There is a spirited playful energy in this beautiful big home. Behind the driveway and the imposing white stuccos facade, find a large home with characterful spaces and wonderful features, including marble fireplaces, high ceilings, and, something of a centre piece, a grand piano. Rather ideally placed in gorgeous St. John's Wood, this playful period house dates back to the 1840s but has been cleverly updated for modern mischief. Want to come in and tickle the ivories?
Your host is musical, with two daughters and a son who all inherited the musical genes.
Antique furniture plays alongside newer pieces, and quite clearly the grand piano is the star. In deference to it, light parquet wood spreads across the whole first floor with a smart black border that recalls staves on manuscript paper. The bright green upholstery of the chairs in the drawing room provides a vibrant splash against elegant cream sofas.
The en-suite master bedroom with its magisterial superking-sized bed in dark wood is found on the first floor, and the twin bedroom’s up here too, full of children’s toys and books and it's own wash basin. There’s also an enormous playroom on the lower ground floor, complete with a drum kit, a ping pong table and toy cars. From the large, open-plan kitchen, come out and play in the expansive, high walled garden with a generous lawn. A trampoline, a swing and a climbing frame await active souls with extra brio to burn, while the lovely outdoor dining area might be just the tonic for your evening repose.
St. John's Wood is the land of flourishes, of things of grace and beauty. It is just lovely with its wide tree-lined roads, elegant houses and the breathtaking open spaces of Regent's Park. It is also home to Lords Cricket Ground, London Zoo and the world-famous Beatles Recording Studio. Shop in style in smart St. John's Wood High Street, take a leisurely stroll to the local Church Street Antiques Market or while away the afternoon on an original nineteenth century Longboat along the Regent's Canal. For Central London it’s under 10 minutes to Oxford Circus from nearby St John’s Wood.
This is a well-loved family home and shows signs of wear and tear.
There is a double sofa bed in the sitting room, please let our reservations team know if you want this set up for your stay.
Your hosts are having some renovation works done from September onward in the garden and in the basement, the house itself will be unaffected. Please ask our reservations team for more information.
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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