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This lovely Vintage House is managed by Elizabeth Lytton - The Hotel Alternative. We invite you to stay at this pretty cottage near Notting Hill and only 20 minutes from Piccadilly Circus; London's central point.
Ideal for friends, a family or corporate lets. When you rent an Elizabeth Lytton managed home – you can be assured of a beautiful, well prepared property, in a vibrant and lovely neighbourhood. Hotel-quality, but with a personal service.
This house is on a quiet street in the heart of Brackenbury Village, Hammersmith. The street is lined with colourful Victorian cottages with pretty gardens. It is like stepping back in time, little has changed for over 100 years since they were built.
However, you walk in the little gate to the front door and step inside this cottage and suddenly you are brought into an open plan space, full of colour. The house is an amazing collection of vintage pieces and paintings. It’s a very peaceful home, and is ideal for families with young children. The sitting room seats 8 comfortably, leading onto the large kitchen/dining room and patio garden.
The sitting room has lots of books, a desk, WIFI and satellite TV. The kitchen has everything from blender, scales, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, to pantry items to get you started. There is also a high chair for young children.
There is a downstairs guest washroom, and upstairs there is a bathroom with bath and shower enclosure, and washing machine. On the first floor there are two bright and spacious bedrooms, both with twin beds. All luxury linen and towels are provided.
On the second floor there is an ensuite shower room, and king size double bed with great views across the gardens and leafy neighbourhood.
There are two pubs that serve British food and ales. Both are within a couple of minutes walk from the house – The Butcher’s Hook (Cockney rhyming slang for “Look”) and The Anglesea Arms. Two minutes further on you reach Ravenscourt Park with tennis court, children’s playground, tea room, garden centre and pond complete with wild ducks and geese.
ABOUT ELIZABETH LYTTON HOMES
When you rent an Elizabeth Lytton managed home – you can be assured of a beautiful, well prepared property, in a vibrant and lovely neighbourhood.
With over 12 years experience managing short term rentals in London and Barcelona behind us, we'll be on hand to provide local tips and personal service from the moment you book to the time you leave.
The homes we have chosen are in only a few select, safe, village-like, residential and family oriented neighbourhoods that we know very well. Located just 20 minutes from Piccadilly Circus; London’s central point, these areas have great amenities and excellent transport links all over London, so you'll be able to enjoy your stay to the full.
We have developed the unique ‘Elizabeth Lytton Rental Ready Seal of Approval’ which is a comprehensive system to ensure the home you have selected is set up to give you the best possible letting experience. You can enjoy complete peace of mind knowing that by following our step by step process the home has been made ready for your stay and you can be confident of the standard you can expect.
Five reasons for choosing an Elizabeth Lytton Home
We take care of everything for you – from property selection to ensuring your payments are secure so you can relax.
You will receive a personal welcome and our team lives nearby so will be available to answer your needs throughout your stay.
Our homes are carefully prepared, so you can be confident of the standard you can expect.
With over 12 years experience managing short term rentals, we know how to do it well, and what’s important.
Once you register, our hope is that you will become part of the Elizabeth Lytton community. Happy to come again and even recommend us to your friends.
Included in your stay:
• Free WIFI
• Luxury bed linen
• Fluffy towels
• Personal check-in/check-out
• Telephone support
• Airport transfers
• Fridge fill grocery shopping
• Laundry and ironing
• Maid service
Additional services for the Family:
Elizabeth Lytton has been managing short term rentals of our own properties in the UK and Spain for over 12 years. Last year we established Elizabeth Lytton – The Hotel Alternative to manage short term rentals for other Homeowners' properties in a few, select areas of West and Central London.
We have chosen beautiful homes only in village-like, residential and family oriented neighbourhoods. With excellent transport links to all over London. And located only 20 minutes from Piccadilly Circus; London’s central point.
These areas are near where we live and we know very well, which allows us to provide Homeowners and Guests a personal and local service.
Having managed our own homes for so long, we understand your expectations and how to prepare the homes to meet your requirements. We also have an extensive network of skilled professionals who we know can assure you receive a hotel-quality service during your stay.
