|Minimum Stay||3 - 5 nights|
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Lovely, comfortable, clean, first floor flat in RBKC, North Kensington. 3 bedrooms, sleeps 6, near to the BBC. Quiet road, parks and transport on your door step. White City tube 13 minutes walk or take the bus. No 7 bus goes into the West End. No 70 goes to Knightsbridge.
A comfortable, warm, cozy, light and above all practical, tastefully furnished, first floor family apartment in W10 in the prestigious Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC). North Kensington. Zone 2.
3 double bedrooms (sleeps 6), 2 bathrooms, practical kitchen with dishwasher, electric oven, gas hob, microwave, large fridge and freezer. Washing machine. Pretty little west facing balcony out from kitchen. Wall to wall light wool carpet. Original wooden sash windows. Working gas fire in living room. Cotton linen sheets and towels provided.
Bracewell Road is a cherry tree lined street with two parks right on our doorstep. The smaller one 'Little Wormwood Scrubs', has an outdoor gym, adventure playground, and lovely walking spaces. The larger one 'Wormwood Scrubs Park' (top of the road turn left and cross road) is worth taking a walk around or even a run. Bracewell Road is a quiet, safe area with friendly neighbours.
All amenities are close by and within a few minutes walk. The No 7 bus at the top of our road goes to Portobello Market, Paddington Station (Heathrow Express) Oxford street and the West End. The No 70 goes direction Queensway and Hyde Park, or change onto the No 52 bus at Ladbroke Grove for Harrods, Knightsbridge, Victoria Station and The Tower of London. The undergrounds (2 different ones, 2 different lines) are about 12 minutes walk. Westfield, the biggest shopping centre in Europe, is 15 minutes walk or take the bus. It boasts amazing shops, cinemas and a huge selection of restaurants.
I suggest when you arrive at my house you obtain from the little shops at the top of my road, an Oyster Card. This is a 'top up card', costs £5 and essential for traveling around on London public transport and will save you money. Redeemable on your departure. Or buy a London Pass on-line.
A small supermarket (Tesco) is at the top of our road and sells the essentials, conveniently open from 6am to 11pm, 7 days a week. And a traditional English pub The Pavilion is 5 minutes walk. Great for a traditional Sunday lunch. There is also a chemist, a kebab house, Micks well known Fish and Chips shop, a hairdresser and nail bar.
There is a Thai restaurant really close by with delicious food, great takeaway too. And of course Portobello has lots of lovely places to eat and drink. The Market is on all week but the famous days are Friday and Saturdays.
If you're renting a car there are meters at the top of the road (£1.10 an hour, max stay 5 hrs), and a free parking road not far but it's usually very hard to get a space. Outside our house is not permitted to park Monday to Friday 8.00 - 18.30. Saturday 8.00 - 13.30
My husband and I moved to our flat in central Barcelona where we run painting and sketching holidays (la-terraza-atico), so my lovely daughter Saskia, who lives in our ground floor flat in the same building, will welcome you, tell you about the area and manage our family home whilst we are away.
Please note, Notting Hill Gate is about 1.7 miles/35 mins walk away. We are Ladbroke Grove area, North Kensington. Take a look at Google maps and you'll see exactly where we are.
PS: May I suggest a very good cab company should you need collecting from Heathrow or any of the other London airports. This cab company is cheap and reliable and I have been using them for years. They are called 'Just Airports' and can be found on the web, based in Wembley.
*Damage Deposit £300 (or the equivalent in your own currency) is held by HomeAway/VRBO and will be refunded 7 days after check out provided no damage has been noted.
*Check-in after 16:00 (and before 22:30, unless discussed with me)
*Check-out before 11:00 please
*Please leave £40 for the cleaner in cash on your departure.
Please show your valid passport and the card you booked with to Saskia on arrival, also please print off and bring with you the Rental Agreement.
No smoking in the house.
Close doors, especially front door QUIETLY and securely and respect the neighbours.
Keep noise to a minimum.
No shoes indoors please (on white carpets, leave outside kitchen).
Be safety conscious. Lock windows with window locks before going out.
Comprehensive travel insurance is a MUST, to cover you for all eventualities including cancellation, illness and repatriation.
FOR LAST MINUTE BOOKING REQUESTS MONIES WILL HAVE TO BE CLEARED INTO MY UK ACCOUNT BEFORE CHECK IN. Or cash is acceptable.
PLUS £250 damage deposit, returned on check out if no damage has been noted.
