Earls Court Apartment Rental Photos and Description
Explore this 1 bdrm Victorian flat w/ a terrace in well-connected Earls Court
Lure of the exotic
The smell of incense hangs sweet in the air, orchids nod their magenta heads while gilded glass glints in the morning light… no, this is not the souk, but Barkston Gardens 2, an enchanting hideaway within an easy walk of Kensington. Combining Victorian grandeur with Middle Eastern beauty, chandeliers and original fireplaces compliment lacquered furniture and hand-woven textiles in a combination that would leave an eighteenth century explorer weak at the knees. If you’re planning a trip to the British Museum or the V&A, be sure to make this your base.
Your stylish hostess is from Bahrain, and loves the cosmopolitan feel of her chosen corner of the capital. She’s now considering a change in career, and that means embarking upon an adventure of her own…
Voyage of discovery
The sitting room of this home is at once intimate and grand. Tall windows with stained glass, wooden floors and original cornicing give a sense of space, and light bounces from the exquisite mosaic mirror. Dine at the polished antique table, or curl up in the leather chair and admire the room’s lovely fabrics and marble fireplace. The compact kitchen is well equipped, not just with utensils but with cookbooks and some gorgeous oriental crockery.
The master bedroom features a kingsized bed with ornate Moroccan bedside tables and a TV for unwinding after a day of exploring the town. Both the bathroom and the ensuite are modern, and full of White Company toiletries and fluffy towels. But before you start your day in earnest, throw open the doors to the sunny terrace, for a seat at the terracotta tiled table with a sticky pastry, perhaps, and some wickedly strong coffee to set you up for all you can do in this wonderful location.
On the horizon
You’re a fifteen minute walk from Harrods, while for eating out and shopping you’re in the enviable position of being able to choose between Chelsea’s King’s Road and Kensington High Street. Enjoy the grand museums, picnic in Hyde Park, or nip into town. The tube from Earls Court to Piccadilly Circus takes twelve minutes.
- non smoking only