FINE ELEGANT KENSINGTON FLAT, HISTORIC PERIOD BUILDING, HIGH CEILINGS&WINDOWS

Silvia

Speaks german, english
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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
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FINE ELEGANT KENSINGTON FLAT, HISTORIC PERIOD BUILDING, HIGH CEILINGS&WINDOWS

South Kensington Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Spacious,comfortable,beautifully furnished in sought after central location

Newly re-decorated November 2013 to March 2014.

Overview: Our fine elegant Kensington apartment is on the raised ground floor within a period building with private garden square. This is a sought after central location close to the Gloucester Road Underground Station. We have shops, pubs and restaurants nearby and are within walking distance to many important landmarks, i.e. Hyde Park, The Museum Row and Kensington Palace; as well as Kensington High Street, Harrods/Sloane Street and the Kings Road in Chelsea. The immediate neighbourhood of the Gloucester and Brompton Roads are well appreciated and known within this borough, with a cosmopolitan mix of residents and visitors alike.

Details: Our apartment offers spacious proportions, with plenty of character, gorgeous period features, marble fireplace (decorative), impressive high ceilings and large bay windows. It is our second home, nicely furnished and decorated, very well kept and fully equipped. Our Living / Dining Room awaits you with an inviting ambiance and a sense of space. We have a large bedroom and a small study / single bed room. A modern bathroom with walk-in shower, underfloor heating and a washer-dryer. In addition we have an en-suite toilet at the master bedroom. A fully equipped kitchen including dishwasher, hob, oven, microwave, toaster, kettle, coffee machine, fridge, freezer. Everything you need to eat in and relax at home if you wish.

Neighbourhood: We are in a period building in South Kensington in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, one of the most sought after areas in London. Mostly professionals, local and expats, live in this neighbourhood. We are ideally placed only five minutes’ walk from Gloucester Road Underground with direct access to Heathrow airport. Many shops, restaurants, bars and pubs, supermarkets and gourmet grocers are in the immediate vicinity.

Location: You can walk in between 10-25 mins to the various important landmarks such as the famous museum row with the Victoria and Albert Museum, Natural History Museum, Science Museum, Royal College of Music and Royal College of Art. As well as High Street Kensington, Hyde Park, Kensington Palace, Kensington Gardens, the Diana Memorial Fountain, Serpentine Gallery and Lake (for boating), the Royal Albert Hall and famous Harrods with surrounding designer shops of Sloane Street.

It is also very convenient for public transport access only a 3-5 mins walk to bus stops and Gloucester underground station. You can hail a taxi at your doorstep . From Gloucester station, you can get straight to the Theatre District, Green Park, Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, Westminster with the Houses of Parliament, the London Eye, Piccadilly Circus, St. Paul’s Cathedral and more. This location is really convenient for getting everywhere in London. Easy and direct access to Heathrow airport via underground or the M4 and M25 motorway.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome
Silvia (Owner)
Advertiser since 2013
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About Silvia

We are a canadian/german family and this is our holiday home in London. We live in Singapore since many years and our families are in Toronto and Frankfurt, and friends are all over North America, Europe, as well as Asia and Australia, that is why London makes a good middle ground for meeting up. We spend many memorable times together here in London, we all enjoy tremendously what this city has to offer. We have been holiday renting via VRBO/HomeAway since early 2012 and hope our visitors will find the same enjoyment and can make happy memories in staying at our place in London.

