The 14th series of The Apprentice kicked off last night. But where did this year’s candidates stay? It might look familiar to some of you.
Lord Alan Sugar and his team are back to find a new apprentice in the 14th series of the BBC show. Typically, that means a luxurious new house for the 16 candidates to stay in while they compete for Lord Sugar's backing. But this year the cast will be returning to the property used in the 2017 series.
Where is the house?
In Bassett Road, Notting Hill, west London. It’s one of the area’s ‘premier residential streets’, according to the agent listing the house, which is now back up for rent.
The address offers convenient access to trendy Portobello Road and Ladbroke Grove Tube station.
Why is the house featured in The Apprentice?
It played host to the show’s candidates while they battled it out to win a £250,000 investment and business partnership with the show’s host, Lord Alan Sugar.
What's the house like?
Contestants have stayed in some of London’s most luxurious properties over the years - and this one is no exception.
The double-fronted Victorian villa offers seven bedrooms, four bathrooms, three reception rooms, a dining room, play room and a staff apartment spread over five floors.
We suspect this year’s 16 candidates would have been fighting it out for the master bedroom. It commands the entire first floor and includes an enormous en suite bathroom, his n’ hers dressing rooms and French doors leading on to a private terrace.
While the property retains much of its Victorian charm, it’s been given a bold makeover by acclaimed interior designer, Nicky Haslam whose previous client book includes Ringo Starr, Mick Jagger and Rod Stewart.
How much does it cost to rent?
It’s up for rent at just over £29,000 a month through agent, Domus Nova. Even Alan Sugar himself might think twice.
How much is the property worth?
The home was last sold in June 2013 for £9,850,000. Its current value, according to Zoopla’s estimate, stands at an even more eye-watering £12,873,000.
What’s the area like?
Average house prices in Notting Hill stand at £1,636,273 having soared by almost 24% over the last five years, according to Zoopla.
Where have previous Apprentice houses been located?
This isn’t our first rodeo when it comes to tracking down Apprentice houses. These homes were used in the previous two years’ shows:
The Apprentice house address: Daleham Gardens in Hampstead, north London
The Apprentice house address: John Street in Holborn, central London
What’s for rent nearby?
1. This trendy one bedroom flat in Notting Hill is just moments away from the tube station and all of the areas fashionable shops and restaurants. It comes fully furnished and is up for grabs at £2,102 pcm with Dexters.
2. Nestled between Kensington and Notting Hill is this luxurious four-bedroom, four-bathroom maisonette. It's spread over two floors of a beautiful Victorian building and could be yours for £12,783 pcm through Croft International Ltd.