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Francesca Goldsworthy

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

Charming Apartment in Nottinghill Gate

60 Reviews
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Overview

Notting Hill Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)

A lovely apartment based in Notting Hill Gate, only 3 minutes walk to Notting Hill tube, Kensington Palace and Gardens.

Close by is an excellent variety of pubs, cafes, bars and restaurants on Notting Hill Gate and Portobello Road, where the famous market takes place every weekend.

A walk across the park will take you to the Victoria & Albert and British Science Museums and the Royal Albert Hall.

A number of supermarkets are also close by, and Oxford Street and Westfield Shopping centre are a 5 minute bus ride away.

High Street Kensington and Holland Park are also walking distance.

Excellent transport links are walking distance away, including Notting Hill Gate, Queensway and Bayswater tube stations, and several bus routes.

Paddington rail station is a 5 minute drive away.

A comfortable home from home ideal for exploring the sights of London!

Available for rent all year round.

Keywords: 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, apartment

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Francesca Goldsworthy (Owner)
Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

About Francesca Goldsworthy

We are artists with two small children, who hope you will enjoy our home as much as we do!

Francesca Goldsworthy purchased this apartment in 2001

Why Francesca Goldsworthy chose Kensington & Chelsea

We have always loved Notting Hill because of the wide open spaces of the Royal Parks combined with vibrant and eclectic mix of designer boutiques and market stalls of Portobello, and the variety of places to eat and drink which makes it a unique part of London.

What makes this apartment unique

This is a great place to stay where you will be able to experience every aspect of London!

Reviews

4.9
based on 60 traveler reviews

Charming Apartment in Nottinghill Gate
average rating of 4.866667 based on 60 reviews
5

Wonderful flat - spacious, clean, charming, great location

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic flat, lots of room; very convenient location; close to restaurants, shops, park. It was perfect for our family with two adults and two teenagers. Would stay there again in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fair Oaks, California, USA
4

Home-like atmosphere, quiet, excellent location

  • 4 of 5

Our family of 2 adults and 1 child stayed here late July, 2016. This is a comfortable basement apartment which has good natural lighting in both the main living area and the bedrooms. The home-like atmosphere is reinforced by artwork (including drawings by children), books, a number of kids' DVDs, and assorted tea / coffee mugs. The stairs down to the apartment are difficult to navigate w/ luggage, but otherwise perfectly fine for everyday use and have a handrail. We only watched the TV for about an hour of our 11 day stay (we were in London, after all), but that worked well and we noted the DVD player but didn't try it. The living/dining area is spacious w/ fast wifi accessible in that room as well as the first bedroom. The kitchen is small but fully functional. We mainly had breakfast here and "takeaway" for a few dinners.

Due to its semi-underground location, as well as the residential street it's on, this apartment is very quiet - you can hear the occasional low rumble of the Tube, which is not at all loud or disturbing. The Notting Hill Gate station is about two blocks away and is a fabulous connection to the Central, Circle, and District lines. The bus stop is a half block away and also makes great connections. If you take the Heathrow Express to Paddington Station, the cab ride to the apartment is less than 9 pounds and is the best way to get your luggage there at the start and end of your trip (we tried the Tube at the start of our trip and had to haul our suitcases up and down a number of stairs - tough, unless you are only doing carry-on). There's a Tesco market for basic groceries about 4 blocks away.

We didn't meet our hosts, but they were perfectly pleasant in email and phone interactions, including asking us at the end of our stay if everything had been fine. They had a bottle of wine and a fresh pint of milk in the refrigerator to greet us when we arrived, and the apartment was quite clean. The pictures accurately portray what you will see on arrival. My family and I recommend this place without hesitation and would happily stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect location, wonderful hosts

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to London and we couldn't have chosen a better vrbo. We are a family of four and there was plenty of room to spread out. After s long day of sight seeing it was great to come back to a clean, comfortable and beautifully furnished place. Being able to do laundry was also a huge plus! The artwork by Christos hanging on the walls, along with the wine and fresh flowers made it feel very welcoming. Both our arrival and departure flights were changed and Christos and Francesca were extremely accommodating. The flat is on a quiet street do noise isn't an issue, yet it's nearly across the street from Kensington Gardens. only s couple blocks away is the Notting Hill tube station where you can catch the Circle, District or Central lines to all the major attractions. I would highly recommend the flat and hope to visit again soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Very nice flat near notting hill gate station