(That is, if you wish to book my property within/under 30 days)
I am happily married to Paul and a mother to two beautiful girls and now a grandmother too! I spend most holidays in Ibiza where my family live and where my children went to school. I brought my family back to London in 1998 so that my children could finish their education and go to University in the UK.
In London i was a freelance personal assistant and as a hobby imported Italian, boutique wine. Now my husband Paul and I live in Barcelona, Spain. Paul's an artist and for the present is tutoring guests in sketching and watercolour Plein Air on location in and around Barcelona at La Terraza Atico. I manage the catering and day to day running of our business.
Angela Raymonde-Cutler purchased this apartment in 1998
I bought my property thinking that i would refurbish, add the attic room, which i did, and then sell and move closer to Notting Hill Gate. But the property market moved up so quickly that i was priced out within the year! We bought the flat downstairs instead, now own the house and i'm so happy that i didn't sell as everyone seems to be moving down to my area!
My flat has a lovely, homely feel to it! And the fact that Saskia is so welcoming adds to the attraction.
It's incredibly easy to commute into the centre of town for tourist attractions, theatre, opera, shopping etc, but our area with Portobello Road and it's wonderful restaurants and cafes and clubs really has everything i need and want.
REVIEW TAKEN FROM MY GUEST BOOK:
Cozy comfortable home, we could not have asked for a better place to stay. Our boys adored the 3rd floor! Many thanks. Cheers
We were looking for a flat that could accommodate 6 for a family vacation to London and this one turned out to be ideal. The listing was spot-on accurate and the flat was well-maintained and comfortable for a family. The kitchen appliances were well-kept as we used them often for meals in. The garden deck off the kitchen is a nice spot to have an early morning tea or a late afternoon / evening pint.
It's location relative to the Underground (White City Station / Central Line) & Bus lines (#220) was very convenient as we used both extensively during our visit to numerous London attractions. The pub around the corner was reasonably priced, good food and had friendly staff. The Westfield Mall is excellent, with movie theaters, mid-range and high-end shopping, and other amenities available.
Both Angela and Saskia were responsive to inquiries quickly and very helpful. This made logistics much easier for us in arriving and in getting around. I would strongly recommending booking this flat and I will re-book if I have the opportunity to return to London.
Angela and Saskia are great. We had absolutely no problems getting to the home and checking in. It was comfortable and spacious for my family of five. We would definitely stay there again if we are ever in the area.
We enjoyed our stay at 22 Bracewell! The flat was clean, spacious, and cozy. Saskia was very helpful!
The place was just as described and the photos were accurate. The place was user friendly with clear instructions for the stay. Everything we needed was there. Place was clean. We stayed for 3 nights. The location was wonderful-- grocery store was one block away, bus stop one block away, and the tube (underground) was an easy 15 to 20 walk away. Neighborhood was nice. We received a warm welcome from owner's daughter upon arrival. We would highly recommend this place and would not hesitate to come back. Ann, Pat, Marge, and Dan--travelling from the USA. (APRIL 2016)
We loved our stay in this flat! It is absolutely clean and welcoming, very spacious and comfortable. The weather was cool during our stay and we were cheered by the gas fireplace daily. Everything a family or group could need is provided, including an on-site concierge (the owner's daughter and family live on the ground floor - so helpful, and the kids are adorable). We were busy sightseeing, but I felt that I would have been thrilled to be there for an extended stay even if it rained every day because there were so many wonderful books to read. The neighborhood is nice and quiet, with stores, restaurants, a park and the bus right on the block. It's a mile or so walking to the nearest underground station.
We had a great time here. The flat is warm, friendly and inviting and feels like home. It's very well laid out, so even though it's not huge, there is a feeling of spaciousness. It is very well equipped - you can tell it's been lived in by the owner, as everything you might need is there. It was wonderful having Saskia greeting us and showing us around, and she was easily available for any little problems. We caught the buses everywhere without any problems. I would highly recommend this as a place to stay in London.
Bracewell Road is convenient for most things that you may want to do in London. White City tube station (central line) is in walking distance or a short bus ride which gives the visitor access to London. No 7 and the no 70 bus stops at the top of our road and takes 30/40 minutes to central London. Shops, shopping centre and restaurants, sports centre, local pool, all near.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Apr 23 2016 - Sep 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas and New Year 2016
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 3 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$393|
Check-in from 16:00
Check-out by 11:00
(if you need to check in/out early/late please ask and i will try to oblige)
Please leave in cash £40 pounds cleaning money at the end of your stay.
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.