The All Souls Residence

queen's park & kensal rise, london
4 bedroom - 2 bath
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$997 per night (USD)
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Perks for the Parents

A seriously stylish Victorian residence artfully designed by a renowned interiors stylist, with a cute patio garden and all the perks of vibrant Kensal Green on the doorstep. It sleeps 5 + 1. Chic and contemporary, this imaginative home blends cosmopolitan glamour with a relaxed country vibe to create the perfect family base. Lived in by a family with 2 small children, the house has been creatively tailored with plenty of sociable spaces to gather together in, and numerous hideaways in which to enjoy some peace. There’s a kids’ playroom stocked full of toys along with a TV snug area, so parents can claim the elegant downstairs living room for themselves with its own large TV, and a wood burner for cozy nights in. The spacious primary bedroom is on a separate floor from the kids’ and comes with a kingsize bed, sofa seating and a luxurious ensuite with a bathtub. The local area has some lovely coffee shops and restaurants, many offering excellent takeaway options. Refined Maida Vale and vibrant Notting Hill - with its famous Portobello Road market - are a 10 minute drive. Kensal Green tube station is a short walk from the residence bringing Oxford Circus, Hyde Park, Hampstead, and the Kensington museums within easy reach.

Why Kids Love it

Every room in this residence is full of color and fun, and the kids’ bedrooms are no exception. Little ones will love the built-in bed with joyous designer wallpaper and a library at its foot. The family bathroom has playful checkboard tiling and a vintage style roll top bath ideal for pre-bedtime splash abouts. For laid back days in, there’s a playroom full of toys, a TV snug with Netflix, Prime and Sky, and plenty of places to hang out in, including the open plan kitchen with its floating bar stools and inbuilt window seating. The cute patio garden provides extra play space during the warmer months alongside alfresco dining. For active little ones, there are 2 parks with playgrounds a short walk away, as well as soft play options in Kensal Town, ideal for letting the kids burn off some energy before heading into the city. Older kids and teens will 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, just a short hop away on the tube. The hosts provide a crib, 2 highchairs, a changing table, kids’ dinnerware and stairgates for additional ease.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 7 nights. There is a bespoke child gate in the first floor playroom so the kids can play safely and are kept away from the stairs. Fire guards are provided for the working wood burner, though younger ones should be supervised around it when in use. There’s a large desk space downstairs for guests needing to work. The residence has a good WiFi connection, and a washer/dryer for added convenience.

About the Location

The residence is located on a residential street between Kensal Green and Kensal Rise, with its own village hub including coffee shops, grocery stores, an Italian restaurant and a pub a short walk away. There are 2 parks on the doorstep, both with playgrounds, as well as tennis courts just 5 minutes from the house. The closest tube station is Kensal Green on the Bakerloo line, a 10-minute walk away with fast access to Maida Vale, Regents Park (with London Zoo and the open-air theater), as well as the Kensington museums and the Diana memorial playground. Notting Hill and Portobello are 10 minutes by car or a 35-minute walk. For some local culture, The Kiln in Kilburn is a well-regarded theater and cinema venue, just 10 minutes’ drive away. The nearest international airport is Heathrow, 45 minutes by car.

Accommodation Details

This residence has 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, set over 3 floors. The downstairs comprises of a large open plan kitchen, fully stocked with everything a guest would expect as well as a double oven, foldaway bar seating and a walk-in larder/utility room. On the other side of the room is a large bay window with a dining table and built-in banquette comfortably seating 10. The living area is cozy yet elegant with a library/display shelving and garden access on one side, plus a period fireplace with sofa, armchair and chaise longue on the other. There’s a WC on this floor for added convenience. Upstairs on the first floor is the roomy primary bedroom suite, complete with kingsize bed, sofa, and a luxurious ensuite bathroom with a bathtub and a separate shower. The pretty second bedroom is also on this floor and comes with a queensize bed. There's also a cleverly configured TV snug and a kids’ playroom with an in-built gate safely separating it from the stairs. The second floor has 2 kids’ bedrooms – 1 with a built-in bed, and the other with a crib. There’s a shared bathroom with a roll-top bathtub, and a shower. The residence has a private, west-facing garden accessed from the ground floor with a patio and a dining table seating 6.

Style Notes

Neo-traditional. This beauty of a Victorian house has been imaginatively, and boldly, re-designed with elegant and thoughtful detailing throughout. Deservedly featured in home style magazines, its artful renovation included the addition of bespoke joinery and furniture, hand picked art, vintage treasures and a sprinkling of creative re-configuration. Traditional features have been reinterpreted with a sense of playfulness and fun to create a joyous and inviting space. From the bold chequerboard tiling in the bathroom and kitchen to the bright floral textiles, patterned wallpapers, wall art and lighting, offset by a largely neutral wall palette and oak herringbone floors. Keep a look out for scallop shaped detailing (incorporated into splash backs and lampshades) which the designer is famous for. We love the kitchen which offers up many surprises - from the antique brass handles reclaimed from an old ship to the walk in-pantry, fold away bar stools and the luxurious banquette built in to the bay window, providing the ideal place to enjoy a relaxed morning coffee or leisurely breakfast.

  • 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
1 king
1 queen
1 toddler bed
sleeps 2
1 baby crib
1 travel crib
Tom C.
Member since October 24, 2023

Queen's Park & Kensal Rise, London

Classy streets and independent shops

Set beside a 12-hectare park of the same name, Queens Park in northwest London is known for its lovely high street, leafy streets and independent shops, just like its neighbor, Kensal Rise, which is linked by family-friendly residential streets. The journey into the city is easy - just 20 minutes by Tube - but you'll find lively eateries, cozy pubs and community events on your doorstep.