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

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Last updated: 12/19/2014
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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 13 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 plus dryer. 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 centre in Europe, is 15 minutes walk or take the bus. It boasts amazing shops, cinemas 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 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 lovely daughter Saskia, who lives in our ground floor flat, will welcome you, tell you about the area and manage our family home whilst we are away.
Please note, Notting Hill Gate is about 1.7 miles/35 mins walk away. 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 £40 for Maria 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,
Angela






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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 1

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            Children welcome. Stairs in house...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only

          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

          Other Amenities

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

              Entertainment

              • Books:

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

              • DVD Player
              • Television:

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

              • Toys:

                Can ask Saskia...moreless

              Theme

              • Budget
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Zoo

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Horseback Riding
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Rock Climbing
              • Roller Blading
              • Swimming
              • Tennis

              Dining

              • Dining:

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

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 6 people

              General

              • Clothes Dryer:

                Dryer and a clothes hanging rail behind shower room door. Can be put up anywhere. ...moreless

              • Fireplace:

                working gas fire in the living room...moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating:

                Radiators throughout which work well...moreless

              • 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

              • Towels Provided:

                100% Cotton...moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                Bosh Aquatech...moreless

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker:

                cafetière, to make fresh coffee in...moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Fully functioning kitchen...moreless

              • Dishwasher
              • Kitchen:

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

              • Microwave
              • Oven:

                Electric...moreless

              Outside

                   

                  Reviews

                  Write a review 4.4
                  from 15 traveler reviews
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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Autumn 2014
                  Sep 2 - Dec 20, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  £220
                  £1,400 £3,000
                  Christmas and New Year 2014
                  Dec 21 - Jan 4, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  £260
                  £1,715
                  Winter Spring 2015
                  Jan 5 - Mar 25, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  £220
                  £1,400 £3,000
                  Spring Summer 2015
                  Mar 26 - Sep 30, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  £245
                  £1,500
                  My Standard Rate
                  3 night min stay
                  £220
                  £1,400
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  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 £40 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


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                  Last updated: 12/19/2014
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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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                  20 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Heathrow
                  100 Metres
                  Nearest Barpub
                  The Pavilion Pub. 5 minutes walk
                  5 Miles
                  Nearest Ferry
                  On the Thames!
                  15 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Denham
                  0.6 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  White City tube 13 mins walk
                  0.4 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  A40 towards Oxford
                  200 Metres
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Thai, No 1
                  55 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Brighton Beach

                  Car: Not Necessary

                  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, open 6am - 11pm 7 days a week.

                  Bracewell Road is leafy and friendly Road with shops at the top of the road and 2 lovely parks at the other end.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1998

                  About the owner: I am happily married to Paul and a mother to two beautiful girls and now a grandmother. I spend 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 in the UK. 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 the Owner Chose Kensington & Chelsea:
                  I bought my property thinking that i would refurbish, add the attic room, which i did, and then sell and move closer to Notting Hill Gate. But the property market moved up so quickly that i was priced out within the year! We bought the flat downstairs instead, now own the house and 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 has a lovely, homely feel to it! And the fact that Saskia is so welcoming adds to the attraction. It's incredibly easy to commute into the centre of town for tourist attractions, theatre, opera, shopping etc, but our area with Portobello Road and it's wonderful restaurants and cafes and clubs really has everything i need and want.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english, german

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                  Photos

                  • 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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                  Date last modified - Friday, December 19, 2014

                  £220 - £260 per night (GBP)
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                  3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

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                  Speaks: english, german
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