Racing colours Set in the distinguished surroundings of Holland Park, the odds are firmly in your favour in this traditional English home. Once one of London’s renowned hippodromes – echoing with the clatter of hooves and the roar of a heated crowd – Portland Road is now home to some of London’s most well-groomed homes. Settle into these comfortable rooms safe in the knowledge that you’ve backed a sure winner. Pure thoroughbred Your hosts found Portland Road during their honeymoon over 15 years ago and, along with their two teenage children, still find much to enjoy in the peaceful surroundings of Holland Park. Rearing to go Leaving your children to decide between their two bedrooms, you can unpack on the top floor in the fresh tartan-clad master bedroom. Your shell-strewn ensuite bathroom is a nod to your hosts’ work in the Caribbean and is the perfect place to groom for the day ahead. The kids can graze in the colourful basement kitchen and when it’s sunny why not grab a bat and ball for a riotous game in the garden. You’ll find evidence of this area’s equine history in the prints lining the traditional sitting room walls with its elegant antique furniture and soft lamp lighting – a comforting place together for a board game, or when all are tucked up in bed, a quiet read with one of your host’s classic hardbacks. Royal Enclosure The streets of Holland Park are the ideal place for a brisk walk to get to know your new neighbourhood. Trot around one of London’s prettiest Royal Parks, canter up to Notting Hill’s many restaurants or gallop straight into nearby Central London, just 10 minutes from Holland Park tube, the opportunities are endless.
Ensuite, queen size bed
Basin, shower, toilet
Single bed, Trundle bed, children's toys
Basin, Bath with integrated shower, toilet
Double bed, ensuite
Basin, bath (fitted), shower, toilet
DVD player, stereo system, TV
DVD player, TV
Blender, Breakfast bar, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, hob (gas), microwave, Nespre...
Dining table, dining chair
Meet & Greet
This is a well loved family home, and as such there are a few signs of wear and tear.
Although they won't be present during your stay, this is also the home of three lovely cats so allergy sufferers please take note.
Your host will leave a timed sprinkler in the garden to water the plants in the evening, though this is easily moved if you wish to use the lawn.
This home is spread over five floors with no internal elevator.
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.