House, 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 11)
- english, french, spanish
About Katie Swain
I am a freelance cinematographer and live in London with my partner and two beautiful daughters, (10 and 12 years). We love to travel as a family and have high expectations when we choose accommodation. We have high standards in our own home too!
Katie Swain purchased this House in 2004
Why Katie Swain chose Kensington and Chelsea
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 extremely safe.
What makes this House unique
Our property is in popular Notting Hill, a bustling and vibrant location with theatres, 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.
We have stairgates fitted on the two top floors.
Minimum age of primary renter:35
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Beautiful home. Great location. Everything was as represented in the listing.
Boston Tea Party
My family and I had a terrific experience staying in Katie’s and David’s fabulous home. Our teenaged boys thought it was the coolest place they have ever stayed, likely because of the netball hoop. Thank you again, Katie and David!
Perfect location for family trip!
Our family of 10, ranging in age from 4 to 86, really enjoyed Katie’s lovely home. It was extremely clean, comfortable, and well-equipped. The location, within 5 minutes of 2 different tube stations, was ideal. Katie was extremely responsive and helpful both before and during the trip. She also gave us lots of ideas and resources for things to do while in London, and information about the neighborhood. Couldn’t have asked for a better experience!
Perfect Family Christmas in London
My family and I just got back from a fantastic stay at this beautiful home! We were 9 people - 4 children and 5 adults. The house worked perfectly for us - 2 families plus, me, Grandma! The setup worked beautifully! But...aside from the perfect house, Katie, went out of her way to make this a great time. She provided lots of information before our arrival about the area and about the house. She promptly answered my many emails. On the day of our check in she was very accommodating in allowing us to drop off our luggage early and was helpful in giving us info about the house.
And...she truly went above and beyond in taking my son, upon his arrival, to the Post Office to pick up our soccer(football) tickets!
The location worked well also - both buses and the Tube are close by.
We would love to stay here again in the future. It really is hard to express how nice it was to work with Katie! Thank you so much!
Spacious, Stylish, Friendly Mews House
Our whole family grandparents, parents, and children (6, 3, and 2) had a wonderful time staying at Katie's house. It's large and gracious, filled with comfort (wonderful bedding and towels and bathrooms, very well equipped kitchen), toys, books - it's clearly a family home but so well designed.
Before we arrived I was a little puzzled about transport, so want to write here that Latimer Road and Ladbrooke Grove tube stations are both easy walking (5 minutes). There are little convenience shops, real grocery stores, playgrounds (the six year old said "Best ever"), and restaurants in easy walking.
We loved being in the Mews, spending days seeing London and then returning to our little world with nice neighbors and interesting neighborhood - and a really nice owner. Katie left us food, and was always helpful and prompt, answered all queries (both before we arrived and during our stay). She recommended Addison Lee as a car service, and they were terrific. She was out of town when we arrived but her friend was right there to show us around. We feel lucky to have had this house as home base for a week.
Great spot for a large family group!
Katie’s place was perfect for our multigenerational family group of 5 adults and 3 children. We were able to spread everyone out amongst 4 bedrooms and everyone had all the space they needed. We absolutely loved the ground floor space with lots of places for our group to have breakfast or hang out in the evening. We even brought our own piano player (our musician son). The location was perfect for us too. We loved Notting Hill and Portobello Road and found several great restaurants.
Portobello market is amazing. Lively, interesting, colourful, great food and drinks and all round good fun for the whole family. you'll see live musicians, street food and colourful characters, it's cool, trendy and interesting with great restaurants. The house is quietly situated in a beautiful mews where you can dine al fresco in good company.