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London W2 5BP United Kingdom

Listing # 46562


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Last Updated: Monday, June 25, 2018

London: Notting Hill - a pretty two-bedroom garden flat to rent on a beautiful period terrace in Notting Hill.

A stylish and well-maintained garden flat to rent in Notting Hill. The flat is well-placed for the parks, shops, restaurants and bars of Notting Hill and Bayswater and Portobello Road is just a ten minute walk away. The terrace is a quiet, residential street and faces a pretty church. Notting Hill, Bayswater, Queensway and Royal Oak underground stations are all within easy walking distance. The Heathrow Express at Paddington Station is a ten minute taxi ride away. This two bedroom flat offers stylish and comfortable decor. It comprises a spacious sitting- room with dining area, modern open-plan kitchen with modern appliances including a dishwasher, washing-machine and tumble dryer. The master bedroom has doors on to the terrace and has a king-size bed and an ensuite shower room. The second bedroom has twin beds. The flat sleeps four people comfortably and there is also a sofa bed for an occasional visitor. The flat also has a family bathroom with a bathtub and a guest cloakroom. The fabulous 24' courtyard garden has table and chairs for outdoor dining.
Also provided: Bang & Olufsen hi-fi and television, DVD player, Travel crib and stroller can be provided, Sky TV and wireless internet available at an additional charge.

We have a wonderful housekeeper who will get the flat ready for your arrival and clean during your stay. We are happy to help you plan your trip. Please contact us with any questions.

Paul and Catherine Wilkinson, December 2014
My family stayed at this flat in Notting Hill in early December. We had a delightful time and it was perfect for us Australians. My wife and I had our 18 year old son and 14 year old daughter and the amenities and position were perfect for us Australians - # great pubs with good food within 200 metres. I would recommend it for anyone in a similar position to us – wishing to spend a week or so in London from overseas.

Jessica Hobbs and Jonathan Teplitzky, May-July 2014
We stayed at this beautiful apartment in the heart of Notting Hill from early May until early July 2104 and fell in love with both the home and the area. Suzanne is an extremely thoughtful host and as we were traveling with our young daughter we particularly found having a wonderfully set-up kitchen a huge bonus. The apartment is spacious and light, despite it being on the lower ground floor. The main bedroom has the most comfortable, large double bed which we found very hard to leave! The second bedroom in well appointed with two single beds and for some weeks my mother shared this room very comfortably with our young daughter. There are two bathrooms, a bonus. One has a bath and toilet and there is a second separate toilet. There is also an ensuite shower with excellent water pressure off the main bedroom. One of the great joys of the apartment is the extraordinary library of books and CD’s that line the hallway, truly a music lovers paradise and a very good stereo on which to appreciate it. And outside - accessible from the main bedroom and the back hallway - is a open patio area where you can sit and have a drink in the evening or a good safe play area for children.
The apartment is a short stroll to Portobello markets where we did most of our grocery shopping, there is an excellent butcher in the neighbourhood as well as many great places to eat and some lovely wine bars. There is a major Waitrose supermarket within walking distance and you are close to a number of tube lines and buses. It’s a very easy place from which to get to most areas of London.
We loved our stay here and appreciated the generosity and ease of dealing directly with Suzanne. We most definitely plan to stay here again!

Roland Gallois and Annie Beauchamp, May 2014
Our 3 month stay was wonderful. The flat was the ideal refuge from the city whilst being close to all that Notting Hill and London have to offer. We would agree with everything positive the previous tenants have said. I would like to emphasize how great it is to not only have a large library of contemporary literature but also to have at one's finger tips an impressive collection of history, travel and cooking books. We love music and it was a joy to explore some of the equally large selection of CD's on the B&O stereo.
Not only does the flat have everything a small family of 3 like ours might need, it is impeccably maintained by Suzanne and her housekeeper. Could not recommend this flat enough.

Erica Bastress-Dukehart, December 2013
My husband and I stayed in Suzanne's beautiful flat for four months while I taught in London. The location, just north of Kensington Gardens, a ten-minute walk from Portobello Market and Notting Hill, and central to tubes, buses, grocery stores, and great restaurants, made it the perfect place to call home for the semester. The flat is lovely, quiet, modern, and very comfortable. Suzanne was wonderful to work with, generous with her suggestions for places to visit and always willing to help if we had problems, which we didn't. The flat and the crescent are beautifully maintained. We had a splendid time in London and hope to return soon for another extended stay.

Martin and Sandra Griffin
We stayed in this flat in Notting Hill for two weeks. As a family of four from Australia we found the flat fantastic in every dimension. The location is perfect, walking distance to Portobello Road and other shopping areas, and close to trains and buses. The space in the flat was fantastic as our children are both teenagers, pretty unexpected for London from what we had heard. The bathroom situation including the second toilet was a real bonus. Given the weather last December was unusually cold we found the flat extremely comfortable and warm. We would highly recommend the flat to anyone wanting a real Notting Hill experience.

Tim and Tressa Tuxford
Our time here has been absolutely amazing and we have had a family Christmas that we will never forget (and hopefully we will be able to do it again in the future). We also wanted to thank you for opening your flat up to us, it is a lovely home and the local area and community is extremely special. We feel privileged to have stayed here. Thank you for your hospitality and friendliness. You have made everything extremely simple for us during the entire process.

