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Lovely Bright Flat In Superb Notting Hill location, Central London

29 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Notting Hill

Bright, secure, tasteful 1 bedroom appartment in the heart of Notting Hill

Bright one bedroom apartment, in a well-kept, portered mansion block, stylish and secure.

Sunny aspect with lovely views of well kept communal gardens, pretty local church and 19th century white stucco houses.

In the heart of Notting Hill, a lovely secure space from which to explore London.

Ideal for tourists and foreign visitors to the city for short breaks or longer visits.

You will be close to the centre of the city and yet with all the advantages of this sophisticated residential neighbourhood with its bars, restaurants and haute couture - plus the fascination of one of Europe's great antique markets just a minute's walk away.

Also close to Hyde Park, Holland Park and Kensington High Street.

Notting Hill Gate, Ladbroke Grove& Westbourne Pk tube stations within 12 mins walk.

  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Karen Clare
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French
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Calendar last updated:
4 October, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the owner



Nice view

Great locality

Good value


Close to the market

This apartment is as good as it looked in the photos. We really appreciated the garden right off the street with a great 'English' view from the window overlooking the church and nice white 19th century houses.

We were surpised at how close it was to get downtown - Soho and Kensington High Street were less than 20 minutes away. Travel was expensive until we discovered Oyster cards and we had a great time visiting Greenwich, Kew gardens and Tate Modern. Portobello market on Saturday was our favourite place to hang out.

Arriving on early morning flight meant we had to wait for the check-in time but Bella was helpful while we waited.

Both the flat and the area met our needs for a great 8 nday holiday.
Jun 2012
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based on 29 holidaymaker reviews

Lovely Bright Flat In Superb Notting Hill location, Central London
average rating of 4.724138 based on 31 reviews

Great flat - one caveat

  • 4 of 5

The flat is just as advertised - outstanding location, excellent transportation options, plenty of restaurants and amenities in the area. The only caveat is to confirm that you are not booked in during the Notting Hill Carnival (unless that is your intent).

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The perfect London base - This flat is a wonderfully comfortable and secure home away from home

  • 5 of 5

This was our third stay at the Notting Hill flat. We will continue to stay here every time we holiday in London. We were fortunate to meet the owners, John & Karen on this occasion when they greeted us on our arrival. Again, the flat was spotlessly clean. There is a lovely, homely feel to the flat which is a delight to come 'home' to at the end of each busy day of exploring in London. The ground floor flat has abundant light and sun that streams in from the bay, sash window in the lounge area. The outlook over the residents-only garden is beautiful. The location is peaceful and safe. It is a 2min walk to Portobello Road, and a 10-12min walk to Notting Hill Gate tube station. The neighbourhood is full of beautiful homes, and the streets are lined with trees. There are restaurants galore in the area, and two supermarkets within 10min walk. Holland Park is a 30min walk away. Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens are 15-20min walk. We can not fault this flat or the location. John & Karen are superb hosts who have been extremely efficient with their communications and responses to queries. They are a delight to deal with and we are very grateful for the fantastic time we have had as repeat guests in their lovely holiday home.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous Location, Charming Apartment

  • 5 of 5

Everything was exactly as advertised. The unit is small, but it had absolutely everything we needed. It is a good 12-15 minute walk to the Tube, but we were then able to readily get anywhere--Oyster card was a huge help! Portobello Rd. is awesome, and it's only two short blocks away. We discovered Mike's Cafe, which serves amazing American style pancakes with a large quantity of fresh blueberries, a welcome change of pace from the traditional English breakfast.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Just what we needed

  • 4 of 5

John and Karen's flat was exactly what we needed for our ten day stay in London. The kitchen was well-equipped, the bed was comfortable, and the flat was cozy and clean. The owners made sure we had all the necessary information we needed to get to the flat from the tube, right down to telling us which door we needed to enter. Their daughter, Bella, checked in on us once we settled in, and she gave us excellent information regarding restaurants, stores, and how some of the appliances worked. The private front garden was a lovely bonus.

We also thoroughly enjoyed the neighborhood. As two women travelling (and American) we are always concerned about safety, particularly at night. We felt completely at ease and safe even on the odd night when we were walking home from Notting Hill Gate tube station at 11 PM. Having the market and the shops (including Sainsburys and Tesco) within walking distance was a great help since we were eating breakfasts and some dinners at the flat.

There are two tube stations that were the most convenient to use - Westbourne Park and Notting Hill. We found that we only used Westbourne Park when traveling to and from Paddington. The rest of the time we were walking to Notting Hill Gate to catch the District, Circle, or Central line from there. The walk generally took us about 15 minutes since I'm a slower walker, but we found that we saved some time by not going down Portobello Road, and using a parallel road (Colville Road), which changes names a few times before reaching Pembridge Road where the tube station is. One note about Westbourne Park: if you do come from Paddington to Westbourne Park there are no lifts at this station, just stairs, so you will have to get your luggage up and down them in order to get to the platform.

If there was anything we could change about the flat - yes, as has been mentioned, the sofa is not the most comfortable, but it was serviceable. The other thing is that the bed is against the wall, so whoever draws the short straw has to sleep on the inside. Overall, however, we really enjoyed our stay and would recommend this flat to anyone looking for a nice home away from home while in London.

  • Review Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North Adelaide. South Australia.

Excellent value for money.

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in this apartment for 3 years running and find it is perfect for our needs. Well equipped kitchen, good heating, clean and tidy. Owners are easy to deal with and very supportive. Would certainly recommend this property to anyone, as being a ground floor apartment with only a few steps to approach the front door.

Few minutes walk to Portobello Road where there are supermarkets, butchers, bakeries for all your self-catering requirements. Great street market Friday and Saturday.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Berkeley, CA, USA

Nicley fitted flat with lovely garden view

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I loved staying at this flat, whose front windows afford a beautiful view of the garden just outside. Perfect location in Notting Hill, close to several Tube stations and just blocks from restaurants and stores. The flat is fitted with all of the kitchen implements and dishes one needs for staying in as well as going out. We will definitely stay here again next time we're in London.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
16 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Shepherds Bush
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Car: not necessary

Just off the famous Portobello Rd and situated in a quiet cul-de-sac in the heart of Notting Hill, this bright flat in a 19th Century mansion block is a perfect location from which to explore London. Its leafy, gated garden provides a pleasant and secure setting for your stay in London. A ten minute tube journey from Notting Hill tube will take you to the heart of the city with art galleries, West End theatres and the River Thames. You are just 5 minutes from Paddington Station and the express train from there to Heathrow Airport.

There are 3 cinemas close by including the famous Electric Cinema, many great bars, cafés and restaurants. The famous Michelin starred ' Ledbury' with its fabulous set lunch is just a block away. There are excellent clothes shops in Westbourne Grove (2 mins walk), one fascinating mile of antique shops on your doorstep, and delicious patisseries and deli such as Ottolengi (3 mins). Just along the road are the famous music shops of Honest John's Records and Rough Trade. In addition, the elegant tree-lined residential architecture of Notting Hill makes this a very pleasant area to see on foot, as you walk towards Hyde park or Holland Park, or down Kensington High Street. Knightsbridge and Harrods are just a short bus-ride away, as are the V & A and the Science and Natural History Museums

This is a fascinating and vibrant neighbourhood. There is a great sense of community and there are many families with young children around. The owner has run a music business in the area since 1974. He knows Notting Hill and its people well and will be happy to give you more information on where to go and what to see.


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Refundable Damage Deposit £200

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Notting Hill in London

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 37 m²
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • town
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Gated Community
  • Garden ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis

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