Turn off your mind, relax and float downstream. Because, if you’re a Beatles fan, Carlingford Road may make you weak at the knees. The books, the artwork, even the coffee coasters flaunt the mop-topped fab foursome at their best. But this is no one-hit wonder of a home. Newly done up, all is glowingly cosy, and there’s a careful beauty in the white palette, warm greens and gentle pops of grey. Listen, and you might hear Paul McCartney’s blackbird singing in the garden; watch, and it’ll show you the way to Hampstead Heath or the quiet, cobbled lanes of Hampstead Village.
Born in Canada, your host first fell in love with London in the Swinging Sixties, when Beatlemania was all the rage. Your hostess used to run a tourism business, and what she doesn’t know about the capital frankly isn’t worth knowing.
Yesterday and today
There’s something of the digitally remastered classic to this home. Impeccably finished, every surface glows in white, from the high ceilings to the marshmallow-soft sofas. Take a comfy seat and eye up the Beatles memorabilia, or proceed into the glossy kitchen. Accents of blue-green lend a soft, natural air – all the more so when you throw open the French doors to the garden. There’s a contemporary table for four, or, flow outside and dine à deux beneath the blinking stars.
A desk and leather armchair offer their services for the readers, while, upstairs, both bedrooms are blissfully smart. The double is floral-fresh, and there’s an alluring view of the garden below. The master, meanwhile, spangles under a delicate chandelier, and has its own arty ensuite. You’ve also a shower room, tastily tiled in teal and a-brim with our White Company toiletries.
She’s leaving home
Hampstead Heath is the sort of green space that brings joy to the spirits. And, once you’ve crested Parliament Hill, hiked to Kenwood House or stretched out beneath a soaring old oak, some refreshment is needed. Thankfully, Hampstead Village has plenty of tearooms and eateries on hand, and there’s the intellectual nourishment of Keats House and the Freud Museum too. As for town, you can be there in a twist and shout. The tube from Hampstead to Oxford Circus takes under twenty minutes.
There is no hanging space in the double bedroom, but there is a wardrobe available for your use in the study next door.
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.
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