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

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Last updated: 07/26/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property 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. No 70 goes to Knightsbridge.
A comfortable, warm, cozy, 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.
3 double bedrooms (sleeps 6), 2 bathrooms, practical kitchen with dishwasher, electric oven, gas hob, microwave, large fridge and freezer. Washing machine. Pretty little west facing balcony out from kitchen. Wall to wall light wool carpet. Original wooden sash windows. Working gas fire in living room. Cotton linen sheets 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, Knightsbridge, 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 London 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, Micks 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 Monday to Friday 8.00 - 18.30. Saturday 8.00 - 13.30
My husband and I 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 in the same building, 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.

*Damage Deposit £300 (or the equivalent in your own currency) is held by HomeAway/VRBO and will be refunded 7 days after check out provided no damage has been noted.
*Check-in after 16:00 (and before 22:30, unless discussed with me)
*Check-out before 11:00 please

*Please leave £40 for the cleaner in cash on your departure.

Please show your valid passport and the card you booked with to Saskia on arrival, also please print off and bring with you the Rental Agreement.
No smoking in the house.
Close doors, especially front door QUIETLY and securely and respect the neighbours.
Keep noise to a minimum.
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, illness and repatriation.

Questions welcome.
Many Thanks,

PLUS £250 damage deposit, returned on check out if no damage has been noted.
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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 1

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome:

    Children welcome. Stairs in house...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    You may smoke on the balcony...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Attic Room: 1 queen

    Great kids room...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen


  • 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 1 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

  • The Bathroom has bath, basin and loo. Bathroom is heated. Wooden floors, window The shower room has a shower cubicle, powerful shower and loo. Tiled floor and window...moreless

Other Amenities

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


  • Books:

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

  • DVD Player
  • Stereo:

    A stereo is in the top attic room. Plays CD's and tapes. Radio in kitchen...moreless

  • Television:

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


  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist 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
  • Photography
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Ice Skating
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining:

    The formal and larger dining table is in the living room. High chair can be arranged ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Fireplace:

    working gas fire in the living room...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Radiators throughout which work well...moreless

  • Living Room:

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

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

  • Microwave:

    works well...moreless

  • Oven:



  • Balcony:

    little balcony, west facing accessed from kitchen...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Little balcony with minimal seating outside kitchen...moreless

Building Type

  • House


Write a review 4.6
from 30 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2016
Apr 23 - Sep 30, 2016
3 night min stay
Christmas and New Year 2016
Dec 18 - Jan 3, 2017
5 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $392.80
  • Taxes Not included


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.

Many thanks

Owner's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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Last updated: 07/26/2016
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    "First Floor Restaurant on Portobello have delicious, reasonably priced food and wine. Friend..."

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

  • Theatre Royal Haymarket

  • The Oak

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

20 Miles
Nearest Airport
100 Metres
Nearest Barpub
The Pavilion Pub. 5 minutes walk
5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
On the Thames!
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
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 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 and the no 70 bus stops at the top of our road and takes 30/40 minutes to central London. Shops, shopping centre and restaurants, sports centre, local pool, all near.


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 too! 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. In London i was a freelance personal assistant and as a hobby imported Italian, boutique wine. Now my husband Paul and I live in Barcelona, Spain. Paul's an artist and for the present is tutoring guests in sketching and watercolour Plein Air on location in and around Barcelona at La Terraza Atico. I manage the catering and day to day running of our business.

Why the Owner Chose North Kensington, London, UK:
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

Guestbook comments from the owner

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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


  • 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


  • 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 - Tuesday, July 26, 2016

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