South Kensington; 2 minutes walk to underground station
Browning Mews Cottage
sleeps up to: 8
Browning Mews Cottage is a quiet, traditional style Victorian cobbled street, tucked away off the Old Brompton Road in the ‘French Quarter’ of London right in the heart of South Kensington, famous for its French Lysee School and little Boulangerie style cafes.
The Mews is famous for its classic car showrooms which still exist today. It is approximately 2 minutes walk from South Kensington Tube Station (Piccadilly direct from Heathrow Airport, Circle & District lines) which is also a transport hub for buses to all directions.
From the house you are within 15 minutes walk of Knightsbridge to the east, where you pass the flamboyant Italianate Brompton Oratory Church and you can shop at the world renowned store Harrods and lunch at Harvey Nicholls. Just beyond Knightsbridge is Buckingham Palace and Piccadilly.
A 15 minute walk going north will take you to Kensington Palace, the former home of Diana, Princess of Wales, where you can stroll in Kensington Palace Gardens and the wide open spaces of Hyde Park, or sample the delights of Kensington High Street. Kensington is famous for its Roof Top Garden Restaurant with its beautiful ‘garden in the sky’, Jazz Bar and Night Club all of which are on your door-step. A short bus ride up Kensington Church Street brings you to Nottinghill Gate, (made famous by Julia Roberts) with its weekend street market is perfect for antique hunters.
For the fitness conscious (or to work off the French style cuisine) there is a gym opposite the house (rates on application).
The house its self is a traditional Victorian style mews house over three floors (no elevator!) with the living room and kitchen on the top floor with double doors opening onto a narrow balcony with ornamental shrubs. The living room faces east and is lovely and bright, especially in the morning, when you can open the doors and take the air whilst drinking that first cup of coffee and enjoying a fresh croissant from the patisserie round the corner! There are double doors onto a narrow balcony which has several ornamental shrubs. A TV and DVD player is available along with phone (calls are extra) and internet access.
The eat-in kitchen is wonderfully light with plenty of windows and has all the modern facilities you would require to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. There is an electric oven with gas hob and extractor over, microwave, dishwasher and fridge and there is a table and chairs for dining. All crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils are included.
The house has been recently refurbished and redecorated so is in good repair with three bedrooms 2 x doubles with ensuite bath/shower rooms and 1 single with a separate shower across the landing. There is plenty of storage.
Sleeping accommodation at the house has been planned for maximum flexibility with a king-size zip & link bed in the master bedroom on the second floor, single bed with roll-out in the second bedroom (second floor) and a 6ft king-size (zip & link) bed in third bedroom on the ground floor. There are also two double sofa-beds in the living room. All bed linen and towels are included.
There is a washing machine and separate tumble drier in the ground floor shower room, additional washing can also be dried on racks. The house has gas central heating and under-floor heating in the ensuite bathroom to the master bedroom.
We provide a selection of videos, CDs and board games for your entertainment and we supply several ‘Oyster Cards’ for use by guests when traveling around the City. These cards ensure you get the cheapest fares when travelling on tube trains and buses and can be charged, or topped-up, at any tube station using a credit card. We just ask that you leave the Oyster cards for the next guests at the end of your stay.
o Washer: in the unit
o Dryer: in the unit
o Linens Provided
o King Bed: zip & link (ideal for children)
o Double Bed
o Twin/Single Bed: with roll-out
o Convertible Bed
o TV (No Cable/Satellite)
o Video Library
o CD Player
o Full Kitchen
o Cooking Utensils Provided
* Outdoor Features:
o Balcony: narrow balcony suitable for two chairs and table
o Broadband Internet
o WiFi (Wireless Internet)
o No Pets Allowed
o Smoking Not Allowed
Living room double doors to balcony
Master bedroom (before furniture & new blinds arrived!)
En suite bathroom to master bedroom
Sleeps up to
typical pricing (per week)
May 23, 2010
May 30, 2010
Pricing for all other times of year on request. Prices are subject to change; call us to confirm current pricing.