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Lovely Bright Flat In Superb Notting Hill location, Central London

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 398 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Bright, secure, tasteful 1 bedroom appartment in the heart of Notting Hill

Bright one bedroom apartment, in a well-kept, portered mansion block, stylish and secure.

Sunny aspect with lovely views of well kept communal gardens, pretty local church and 19th century white stucco houses.

In the heart of Notting Hill, a lovely secure space from which to explore London.

Ideal for tourists and foreign visitors to the city for short breaks or longer visits.

You will be close to the centre of the city and yet with all the advantages of this sophisticated residential neighbourhood with its bars, restaurants and haute couture - plus the fascination of one of Europe's great antique markets just a minute's walk away.

Also close to Hyde Park, Holland Park and Kensington High Street.

Notting Hill Gate, Ladbroke Grove& Westbourne Pk tube stations within 12 mins walk.

More Details

Owner
Karen Clare
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 10, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Clean

Comfortable

Nice view

Great locality

Good value

Quiet

Close to the market



This apartment is as good as it looked in the photos. We really appreciated the garden right off the street with a great 'English' view from the window overlooking the church and nice white 19th century houses.

We were surpised at how close it was to get downtown - Soho and Kensington High Street were less than 20 minutes away. Travel was expensive until we discovered Oyster cards and we had a great time visiting Greenwich, Kew gardens and Tate Modern. Portobello market on Saturday was our favourite place to hang out.

Arriving on early morning flight meant we had to wait for the check-in time but Bella was helpful while we waited.

Both the flat and the area met our needs for a great 8 nday holiday.
Jun 2012
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Amenities

Notting Hill Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 398 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(34 traveler reviews)

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Lovely Bright Flat In Superb Notting Hill location, Central London
average rating of 4.617647 based on 36 reviews
4

Wonderful flat & excellent location!

  • 4 of 5

The flat was wonderful, very charming and well kept. The location was very convenient for us. We were traveling with a baby and the Neighborhood had lots of great areas for stroller walks. Portebello market was such a bonus. The pictures do not do the place justice. Karen was great to work with, very accommodating, respectful and available to whatever we needed. I would definitely stay here again and highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review and recommendation. We're pleased you appreciated the benefits of the area from transport convenience to market browsing, parks and baby walking. We aim to be flexible to visitor requests and are delighted we could be of help. We look forward to welcoming you again.
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5

Perfect flat, perfect location

  • 5 of 5

The flat was perfect for us! It was bright , modern and very comfortable. It was a bonus being close to Porobello Road. I also very much enjoyed the garden in front. We'd love to stay again next visit to London.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review. We're pleased the flat suited your needs and that you liked the closeness to Portobello Road - one of our favourite places! We're delighted you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you again.
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Clermont
1

Dirty, disappointing and needing TLC

  • 1 of 5

We were very disappointed in this place specially since the reviews were good. We found the place to be needing some work and surprised anyone would rent this place out. It was like staying in a college apartment. Could use some fresh paint, a deep cleaning, some spakle on the wall to cover nail holes. The couch is so terribly uncomfortable. This is not a nice relaxing apartment to come back to after a long day. Very small TV. Wires all over the place. The bed is terrible and if the person sleeping on the inside needs to get up they have to climb over you. It is very noisy next to main door entrance and thin walls. There is no where to put your stuff because the owner has so much of their belongings in closets and cupboards. The place was dirty when we arrived. I had to clean everything. I kept finding hair every where. There was water left over in a very iron scaled kettle. Cobwebs in the shower. The owner wasn't even in town. They had someone else who was very nice meet us to let us in. But all she did was say instructions are on the table if you need anything the owners are not around so she said contact her she guessed. We have stayed at many European apartments and this was very disappointing and what could we do? Owner wasn't around to complain to and we didn't want to spend our time trying to get refunded and go to a hotel. This place was on the cheaper end and clearly we see why. Get what you pay for! The area is nice and safe but if you are in town to do tourist things it is 30-45min to main attractions. It is near portobello market and a more cozy local neighborhood with lots of restaurants. We thought it would be closer to main areas so that is our own fault. Many nicer apartments listed for rent in the area so stay away from this one.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your long review. We're surprised and sorry that you were disappointed with your stay at our flat. We take our guests' comments seriously & will carefully consider yours. We always aim to provide a pleasant environment for people's stay in London & value for money. We are always contactable by email and, as other visitors' reviews highlight, we do our best to respond to questions and to be helpful in meeting requests. We hope that, for your next London stay, you are able to find a flat that better suits your needs.
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Norwalk, Connecticut
5

A lovely stay in Notting Hill

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough good things about this Notting Hill flat. John and Karen were responsive and helpful leading up to my visit, even calling me after a HomeAway issue to make sure I knew my reservation was still on. I met Bella, their daughter, within five minutes of my arrival into the neighborhood after a quick cab ride from Paddington Station (there is also a bus from Paddington that's very easy, but as I was coming from Heathrow and had not been to London before I opted for the cab).

