|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
This very stylish loft style home boasts wonderful lateral space, the rarest of features in London housing. On your doorstep are the uber fashionable areas of Portobello and Golbourne Road markets and Westbourne Grove. Breezy transport links can have you in bustling Oxford Street, the soothing Royal Parks, major museums and other landmarks within 1/2 hour.
Contemporary in style, accented by key family antiques, modern collector pieces, exquisite soft furnishings, a well stocked library and three extremely well appointed double bedrooms with 2 luxurious hotel like bathrooms, this impeccably furnished home, owned by an Anglo American family, has a 'right on' mix of American comfort and quirky Britishness.
A balanced fusion of original modern art and large scale colourful abstract textiles adorn the expansive white walls, mixed in with personal touches and objects trouve’, give this home an undeniable aura of elegance with a twist of spirited bohemian style.
After a busy day out in the capital, stretch out in the open plan 45 foot room spanning 2 super spacious reception areas with 2 deep plush sofas and enjoy the unique experience of cooking a meal in the cutting edge German bulthaup b3 kitchen. Or head out to a family dinner at Pizza East or any of the other great restaurants and bars within easy walking distance.
Privacy and quiet are another key feature of Sunswept Loft which is tucked away, through a gate and down a ferny landscaped path. As if that was not enough, open blue sky views onto the park in front allow the sun to spill in unobstructed through all six windows, ensuring this home earns its reputable name.
You cannot get any more high end than the state of the art ultramodern German bulthaup b3 kitchen (bulthaup.com). A fully integrated Gaggenau fridge/freezer (akin to Subzero), dishwasher and a stainless steel freestanding Viking Professional 4 burner stove will delight the serious foodie.
Watch, Listen and Work (if you have to)
WIFI is of course standard. There's a Bowers and Wilkins A7 wireless Airplay dock for your tunes and a top of the range 40' Samsung D8000 HD 3D TV, including Netflix streaming movies and full cable with premium channels for those quieter evenings in.
A short flight of stairs takes you to three well appointed double bedrooms all with luxurious sprung mattresses and five star sheets. The sumptuous master bedroom has a super king size bed and there are a further 2 double bedrooms each with 2 single/twins sleeping four more people. Large velux pivoting windows let in lots of natural light which can be subdued with awning shades when a dark atmosphere is desired.
To soak away the effects of tramping around London, a steaming hot bath can be had in the oversized old fashioned cast iron tub in the roomy family style bathroom, while the 2nd bathroom has a spacious walk in shower with a large rain effect shower head, a delightful way to start or end your carefree London day.
All this nestled within the highly sought after area of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
Jump on the bus which stops right outside the front door and start your London adventure!
This American owner has been living in London for 20 years having grown up in the sunny climes of Santa Barbara, CA where we spend our family vacations. We have has been hosting guests in our carefully managed home for over 5 years as demonstrated by a consistent five star feedback rating of contented families who have made life long memories of their holidays here.
Marina Mazur purchased this house in 2008
Notting Hill and the life blood that is Portobello Market is inspiring to be a part of each day. It is a real neighbourhood in the old fashioned sense. Daily trips to Portobello Road for your morning capp, procuring of vegetables & fruit from old fashioned greengrocer stalls in the market itself and generally soaking up the wonderful atmosphere, make this area very special. It has retained it's individual feel through wonderful mix of ethnicity adding to the local flavour. Leafy streets, great architecture and the wonderful open green space of Kensington Memorial Park literally next door are wonderful amenities. The tennis courts in the park and the playground area is a real godsend for kids who need to let off steam after a long day of sightseeing!
This unique home has an abounding sense of space and light from having windows on three sides. The sun rises through the kitchen window and sets through the sitting room windows, while during the day it travels around the 3 windows on the side of the house. The lateral home has great flow and can absorb a family comfortably so everyone has their own space, as opposed to the more typical vertical terraced housing where communal areas tend to be in one room on different floors.
The loft house provided a perfect escape at Christmas time, offering an ideal home away from home for our 8 night stay. Eclectic design and a chef's kitchen, with fantastic delicatessens and other produce nearby, resulted in a warm, welcoming, relaxing and culinary experience. Close enough to London but with a small neighbourhood feel, the location and transport options were ideal for our family's needs.
Our family of six (4 adults and 2 children) found Marina's "sunswept loft" to be the perfect home away from home while visiting London. The location of the house was perfect- next to a beautiful park, walking distance to the tube, Portabello Road (and iconic market), and interesting little neighborhood shops and restaurants. The #7 bus stopped right outside our door! The house itself was spacious with plenty of comfortable sleeping room and an open-concept first floor kitchen/dining/living area that was decorated nicely but was easy to relax in. All of the appliances were new and in good working order. The bathrooms were light and spacious and served us well for getting ready in the morning. In fact, the entire house was well ventilated and "sunswept" and even in the warm summer temperatures (80s), it was quite cool with just the occasional use of the fans provided. All in all, we decided that we would stay there again, if we came to London with a group. It was wonderful!