Silvia purchased this apartment in 2009

Why Silvia chose South Kensington

We like this neighbourhood and the period buildings with their private garden squares. We loved this flat and knew this was it the minute we walked in - the proportions, big windows, high ceilings, period features, a gentleman owner who had kept it immaculate - the sale was agreed in a day. We had been coming to stay in Kensington&Chelsea since the 1990'ies and have friends who live in this neighborhood or else own a second home here. And we wanted to be able to spend more time in London. We feel familiar, safe and comfortable and we like the convenient location and we like to walk - which we never do much in Singapore. I like to walk up to High Street Kensington or down to the Kings Road to meet friends for a coffee or lunch and a bit of shopping. Or just pop around the corner to a cafe or a pub to meet for a coffee or drink on short notice. I'll have a walk to visit my favourite, the Victoria & Albert Museum, just by myself. If I feel like going for a power walk or son/husband feel like a jog, we are at the Hyde Park in a few mins. In summer we take a picnic and sit on the sun chairs watching everyone enjoying a relaxing time, and there's always something going on in the Park. This neighbourhood is very cosmopolitan and the South Kensington weekend market is a piece of little Paris - oh the food! I think London is a walking city and being in this location you never miss a car. If we need to get anywhere beyond walking distance the tube is 4 mins away or a taxi available outside the front door. But, our flat is our second home, it certainly has the ambience and comfort to also enjoy just staying in, relaxing and have the world go by. We feel it really offers us a reprieve from the tropics and busy daily life in Singapore.

What makes this apartment unique

We love the generous sense of space, the high ceilings, period fire place, stuccoed ceilings, chandeliers, window to the quiet court yard in the bed room. Being able to open the double doors between lounge and bedroom to open up the space, it is a comfortable and inviting space and has a good ambiance. Our art work and decorative pieces had been with us many years or were additions from more recent travels, so it feels like our second home, not just a pied-a-terre. We have enough space to share a social week end with entertaining friends or enjoy some quiet, relaxation time after a busy day bustling about in the galleries, museums etc. We love the 'holiday size' of the apartment, big enough not to feel too crowded with four people, but small enough not to worry too much about all the household chores to keep it tidy and clean.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Silvia, We had a very good time in Londom and we all enjoyed the apartment and our new neighborhood for the week. We got through the alarm problem only by me cutting some wires which I tried to avoid.. The only suggestion I would make is to instruct the local agents how to turn the alarm off or put a little note in your book. But putting that aside, we would certainly rent the apartment again and recommend it to friends. Thanks so much and I will watch for the refund. Kindest regards
Jun 2013
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Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 17 traveler reviews

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Fine Elegant Kensington Flat, historic period building, high ceilings&windows
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
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Fine Elegant Kensington Flat, historic period building, high ceilings&windows
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1091684
+65 96552867
South Kensington Kensington & Chelsea
5

Fine and Elegant it was!

  • 5 of 5
Lovely flat that was very comfortable, clean and elegant. It was very well located within easy walking distance to the Underground and amenities yet in a quiet neighbourhood. I would not hesitate to recommend it to fellow travelers.
  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind review, I appreciate your comments and am happy you had a nice stay. Hoping to be able to host you and your family on your next visit to London again. Best RegardsSilvia
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Fine Elegant Kensington Flat, historic period building, high ceilings&windows
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1091684
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South Kensington Kensington & Chelsea
Palermo
5

casa fantastica

  • 5 of 5
Cara Silvia, il nostro soggiorno a londra e' stato fantastico,anche per merito della tua splendida casa. Abbiamo trovato una casa completa di ogni cosa e curata nei minimi particolari. Sia il quartiere che la casa stessa sono silenziosissimi e ci hanno permesso di riposare beatamente la notte. L'accoglienza di miss Vania e' stata fantastica e le sue spiegazioni esaustive. Un unico appunto al personale che cura la pulizia che malgrado avessimo concordato come fare i letti prima, non ha preparato nulla ,oltre a lasciare la lavastoviglie con le cose sporche dentro e a non pulire lo scarico della doccia che abbiamo smontato e pulito noi. Ma questo vuole essere solo un aiuto a te per farti scegliere forse un po' meglio chi fa le pulizie. Per il resto noi non abbiamo che dirti grazie per averci ospitato nella tua fantastica casa.
Speriamo in una nostra prossima visita a londra.
Grazie Camillo e famiglia
  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Caro Camillo,
Siete stati molto grazioso nella tua recensione. Come per la mia email a voi in risposta ho chiesto chiarimenti più dettagliati da voi e seguirà molto seriamente con la società di gestione prendersi cura del nostro appartamento e la ricezione dei nostri ospiti. Mi aspetto che la perfezione della mia gestione / impresa di pulizie in ogni momento. Ci si può aspettare il mio follow-up con voi presto e la mia risposta su questo sito web per la tua opinione conseguenza. Nel frattempo, grazie mille ancora e cordiali saluti Silvia
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Fine Elegant Kensington Flat, historic period building, high ceilings&windows
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South Kensington Kensington & Chelsea
Arlington Heights, Il (a suburb of Chicago)
5

