The whole caboodle
In the past Renaissance princes held homes like Godfrey Street II. Now London hosts a home, like those, with unrivalled opulence at every corner. Its every surface displaying art and artefacts from all across the world. Africa, India and Morocco pulse through prints and textiles, through hand carved furniture and rich colour. Head out into Kensington one of London’s classiest residents. Stroll the corridors of the V&A museum, sample Michelin starred delicacies in the outstanding local restaurants, or nip over to Harrods and begin a collection to rival this home’s.
Show and tell
Your hostess has homes all over the UK, and spends much of her time in the family seat, in Scotland. She’s travelled the globe and filled her London house with so many souvenirs that she regards it as her own miniature museum.
Everything under one roof
A coat of many colours, an antique kimono, rare silks and glimmering copper –it’s hard to believe this is London. Dine upon soft cushions amidst tapestries and panelled wood, lit by sunshine, or, come nightfall, by Moorish lanterns. The kitchen’s a curiosity shop of your desired appliances, and anglophiles will enjoy a visit to the downstairs cloakroom.
Upstairs, and the atmosphere changes entirely. Gone are the intense pigments and jostling canvases, and in their place there are three pale, airy bedrooms, furnished with just a handful of well-loved antiques. Both bathrooms are similarly paired back, and at the very top of the house there’s a roof terrace, with a few pieces of outdoor furniture, and of course, a sublime view.
Begin at the museums, so close that you can be peering into the vitrines while the rest of London’s still at breakfast, stroll to Kensington Gardens, or a charming café. Shoppers can choose between King’s Road, Kensington High Street and the glories of Knightsbridge, and when it comes to eating out, London’s tremendous selection of restaurants is just outside the front door. Or, the tube from South Kensington to Covent Garden takes twelve minutes.
This home is spread over four floors with no internal elevator.
There is adult-themed art in this home.
The hosts' cleaner will visit on Thursday mornings for about an two hours.
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.
There is currently construction work taking place on the neighboring buildings. Some noise can be heard inside the home.
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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