SOUTH KENSINGTON MEWS HOUSE IN LONDON'S 'FRENCH QUARTER'

Martin Kubisa

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Bedrooms 3
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SOUTH KENSINGTON MEWS HOUSE IN LONDON'S 'FRENCH QUARTER'

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House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 5-8)

Reece Mews is a quiet, traditional style Victorian cobbled street, tucked away off the Old Brompton Road in the ‘French Quarter’ of London right in the heart of South Kensington, famous for its French Lysee School and little Boulangerie style cafes. The Mews is famous for its classic car showrooms which still exist today. It is approximately 2 minutes walk from South Kensington Tube Station (Piccadilly direct from Heathrow Airport, Circle & District lines) which is also a transport hub for buses to all directions.

From the house you are within 15 minutes walk of Knightsbridge to the east, where you pass the flamboyant Italianate Brompton Oratory Church and you can shop at the world renowned store Harrods and lunch at Harvey Nicholls. Just beyond Knightsbridge is Buckingham Palace and Piccadilly.

A 15 minute walk going north will take you to Kensington Palace, the former home of Diana, Princess of Wales, where you can stroll in Kensington Palace Gardens and the wide open spaces of Hyde Park, or sample the delights of Kensington High Street. Kensington is famous for its Roof Top Garden Restaurant with its beautiful ‘garden in the sky’, Jazz Bar and Night Club all of which are on your door-step. A short bus ride up Kensington Church Street brings you to Nottinghill Gate, (made famous by Julia Roberts) with its weekend street market is perfect for antique hunters.

To the South of Reece Mews, a 15 minute walk will find you on the Old King’s Road, Chelsea, famous for its designer boutiques and Terence Conran’s Blue Bird Restaurant. A further 15 minutes walk beyond Old King’s Road and you reach the River Thames with its famous bridges and riverside walks.

If you are looking for culture, the house is within 2 minutes walk of London’s most famous museums: the Victoria & Albert Museum; Natural History Museum and the Science Museum. And you are a short walk from London’s Royal Albert Hall with its busy concert schedule, the Royal College of Art (famous for its student summer shows) and the Royal College of Music. Musicians from the Royal College of Music regularly perform lunchtime concerts in St. Mary’s Church, Kensington, so you can rest your feet and take in some culture between shopping sprees!

If you are looking for musical venues and Jazz in particular (being artists ourselves) we can direct you to all the best places and help you to plan your musical repertoire.

For the fitness conscious (or to work off the French style cuisine) there is a gym opposite the house (rates on application).

The house its self is a traditional Victorian style mews house over three floors (no elevator!) with the living room and kitchen on the top floor with double doors opening onto a narrow balcony with ornamental shrubs. The living room faces east and is lovely and bright, especially in the morning, when you can open the doors and take the air whilst drinking that first cup of coffee and enjoying a fresh croissant from the patisserie round the corner! There are double doors onto a narrow balcony which has several ornamental shrubs. A TV and DVD player is available along with phone (calls are extra) and internet access.

The eat-in kitchen is wonderfully light with plenty of windows and has all the modern facilities you would require to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. There is an electric oven with gas hob and extractor over, microwave, dishwasher and fridge and there is a table and chairs for dining. All crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils are included.

The house has been recently refurbished and redecorated so is in good repair with three bedrooms 2 x doubles with ensuite bath/shower rooms and 1 single with a separate shower across the landing. There is plenty of storage.

Sleeping accommodation at the house has been planned for maximum flexibility with a king-size zip & link bed in the master bedroom on the second floor, single bed with roll-out in the second bedroom (second floor) and a 6ft king-size (zip & link) bed in third bedroom on the ground floor. There are also two double sofa-beds in the living room. All bed linen and towels are included.

There is a washing machine and separate tumble drier in the ground floor shower room, additional washing can also be dried on racks. The house has gas central heating and under-floor heating in the ensuite bathroom to the master bedroom.

