The Wrentham Avenue Residence

queen's park & kensal rise, london
5 bedroom - 4 bath
(2 reviews)
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£767 per night (GBP)
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Perks for the Parents

This colorful family home in Queen's Park has perks for all the family, from an architect-designed kitchen for parents to a music room and trampoline for kids. Set up with plenty of space to play and relax, not least in the glass kitchen extension, full of toys and games, the house is a riot of color and creativity with plenty to look at everywhere you go. The garden has a patio with bench-style designer table for outdoor eating; you can also watch the kids play in the garden from the kitchen area. There is a self-contained attic room with bath/shower and toilet, ideal for a nanny or au pair. There is so much to do nearby, from the fabulous green spaces of Kew Gardens and Hampstead Heath to Dalston and the Olympic Park in the east. You can reach Harry Potter World by catching the Overground to Watford Junction direct from Kensal Rise; the overground has numerous connections to Central London, and you can still walk to Queen’s Park Tube, on the Bakerloo Line, in 15 minutes.

Why Kids Love it

The house is really well set up for children, with bags of personality and plenty of things to play with. The hosts provide toys and support creativity with plenty of art materials and paints, as well as LOL Dolls, Lego and a craft cupboard. There is a full drum kit and keyboard in a bespoke garden cabin at the end of the garden which is the perfect retreat for budding musicians or for older children to hang out and play PlayStation or watch TV. There is a huge trampoline in the garden, ideal for summer; in the winter cosying up for a family movie with hot chocolate in front of a real roaring file after a long walk in Kew Gardens or Hampstead Heath is great fun. The huge living area has plenty of room for wheeled toys and learning to skateboard. All the kids bedrooms have a toilet nearby. If it's raining, there are plenty of books, family board games and a Playstation. The amazing Queen's Park Farmers Market is held every Sunday morning from 10am-2pm at Salisbury primary school and is fun to visit. Both Kensal Rise and Queen’s Park both have high streets where you will find lovely child-friendly shops, cafés, restaurants and pubs.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 7 days. The property is very secure with a locked side entrance, house alarm and high fence around the garden at the back. There are child safety locks on all the windows and the property is fitted with smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. The property is semi-detached and has side access which is perfect for storing bikes and scooters. The house includes Sky TV in the downstairs lounge, master bedroom and attic room, WiFi throughout and a large Apple Mac in the downstairs family room for guest use. The garden is maintained by a gardener and the hosts can arrange for cleaning and babysitting on request. The host family have 3 fluffy bunnies should guests want a holiday pet to look after and feed.

About the Location

The residence is in the leafy West London area of Kensal Rise/Queens Park, a 5-minute drive to Notting Hill and the Portobello Road. It is a family-friendly area with great kids facilities including stunning Queen's Park, a 5-minute walk away, which has a huge playground, pool (in summer months), outdoor theatre (in summer months), café, mini golf course, woodland trail, table tennis and tennis courts as well as a petting zoo. Tiverton Green is at the end of the road which has a playground, climbing wall and bike and scooter track. The house is a 2-minute walk from Kensal Rise overground station - travel to West Hampstead and then take the Jubilee line for the quickest route into central London. Heathrow is the nearest airport, 40 minutes’ drive away.

Accommodation Details

This 5-bedroom family home is set over 4 split-level floors with a lounge and kitchen on the ground floor. Upstairs on the first floor, there's a children's room with toys and a kingsize bed. There's also a family bathroom here. Upstairs again, you'll find the primary bedroom, with a kingsize bed and ensuite shower bathroom. On the next level there are 2 more bedrooms, 1 children's with a single beds and 1 spare room that is used by the hosts for storage. The top floor includes a kingsize bedroom plus bathroom with bath, shower and toilet. There are 3 additional single floor mattresses which can be added to certain rooms to accommodate extra guests. Outside space includes off-street parking for 2 cars and a huge 100ft garden with a large trampoline and an outdoor fire to toast marshmallows. The final bedroom is located in a converted cabin at the bottom of the garden - a fully furnished area with a WC and sink, Smart TV, heating and a super kingsize bed that looks directly over the railway line.

Style Notes

Kaleidoscope of color. This unique and colorful home has been lovingly filled with contemporary and vintage pieces and has plenty to admire. Owned by a costume designer and stylist, it has rare and interesting old and new pieces from around the world. Brightly-colored walls, a bright blue piano and patterned throw pillows add to the riot of fun and color. The leafy garden provides a lovely shaded place to play in summer, ideal in central London, while bedrooms are bright and airy.

  • 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
4 king
4 twin / single
sleeps 1
1 baby crib
Sophie M.
Member since May 06, 2017
We are a colourful family of 5 with passions including eating, travelling, music and the arts. We love the desert, the jungle and the mountains and love getting stuck into the 'real' world. We joined Kid and Coe as a great way to meet like minded families.

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.

2 reviews

Daci P.
Visited in August 2022
Sophie's home was such a dream! Eight people (4 separate families) stayed with ample privacy and it was so nice to have the garden and kitchen as a space to gather. Every detail in this home in thoughtful and beautiful, but not fussy so it feels easy to make yourself at home. The neighborhood is adorable and so convenient — public transportation, groceries, great coffee and restaurants, and a gorgeous park are just down the street.
Cara H.
Visited in July 2022
Wrentham Avenue is incredible! We stayed there for a week and a half with our three girls (11, 9, 6) and had a blast. The house has every ammenity you could ever want to keep your kids busy. The location is fabulous for both its proximity to great places to eat and loads of kid friendly activities but also for how easy it is to get to all of the wonderful things to see in London - great tube/overground/bus access just steps away. Our hosts left us with a wealth of informtaion and were more than willing to answer any questions that popped up. We also had a lovely local contact to help with anything that cropped up during our stay. Last, but certainly not least, we absolutely adored the incredible decor of the house. The vibrant colors and ecclectic collection of artwork around the house felt like we were living in a private museum. We are so grateful that we were able to spend our time in London at the Wrentham Avenue Residence, we (both parents and kids) will be singing its praises for years to come. The only downside is that it set the bar so high for the kiddos that it will be hard for us to top it in our future travels!