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Spacious, beautifully decorated garden apartment in Earls Court Square sleeps 4

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 83 m²
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Unusual apartment , very much a home, in a convenient, central location.

This extremely spacious and beautifully decorated apartment sleeping four has the feeling of a home and not just accommodation to be rented out. The colours are rich and sumptuous. The rooms are large and the feeling of calm and space that the flat offers is a welcome relief after a busy day’s sightseeing. A long passage leads to an area with desk, and to the cosy living room which, in turn, leads to a glass conservatory used as a dining room beyond which is the charming garden. One of the two bedrooms is at the back of the apartment looking at the garden and is extremely quiet. It has its ensuite bathroom (shower). The second bedroom is at the front of the flat and has big bay windows facing south – its bathroom (bathtub) is across the passage.. Both these bedrooms have queen size double beds (5ft or 160cm), and there is also an additional single bed. The kitchen is small but very well equipped.. There is excellent security, Wi-Fi, 32 inch flat screen TV . Earls Court tube station is a five minute walk away (both Piccadilly & District Lines). Excellent shopping facilities around the corner.

Sightseeing :

South Kensington (Natural History Museum, Victoria & Albert Museum, Science Museum) is a short bus ride, or two stops on the tube.

Knightsbridge (Harrods) is 3 stops. Piccadilly, West End theatres, Soho, etc is a fifteen minute tube journey on the Piccadilly line.

Houses of Parliament, the London Eye and South Bank activities are about a twenty minute ride on the District Line.

Tower of London a bit further.

Arrival Access:

Heathrow Airport: Direct access to Piccadilly line tube from all terminals with a 40 minute journey to Earls Court. You buy an Oyster card for all your Tube and Bus travel during your stay, with a one week travel card if you are staying that long.

Gatwick Airport. Take the Gatwick express to Victoria (they sell tickets in the baggage hall which saves time). Then take District line to Earls Court (4 stops). About 5-6 min walk to flat from Earls Court tube station.

Heathrow is 30-40 minutes by road. Gatwick 1 hour. It is possible (via Google) to pre-book a minicab to be waiting at arrivals.

More Details

Property Manager
Dinah Voisin
Member since: 1999
Speaks english, french, italian
Response time
Within a few days
Response rate
80%
Calendar last updated:
12 October, 2017

About Dinah Voisin

I bought this apartment in 1997 so as to have somewhere to stay when I come to London to visit family and friends. I am English but I live in Italy, so it was important to me to have a home in the U.K. I have 3 children and 2 grandchildren and I also wanted them to have somewhere to stay in London from time to time.

Dinah Voisin purchased this apartment in 1997

Why Dinah Voisin chose Kensington & Chelsea

I wanted a flat in central London so it would be easy to get everywhere. I loved the space this apartment offered and the fact that there was a little patio garden. I also liked having my own front door and not having to go through a communal building. It is lower ground floor and I was able to get permission to build a conservatory at the back of the apartment.

What makes this apartment unique

I then decorated the flat in rich sumptious colours to make up for the fact that it does not have a lot of light in the centre of the flat. It runs the entire width of the building so the light is okay at either end and the colours really give it warmth and originality. I have lovely antique furniture and I feel very at home when I am staying there. I hope my guests will feel the same way!

Guestbook comments from the manager

We truly loved the apartment it was perfect for the 4 of us. Our family agreed it was one of the smartest decisions we made to stay there. It was so charming and comfortable; a great place to unwind at the end of the day. We had plenty of room to relax - tea and shortbread cookies before bed became routine for the week. The location was also terrific, very convenient to the tube, plenty of places to eat or buy groceries. We loved London!
Nov 2011
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Kensington, United Kingdom

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 83 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • City Centre
Theme:
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • soap
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • local restaurant guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath (no shower)
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , 1 double bed , 1 single bed
  • One bedroom is situated at the back of the flat and is therefore extremely quiet - you could imagine you were in the country and not in the centre of London! It has its ensuite bathroom with shower. The other bedroom is very spacious and faces south. It has its own bathroom across the passage, with bathtub. There is a foldaway single bed (80cm x 190cm) which can also go into this bedroom, should there be two people who would rather have separate beds. This bed is equipped with a second mattress to ensure your comfort. We prefer to have a maximum of 4 people stay in the apartment.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Notes:
Television is 32 inch flat screen and we have a DVD player WiFi Internet access but we do not provide computer Central heating is gas fired and very efficient. Hot water is on demand so you never run out Hair dryer supplied White Egyptian cotton bed linen

Reviews

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Spacious, beautifully decorated garden apartment in Earls Court Square sleeps 4
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Fabulous Flat for a Family

  • 5 of 5

A perfect flat! We had the BEST experience. The location is so central to everything - with the tube station right around the corner, we were able to go everywhere! And when we came home exhausted from sightseeing at the end of the day, there was a wonderful selection of pubs and restaurants both directions out of the tube station.