We provide a selection of videos, CDs and board games for your entertainment and we supply several ‘Oyster Cards’ for use by guests when traveling around the City. These cards ensure you get the cheapest fares when travelling on tube trains and buses and can be charged, or topped-up, at any tube station using a credit card. We just ask that you leave the Oyster cards for the next guests at the end of your stay.

We are certain you will enjoy your stay in the heart of South Kensington and we will be delighted to help you make the most of your time in London.

Keywords: Mews House with Garage

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Martin Kubisa

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Speaks english
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 18 traveler reviews

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South Kensington Mews House in London's 'French Quarter'
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 18 reviews
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South Kensington Mews House in London's 'French Quarter'
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p189778vb
+44 7944452254 (United Kingdom)
South Kensington Kensington & Chelsea
san diego
3

LOCATION GREAT, BUT WITH SOME PROBLEMS

  • 3 of 5
My family of 5 stayed at this rental for a week. The location, and size of the rental were great. The neighborhood was great as well, with little restaurants, etc. However, for what the cost was, the amenities were basic. For example, the towels were rough and thin. the DVD player was broken during our stay. The house itself could use some cleaning and sprucing up. There was fungus growing on grout in shower, as well as the rug needing a good steam cleaning and the house a paint freshening up. So, the house could use some minor investment to bring it up to what would be expected at this cost, and to add some charm to the decor. The kitchen was well appointed though.The most troublesome issue was how long it took us to get our security deposit back. It took multiple efforts and it was finally returned after a month when the owner became involved. There are some charges that are not listed on the VRBO page as well, including the renter has to pay charges on transfers of money there, as well as their own return of deposit, as well as a VAT tax that is not indicated on the VRBO page.
  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: We were sorry to receive this disappointing review after 4 years of nothing but positive reviews from our guests, but we appreciate it is important to receive feedback. We acknowledge what has been said regarding the decoration of our house and had already put in place a program of works to update and redecorate, starting this month, so as not to take the house out of service during the summer when we would have disappointed so many people. We have taken onboard what has been said about the quality of the towels which we agree have slipped below our normal high standards. We also acknowledge an unfortunate delay in the return of the renter's deposit on this occasion. As a result we have immediately put into place measures to ensure that in future, the high quality of our service to our renters is maintained at all times and apologies that on this occasion we missed our target. All our charges are inclusive of VAT (which we absorb in order to remain competitive)and our policy on bank/Pay Pal fees is clearly stated in our rental agreement and in our emails with prospective guests from the outset of our communication. We take pride in offering great value for money and a fair and transparent service.
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South Kensington Mews House in London's 'French Quarter'
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South Kensington Kensington & Chelsea
Minnesota, MN
5

A GREAT PLACE TO STAY IN LONDON!

  • 5 of 5
Our family of 7 stayed in this home in London and were so pleased with everything the home had to offer. It's not easy to find space for 7, but this worked out perfectly. The location was ideal, close to the Underground, wonderful restaurants and museums. Martin was always available via phone to answer any of our questions. He gave very clear directions from airport, and even helped us find transportation (once again, traveling with 7, it is not easy to find transports). We will rent another property through through this rental company.
  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2011
  • Stayed: Mar 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you
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South Kensington Mews House in London's 'French Quarter'
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p189778vb
+44 7944452254 (United Kingdom)
South Kensington Kensington & Chelsea
san diego
5

PERFECT LONDON ACCOMIDATION....

