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Light and Airy 2 Bed Duplex Close to Notting Hill Gate

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Light and airy apartment in semi-detached 2 story house with large sitting room, TV and Wi-Fi internet, fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, washer/dryer, fridge/freezer, cooker and microwave for 'at home convenience'. One double bedroom super king size bed, and en suite shower room and view over garden. One double bedroom with 2 double beds and en suite bathroom with bath tub.

Safe and friendly neighbourhood with convenience store, cafe, bakery, flower shop, and drycleaners at the end of the street plus buses to central London close by. 7 minute walk to nearest Subway, Ladbroke Grove, or Latimer Road. Walk to Portobello market with all its restaurants, bars and trendy shops. One subway stop to Westfield shopping centre with all the designer stores. 10 minute cab ride to Paddington and Heathrow Express or 40 minute cab ride to Heathrow.

Keywords: Duplex Apartment

More Details

Bunty and Ian Ross
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
27 August, 2017

About Bunty and Ian Ross

We have lived in the house for 25 years and now that our kids have grown up and moved to the USA, we use part of it as a vacation rental! We love the neighbourhood. It is so vibrant and fun and so accessible to every area. Once you've visited you won't want to be in any other part of town!

Bunty and Ian Ross purchased this apartment in 1990

Why Bunty and Ian Ross chose North Kensington

We love the fact that you are minutes away from the hurly burly of the city with London on your doorstep, but in a friendly neighbourhood community.Buses and subway minutes away making it easy to get around.

What makes this apartment unique

We love being so close to parks and tree lined streets. So important when living in the city.


Portobello Market
"Vibrant street life on our doorstep fruit veg antiques vintage clothes jewellery, food etc s..."
Coffee Plant
"Best independent coffee shop delicious coffee and good value, plus local hangout"
Electric Cinema
Westfield West London
"All the stores in one place and undercover so no rain! Restaurants and cinemas plus much more"
The Churchill Arms
"Lovely Pub with restaurant friendly atmosphere"
Holland Park
"Lovely walks, large play areas, tennis, opera in the summer,restaurant and cafes and peacocks!"
Kensington Memorial Park
"Round the corner from our house wonderful playground,water play park, tennis courts, cafe an..."
Car: not necessary

Close to parks including new water park for kids.

Portobello Market.

Notting Hill.


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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 King size bed
  • Double Beds (2), [1] King Size Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Light and Airy 2 Bed Duplex Close to Notting Hill Gate
average rating of 4.793103 based on 29 reviews

Quiet location, loads of space!

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned home from a fabulous 5 day break in London staying in this lovely apartment. We were 2 adults, 14 year old daughter and 10 year old son. The layout of the property was perfect for us; a double bed and ensuite shower room downstairs and a very roomy attic room with 2 further double beds and ensuite bathroom upstairs.

The kitchen had everything we needed to prepare breakfast before our day trips out (electric oven, microwave, toaster, kettle and dishwasher) and the living room was spacious, with a comfortable sofa to return home to after a long day of walking.

Bunty and Ian were wonderful hosts and were there to greet us on arrival. The location, for us, was perfect - set in a quiet, leafy street away from the noise of the city, yet only a 5 - 10 minute walk around the corner to the nearest tube station which gave us easy access to the whole of London.

We couldn't have asked for more and will definitely be staying here again on our next trip to London!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou guys! You were great guests and we are so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and we can’t wait to welcome you back! ***** guests!
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Quiet, cosy, apartment in a great neighborhood, with cafes, restaurants, groceries, etc very close.

  • 4 of 5

Cosy 2-bedroom, 2-bath in a nice quiet neighborhood. Everything you need for a longer term stay is provided. The owners, Ian & Bunty, were very helpful with local information.

Would recommend staying here as a good home base fir a visit to busy London.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exactly as described

  • 4 of 5

We were welcomed by the hosts who showed us the apartment and explained how elements worked. The apartment was clean and everything in working order. It was the perfect location and quiet for a good nights sleep. We had a wonderful stay and hopefully back next year

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brilliant! Wonderful location and a great flat.

