The stage is set
Take your seats, the show is about to begin… for Barkston Gardens IV is a bit of a star. Expressive, and utterly chic, what’s not to love in the bright furniture, the wide, spacious rooms and the idyllic roof terrace - a sun-drenched grove of bamboo tucked away amidst the chimney pots. Earl’s Court is packed with handy shops, restaurants and cafes, and you’re only a stroll from South Kensington and Knightsbridge. Shop in Harrods, visit the museums, then row a boat upon the Serpentine – this show will run and run.
Take a bow
Your French hostess is a theatre director, and she shares Barkeston Gardens with her two children. They love trips to galleries and museums, and that creative spirit runs through their beloved home.
Trompe l’oeil bookshelves, a baby blue egg chair, a dressmaker’s dummy… this is not an average London apartment. The open plan living space is gloriously bright, with bursts of juicy colour from the sofa’s squidgy cushions and honeyed wooden floors. There’s an original fireplace, and a handy workspace alongside the flatscreen TV. Dine beside the well-equipped kitchen, or outside on the roof terrace beside pots of scented herbs.
All four bedrooms are larger than average, the master bedroom especially so. And what better way to see off the cares of the day than with a soak in the ensuite Jacuzzi, in a cloud of our White Company bubbles?
Your home may be whisper quiet, but open the door and you’ll find you’re in one of the capital’s most desirable spots, surrounded by useful neighbourhood bistros and grocers. Kensington Gardens, the museums, Harrods and the Royal Albert Hall are all within an easy walk, and if you’re journeying to the West End, the tube takes about 10 minutes.
Pets may be welcome in this home - please speak to our reservations team to see if they may be accommodated in this home.
A collapsible wardrobe will be set up for guest use in the twin bedroom.
This is a much loved family home with normal signs of wear and tear.
This home doesn't have air conditioning. Between June and September, we'll place fans in each bedroom. Please let us know if you'd like fans outside the summer period.
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.