All About Space & Light Loft Style House Notting Hill Walk to Portobello Road

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View of downstairs loft from dining area


Last updated: 09/28/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

The brief on this brand spanking newly furnished architect and interior designed lateral home was to create a light and airy feel, make it cosy but modern, and grown up but not stuffy. 100% achieved. This gorgeous home, equally suited to a family or for a romantic getaway, packs it all in with a 45 foot room spanning 2 large and spacious reception areas with 2 custom sofas: one so oversized that you can lounge four people comfortably (it’s 13 ft by 4 ft to be exact).
Owned by a seriously peripatetic family who are currently stationed in NYC for a few years, the well dressed open plan living space glows with a pale freshness created by a carefully chosen colour palette, acres of ground floor space for roaming around in and custom furnishings everywhere you glance. The overall result is delightful English sensibility meets American wide open spaces.
You won’t be caught short on neighbourhood action in Notting Hill. The whole area is buzzing with great shops, cafés, bars and family friendly restaurants. Having had your fill of this fashionable neighbourhood, you can jump on the bus at the stop right outside the house, to take you and your brood to the further sightseeing delights of the capital - all within easy transport of 1/2 hour.
The galley style featureless kitchen has everything you need to produce a family meal to be enjoyed at the large modern, gleaming table with swivel chair seating for up to 8. After which time you can settle down in front of the 46” flat screen to catch some great British television or a DVD.
Privacy and quiet are further key benefits of this home which is set off the street down a leafy fern strewn landscaped path. In fact its so private no one can see the house from the street.
WIFI is of course standard, there is a set Bose powered speakers to plug your tunes into, while you are enjoy great views of park life via windows flanked on either side of the living room that are set off by a massive crumbling Victorian mirror in between.
Sleeping arrangements are spread across two lovely bedrooms. The master has a queen bed and a luxurious marble clad en suite with roomy shower, the 2nd bedroom is a cosy space with a double bed and a single bed that can sleep 3 in comfort: all with wall mounted swivel reading lamps and custom headboards and valances in neutral linen stripes. Both bedrooms have large pivoting velux windows with black out blinds when complete darkness is desired.
The 2nd spacious bathroom has a large tub and hand shower and gleams all white marble throughout.
Finally, a custom pull out double sofa bed in one of the reception areas can sleep your rangy teenager wanting his own space or another couple as the case may be, making this home work any which way for whatever guest configuration is needed.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    this is very much a family friendly home....moreless

  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    QUEENSIDE high quality comfortable 5 star bed...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

    DOUBLE BED AND FULL TWIN/SINGLE high quality 5 star ...moreless

  • Pull out Double Sofa in living area: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    high quality double sofa bed...moreless

  • beds have custom upholstered headboards and valances and swivel wall mounted reading lights. Ample built in closet and drawer space....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • En suite to Master Bedroom: toilet, shower

    marble clad, wall hung WC and heated towel rail...moreless

  • 2nd Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    telephone attachment shower. marble floor, heated rail...moreless

  • bathrooms have 5 star guest toiletries (L'Occitane) and fluffy Egyptian cotton towels. Hot water is supplied to both the shower and bath via a hot water tank which holds apx 1/2 hour worth of hot water. It takes apx 1 hour to refill the tank. We mention this for larger parties to be aware of. ...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



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


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Ice Skating
  • Roller Blading
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central Heating with Themostat...moreless

  • Internet:

    WIFI, Cable TV...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    100% High thread count Egyptian Cotton sheets. Professionally laundered and ironed....moreless

  • Living Room:

    2 large custom sofas. One is oversized and can fit four comfortably....moreless

  • Parking:

    Metered parking outside (from 8:30am-6:30pm)...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Landline available. Calls are not free....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    100% Fluffy Egyptian Cotton towels. ...moreless

  • Tumble Dryer:

    this is within one machine: combi washer/dryer ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:



  • Coffee Maker:

    Cuisinart Stainless steel Drip coffee maker, Nespresso coffee machine (pods not included, but you can bring your own)....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Full equipped to cook a meal for 8....moreless