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 stayed for eight nights on our first trip to London. The flat is a gem with plenty of space. Quiet, safe neighborhood close to the tube (Latimer) and bus (7). There is a great green space out back where we watched foxes playing. There is a nice bakery a few houses down and Portobello market is an easy walk. The hosts are terrific as well. We highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Kathy for your great review we are so happy you enjoyed your trip , you guys were terrific guests! Hope to see you again if you make a second trip to London!
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Southern California, USA

Great experience for our family of 4

  • 5 of 5

We rented this apartment in late June 2017 and had a great time. Travelers included my husband and myself, and our two kids (ages 10 and 13). The apartment looks just like it does in the photos, and we were very comfortable despite London being in the midst of a heat wave when we arrived! The apartment remained remarkably cool and we always slept quite well. The neighborhood is lovely and peaceful, and also close to tube stations, restaurants and grocery stores. Thank you, Bunty!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you and your family enjoyed the apartment and had a great trip to London. You were terrific tenants and we hope to welcome you again should you return to London.
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San Diego

Terrific place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Ian and Bunty's London apartment over the Christmas and New Year's Holidays for about three weeks. (There were two couples and a teenager.) When we arrived to the location, Ian was there to meet us and show us around and make us feel welcome. Both Ian and Bunty were easy to get a hold of before and during our stay to answer questions. (Can we have show tickets delivered here? Where is the nearest place to get a Christmas tree? Where are some good local places to eat?) They were so helpful and had some great recommendations for us.

The apartment itself is lovely and quaint, and my favorite parts were the bright bay window in the living area, and the window in the downstairs bedroom that overlooks a park area. (I watched a family of foxes - cubs and all - several times out the window!) It is in a convenient location, within walking distance of two tube stations, and easy to get a ride from a taxi using an app. The kitchen is small, but well-equipped, and we were able to eat some nice dinners together as a family. (Thanks to my sister-in-law and brother-in-laws great cooking skills!).

The things I would be aware of are: 1) the stairs, because there are two levels to climb and they are a bit steep; and 2) there is a bit of a walk to the tube station. Under normal circumstances, these things are no big deal. However, I had an unanticipated injury and found myself in a walking boot for my entire stay, and was a little frustrated at my inability to get around. If you have a hard time with walking, etc. I would just be prepared for that.

Something to note about the upper bedroom is that the ceiling is sloped in the bedroom itself and the upstairs bathroom. For a tall person, taking a shower is pretty uncomfortable. I am 5'8" and it was rough; though, there is a bathtub up there, and that was a nice perk. Most of the time, the five of us took turns in the downstairs shower, which was roomy and had a tall shower head for my 6'2" husband.

Overall, we had a terrific stay at Ian and Bunty's apartment, and we are grateful to them for their warm hospitality. The Portabello local, where the apartment is situated, is lovely for walking, shopping and eating, and serves as a fabulous home base when visiting London. I would definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay, would just like to add London is a city like New York where space is at a premium and city folk walk! the staircase to the apartment is a normal stair rise nothing steep about it! the winding stair within the apartment to the charming upper double bedroom and bathroom ensuite is a little steep however it has never presented a problem to our many guests over the years perhaps your foot in a walking boot didn't help? this might also apply to the distance to the 2 convenient tube stations a mere 8 minute walk away, whilst buses are even closer. Thanks for being such great tenants hope to see you on your next visit to London.
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in North Kensington, London

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Season
10 Dec 2017 - 10 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Paypal or bank transfer 50% of total rental fee to secure dates, balance 3 weeks in advance of arrival including £50 non refundable cleaning fee.Refundable damage deposit if brought in cash will be returned on departure all being well,£200 payable either in GBP or the equivalent in US$ or euros.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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