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Near Hyde Park & musuems, Bright Kensington loft with 2 mezzanine rooms

Bedrooms 2
Space 699 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


About the property

Spacious loft with 2 mezzanine rooms near Hyde Park & musuems in S Kensington

This is a newly-renovated spacious flat in a beautiful well maintained Victorian period building, situated in a safe and secure location. It takes only 3 minutes walking distance from Gloucester Road Station (Zone 1) and 10 minutes walk to South Kensington Station. Direct tube/underground link from Heathrow airport which takes only 38 minutes. Centrally located yet situated in a quiet residential street.

The apartment is at the front of the building on the ground floor, very easily accessible, easy to load your luggage. The majestic entrance welcomes you to the building with beautiful ornate wooden walls and doors.

The open plan loft style apartment has two cosy mezzanine rooms which can be accessed through two unique staircases separately. The ceilings height on the mezzanine level is 58"/147cm. There are no doors on both rooms, but completely separated by brick walls. There are also built in wardrobes in the mezzanine rooms.

Each mezzanine room has a standard UK Queen size/ Double bed with firm mattresses (137 x 190 cm). There is also a double sofa bed in the living room, sleeping an additional 2 persons. Extra duvet, pillows and bed linen and towels will be provided to host groups of 4 to 6.

The apartment boasts 65 square meters, an amazing spacious apartment, with high ceilings in the living room, the measurements are: 36 M (H) x 4 M 80 cm (W) x 8 M (L). Three large sash windows give plenty of lights. The dining area is adjacent to the living room, perfect for a convivial dinner.

The modern kitchen features all major appliances and fittings for cooking and eating. Microwave, oven, hobs, fridge & freezer, kettle, full set of cutlery, pots, pans, bowls, cups and plates provided.

Washing machine and dryer are also provided.

The bathroom has a bath and shower, W/C, mirror and sink area. The electric shower and standard UK bath tub provides consistent powerful shower.

Winter time: There are 3 radiators in the apartment.

Summer time: there is a fan and 3 large sash windows which can be opened.

Your stomach will never starve whilst staying in the area, the flat is only 3 minutes walk to supermarkets for groceries shopping. And the area has abundant restaurants ranging from classy European/Mediterannean/Indian restaurants, brasseries, cafes to the simple fast foods. There are three supermarkets nearby, Waitrose, Tesco and Sainsbury’s.

All amenities are provided for the perfect stay including:

- Wifi

- Towels

- Bed linen, pillows, duvet

- Washer/dryer

- Cutlery/pans/crockery



The official check in time is 4pm.

There are guests checking out on the same day at 11am. We need time to clean and make the flat ready for you. If the guests check out early before 11am, then, you will be able to check in early, we will keep you posted nearer to check in date.

Please note that there is an extra charge for early check in.

£60 for early check in 10am - 12 pm,

£30 between 12- 4pm.

The apartment is not available for check in before 10am, unless you are prepared to pay for the night before your arrival.(If the apartment is available).

Please understand that we ought to hire extra cleaners to make the flat ready for you at early check in, linens and towels do take time to dry.


Late check-in fee (for checking-in after 20:30): £30



Please let me know your check out time on your last day. So that we can arrange cleaning service and check in for the next guests.

Late check out fees:

£40 after 11am till 4pm,

£60 after 4pm till 8pm


You can keep your luggage at the left luggage service at Paddington train station or Victoria train station.

Cost around £10 per bag drop

If you require cleaning service during your stay, I can arrange cleaners for £10 per hour. You are welcome to use many available UK cleaners app like or or

Travel Information:

From Heathrow Airport to Gloucester Road Underground/Tube Station:

1. Travel by underground/ tube-Piccadilly line, take 38 minutes, directly to Gloucester Road Station. Then another 3-5 minutes walk to the flat.

Heathrow Airport is located in Zone 6 and the flat is located in Zone 1.

Please see fare listed:

It is advisable to get Oyster Card which will make your travel fares cheaper.

