Acid yellow, azure blue and strawberry red… outside the sky may be grey, but inside, this home is dancing with colour. Brechin Place IV is a historic townhouse apartment that’s been brought right up to date, and now, its spacious rooms hold retro designer furniture and a quirky collection of art. The museums are only just around the corner, and you’re close to the shops and restaurants of Kensington, Knightsbridge and Notting Hill. Catch the rays in Kensington Gardens, explore nearby Chelsea or use your excellent transport connections to zoom into the West End. One for style savvy couples and forever friends, the question is simply, how soon can you get here?
Colour me beautiful
Your hosts are a brainy pair, she’s a psychologist, while he’s a lawyer. This smart twosome love to travel, and Brechin Place IV is their city crash pad.
With its black and yellow palette and clean lines, the sitting room of this home is quite gorgeously cool, with all sorts of fantastic detailing, from the sharp fireplace to the china hippo. The kitchen’s just as good, with a heritage porcelain sink, and white units concealing a host of useful appliances. Both bedrooms are doubles, with neutral walls and pretty views, their large beds swathed in acres of our crisp linen.
The guest bedroom has a jet-black shower room, filled with our White Company toiletries and fluffy towels. And if you have trouble opening your eyes in the morning, then the master bedroom ensuite will have you leaping out of bed. In the most joyful of reds, you’ll have a wonderful time filling that freestanding bath with bubbles.
Light and shade
If you’re here for the museums this location couldn’t be finer you can be in with the dinosaurs while the rest of London is still finishing breakfast. After a long morning in the galleries, an early lunch is in order, and there's a huge range of restaurants and cafes, both around South Kensington tube and on Kensington High Street. Walk to Knightsbridge for Harrods and Harvey Nichols, or cross the park for Notting Hill and Portobello Market. The tube from Gloucester Road to Covent Garden takes thirteen minutes.
This home doesn't accept babies, toddlers or children.
There are four steps up to the kitchen without a banister rail.
Some traffic noise can be heard from inside the bedrooms.
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 fireplace in this home is ornamental.
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.