Perfect Vintage Apartment in South Kensington

  • 5 of 5
This 2 bedroom apartment was exactly as represented by the wonderfully responsive and delightful owner, Sylvia. We were a family of four looking for a vintage flat near a tube station to access all London activities. Gloucester station is a short 4 block walk to the main lines to all tourist sites. The apartment is on a wonderful street, mostly quiet, but within two blocks walk of a grocery and many great restaurant options. We feel like we had the best of both worlds with a large bright and spacious living room and master bedroom filled with character and a small but perfectly sized up to date and well stocked kitchen. There is another small bedroom that our 15 year old daughter grabbed for privacy. Our son slept out on the sofa bed in the living room. Oodles of room for the price in this section of London. Will absolutely recommend to all friends heading over to London from the States. Many many thanks Sylvia for a great and memorable stay!!
  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Teri,
Thank you so much for your kind review, I am happy you got exactly what you expected and had a wonderful trip with your family. I tried to create a welcoming atmosphere and space is important when returning from a day touring the sights. I am always pleased to hear that my efforts paid off, I stay often enough myself to want to keep the flat comfortable, as well as functional like a home so everyone can enjoy it. Yes, our location is convenient for getting around, especially as we don't have a car in London, the least effort moving about makes for a happy agenda and being able to walk to attractions, restaurants or stores, being close to the public transport makes a difference. Again glad you all had a good time on your trip to England was memorable and so enjoyable. I hope we would be able to host you again. Best Regards Silvia
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Fine Elegant Kensington Flat, historic period building, high ceilings&windows
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5

A Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5
This was our first lease through Home Away, and I was a bit unsure of what to expect. The entire process, from finding the property online, leasing it over the internet, and our eventual stay in London was perfect and worry-free. When we arrived, Vania from the property management firm, was there to meet us and answer any questions that we had. The apartment itself was conveniently located near two Tube stops on a leafy, quiet street. The apartment was tastefully decorated and the bedding was comfortable (an often overlooked detail, but one that matters for a good night's rest). My husband, two daughters and I found the kitchen and laundry extremely convenient for our 9-day stay, and we were much more comfortable than if we had stayed in a hotel. Lastly, Silvia was a very gracious host, thank you for sharing your home.
  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Carrie and Family,
Thank you again for your very kind review, I much appreciate your response. I am so glad you had a good stay at our apartment and found it comfortable and convenient, I take much pride in making it welcoming for our guests. Hoping the rest of your UK trip was just as enjoyable and it certainly would be nice to have you stay again. Best Regards Silvia
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Fine Elegant Kensington Flat, historic period building, high ceilings&windows
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1091684
+65 96552867
South Kensington Kensington & Chelsea
5

Charming flat, perfect location !!

  • 5 of 5
This charming, spacious, immaculate flat could not have been more conveniently located in South Kensington. 4 blocks from the Tube, perfect for shopping on Brompton Road (Harrods) and Kings road, and the Victoria & Albert is almost next door. The updated bath with heated floor tiles and towel rack were much appreciated. We had a perfect week, (even the weather cooperated!) and would highly recommend !!
  • Submitted: May 23, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Irene,
I am really pleased that you enjoyed your stay at our apartment, that it was comfortable and inviting for you and that it was up to your expectations. I take great pride in ensuring a good standard for cleanliness and upkeep. Also, that your expectation of the central and convenient location was met, it makes a difference if everything is accessible without too much fuss, especially if on a first visit you are so eager to have a good time. Take care and hope to host you again. Kind Regards Silvia
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Fine Elegant Kensington Flat, historic period building, high ceilings&windows
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1091684
+65 96552867
South Kensington Kensington & Chelsea
5

