Lost and found
When your hosts first took possession of Ardilaun Road, it was deeply neglected. But with hard work, dedication and love, they stripped away a hundred years of grime to reveal something very special indeed. Now, hand-painted tiles nestle within a Victorian fireplace, while the large rooms are given life and energy with a Scandinavian colour palette and mid-century Danish furniture. Step outside to explore the artisan grocers of Highbury Barn, to stroll in Highbury Fields, and to eat out in the restaurants that jostle for space on Upper Street, each more tempting than the last.
Voyage of discovery
A classic yacht builder by trade, your Dutch host used his skills to uncover and restore this home’s original floors. Indeed, the wardrobes, shelves and beds are all his, both in design and exquisite execution.
Spacious, airy and filled with light, the sitting room features gentle textiles and intricate modern art, framed by stunning original cornicing. The back of the house flows through a wall of glass to the landscaped garden, pendant lighting giving a sense of drama to the sleek charcoal kitchen, with its top of the range appliances and handy breakfast bar. Upstairs, the master bedroom is particularly special, with its handmade four-poster bed, resplendent amidst acres of honeyed floorboards, and a chic, grass-green couch, sitting sweetly in the sun.
As this home is located in front of a community centre, you may hear the sounds of children playing football between 7.00pm - 9.30pm on Fridays during the summer months.
Parking is available at an additional cost. Please let our Reservations team know if you plan to use a car during your stay.
While there are ceiling fans in the master and third bedrooms, this home doesn't have air-conditioning, so ask us if you'd like to have fans for your stay.
This home is spread over five floors with no internal elevator.
Cancellation. Provided you book more than 7 days before the start of your stay, you can cancel your booking within 24 hours and we’ll provide a full refund. Our flexible rate offers more flexibility for those who need it. Read our cancellation policy here. Please note bookings for Hamptons and French Riviera have a separate cancellation policy.
Check-in and check-out. We’ll meet you at the home at your convenience any time after 4PM on your arrival date, and our standard check-out time is 11AM. Early check-in and late check-out can be arranged in advance, subject to availability and a charge.
Lead guest. The lead guest must be at least 25 years of age.
I.D. check and card authorisation. When you arrive we’ll check the lead guest’s I.D. and secure a £1,000 hold on a credit or debit card which will be released once we confirm no damage was caused during your stay.
Smoking. Guests are not permitted to smoke inside any onefinestay home.
Cleaning. We carefully clean and prepare each home before you arrive and after you depart, and for stays longer than seven days we provide a complimentary weekly Housekeeping service. More frequent Housekeeping visits can be arranged on request, subject to availability and a charge.
Payment. We accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express, and bank transfers for stays with at least 7 days’ notice.
For more detail on our policies read the FAQ.