 08/05/13
                                    • Review Submitted 09/19/13
                                    When I first read about this apartment I was instantly thrilled, this sounded too good to be true. Our host sounded very amiable and trustworthy so I decided to rent it for the six of us (2 adults plus the 4 kids)for five days. We were not disappointed upon our arrival, the apartment was extremely comfy and tidy, and our host, Saskia, a very charming and helpful person. The kids loved this place! It was our first trip to London and should we ever decide to return there I would rent it again, naturally. Public transport to the centre of London is available nearby as well as some nice restaurants and shops for self-catering purposes. I would recommend this apartment strongly to anybody with a family as large as mine. Pricing is very OK for a location like this. Stefan

                                    Recommended for: Romantic getaway, tourists without a car, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing.

                                    Manager response: Thank you Stefan, It was a pleasure to host you and maybe we'll see you again. Kind regards, Angela

                                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                                  • very nice holiday place

                                    very nice holiday place

                                    • Guest DALIA T.
                                    • Date of stay 07/21/13
                                    • Review Submitted 08/27/13
                                    We were one week in the appartment. The place is very nice and our family enjoyed it. Its has everything you need. Saskia is so nice and helpful.

                                    Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing.

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

                                  • We had a lovely time

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                                    We had a lovely time

                                    • Guest Tiffany
                                    • Date of stay 06/27/13
                                    • Review Submitted 07/15/13
                                    We had a lovely time staying in your flat. It truly felt like a second home. Thank you for your hospitality. Family from Ohio, USA

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

                                  • Staying in your flat was like being at home.

                                    Guest comment entered by manager

                                    Staying in your flat was like being at home.

                                    • Guest Beckie
                                    • Date of stay 10/12/12
                                    • Review Submitted 05/15/13
                                    Dear Angela and Paul, Elle, Caroline and I have really enjoyed staying in your lovely home for the last 6 months. Thank you for trusting us with your many art books and homely things. We loved the area for its convenience and friendly atmosphere. The Thai was a good tip and one we used many times! Lets keep in touch and hope to see you on your next visit to London.

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

                                   
                                  Rental basis: Per property
                                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                                  Summer 2014
                                  Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2014
                                  3 night min stay
                                  £245
                                  £1,540
                                  December 2014
                                  Dec 16 - Jan 4, 2015
                                  3 night min stay
                                  £245
                                  £1,540
                                  My Standard Rate
                                  3 night min stay
                                  £220
                                  £1,400

                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                  Fees:

                                  • Taxes Not included

                                  Notes:

                                  Check-in from 16:00

                                  Check-out by 11:00

                                  (if you need to check in/out early/late please ask and i will try to oblige)

                                  Please leave in cash £30 pounds cleaning money at the end of your stay.

                                  Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

                                  Damage deposit £250 pounds in cash to Saskia, agent, on check-in, returned on check out, provided no damage has been reported or noted.

                                  Many thanks


                                  Cancellation policy:

                                  Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.


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                                  Location

                                  • Notting Hill Carnival

                                    "If you like noise and dancing and festivals and entertainment then the Notting Hill Carnival..."

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                                  • Kensington Gardens

                                    "The Royal Borough has so much to offer. From Harrods to Portobello, from Kensington Palace t..."

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                                  • Electric House

                                    "Definitely go have a look at The Electric, housing one of Londons oldest cinemas and a super..."

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                                  • First Floor

                                    "First Floor Restaurant on Portobello have delicious, reasonably priced food and wine. Friend..."

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                                  • Number One Cafe

                                    "I think they might have changed the name but it's the place next to the park. Great Thai foo..."

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                                  • Theatre Royal Haymarket

                                  • The Oak at Westbourne

                                    "Excellent atmosphere and very good pizzas. Be prepared to queue! Take the no 7 bus from my h..."

