Floats your boat
The soothing lapping of the river. The hum of the city. Surely, the two are mutually exclusive? Not at Deodar Road. Down in the leafy reaches of Putney, here’s a home that’s chic, smart, and well-connected to London’s urban hotspots, yet quiet and charming, surrounded by mature trees, twisty back streets and ancient pubs.
Inside, Deodar Road has been recently refurbished, while still keeping its original cornicing, fireplaces and stained glass windows. You’ve acres of space, all the mod cons you could possibly want and some spectacular river views.
Your hosts are an energetic pair, he’s an English entrepreneur, while she’s a web designer, who hails from South Africa. They bought Deodar Road when it was a derelict shell, gutted it and turned it into a dream home for their young family.
Head up the private driveway, with room for up to four cars, to Deodar Road’s grand entrance hall. Clack across the parquet flooring and into the kitchen-diner. Here, a curvy bar allows guests to chat to you as you cook, or, shepherd them out on the large terrace overlooking the garden while you get on with uncorking the wine. Downstairs you’ll find a large sitting room, complete with a piano, and a further small kitchen area and dining table, ideal for teenagers who long to be left alone with their pizza.
Up on the first floor, the master bedroom (with its own en suite) is simple, spacious and welcoming. Step out onto the balcony and look out over the river, or go next door to the bunkbedded boys’ room. They’ve a family bathroom, with a snazzy free standing bath, and oodles of White Company toiletries. The next floor holds a simple double, with an ensuite and another terrace, go up again to find a girl’s bedroom, in the prettiest pink. And right up in the loft, those who yearn for peace and solitude will find it in the study, the doors open to the top terrace, with its views of the Thames and the night sky.
Take a stroll down to nearby Putney Bridge, watch the rowers pant their way up the Thames or simply sup a pint in a riverside pub, life in this part of town is a relaxed affair. Nearby Wandsworth Park is a lovely place to stretch your legs, and if you want to hit the shops or grab a bite to eat, nothing beats the boutiques, bars and restaurants of the King’s Road in nearby Chelsea. Or, if it’s town you want, the district line can have you there in less than half an hour.
This home comfortably sleeps five adults, and three children.
Since the onefinestay photoshoot there is now a shower in the bathroom and the bunk beds have been replaced with two single beds. We'll be taking new photographs soon.
A double airbed can be set up in the basement sitting room for two additional adults, bringing the maximum occupancy to ten.
Deodar Road is home to a loveable pooch, while she won't be there during your stay, guests with allergies may want to reconsider staying in this home.
The green sofa seen in the sitting room is being removed, however, another sofa will replace it.
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.