The approach to Drayton Gardens VI, through the elegant streets of South Kensington, is sure to raise expectations. And crossing the threshold here won’t disappoint, but surprise. In contrast to its sleek city surroundings, this home is picturesque and pretty. The clean lines of classic furniture contrast with plump patterned cushions, and pastoral hues – from creamy yellow to palest fawn – colour each wall. Outside there’s a courtyard, green and pleasant as any village garden, and it’s a sweet space for a glass of wine after dinner, or simply soaking up the sun.
Your host spends most of her time in Mexico City, but likes to visit her native London regularly. When in the UK, she enjoys nothing more than an afternoon spent in this home’s garden.
Hearth and home
It’s easy to wile away the hours in South Kensington. Whether it’s the bustle of central London’s museums or the buzz of Chelsea’s shops and restaurants that appeal, it’s all close to home here. But step onto the soft carpets of Drayton Gardens VI and it’s as though the city streets are much further away.
Comfort is key, and to make sure of it there’s a spick-and-span kitchen and two contemporary bathrooms, one with a dreamily deep bathtub. And then there’s the sitting room’s fireside sofa, surely the snuggest spot to revive after an eventful day.
This home is on the lower ground floor and there are stairs to reach the entrance.
This home doesn't accept children, toddlers or babies.
The fireplaces in this home is ornamental.
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.