A very spacious self-contained apartment with its own front door, lots of original Victorian features, working fireplace, wood floors, quality white oak fitted kitchen with integrated dishwasher and washing machine. 550sqf/50sqm. Sitting room, separate double bedroom, shower room with large shower enclosure and outside windows, massive storage , including cellar (ideal for bicycles). Parking available (payable). Gas central heating, WIFI. West Kensington/Barons Court subway (underground station) 5 mins walk (Piccadilly/District Line) direct to Heathrow, British Museum, West End and nearby bus stops to Oxford Street(Selfridges), Knightsbridge (Harrods), Gatwick. Zone 2, 1 stop from zone 1. Lots of space to pack away your cases etc. Local shops in North End Road W14 - supermarkets, restaurants, take aways, hairdresser, bars, cafes, beautician, dry cleaners & launderettes - all within 5 mins walk. Swimming pool at Normand Park - within 5 mins walk. Property's postcode is W14 9JS. Suits sight seeing trips, or longer term stays as it has lots of storage, and is a large one bedroom apartment, with a homely feel.
1 double bedroom, separate sitting room w futon, sleeps 2 - 4 + 2 dogs
Mrs Claire Ensor
- english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, English mother tongue
- Calendar last updated:
- 9 Dec 2018
About Mrs Claire Ensor
I have lived in London since 1974, and in West Kensington since 1984. I used to work in computer marketing and had to travel a lot for my job. So I know what it's like to be away from home! For the last ten years I worked as a travel agent. I also have two holiday homes in the Cape Verde Islands, and have experience letting property on a long term basis as well as holiday lets. I am a member of the Residential Landlord's Association and EASCO. I have two dogs, whom I rescued personally from the Cape Verde Islands. When time permits, I like to sail, play tennis and learn new languages.
Mrs Claire Ensor purchased this Apartment in 1986
Why Mrs Claire Ensor chose West Kensington
This apartment has been owned by us for over 30 years and latterly was let on a long term basis to tenants who stayed 1-2 years. It is also ideal for a holiday let, for the same reasons as we chose the area, with an excellent location and public transport links and all the facilities within the local area at a reasonable price. We are just one metro stop away from zone one. Easy access to M4, M3, A3 and M40 roads leading to the south and west of London.
What makes this Apartment unique
Victorian architecture - this is a truly English apartment and has a warm cosy feel to it. Nearly everything in it is British - from the curtains, furniture, china to the original Victorian working fireplace. It is spacious and the large amount of wood makes it homely. We welcome well behaved dogs and can advise on pet travel within and from outside Europe.
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West Kensington Gem
We loved this spacious and bright, charmingly furnished basement flat between the Barons Court (Piccadilly) and West Kensington (District) tube stations. We especially liked the modern, super-sized shower. The bedroom is away from the street and very quiet. It's a short, five-minute walk to North End Rd. for lots of shops & services; tried the microwaveable meals from Waitrose and Tesco & they were both v. good. Also got a whole roasted chicken from Al Gazaleen next to the bus stop for only 5 GBP. Right on our street was The Curtains Up pub. I can recommend their club sandwich for brunch, and the steak on the dinner menu was delicious and cooked perfectly. We took the #28 bus to High St. Kensington. Loved the M&S Food Hall there and could have spent a whole day in the fascinating Design Museum. Claire showed us around the apartment when we arrived and had left some goodies for us in the kitchen. We hope to stay here the next time we're in London.
Great Apartment - Great Stay!
This cute apartment was perfect for us! It is close to trains, buses and shopping. For us it was so convenient to our family who we were visiting. Claire, the host is wonderful! Came down to introduce herself and show us around. Provided snacks for us as well as beautiful roses! Thanks Claire! Would definitely stay there again. Everything was just as we needed it to be.
Carla, So glad you had a good time and enjoyed your stay. It was a pleasure meeting you. You know the West Kensington Barons Court area already, and how convenient it is for transport of all types, including buses to Gatwick airport and a direct underground line to Heathrow airport. The original Victorian wood floors and the fireplace help give it a cosy feel. I hope to see you on your next visit to London.
Great Location and Comfortable Living
I am a Professor from the University of Melbourne here on study leave with my 18 year old daughter and we have regretted only renting this flat for a month as it is in a very convenient location, is spacious and is cheaply priced relative to inner city London prices. Also Claire is a responsive and caring landlord who has her guests' welfare at heart. For example, she provided a welcome pack of food goodies and ensured we were comfortably settled upon arrival.
The bedroom is very spacious and the futon in the living area is comfortable. The kitchen appliances (including dishwasher), plates, bed linen and towels are all in excellent condition making living easy. There are about four supermarkets in short walking distance which cater for lazy cooks like me with pre-marinated meat options and pre-cut veggie selections so we have eaten healthy, making good use of the oven and stove top. Will certainly be looking to re-rent this basement flat in years to come when I need to stay in London!
Fabulous, Spacious & Well Located Flat in London
We had a fabulous 2 week stay here in July 2016. The flat is very conveniently located, being easy walking distance of 2 Tube Stations - Barons Court (Piccadilly Line) & West Kensington (District Line). Claire & James were extremely helpful & kind with information about the surrounding area. Local supermarkets, cafes & restaurants are all just a few minutes walk away.
The flat is extremely spacious & comfortable and exceptionally clean. With a lovely bathroom and a very well appointed kitchen (dishwasher, appliances, crockery etc). We will definitely love to stay here again on our next visit to London.
It was a pleasure to welcome you to our flat and so pleased that you liked the convenient location and the interior too. It's nice to hear that you found the flat very clean. I employ a cleaner as well as going there myself to do a bit extra, that only an owner can do. Look forward to seeing you on your next visit to West Kensington.
This was a wonderful place to stay. The flat is conveniently located for travel on the underground. The owner was gracious and welcoming. We enjoyed eating at the local pub, but also were able to cook for ourselves, and to enjoy all of London from our home base.
Cozy, well-equipped flat - great value for money!
We had a lovely 3-week stay here in June. Our hosts were very kind and extremely helpful with information about the surrounding area and amenities. The kitchen is fully equipped, so we were able to easily make meals at the flat. Many shops and restaurants within easy walking distance as well. Near two tube stops, and two separate lines, so convenient location for both Heathrow and central London. Compared to similar properties elsewhere in London, the value for money was great. We had two small pets with us, and our hosts were extremely pet friendly and welcoming of the animals. Lovely residential neighbourhood.
The time you were here really flew by. We welcome dogs and cats, and know how difficult it can be to find suitable accommodation. When we travel across Europe with our 2 dogs, sometimes they have to sleep in the car when the hotels won't accept them. We put maps, guides and cycle routes in the flat to assist those new to the area, and we're always happy to answer any questions about London, having lived here for over thirty years. It's hard to leave the West Kensington/Barons court area for all the reasons you state!
Apart from excellent transport links, with Barons Court and West Kensington metro stations within 5 mins walk, West Kensington has numerous cafes, bars, pubs, restaurants, supermarkets, ATMs, take aways, dry cleaners, hair dressers, beauty salons. Gym, swimming pool, tennis, within 5 minute walk. There are parks for walking/dog walking and the river Thames is not far, with its tow path walks, riverside pubs and Bishops Park. Queen's Tennis Club is within 200 yards and from the local pub's garden you can hear the balls being hit. The property's post code is W14 9JS.
Additional pricing information
Terms and conditions available upon request. Published prices are for 1-2 people. For 3 or 4 people and for pets, there are additional charges. For rentals more than one week, there are discounts. Maximum rental is for 31 days. Children over 10 allowed..