Living the dream, it’s a phrase you often hear, but rarely see illustrated so beautifully as in Blenheim Crescent II. This large home forms its its own private bubble, zinging with fun, from the purple velvet sofas to the girly haven on the top floor.
Yet, sophisticates, never fear, for this house may be cheerful, but it’s never brash. The piano’s grand, the master bedroom’s full of antique furniture and the floor-to-ceiling windows in the sitting room are elegance personified. With a large private garden, access to a communal garden which you can survey from the south facing master bedroom and drawing room, and only steps away from Notting Hill, Blenheim Crescent II is a home to make a song and dance about.
Your hosts hail from both town and country, which perhaps goes a little way to explain the glorious symphony of the cosmopolitan and the carefree to be found in their home.
The ground floor sitting room takes centre stage, with its marble fireplace, gilded mirror and supremely comfortable sofas. Hang out here or head downstairs to the sleek white kitchen, where eight can be seated at the modern dining table. Next door there’s a funky family room, the cupboards filled with books, toys and games. Open the doors onto the split level garden, with its high spec outdoor furniture. The the perfect space to sup a cocktail, or warm your mittened fingers around a mug of mulled wine.
Upstairs, the first floor holds a lovely master double, with views down onto the garden below. And with nearly three acres of tranquil space between you and the nearest road, you're guaranteed one of the most peaceful nights in the city. The ensuite, with its deep bath and double sinks, is deeply luxurious and, naturally, filled with White Company toiletries. There’s a pretty single next door, and on the top floor, two further doubles, and a bright family bathroom.
With Portobello Antiques Market, Hyde Park, Holland Park and umpteen boutiques, artisans delis and hip restaurants, Notting Hill has more than enough to keep you enchanted throughout the length of your stay. But should you decide to go further afield, a taxi or tube can have you in the very centre of town in around fifteen minutes.
Additional amenities include: concierge, concierge service, 24 hour on call maintenance, hob (gas), communications/internet, ipod dock, entertainment.TripAdvisor property ID 2763477...Read more
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