Though firmly Georgian on the outside, inside this home blends past, present and future in exuberant harmony. Mughul emperors preside over tapestries from Gujarat and Rajasthan, while wood is carved and polished, painted and lacquered. In one of the most desired locations in London, this home is perfectly placed, between elegant Kensington and the glamour of Notting Hill. And whether you clink glasses at The Windsor Castle, dine at the renowned Churchill Arms, or browse the free-flowing wares at Harrods, when you return home you’ll be just as spoiled for choice in these diverse rooms.
Your hostess is a lawyer and a passionate advocate of human rights. When she’s not writing and travelling, she’s with her family, or reading in the courtyard beneath the olive trees.
Declaration of independence
There’s a real thrill to this home’s architecture, with its walls of glass and staircase seemingly floating mid-air. Your hostess’ roots are in India, her sister lives in Japan, and flavours of both permeate the beautiful decor.
The sitting room is hung with Maharajas, the carpets are hand-woven, while a painted screen displays a picnic beneath drifting cherry blossom. And the master suite is more like a spa than a bedroom, with a dressing area, an ensuite with a double shower, and a terrace heady with the scents of jasmine and lavender.
The fireplace in this home is ornamental.
The TV pictured in the master bedroom is currently not in use.
The hosts' gardener will visit once a month from 9am-1pm.
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.
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.