Fresh and pure and entirely uncluttered, this home is all about light. If you wish to make an exhibition of yourself, you can – and Leinster Gardens is the perfect canvas. Snowy walls, enormous windows and high ceilings allow lashings of sunshine down onto original art and caramel wood floors. And when you’re done posing on the linen-clad chaise longue, explore the backstreets of Bayswater, or head across Hyde Park to South Kensington and the museums. Whatever you choose, you can do so safe in the knowledge that you’ll be returning to a home that’s absolutely picture perfect.
Your hostess was once an actor. Now, she’s left the cameras behind for life as an artist and curator, dividing her time between London and Spain. When she’s not at work, she’s in the cinema and at the theatre, supporting her show-business friends.
Everything is illuminated
Never did daylight look better than in Leinster Gardens’ minimalist sitting room. The furniture’s simple, the artwork exquisite and the atmosphere warm and calm. There’s more original art in the compact, well-equipped kitchen, and everywhere, a deep sense of tranquillity.
The master bedroom is classically elegant, with a hand-carved bed, an antique chest of drawers and, on the wall, an intimate portrait. The bathroom holds a freestanding roll topped bath and a lovely hot shower. When you’re done with our gorgeous White Company toiletries and fluffy towels, the second bedroom (with a petite double bed) is accessed straight from the sitting room. Here, you’ll find books, stacked canvases and the sweetest writing desk, with a view down to the quiet street below.
You’re right next to Notting Hill, and the enthralling mix of bric a brac and treasure that is Portobello Road Antiques Market. Bayswater itself boasts some of the best Asian restaurants outside Chinatown, and you’re only a handful of minutes from Kensington Gardens. Saunter down to Mayfair, or catch the tube into town, the journey from Queensway to Oxford Circus takes a mere seven minutes.
This home is on the second floor and you will need to negotiate a number of stairs to reach the front door.
There is a small double bed in the double bedroom, it will comfortably sleep one adult or two children.
There will be a collapsible wardrobe setup in the small double bedroom for your stay.
This home can accommodate some pets, please speak with our reservations team for more details.
As shown in the pictures, this home has a minimalist style, and the sitting room in particular has fairly little furniture.
This home welcomes bookings of three nights or more.
Although not shown in the pictures, your host has recently bought a dining table and four chairs for the sitting room.
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.