The way we live now
History and Hampstead. The two go together like horses and carriages, top hats and tails, gentlemen’s gentlemen and silver salvers. Here, along a lovely late-Victorian street, is a home to bring high satisfaction to any history buff. For Eton Avenue II possesses an elegance which echoes down long years. The sitting room alone spans centuries, with its period paintings, miniature cannon and suit of armour. Take a turn around the ornamental oasis of a garden, be summoned to supper in the art-adorned dining room, or hail a hansom into town. Whether it’s Primrose Hill or Piccadilly Circus, you’ll be there in a matter of minutes.
Your hosts may love their history, but they live very much in the present. One is a retired dentist turned tour guide, and the other a teacher of English to foreign students. When they’re not at the gym or the theatre, you’ll find them roaming the world, from Israel to Spain.
All the houses on Eton Avenue were built between 1895 and 1900, and vary each in appearance. But that’s not the only way in which this home is unique. Masterful paintings, miniature cannons and gilded mirrors are just some of many artefacts to be discovered in the sitting room. Cast an absorbed eye across ornate vases, trophies and history tomes. The dining room lets you feast on artwork and fine furniture, while the kitchen brings you bang up to the twenty-first century. Sunlight glances off its ocean blue splashback and breakfast bar chairs, while each surface has a brand-new gleam.
The garden offers a barbecue and seriously elegant stone fountain, encircled with slate pebbles. You’ve a modern, mirrored master bedroom with a desk for history scholars to get scribbling. The upscale bathroom has room for artwork as well as our White Company toiletries, while upstairs is a bright double bedroom and another up-to-date ensuite shower room.
One thing after another
Primrose Hill has long been home to London’s historical VIPs, including W.B. Yeats and Friedrich Engels. Nowadays you might spot Alan Bennett or Ewan McGregor in a bookshop or exclusive cafe. Gourmets will love the Swiss Cottage farmer’s market, conveniently close by, while the rugged acres of Hampstead Heath are perfect for rambling off any overindulgence. The tube from Swiss Cottage to Oxford Circus takes a mere twelve minutes.
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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.
This home is spread over two floors with no internal elevator.
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.
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