Kith and kin
This is a home whose embrace is almost maternal, where wooden floors, period features and bursts of colour go hand in hand. There’s space here for everyone, from teens to teenies, and a few quiet corners where mums and dads can snatch precious minutes with a book. The garden’s particularly large, and if further steam-letting is required, walk to the endless turf of nearby Hampstead Heath. Pretty West Hampstead has a great range of neighbourhood restaurants and useful shops, and the West End is an easy tube ride away. Satisfying the whole brood is a tall order, but if anywhere can do it, it’s here.
The ties that bind
Your hosts are a happy clan who hail from Scotland. They and their black Labrador spend as much time as they can up north. And they’re getting ready for a new adventure – an extended visit to New York.
Come one come all
Detached houses are rare in London, and more elusive still are original staircases, and a grand hallway such as the one you’ll discover upon your arrival. Cross the chequerboard tiles to the first of three sitting rooms – two elegant spaces and a snug TV room packed with books. The rustic eat-in kitchen opens out onto the mature garden, and everywhere you’ll see gilt, shutters, art and heaps of cosy cushions. Point the kids in the direction of the two cheery single bedrooms and your guests to their spacious double, then retreat to the calm silence of the master suite. The ensuite bathroom’s yours and yours alone, and the kingsized bed will leave you rested and ready for the adventures of the morrow.
If you’re happy and you know it
Hampstead is filled with families and it’s easy to see why - the streets are broad and peaceful, the shops are abundant and, with Hampstead Heath close by, there’s plenty of space to play. Fly a kite on Parliament Hill, swim at Gospel Oak Lido, or mosey on down to the cobbled streets of Hampstead Village and check out some notably swanky boutiques. Closer to home, there’s a more cosmopolitan vibe to Kilburn High Road, and the tube from Kilburn to Oxford Circus takes around fifteen minutes.
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.