Mountgrange Host – the host with the most

Get more out of holiday letting

St Lukes Mews Notting Hill - Mountgrange Host

Holiday letting is a great way to earn extra income. While it’s tempting to stick a listing on Airbnb, it can be a lot of work and there are loads of pitfalls. That’s why people turn to holiday letting management specialists like us.

Our expert property management team can handle everything; from preparing your flat or house for the market to vetting guests and organising repairs.

We set up ‘Mountgrange Host’ to help our clients maximise their rental income and now have a growing portfolio of holiday let properties in and around Kensington, Notting Hill and North Kensington.

Many of our clients have used us to manage their long-term or traditional short-term lets for years, so they already know the level of service they can expect.

The idea’s simple. You get the most out of your property and we worry about everything else.

Associate Director, Rachel Harris, says:

“I love my new focus heading up the Mountgrange Host team. It has been so rewarding building the department from scratch and I am excited to continue to grow it for the benefit of our existing and future clients.”

5-star rated service, 5-star rated properties

Here are three recent and very typical success stories:

St Luke’s Mews – Notting Hill

St Lukes Mews Notting Hill external shot
  • Now part of the ‘off the beaten track’ tourist trail, St Luke’s Mews had a starring role in the ‘Love Actually’ movie.
  • We already have lots of clients on this famous cobbled mews, so we were thrilled when the chance came up to manage our first holiday let here.
  • This is an extraordinary, large family home in the heart of Notting Hill. Three large double bedrooms, two bathrooms, two stunning living spaces, fully equipped kitchen, dining area, private garden and a roof terrace with amazing views.
  • The shops, restaurants, boutiques and café culture of Portobello Road and Westbourne Grove are right on the doorstep. Yet the property retains a sense of tranquility. A rare find in the capital and a perfect place for a short holiday.
  • The owners were going away for the summer and asked a neighbour if they could recommend anyone. The neighbour, who was already a client, sang our praises, so contracts were quickly signed and we got to work.
  • Over a 6-week period, we secured 37 nights of bookings and kept everything spotless for the family’s return.

Here are two of the reviews we received on Airbnb:

The apartment was very well located, the beds were very comfortable, and the responsiveness of the agents were all great.’

‘Amazing place for family’s. So charming. Especially loved the garden and proximity to everything notting hill has to offer.’

The client was so thrilled with the way things had gone, so they asked us to do the same over the Christmas period. Within a week, we’d secured a 10-night booking.

Woodstock Grove – Shepherd’s Bush

Woodstock Grove Shepherds Bush - Mountgrange Host
  • This large family house is situated just a few minutes’ walk from Westfield Shopping Centre in Shepherds Bush.
  • The bars, restaurants and coffee shops of Shepherds Bush Green are also walking distance and Holland Park, with its Kyoto garden and peacocks, is just a 15-minute stroll.
  • Period features, captivating artworks, bold furnishings and a private roof terrace make this three bedroom, three bathroom home something rather special.
  • We were asked to manage the house at the beginning of May and from then until mid August, we secured 56 nights of bookings.
  • After this, we found a short let tenant from the film industry who will be there until the end of January. Then we’ll get a fresh 90-day allowance on Airbnb.
  • Our client lives in Spain and the whole process has been managed without them having to be involved at all. They get all of the benefits, but none of the hassle.

Here are two of the reviews we received on Airbnb:

‘Nice spacious home close to central london with very comfortable and spacious living areas, which is a luxury in London. Very near to shepherds bush underground which makes getting into central london super easy. Rachel was easy to communicate with and made arrangements for our arrival and key drop off. The house was enjoyed by all.’

 ‘This is a great location just a short walk from Shepherds Bush and Olympia. The house was well presented and had some food available (as well as a welcome hamper)… The host was very communicative, very friendly and helpful. Overall we had a good stay enjoyed the experience.’

Monmouth Road – Westbourne Grove

Monmouth Road W2 - Mountgrange Host
  • Not everything on our books falls into the ‘large family home’ category. This is a really quirky, self-contained studio at the end of the owner’s garden.
  • Nicknamed ‘The Pod’, this contemporary studio features a kitchenette, wet room and remote controlled bed that disappears into the wall. For such a small space, it’s incredibly bright, with natural light flooding in through the glass roof.
  • Guests have access to the shared garden, with their own outdoor seating area and private entrance.
  • Westbourne Grove has lots of shops and restaurants, and the many delights of Notting Hill, Hyde Park and Paddington are just around the corner.
    As an existing client of ours, we had secured a short let in the past, but because of its size, we knew it would work really well on Airbnb.
    In the two months between short lets, we secured a total of 47 nights of bookings.
    Since then, we’ve let the studio and the main house out together for a short let booking, but will be putting the property back onto Airbnb for the Christmas period.

Here are two of the reviews we received on Airbnb:

‘Everything was spotless and it’s an incredibly cute and convenient place to stay. The garden is so warm and it feels like you have your very own private home in Central London… Rachel and the hosts were the stars of the show. We had responses immediately after sending messages, and they made sure that our stay was comfortable, while providing us with all the information we needed. Rachel kept making suggestions throughout that helped our stay in London. Couldn’t ask for more. Will stay here again and again.’

Very cleverly designed, great location , lovely hosts , a bit on the small size , but definitely recommend it .’

Find out more about Mountgrange Host.

Contact Rachel Harris on 020 7313 3717 or rachel@mountgrangeheritage.co.uk

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