Travel info:

2. Travel by Taxi

Affordable taxis:

a) Uber- please download their app and book it. Estimated fare is around £35.

b) Swiss Cottage Cars

You can call them to book a taxi or download their app.


Off street metered pay and display parking.

Steet name: Southwell Gardens

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Mandarin, Bahasa
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 August, 2017

About Lina

I have been living in London for 18 years, mainly in Kensington and Chelsea. I love the buzz of this wonderful multi cultural city. I am a world traveller myself, I understand the needs of travellers, I will try my best to accommodate you.

If you like the off the beat paths, I can also reccomend quiant places to visit in London.

Lina purchased this apartment in 2015

Why Lina chose Kensington and Chelsea

I fell in love with the property when I first saw it, I was impressed by the uique original ornate wood panels on the doors and walls.

The location is unbeatable, with amazing transport link! Right in the middle of affluent area of London, close to all the top London attarctions.

My family came to stay here during their holiday in London. It is cosy, comfortable and convenient.

What makes this apartment unique

1. Amazing transport links- 3 minutes to Gloucester Road tube station

2. 38 minutes direct link from Heathrow

3. Spacious living space

4. Plenty of natural lights

5. Situated on the ground floor, easy with luggage

6. Clean and brand new

7. Walking distance to 4 major musuems

8. Only 10 Minutes walk to Hyde Park

9. Only 3 Minutes walk to large super market

10. Safe and secure neighbourhood


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Kensington in London

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 699 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • Good size three pieces bathroom, come with a powerful instant electric shower and a large bath tub, a wash basin and a toilet, all together inside the flat, not sharing with other flats.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Mezzanine rooms can be accessed through unique staircasses. The height of the ceilings in both rooms are 58" There are standard Queen size/ Double beds in both rooms, both come with very comfortable firm mattresses. There are built in cupboards in both rooms.
  • Television ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
Paid concirege service is available for booking taxis, restaurants, night clubs etc, luxury cars hire etc.


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Near Hyde Park & musuems, Bright Kensington loft with 2 mezzanine rooms
average rating of 4.0 based on 30 reviews

Great Location

  • 4 of 5

Loved the location of this flat. Very convenient to the Gloucester Road tube stop. We were met at the flat by a very friendly caretaker, Carol. She made us feel so welcome. The flat looks like the photos and is as described. My teenage boys thought the lofts were cool. We loved being on this beautiful quiet street. We enjoyed getting coffee and pastries just up the street at Paul's and it was nice to have Waitrose nearby as well. Overall we had a pleasant stay in this charming London flat.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent location!!

  • 3 of 5

The flat was in an excellent location close to the tube and shops. Would not suggest more than 4 in the flat as a relatively small space. Could add a few fans as the upper floor gets quite warm during warmer days. Can hear neighbors and the front door closing so must be prepared for noise. Flat (bathroom) could have been cleaner upon arrival.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Location!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at this property for two weeks in April, the location is absolutely to die for! You are a block and a half from the tube station, just a few blocks from Hyde Park, and in a fabulous high end neighborhood. I always felt safe on my early morning runs, and we found great food in the surrounding blocks. The apartment felt safe and secure as well. You are on the front side of the building with big window a to look out to the street and see what's happening. Lina has done a great job sharing clear expectations about the look, function and amenities of the apartment. I'm five foot two and in the lift area where the beds are I also needed to bend over while up there. That is clearly stated in her descriptions that the ceiling is low. You have all the basics you need in the kitchen and bathroom and the wifi worked well. There is a hairdryer, microwave, small fridge, kitchen table and tv in the unit. In the bureau you'll find maps and tour guides from other travelers or the owner that are helpful to get your bearings.

