St Anns Road
Catch some rays
Zephyrs rippling the treetops and clouds wreathed in birdsong, the golden dusk dappling a Mary Poppins skyline – there’s really nothing to beat the eastwards views from this enchanted home. On a leafy street near Shepherd's Bush, this Georgian apartment has high ceilings and is furnished in a style both graceful and demure. Take coffee on the balcony – and you can choose between the boutiques of Notting Hill and the endless shops of Westfield. Yes, it can’t be denied, this home’s a scorcher.
Beams of delight
Your hostess is no stranger to long, balmy days. She’s from Australia, and she’s now a permanent London resident. A lawyer with a love of opera and contemporary art, she’s an energetic type. When the mercury rises you’ll find her swimming lengths of the Serpentine.
Summer of love
You’ll come first to the open plan living space, warm and bright, the sunshine spilling through the large windows pooling on the honeyed wooden floor. Take a seat in one of the antique armchairs and investigate your hostess’ collection of art books. The kitchen’s granite worktops are illuminated by a chandelier, while the dining table seats four. But it is our belief that everything tastes nicer when eaten outside – and you’ll find more seating out on the balcony, with its views down into the gardens below.
The master bedroom has a kingsized wooden bed and vintage bedside tables, and next door, the bathroom is given old-school glamour with grey marble and mirrors.
Feeling hot hot hot
Holland Park’s cafes and delis are close-by, as well as some of the best butchers and bakers in town. Pick up a joint at Lidgates, then head to the Hummingbird Bakery in Notting Hill for a box of scrumptious cupcakes. Nearby Westfield is packed with shops, and a terrific selection of restaurants, indeed, there’s even a multiplex cinema. You could walk to Kensington, or go into town. The tube from Shepherd's Bush or Holland Park to Oxford Circus takes around ten minutes.
Bedrooms & Bathrooms
- Reliable wifi
- Luxury linen & towels
- Professionally prepared homes, fully managed stays
- Outdoor space
- Family friendly
- Iron and ironing board
- Music player
- Satellite or cable
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Holland Park’s pretty mews are interspersed with high-end cafés and shops that have spilled over from Notting Hill (minus the crowds). Spoil yourself along Clarendon Cross or explore one of London’s finest green spaces. Bonus points if you spot a peacock in Holland Park’s wildlife-rich woodland and Japanese Kyoto Garden. Visit in summer for open-air opera performances.
Enter dates for accurate pricing
- The lead guest must be at least 25 years old.
- Smoking, pets, parties and gatherings are all strictly prohibited.
£1,000 card authorisation secured against damages to the home.
- There are stairs up to the entrance, and no elevator.
- The carpeted areas in this home show some signs of wear and tear.
- This home doesn't have air conditioning. Between June and September, we'll place fans in each bedroom. Please let us know if you'd like fans outside the summer period.