Tucked away in a nifty little corner of the affluent borough of Kensington, Campden Hill Road is a three bedroom, two bathroom family home.
Bright, practical, and a bit of a giggle, whether you’re stumbling your way through Chopsticks on the art noveau piano, or splashing around in the tub, this is a home where both inner and outer children can relax and run free.
Our hosts are a husband and wife who put the fun into functional; she’s a dancer-turned lawyer, he’s an entrepreneur. Their home is first and foremost a place for their kids, but, for this pair, practical does not equate to bland. Colourful to the point of riot, Campden Hill Road brims full of lively touches; smiley artwork, funky furniture and a book and DVD library that ranges from Wagner to Dawkins. Here’s a house that caters for every member of the family.
The true master of Campden Hill Road is the moggy. He’s the relaxation king; you might find him stretched out on the big leather sofa in the comfortable sitting room, or perhaps he’ll be sprawled across the tiled floor of the luxury eat-in kitchen.
Take your cue from him, lie down, put the (large, plasma) TV on and get stuck into our hosts’ extensive DVD collection. Or you could open the cupboards to reveal a veritable cornucopia of games and toys. Up the stairs you’ll find two fully equipped bathrooms and three comfortable bedrooms, decked out in our crisp five star linen. Now, who’s calling that top bunk?
Ring A Roses
Campden Hill Road sits between Holland Park and Kensington Gardens, so whether the little ones want to dip their feet in the Diana Memorial Fountain or go and find the statue of Peter Pan, they can stretch their legs in style while you get sticky with an ice cream.
For greyer days, whether your family’s interests tend towards the electric buzz of the Science Museum, or the dinosaurs at the Natural History Museum, some of London’s finest (free!) days out are within walking distance of your front door. And for those ready to roam further afield, whether it’s a trip to London Zoo, or shopping in Hamleys, central London is less than half an hour away.
Additional amenities include: concierge, concierge service, 24 hour on call maintenance, hob (gas), entertainment, communications/internet, stereo system (2), child's highchair.TripAdvisor property ID 2763243...Read more
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