Ways of seeing
Kensington aspires towards artistry like nowhere else. Its streets are orchestrated as if under the baton of Barenboim, its garden squares possess the poise of a ballerina en pointe. But you needn’t be a prima donna or famed concert pianist to acclaim this home. From the operatic sweep of the terrace to the sitting room’s grand piano and noble antiques, Cornwall Gardens VI is clothed with a beauty revered by all tastes. And so is your backdrop. Whether it’s the Royal Albert Hall, the V&A or the masterpiece that is Kensington Gardens, you’ll find cultural enrichment in every last wing.
The dance class
Your hosts are the players in a home of wit and accomplishment. She is French, he English, and their daughter is a ballerina-to-be. They also like books, breakfasts on the terrace and, best of all, their lovely Weimaraner.
The sitting room will raise expectations to the highest pitch, with its corniced ceilings and brooding antique bookcase. Opt for a ballet tome and pirouette to the wide corner sofa, or don those opera glasses and take your interval on the scenic balcony.
The kitchen is a bright, contemporary affair, while the gallery bedroom dances a pas de deux with the arty, velveteen snug. But no performance can be complete without appluading the three remaining bedrooms. Catering to tastes both classical and modern, no one will lack for stimulation – or rest.
The host's dog Oscar usually lives in this home. While he won't be around during your stay, this home might not be suitable for those with pet allergies.
In the single bedroom there is the option of having the trundle bed set up as two single beds. Please let our reservations team know how you would like the room to be configured for your stay.
There is only little storage space in the mezzanine bedroom, we will therefore provide a collapsible wardrobe for your stay.
Unfortunately, the fireplaces in the home are purely decorative and therefore not available for guests to use during their stay.
Please note that unfortunately your host cannot provide access to the communal garden.
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.