BEAUTIFUL SPACIOUS CHILD-FRIENDLY MEWS HOUSE IN NOTTING HILL

Katie Swain

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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BEAUTIFUL SPACIOUS CHILD-FRIENDLY MEWS HOUSE IN NOTTING HILL

North Kensington House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Welcome to our mews house, a beautiful architect designed family home in Notting Hill . This is very much a loved home full of character and interesting artifacts from around the world and is light, airy and comfortable. (The house has very high ceilings which is uncommon for a mews house) ,a newly refurbished property over three floors (2640 square feet) with all the facilities one could wish for.

The house is in a safe and quiet conservation area in a private, gated, cobbled mews, a convenient seven minute walk to the bustling Portobello Road where the famous Portobello Antiques Market takes place on Saturdays, the daily open air market where you can buy fresh flowers and food, and plenty of great restaurants and cafés.

Westfield shopping mall (Europe's largest) and Shepherd's Bush Central Line station is 5 minutes away. Latimer road underground station is a 3 minute walk and Ladbroke Grove Underground station is only 5 minutes walk, and there’s a frequent bus service within a 2 minute walk that takes you to Oxford Street and the West End, (London’s theater district). Of course, we have a local taxi company that can take you anywhere at the drop of a hat!

A nearby bus service will take you to the famous City of Oxford in only one hour.

The ground floor level of the house has an oak-floored open living, dining and kitchen space with a Pantry and Utility / Laundry room. Under-floor heating throughout and a wood burning stove make it warm and inviting.

It has a well-equipped hi spec kitchen with a professional range cooker, American style fridge/freezer (with ice maker) and separate wine fridge. The double height dining area has a long glass topped contemporary table with Charles Eames dining chairs and an open wood burning fireplace. There are also 2 Stokke highchairs should you require them, (We have a baby set for one of them).

The bed configuration is as follows:

On the first floor, (floor above ground) we have:

Bedroom 1: Full size single beds with a single pull out underneath (3 singles in total, 36 in × 75 in / 91 cm × 190 cm). (Sleeps 3)

Bedroom 2: Kingsize bedroom (60 in × 78 in / 150 cm × 200 cm) (sleeps 2)

On the same floor we then have an upstairs sitting / tv room with a double sofa bed, (54 in × 75 in / 140 cm × 190 cm). (Sleeps 2)

On the second floor:

Bedroom 3: Single (36 in × 75 in / 91 cm × 190 cm) that converts to a Kingsize (60 in × 78 in150 cm × 200 cm) (sleeps 2)

Master suite: Master suite with Kingsize bed (60 in × 78 in / 150cms x 200cms). Sleeps 2)

We also have a folding guest bed that would be suitable for a child/ teenager and could be put in any of the bedrooms.

Floor by floor:

The first floor has two bedrooms, (one with a King-size bed and the other with twin beds and a pull out bed underneath, a beautiful spacious bathroom (a “wet room” with under-floor heating, an amazing rain shower and a beautiful roll top bath), a further Bedroom / TV room with double sofa bed, with satellite TV and a DVD, (with an extensive collection of DVD’s for those “stay at home” days when you’re walked off your feet) and of course WiFi.

The second floor comprises a master suite with a King-size bed, en suite bathroom, (also a “wet room” with under-floor heating, powerful shower, roll top bath), a dressing room and a further bedroom with a single bed that converts into a Kingsize bed and also a Stokke crib / cot if required.

The house is incredibly child friendly, we know how difficult it is to travel with children and slip quickly into a routine when you arrive somewhere new! We have plenty of books and toys and there are stair-gates and baby monitors in the bedrooms should you require them. If you're travelling with children you won't need to bring a thing other than their favourite snuggly!

Towels and linen are included. The house is beautifully cleaned before each rental. Additional linen is available by arrangement and maid service during the rental period can be provided at guests' own cost for a modest fee. Our housekeeper lives round the corner and is on hand to deal with any emergencies as am I.

We can also provide you with a reliable babysitting service if desired, many of our guests make use of this and have been delighted with the sitters.

We provide a house file filled with useful information so you can quickly get to grips with where everything is, not only in the house but our preferred restaurants and services in the area. There are also plenty of travel guide books.

The accommodation is enormously flexible. As there are bedrooms on all floors, guests can base themselves in separate areas (if 2 families are travelling together for instance). The beds are of very high quality, and so are the showers: guests often write appreciative notes about these. All the bedrooms are quietly appointed, so there should be little to disturb your sleep.

The house is a beautiful, practical and peaceful place to escape and enjoy London's hustle and bustle, our guests have told us that they enjoyed ' the luxury of a hotel whilst feeling a part of London life.'

I offer a personalised service and am on hand to offer advice whenever needed. This isn't a soulless holiday rental, this is a family home which will become your home from home.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Katie Swain (Owner)
Advertiser since 2009
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About Katie Swain

I am a freelance cinematographer and live in London with my partner and two young children, (5 and 7 years).

Katie Swain purchased this house in 2004

Why Katie Swain chose North Kensington

I have lived in this area for 20 years and never get tired of what it has to offer. The local amenities around Portobello are exceptional, the restaurants extremely good and varied , (we have The Ledbury a Michelin 2* restaurant just up the road), the public transport links (bus and underground train) are nearby and frequent and the area is very safe.

