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Fine Elegant Kensington Flat, historic period building, high ceilings&windows


Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english, german
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, german
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Calendar last updated:
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Fine Elegant Kensington Flat, historic period building, high ceilings&windows

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


South Kensington Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Spacious,comfortable,beautifully furnished in sought after central location

Newly re-decorated in 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. Interactive TV, iPod/phone stereo docking and high speed wifi. 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.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Silvia (Owner)
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About Silvia

We are a canadian/german family and this is our holiday home in London. We live and work in Singapore and our families are in Toronto and Frankfurt, our friends are living all over and that is why London makes a good middle ground for meeting up with everyone. 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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Half Baths1
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Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
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Fine Elegant Kensington Flat, historic period building, high ceilings&windows
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 34 reviews
Highland Park IL USA

A Fine way to enjoy a stay in London

  • 5 of 5

We have had many experiences over the years, renting apartments in Europe.This Kensington flat is among the standouts. Everything shown in the listings photos live up to the reality. This is a handsomely dressed flat, with very comfortable furniture, bedding etc. Silvia has thoughtfully included just about anything a traveler away from home might need on a journey, even down to umbrellas (kind of a must in London, don't you think? :-) ). The location is just a block or so from the tube stop and there is easy shopping for foodstuffs nearby to equip the kitchen with your selection of comestibles. We only prepared breakfasts, but we could have done more had the need arisen.

From outside to in, the flat is filled with charm. It sits just across the street from an historic church, whose bells bring a sense of warmth and peace to this already peaceful and relaxed neighborhood. If you have ever dreamed of staying in a whitewashed London row townhome, this is your opportunity.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Apex NC

Comfortable apartment in great neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

This is a fantastic apartment in a lovely neighborhood. The apartment has a very comfortable bed, and the queen sofa with trundle makes a great queen sized bed. The kitchen is very well equipped, and the four of us had a great stay. Excellent wifi too!

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway

Warm, Comfortable, great location.

  • 5 of 5

A very clean and neat apartment. Very comfortable and cosy. Great facilities - full kitchen, washer/dryer. Everything we needed. Close to Gloucester rd tube for easy access into central London. We felt was perfect for both a couple as well as 3 adults. Our greeter on arrival, gave us detailed information on the apartment as well as local pubs and restaurants. Would recommend to others.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway


  • 5 of 5

The flat and location are GREAT. I'll definitely return.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway


  • 4 of 5

It was a pleasant stay, the house is really warm, completed of every needs. The check in and check out service were efficient and flexible, good cleaning. One of the best comfort of the house is the position, really close to Earl'sCourt station in a very quite area. Elegant furnitures and linen. I will probably come back in a future stay in London.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Martina, thank you very much for your kind review. I am happy that your stay with your mother and aunts was as memorable as you had planned and your choice staying at our apartment was a success. Wishing you all the best and hoping I can host you again in the future. Kind regards Silvia


  • 5 of 5

My husband, sister and I spent a week at Silvia's delightful flat. It is extremely comfortable, well equipped, spotlessly clean and with an excellent location, minutes from everything. And, amazingly for London, it is extremely quiet. We had a minor problem with some lighting and not only did the management company try to solve it, but Silvia called herself - from Toronto. We would recommend this wholeheartedly, and know where we shall be staying next time we are in London.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Anne, thank you so much for your kind review. Happy you enjoyed your stay and hoping to be hosting you again in the future. All the best Silvia


Nearest Airport
14 Miles
London Heathrow, London City
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Hereford Arms, Stanford Arms, various Hotelbars
Nearest Ferry
80 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Victoria Station
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Olives, Black&Blue many more
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

From £250 Per night

South Kensington Apartment Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mid Season
Mar 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
High Season
May 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
5 night minimum stay
Low Season
Nov 1 2015 - Nov 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Dec 1 2015 - Dec 15 2015
3 night minimum stay
Christmas Season
Dec 16 2015 - Jan 17 2016
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit £350
Cleaning £85
Notes SPECIAL DISCOUNT OFFER within 7 days of arrival.
Our greeter will meet you at the flat. Our usual check in time is 3pm and check out time 10am. Unless there is no guest change over.
Included: WIFI - interactive TV - bed linen and towels - utilities (included below 1 month stay)
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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South Kensington Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

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

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