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.
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.
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.
The home gets very poor phone reception but the WiFi works on all floors.
This is a well-loved family home which shows 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.
There is currently construction work taking place in the property next door Monday to Saturday from 8 am to 4 pm.
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.
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