What makes this house unique

Our property is in popular Notting Hill, a bustling and vibrant location with theaters, museums and restaurants within easy reach. The spacious and well equipped house is the perfect place to relax and unwind after a hard days exploring, it's secure, cozy, and the house is south - facing making it light and airy. A table and chairs on the cobbled, gated private road outside means you can while away the summer evenings outside watching the children play, glass of wine in hand. We also have a barbeque. A real home from home.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for opening your terrific house to be rented- it made our trip! We had a lovely time cooking in the kitchen and our daughter LOVED the toys. Thank You!!
Apr 2013
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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 16 traveler reviews

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Beautiful Spacious Child-Friendly Mews House in Notting Hill
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
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5

EXCELLENT!

  • 5 of 5
This home is very special. Much care was taken to create a beautiful and creative environment. It exceeded our expectations and became 'home' from the moment we opened the door. It was clean and well maintained.

If you love to cook then this is the house for you...the kitchen is fully equipped with all you would need to prepare those gourmet meals and close to several markets which makes it very convenient.

Bus and underground within walking distance made it easy for us to get around. Several blocks from Portobello Road with many shops and restaurants to chose from.

Thanks Katie for sharing your lovely home...if we return we will definitely stay again.
  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Beautiful Spacious Child-Friendly Mews House in Notting Hill
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+44(0)7711624600
North Kensington Kensington & Chelsea
5

Excellent

  • 5 of 5
The place was fantastic and very, very comfortable! Katie does a great job of being a gracious and very helpful host!
  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
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Beautiful Spacious Child-Friendly Mews House in Notting Hill
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p237035vb
+44(0)7711624600
North Kensington Kensington & Chelsea
5

Inviting Family Home

  • 5 of 5
What a little gem! My family of seven stayed in this home for six days . All of us were very comfortable and felt like we were at home. The location was perfect! The bus line stops right up the street and there are two underground stations near by.
  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Beautiful Spacious Child-Friendly Mews House in Notting Hill
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p237035vb
+44(0)7711624600
North Kensington Kensington & Chelsea
5

Incredible, amazing, perfect!!!

  • 5 of 5
This home is beyond expectations. Incredible craftsmanship, perfect location and Katie is a wonderful host. In walking distance to excellent restaurants, the tube, and the bus. You couldn't ask for a better home.
  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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+44(0)7711624600
North Kensington Kensington & Chelsea
5

The house made our trip.

  • 5 of 5
It has been on my mind to leave a review for this great house and owner for almost a year- I'm finally doing it now. It is a beautiful house located on a cozy adorable Mew. we will never forget it. It enabled 3 generations of our family to all stay together and spend much more time together but with our own separate rooms. The owner is terrific - she gave us a helpful tutorial on the kitchen and all- in the house when we arrived.
Our 7 year old daughter was over the moon -staying in the children's room with many toys and dress-up options.
I can't say enough good things about our experience.
thank you!
  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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5

Perfect for adults and kids alike

  • 5 of 5
We held a mini family reunion combined with my dad's 70th birthday at the Mews. We descended from across the UK and USA, aged from 3 to 70. The accommodations were perfect!

Great kitchen, dining, entertaining space for adults, and safe open spaces for the kids to run around (and too many toys to use!).

The icing on the cake (so to speak) was Katie's gracious and attentive interactions. I must have sent 30+ emails in the lead up and I waited no longer than 24 hours for any response irrespective of the nature of my question. She even bought a special cake tin so that I could create a cake for my dad!

I have absolutely no reservation in recommending the property to anyone needing a little extra space, but at the same time wanting to be in a beautiful, quiet, but very central and well connected part of London.
  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Map

Map

Nearest Point of Interest
Portobello Road
Nearest Point of Interest
Notting Hill Gate station
Nearest Point of Interest
Westbourne Grove
Nearest Point of Interest
Ladbroke Grove tube station.
Nearest Point of Interest
Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens
Nearest Point of Interest
Paddington Station
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St Marks Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Westway sports Centre
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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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North Kensington House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Christmas 2014
Dec 14 2014 - Jan 8 2015
5 night minimum stay
£670
£4,500
 
 
Spring break / Easter
Apr 9 2015 - Apr 25 2015
5 night minimum stay
£4,000
 
 
Summer 2015
Jun 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
5 night minimum stay
£630
£4,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
£570
From
£580
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£3,800
£16,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit £1,000
Final cleaning fee £120

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

North Kensington House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2650 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Telephone
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Parking ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , There is a sofa bed in the upstairs tv room.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , This is a full size single that converts to a King
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single , 2 full size single beds with single pull out underneath
  • King size beds (2) We have 2 Kingsize beds, one in the master bedroom and one in bedroom 2 on the 1st floor., Twin or Single Beds (1) We have a 3' single that converts to a 5'6 Kingsize on the top floor (bedroom 3)., Baby Cribs (1) We have a Stokke Sleepi cot / crib. (not Stokke Mini) Please see: http://www.stokke.com/en-us/nursery/stokke-sleepi-features/weight-and-measures.aspx, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) We have a very comfortable 4'6' Sofabed / Sleeper Sofa in the living room on the 1st floor. (floor above ground floor)., Bunk Beds (1) The White Company Nantucket bunk beds http://www.thewhitecompany.com/productdetails.aspx?Id=1000884&ItemNo=HBVDB-MASTER&SelectedItem=HBVDB The bunk beds have a 3' single pull out underneath so 3 beds in total.
Entertainment:
  • Music Library ...
  • Video Games ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Games ...
  • Books ...
  • Toys ...
  • CD Player
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • cinemas
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • rock climbing
Notes:
We have two Stokke high chairs (one with baby set), booster seats for older children on dining chairs and many lovely children's toys and books.
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