About this listing
Queens Park underground train (zone 2, 5 mins walk from the flat) goes straight to Paddington (4 stops), and Oxford Circus (9 stops). Fantastic range of boutique shops, cafes, bars and restaurants plus a beautiful park just 2 minutes away.
Our flat has some lovely old furniture and original paintings and prints, a large spacious, well equipped kitchen/dining room and a large separate sitting room, fast Wi-fi, 40in Sony Bravia TV & DVD & Sony hi-fi. It's on the top (2nd) floor of a 19th Century house and is very light with Windows on three sides. It also has a sunny private garden on the ground floor.
Brondesbury Park, the tube in the opposite direction, is great for East-West journeys to visit the Olympic park area or to Hampstead Heath, Richmond or Kew Gardens.
Queens Park is popular with media people - the BBC is nearby and has quite a few celebs too. You may run into Thandie Newton walking her dog in the park. Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter films) is also a local resident.
The bedrooms are arranged as follows: Bedroom 1 (kingsized ziplink bed that also splits into 2 singles, Bedroom 2 double bed, Bedroom 3 bunk beds (6ft long and big enough to accommodate most adults. However there is also a king-sized sofa bed in the sitting room. So a party of 3 couples, for example, can have 3 doubles and use bedroom 3 as a dressing room.
The excellent of cafes, shops and restaurants within a couple of minutes walk of the house include Jacks (a great diner-style bistro, Hugos, the Salusbury Tavern gastropub, Gails Artisan bakery and Penks Restaurant, probably the best in the area.
Sushi Say Japanese restaurant is about 15 minutes walk and is so good (and such good value) that people travel right across London to go there. Or there's a great traditional Fish & Chip shop just opposite Queens Park tube station.
There is a Sainsburys local supermarket less than 100 metres from the flat selling everything you need for a short stay: fresh bread, beer, wine, ready-meals, meats, fruit etc. And every Sunday morning there is a very popular Farmers Market 150 metres from the flat selling organic and local produce.
Queens Park itself is 2 minutes walk. The Queens Park Rangers football team, now in the Premier League, played here in the early days. It's still great for kicking a football around or jogging, but it also has tennis courts, a pétanque area, pitch and putt golf, an excellent cafe with outside tables, a playground for children under 12, a paddling pool, a huge sandpit area for toddlers and a children's animal zoo.
Portobello Road in Notting Hill with its excellent shops, market and cafes is also walking distance.
nb Price includes bed linen, towels & cleaning at the end of your stay. Flat is always let exclusively with sole occupancy for renters.
Full access to the whole flat
Interaction with Guests
Available by email and on the phone. We use a key safe system so you can arrive at any time.
Lived round here for over 20 years. Great atmosphere, lots of cafes, shops and restaurants plus a beautiful park but not full of tourists like some central areas. Very near the tube (where many trains finish so you almost always get a seat!)
Yes Queens Park flat is 5 minutes walk (Zone 2 direct to Paddington, Bakers Street and Picadilly Circus). All five London airports less than an hour from the flat.
1. No smoking & no pets although you can smoke in the private garden area.
2. We normally only let to families or groups of adults over 21. There are two other residential flats in the building so we do ask guests to be considerate.
3. Queens Park is a very safe area of London but as in any big city it is important never to leave doors and gates open if unattended.
4. We use a key-safe system so arrival and departure times are flexible.
5. Parking vouchers are available for £5 per day.
6. Dryer is a drying rack that's provided in the flat. There is a laundrette with an electric tumble dryer 150m from the flat.
We will try to accommodate early check and late check out where possible. Worst case is that new arrivals can leave bags at the flat after 10.00AM. However we do reserve the right to charge for late departures as we have to pay our cleaners to wait.
The cleaning fee includes cleaning at the end of the stay, gas, electricity and all linen (sheets, towels, tea towels)
We do accept 2 night bookings but normally at the 3 night price.
sehr geräumig und sauber. wir haben uns als Familie sehr wohl gefühlt. feine lage.
The flat was completely perfect. Great neighbourhood with lots of nice Pubs and restaurants. Queens Park nearby is also very beatuiful especially as we were travelling with our 7yr old daughter. The appartment itself was also very nice and spacious enough for 6 people. Would definetely come back.
I did not personally stay after having made the reservation due to a medical situation, but my friend Georgia did - so these are her comments:
"The good things: location was great as we were within about 10 minutes of the Queen's Park Underground, a park nearby, and a safe walking neighborhood. Directions for check-in were spot on.
The not-so-good things: I had tried to confirm with Ben that all was good with no change in codes but he never returned my email. When the washer was filled with dirty water, he got someone there 3 days later, and it would have been nice to have it fixed sooner.
The flat was old, so it really needed a new coat of paint as there were lots of stained walls. I'm not sure how clean the carpets were. There were mice droppings on top of the washing machine, and things felt grungy. Also, for me, the furniture was uncomfortable, so I sat in the kitchen a lot."
I am very disappointed to get such an incredibly negative review. We got the washing machine fixed as quickly as possible, as the 3 days mentioned fell over a weekend. I did reply to confirm the codes had not changed but the message was not received apparently. The washing machine is fully integrated so unless it is removed to be repaired there is not way of seeing any mouse droppings. Our cleaners are very good & most people find the sofas very comfortable.
Nous n'avons pas rencontré Ben Tisdall car nous avons récupéré les clés par un système coffre et de code. L'appartement est très propre, agréable, ensoleillé, calme sur trois de ses 4 côtés (le côté le moins calme est en fait très peu bruyant, juste un peu de circulation automobile à certaines heures). Quartier sympathique, avec des commerces, tout près. Le métro à 5-10mn à pied dessert deux lignes.
Bref une adresse que je recommande sans réserve.
Everything was as expected and we really enjoyed our stay in London. Really close to all the services and the undergroung. Highly recommended.
Wir hatten eine wunderbare Woche in diesem schönen Appartment.
Queens Park ist ein interessanter und ruhiger Stadtteil von London und wir haben uns nach dem täglichen Touristmainstream auf unsere
Salusbury Road und unser Flat gefreut. Wir haben alles so schön angetroffen, wie es in den Angaben beschrieben wurde. Vielen Dank.
Beautiful apartment in a lovely neighbourhood. The flat was clean and as described. It's close to groceries and an underground station to get to the city center. We didn't need to contact Ben at all. Everything was perfectly explained before our arrival. We can really recommend this place. Thank you a lot for hosting us!
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About the Host, Ben
Director of a holiday cottage agency called West Country Lets in Devon. We specialise in hand-picked cottages and apartments in the South Hams and Devon areas.
I moved out of London in summer 2010 to Devon. Married with two teenage sons and in my spare time into cycling (on and off road), trail running. skiing and the occasional triathlon.
In the past I worked as a journalist & magazine publisher but more recently have run my own companies: a dating company, a travel company and now my agency.
I'm happy with lots of styles of travelling. I have particularly fond memories of cycle camping around Europe. But a bit of luxury can be good too.