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John Clare

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english, french

Lovely Bright Flat In Superb Notting Hill Location, Central London

27 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Spacious Secure Open Plan Flat With Double Bedroom In The Heart Of Notting Hill

Bright open-plan apartment, in a well-kept, portered mansion block, stylish and secure.

Comfortably sleeps 2 in double bedroom with new bed.

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

Dining table for 4, comfortable sofa, wardrobes and ample storage.

Spacious bathroom with bath and shower . TV, washing machine, fully equipped kitchen and free Wi-Fi.

In the heart of Westbourne Grove, a lovely secure space from which to explore London.

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

Give your partner a fabulous week or weekend break in London in this fashionable stylish location.

Much cheaper than a hotel and yet with all the attractions of the city on your doorstep.

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.

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  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
John Clare (Owner)
Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english, french

Guestbook comments from the owner



Nice view

Great locality

Good value


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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based on 27 traveler reviews

Lovely Bright Flat In Superb Notting Hill Location, Central London
average rating of 4.740741 based on 29 reviews

Fabulous Location, Charming Apartment

  • 5 of 5

Everything was exactly as advertised. The unit is small, but it had absolutely everything we needed. It is a good 12-15 minute walk to the Tube, but we were then able to readily get anywhere--Oyster card was a huge help! Portobello Rd. is awesome, and it's only two short blocks away. We discovered Mike's Cafe, which serves amazing American style pancakes with a large quantity of fresh blueberries, a welcome change of pace from the traditional English breakfast.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Just what we needed

  • 4 of 5

John and Karen's flat was exactly what we needed for our ten day stay in London. The kitchen was well-equipped, the bed was comfortable, and the flat was cozy and clean. The owners made sure we had all the necessary information we needed to get to the flat from the tube, right down to telling us which door we needed to enter. Their daughter, Bella, checked in on us once we settled in, and she gave us excellent information regarding restaurants, stores, and how some of the appliances worked. The private front garden was a lovely bonus.

We also thoroughly enjoyed the neighborhood. As two women travelling (and American) we are always concerned about safety, particularly at night. We felt completely at ease and safe even on the odd night when we were walking home from Notting Hill Gate tube station at 11 PM. Having the market and the shops (including Sainsburys and Tesco) within walking distance was a great help since we were eating breakfasts and some dinners at the flat.

There are two tube stations that were the most convenient to use - Westbourne Park and Notting Hill. We found that we only used Westbourne Park when traveling to and from Paddington. The rest of the time we were walking to Notting Hill Gate to catch the District, Circle, or Central line from there. The walk generally took us about 15 minutes since I'm a slower walker, but we found that we saved some time by not going down Portobello Road, and using a parallel road (Colville Road), which changes names a few times before reaching Pembridge Road where the tube station is. One note about Westbourne Park: if you do come from Paddington to Westbourne Park there are no lifts at this station, just stairs, so you will have to get your luggage up and down them in order to get to the platform.

If there was anything we could change about the flat - yes, as has been mentioned, the sofa is not the most comfortable, but it was serviceable. The other thing is that the bed is against the wall, so whoever draws the short straw has to sleep on the inside. Overall, however, we really enjoyed our stay and would recommend this flat to anyone looking for a nice home away from home while in London.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North Adelaide. South Australia.

Excellent value for money.

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in this apartment for 3 years running and find it is perfect for our needs. Well equipped kitchen, good heating, clean and tidy. Owners are easy to deal with and very supportive. Would certainly recommend this property to anyone, as being a ground floor apartment with only a few steps to approach the front door.

Few minutes walk to Portobello Road where there are supermarkets, butchers, bakeries for all your self-catering requirements. Great street market Friday and Saturday.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Berkeley, CA, USA

Nicley fitted flat with lovely garden view

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I loved staying at this flat, whose front windows afford a beautiful view of the garden just outside. Perfect location in Notting Hill, close to several Tube stations and just blocks from restaurants and stores. The flat is fitted with all of the kitchen implements and dishes one needs for staying in as well as going out. We will definitely stay here again next time we're in London.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great flat and location

  • 5 of 5

Karen's flat was perfect for our stay in Notting Hill. The pictures and description of the flat were extremely accurate. The flat isn't large but we hardly spent time in it anyway and the bedroom is larger than it looks in the picture. Since they use the flat on their stays in London the kitchen was well equipped and great directions were left explaining how to use appliances, etc. Since our arrival time was delayed the family went out of their way to arrange to meet us at the flat and go over everything. The location is just a few minutes walk to Portobello Road and the market. Shops and the tube station are close by. Karen was a delight to work with and we had the opportunity to meet her later and had a wonderful conversation. We would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guests - thank you for your excellent review. We are delighted that you had such an enjoyable stay at our flat and look forward to seeing you again!
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Comfortable and great location.

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I stayed in this flat for three weeks. It is within an easy walk of the Notting Hill Gate underground and close to the Portobello Road market and local shops. It is ideal for a couple, with a comfortable bed, a lovely hot shower and facilities to cook your own meals if you choose, although there are so many lovely places to eat locally that we rarely did. It is in a secure building, quiet and pleasant. The owners are also very pleasant and helpful and they responded promptly to any requests. The sofa was not very comfortable to relax in but that is the only minor negative comment I could make! We would certainly stay there again and would not hesitate to recommend it to any one looking for a convenient, comfortable and really great base for a London holiday.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guest - thank you for your positive review. We're pleased you enjoyed your stay at our flat and hope to see you again. In the meantime we'll see if we can make the sofa more comfortable !
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Nearest Airport
16 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
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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7 night minimum stay

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Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $263

The minimum let is 7 days.

The weekly rental rate is £735+£200 security bond which is refunded once the flat has been inspected at the end of your stay. There are no other charges.

Payment:credit/debit card or £ sterling cheque

If you book within 8 weeks of your trip the full amount is due. If you book earlier than that a 50% deposit is required. The balance is payable 8 weeks before your stay.

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100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Notting Hill Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 35 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
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

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