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Beautiful Spacious Child-Friendly Mews House in Notting Hill

27 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in North Kensington

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Welcome to our mews house, a beautiful architect designed family home in Notting Hill . This is very much a loved home full of character and interesting artifacts from around the world and is light, airy and comfortable. (The house has very high ceilings which is uncommon for a mews house) ,a newly refurbished property over three floors (2640 square feet) with all the facilities one could wish for.

The house is in a safe and quiet conservation area in a private, gated, cobbled mews, a convenient seven minute walk to the bustling Portobello Road where the famous Portobello Antiques Market takes place on Saturdays, the daily open air market where you can buy fresh flowers and food, and plenty of great restaurants and cafés.

Westfield shopping mall (Europe's largest) and Shepherd's Bush Central Line station is 5 minutes away. Latimer road underground station is a 3 minute walk and Ladbroke Grove Underground station is only 5 minutes walk, and there’s a frequent bus service within a 2 minute walk that takes you to Oxford Street and the West End, (London’s theater district). Of course, we have a local taxi company that can take you anywhere at the drop of a hat!

A nearby bus service will take you to the famous City of Oxford in only one hour.

The ground floor level of the house has an oak-floored open living, dining and kitchen space with a Pantry and Utility / Laundry room. Under-floor heating throughout and a wood-burning stove make it warm and inviting.

It has a well-equipped hi spec kitchen with a professional range cooker, American style fridge/freezer (with ice maker) and separate wine fridge. The double height dining area has a long glass topped contemporary table with Charles Eames dining chairs and an open wood burning fireplace. There are also 2 Stokke highchairs should you require them, (We have a baby set for one of them).

The bed configuration is as follows:

On the first floor, (floor above ground) we have:

Bedroom 1: Bunk beds(2 X Full size single beds with a single pull out underneath) 3 singles in total, 36 in × 75 in / 91 cm × 190 cm). (Sleeps 3)

Bedroom 2: Kingsize bedroom (60 in × 78 in / 150 cm × 200 cm) (sleeps 2)

On the same floor we then have an upstairs sitting / tv room with a double sofa bed, (54 in × 75 in / 140 cm × 190 cm). (Sleeps 2)

On the second floor:

Bedroom 3: Single (36 in × 75 in / 91 cm × 190 cm) that converts to a Kingsize (60 in × 78 in150 cm × 200 cm) (sleeps 2)

Master suite: Master suite with Kingsize bed (60 in × 78 in / 150cms x 200cms). Sleeps 2)

We also have a folding guest bed that would be suitable for a child/ teenager and could be put in any of the bedrooms.

Floor by floor:

The first floor has two bedrooms, (one with a King-size bed and the other with twin beds and a pull out bed underneath, a beautiful spacious bathroom (a “wet room” with under-floor heating, an amazing rain shower and a beautiful roll top bath), a further Bedroom / TV room with double sofa bed, with satellite TV and a DVD, (with an extensive collection of DVD’s for those “stay at home” days when you’re walked off your feet) and of course WiFi.

The second floor comprises a master suite with a King-size bed, en suite bathroom, (also a “wet room” with under-floor heating, powerful shower, roll top bath), a dressing room and a further bedroom with a single bed that converts into a Kingsize bed and also a Stokke crib / cot if required.

The house is incredibly child friendly, we know how difficult it is to travel with children and slip quickly into a routine when you arrive somewhere new! We have plenty of books and toys and there are stair-gates and baby monitors in the bedrooms should you require them. If you're travelling with children you won't need to bring a thing other than their favourite snuggly!

Towels and linen are included and of course the house is carefully cleaned before each rental. Additional linen is available by arrangement and maid service during the rental period can be provided at guests' own cost for a modest fee. Our housekeeper lives round the corner and is on hand to deal with any emergencies as am I.

We can also provide you with a reliable babysitting service if desired, many of our guests make use of this and have been delighted with the sitters.

