A touch of class
If you’re the type that enjoys a rather good hotel, if you’re partial to fine wine or perhaps a proper cream tea, then Clanricarde Gardens II is a home from home. Situated on a quiet street, yet just moments from the tube, this refined ground floor apartment is the London residence of a cosmopolitan pair who generally reside in Belgium. Think antique furniture and some stunning oriental rugs.
And the story continues beyond the front door, for Notting Hill is a wonderful part of town. You’ve Hyde Park, of course, then there’s Portobello Road antiques market, and bars, cafes and restaurants in delightful abundance.
Your Irish host, now retired, previously worked for the European Commission, and continues to spend much of his time in Brussels. His wife is a lawyer, and together they enjoy collecting Japanese and Russian art, some of which you’ll see on Clanricarde Gardens II’s walls.
The sitting room of Clanricarde Gardens II gleams with light, which streams through the enormous windows onto the polished furniture below. The dining table sits right by the window, the ideal spot to gaze out upon the street below, and the picture perfect town houses opposite.
The kitchen’s new and contains everything you might need to whip up something delicious, while, down the corridor (past a display of Chinese porcelain) you’ll find the spacious master bedroom, with its king sized bed, antique writing desk and glossy ensuite.
There’s a further double next door, also with a king sized bed, the walls clad in a stirring scarlet, while the guest cloakroom and shower room are resplendent in white and grey.
On and on
Clanricarde Gardens II is ideally located for visitors and business travellers alike. To get into town just hop into a cab or jump onto the tube, either of which can have you in there in around fifteen minutes. But before you zip off to the West End, make sure you’ve stopped in at the Hummingbird Bakery for a cupcake, that you’ve walked the length of the Serpentine, and eaten at some of London’s finest restaurants. Souvenir hunters will adore Portobello Road Market, and if it’s nightlife you want, then Notting Hill’s lively bars are just around the corner.
This home has a collection of delicate ornaments, so this home does not accept children under the age of 10.
The children who live upstairs practice the piano after school, so there may be some background noise from this in the afternoons.
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.