  • 4 of 5

Spent 10 nights there with two other women on Wimbledon and sightseeing trip. Less than five minute walk from station and near grocery markets, restaurants, pubs, and shops. Ten minute walk to Portobello Road market which was delightful. Flat is filled with tour books and brochures and owner's original artwork. Bathrooms a bit dark but plenty of natural light to other rooms despite being basement apartment. Owners very accessible and met us upon arrival. Towels need upgrade, but other than that, we were very comfortable, felt safe, and it made a wonderful home base for us. Much better than staying in hotel.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Redmond, WA
5

My favorite flat in London

  • 5 of 5

I travel to London every year on business and stayed in this flat last fall with a business colleague. We were so impressed with the place that I said "If I ever bring my family to London, we're going to stay here". Fast forward 6 months and we just finished a family trip to London and Paris, with a week at this flat with 3 adults and 3 teens. It was perfect. Plenty of space for the entire family and exceptionally clean and comfortable. Everyone loved the Notting Hill Gate neighborhood with all the restaurants, shops, and easy access to the Tube and Hyde Park. Christos and Francesca were excellent hosts yet again, making everything about this trip a fabulous experience. Can't wait to return to London - and to this flat. My home away from home.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Canada
4

Excellent location and size

  • 4 of 5

We spent 11 nights in the flat, 2 adults and 2 teenagers. The location is excellent, close to many restaurants and minutes from Notting Hill Tube. The flat is very close to Kensington Gardens which is a lovely place to walk or jog. We ate in many local restaurants, one favourite for breakfast or lunch was Cafe Diana and the Champion pub on the corner is well worth the visit. There are three mini supermarkets within walking distance, all more or less selling the same items and prices are very comparable. Our favourite was M&S. The washing machine does take a long time - allow 3 hours for a wash. The dryer isn't vented so does not dry your clothes completely, but just enough for you to then hang them on the clothes drying rack. There is an abundance of hot water. The ensuite off the master bedroom is small and could do with more hooks or hanging rails for towels - we ended up using the clothes drying rack for ours. The kitchen is well supplied, the only items that really need updating are glassware. There was no washing machine detergent or paper towels so be prepared to purchase these and we also ran out of toilet paper, the supply was not long enough to last 11 nights. The only other slight inconvenience was the owner was not there for our arrival and we did not have access to the flat and had to wait on the street with our suitcases. Luckily it was a nice sunny day and once we called the owner he was there in 10 minutes. We would highly recommend the flat, it is a great size for 4 people. I am from London and have lived in Notting Hill, this did not disappoint.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of your stay at our flat in Notting Hill Gate – we are so pleased you and your family had such a good time! We are sorry there was no one at the flat to greet you when you first arrived however. This was simply because you arrived slightly earlier than the previously agreed early check-in time of 1pm, and it was actually just luck that we happened to be home when you contacted us. We know only too well that journey times are impossible to predict, and that the last thing our guests want after a long flight is to stand around in the street waiting - we always do our very best to accommodate awkward flight times and any unexpected changes to journeys so that we can be there when they arrive. We are also sorry that the washing machine took so very long to do its job! It is in fact brand new but it does have a wide range of settings which may include particularly long cycles. We are very grateful for your feedback and should you choose to book with us again we will do our best to avoid you having to encounter these issues.
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Rates & Availability

Notting Hill Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Christmas
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 5 2017
4 night minimum stay
$518
$2,721
$7,775
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $65 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$428
$2,086
$7,775
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $65 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $259

We also accept electronic bank transfers ,paypal in sterling (GBP)
An additional £50 per night will be charged for a 5th guest over 2years
If the price for 5 days is more than the weekly rate we will charge the weekly rate .
In this occasion please ask for a quote.
Any cancelation eight weeks before arrival are fully refundable minus transfer charges.
Also full refund minus charges at any time if we fill the gap.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Notting Hill Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1030 sq. ft.
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) can be linked to make a king size bed, Child Beds (1) travel cot , Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis

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