Caithness Road

Notting Hill & Holland Park

 

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A trendy yet tranquil part of town, you’ve landed in leafy Brook green with a handful of traditional and friendly local Gastropubs, cafes and delicatessens sprinkled all around you. This area of West Kensington has many a jewel in its crown, but unlike nearby Notting Hill and Holland Park, it keeps its cards closer to its chest; rewarding only those few in the know with its charm and warmth. Caithness Road is a peaceful London getaway with all the trimmings, a warm and welcoming home in a great neighbourhood, easy access to central London and the West End and your own private terrace to boot. You may just have stumbled upon one of the most enchanting London dwellings.

Living & Eating
This smart two-bedroom flat has recently been renovated and now awaits as an idyllic contemporary London dwelling. Step off the peaceful street to find your City sanctuary where crisp white walls are offset by rich wooden flooring stretching the length and breadth of the open plan living area. There’s a sofa to sink into that sits in front of large windows, so the room is luminous with natural light.  A collection of lamps add atmosphere, and a built in shelf hosts a small assortment of good reads. The kitchen fits seamlessly in the open plan area, and is stylishly finished in moss green cabinets with all the appliances you would expect. There is also fold up dining table and chairs to seat 3 diners. 

Bedrooms & Bathrooms
Find a master bedroom complete with a double bed (4ft 6" wide), pretty bay window and shutters. A soft carpet under foot will delight tired feet, wearied from exploring London’s many attractions. The second bedroom has a single bed, a soft rug and access to a private balcony. Idyllic. An additional two guests can also be accommodated, as the sofa in the sitting room becomes a double sofa bed (4ft 6" wide). 

Access & Suitability
This property is located on the ground floor, however there are steps leading up to the front door. This home is perfect for couples, families and also anyone wishing to travel with their pets. 

Neighbourhood
The location of this London base is undoubtedly a huge draw. Located an easy 5 minute walk from Hammersmith and Kensington Olympia stations the rest of London is within easy reach. Knightsbridge, the West End and Hyde Park are all within half an hour of you. But don’t forget your immediate vicinity has plenty to offer, with all the local amenities you need around the corner such as ATMs, groceries and local restaurants.

Even though you are in a peaceful, residential area, any foodie will be delighted with their landing place. Betty Blythe is a quaint vintage tearoom within striking distance, and well worth a visit by any who is seeking a traditional English tea. You have a spoiling number of pubs right on your doorstep. The Bird in the Hand is a superb Italian restaurant tucked away inside an old corner pub, while those after a local Gastro pub will head to the Havelock Tavern. Whatever you are craving for, you will find it here.

You’re also strolling distance from the Hammersmith Apollo and the iconic Olympia exhibition centre. Walking on will lead you to the lavish and romantic Holland Park, where the stunning grounds of a Jacobean mansion remained until the 19th century. Holland Park is itself an enormous (54-acre) wooded wildlife park built around the ruins of Holland House. The House was bombed in 1940 during the Blitz, but today hosts the summertime opera outfit, Opera Holland Park. Today the woodland remains and offers a haven of natural wonders. Wild ponds, pavilions, grassy knolls and playing fields are open for all to explore and enjoy. The park itself is edged by some of the finest real estate in London. Surely one of London’s most elegant and peaceful districts. The lavish Belvedere Restaurant occupies what was once the ballroom in Holland House. In the summer the grounds are ripe with activity, you will find open-air theatres, peacocks and temporary exhibitions.

Venture slightly further and you will find yourself in Notting Hill with its colourful houses and even more vibrant Portobello Road market.

Stroll in the other direction and you will soon arrive at High Street Kensington, where you will find Wholefoods, the UKs first organic superstore, shops galore and a variety of stunning parks - our favorite is Kensington Rooftop Gardens that grows at one hundred feet in the air. Don’t forget to say hello to the resident flamingos - Bill, Ben, Splosh and Pecks! 

  • Nearest tube station (Kensington Olympia): 5 min (walk).

  • Westminster (for Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square): 20 mins (tube).

  • West End (for The Theatre District, Covent Garden, Leicester Square): 20 mins (tube). 

  • South Kensington (for the V&A, Science and Natural History museums): 10 mins (tube)


    You can plan your tube journeys using Transport For London.

Booking Conditions
We politely ask guests to note the following:

  • Minimum length of stay: 5 nights
  • Maximum party size: 5
  • Lead guest must be 30 or older
  • Strictly no smoking

 


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To find out about the availability of this property, please contact us.

Telephone: 44 20 7349 7016
Fax: +44 20 7681 2823

Email:

For enquiries: reservations@ivylettings.com
For everything else: info@ivylettings.com

Postal Address:

Worlds End Studios,
132-134 Lots Road,
London
SW10 0RJ

Our offices are open 9am - 6pm Monday to Friday, excluding national holidays.

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Notting Hill & Holland Park - Local area

Notting Hill & Holland Park local area image

West London’s Notting Hill has a personality as confused as the wares on display at its Portobello Market. On the one hand, the area once famed for its genteel sensibility, as the rows of Georgian townhouses and fashionable Westbourne Grove attest.

On the other hand...

On the other hand, it plays host to an enticing alternative culture, as well as a lively Caribbean diaspora, whose annual Carnival throngs with upwards of a million Londoners, all seeking the festival’s colourful floats and flavours. The event demonstrates that Notting Hill commands a rich variety beyond its portrayal in the 1999 Grant/Roberts picture.

Holland Park...

Holland Park is itself an enormous (54-acre) wooded wildlife park built around the ruins of Holland House. The House was bombed in 1940 during the Blitz, but today hosts the summertime opera outfit, Opera Holland Park. The park itself is edged by some of the finest real estate in London.


Portobello Market
Westbourne Grove
Notting Hill Carnival
Holland House
Opera Holland Park

Guestbook

We stayed 6 nights at Caithness Road and it was fantastic to unpack our gear, wash some clothes and spread out after 10 nights around Germany. A leisurely walk through Brook Green to Tescos, Hammersmith Station and town centre, and a 50 metre walk to a pub and 3 cafes - what more could you ask for. Beds were comfy (I wouldn't recommend the sofa bed though) and the kitchen and bathroom well appointed. Ivy Lettings were great to deal with and we would do it all again given the chance.

We stayed here for one week in Sept. 2013. Without knowing it, I had booked the perfect location for tube travel to the sites we wanted to see. The Hammersmith tube station is a 5 minute walk, and from there you can get to most of the major sites without switching lines. The flat was immaculate & had all the essentials. The neighborhood safe & picturesque. Five pubs within a 5 minute walk! We would definitely stay here again.

A homely place where we had a wonderful time. It is modern and comfortable and just perfect for transport into the centre of London. Highly recommended. Will stay again!

A comfortable flat for our holiday to London, with 2 separate bedrooms for my husband, son and I. The home makes good use of space and has everything we needed for our stay. Hammersmith and Kensington were both within walking distance and the local amenities were sufficient.