Cornering a row of Georgian townhouses, Culford Road sets an impressive scene. Behind the ivy-covered brickwork, this period home has high ceilings and wood-burning stoves, and the white walls are hung with film posters. The living areas are pared-down – all linen upholstery and reclaimed wood. But the kitchen is more dramatic with its contemporary conservatory-style extension. Here a long dining table sits beneath the yawning skylights and is bordered with an unusual arch of ivy. While through the glass doors there’s a pretty patio, with the bright lights of Hackney Empire just beyond the garden wall.
Theatre brought your hosts together, when he was freelance directing and she was studying to be a theatre designer. Success has followed them ever since: to the Royal Court and Bush theatres, as well as into television: he’s won three BAFTAs in total.
The charming sitting room is filled with wooden antiques and well-stocked bookshelves, and shuttered windows frame views of the leafy streets. Past the open wood-burner is the generous kitchen, with a central island and a collection of cookbooks. You’ve access out to the garden from here, or climb the stairs to the master bedroom, which has its own balcony. There are a further four bedrooms, each with soothing hues and stripped floorboards, and the bathrooms range from the wood-framed bathtub to the decadent wet-room shower.
This home is not suitable for toddlers, but babies and older children are very welcome.
This home has private off-road parking.
This is a well-loved family home and so does show some signs of wear and tear.
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.