We arrived late (9:55 pm at Heathrow) with family in tow (3 adults and 2 teenagers) and checked ourselves in, using the digicode and keys supplied while we were still Stateside by the owner. The owner addressed all my concerns about that, including a personal U.S. telephone contact to use if needed, in addition to contact info for the onsite person, and our arrival went smoothly despite arriving close to midnight. The house is charming, warm, and welcoming--the gas fireplace being particularly welcome on chilly evenings and early mornings--and sunswept indeed. As it backs onto parkland, it was a pleasure to take my morning espresso standing by the fireplace watching as neighborhood residents and their dogs greeted each other or jogged around the perimeter. The kitchen appliances and equipment are first rate and made it easy to eat in 3 or 4 nights, although one night we ordered pizza delivery that included salads and a bottle of wine. We especially liked being in a pleasant residential neighborhood with easy access to public transportation (bus stops down the street and the Ladbroke Grove tube stop a short walk away), with a large park behind us and Portobello Road a few blocks away. The house is nicely decorated without being stuffy and the main floor, with the kitchen at one end and the fireplace and a seating area at the other and a large round dining table, worked very well for the 5 of us. The 3 bedrooms and 2 baths (one with a large freestanding bathtub and the other with a walk-in shower) upstairs were comfortable and accommodating. The beds were firm, the bath towels were thick, and we never ran out of hot water. We slept with the large skylights open for ventilation at night and it is a quiet neighborhood, so no problems with noise.
This is one of those houses, where the photos are splendid, but the real thing is even better! The house manages to balance being state of the art while also being very comfortable and relaxing.
We stayed for an entire month with our two teenagers and really appreciated the location. We had easy access to the amazing bus system right outside the door and of course the underground. We could go anywhere -- and did! But it was always so nice to go HOME.
The house is beautiful, roomy and so peaceful. It sits back off the street - you enter through a garden and then find yourself in a gorgeous home surrounded by a park. So while you are still very much in London, you can retreat to your own sanctuary.
I couldn't recommend it more highly!
We highly recommend Marina's lovely, well-appointed and restful flat. For the most part, it's location offered a welcome retreat at the end of our busy days in other areas of London. Marina is attentive to every detail and takes excellent care of her guests. Unfortunately, our first few days there were interrupted by the chaos and commotion of the Notting Hill Carnival. While we would book with Marina again, we would avoid booking anything in Notting Hill the last weekend in August.
We absolutely loved our stay at the Sunswept loft. The pictures and description were accurate and we had no surprises upon arrival. The home was clean, beautifully decorated and the kitchen well stocked with everything that you would need. We are a family of 5 with 2 teenage children and a 9 year old and we were very comfortable in this home. Having a park right next door with fields to play football was an added bonus! Whenever we had any questions, the owner was helpful and prompt with her responses.
We had a wonderful stay at the loft. Everything was exactly as described, and beautifully appointed. We are a family of four, two adults and two kids, ages 10 and 13. The home was very comfortable for us, especially the beds. Our kids had the use of a park right next door, which was great for both them and us. We would let them go play there alone and didn't worry. There is a convenient bus that stops just up the block, and a tube stop nearby. We easily got around London from this location, which is near Portobello Rd and some very cute neighborhood areas that offer good places to eat and shop. It is quiet, and away from the bustle of Piccadilly Circus and Trafalgar Square, which was a relief at the end of a busy day. I would say this is a perfect place for families with older children, such as ours, because the place is filled with beautiful things, and care needs to be taken. All in all, a great trip, and I highly recommend Marina's loft for your next trip to London. We would love to return.
Portobello Antiques Market, the world’s largest antiques and silver market.
Designer shopping on Westbourne Grove / Ledbury Road.
The West End Theatre District, Oxford and Regent Street, Westfield shopping center.
Ladbroke Grove tube station (5 min fm house) where both bus and tube lines will take you to any attraction or landmark in the capital being no more than ½ hour away by public transport i.e. Buckingham Palace, Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Tower of London, London Eye.
A 15 minute bus or taxi ride are Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens, Kensington Palace which house Diana’s apartments & The Diana Memorial and Harrod's.
Other Activities: park and playground next door, water feature playground, indoor climbing wall (largest in UK), skateboard park.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Jan 19 2015 - Dec 17 2015
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||£1,500|
Christmas/New Year £3590 per week.
Easter Week £3390.00 per week
The loft house available to rent during school vacations and other major holidays.
Please ask for Thanksgiving week availability or if you have a special request such as an event.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (GBP) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.