  • 5 of 5
We were all very comfortable in this lovely apartment. Plenty of room for 5 of us with room to spare. The location is perfect, with wonderful cafes and pubs close by, and the tube just a block away. Quiet mews street with very little traffic. We especially enjoyed the terrace in the morning. Full of sunshine, and a perfect place to start the day . The living area is comfortable with lots of travel books about London, and also recommendations about dining close by. The kitchen was well stocked , and very clean. Martin was very accommodating and gave us a complete run down on the apt so we knew were everything was. We will plan on staying here again when we return to London.
  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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South Kensington Mews House in London's 'French Quarter'
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South Kensington Kensington & Chelsea
Canada
4

GREAT LOCATION, QUIET

  • 4 of 5
My husband and I and 3 young adult children enjoyed our 10-day stay at this property in early August 2010. In selecting the property we relied on the reviews of other renters, which, by and large, I would agree with, although it wasn't as high-end as I'd expected. Here is my list of the pluses and minuses:
First the good stuff. The location is ideal, just a quick walk from the South Kensington tube, but off the main traffic streets. The place was incredibly quiet and peaceful, a welcome retreat from the excitement of the London streets. The immediate neigbourhood was full of excellent restaurants, away from the tourist traps, so in the evening, after a sometimes exhausting day of sight-seeing, we could easily walk to some fabulous evening meals. The house itself had more than adequate room for the five of us, although the 2 second bedrooms were small. With three bathrooms, we were never in each other's way in the morning rush. (I wouldn't normally comment on a washer and dryer, but the ones in the flat were extremely good quality, doing a better job than mine at home.) The master bedroom was large with lots of closet space, and the beds--and linens--were very comfortable. The kitchen was generously equipped with good appliances, both large and small, with a small table for 3 in the kitchen. A somewhat larger table in the living room served as a work area for our computers, and although it could be extended into the living room, we ate out every night. The internet worked well and at a decent speed. The living room facing west opening to a small balcony was filled with light and had a good view of the sky. Martin, who met us, is an amazing guy who couldn't have been more welcoming or helpful.
What could be improved? It really needs a good spring cleaning, something beyond wiping up the immediate grunge of other visitors. But this are not a major problem, as the whole place is well-equipped and in good working order. I would stay here again.
  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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South Kensington Mews House in London's 'French Quarter'
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p189778vb
+44 7944452254 (United Kingdom)
South Kensington Kensington & Chelsea
Thessaloniki, Greece
5

GREAT HOUSE...

  • 5 of 5
The house was in a perfect location with supermarkets around the corner and the tube station minutes away.Ideal location if you want to see London easy. The home itself was very clear and well structured.
  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2010
  • Stayed: Apr 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
business
South Kensington Mews House in London's 'French Quarter'
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p189778vb
+44 7944452254 (United Kingdom)
South Kensington Kensington & Chelsea
Thessaloniki, Greece
5

  • 5 of 5
The house was in a very good neighborhood and very convenient to visit the city. There was a supermarket a door step away and the tube station was at a stone's throw. The home was spotless and very nicely furnished. We were a group of 7 and for us the house was ideal. Would definitely stay there again.
  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2010
  • Stayed: Apr 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

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South Kensington House Rental Rates

Notes

  • £1960-£3150/wk
  • Pounds Sterling
  • Jan 04-Feb 16...£280 per night £1960 per week (low)
  • Feb 17-Feb 24 ..£450 per night £3150 per week (high)
  • Feb 25-Mch 22 ..£350.per night £2450 per week (mid) (Mar 23-Apr7 £450 per night)
  • Mar 23-May 26 ..£350.per night..£2450 per week (mid)
  • May 27-Aug 31 ..£450.per night..£3150 per week (high)
  • Sept 1-Oct 6 ...£350.per night..£2450 per week (mid)
  • Oct 7-Dec 14 ...£280.per night. £1960 per week (low)(Oct 26-Nov4 £400 per night)
  • Dec 15-Jan 03 ..£450.per night..£3150 per week (high)

Amenities

South Kensington House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 1153 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Telephone
  • Garage ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Linens Provided
  • Heating
  • Sofa Bed
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Kitchen
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Blender
  • Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (2) zip & link mattresses which can be transformed into two single beds, Twin or Single Beds (1) with pull-out to make into small double, Baby Cribs (1) Folding travel crib, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2)
Entertainment:
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • VCR
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • live theater
  • museums
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • gambling casinos
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat