About this listing
Fabulous loft in the heart of Notting Hill, with direct access to a stunning 3 acre communal garden. 1 bedroom and a separate sleeping loft/platform above living room makes this ideal for a couple, or for 2 friends who want separate beds.
Sunny loft conversion on the 3rd floor in a classic white stucco building in the heart of the village-y part of Notting Hill. 1 bedroom, separate sleeping loft with futon (not suitable for small kids or people with mobility issues) There is 1 bathroom, a large open plan living / dining, and separate kitchen. The kitchen has been refurbished since the pictures you see here. The flat is beautifully furnished. With Portobello Market and countless great restaurants, cafes, delis, bookshops and boutiques right on your doorstep. The flat has 10 windows and 3 skylights, so its fantastically sunny, even on a grey day, and because its one of the famous communal gardens (as featured in the movie, Notting Hill) its surprisingly quiet. The best of both worlds - high ceilings, loads of light AND direct access to the garden, from the back of the building. The perfect place for a picnic, reading or enjoying a sundowner at the end of a long day. Great transport links - West End in 10 mins. Ladbroke Grove tube is 5 mins away and Notting Hill tube is 10 mins away. Plus good bus service and nearby Boris bikes if you are feeling energetic! Free wifi. i-pod dock. Nespresso machine (but capsules not provided!) IF THERE IS A SMALL GAP IN MY CALENDAR I WILL CONSIDER A 3 NIGHT BOOKING! OTHERWISE I'M AFRAID 4 NIGHTS IS MY MINIMUM.
Fabulous private communal garden, as featured in the movie "Notting Hill". It runs the length and breadth of the block and is accessed directly out of the back of the building. It can only be used by people who live directly on the garden so is safe and quiet and beautifully planted. A wild and romantic place right in the heart of the city, it is totally magical. Take a picnic down there and lie beneath the trees, or just sit and read a book with a cappuccino from any of the local delicious local cafes, or enjoy a sundowner as the garden is a real sun trap.
Interaction with Guests
I will meet you on arrival and am always available via email, text or phone if you need help or advice. But basically the flat is yours to enjoy.
Wow, where to begin? Loads of great restaurants, cafes, delis, boutiques, the world famous Portobello Market is literally about a 1 minute walk away. The lesser known Golborne Road Market (which intersects at the top of Portobello and is about a 10 minute walk up Portobello Road) is also really fun to wander around. Its a Portuguese and Morroccan neighbourhood and has a really authentic vibe. I've made a book of my favourite things to do in the neighbourhood and beyond - favourite places for breakfast, for dinner, favourite markets, favourite places to shop etc and that is in the flat for you to be inspired by!
Super well located. A bus stop opposite that serves the West End and some other useful destinations. Ladbroke Grove tube is 5 mins walk away and Notting Hill Gate tube is about 10 mins walk away. Boris Bikes are located in the next street over (Blenheim Crescent) and Gatwick, Stansted and Heathrow Airports are all easy to reach by public transport.
Other Things to Note
A 3 NIGHT STAY MIGHT BE POSSIBLE if it fits into a short gap in my calendar!
Free wifi. i-pod dock. Nespresso machine (but capsules not provided!)
Please take good care of my flat as I love it and its filled with beautiful things! Please don't betray my trust.
Check in is at or after 3.00pm on day of arrival, and check out is by 10.00am on day of departure. If I can be flexible with these times I will be, but it depends a lot on what other bookings I have.
Lucy's apartment is the place to be in London. It's perfect for a single or a couple even with a child. The tourists visit Notting Hill in the morning for the market but you could enjoy the restaurants, markets and creative boutiques the rest of the time. This is a vibrant atmosphere 24/7. There is always an event when you look around.
The apartment is perfect and designed with taste (I like the Eames' chairs). The private garden is quiet and perfect to relax with a cup of tea.
There are many buses to reach in 30 minutes most of the places in London.
Our stay at this Notting Hill gem was absolutely perfect! The apartment is beautifully decorated and right around the corner from Portobello Road, cafés, restaurants, and shops. There is a bus stop across the street from the building and two tube stations within a 10 minute walk. The private garden was magical.
Lucy was very kind and even let us check in early and accommodated our shift in schedule when our flight was delayed.
Lucy is a wonderful host - we really appreciated easy access to the property and a personal greeting and briefing on site, as well as the comprehensive compendium of local markets, restaurants and things to do. As promised, the apartment is filled with airy light, charm, character and a calm, quiet, relaxing vibe. Bus transport is literally at the front door and the Tube is only a short walk away through the quirky Portobello Road Markets - making day trips so easy ... and the shared gardens are an oasis to retreat to.
Thank you so much Lucy for having such an amazing place! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would be happy to stay again next time we're in London. The location cannot be beaten and the flat itself is truly lovely. Thanks again Lucy!
Yes the experience was greatl. I lived in Ladbroke Square many years ago and being in the neighbourhood again after 20 years was so interesting. We loved the flat and the experience of being at that location.
The flat forums was lovely and very easy to live in for 10 days.
We had a fantastic holiday at Lucy' flat. Lucy was a great host, she responded us very quickly and answered all questions we had. The flat is in the good location which is convenient to many restaurants and supermarkets. The flat is bright, cleaned and comfortable. Highly recommend to stay here.
Let me start by saying, selfishly, I want to keep this place a secret so that it is always available to me. ;-) Lucy's flat was absolutely charming, and the location was perfect! Notting Hill is so lovely and everything you need is within walking distance. If you decide to venture out, the tube and bus are just a few convenient steps away. The flat is really ideal for a couple or single person. (just note if you are two people (not couple) that the extra bed in the loft is not very comfortable or easily accessible, and the morning light shines in very early in the summertime- so my friend and I shared the master). We explored many of Lucy's restaurant suggestions, which were very helpful and did not disappoint. (Our favorite was Durbar- Indian Cusine- yum!) We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, Lucy was an excellent host, and I hope to come back and stay here again.