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                                  • Nearest Airport: Heathrow at 20 Miles
                                  • Nearest Train: White City & Latimer Road Underground 12 mins walk at 2 Miles
                                  • Nearest Motorway: A40 towards Oxford at 1 Miles
                                  • Nearest Golf: Denham at 17 Miles
                                  • Nearest Restaurant: Thai, No 1 at 200 Metres
                                   

                                  Manager info

                                  Year Purchased: 1998

                                  About: I am happily married to Paul and a mother to two beautiful girls and now a grandmother. I spent most holidays in Ibiza where my family live and where my children went to school. I brought my family back to London in 1998 so that my children could finish their education and go to University. I've been a freelance personal assistant to wealthy clients and as a hobby imported Italian boutique wine to London. My husband Paul is an artist and for the present is tutoring guests in watercolour painting and sketching. We tutor these holidays in our flat in Barcelona, where i manage the catering and day to day running of our website. My children live in London and my family are spread around the globe.

                                  Why Kensington & Chelsea:
                                  I bought my property thinking that i would refurbish and add the attic room, which i did and then sell and move closer to Ladbroke Grove. But the property market moved up so quickly that i was priced out within the year! I bought the flat downstairs instead and now i'm so happy that i didn't sell as everyone seems to be moving down to my area!

                                  The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
                                  My flat just had a lovely feel to it and still does! It was the first one i saw and I had to have it. In those days it was just about affordable! It's incredibly easy to commute into the center of town for theater, opera, shopping but our area with Portobello Road and it's wonderful restaurants and cafes and clubs really has everything i need and want.


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                                  • My lovely house

                                    My lovely house

                                  • Living room with comfortable sofas

                                    Living room with comfortable sofas

                                  • Living room with TV, DVD and plenty of arty books to look at. Working gas fire.

                                    Living room with TV, DVD and plenty of arty books to look at. Working gas fire.

                                  • Kitchen fully equipped leading out to the balcony

                                    Kitchen fully equipped leading out to the balcony

                                  • Kitchen with large fridge freezer. Table sits 3

                                    Kitchen with large fridge freezer. Table sits 3

                                  • Outside balcony

                                    Outside balcony

                                  • Hall leading up from the kitchen, shower room to the 1st bedroom and living room

                                    Hall leading up from the kitchen, shower room to the 1st bedroom and living room

                                  • Bedroom 1

                                    Bedroom 1

                                  • 2nd bedroom with double bed, heating and ample cupboard space next to bathrood

                                    2nd bedroom with double bed, heating and ample cupboard space next to bathrood

                                  • Bathroom

                                    Bathroom

                                  • Hall leading up to attic bedroom 3

                                    Hall leading up to attic bedroom 3

                                  • 3rd bedroom. All windows have blackout blindes

                                    3rd bedroom. All windows have blackout blindes

                                  • Bracewell Road, Cherry tree lined

                                    Bracewell Road, Cherry tree lined

                                  • Living room

                                    Living room

                                  • Living room and dining area seats 6 comfortably

                                    Living room and dining area seats 6 comfortably

                                  • Kitchen with gas hob and electric oven

                                    Kitchen with gas hob and electric oven

                                  • Outside balcony

                                    Outside balcony

                                  • Downstairs shower room with washing machine

                                    Downstairs shower room with washing machine

                                  • First bedroom (on first floor)

                                    First bedroom (on first floor)

                                  • Hall on first floor going up to second floor

                                    Hall on first floor going up to second floor

                                  • Bedroom 2

                                    Bedroom 2

                                  • Bathroom

                                    Bathroom

                                  • 3rd Bedroom with double bed, heating and very light

                                    3rd Bedroom with double bed, heating and very light

                                  • My family with Saskia on the left. Saskia, is my daughter and agent

                                    My family with Saskia on the left. Saskia, is my daughter and agent

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                                  This listing was first published here in 2013.

                                  Date last modified - Monday, March 10, 2014

                                  £220 - £245 per night (GBP)
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                                  3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                                  Sleeps 6

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