Whether it’s a slim volume of verse or a world history attractively bound in leather, there’s nothing to compare to a good read. Luckily, Aldridge Road Villas II is a classic in every regard. Pen lyric poetry on this home’s elegance, from the sitting room of vintage splendour to a beautiful study walled with books. Squint and you might see Elizabeth Bennett on the pianoforte, or Cecily Cardew taking tea in the garden. But there’s a contemporary feel, too. The kitchen is indulgently modern, and any young writer will warm to the playroom. What’s more, we can’t imagine a finer setting than Notting Hill.
The life literary:
Born in Spain, your hostess is a skiwear designer turned author. Her family includes two young children, and together they split their time between London and Exmoor.
To the letter:
This five-floor home has space, and character, to spare. There’s a real period grace to the sitting room, with its grand piano, ornate fireplace and plump ottoman. Books adorn the walls in the Library, take your pick or pick up a pen to write at the French desks. Modern and spacious, the kitchen is at odds to the rest of the home; you’ve two sinks, sleek white units and a floating Island, as well as a table for six for fine dining. In the summer, throw open the French doors for an al fresco dining experience.
Books and toys enliven the playroom, and the little ones can flow straight through to the luxuriant garden. There’s a trim little office, as well as three inviting bedrooms. The master boasts a king size bed and smart furniture, and there are two light, uncluttered twin rooms. Before you turn in, why not soak away your cares in the bathroom’s roll-top tub, with the assistance of our White Company goodies?:
If you seek inspiration, look no further than Notting Hill, be it the storied treasures of Portobello Road Market or the restaurants and shops of Westbourne Grove. Lord Byron once admired the waterways of Little Venice, so why not take a cup of tea in a floating café? There’s the grace of Kensington Gardens, the eateries of Bayswater and the timeless attractions of town. The tube from Westbourne Park to Oxford Circus takes around twenty five minutes.:
- 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.