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Sleeps: 5 Bedroom(s): 2 Bathroom(s): 2
A world of romance awaits at Austen, a beautiful two-bedroom apartment in the heart of upmarket Kensington where refined living meets an inviting literary style. This flat is inspired by the classics, a fact that is evident from the polished décor to the collection of books that introduce newcomers to London's vast and varied attractions.
The main sights on your doorstep include abundant Hyde Park, which is just a 10-minute walk away - pack up a picnic or go to one of the fabulous music events such as British Summer Time. Take in the Portobello Road Market, peruse the antiques and take your own London memento home or visit the stunning Kensington Palace and Gardens.
Once inside, Austen is perfectly accommodating and is well-appointed with a light filled dining area with chandelier, spacious living room and a modern kitchen which will meet all your needs. The living area doubles as an additional sleeping space, with a sofa that can easily be transformed into two beds. A collection of family movies and London-centric books line the bookshelves, and the nearby dining nook is a perfect spot to soak up the lush green park views while enjoying a home-cooked meal.
The neighboring kitchen is filled with good sense and sensibility, as the cabinets hide the refrigerator and dishwasher out of plain sight. Fully stocked with all the little appliances a culinary fan needs come dinnertime. For practicality, the hallway hides both a desk/study nook area - ideal in which to set up a laptop - and also a laundry cupboard.
There are two bedrooms in Austen, bedroom 1 with a comfortable bed another lovely chandelier, and private en suite bathroom, Bedroom 2 is spacious and has a useful wall of built-in wardrobes and two high-quality beds that can be combined to form one bed. Both bedrooms are lovely retreats with sunny windows to overlook the posh Kensington city streets below. The communal garden at the apartment would do Miss Jane Austen proud, with an assortment of secluded benches, brightly colored phlox and other flowers, and quiet natural green alcoves. While the Austen is located on a small residential street, it's just a few blocks away from a host of prestigious pubs, restaurants, shops, and attractions. Click here to see why Kensington is the perfect neighborhood.
Please note: Noise-sensitive guests should expect a gentle rumbling of nighttime traffic from the street below. This apartment is on the third floor with no elevator.