Close to upmarket Kensington and bohemian Notting Hill is the charming area of Brook Green. Known for its village atmosphere, period architecture and excellent transport links (Hammersmith, Goldhawk Road and Shepherds Bush stations are all within walking distance), this pocket of West London suits families, business travellers and those craving a quieter neighbourhood. Yet it's still close to excellent restaurants, cosy gastropubs, green spaces and plenty of shopping, with Westfield London (fifteen-minute stroll), Kensington High Street (twenty-minute walk) and Holland Park (thirty minutes on foot) all just a stone's throw away. This bright apartment in a picturesque mansion is the perfect place to rest your feet and recharge after a long day exploring. The fully-stocked kitchen has everything you'll need to rustle up a meal, while the cosy living area has a comfortable sofa, Freeview channels and DVD player for chilled nights at home. There's also a desk if you need to do some remote working, though we'd probably get distracted watching the world pass by outside the window. But our favourite feature is the sumptuous rolltop bath. We can't think of a better way to end the day than with a glass of wine, a good book and a relaxing soak. Pure bliss.
Home truths: *Up to two guests can sleep on the sofa bed in the living room – it's suited for either two kids or one adult
*This is a residential mansion block with a shared entrance – the other residents are mostly professionals who work long hours, so please keep noise to a minimum, especially during weeknights
*The hosts employ on-call housekeepers as well as a handyman if needed
*The hosts will also most likely be there to check you in, and they ask that you keep them informed of any changes to your schedule
*Paid parking is available, but we don't think you'll need a car – Goldhawk Road Station is just a two-minute walk away and Shepherds Bush station is five minutes on foot, so you're well connected
Business trip,Romantic getaway,A solo holiday,Long stays,Family holiday,Self Catering,Short Stay,Kid friendly (1-12 years),Infant friendly (under 12 months old),Remote Working
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