À la mode There’s no need to nip across la Manche for your French fancy. With its style and flair, beauty and bibelots, Brussels Road will have anyone jumping for joie de vivre. The décor couldn’t be more vieux jeu, all flea market finds and charmingly chipped furniture, while there’s more than a soupçon of sunshine in the rustic kitchen. You’ve a sweetly picturesque garden where, once that Beaujolais is sipped, you can spin up a spiral staircase straight into the luxurious master bedroom. With both Wandsworth and Clapham to call on too, this is one home whose loveliness can’t be lost in translation. Savour faire Your hosts are devout Francophiles, so much so that their daughters attend French schools and are fluent in the tongue! A distinctly stylish couple, she is a beauty PR, while he works in online marketing. Tour de force For Gallic glamour, this home is rather hard to beat. The kitchen has a country feel, with daylight playing across its wooden floor and white worktops. You’ve a dining table for four, as well as some jazzy barstools, jaunty lampshades and a colourful couch over in the playroom. After dinner, sip a digestif in the garden, or slip downstairs to the sitting room. Here, French antiques, a fireplace and slouchy sofa make a chic (and cosy) combination. You’ve also an office of artwork and photographs, as well as a quaint double bedroom and stylish ensuite. Upstairs awaits the master bedroom: bright, airy and full of floral flourishes. The ensuite lies behind double doors, with its freestanding bath and a romantic spiral staircase which brings you and your beau back to the garden. You’ve two children’s bedrooms, both a-brim with toys, as well as a sweet single and another shiny bright bathroom, stocked with our fluffy towels. Bon voyage On sunny days, le tout Clapham heads for the Common, one of south London’s loveliest picnicking spots. You can see a show at the Clapham Grand, or shop on Lavender Hill, one of those many corners of the capital immortalised by film. Turn the other way for Northcote Road market or pop across the river to the cafes and fancy boutiques of Fulham. You can be in Oxford Circus in just over twenty minutes from Clapham Junction.
Basin, shower, toilet
Collapsible wardrobe, double bed, ensuite
Children's toys, basin, Bath with integrated shower, toilet
Child bed, Collapsible wardrobe, children's toys
Collapsible wardrobe, single bed, children's toys
Super king size bed, DVD player, satellite or cable, TV, bench
Basin, bath (fitted), shower, toilet, balcony
Blender, dishwasher, freezer, fridge-freezer, hob (electric), hob (gas), Juicer, oven, toaster, dini...
Basin, shower, toilet
Double bed, ensuite
DVD player, satellite or cable, TV, working fireplace
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