Light & spacious family house, Kensal Rise, London


Entire townhouse hosted by Amanda

  1. 12 guests
  2. 5 bedrooms
  3. 6 beds
  4. 3.5 baths
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Our large, much-loved family home can sleep up to 12, plus travel cot and is perfect for a couple of families or a group of mature friends. You'll find us in trendy Kensal Rise, where you'll find plenty of great shops, restaurants and bars plus a large child-friendly park. All this and just a 20 minute tube ride to central London!

The space
We have a large, stylish, light and airy house in Kensal Rise, close to Queens Park in North West London, which is a laidback, urban area and a 20 minute tube journey from Queens Park station to the city centre. We have five bedrooms - one room has a superking bed, three have kingsize beds, the smallest bedroom has a double and the attic bedroom has a sofa bed for two extra guests. We can also offer a travel cot.

There are three bathrooms - a family bathroom on the first floor with bath and walk in shower, a shower room on the second floor with walk in shower, sink and WC, which is next to the pink bedroom and another bathroom on the attic floor with bath and walk in shower.

On the ground floor there is a large open-plan sitting room with TV, board games, plenty of seating for hanging out and a large kitchen/diner with a sofa to hang out. The kitchen is well equipped (we are both keen cooks) and opens out on to a sunny terrace - it's a great place for breakfast and lunch on warm sunny days - and a long, leafy garden with lots of lovely plants and flowers.

There are whitewashed wooden floors throughout the house and original fireplaces in most of the rooms. We have a friendly cleaner, who can come once a week or more if required. Our house is a chilled out and relaxed place to hang out - although please note it's a home and not a hotel and a little bashed up in places! - and is best for a couple of families or a group of friends.

Centrally located and just two miles from the centre of London, Kensal Rise is close to the buzzing markets of Portobello and Notting Hill and a stroll away from lots of local coffee shops, bars, restaurants and shops in Kensal Rise and Queens Park.

We have a lovely local cinema called the Lexi, which features arty and mainstream films where you can enjoy a drink while watching the latest releases. In the summertime there are also open air movies shown in Queens Park.

There is a train station less than a five minutes walk from the house that goes from East to West London so from the attractions of Stratford in the East (which includes the Olympic stadium and Westfield East) to leafy Richmond in the West. We are 10 minutes walk across a pretty park to Queen's Park station on the Bakerloo line which is a 20 minute journey to Oxford Street where you'll find lots of great shopping, restaurants, fun nightlife and theatre. There is on street parking (we can provide parking permits for a small extra cost) and tubes and trains run until midnight. There are also buses and night buses running into the centre of the city.

Tesco on Chamberlayne Road in Kensal Rise for all basics
Brooks Brothers, Chamberlayne Road, organic meat, good fish selection, fresh bread, lots of lovely deli items
Rise & Vine, Chamberlayne Road, for a great selection of wine and beer
Sainsbury's, Ladbroke Grove, best place to head there if you are planning a major shopping expedition
Sainsbury's Local, Salusbury Road, Queens Park, a smaller version of the above but it's pretty well stocked and you should find most things you need
Co-op, Salusbury Road, another good local supermarket
M&S Food Hall, Salisbury Road, Queens Park, well stocked on deli items, meat, fish, and most groceries that you'll need.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed
Bedroom 3
1 king bed

What this place offers

TV with standard cable
Patio or balcony
Private backyard – Fully fenced
Indoor fireplace
Luggage dropoff allowed
Pack ’n play/Travel crib

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Where you’ll be

London, United Kingdom

Kensal Rise/Queens Park, a twenty minute tube journey to the centre of the city, is a fun and lively part of London with lots of restaurants and bars, great cafes, two parks and even a boutique cinema.

Hosted by Amanda

  1. Joined in July 2012
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I'm an interiors journalist and live in London with my husband Ben, who is also a writer, and our two grown up children Florence and Ollie.

During your stay

We are always available by phone and usually not too far away when guests are staying. If we happen to be away we'll arrange for a trusted friend to meet you with the keys and show you around the house.

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $1348

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