About the property
- Apartment600 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
Apartment in Notting Hill, Kensington and Chelsea Area, London, England - Very Convenient for West End Theatres With Good Local Restaurants, Shops, Public Transport and Taxis
This charming one bedroom apartment in the tree-lined residential area of Notting Hill west London has a pretty garden and is furnished with antiques and original pictures. It has a newly equipped kitchen and bathroom, separate dining room and study. It is ideal for anyone wanting to enjoy the sights of London, theatreland and West End restaurants with tube and buses nearby. Only one minutes walk from the famous Portobello antiques market and public transport there is a wide range of local shops and restaurants as well as two cinemas only a few minutes away.
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- English, French, Italian
- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
About Lorna Bourke
I have been letting the apartment successfully for several years and have plenty of good reviews to share. It has been highly rated by Trip Advisor. Notting Hill London is very convenient and fashionable and the apartment is very near public transport and Portobello Road antiques market.
Lorna Bourke purchased this Apartment in 1980
Why Lorna Bourke chose Golborne
I originally bought the apartment for my younger daughter and I lived nearby elsewhere in Notting Hill.
What makes this Apartment unique
The apartment in fashionable Notting Hill is completely self contained with a pretty garden and is only a few hundred yards from public transport (Ladbroke Grove tube which is on the Hammersmith & City line - convenient for Heathrow and Heathrow express from nearby Paddington). Buses, taxis, local restaurants and shops (Tesco and Sainsbury's local which are both open until midnight) are only a hundred yards away. The famous Portobello Road antiques market is just one minute's walk and West End theatres and restaurants are no more than a 15 minute tube journey. The apartment has a wide screen smart TV with Sky Sport HD as well as broadband, Bose CD player and Ipod dock. The kitchen is fully equipped with a separate dining room and a small study. All linen and cleaning is provided.
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Great location, excellent accommodations and host. One block off Portabella market and one block from the underground made this a stellar location for the price. There are restaurants, grocery stores and shops in the direct area. The flat was clean, and well appointed. Special thanks to Lorna for providing milk, tea and coffee to get us started. We had a great time in London and it was an easy underground trip to everything we wanted to visit. Uber also picked up quickly. We will be back!
Nice experience ... once we got organized and used to the apartment.
A lovely apartment ... but the neighborhood was quite run down... and the entry (down steep stairs and into the below ground floor apartment) was surprising and could be challenging for many. Lovely art work and decor ... too bad the garden overlooks a freeway overpass! Too much furniture jammed into this nice Pied a terre.
Very sad. This is the first, and only person in six years, not to have been 100% happy. The steps to the front door are mentioned in the description on the website and it is made clear that this is not for someone on crutches or unsteady on their feet. The location map makes it plain that the apartment is near the Westway but as the whole place is double glazed, it hasn't bothered anyone up until now. It certainly hasn't kept anyone awake as the bedroom is at the front of the apartment. This is a basement flat but it is ground level at the back with a pretty garden - very typical of Notting Hill Gate. The question of furniture and the local area is very subjective - Notting Hill is not Knightsbridge and it attracts a very different clientele. The photos on the website are very accurate and you can rely on the place being exactly as in the pictures. People tend to choose Notting Hill because it is very trendy and very convenient (only 300 yards to the tube and buses). I hope others will enjoy the place - as I have done over many years!
Just like home --- maybe better.
Could not have had a more comfortable, convenient and attractive place to return to each day. The owner was so helpful and responsive and went out of her way to make sure all was well for us. The apartment was well equipped with everything one could possibly need. We look forward to our return. The tube and buses just round the corner.
Very happy to have another satisfied customer.
Well cared for; well equipped; lovely garden; location convenient; overall super find!
Another happy client. Happy to please.
A charming place for a get away
The apartment is plenty big for two people. Any more and it will get crowded fast. Everything is comfy, artsy, shabby chic. The kitchen is well equipped. The bed and s firm and comfortable. The bathroom has sufficient counter space and water pressure. The tub is long enough to really relax into it.
The garden was charming even during chilly February. The entry is a little tricky with narrow, steep stairs that should be a serious consideration for older or physically challenged guests.
The area has good amenities and it is super easy to catch a cab or hop on the Tube. The apartment is on the edge of Nottinghill and a bit of a transitional area. We felt totally safe at all times. That said, there was a fight on the street late Saturday night and the police were right out front with lights flashing for 30 minutes as the searched for the combatants.
Portobello Road is half a block away which made for excellent shopping with ease of bring arm loads of treasures back to the apartment.
We would absolutely stay here again. Oh, and Lorna is great to work with.
Very glad that my visitor enjoyed his stay - another satified holidaymaker.
Lovely Flat in Notting Hill/North Kensington
We would highly recommend Lorna’s apartment while staying in London. We arrived to find a lovely welcome note from Lorna, the heat had been turned on and was just right, there was fresh milk in the frig, and tea and coffee were available for brewing. The apartment was filled with books, music, art, and comfortable furniture. We felt right at home. The kitchen is adequately stocked for all your cooking needs, including a washer/dry and dishwasher, gas oven and cooktop, and a microwave. The electric teakettle made brewing tea and coffee easy in the morning. The bathroom has a lovely shower and a separate deep tub for soaking those tired muscles after a long day of walking around the city! Plenty of plush towels are provided. My favorite room was the dining room – it felt as if I were sitting in the garden even though I was inside. The apartment is quiet despite it’s proximity to a busy road. There are several grocery stores (Tesco and Sainsbury) and restaurants within walking distance. Portobello Road Market is only a block away. The neighborhood is very walkable. The Tube station (Ladbroke Grove) and bus stop (52, 452) are 1-2 short blocks away. We used the Underground to/from Heathrow and the trip takes less than an hour with only 1 transfer. We recommend the 7-day Oyster Card with unlimited travel. We would highly recommend this little gem in Notting Hill/North Kensington and would stay here again without hesitation.
So glad that the holidaymakers enjoyed their stay and clearly loved the apartment. It is everything they say it is and people can book with confidence.
Travel: Heathrow is 30 minutes away by taxi or tube (Piccadilly and Hammersmith & City Line). Gatwick and Stansted can both be reached by tube with the nearest tube station being Ladbroke Grove which goes direct to Liverpool Street (for Stansted) and Paddington (for Heathrow Express). Victoria for Gatwick is one change away at Baker Street. There are plenty of taxis which service all the main line stations or drive direct to any London airport. Distances: Notting Hill is in a residential area of West London and all places of interest in London can be reached by public transport within 15 minutes (West End theatres and restaurants) or around 45 minutes to places like Kew Gardens, O2 Arena and Greenwich. Further Details: Local facilities include late night shopping at Tesco and Sainsbury's both selling everything from fresh meat and vegetables to basic groceries and both with ATMs. There are good local restaurants (pizza, Chinese, Indian Turkish, Italian etc) with several takeaways for those who don't want to cook. Notting Hill has one of the best fish and chip restaurants in London (Geales) as well as a branch of Itsu (Japanese). There is also a local hairdresser, optician, dentist, doctor, several pharmacies and a wide range of other shops.
Rates & Availability
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Booking Notes: A deposit of 25% is required to secure the reservation. This is returnable in full up to one calendar month before the start of the rental period. Tenants will be emailed a Tenancy Agreement and invoice with details of how to pay - Paypal, bank transfer or sterling cheque. The balance of the rental must be paid in full one calendar month before the start of the rental period. Changeover Day: Changeover days are flexible dependent on other bookings. Minimum period is three nights. Notes on prices: Nightly rate - minimum three nights - is £145