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Beautiful Spacious Child-Friendly Mews House in Notting Hill

People11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Space 2,650 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 11)

Welcome to our mews house, a beautiful, recently totally refurbished, 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, warm 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 mews is where the horses and carts used to be kept for the very large town houses in Holland Park) a convenient seven minute walk to the bustling Portobello Road where the famous Portobello Antiques Market takes place on Saturdays and a smaller flea market on Sundays, 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 (both zone 2 Hammersmith and city / Circle line), and there’s a frequent bus service within a 2 minute walk that takes you to Oxford Street and the West End, (London’s theatre district). Of course, we have a local taxi company that can take you anywhere at the drop of a hat and larger cars are available for larger families!

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).

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.

Bedroom specifics:

The bedroom 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, (a UK single measures 36 in × 75 in / 91 cm × 190 cm). (Sleeps 3)

Bedroom 2: Kingsize bedroom (UK Kingsize measures 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) This has an open balcony to the floor below.

On the second floor:

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

Master suite: Master suite with Kingsize bed (6' x 6'6 / 180cms 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.

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 (£15 per hour) . 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. Our nanny may also be available.

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 and linens 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.

Payment can be made via VRBO Payments, Paypal or by bank transfer.

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More Details

Owner
Katie Swain
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
26 April, 2017

About Katie Swain

I am a freelance cinematographer and live in London with my partner and two beautiful daughters, (7 and 10 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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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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 ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    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
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , There is a sofa bed in the upstairs tv / living room.
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Rock Climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(31 traveller reviews)

Beautiful Spacious Child-Friendly Mews House in Notting Hill
average rating of 5.0 based on 48 reviews
5

Immaculate three story Mews in Notting Hill

  • 5 of 5

We were three generation family of 8 on one week holiday in London ,ages from 4 to 75 , and this was an excellent choice for us, very clean and spacious (unusual for London's often tight quarters ) , and easy location using Uber and the tube to all the sites .We also enjoyed Katie's restaurant choices in Notting Hill area. I highly recommend it for extended families !

  • Review Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful location, home and host!!

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect! Location was quiet - near transportation - great restaurants! Katie was darling!! She is someone we all agreed we would like to be friends with :-) she was most helpful! Loved our time in London!! Would definitely rent here again!!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Charming, cozy home in a great neighborhood! Great amenities!!

  • 5 of 5

My wife loved the look and feel of the home. Great balance of comfort and technology. We sat, enjoyed, and discussed various art and artifacts in the home on several occasions throughout our stay. Loved the proximity to neighborhood coffee shops as well as major shopping center's of Westfield and Portobello... Overall, a wonderful stay. Thank you Katie!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Outstanding!

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful Notting Hill apartment artfully converted on three floors from a former stables or mews. Warmly and creatively decorated, fully stocked, a classy but comfortable town home where you'll be comfortable and feel at home. Katie is a warm and attentive host. She and her home are a total class act!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

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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5

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
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Location

Nearest Point of Interest
Portobello Road
Nearest Point of Interest
Notting Hill Gate station
Nearest Point of Interest
Westbourne Grove
Nearest Point of Interest
Ladbroke Grove tube station.
Nearest Point of Interest
Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens
Nearest Point of Interest
Paddington Station
Nearest Point of Interest
St Marks Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Westway sports Centre
Car: not necessary

Portobello market is amazing. Lively, interesting, colourful, great food and drinks and all round good fun for the whole family. you'll see live musicians, street food and colourful characters, it's cool, trendy and interesting with great restaurants. The house is quietly situated in a beautiful mews where you can dine al fresco in good company.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in North Kensington, London

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
June
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
£2,995
for 5 nights
From
£575
£4,320
 
 
August 2017
1 Aug 2017 - 29 Aug 2017
5 night minimum stay
£2,620
for 5 nights
From
£500
£3,720
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
£3,120
for 5 nights
From
£600
From
£600
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£4,120
 

Additional pricing information

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

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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