Neatly trimmed box hedges, wrought iron balconies and birdsong – from the outside, Gowan Avenue III is typically English. But through the front door you’ll discover dazzling interiors that meld historic details with contemporary comforts. Slate, wicker and glass are refreshing, while delicate plasterwork reminds you of this home’s Victorian heritage. It’s just a short, tree-lined walk from Bishop’s Park and the Thames, and Parson’s Green’s cosy cafés, pubs and independent grocers are close by too.
Your hostess is from South Africa, and she works for a leading jewellery designer. She and your British host love to travel, and they’re about to embark upon a grand tour, touching down everywhere from Cape Town to Hong Kong.
Suddenly I see
Limed oak floors, biscuit-hued linens and walls that range from vanilla to cream ensure this home is ideal for those seeking some R & R, and the brand new kitchen and bathrooms only support this cause. With its skylights and full-height sliding doors, the sitting room is beaming and bright, and on balmy days you can step straight out to apple trees, a BBQ and al fresco furniture. All four bedrooms are soothingly neutral, but none more so than the master, with its white shutters and pleasingly curvaceous bed.
This home doesn't have air conditioning, so let us know if you'd like to have fans for your stay.
The sofabed in the study can accommodate two additional guests. Please let our reservations team know if you would like it to be set up for your stay. We will also provide a hanging rail if it is being used.
Please note that the tiling in the second bathroom is slightly worn. However, the rest of the home is impeccable.
This home is spread across numerous floors, so there are steps from top to bottom.
Since this home was photographed, the host has updated some of the furniture, particularly in the dining area.
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.