  • Dishwasher:


  • Pantry Items:

    basics: sugar, salt/pepper, oil, vinegar etc. starter packs of dishwasher tabs and laundry soap and toilet roll after which time up to guest to refurnish. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Small fridge and freezer (built in)...moreless

  • Stove:

    4 burner stovetop...moreless

  • Toaster:

    4 slice toaster...moreless


  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda:

    small veranda with 2 chairs ...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Tennis courts at St Marks park next door can be reserved by calling the Royal Parks. A court is £7.00 per hour....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 4.8
from 33 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 21 - Dec 18, 2016
2 night min stay
Christmas/New Year
Dec 19 - Jan 3, 2017
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
4 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Exit Cleaning Fee $195.19
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $644.12


Bookings of one month or more please contact me.

Events are welcome subject to type of activity and numbers planned. Please contact me for further info.

Exit Cleaning Fee £150.00

£110.00 exit cleaning fee for weekend only (2 night only) stays with 4 people or less otherwise

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Last updated: 09/28/2016
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15 Miles
Nearest Airport
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Portobello House
83 Miles
Nearest Ferry
2.7 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Train
Paddington Station
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
0.4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
St Helen's Cafe and Deli
85 Miles
Nearest Beach

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 centre.

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 half an hour away by public transport: Buckingham Palace, Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Tower of London, Houses of Parliament and the 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: 2011

About the owner: Your hosts are a very British family (Scottish to be exact) that have lived all over the world. Based in NYC for the foreseeable future, the host works with the UN resolving world conflicts. They have asked me to manage their home for vacation rentals whilst managing my own home which I have been offering to guests for several years now and attested by strong 5 star feedback. I am excited to be offering 'all about space and light' as a sister property my own. They go hand in hand. I am American and grew up in Santa Barbara, CA and have been living in London for 20 years where I am raising my family.

Why the Owner Chose North Kensington, London, UK:
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 west facing home has a wonderful feeling of space and light which it gets from it's double height ceiling and windows on three sides and is what makes this home unique. This house has great flow and can take a large 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 very narrow and the light source is only from the front and back of the house.

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Speaks: english, french, italian

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  • View of downstairs loft from dining area

    View of downstairs loft from dining area

  • Large Custom Oversized Deep Sofa

    Large Custom Oversized Deep Sofa

  • featureless open plan kitchen

    featureless open plan kitchen

  • detail of custom pull out double sofa bed

    detail of custom pull out double sofa bed

  • staircase and view onto park

    staircase and view onto park

  • detail of custom headboard master bedroom

    detail of custom headboard master bedroom

  • marble clad shower enclosure en suite to master

    marble clad shower enclosure en suite to master

  • 2nd bedroom view of double and twin beds

    2nd bedroom view of double and twin beds

  • 2nd bathroom,  bathtub and hand shower attachment

    2nd bathroom, bathtub and hand shower attachment

  • detail  old indian wall hooks

    detail old indian wall hooks

  • dramatic vaulted upstairs hallway

    dramatic vaulted upstairs hallway

  • outside veranda area and front door

    outside veranda area and front door

  • view of dining area and double height ceiling

    view of dining area and double height ceiling

  • Formal Sitting Area with double height ceiling

    Formal Sitting Area with double height ceiling

  • dining area with seating for 8

    dining area with seating for 8

  • Samsung 46' flatscreen TV

    Samsung 46' flatscreen TV

  • master bedroom with queen size bed

    master bedroom with queen size bed

  • marble clad bathroom en suite to master

    marble clad bathroom en suite to master

  • detail vanity master en suite bathroom

    detail vanity master en suite bathroom

  • 2nd bedroom, one double and one twin bed

    2nd bedroom, one double and one twin bed

  • 2nd bathroom with vanity and wall hung WC

    2nd bathroom with vanity and wall hung WC

  • detail of shelves

    detail of shelves

  • View of double sofabed made up

    View of double sofabed made up

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