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10 min walk to tube & Portobello Mrkt Notting Hill Stylish Open Plan LoftHouse

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Unique lateral loft studio house 2 bed/2 bath sleeps 7 Notting Hill Portobello

20-30 min tube/bus travel from major attractions: Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge, Houses of Parliament, Museum Mile (Science, Victoria and Albert Museums), Westminster Abby, Big Ben, British Museum, Kensington Palace, National Gallery/Trafalgar Square , Hyde Park.

The brief on this brand spanking newly furnished architect and interior designed lateral home was to create a light and airy feel, make it cosy but modern, and grown up but not stuffy. 100% achieved. This gorgeous home, equally suited to a family or for a romantic getaway, packs it all in with a 45 foot room spanning 2 large and spacious reception areas with 2 custom sofas: one so oversized that you can lounge four people comfortably (it’s 13 ft by 4 ft to be exact).

Owned by a seriously peripatetic family who are currently stationed in NYC for a few years, the well dressed open plan living space glows with a pale freshness created by a carefully chosen colour palette, acres of ground floor space for roaming around in and custom furnishings everywhere you glance. The overall result is delightful English sensibility meets American wide open spaces.

You won’t be caught short on neighbourhood action in Notting Hill. The whole area is buzzing with great shops, cafés, bars and family friendly restaurants. Having had your fill of this fashionable neighbourhood, you can jump on the bus at the stop right outside the house, to take you and your brood to the further sightseeing delights of the capital - all within easy transport of 1/2 hour.

The galley style featureless kitchen has everything you need to produce a family meal to be enjoyed at the large modern, gleaming table with swivel chair seating for up to 8. After which time you can settle down in front of the 46” flat screen to catch some great British television or a DVD.

Privacy and quiet are further key benefits of this home which is set off the street down a leafy fern strewn landscaped path. In fact its so private no one can see the house from the street.

WIFI is of course standard, there is a set Bose powered speakers to plug your tunes into, while you are enjoy great views of park life via windows flanked on either side of the living room that are set off by a massive crumbling Victorian mirror in between.

Sleeping arrangements are spread across two lovely bedrooms. The master has a queen bed and a luxurious marble clad en suite with roomy shower, the 2nd bedroom is a cosy space with a double bed and a single bed that can sleep 3 in comfort: all with wall mounted swivel reading lamps and custom headboards and valances in neutral linen stripes. Both bedrooms have large pivoting velux windows with black out blinds when complete darkness is desired.

The 2nd spacious bathroom has a large tub and hand shower and gleams all white marble throughout.

Finally, a custom pull out double sofa bed in one of the reception areas can sleep your rangy teenager wanting his own space or another couple as the case may be, making this home work any which way for whatever guest configuration is needed.

More Details

Marina Mazur
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 March, 2017

About Marina Mazur

Your hosts are a very British family (Scottish to be exact) that have lived all over the world. Based in NYC for the foreseeable future, the host works with the UN resolving world conflicts. They have asked me to manage their home for vacation rentals whilst managing my own home which I have been offering to guests for several years now and attested by strong 5 star feedback. I am excited to be offering 'all about space and light' as a sister property my own. They go hand in hand. I am American and grew up in Santa Barbara, CA and have been living in London for 20 years where I am raising my family.

Marina Mazur purchased this house in 2011

Why Marina Mazur chose Kensington and Chelsea

Notting Hill and the life blood that is Portobello Market is inspiring to be a part of each day. It is a real neighbourhood in the old fashioned sense. Daily trips to Portobello Road for your morning capp, procuring of vegetables & fruit from old fashioned greengrocer stalls in the market itself and generally soaking up the wonderful atmosphere make this area very special. It still retains it's individual feel and there is a wonderful mix of ethnic races which add to the local flavour. Leafy streets, great architecture and the wonderful open green space of Kensington Memorial Park literally next door are wonderful amenities. The tennis courts in the park and the playground area is a real godsend for kids!

What makes this house unique

This unique west facing home has a wonderful feeling of space and light which it gets from it's double height ceiling and windows on three sides and is what makes this home unique. This house has great flow and can take a large family comfortably so everyone can be doing their own thing without bumping into each other such as in more typical terraced housing where the houses are very narrow and the light source is only from the front and back of the house.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in North Kensington in London

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 7
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • En suite to Master Bedroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , marble clad, wall hung WC and heated towel rail
    2nd Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , telephone attachment shower. marble floor, heated rail
  • bathrooms have 5 star guest toiletries (L'Occitane) and fluffy Egyptian cotton towels. Hot water is supplied to both the shower and bath via a hot water tank which holds apx 1/2 hour worth of hot water. It takes apx 1 hour to refill the tank. We mention this for larger parties to be aware of.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , QUEENSIDE high quality comfortable 5 star bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , DOUBLE BED AND FULL TWIN/SINGLE high quality 5 star
    Pull out Double Sofa in living area - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , high quality double sofa bed
  • beds have custom upholstered headboards and valances and swivel wall mounted reading lights. Ample built in closet and drawer space.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
The house backs onto Kensington Memorial Park so trees, green lawn and blue sky are your view from all the six downstairs windows as well as out of all three bedroom velux windows upstairs. There is a fantastic, newly refurbished playground, including a state of the art water feature playground for children. The new tennis courts can be reserved through the Royal Parks All this is only about 50 yards from the house. Please click the link to our personal house website below which offers more photographs and details of the house including useful links to further information about the area and activities available

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website:


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(33 traveller reviews)

10 min walk to tube & Portobello Mrkt Notting Hill Stylish Open Plan LoftHouse
average rating of 4.757576 based on 33 reviews

As advertised!

