A Sensual Refuge In One Of London’s Most Coveted Districts

Walmer Yard, London, England
Walmer Yard, London, England | holiday homes, holiday rentals
  • TownHouses
  • 9 BR
  • Sleeps 19
  • from £ 715
In the Mind Of The Architect

Walmer Yard is not merely a holiday letting in London; it’s an intellectual-emotional experience, a wander into the corridors and chambers of the UK’s leading minds in architectural thought.

This architectural gem in Notting Hill is the fruit of years of collaboration between legendary “architect’s architect”, theorist, and educator Peter Salter, Crispin Kelly – esteemed as the property developer with the best architectural taste in Britain – and architect/artist Fenella Collingridge, whose research project Saturated Space explores the relationship between color, tone, texture and form in architecture. 

As a result, what comes through is the substance of nourished thought and time. Four interlocked houses wrap around the irregular courtyard with the aim of inspiring an environment of sharing, interaction, and connectedness: a feeling of home. High craftsmanship is a prevailing theme at Walmer Yard—Peter Salter speaks of materials and savoir-faire with rich knowledge and an irrepressible fascination. 

An architectural ensemble of symbiotic spaces, the houses serve as a creative showcase and modern hospitality concept that will intimately link you with the owners and their vision.

Description

The experience of this holiday letting in London begins with an elegantly unassuming road-facing façade that lets you in through a discreet opening, leading into a courtyard of irregular shapes defined by the recesses and projections of its four interlocking houses. This is the preamble to the ideas that come to life in the privacy of its interiors: a moving sensibility towards materials and an unorthodox approach to space. 

There is a raw sensuality in the selected materials and finishings: Yurt-like living and dining rooms clad in Cornish clay evoke a primal feel within a futuristic headspace, wall colors guide us silently by absorbing or reflecting light, leather handrails seduce our touch, and copper curtains fascinate us with their intricate weave.

The idea of space expressed in a wide open-plan structure is laid aside. Instead, we are invited to explore constantly fresh sequences of spaces, an approach that lends a monastic feel; a quiet refuge that engages all our senses—touch, smell, sight, and sound. Steel staircases are folded like origami, rooms are simultaneously organic and geometric— perhaps impossible elsewhere, but curiously natural here. A labyrinthine impression creates an immersive experience. 

Here, is a modern hospitality concept, where we enjoy each sequence course by course, morsel by morsel, like fine dining at the chef’s table.

The rental of these homes supports the work of the Baylight Foundation – a registered charity, with the aim of increasing the public understanding of what architecture can do, rooted in the experience of Walmer Yard. 

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

Optional curated architectural tours. Optional housekeeping, wifi throughout, shared courtyard, houses 1, 2 and 3 have roof terraces, wood burning stoves in each.

AROUND

London is more than the sum of it’s parts, and represents the vast multicultural diversity that makes it a truly global city. The historic splendour and iconic landmarks are legion here, from Westminster Abbey and Big Ben to The Tower and Buckingham Palace, the city is a blend of world heritage and modern capital might all contained within it’s original medieval boundaries along the Thames.

The glittering west end neighborhoods of Knightbridge, Mayfair, Soho, Kensington, Notting Hill, Chelsea, Portobello Road and Camden encompass the core of the city which also boasts more lush parkland than any other world capital and an abundance of variety to discover.

LOCATION

London, England. Nearest Airport: Heathrow, Gatwick and London Airports

BEST TIME TO VISIT: Year round

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  • Walmer Yard, London, England | holiday homes, holiday rentals
  • Walmer Yard, London, England | holiday homes, holiday rentals
  • Walmer Yard, London, England | holiday homes, holiday rentals
  • Walmer Yard, London, England | holiday homes, holiday rentals
  • Walmer Yard, London, England | holiday homes, holiday rentals
  • Walmer Yard, London, England | holiday homes, holiday rentals
  • Walmer Yard, London, England | holiday homes, holiday rentals
  • Walmer Yard, London, England | holiday homes, holiday rentals
  • Walmer Yard, London, England | holiday homes, holiday rentals

Walmer Yard

from £715/
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Quote Details

$260 x 4 $1,040
Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $140
Taxes Not included
TOTAL $1,280
Refundable Damage Deposit $500
TOTAL (with Deposit) $1,780
Notes
Payment Terms:
  • $1,280 due now
  • Balance due
Cancellation Policy:

100% refund for cancellations request by at (property’s local time). No refund if less than 14 days priors to arrival day.

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Info & Rates
Bedrooms9 En suite bedrooms (Two in houses one, two, and four, and three in the fourth house)
Bed TypeAll King except house 3: 2 King, 2 Twin Singles, 1 Spare Single bed in study
KitchenFully equipped kitchens
BathroomsHouse 1: 2 Bathrooms, 2 guest toilets House 2: 3 Bathrooms, 1 guest toilet House 3: 4 Bathrooms, 2 guest toilets House 4: 2 Bathrooms, 1 guest toilet
Accommodate19 Total occupancy: House 1 (4 Guests), House 2 (4-5 Guests), House 3 (6-7 Guests), House 4 (4 Guests)
InternetWifi throughout
Pet friendlyNo
RatesHouse 1: £715 per night. House 2: £715 per night. House 3: £935 per night. House 4: £715 per night. Please get in touch if you would like a price to rent all four houses together.
Minimum Stay1 Night
ViewStreet views
Notes

£1000 Security deposit required

Check in/out: Flexible

Once the reservation has been agreed upon, an upfront payment of 100% of the total rental cost is required to secure the dates, with the following cancellation policy:

If you cancel a booking within 24 hours of paying the rental deposit, you will be refunded in full, provided your stay is not due to start in the next seven days.

If you cancel 30 days before the start of your stay, you will be granted a 50% refund.

If you cancel within 30 days of the start of your stay, no refund will be granted.

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