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.
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).
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 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.
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.
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.
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