Tom Savage, Winterthur Museum
I am delighted to be a reference for Suzanne and her wonderful flat. I recently rented the flat with a colleague while attending a conference in London. We were both delighted and found the flat extremely comfortable, spotlessly clean and wonderfully comfortable. The location makes one feel a local immediately. While very accessible to transportation the location is a wonderfully quiet and charming crescent removed from the tourist path. A two block walk and you have access to great bistros and pastry shops and an array of restaurants. We never had trouble finding a taxi but chose to walk to most of our venues. The Wallace Collection, the site of our conference was a delightful 30 minute stroll. As for the comforts of the flat, we both found the beds extremely comfortable and the long and deep tub in the bathroom was a great treat. The hot water was quick and plentiful. The kitchen appliances are modern and functional and the television and stereo equipment state of the art. I may never use a hotel again. For the price of a hotel, you have triple the space and the charm of a residential neighborhood. We gave it 5 stars.

Basics:

Number of Bedrooms
2
Number of Bathrooms
2
Number of Offices
0
Surface Size
850 Sq. Feet
Suited for
4 people
Property Type
Apartment or Condo

Availability:

Available from Saturday, December 15, 2018 until Friday, January 4, 2019
Available from Friday, July 12, 2019 until Saturday, August 31, 2019
Available from Saturday, April 6, 2019 until Monday, April 22, 2019
Minimum Stay
1 week(s)
Flexible With Dates
Yes
Comments on Dates
Prefer longer term - will consider shorter lets.
*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City London
Postal Code - State or Province W2 5BP
Country United Kingdom
Neighborhood Keywords Notting Hill, Central London, 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:

Asked
GBP 800 Weekly

Rent Negotiable
Yes
Utilities Included
Some
Cleaning Services Included
Some

Surroundings:

  • Near Shops
  • Walk To Campus
  • Urban Environment
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Second Home
  • Available for Long Term
  • Off Campus
  • Architectural Gem
  • Available for Short Term

Amenities:

  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Stairs
  • Fireplace
  • TV
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Other:

Considerations:

Kid Friendly
Yes
Small Children Safe
Yes
Smoke Free
Yes
Pets Welcome
No
Car Available
No

Perform Housesitting Duties?:

No

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We really loved our two-week stay in this apartment. The two-bedroom flat had everything we needed and was in an excellent location. There was great equipment to cook with in the kitchen and the beds were very comfortable. Even though the flat is down from the street level, there was a lot of cheerful light from the front windows and from the inner courtyard in the back. Having three separate full or half bathrooms was a surprising luxury, as was the wall of books, guide books, and music CDs! We were here for the Notting Hill Carnival which takes over the neighborhood - we loved being able to go watch the parades but then come back to our homey flat to rest! We would definitely stay in Suzanne's home again, given the opportunity! Excellent CS 9/25/2018 1:39:00 PM
My wife and I stayed in St Stephens Crescent in early 2015 for eight weeks. We had a splendid time there and cannot recommend this flat enough. We also agree with everything positive the previous reviewers said. We absolutely loved the area with its great restaurants, pubs and shopping opportunities. The flat is tranquille, cozy, bright (despite its basement location) and - thanks to Kasia the wonderful housekeeper – spotlessly clean. Overall, we enjoyed our stay there very much and have nothing but fond memories of it. Thanks to Suzanne for being such a perfect host! Excellent Karsten Hank 7/15/2015 3:19:00 AM
This was my second visit to St. Stephen's Crescent, and I had a wonderful month. Suzanne is amazingly attentive and helpful, the flat is safe, convenient to everything, and very comfortable. Thank you Suzanne for making this visit so easy! I look forward to returning soon. Excellent Erica Bastress-dukehart 7/12/2015 9:59:00 AM
We enjoyed a week’s stay at this very comfortable apartment. It is in a great position being close to great restaurants and shops, yet it was extremely quiet and we felt very safe. Suzanne was extremely professional and helpful throughout all our dealings. Thank you. Excellent Catherine 1/30/2015 10:28:00 PM
Our family rented this delightful flat over the Thanksgiving holiday. I faced cooking a Thanksgiving feast in a strange kitchen in London with a bit of trepidation... but practically within a day of renting the flat, I received an amazing and generous list from Suzanne of every great butcher, pie shop and green grocer within a 5 or 10 mile radius (complete with phone numbers and tips on who delivered). On Thanksgiving day, a pecan pie arrived as a gift. We couldn't have asked for a more considerate host. The flat is located on a beautiful Georgian crescent in Westbourne Grove, which is at once quiet and centrally located, with two tube stops nearby. Suzanne's neighbor kept an eye out for anything we might need and valiantly loaned us a carving knife and a platter. The flat is very comfortable and our 23 year-old son had his own room nicely situated for privacy. We were all quite bowled over by the flat's extensive and intelligent book and CD collection, including a lot of London guidebooks unavailable in the US. Having a wonderful library made the flat quite homey though the decor is somewhat minimalist. It was a perfect base for exploring London. We would return in a heartbeat! Excellent Patti 1/12/2015 5:29:00 PM
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