A couple notes to know about....Be careful in the bath, one of our travelers slipped and hurt herself, and the little foot in the bathtub seems to actually make it worse, just a heads up. I do think this rental could be a bit more flexible with towels, we were there for two weeks and allocated a single towel per person for the whole time. Makes sense if it's just a couple nights but for two weeks would have been nice to use more than one and not have to incur a charge. Just being honest. Our flight was delayed so our check in time changed as well and Lina was able to accommodate still getting keys to us through a shop nearby, but we did need to rush to get there before it closed as she was out of the country herself. Again she was wonderful to flex with us, but I share this because if you need total flexibility on showing up whenever you want, this flat does not have a keypad with code, it requires a key so you will need to plan your arrival time with her and not at your leaisure like you may with hotels. She clearly shares that noise can be heard in the flat and that is true, the neighbor behind you loves to play techno music at all hours of the day and you can hear that directly through the wall clearly enough to tell what song it is, but the earplugs do the trick, so USE them!

We had an amazing trip, really this flat was perfect for us, three girls, it was the right size for us to spread out and this location is worth it!!!!

  • Review Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Kensington home

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying here in winter. There are 3 radiators in the apartment, the apartment as really warm when it was heated up. We love the heigh ceilings and open space, the location is superb! Everything is on the doorsteps. The host is very friendly, responsive and communicative. She gave us lots of tips about the area and repaired the door handle as soon as we told her. It was a real bargain to stay in such a great location, all the hotels and apartments in the area are a lot more expensive and smaller than teh apartment. We are truly grateful!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Place!

  • 5 of 5

Awesome location, area is full with restaurants and located right besides the Gloucester Underground Station which makes traveling to any part of London a breeze. Instructions to get to the house where fairly easy and everything was as promised. Enjoyed my stay dearly and would recommend it to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Alejandro was my top guest! Easy going, clean, communicative and respectful. I would recommend Alejandro as a home guest to anyone!
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Cute and Cozy Picture Perfect 2 Bedroom Loft Style Rental

  • 4 of 5

Hey Everybody.

Please note that Lina has done an honest job at describing the place and was VERY straightforward in her description of the unit, its location, and its character. We traveled with 3 adults, 3 children (7,10,11) and an 11 month old baby.

The unit looks EXACTLY like its pictures. The rooms upstairs are very cute with low ceilings as described. Three of the children and one adult slept upstairs. The stairs are very narrow, super cute, but be careful on going up and down the stairs. Not recommended for the elders. There was a sofa bed on the floor where the two adults and the baby slept very comfortable but if you prefer bring your own air mattress. If you get cold a lot, I would say bring an extra blanket if you sleep on the floor because it's always chillier on the floor.

All appliances, tv, cable and internet worked perfect. All the heaters (3) worked as well just make sure to give them some time to kick in. All electrical outlets worked but be careful and bring the right the adaptors. If you like thick towels or use a lot bring your own as there is only one regular towel per person. Washer and dryer is outside.

NICE location. 2 very short blocks from the Gloucester Tube Station. Grocery store and food all around. The service and food and MK Bar & Grill was wonderful. There is a Starbucks right next door. Tell the manager the folks that went to Ireland raved about them.

We had some trouble figuring out the hot water but Lina was very responsive in my e-mails and calls with questions. One night the hot water went in and out, but the next night it was fine. Lina also let us check our bags early so we would be able to hang out baggage free while we waited for our check-in.

Lina is a very fashionable and pretty Londoner. I would stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
14.2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
104.9 Miles
Nearest Train
2.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Jam Cupboard
Nearest Beach
63.6 Miles

Safe and secure neighbourhood.

Right in the middle of affluent area of London, South Kensington.

5 minutes walk to musuems and 8 mins to Hyde Park.

3 minutes walk to Gloucester Road tube station.

30 minutes taxi drive to Heathrow airport of 38 mins direct tube link..


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Kensington, London

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Aug holiday
25 Aug 2017 - 28 Aug 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £50
Additional Guest Fee £15 per person per night
Damage Deposit £300

1) Strict cancellation policy- 50% refund upon one week before check in
2) 0 refund on the day of checking in or no show
3) No parties please, as there is a family with young children below the flat. There will be a fine of £500 if caught
4) Extra guest(s) must be reported. There is a CCTV at the entrance. If extra guests were caught, a penalty of £50 will be imposed on top of extra charges

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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