The flat is delightful - full of charm and antiques. It was a treat to have two bathrooms - the kids (8 & 11) shared the spacious front room (with a comfortable cot so they did not have to share the queen bed) and front bath, and we adults could sleep in a bit in the quiet back bedroom by the garden. The family room was comfortable for the few minutes of catching up on the news at night, and the kitchen was perfect for keeping snacks. Cooking would be easy, though with all the great restaurants and a coffee shop right next to the tube station, we took advantage of being on vacation and didn't cook much.

We appreciated the ease of booking - Dinah was responsive and her manager and cleaning team were top-notch. Also, they were very flexible - we were able to leave our bags on the first day while they were getting things in order. Everything was spotless and we really appreciated the flexibility that allowed us to get on with our London visit!

We can't wait to go back and would book Dinah's place again in a heartbeat.

P.S. If you're a Dr. Who fan, you'll love this location! My son sure did. :)

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego
5

Lovely. Great location, beautiful flat. Would definitely stay here again

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I loved it. Beautiful comfortable, safe, close to tube, restaurants, grocery, not far from downtown. Lots of extras...

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bend, Oregon, USA
2

Great location and neighborhood.

  • 2 of 5

Owners should have mentioned this is a basement apartment. Very dark. Extreme bad smell. Either sewer leak or cat pee. But certainly met our needs for a week.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so very sorry that you had the bad smell. The council had been doing works all down the street in front of house and broke a sewer pipe. All mended now but the smell remained for a few weeks unfortunately. I am so sorry this happened during your visit and thank goodness the smell has now completely disappeared. I do say that the flat is lower ground floor and I am sorry you found it too dark. Luckily the flat runs the whole width of the building thus has light at front and back and I made the conservatory so as to have a lot of light in one room. Our apologies again for the smell that you had to put up with.
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Large,quaint,well located but......

  • 3 of 5

You could have a wonderful time here because it is different but we were there for a week and by the second day the honeymoon was over.The problem is not with the management or the owner but just that mustiness which is inescapable in subterranean flats short on light and ventilation.Given a long hot dry spell the vapours might have evaporated but in our cloudy and drizzly week that did not happen.

It took the edge off what otherwise was an excellent flat.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so very sorry that you had the musty smell. The council had been doing works all down the street in front of house and broke a sewer pipe. The work took ages but eventually the repairs were finished. Unfortunately the smell remained in my apartment for quite a time. Thank goodness all is now okay and fresh air has won the day! I apologise for this happening when you were visiting.
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5

A quiet, charming, "very London" apartment

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is charming, quiet, and well-situated. It is easy to get to the Underground and there's a quick food market close by. We particularly appreciated having all the London pamphlets at the apartment, it helped us to plan each day.

  • Review Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Old hard wood creaky floors, good character. Good charm

  • 5 of 5

Convenient. Clean. Well supplied. A bit dark but then it is a garden flat. Charming old world feel.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Car: not necessary

The prestigious Earls Court Square is a very quiet residential area minutes away from the closest underground (tube) station, Earls Court, which is on both the District and Picadilly lines thus offering very quick access to all the main London Tourist attractions and the West End with its theatres, shopping etc. For example, two stops away on the Picadilly line, less than ten minutes, is South Kensington (Natural History Museum, Victoria & Albert Museum). Three stops finds you in Knightsbridge (Harrods). And so on. There are also plenty of buses. Around the corner from the flat, in Earls Court Road, you find all manner of food shops (a Marks & Spencer food shop is minutes away and open until 11pm), small supermarket, chemists including a Boots, stationary, post office, 2 banks, laundry, etc. Also plenty of restaurants, cafes, pubs and takeaways. A very quiet location extraordinarily convenient for a visitor to London.

We are also just 7 stops from Wimbledon for the famous tennis tournament (District Line, no change needed and trains leave every four minutes).

Earls Court Exhibition Centre is a five minute walk from the apartment.

The Olympia Exhibition Centre is a short bus ride away.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment in Kensington, United Kingdom

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
April 10 to October 2017
10 Apr 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
A$370
A$2,358
 
 
November to December 21
1 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
A$253
A$1,667
A$5,389
 
 
Christmas & New Year
22 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
A$337
A$2,189
 
 
January February 2018
2 Jan 2018 - 28 Feb 2018
4 night minimum stay
A$253
A$1,667
A$5,389
 
 
March 2018
1 Mar 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
4 night minimum stay
A$278
A$1,768
A$6,062
 
 
April to end October
1 Apr 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
A$2,358
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

We charge £80 for cleaning for a stay of less than 5 nights.

Payment in sterling can be made by bank transfer or through the HomeAway Secure Payment System. I also accept payment in euros via Paypal.
CANCELLATIONS: The initial deposit is non refundable so we advise to take out travel insurance to cover this. The second payment is refundable up to 21 days prior to arrival.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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