  • 4 of 5

Great stay in London,

Lovely apartment, great host which made it better. Marina was readily available whenever I needed her great correspondence everything was clear and concise. If I had to knock it, it's not as central to the Notting Hill area as I would've liked it to be especially after a late night out. But for the reasonable rates I can't complain that much. The outside could use some TLC as the shrubs need some serious trimming and a wipe out of the cobwebs, as the kids were getting creeped out thinking a creepy crawly was going to get them. Other then those two minor things it didn't bother our trip one bit. Thanks again Marina for letting us enjoy the apartment.



  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nicely decorated and comfortable.

  • 4 of 5

We only had one water issue in the shower but these things happen. We enjoyed very much your home!! It was perfect for our stay in London this trip. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Grieta house at a suburban location

  • 4 of 5

We enjoy the house very much. Very close to portobello. When you get use to the transportation everything is very close. Use bus number 7. Pass just in front of the house and take you to almost everywhere.

The house is quite warm upstairs. We have some great hot weather in UK and the house has not air conditioner.

  • Review Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay with older kids!

  • 5 of 5

This place was a terrific choice for my husband, myself and our two teenage daughters. The apartment is spacious-- bedrooms are small-- but the overall feel is not being on top of one another which is often the feeling in hotel rooms. The location is terrific: easy walk to Portobello Road as well as a nice park to run in. Also, the apartment felt very safe and it was nice to be able to do laundry. Overall, we were all very happy and Marina was very organized and helpful. Totally recommend this property!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
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Very London Style!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful loft in North Kensington close to Portobello road! Very comfortable and clean, all you need to live like a Londoner!!!

Thank you for everything!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely two-story apartment in a quiet neighborhood

  • 4 of 5

Well-appointed modern apartment with two bedrooms and two baths right next to a park.

Pros (there are many): Beautifully furnished, clean, nice kitchen, comfortable bedrooms, great baths. The photos are quite accurate. A private and luxurious setting. The wifi was fast and reliable.

Con #1: Main bedroom is a loft, open to the great room/living area below. So if you have a larger group or some people stay up late, the bedroom would be inconvenient.

Con #2: The location is quite suburban, not near pubs, restaurants or grocery shopping. And it's quite far from central London. The good news: a bus line runs right on the street, and it's just a 10 minute ride to an underground station. But it took us one bus ride and two subway rides (and about 40 minutes) to reach Westminster.

Overall, highly recommended. We enjoyed our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merely want to respond to the cons! The main bedroom is indeed partially open (it has a open half walled glass partition balcony overlooking the raised sitting room area). There is however a custom made folding upholstered screen that can be pulled across this void thereby enclosing the bedroom completely. This set up works ideally for families but I think can work equally for non related adults. Location wise the home is in a residential area with a park and other houses. A large supermarket is a 10 min walk from the home. There are further corner shops 2 min walk from the home. The main hub of Portobello Rd is 10 min walk away (it is faster to walk it then take the bus as these guests did!) . There you have everything you can imagine for food shopping, bars, pubs & restaurants and even a cinema. The nearest pub, The Portobello House, is 5 min. or 3 block walk from the house. Many of the boroughs of London, especially Kensington and Chelsea borough, are made up of leafy streets with a high street that is teaming with shops and restaurants (in this case Portobello) close by. Tube wise, it does often require taking two different tubes to get to where you are going. So while it is is a nuisance having to change trains underground - it is a reality of travelling underground in London! If you are a larger party of 4+ often cabbing or ubering can equate the cost of tube fares for a single trip x 4. So it's worth evaluating this option. The upside is that sometimes the line you set off from (in this case Hammersmith and City or Circle) is the one that will get you there w/out having to change trains!
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in North Kensington, London

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Winter 2017
4 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Spring 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Summer 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 20 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Fall 2017
21 Sep 2017 - 17 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
18 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Exit Cleaning Fee £150
Refundable Damage Deposit £495

Bookings of one month or more please contact me.
Events are welcome subject to type of activity and numbers planned. Please contact me for further info.
Exit Cleaning Fee £150.00
£100.00 exit cleaning fee for weekend only (2 night only) stays with 4 people or less otherwise
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Portobello House
Nearest Ferry
83 Miles
Nearest Golf
2.7 Miles
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Paddington Station
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
St Helen's Cafe and Deli
Nearest Beach
85 Miles
Car: not necessary

Portobello Antiques Market, the world’s largest antiques and silver market.

Designer shopping on Westbourne Grove / Ledbury Road.

The West End Theatre District, Oxford and Regent Street, Westfield shopping centre.

Ladbroke Grove tube station (5 min fm house) where both bus and tube lines will take you to any attraction or landmark in the capital being no more than half an hour away by public transport: Buckingham Palace, Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Tower of London, Houses of Parliament and the London Eye.

A 15 minute bus or taxi ride are Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens, Kensington Palace which house Diana’s apartments & The Diana Memorial and Harrod's.

Other Activities: park and playground next door, water feature playground, indoor climbing wall (largest in UK), skateboard park.


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