The Ossington Street Residence

notting hill, london
2 bedroom - 2 bath
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£420 - £672 per night (GBP)
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Perks for the Parents

A chic, scandi-inspired townhouse tucked away down a leafy lane on the border of both Notting Hill and Kensington, with one of London’s best playgrounds on its doorstep. It sleeps 4 + 1. This light-filled, contemporary home is set away from the bustling main streets but is just minutes’ walk to the chic restaurants, cafes and boutiques of trendy Notting Hill. There’s plenty of space for parents and kids to relax and play with open-plan style living areas, and a large, private garden including a lawn, sun deck and alfresco dining terrace. The primary bedroom has a superkingsize bed as well as its own dressing area, workspace and ensuite bathroom providing that extra bit of privacy when needed. The residence’s central location is hard to beat with many of London’s treasures a short walk away including the Diana memorial kids’ playground at Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park and the legendary Portobello Road.

Why Kids Love it

A wonderful city base for kids of all ages, with a garden to play in, a TV lounge for chilled out downtime and some of London’s best family attractions on the doorstep. It’s under a 5-minute walk to Kensington palace and gardens where younger ones will find hours of fun at the Diana Memorial playground with its pirate ship, sandpits and water play. Hyde Park is just beyond with acres of green space, the Serpentine gallery, and a swimming/boating lake. Keep a look out for seasonal events such as the festive winter wonderland with its fair ground and ice rink and an eclectic summer music festival programme. Older kids and teens will also love the buzzing street markets in Portobello and Notting hill, while kids of all ages will find something of interest at the world-famous Natural History, Science and V&A museums of Kensington - a 10-minute car, bus or tube ride away.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 3 nights. Please note that the home is on the lower ground floor and there are stairs to reach the entrance. The property comes with Wifi, a welcome pack, toiletries and cleaning/housekeeping for stays longer than 7 days. The residence does not have air conditioning but fans are provided between June and September. The fireplace in the sitting room is ornamental. The superkingsize bed in the primary bedroom can be set up as twin beds on request. There is also a sofa bed in the sitting room which can be set up to accommodate an additional person. The host’s concierge team can organise a pre-arrival fridge fill, airport transfers, car rental, restaurant bookings etc. prior to your stay, upon request. The host will meet guests at the property upon arrival and help them to get settled. Please kindly note that the lead guest must be at least 25 years old, and a £1,000 hold on a credit or debit card will be secured, and released at the end of the stay post property-check. No smoking, pets, or parties please. Check in 4pm; check out 11am.

About the Location

The residence is set on a small lane just minutes’ walk from Notting Hill Gate, with an excellent range of boutiques, grocery stores, restaurants and cafes within easy reach. Kids and parents are spoilt for choice when it comes to green space with plenty on the doorstep; Kensington Gardens is a 4 minute walk, Hyde Park 10 minutes and Holland Park 17 minutes, with tennis courts, adventure playgrounds, laid back cafes, water play and a lido on offer alongside acres of parkland. The family-friendly museums of South Kensington – including the Natural History and Science exhibits are just 10 minutes by cab or bus, or 30 minutes on foot. Notting Hill Gate tube station, on the district and circle lines, is just 5 minutes’ walk away providing fast, easy access into central London. Heathrow airport is 40 minutes away by car or train.

Accommodation Details

This residence has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms set on 1 floor. There is an entrance hallway which leads through to a spacious open plan living area with a corner sofa/sofa bed, 2 designer chairs, an ornamental fireplace and a TV. Adjoining this is a light filled kitchen/diner with a sleek, modern and fully equipped kitchen and a dining table seating 6, a bench and 4 Eames chairs. Double doors open out from here onto the garden with a patio terrace and dining table seating 4, a lawned area and a sun deck. Towards the front of the residence guests will find the primary bedroom which has a superkingsize bed, a walk-in wardrobe, a desk and a bathroom with a bathtub, overhead shower and underfloor heating. The second bedroom has 2 single beds and an ensuite with a shower and under floor heating.

Style Notes

Retro chic. A light, design-led residence that couples Scandinavian influence with vintage style to create a smart and comfortable city haven. A contemporary glass extension draws in plenty of natural light, while beautiful parquet flooring and a cozy earthy palette set a serene and relaxing tone. Vintage posters compliment mid-century modern furniture, with 4 Eames chairs in the kitchen and iconic red seating in the living room. We love the newly built kitchen with its sleek blue units, metro tiles and classic scandi style. The glass ceiling and doors flood in light alongside views of the pretty garden, creating a real oasis in the center of London.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
SLEEPS 4
1 king
1 sofa bed (single)
2 twin / single
sleeps 4
Florence C.
Member since July 02, 2015
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Notting Hill, London

Movie stars, museums and the market

This pretty, arty and desirable area of West London has characterful streets of Georgian and Victorian houses, the vibrant Portobello Market on a Saturday and easy access to the rest the city. Close to Kensington Garden and Palace, it has Gloucester Road’s blockbuster museums on the doorstep, including the V&A, Natural History Museum and Science Museum. And - tell the kids - it’s also the area that Paddington Bear calls home.