A taste of France in West London
Writes Laura Giles, acting lettings manager at Holland Park estate agents Jackson-Stops & Staff:
“Due to soaring demand, London is to get a fourth French school with possible locations including Notting Hill, Kensington and Chelsea, all of which are well-served by us. Holland Park is a popular area for families and is convenient to all these areas. We already have the only Italian school in London and the nearby Southbank School is a firm favourite with European families, as well as those from further away.
“May is a good time for families to view houses in time to secure a new home in early Summer, as the summer holidays are a good time to settle in to London life before the new school year.”
The Firm has a number of family houses with gardens ranging in size and rental. Click here for details or contact Laura on 020 7727 5222.
Sprung has well and truly sprung in Holland Park
Writes Laura Giles from Holland Park estate agents Jackson-Stops & Staff:
“May is the month when blossom trees herald the arrival of summer and the National Gardens Scheme are convincing proud garden owners to throw open their doors (or gates) to the general public to raise money for charity.
“8 Lansdowne Walk is open Sun 12th May from 2-6pm and Weds 15th May from 3.30pm-7.30pm. Whether you are looking for inspiration or just a peek at your neighbours’ gardens, the open gardens are always very popular, particularly here in Holland Park and Notting Hill where we are blessed with such beautiful private garden squares and substantial period properties with established impressive gardens.
“And if you would like a garden of your own to tend this year, we have a number of great rental properties with gardens.”
Laura adds: “Enjoy the gardens and if you are in the area and are looking for a rental property, why not pop into our office on Portland Road. We may not have green fingers but we know Holland Park and Notting Hill!”
Holland Park smells sweet!
Writes Sales Negotiator Heidi Summers from Central London estate agents Jackson-Stops & Staff:
“The girls in our Holland Park are pleased to hear about the new fragrance from Royal Apothic, which has been inspired by ‘one of the most romantic and peaceful parks of central London.
“Holland Park Eau de Parfum is a floral mix of fruit and flowers, featuring lemon, magnolia and jasmine, making it perfect for the spring which is finally here. Apparently local Kensington celeb Victoria Beckham is also a big fan!”
The perfume can be found at Anthropologie stores. Click here for more details.
Price reductions on properties to let in Notting Hill
Holland Park estate agents Jackson-Stops & Staff have reduced the prices on three properties they have available to let in Notting Hill.
Campden Hill Towers, is now £575 per week. This recently redecorated two bedroom apartment comes fully furnished and is available immediately.
Ladbroke Gardens, is also on at £575 per week. Set in a period building with communal gardens, this one bed property has also been decorated and comes fully furnished.
Smallbrook Mews, is now available at £850 per week. This three bedroom mews house is just moments from Paddington and Lancaster Gate stations and comes unfurnished.
For further information, contact the Holland Park office on 020 7727 5222.
Two bed flat to rent in Notting Hill
One bed apartment to let Ladbroke Gardens
Three bed house to let in Notting Hill
Get cooking in Notting Hill!
Fox Primary School in W8’s Hillgate village is a hugely popular state school near Notting Hill Gate. We get lots of people trying to move here just to be in the catchment area (which gets smaller and smaller each year). It is popular with celebs and other people who consider it as good as the local private schools.
A new cookery book has been published called Fox Pot, containing multicultural recipes from parents and celebrities including Jamie Oliver, Yotam Ottolenghi, Bill Granger and Sally Clarke, who all have restaurants or shops close by. Available from £20 from Waterstones and Jamie Oliver’s Recipease nearby. All proceeds go to the school and to charity.
In the catchment area of the school we have a bright 2 bed 7th floor flat in Campden Hill Towers that has far-reaching views across Holland Park. Available immediately for £600 per week, it is just a few minutes from the school and less than 1 minute’s walk from Notting Hill Gate Tube station.
Also in both the catchment area and close to the restaurants mentioned is a stylish 2 bed apartment on Pembridge Road, recently refurbished and set over three floors. Available from mid April at £875 per week.
For further information, contact Laura Giles in the Holland Park office on 020 7727 5222.
Fox Pot, Notting Hill cookery book
One bedroom apartment for sale in Lansdowne Crescent, Holland Park
Holland Park estate agents Jackson-Stops & Staff have just taken on an immaculate one bedroom apartment in Lansdowne Court, a popular block located on the very pretty Lansdowne Crescent.
The property is in immaculate condition and would make a wonderful pied-a-terre. It includes polished wooden floors, a double bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and reception room.