We provide a house file filled with useful information so you can quickly get to grips with where everything is, not only in the house but our preferred restaurants and services in the area. There are also plenty of travel guide books.

The accommodation is enormously flexible. As there are bedrooms on all floors, guests can base themselves in separate areas if 2 families are travelling together for instance. The beds are of the highest quality, and so are the showers: guests often write appreciative notes about these. All the bedrooms are quietly appointed, so there should be little to disturb your sleep.

The house is a beautiful, practical and peaceful place to escape and enjoy London's hustle and bustle, our guests have told us that they enjoyed ' the luxury of a hotel whilst feeling a part of London life.'

I offer a personalised service and am on hand to offer advice whenever needed. This isn't a soulless holiday rental, this is a family home which will become your home from home.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Katie Swain
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
19 October, 2016
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About Katie Swain

I am a freelance cinematographer and live in London with my partner and two beautiful daughters, (7 and 9 years).

Katie Swain purchased this house in 2004

Why Katie Swain chose Kensington and Chelsea

I have lived in this area for 20 years and never get tired of what it has to offer. The local amenities around Portobello are exceptional, the restaurants extremely good and varied , (we have The Ledbury a Michelin 2* restaurant just up the road), the public transport links (bus and underground train) are nearby and frequent and the area is extremely safe.

What makes this house unique

Our property is in popular Notting Hill, a bustling and vibrant location with theaters, museums and restaurants within easy reach. The spacious and well equipped house is the perfect place to relax and unwind after a hard days exploring, it's secure, cozy, and the house is south - facing making it light and airy. A table and chairs on the cobbled, gated private road outside means you can while away the summer evenings outside watching the children play, glass of wine in hand. We also have a barbeque. A real home from home.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for opening your terrific house to be rented- it made our trip! We had a lovely time cooking in the kitchen and our daughter LOVED the toys. Thank You!!
Apr 2013
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based on 27 holidaymaker reviews

Beautiful Spacious Child-Friendly Mews House in Notting Hill
average rating of 5.0 based on 44 reviews

Good location, beautiful interior design, a lots of space.

  • 5 of 5

We come with group of 8. We stayed 4 nights and we like every thing. The house is very functional and the kitchen well equipped. The owner is reachable and pretty fast response. The house is located in a quiet neighborhood but many bus lines are near by. It is very easy to go any where in London.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a beautiful home for 8 friends to share for a week. Beautifully appointed, comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

the tube is a 10 min walk in the centre of Portobello and we took it daily. Great restaurants and cafes. This home is gracious and creative and highly recommendable.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Mew Home in London

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous home in great location. It was our first time in London with my husband, 3 teenagers (2 boys and 1 girl), and 3 grandparents. We have stayed in many homes in Europe via VRBO and AB&B and found this home to be the most well stocked. After our long trip it was nice to have a few eggs, milk, bread, and beer provided for us. Very kind and thoughtful! The owner is readily available if any issues arise during the stay, which there weren't any. Very clean home. The kitchen had all the amenities one can ask for. Bedrooms are on the 2nd and 3rd floor so not for the mobile impaired. My mom who uses a cane and wheelchair at times slept on the 1st floor couch where she was very content and comfortable. Home is well situated for public transportation. Oyster cards are a necessity and the home provided 5 such cards for you to top off. My husband and I as well as the kids found bikes the best mode of transportation around and into Kensington Gardens. I recommend catching a play. We saw The Spoils, excellent! Portobello Market also a must and just down the street. Santos for mexican also very good. I would highly recommend this home. Thank you to Katie and family!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house at a great location

  • 5 of 5

This house was exactly as it is portrayed on the website, which isn't always true of other listings. We shared the rental with another family and the 9 of us really enjoyed the stay. The rooms were very clean and beds very comfortable. The location was fantastic as it allowed easy access to bus (just outside the door) to a few minutes walk to the tube station. Dining options around the house were abundant on Portobello road. The owner was very gracious and helpful from the time we started inquiring about the house to the day we left. I would highly recommend this house to anyone interested in staying near London.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cedar Park (Austin), Texas, USA

Perfect home, Perfect Hosts

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I traveled with 7 students (teens - 3 guys, 4 girls) to London on a study tour and stayed for 6 days in late May. The home is truly remarkable - both stylish and home-y. Stay here: You will find space to stretch out, sofas that invite naps, comfortable beds, wonderful baths in a leafy, quiet neighborhood within 5-7 minutes walk to 2 tube stations, and super convenient options for grocery shopping.

