|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
Spectacular sun-filled south-facing luxury canal-side triplex overlooking Notting Hill and far beyond which includes a wonderful, 20-foot-high, penthouse loft with floating bedroom platform. Owned and built by a Scandinavian designer, this ultra-stylish but quiet and very cozy and romantic apartment has been crafted with wit and love and has never previously been rented except for the occasional fashion shoot. Sleeping up to eight persons, the apartment has great transport links, free wifi and unlimited telephone calls to the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, and the United Kingdom.
A private entrance and mural-decorated staircase leads up to the higher floors of a red brick Victorian house. On the lower floor there is one bedroom with its own south-facing balcony overlooking the canal and Meanwhile Gardens (a small nature reserve), a master bedroom with en suite bathroom and another bathroom. Both bathrooms have showers and jetted tubs.
Continuing up a further short flight of stairs, you emerge firstly into the fully-fitted kitchen with another balcony and a wonderfully positioned breakfast table from where you can lazily sip your coffee and enjoy the south-facing view over Notting Hill and the magnificent London skyline. Turn another corner and you are in the triplex's huge double-leveled penthouse loft with twin fireplaces. Seeing is believing. Part of it leads up to the roof terrace which is well lit and fitted with outdoor heater (for al fresco night-time winter reading ?).
A further part leads up to the gravity-defying floating bed and study in the attic space, from where you can laze and gaze forever, over your friends downstairs or the birds and boats on the canal, or just out over the amazing view. All nine windows are fitted with blinds, but seem to be rarely used. We wonder not why.
The house is located on a quiet Victorian street, some of whose houses, almost in secret back, onto the Grand Union canal. It is perfectly positioned for explorations all over the capital. A delightful short stroll along the canal takes you to the quaint café’s, antique and junk shops and market of the Golborne Road and Portobello Road that leads you in turn to Notting Hill.
A few minutes further in the opposite direction lay the broad avenues of Little Venice and Maida Vale with their own array of chic boutiques and restaurants. The nearest Underground Station is just three minutes away and a wide range of buses stop literally around the corner.
A five minute bus trip will get you to Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park, and a fifteen minute one to either the theatres of the West End or to Camden Market, arguably the only genuine competitor to Portobello road for multi-cultural people-watching and wild street fashion.
Paddington station, two stops by tube or a few minutes by taxi has the non-stop Heathrow Express which takes twenty minutes to get to any terminal. By arrangement ‘a mini-cab’ can be sent to meet you at any of London’s four airports.
Payment may be made by credit card via Paypal, checks drawn on US or UK banks or wire transfer.
Please note that smoking is only allowed on the balconies and roof terrace. Please also note that the apartment is not suitable for unsupervised children. Many of the railings have been removed for ascetic pleasure, rather than for safety, and the possibility of a dangerous fall will always exist for the ill-balanced or drunk !
We really enjoyed our stay in this most interesting flat! Six of us fit quite comfortably using all 4 of the beds. Being on the canal was just about the best part of the trip - almost felt like we were at the beach and still within 5 min of the nearest tube station. Good restaurants including Bumpkin in Notting Hill and The Oak were about 10 minute walks. While not in Notting Hill, the flat was very close and totally enjoyable. I would rent again!
Party of 9 - 4 adults and 5 children (aged 9 and up). We had a great time. Children loved the hammock and 'floating' bed platform. But, would not recommend younger children in this apartment because of the 'floating' bed and the steep stairs throughout. Views across canal and south London was great, especially in the evenings. We thought the decor was great and kitchen well equipped (few chipped mugs and glasses). Area convenient for tube to central London and tourist attractions, although maybe a little run down. All in all a great stay.
Splendid house. Next to shops (supermarkets, market, cafes, metro, buses, etc). Very interesting decoration, very modern.
My house in London, if available...
What luck that we picked this awesome home for our recent visit to London! The interesting yet functional layout made our stay there fun & enjoyable. Even though we were there in November, we even used the rooftop deck! The home was adequately stocked & felt very comfortable. The beds were cozy & the bathrooms roomy. Our "contact person" Rowan was more like an ambassador for our stay; he was quick to answer emails & prompt & helpful at check-in & check-out. This put our mind at ease as this was our first time in London. All in all, our stay was great! Thanks Rowan and thanks Frank!!
We had a wonderful stay at Horemead Rd., perfect place to explore London, with everything you need at your doorstep. Thanks to Rowan for taking such good care of us! We felt welcome as soon as we walked trough the doors, very good beds, the floating bed was fun, the girls almost had a fight over who got to sleep there. We will definitely stay here again
We stayed at this wonderful Hormead Rd. flat July 2011. Quaint, pretty, quiet street. Great multiethnic neighborhood. Excellent proximity to tube station, grocer, restaurants ( especially good Lebanese take away!). Family of 6 with 4 children more than comfortable. Lots of clean linens. The flat was sparkling clean, but with enough age to be charming. Multilevel, open, comfortable, casual layout. Quiet neighbors. well stocked kitchen and appliances. Beautiful balconies overlooking the canal ( complete with ducks and swans). Rowan, the caretaker was superbly attentive. He had groceries, wine, and fresh flowers awaiting our arrival! Was a wealth of information. Offerred to do our laundry when the ( otherwise new) washer/dryer failed. Rowen saved our vacation when we accidently left our passports in the flat when we departed for Scotland. He sent the documents overnight to Scotland and refused reimbursement!!! I wouldn't dream of staying anywhere else with my family.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||£250|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (GBP) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.