Sloane Square ... home to historians and artisans, politicians and children’s authors. It’s always been fashionable, yet always kept one foot in the past. Flit from century to century as you spill out of a designer boutique and wander into a dimly lit emporium selling nineteenth century lamps and dolls’ house furniture. And when you unlock the front door of this Georgian storybook mansion, you’ll find a children’s paradise that’s designed to keep the grown ups happy too. Antique rocking horses, squashy sofas, the latest in kitchen equipment and tubby Buddhas all make sense together here somehow. So come on in, make yourself comfortable and set your imagination free.
He’s a businessman who’s travelled widely in Asia, while she took a degree in management science but now spends her time looking after their three boys. Like the children in the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, they’re soon to relocate to the countryside.
There are great rooms and hidey holes for grown-ups and children in this rambling five-storey home. On the lower ground floor, you’ll find a playroom bursting with boys’ own toys. Let your little rascals swagger over to the pirate ship, or zoom off in a shiny red sports car (Tally ho!). And the playroom even has its own kitchen and bathroom, so nanny can keep her charges fed and watered.
Upstairs, an ebony-slate kitchen gleams with the latest kitchen equipment, there’s an elegant dining area and countless little cubbies you can make your own. There are one, two, three, four bedrooms filled with teddies, four-posters, Chinese cabinets – and a sprawling light-filled drawing room dotted with countless European- and Asian-inspired artefacts. Who knows what stories these treasures can tell?
Land of enchantment
Outside, there are plenty of hidden gems. You’ll find Thomas Carlyle’s house, the Chelsea Physic Garden and the National Army museum within walking distance. There are dozens of chic restaurants – as well as old-fashioned pubs. And if you ever need to leave Sloane Square (though we can’t imagine why), you’re only ten minutes from the West End.
Some noise from the nearby school can be heard inside the garden during the school's lunch break in term-time.
This is a well-loved family home which shows signs of wear and tear.
This home is available for bookings over 21 nights by request.
This home is situated on a busy road, and although the windows are double glazed, some noise may be heard within the home.
The second bedroom is on the lower ground floor.
Since the photos were taken, the bunk beds have been removed and there are now two child-sized beds in the bedroom.
This home has air-conditioning in the master bedroom only. Let us know if you would like extra fans for your stay.
There is currently scaffolding on the exterior of the neighboring property while the windows are being externally repainted. Disruption is minimal.
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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