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If you like a lively life, then head for Kings Road. A Carnaby Street for grown ups, this is a street designed to delight – the swankiest boutiques, hippest bars and some dangerously scrummy restaurants jostle for space. With a clientele varying from elegantly bored teens to outrageously chic pensioners, this is the place to be.
Down a quiet lane, you’ll find Dovehouse Street Studio, a home that’s more than keeping up with the in crowd. A studio space in which every object seems chosen to delight, if there’s anywhere that’ll show you a good time, it’s here.
Your hosts are a German couple, with homes all around Europe. They’ve lived an eclectic life, with many years spent on a boat – this, perhaps, accounts for the sense of order beneath Dovehouse Street Studio’s razzmatazz. He’s an architect, while she’s an interior designer, and they’ve brought all their skills to bear on creating their flamboyant London home.
Dovehouse Street Studio is at its best after dark, when the lights in the kitchen and around the fireplace glow blue, green and pink, their gleams reflected in the mirrored surfaces all around. Dovehouse Street Studio may not be huge, but it more than makes up for its petite proportions with its sense of fun, this is a home that you can truly enjoy. You’ve a large desk complete with a pony skin chair, a colourful sofa bed, and a beautiful traditional fireplace with a working gas fire.
The sleeping area is set a little apart from the rest of the studio, on a raised platform, and we must admit to a dreadful jealousy of the antlered bedside table. Next door, you’ve a modern bathroom with a power shower. But, before you turn in for the night, open the doors onto your courtyard garden, where you’ll find a water feature, a brightly tiled seating area worthy of Gaudi, and more of those gorgeously pretty lights.
Since the onefinestay photoshoot, the fireplace is no longer in use.
The home can get a little warm during the summer months. The door to the garden can be opened but not the windows.
There is a large uncovered skylight above the sofabed.
There is no TV in this home. There is a projector linked up to some, mostly European, digital channels. It includes English language news channels but does not show standard UK channels. It is quite complicated to use, and due to the skylight above, is best used after dark. The audio can also be a little sporadic.
This home accommodates a maximum of two adults plus one child per booking. There is a sofabed that can be set up to sleep one child if required.
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.