Luxurious and comfortable stay

  • 5 of 5
Your apartment was really nicely appointed and felt very welcoming. The bed was super comfortable and with the bedroom facing the courtyard it was lovely and quiet for us light sleepers. We also appreciated the en-suite toilet, as well as your new bathroom with its modern design and clean lines. The kitchen was perfect for cooking light meals after a long touristy day, great for a night in or even for entertaining some friends for drinks, fully equipped everything there we needed. Your location is so handy for the shops, pubs and public transport, very central for getting everywhere we wanted to go. Thanks for making us welcome and your help with suggestions too. We sure will be back again and ready to recommend you to our family and friends.
  • Submitted: May 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Marita,
Thank you very much for your fine review, I am happy you enjoyed your stay at our apartment in London, we always aim to please our guests. I am looking forward to welcome you again on your next trip to London.
Kind Regards Silvia
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
14 Miles
London Heathrow, London City
Nearest Ferry
80 Miles
Dover
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Victoria Station
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
M4
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Brighton
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Hereford Arms, Stanford Arms, various Hotelbars
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Various
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Olives, Black&Blue many more
Car: not necessary

The apartment is in central London, in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. 5 mins walk to Gloucester Underground with direct access to Heathrow airport - 35mins. Various Bus stops are within 3-5 mins walk. Taxis available directly at front door. Direct access to M4 motorway airport 20 mins.

We are within walking distance to the famous Museum Row on Cromwell Road -- including the Natural History Museum, Science Museum, and Victoria and Albert Museum, and the Geographic Society. Also to the Kensington Palace and Hyde Park. Minutes away from many shops and restaurants on the Gloucester Road and Old Brompton Road. Walking distance to High Street Kensington and Kings Road Chelsea, Knightsbridge with Harrods and the fashion boutiques of Sloane Street.

Any other major attractions are easily accessible from this central London location! You can hop on a double decker bus or take the tube to the theatre district in the Westend, Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, St. Paul’s Cathedral, The Tate Galleries, The National Gallery, The British Museum and so on – door to door 20-30mins on public transport.

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Availability & Rates

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South Kensington Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High Season
May 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
£345
£2,200
 
 
Low Season
Nov 1 2014 - Nov 30 2014
3 night minimum stay
£235
£1,400
 
 
Mid Season
Dec 1 2014 - Dec 15 2014
3 night minimum stay
£310
£1,900
 
 
Christmas Season
Dec 16 2014 - Jan 15 2015
3 night minimum stay
£345
£2,200
 
 
Low Season
Jan 16 2015 - Feb 28 2015
3 night minimum stay
£235
£1,400
£4,000
 
 
Mid Season
Mar 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
£310
£1,900
 
 
High Season
May 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
£345
£2,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
£2,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit £350
Notes Rates are NET RATES. ASK FOR LAST MINUTE BOOKING RATES.
Our greeter will meet you at the flat.
Included: WIFI - interactive TV - bed linen and towels - utilities (included below 1 month stay)
HomeAway or PayPal payment facilities.
CHILDREN under 12 years of age not recommended, check with owner. NO PETS.
Inquiries for longer stays welcome.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

South Kensington Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 88 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Heating ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Linens Provided
  • Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Toaster ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Stove ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Pantry Items ...
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - shower , walk in shower, underfloor and towelrail heating
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , en-suite to bedroom
  • Modern renovated bathroom (Nov 2013) with large walk in shower, underfloor heating, heater-towel-rail, built in washer-dryer. Plus en-suite powder room (toilet) at master bedroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Superking bed can convert to 2 single beds
    Study / Single Bed Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Lounger / Single bed
  • 1. Master Bedroom: 1 super king bed (190cm) or 2 single beds 2. Single bed / study room: 1 single lounger / bed 3. Living Area: 1 sofa bed converts to queen bed (130cm)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Boat ...
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • children welcome ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • recreation center
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • ice skating
  • tennis
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