The flat itself was bright, clean, and a perfect home away from home. I really appreciated touches such as tea and books being available and the nice restaurant guide provided by John and Karen. I was expecting to find the flat on the small side after reading reviews about London flats in general, but it was really very spacious - I would be happy living there for quite some time! The bed was extremely comfortable, which was perfect after long days of sightseeing. Coming from the States some of the appliances were unfamiliar to me, but John and Karen provided excellent instructions on all of them.

The flat was very safe, which was important for me as a single female traveling alone - there are multiple layers of security to get into the complex, and the neighborhood itself is quite safe. Easy 10-15 minute walk to the tube, which was perfect for me, and there were buses that were even more convenient. I loved being able to wake up in the morning and stroll along Portobello Road in search of breakfast. Departure was also very easy and flexible, and my damage deposit was promptly refunded.

I would stay in this flat again in an instant and intend to do so whenever I return to London. Perfect for 1-2 people who want a quiet home base in a real neighborhood, but still extremely accessible to the highlights of London. Thank you, John and Karen!

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your excellent review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay in our apartment and in London. You clearly appreciated the benefits of the local area, especially Portobello Road and the ease of transport links. We hope to see you in the future and look forward to welcoming you again! John, Karen & Bella
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4

Great flat - one caveat

  • 4 of 5

The flat is just as advertised - outstanding location, excellent transportation options, plenty of restaurants and amenities in the area. The only caveat is to confirm that you are not booked in during the Notting Hill Carnival (unless that is your intent).

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The perfect London base - This flat is a wonderfully comfortable and secure home away from home

  • 5 of 5

This was our third stay at the Notting Hill flat. We will continue to stay here every time we holiday in London. We were fortunate to meet the owners, John & Karen on this occasion when they greeted us on our arrival. Again, the flat was spotlessly clean. There is a lovely, homely feel to the flat which is a delight to come 'home' to at the end of each busy day of exploring in London. The ground floor flat has abundant light and sun that streams in from the bay, sash window in the lounge area. The outlook over the residents-only garden is beautiful. The location is peaceful and safe. It is a 2min walk to Portobello Road, and a 10-12min walk to Notting Hill Gate tube station. The neighbourhood is full of beautiful homes, and the streets are lined with trees. There are restaurants galore in the area, and two supermarkets within 10min walk. Holland Park is a 30min walk away. Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens are 15-20min walk. We can not fault this flat or the location. John & Karen are superb hosts who have been extremely efficient with their communications and responses to queries. They are a delight to deal with and we are very grateful for the fantastic time we have had as repeat guests in their lovely holiday home.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
16 Kilometres
Heathrow
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Paddington
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Shepherds Bush
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Car: not necessary

Just off the famous Portobello Rd and situated in a quiet cul-de-sac in the heart of Notting Hill, this bright flat in a 19th Century mansion block is a perfect location from which to explore London. Its leafy, gated garden provides a pleasant and secure setting for your stay in London. A ten minute tube journey from Notting Hill tube will take you to the heart of the city with art galleries, West End theatres and the River Thames. You are just 5 minutes from Paddington Station and the express train from there to Heathrow Airport.

There are 3 cinemas close by including the famous Electric Cinema, many great bars, cafés and restaurants. The famous Michelin starred ' Ledbury' with its fabulous set lunch is just a block away. There are excellent clothes shops in Westbourne Grove (2 mins walk), one fascinating mile of antique shops on your doorstep, and delicious patisseries and deli such as Ottolengi (3 mins). Just along the road are the famous music shops of Honest John's Records and Rough Trade. In addition, the elegant tree-lined residential architecture of Notting Hill makes this a very pleasant area to see on foot, as you walk towards Hyde park or Holland Park, or down Kensington High Street. Knightsbridge and Harrods are just a short bus-ride away, as are the V & A and the Science and Natural History Museums

This is a fascinating and vibrant neighbourhood. There is a great sense of community and there are many families with young children around. The owner has run a music business in the area since 1974. He knows Notting Hill and its people well and will be happy to give you more information on where to go and what to see.

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Rates & Availability

Notting Hill Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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7 night minimum stay
$1,001
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $259.94

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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