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o In one of London’s most sought-after neighbourhoods
o Within walking distance of many sites
o Managed with the attentiveness of a 5-star hotel
o Gorgeous interior design
o Renovated to a high standard
o Modern, well-appointed kitchen & bathrooms
o Gorgeous garden view
o 2 bedrooms plus living room sofa bed makes it perfect families or friends
A world of romance and polished civility awaits at Austen, a gorgeous vacation rental in the heart of Kensington where refined living meets an inviting literary style. This flat is inspired by the classics, a fact that is evident from the sophisticated décor, to the collection of books that introduce newcomers to London's vast and varied attractions. Outside, the communal garden would do Miss Jane Austen proud, with an assortment of secluded benches, brightly colored phlox and other flowers, and quiet natural green alcoves, perfect for secret romantic interludes.
The flat itself is perfectly accommodating, and is well-appointed with amenities that are sure to delight modern vacationers. The living area doubles as a cosy additional sleeping space, with a sofa that can easily be transformed into two singles or a full double bed. A collection of family movies and London-centric books line the bookshelves, and the nearby dining nook is a perfect spot to soak up the lush park views while enjoying a home-cooked meal. The well-appointed kitchen is filled with good sense and sensibility, with everything you could need to create a wonderful meal, and clever cabinets that keep the refrigerator with freezer, dishwasher, and even the washer & dryer combo discreetly hidden.
There are two bedrooms in Austen, including a cheerful bedroom with a built-in wardrobe and two single beds, as well as a master bedroom with an indulgent king bed and private bathroom. Both bedrooms are quiet retreats, outfitted with TVs and DVD players, and sunny windows to overlook the posh Kensington city streets below (noise-sensitive guests should expect a mostly gentle rumbling of night time traffic) .
With classic décor that pays homage to the literary greats, and a fantastic location that makes it easy to embark on a historical adventure all your own, the Austen is the perfect launching point to compose your own legendary London story.
The local neighbourhood is steeped in style, and while the Austen is located on a small residential street, it's just a few blocks away from a host of prestigious pubs, restaurants, shops and attractions. The illustrious Kensington Palace and Gardens, and neighbouring Hyde Park, are located just a 5-10 minute stroll away, as are a collection of top London shops and boutiques along the stylish High Street Kensington. Austen guests will also enjoy easy access to the world famous Portobello Road Market, a treasure-hunter's paradise in Notting Hill, as well as iconic sites including Buckingham Palace, Victoria & Albert Museum, the Museum of Natural History and virtually all of London's most beloved icons.
The apartment is located on the 2nd floor (3rd floor American) and there is no elevator. There are 5 steps to the front door of the building. There are 3 small flights of stairs (22, 11 and 11 steps).Get the full listing »