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One bedroom flat in fashionable central location

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 613 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

1 double bed flat with sofa bed to sleep 2/3 near Hyde Park

Self-contained flat situated on lower ground floor of large 1840 house listed of historic interest in beautiful private garden square in fashionable South Kensington in central London. 2 mins from Gloucester Road Underground station (three tube lines) and walking distance from many restaurants and boutiques in Chelsea (including the famous King's Road) and Kensington (10 mins from Kensington Palace and Gardens). Harrods and museums are less than 15 mins walk and Notting Hill is 20 mins walk. Small supermarkets just round the corner. Bus stop just two minutes away-frequent buses to parts of central London. Large sitting room with sofa-bed, TV and open-plan kitchen with double oven & washing machine, dishwasher, microwave and plenty of saucepans etc. Internet access. Newly refurbished bathroom with bath/shower over the bath. Please note there is a minimum of one

week except to fill a gap or at the last minute. . For 2 or 3 only. Price per week : £725 including laundry and final clean. No smoking. The flat is quite spacious and quiet, in a really good location. We would describe it as "homely" rather than "state of the art" but we are pleased to have many repeat guests. Please ask for any further details.

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 3, 2017

Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
London Heathrow
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Paddington or Victoria
Car: not necessary

Amenities

Kensington Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 613 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Double bedroom with large (180cm / 6ft) bed and dressing area with ample storage space.
Entertainment:
  • Television
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(40 traveler reviews)

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One bedroom flat in fashionable central location
average rating of 4.75 based on 40 reviews
5

Great location and lovely flat

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful experience with this flat. The location was very convenient - close to the tube, dining, grocery, museums, and Kensington Garden. The flat was warm and cozy. Perfect for our family holiday.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Michigan, USA
5

We Loved This Unit

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed in this basement flat for nine nights in September 2017. We loved everything about it. The owner, who lives upstairs, is so very helpful and provides detailed information, including how to find the flat from the underground station, which is only a three minute walk away (Gloucester Road Station in Kensington/Chelsea). The flat is quite roomy for two and has a fully stocked kitchen with everything you need . There is a drying rack for laundry (there is a washing machine in the unit which spin dries but overnight drying on rack is necessary). Loads of storage including two chest of drawers and very ample closet space with lots of hangers. There are several restaurants and a convenience store (Tesco Express) and grocery store (Waitrose) within a one to three minute walk; as you get off the tube you can visit either on your way back to the flat. The apartment has a bookshelf of tourist guides and maps that were helpful to us. We were pleased at how quiet it was at night, despite being in the city.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Phoenix, AZ
5

Location is wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

There are a lot of positive reviews for this property and there's a reason for that. That reason is the location. It's a couple of hundred yards from the Gloucester Rd. tube station (Zone 1 - on the Piccadilly line which goes to/from Heathrow), multiple grocery stores, several restaurants, a couple of pubs, coffee spots...you name it. London is a lovely city and this neighborhood is fantastic.

The flat itself is fine. If you're in town as a tourist it's going to do you just fine. It has what you need in wifi, a comfortable bed, and a surprisingly ample space. There are some downsides to be sure. First, if you're tall you'll have some issues. I'm 6'4" and had to hunch over in the shower and hit my head on numerous doorways. The ceiling is exactly 6'4" in the bathroom. The bedroom is a bit weird in the fact that it's long and the bed blocks the door from opening all of the way. The furniture and the flat itself could use updating as well. All of that said the value is tremendous and I'd stay here again in a heartbeat.

The communication was always fast and the host allowed us an early check-in which really helped us enjoy our first day.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Excellent London base

  • 5 of 5

A spacious semi-basement flat perfectly positioned in a quiet South Kensington garden square, just a couple of minutes from shops, cafes, pubs and Gloucester Road Underground station for easy access to central and south-west London. Spotless, comfortable, quiet - and notably well equipped. Loads of maps and guides - including the local volumes of Pevsner and the Survey of London. The bedroom gives on to the enclosed rear garden, so you can sleep with the window open. Prompt, clear, comprehensive information and a warm welcome from Jeannie, the owner, who lives upstairs. We would happily return.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Melbourne, Australia
5

Excellent value in this location

  • 5 of 5

The host, Jeannie, takes care to let you know that this is not luxury accommodation and while that is the case I would say that it represents great value for money to have this much space in this location. You should have no concerns that this is a basement flat - the living area is light enough and the bedroom is both dark and very quiet, both pluses for sleeping surely! As is the comfy bed.

The shower is a bit of a challenge, difficult to balance between hot and cold and not particularly powerful - but that is the only minor negative for me.

Jeannie is very attentive and always eager to help. We had an issue with the hot water on the first day. Somehow she managed to get a plumber around in less than half an hour on a Friday night and all was resolved.

The location here is perfect with many eating and shopping places nearby and the Piccadilly line about 3 minutes walk away to whisk you into Central London or Heathrow.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sarasota, FL
5

Superb Location

  • 5 of 5

We greatly enjoyed our stay in this cozy flat as first time visitors to the immense city of London. The hostess is friendly and readily available, the bed is comfy, the unit is clean and the kitchen is well appointed, though I will say the shower is a bit tricky. The location is the biggest plus with choices of grocery, other shops and restaurants within a block and the tube station and several nice museums and parks within an easy stroll.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Use of sofa bed is an extra £20 for one night or £60 per week. Damage deposit of £100 to be paid on arrival (returned on departure). Final cleaning, hot water, heating, internet access and electricity all included.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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