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Greater London W2 5QT United Kingdom

Listing # 78403

Rates From GBP 770 Weekly
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Last Updated: Friday, January 11, 2019

Notting Hill /Portobello Road . Garden Flat with outside terraces , antiques , paintings and colourful textiles

The Garden Flat is situated in a magnificent Victorian house in a quiet, residential crescent within Notting Hill and close to Portobello Road. The area is famous for the film ' Notting Hill' and indeed the house featured in 'About a Boy, also featuring Hugh Grant.

Frequent buses for Oxford Street and Holborn , and the city, from Westbourne Grove /Chepstow Road (30 mins), Kensington and Hammersmith (20 mins). Paddington Station (Mainline and Underground), Notting Hill Gate and Bayswater underground stations are all within 15 minutes walk. Royal Oak (Hammersmith and City line) is the closest - a 10 minute walk.Direct link with Paddington, Kings Cross and the City
Whiteleys Center, which includes a UCI cinema and Marks and Spencer, and the shops of Queensway are a short walk away, including Sainsbury's and Waitrose. Nearby restaurants, pubs and bars give an excellent choice for lunch and evening meals.

The spacious flat is furnished with antiques plus an eclectic collection of books, paintings and ornaments. It is centrally heated throughout
Bedroom 1: with access to a small planted courtyard at the back of the flat, King size bed, ensuite bathroom, WC and shower. A single futon chair bed can be converted to an extra single bed if required.
Bedroom 2: with access to the same courtyard, has a Super King size bed, which can be split in to 2 singles, ensuite shower room and WC.
Electric blankets are provided for both beds. TV in both bedrooms.
Sitting Room: Very spacious with sunny morning light, it is furnished with a comfortable chairs and a sofa, plus a table suitable for a desk. Overlooking the attractive terrace/ garden outside, with a view across the road to the church . Wi-fi available. Also a TV and CD player/radio.
A table and chairs are provided for alfresco eating during the summer months
Dining Area: With an antique dining table and seating for 6.
Kitchen: Adjacent to dining area, it is well-equipped with an electric oven, gas hob fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, electric kettle and toaster.
Utility Room: With washing machine and sink.
A home-from home in a great neighbourhood where it is all happening!

David Kennedy, Australia, April 2018: "We have stayed in this flat twice, most recently in April 2018. The flat is very comfortable, facilities are excellent and ‘homely’. The flat is very conveniently located for shops and restaurants. The location is convenient for major educational and research centres – British Library, galleries, museums. Major attractions of London are nearby – the Paddington and Regent’s Canals and Little Venice, Edgeware Road, Kensington and Hyde Parks; Buckingham Palace, The War Rooms, Piccadilly, Oxford Street; etc. Anna Christian is a delightful owner and been very attentive to anything we need."


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
900 Sq. Feet
Suited for
4 people
Property Type
Apartment or Condo


Available from Saturday, February 23, 2019 until Saturday, February 1, 2020
Available from Saturday, March 30, 2019 until Saturday, May 4, 2019
Minimum Stay
1 week(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
Up to 3 week stays Longer periods please discuss
*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Greater London
Postal Code - State or Province W2 5QT England
Country United Kingdom
Neighborhood Keywords Notting Hill, Portobello Road Market,Westbourne Grove,Carnival
Closest University University of London, Imperial College, University College
University nearby Very well-located for many of the University of London colleges

Rental Price:

GBP 770 Weekly
Rental Fee Comments
plus £25 a week for heating in winter months
Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


  • Near Shops
  • Urban Environment
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Off Campus
  • Architectural Gem
  • Holiday Term
  • Available for Short Term
  • Historical Home


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dishwasher
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Stairs
  • Fireplace
  • TV
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Garden
  • Baby Furniture
  • Other: 12 steps outside, from pavement to garden terrace


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

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About Member

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Independent Scholar Independent Scholar (working outside traditional academia) & Retired Academics
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Member Since May 6 2013
This member has 6 reviews
About Me
I am an antique textile conservator, working here at my flat, so it is full of interesting fabrics, cushions and throws, plus a collection of antiques, many collected on my extensive travels, Lots of books relating to my work and my studies of art. I collect unusual paintings , many hung on the walls It is a warm attractive flat for those appreciating comfortable sofas and chairs and a quiet place to study within a short walk of the market

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Anna is a wonderful host with a stunning home from home. We felt so comfortable during our recent stay we didn't want to leave. The flat was spacious for us as a family of four and well equipped including lots of fascinating antiques that give the place a real charm. We were lucky enough to stay in the summer and enjoyed relaxing in the pretty garden with the flowers all in bloom. The flat is ideally located to tour around Notting Hill and transport to other areas is really easy on the tube/and or buses which are 2 minutes walk away and come very frequently. The flat is within a stones throw of some excellent eateries; we loved going to The Durbar for a true English curry, The Prince Bonnapart for drinks and the wonderful cafe Hernandez for croissants in the mornings. There's a great selection of shops nearby; Portobello Road on a Saturday morning was a real experience and the smart shops on Ledbury Road are great for a leisurely browse. We'll definitely be back to stay in the future. There's so much more we want to see and do in London. Thank you Anna for a wonderful stay. Excellent Nell 9/2/2018 9:48:00 PM
We have just spent one week in August with our two kids and we would like to thank Anna so much for everything. We have felt as if being at home. We have had everything we have needed up to the last detail.

We wish we had had more time to read the excellent books she has. We had great expectations after meeting her and seeing the house for the first time but the experience has been way over them for the whole family. Even at Notting Hill Carnival time we have been able to both relax and chill out at the house and also enjoy the sounds, the colours and the atmosphere. We would love to come back to her cosy and charming house.

Excellent Lucia Jover Peiro 8/31/2018 5:44:00 AM
Stayed for 3 weeks in Anna's 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom Notting Hill garden flat recently Aug/Sept 2017. The flat is well equipped, comfortable and in a great neighbourhood and location, close to restaurants, Deli, laundrette, supermarkets, several tube stations and bus stops. Anna was very welcoming and had left a great deal of helpful information to ensure our stay was pleasant. I would have no hesitation in recommending Anna's flat for your next stay in London. Catherine Excellent Cathy 9/13/2017 11:56:00 AM
What a wonderful flat! My husband and I were overjoyed to have found this well-appointed treasure; fabulously located, spacious, spotless, and utterly charming. For the two weeks we were there, we felt as if we were in our own home since Anna's flat is filled with her personal collections of beautiful textiles, paintings, vases, plates, etc. We were in heaven. Plus to have such a lovely quiet garden spot in the centre of London is a dream, not to mention the super kitchen and 2 bathrooms. We have nothing but praise for this Notting Hill dream apt. Excellent Zaro Weil 8/23/2017 5:19:00 AM
We stayed three weeks in Anna's apartment in May/June 17....i felt like I had come home. The flat is filled with books and art and textiles and antiques and it was a relief and a joy to come home each night after exploring all the museums and galleries of London. Anna had left instructions and recommendations about everything....the French restaurant Cote became one of our favourites, also the little breakfast place around the corner. But many meals were at home....Waitrose and Marks and Spencer to the rescue! we enjoyed the lovely gardens....the only one of its kind in that part of London that we found!...and just sitting and reading books to regenerate. The flat is so well located...to Portobello Market of course, but also by bus to everything downtown...and we, who have not taken a bus in years, became quite addicted to seeing the sights from the top of a bus...our Oyster Card got quite a workout! Thank you Anna....we would love to come back one day. Excellent Heidi Berger 6/18/2017 6:46:00 AM
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