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Beautiful Spacious Child-Friendly Mews House in Notting Hill

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Wireless Internet
  • Fireplace
  • children welcome


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 11)

Welcome to our mews house, a beautiful, newly refurbished, 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: Bunk beds(2 X 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 and of course the house is carefully 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 the highest 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.

Payment can be made via VRBO Payments, Paypal or by bank transfer.

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More Details

Katie Swain
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 11, 2017

About Katie Swain

I am a freelance cinematographer and live in London with my partner and two beautiful daughters, (7 and 10 years).

Katie Swain purchased this house in 2004

Why Katie Swain chose Kensington & 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 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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North Kensington House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 11
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
  • One bath towel per person will be provided.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    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
    Bedroom 5 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , There is a sofa bed in the upstairs tv / living room.
  • 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:, 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 The bunk beds have a 3' single pull out underneath so 3 beds in total.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Spacious Child-Friendly Mews House in Notting Hill
average rating of 5.0 based on 46 reviews

Charming, cozy home in a great neighborhood! Great amenities!!

  • 5 of 5

My wife loved the look and feel of the home. Great balance of comfort and technology. We sat, enjoyed, and discussed various art and artifacts in the home on several occasions throughout our stay. Loved the proximity to neighborhood coffee shops as well as major shopping center's of Westfield and Portobello... Overall, a wonderful stay. Thank you Katie!!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful Notting Hill apartment artfully converted on three floors from a former stables or mews. Warmly and creatively decorated, fully stocked, a classy but comfortable town home where you'll be comfortable and feel at home. Katie is a warm and attentive host. She and her home are a total class act!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good location, beautiful interior design, a lots of space.

  • 5 of 5

We come with group of 8. We stayed 4 nights and we like every thing. The house is very functional and the kitchen well equipped. The owner is reachable and pretty fast response. The house is located in a quiet neighborhood but many bus lines are near by. It is very easy to go any where in London.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a beautiful home for 8 friends to share for a week. Beautifully appointed, comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

the tube is a 10 min walk in the centre of Portobello and we took it daily. Great restaurants and cafes. This home is gracious and creative and highly recommendable.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Mew Home in London

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous home in great location. It was our first time in London with my husband, 3 teenagers (2 boys and 1 girl), and 3 grandparents. We have stayed in many homes in Europe via VRBO and AB&B and found this home to be the most well stocked. After our long trip it was nice to have a few eggs, milk, bread, and beer provided for us. Very kind and thoughtful! The owner is readily available if any issues arise during the stay, which there weren't any. Very clean home. The kitchen had all the amenities one can ask for. Bedrooms are on the 2nd and 3rd floor so not for the mobile impaired. My mom who uses a cane and wheelchair at times slept on the 1st floor couch where she was very content and comfortable. Home is well situated for public transportation. Oyster cards are a necessity and the home provided 5 such cards for you to top off. My husband and I as well as the kids found bikes the best mode of transportation around and into Kensington Gardens. I recommend catching a play. We saw The Spoils, excellent! Portobello Market also a must and just down the street. Santos for mexican also very good. I would highly recommend this home. Thank you to Katie and family!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house at a great location

  • 5 of 5

This house was exactly as it is portrayed on the website, which isn't always true of other listings. We shared the rental with another family and the 9 of us really enjoyed the stay. The rooms were very clean and beds very comfortable. The location was fantastic as it allowed easy access to bus (just outside the door) to a few minutes walk to the tube station. Dining options around the house were abundant on Portobello road. The owner was very gracious and helpful from the time we started inquiring about the house to the day we left. I would highly recommend this house to anyone interested in staying near London.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

North Kensington House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
August 2017
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 29 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,249
Final cleaning fee $150

Cancellation Policy:
You may cancel your booking at any time. Cancellation must be
communicated to me in writing (email will suffice) and takes effect from the date
received by me. In the event of cancellation then the following
charges become applicable:
Less than 4 weeks prior to arrival date – 100%of full cost
Between 4-6 weeks prior to arrival date – 90% of full cost
Between 6-8 weeks prior to arrival date – 75% of full cost
Up to 8 weeks prior to arrival date - 50% of full cost

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Nearest Point of Interest
Portobello Road
Nearest Point of Interest
Notting Hill Gate station
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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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