I am married with two children. We used to live in our Barcelona villa, which we now rent for holiday lets to groups of families and friends, or for corporate team building, weddings and events.
We are now living back in Brackenbury Village, Hammersmith, and loving the London dynamism and diversity – there is so much to get involved in and do here!
Whether you are visiting London or Barcelona – Elizabeth Lytton – The Hotel Alternative will provide the services and personal welcome you need to make your stay comfortable and memorable.
I was born in this area of London. There are great schools around here, and all the amenities you need for a great family life. There is a wonderful sense of community here and many of us have been living around here for many many years. I bought my house round the corner from this Victorian cottage in 1993. The good thing about this area is that because the BBC is nearby, Disney and Coca Cola for example have their headquarters here, there are many interesting and creative people in this neighbourhood with all the theatres, pubs, comedy and music venues to keep you entertained. Also a diverse range of restaurants. Shepherds Bush food market, and Westfield shopping centre - said to be the largest in Europe - is just 10 minutes walk away. Most importantly the transport links into the centre of town and out of town are amazing - you can be at the Houses of Parliament in 20 minutes.
Our family stayed at this home during a recent vacation to London. There were 3 adults and 3 children and there was plenty of room for all of us, so much nicer than cramming into a hotel room! The location was a nice, quiet neighborhood walking distance to restaurants, groceries, and public transportation. We were there to mainly see the major London attractions and it took us about 20-30 minutes on public transit to get where we wanted to go. The kitchen had everything we needed to prepare quick breakfasts and a nice dinner and the beds were comfortable. We occasionally had trouble with the wifi, but generally were happy with everything. The property managers were helpful and responsive. Thank you for a lovely stay!
Upon arrival to this lovely Vintage house, we were kindly welcomed by Ginette and were so pleased with our accommodations! The listing description was accurate, but it couldn't quite convey the cheerfulness, warmth, and comfort that the home brought to our family. We would often walk to the convenient underground Ravenscourt station(5-10 minute walk) and ride the tube into Central London. After a long day of much walking and sightseeing, our "home away from home" was a welcome, soothing retreat.
Ginette and Peter were friendly, helpful hosts/managers and were always available if and when we had questions. We were especially thankful our first night in London when Ginette graciously called and picked us up in her car as we were walking home from a grocery store in a torrential downpour!
We would definitely recommend this property and were glad to have the personal service that we experienced with the Elizabeth Lytton team.
The Hughes family
The property is a well maintained three bedroom two bathroom (3 WC's) home in the well established area of Hammersmith. With cable television and wi-fi, everyone in our family felt right at home. There are a number of excellent pubs very close to hand that offer excellent food at reasonable prices. Ravenscourt Park is a handy two minute walk away and is a lovely park with beautiful trees, duck pond, play area for the little ones and a number of coffee shops within easy reach. The property is exactly as advertised and the manager could not do enough for us. Her handy dandy guide to the property and the area/London is a highly recommended read. We would highly recommend Elizabeth Lytton to anyone looking for a stay of more than a few days in London.
What a lovely week we have had! The weather was cold but sunny, so we were able to do so much.
We have visited a lot of Museums (London Museum, V&A, Sciences Museum, Tate British and modern, the Wallace Collection…) and walked a lot through the parks and all the districts. Both were great fun and excellent learning experiences for the kids.
The neighborhood is great and very quiet. It takes a short walk to reach the underground (10 minutes to Ravenscourt station).
Clean, bright and well decorated, the house is equipped with all the comforts of home, The kitchen has everything you could possibly need.
We thoroughly enjoy our time here.
Thank you Ginette and Peter for being so welcoming and helpful.
We will recommend this place to anyone visiting London!
PRETTY RESIDENTIAL AREA MINUTES
FROM CENTRAL LONDON AND RIVER THAMES
Brackenbury village is a quiet residential area with a good community feel, yet carefully selected for its fantastic transport links, beautiful homes and gardens, and for the wide range of quality amenities nearby.
