Stunning house with film star cred in Notting Hill
when you’re making your escape, where better than an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty? This substantial house and its twobedroom holiday cottage are in just such a spot — Saltash in Cornwall.
This idyllic retreat comes with a stream-fed pond and a bluebellflanked path leading down to the River Tiddy, where fishing rights mean you and your guests can catch salmon and enjoy observing the otters and kingfishers from a decked balcony and boat launch.
There’s a spacious kitchen/breakfast room, generous reception rooms, a games room and five bedrooms, all set in just under two acres of gardens with quay frontage and a further 19 acres of pasture land and woodland included.
Plymouth’s marina and transport links are about nine miles away. Call Country & Waterside (01872 240999).
this six-storey beauty in Elgin Crescent, W11 has landscaped gardens with access to Rosmead Garden, where Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts’s characters canoodled in the film Notting Hill. Remodelled to an über-luxurious spec, there’s a cinema, wine cellar, an open-plan kitchen/dining/family room and an elegant reception room. The master bedroom suite covers the entire first floor, soaking up those garden square views, and four more bedrooms are spread across the upper floors.
Portobello Road, Westbourne Grove and some of London’s best prep schools are on the doorstep. Through Knight Frank (020 8012 3477).