Lansdowne Crescent is a short walk away from both Holland Park and Ladbroke Grove Tube stations, making it easily accessible for the centre of town.
Asking price is 3625,000 (leasehold). For viewings please contact our Holland Park sales team on 020 7727 5111 or click here for more information.
Apartment for sale Lansdowne Crescent, Holland Park
Facelift for Portobello Road branch of Hummingbird
We at Holland Park estate agents Jackson-Stops & Staff are loving the new look Portobello Road branch of Hummingbird. This popular bakery has been completely renovated to include new awnings, an illuminated pink sign, glowing window surrounds, contemporary fittings and so on. There will even be a pop-up stall selling fresh cupcakes at weekends.
So if you like the idea of popping down the road for fresh patisseries, we have a two bedroom maisonette available to let just a short stroll away on Pembridge Road.
The beautifully presented and spacious property offers a large living room with open-plan kitchen, large master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, large second double bedroom with en-suite bathroom and a guest WC. It has been refurbished to a very high standard and offers stylish accommodation a stone’s throw from the Tube station and amenities of Notting Hill Gate and Portobello Road.
The apartment is unfurnished and available from mid February at a weekly rental of £875. For full details, click here.
New look Hummingbird Bakery in Notting Hill
‘Art explosion’ to take place across Kensington & Chelsea
We in the Holland Park office of London estate agents Jackson-Stops & Staff are excited to learn of an ‘art explosion’ taking place across the Borough of Kensington & Chelsea.
Young people aged between 13 and 19 will be able to enter their work into a visual arts competition and exhibition, as well as having the opportunity to take part in free workshops.
Paintings, photographs, sculpture and other artworks created will be on show at Chelsea Theatre, World’s End from Friday 22nd March
For further information, text 07739 314573 or email Louisa.firstname.lastname@example.org
Property close to ‘Blythe’ tea room in Brook Green
Looking for a venue for elegant hen parties for brunch or afternoon tea, beautiful baby showers and children’s parties in West London? We’ve discovered a venue that specialises in just these – and it is also perfectly suited
to adult birthdays, special occasions or gathering with friends and loved ones.
Betty Blythe is a 1920s vintage tea room in leafy Brook Green, located just around the corner from a fabulous house that Holland Park estate agents Jackson-Stops & Staff are marketing in Sterndale Road.
Writes Heidi Summers: “This little pocket of Brook Green is sure to tempt young families to take up residence, with the green around the corner for playing on and Blythe Road filled with delightful cafes and pubs and tea rooms such as Betty Blythe. Who wouldn’t want to live here?”
For further details on Sterndale Road please contact the Holland Park office on 020 7727 5111 or click here.
Property for sale Sterndale Road, Brook Green
Thinking of moving before Christmas?
Thinking of moving before Christmas? This house could be the perfect opportunity for a swift move. Holland Park estate agents Jackson-Stops & Staff have taken on a wonderful new instruction in Brook Green, the perfect contemporary family home set on Sterndale Road W14
Having been completely rebuilt behind the original facade, the property provides a ‘turnkey’ opportunity for an incoming purchaser – all you would have to do is put up the Christmas tree and fill it with presents!!
Click here for further details or call the Holland Park office on 020 7727 5111.
Property for sale, Sterndale Road
Two flats available for rent close to Holland Park School
Writes Lettings Manager Emma Mills at Central London estate agents Jackson-Stops & Staff:
“There has been a lot in the press this weekend about the opening of the new Holland Park School after its recent £80 million re-build.
“Apparently the new school features a 25-metre basement swimming pool, glass-clad open plan library, waiters in the staff common room to distribute tea and coffee and rather controversially, each classroom chair cost £300!
“If you would like to live near to the school and take advantage of its great new facilities, we currently have two, 3-bedroom apartments in Vicarage Gate, W8 which are suitable for family living.
“One property is available at a weekly rent of £1,500 (click here for details) while the other one is on at £1,700 per week (details here).
Property to rent at £1,500 per week
Flat to rent at £1,700 per week
Period house available for rent in the heart of Notting Hill
Holland Park estate agents Jackson-Stops & Staff have wonderful period house available for rent in the heart of Notting Hill.
The semi-detached property is located in Pembridge Villas and is set over three floors. It features five double bedrooms as well as its own beautiful private garden.
The house is unfurnished and available from the middle of December at a weekly rental of £2,750. Click here for further details or call the Holland Park office on 020 7727 5222.