Only 18 minutes by double decker bus to Kensington. The area has attracted Disney and Coca Cola to set up their headquarters here.
A neighbourhood full of pretty Victorian architecture and gardens with some of the best schools in London, you can enjoy a quiet and family oriented atmosphere.
The area is bordered by food markets, great shopping, two fringe theatres – the Lyric and the Bush, as well as music and comedy venues – the Hammersmith Apollo and O2 Shepherd’s Bush.
If you want some peace amid the buzz of London or a place for the children to let off steam take a walk to Ravenscourt Park, or take a Boris bike ride to the river Thames just 10 minutes away where you can enjoy a friendly drink in one of the many traditional English pubs overlooking the pretty views of the river.
The Elizabeth Lytton team live in this area. They are on hand to give local tips and support throughout your stay.
You will be provided with a local London Guidebook. It will show nearby music venues, theatres, historical sites to visit and good places to eat, drink and shop for local produce.
There is a direct link from Heathrow Airport on the tube, and 5 different tube lines within 5-10 minutes walk of the house that will take you all over London. It's only 25 minutes door to door to Piccadilly Circus.
The museums and sights of London – Big Ben, Westminster, Buckingham Palace, Natural History museum, Tate galleries etc are all easy and quick to get to from this quiet and safe area. Portobello Market in Notting Hill is just 5 minutes by taxi or 20 minutes on one of London’s Boris Bikes.
No matter which airport (Heathrow, Gatwick, City, Luton, or Stansted) you are arriving at, Elizabeth Lytton can arrange airport pick up and drop off. Just send us your flight details and the driver will take you to your destination where you will be personally met for check-in.
There are many grocery shops within 5 minutes walk of the area. The Brackenbury deli provides a wonderful haven for home cooked treats and delicious coffee. Shepherd’s Bush fruit and vegetable market is 5 minutes walk. A further 5 minutes walk you’ll reach Westfield, one of the largest shopping malls in Europe, with every shop from Prada and Louis Vuitton to Kath Kidson and Desigual, as well as a cinema, restaurants and coffee bars with tastes from all parts of the globe. A very useful place to have on your doorstep.
Places to visit nearby
Apart from all the usual central London places to go you’ll find in your guidebook, there are many beautiful places to visit nearby. Kew Gardens are stunning botanical gardens set in beautiful parkland. Chiswick House a Palladium style home and pretty grounds can be arrived at by bicycle in only 20 minutes or so.
By the River Thames
Take a walk or bicycle ride down to the River Thames just 10 minutes away. Enjoy the Victorian, Regency and Georgian architecture and the wonderful traditional English pubs where you can taste a huge range of English beers.
The Dove – Overlooking the Thames with a rich history and charming interior which houses the smallest bar room in Britain. Former customers include everyone from King Charles II to Ernest Hemingway.
The Old Ship – Just a bit further up the Thames is a fantastic spot for award winning al fresco dining. You can enjoy a traditional Sunday roast lunch or a delicious ale battered fresh haddock overlooking the river.
The Andover Arms is one of the area’s hidden gems, this delightful traditional pub is a great find. Tucked away in Brackenbury Village, the pub fosters a wonderfully relaxing and family friendly atmosphere – with fine ale and home-cooked food served by friendly staff every day.
The Anglesea, The Butcher’s Hook and the The Dartmouth Castle pubs also in Brackenbury Village are great watering holes with pretty outdoor terraces. All within short walks of eachother.
The Brackenbury restaurant and Indian Zing also serve delicious meals. And for a breakfast or tea try the Parisian bakery and café, Patisserie Sainte Anne, for a couture collection of beautifully presented patisserie and breads made on site.
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My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
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If you would like to rent this lovely home we will ask you to:
- complete a booking form on behalf of the Homeowner,
- pay a £800 Refundable Security Deposit a week before your arrival via PayPal. This will be refunded within 7 working days after you leave,
- pay a Final check out clean and laundry fee (£150) for bookings shorter than a week,
Let us know if you have any questions.
Kind regards from the Elizabeth Lytton team.