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Impeccable High Spec Sunswept Loft 1900 sqf Notting Hill Walk to Portobello

Marina Mazur

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, italian
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Marina Mazur

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, italian
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Calendar last updated:
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Impeccable High Spec Sunswept Loft 1900 sqf Notting Hill Walk to Portobello

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


North Kensington House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

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 ( 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.

Sleeping Quarters

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.

Pamper Zone

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!

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Marina Mazur (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 15, 2015

About Marina Mazur

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

Why Marina Mazur chose North Kensington

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!

What makes this house unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

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.
Dec 2009
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Impeccable High Spec Sunswept Loft 1900 sqf Notting Hill Walk to Portobello
average rating of 4.882353 based on 23 reviews
St. Lamberts, Quebec


  • 5 of 5

We are a film production company from Canada and were on the lookout for a location where we could have a small film set up for conducting interviews for TV series we are producing in Canada- and house 3 crew members at the same time. This home worked perfectly for our spec for a 7 night stay. We chose the home because of the spacious downstairs living space which allowed us to set up a small interview area (we had to move some furniture with the help of Marina) and the three separate bedrooms upstairs. Marina was totally professional and on top of it in all our communication leading up to the shoot and throughout it. She was very accommodating on all fronts to make our crew and the home work for their needs. From recommending lunch delivery to be brought in every day to logistical aspects for the shoot, we were well taken care of every step of the way. The home is very quiet and private as it's set off the street and partially faces into a local park, and even though we did not get a chance to enjoy the beautiful furnishings downstairs because of all our equipment, our 3 crew slept well in their comfortable bedrooms upstairs and were able to cook some meals in the fully kitted out kitchen. The area is very well located for local transport with the tube station a short walk away. All in all a total success!

  • Submitted: May 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Portland, Oregon

Perfect London Stay!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Silver Spring, MD

Luxury, comfort, light, and a residential neighborhood location in London

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Tiburon, CA

A peaceful and beautiful sanctuary within Central London

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Lovely Stay!

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Loft Review

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Kensington Memorial Park
"This park is the first to undergo major improvements as part of the Ten-year parks strategy ..."
Portobello Market
"Welcome to Portobello Road, the world’s largest antiques market with over 1,000 dealers sell..."
Golborne Road Market
"Golborne Road is located just off Ladbroke Grove at the Northern end of Portobello Road mark..."
Worldclass Shopping
"In Notting Hill there’s a small pocket of superlatively chic shopping awaiting your attentio..."
Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Portobello House
Nearest Ferry
83 Miles
Nearest Golf
2.7 Miles
Urban Golf
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Paddington Station
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
St Helens Cafe and Deli
Nearest Beach
85 Miles
Nearest Point of Interest
Portobello Market
Nearest Point of Interest
St Mark's Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Golborne Road
Nearest Point of Interest
St Charles Emergency Hospital
Nearest Point of Interest
2 great local shopping streets
Nearest Point of Interest
Worldclass Shopping
Car: not necessary

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.


Rates & Availability

From £440 Per night

North Kensington House Rental Rates

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Jan 19 2015 - Dec 17 2015
4 night minimum stay
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4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit £1,500.00
Exit Cleaning Fee £150.00
Notes 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.

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North Kensington House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
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  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
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  • Child's Highchair
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  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , shower via telephone style attachement to bathtub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , walk in tiled shower enclosure with rain effect shower head
  • The spacious light filled family sized bathroom has large roll top/cast iron bath tub with telephone style shower attachment and very high quality traditional style nickel finished fittings, WC with wooden loo seat and large free standing sink. White painted floorboards throughout. A large velux window over the bath gives you a blue sky view. The second bathroom is tiled in white and blue mosaics with a large wet room type walk in shower with glass partition, top notch German stainless steel fittings, sink and wall hung WC.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 (Master) - 1 king , Superking 6 x 6.6' pocket sprung mattress
    Bedroom 2 (Middle) - 2 twin/ single , two full sized single (twin) pocket sprung mattresses
    Bedroom 3 (End Bedroom) - 2 twin/ single , same sized room as master bedroom, two small singles
  • 5 star hotel 100% Egyptian Cotton 400 thread count bed linen and 100% Egyptian Cotton 650 gram fluffy white towels to add that little bit extra! All velux windows have sunshades to control amount of light into the room at any given time. Bedrooms are very quiet being set off the street and facing the park.
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  • 2 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
The house backs onto Kensington Memorial Park so trees, green lawn and blue sky are your view from all the six downstairs windows as well as out of all three bedroom velux windows upstairs. There is a fantastic, newly refurbished playground, including a state of the art water feature playground for children. The new tennis courts can be reserved through the Royal Parks All this is only about 50 yards from the house. Please click the link to our personal house website below which offers more photographs and details of the house including useful links to further information about the area and activities available.

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