Living room - sofa bed sleeps two comfortably
Cosy writer's 2-bed in Kensal Rise
Cosy writer's 2-bed in Kensal Rise

Entire home/flat

5 Guests

2 Bedrooms

3 Beds

Entire home/flat

5 Guests

2 Bedrooms

3 Beds

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Ages 2 - 12
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About this listing

Cosy, modern and quiet, my flat is in Kensal Rise, a trendy London neighbourhood with great bars, restaurants and a wonderful park. It sleeps five comfortably, has a large private garden, and is just 30 mins from central London.

The space
Accommodates: 5
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/flat


Extra people: £10 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: £33
Security Deposit: £115
Weekly Discount: 3%
Weekend Price: £140 / night


The space

I've tried to make the flat as comfortable as possible for your stay with all the essentials including fast internet, cable TV (with Netflix) and a Nespresso machine. Although the flat is located in the heart of Kensal Rise, it's actually very quiet inside, and peaceful in the garden.

Sleeping-wise, the main room has a double bed and fitted wardrobes; the smaller bedroom has a single bed; and the sofa in the lounge converts into a third, king-size bed.

If you're travelling with an infant, I also have a baby cot with blanket and sheets. (please ask).

Guest access

You've got the entire flat and a large private garden to yourself.

The garden has a picnic bench and lots of chairs which make it ideal for eating or drinking outside in the summer.

The flat also has its own off-street parking space, but I need to know in advance if you wish to use it.

For your convenience, there's also a dishwasher and a washer-dryer.

Interaction with guests

I live just around the corner, so I'll probably come to say hello at the beginning and end of your trip, and am always available in case of any difficulty.

If I'm out of town, I'll make arrangements for the keys, possibly through a professional concierge service. But I will always be contactable on the phone or by email.

The neighbourhood

The best thing about Kensal Rise is the range of eating and drinking places that have sprouted up, many of them just a few minutes walk from the flat, and its proximity to Queens Park, which is a glorious green oasis in the heart of west London.

So many good restaurants, but particularly notable are the Chamberlayne, a busy gastropub across the street, and Ostuni in Queen's Park. Further down on Kilburn Lane there's a busy nightclub and pub called Paradise. Go a little further again and you hit Ladbroke Grove and the famous Portobello Road with its many markets, eateries and bohemian shops to poke around it.

Getting around

The nearest underground (Kensal Green) is a ten minute walk. From there, it's a 10 minute ride to Paddington (which connects to the Heathrow Express) and a 19 minute ride to Oxford Circus in the city centre.
If you're crossing north London on the overground (or going to Gatwick or Luton airports), Kensal Rise station is a five-minute walk.
There's a wide range of buses: the 6 leaves from around the corner and crosses the city to Oxford Circus and the East End (24-hour service). The 187 heads east, to St Johns Wood. The 52 goes south to High Street Kensington, then across to Victoria Station. The 28 also goes south to Westbourne Grove.
Pretty good, really.

Other things to note

Snacks: You're welcome to help yourself to whatever food you find in the fridge.
Coffee: there's a Nespresso machine (no milk frother) and a supply of capsules.
Baby: If you have an infant I can provide a baby cot.

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 2PM

Mostly, I just ask that you respect the space as if it were your own. Make sure you lock the doors properly as you leave, smoking outside on the patio, and no parties, please.
Oh, and please don't flush anything like a wet wipe down the toilet, or there will be terrible consequences :)



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Carbon monoxide detector
Smoke detector
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

4 nights minimum stay

28 Reviews

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Mary User Profile
November 2015
We loved Declan's home and neighborhood. We ate well in a few spots, stopped at the end of our days for drink at our local pub and ran in the neighborhood park. It's a great spot, easy to get around from there. The flat is perfect. Nice big kitchen, everything we needed -- except a good bread knife!
Declan User Profile
Response from Declan:
Point well taken, Mary! Thanks for staying, and glad you enjoyed it.
November 2015

Naresh User Profile
October 2015
This was our first Airbnb venture and it was perfect! Declan's flat was exactly as described and in a great part of London. Easy access to train and tube, so no hassle getting about. The flat was perfect for the 5 five of us. It was neat and clean and had everything we needed for our stay. Comfortable beds and the sofa bed fine, too. The flat was warm and cosy and nice to come back to after a long day out. Unfortunately we never got to meet you, Declan, but thanks for being in touch both before and during our visit. You were very friendly, reassuring and well organised. I would happily recommend staying here and we look forward to doing so again next time we're down in London.

Brian User Profile
October 2015
Had a great comfortable stay the flat as everything you need spacious the garden was amazing and the added bonus of a the drive Declan was very helpful Thankyou

Brian User Profile
October 2015
A truly fantastic apartment, well located and good local amenities. Very easy check-in and met with Declan on our checkout. The apartment had everything we needed and was very clean and comfortable. My first time using Airbnb and would thoroughly recommend Declan's apartment. We only stayed for 2 nights but would be very comfortable for 4 for longer stays. A real find!
Declan User Profile
Response from Declan:
Thanks Brian! Delighted you had a good stay; you're welcome any time.
October 2015

Natesa User Profile
October 2015
Great host! A very nice place! Will recommend it to others.

Anna User Profile
September 2015
Declan's apartment is well located and in an interesting part of London. It's less than 5 minutes walk to transport links and is in easy reach to Notting Hill. My friends and I found the apartment very comfortable and the garden is particularly great and unusual for London. Declan was very helpful leading up to our stay and met me on arrival. Overall, great and would recommend.

Tosin User Profile
August 2015
The apartment was lovely to say the least. I didn't get to stay in the garden because of the weather, but it was pretty to look at! The location is great, near the Main Street and Kensal Rise itself is wonderful. I really enjoyed my stay here, thanks Declan!

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