Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Westbourne Grove - Westbourne Gardens 2
1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, traditional, peaceful house in West London
Only a twenty minute tube ride from the commotion of town, and a short walk from the delights of buzzing Portobello Road, is this Victorian one bedroom apartment, a carriage to an altogether more romantic age of elegance and ease. This tranquil bolthole, with its chic, light filled rooms and views over the green foliage, affords such a sense of bucolic peace it’s hard to believe it’s secreted in the heart of the city. Steeped in classic antiques, smart vintage pieces and original artwork, be invited to rest a while and elevate the mind.
Small wonder an artistic temperament is behind the elegant design of this restful apartment. Siberian born, your host is an art curator and dealer in Latin American and contemporary artworks who has lived throughout Europe and in Mexico. A seasoned globetrotter, she’s been lucky enough to get a glimpse of the world’s galleries and museums, and this aesthetic understanding has been beautiful applied in her London home.
Perhaps it’s the Old World European style of the kitchen, with its vintage dresser laden with pretty crockery, perhaps it’s the table and those antique, sea green upholstered chairs placed next to the sash window, or perhaps it’s the hint of a Russian influence. But you can almost imagine Chekhov’s Madame Lyubov sitting there in pale linen, sipping tea from bone china and gazing out upon the light playing on the foliage. Take your cup and saucer to a tasteful, pastel sitting room and recline upon a vintage sofa. The raspberry cushions are cleverly complimented by bright green glasswork on the shelves above and an original oil painting. An antique chandelier illuminates a grand shelving unit replete with chunky art tomes and intriguing trinkets, petitioning exploration. Later, discover a light drenched bedroom with an antique bureau, and the opulent bathroom, resplendent in wood and antique fittings, where an enchanting bronze roll neck bath will no doubt induce meandering musings.
Art and nature
Feed the spirit with a walk through the trees and wild flower meadow of Westbourne Green Park on the way to Little Venice, where colourfully painted barges cruise past on the canal. Here a floating theatre and art gallery will sustain the mind and some great waterside gastro pubs will nourish the body. In the other direction, find fashionable Notting Hill and the vibrant shops, stalls and trendy cafes of Portobello Road. To step things up a gear, the centre of town is only 20 minutes away by tube.
- non smoking only
- children welcome
Owner / Property Manager
onefinestay gives you the chance to stay in someone's place while they're out of town. You get to live their life for a few days and nights.
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Booking a stay is as easy as booking a hotel room, with online payment and confirmation. You get the same attention to detail and personal service too.
Every home is properly cleaned before and after you stay, beds made (we can even do hospital corners) and bathrooms kitted out with luxury toiletries. There’s a maid service if you want it, as well as other hotel-style amenities.
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