The spaces are thoughtfully designed and beautifully executed. As a side note, I left with a serious case of kitchen envy. (It allows 5-6 adults to work together comfortably!) The full-size washer and dryer are incredibly convenient when traveling light. In short, the home is exactly as advertised, and Katie and her husband are friendly, responsive, responsible and kind. Our first day in London, we had a student fall ill. I texted Katie to ask a question, and ended up being walked through the process of the local urgent care clinic. This was typical of all communications with her over the months of planning: prompt and helpful. I cannot say enough positive things about our experience!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent experience

  • 5 of 5

The house is spacious on the ground floor with a large modern, efficient kitchen that has all the props. The Master Suite is awesome, privacy, the bathroom and water pressure in the showers are fabulous. it was very well equipped on all floors.

The house is in a small gated area, which made for some additional safety and comforts like leaving the door open. The gate can be a bit tricky as it is magnetic, but once through you will have it mastered.

For the size, it represented a great value. We rented bikes and got around on two wheels all within the neighborhood. Portobello Street a five minute walk made for some fun and good exploring.

The linens and towels were of a high quality that made sleeping comfortable. The upper rooms get warm in mid day and can be a bit warm early in the evening. We had great weather.

Overall a comfortable home that can serve many generations and different families.

  • Review Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Portobello Road
Nearest Point of Interest
Notting Hill Gate station
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Westbourne Grove
Nearest Point of Interest
Ladbroke Grove tube station.
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Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens
Nearest Point of Interest
Paddington Station
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St Marks Park
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Westway sports Centre


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in North Kensington, Kensington and Chelsea

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August 2017
1 Aug 2017 - 29 Aug 2017
5 night minimum stay
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5 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Final cleaning fee £120
Refundable Damage Deposit £1,000

Cancellation Policy:
You may cancel your booking at any time. Cancellation must be
communicated to me in writing (email will suffice) and takes effect from the date
received by me. In the event of cancellation then the following
charges become applicable:
Less than 4 weeks prior to arrival date – 100%of full cost
Between 4-6 weeks prior to arrival date – 90% of full cost
Between 6-8 weeks prior to arrival date – 75% of full cost
Up to 8 weeks prior to arrival date - 50% of full cost

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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2650 sq. ft.
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • One bath towel per person will be provided.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , There is a sofa bed in the upstairs tv room.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , This is a full size single that converts to a King
    Bedroom 2 - 3 Single Bed , 2 full size single beds with single pull out underneath
  • King size beds (2) We have 2 Kingsize beds, one in the master bedroom and one in bedroom 2 on the 1st floor., Twin or Single Beds (1) We have a 3' single that converts to a 5'6 Kingsize on the top floor (bedroom 3)., Baby Cribs (1) We have a Stokke Sleepi cot / crib. (not Stokke Mini) Please see: http://www.stokke.com/en-us/nursery/stokke-sleepi-features/weight-and-measures.aspx, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) We have a very comfortable 4'6' Sofabed / Sleeper Sofa in the living room on the 1st floor. (floor above ground floor)., Bunk Beds (1) The White Company Nantucket bunk beds http://www.thewhitecompany.com/productdetails.aspx?Id=1000884&ItemNo=HBVDB-MASTER&SelectedItem=HBVDB The bunk beds have a 3' single pull out underneath so 3 beds in total.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Rock Climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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