Ladbroke Grove, West London
The past may be over, but the best is yet to come, for this home takes the ancient and imbues it with new life. Antiques are everywhere, yet the feel is right up to date. Lacquered wood gleams darkly against a backdrop of honey and cream, while natural fabrics and armloads of sunshine keep the atmosphere floaty-light. You’re within walking distance of Notting Hill and Portobello Road, while for eating out, Golbourne Road’s just the place to find a neighbourhood gem. So come and relax in quiet splendour, for this is where memories are made. Your hosts are a pair of antiques dealers. A blend of English and Irish heritages, when they’re not in London reading and eating out, they can be found at their second home in France. From Renaissance artwork to European furniture, every piece in this home has been chosen with a care and precision that indicates the eye of a true expert. The living space is open plan, with large windows, pale wooden floors and an elegant fireplace. The dining table and chairs are French-style, while the marble-topped kitchen is sleek, white and modern. Browse your hosts’ collection of books, or venture out onto the cute balcony and take a seat in the sun. There are two double bedrooms, each furnished with exquisitely turned pieces from Britain and the continent, and two bathrooms, one ensuite. As with all the rooms in this home, you’ll find peace, warmth and high ceilings, and the master bedroom is a particular delight, with its kingsized bed and venerable teddy bear. If, like your hosts, you enjoy the hunt for precious objects, then make your way to nearby Portobello Road Market, where you’ll discover old oil paintings, fine jewels and vintage clothing. Nip into La Plaza Deli on your way back, or head to Westfield, where you’ll find not just shops and boutiques, but cafes, restaurants and even a champagne bar. Wander in Wormwood Scrubbs Park, or head into town- the tube from Ladbroke Grove to Oxford Circus takes around twenty five minutes.
CD player, DVD player, iPod dock, stereo system, TV, dining table, dining chair
Dishwasher, freezer, hob (gas), oven, refrigerator, toaster, balcony
Ensuite, king size bed, radio, TV
Basin, shower, toilet
King size bed, Hanging rail
Basin, Bath with integrated shower, toilet
Everything was as expected. I was happy to have been offered complementary early check-in, that was very helpful. Having a greeter come in and explain everything was also very helpful.
This home accepts babies and children but does not accept toddlers.
There is no permanent hanging space in the second bedroom so we will provide a hanging rail for your stay.
One loveable dog lives at this home. He won't be around during your stay, but this home may not be suitable for people with allergies.
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.
There are stairs up to the entrance of this home, and no elevator.
The home has low water pressure which sometimes affects the water in the kitchen.
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.
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.