Property available for rent in Notting Hill
Kensington & Chelsea Council proposes new conservation area
The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea has agreed to designate Avondale – abutting the Norland Conservation Area to the North – as a Conservation Area.
The houses of Avondale are unique to Kensington and were built for the soldiers with families who returned from World War I.
Writes Heidi Summers, sales negotiator from Jackson Stops & Staff’s Holland Park office: “Avondale was the site of the Potteries and the notorious Piggeries. Local residents have compiled a history of Avondale that makes for fascinating reading on the Council’s website.”
Click here for details.
New property sales agent joins Holland Park office to cover maternity leave
Sebastian Anduze has joined the Holland Park office of Jackson Stops & Staff to look after the sales department whilst Katy Brennan is on maternity leave.
Sebastian has come from a career running his own company in South West London, and hopes with his wealth of experience to help grow and expand the office. Outside of working hours Sebastian enjoys most sports and the odd pint of beer!
You can contact Sebastian on 020 7727 5111.
New sales agent at Jackson Stops & Staff Holland Park
Taste of the tropics in London W11 as summer nears its close
Heidi Summers, Sales Negotiator at Central London estate agents Jackson Stops & Staff:
“With autumn fast approaching and our wash-out summer drawing to a close, buyers wanting to catch a bit of tropical heat may be interested to see a fantastic contemporary house we have just taken on in the heart of Holland Park.
“Caranday Villas is situated in a part of London W11 often described by those in the know as a ‘tropical oasis’. With its palm trees and brightly coloured houses this three double bedroom property is sure to impress.”
The house comes with a secure garage as well as off-street parking. It is also well located with great transport links via Shepherd’s Bush or Holland Park. And it’s only moments away from Westfield shopping centre, with its array of shops, bars and restaurants.
Asking price is £1,600,000 freehold. For more details click here or contact the Holland Park office on 020 7727 5111.
Exterior shot of Caranday Villas, Holland Park
Balcony shot of Caranday Villas
Olympic Torch arrives in Kensington & Chelsea this Thursday
Writes Heidi Summers at Central London estate agents Jackson Stops & Staff:
“The Olympic torch will come through the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea this Thursday. Holland Park will be putting on a number of sporting and musical activities on the day including a choral fanfare by Opera Holland Park, accompanied by the City of London Sinfonia.
“And we are looking forward to getting a glimpse of the torch when it passes Holland Park Avenue at around 4.30pm – just moments from our office!”
For more information, click on this link.
Jackson Stops & Staff Holland Park
Reduced to sell – property in the heart of London W11
Reduced to sell! Hippodrome Mews, on the market at £1,250,000, is a great opportunity to purchase a freehold house in the heart of W11. Ideal for a young couple, someone looking for a base in London or downsizing.
Contact the Holland Park office on 020 7727 5111 to arrange an early viewing or click here.
Holland Park street features in BBC documentary
Writes Katy Brennan from Holland Park estate agents Jackson Stops & Staff:
“Fascinating to see Portland Road featured in the popular BBC 2 series The Secret History of Our Streets, last week. This is a street that we know well. In fact we recently sold a property here which was shown in the documentary.”
For more information on the programme, click here – it is still available on iPlayer. And if you want to find out more about many more streets in the Holland Park area, do drop by our office which is also on Portland Road or call Katy on 020 7727 5111.
Property recently sold in Portland Road
Raising a glass to her Majesty in Clarendon Cross
Party goers at the Clarendon Cross Diamond Jubilee party will be raising a glass to the Queen with our very own Jackson Stops & Staff vintage champagne in a couple weeks.
Writes Heidi Summers from the London estate agent’s Holland Park office: “We are very proud to be sponsoring this special occasion, and we’re sure it will be an excellent local event.”
Three bed mews house for sale close to Portobello Road
Holland Park estate agents Jackson Stops & Staff have a beautiful three bedroom house for sale in the quaintly-named Hippodrome Mews.
The property is within walking distance of Notting Hill and Portobello Road and features a spacious kitchen/dining room, ideal for entertaining, on the ground floor.
The master bedroom with en-suite shower room, two further bedrooms, and bathroom occupy the first floor. A westerly facing reception room, with doors leading to a well-proportioned terrace complete the second floor.
The property is on the market for £1.3 million (freehold). Call the Holland Park office on 020 7727 5111 or click here for more details.
Property for sale Hippodrome Mews