Boulevard of dreams
Dim the lights and relax against the soft suede of your hosts’ screening room sofa – the show is about to begin. Spread over four floors, this dramatic home will take you on a journey deep inside your imagination – think the romance of an ivy-covered garden, the slick silver polish of a sci-fi dream and endless family adventures played out across the rolling green of Hampstead Heath. There is plenty of unscripted fun to be had in the surrounding streets of Highgate, so whether you fill your days with fast-paced action, sweeping drama or musical mayhem, The Grove is the perfect place to set the cameras rolling.
Lights camera action
Your international hosts are spotted all over the world, scouting out the next exotic location for their family adventures. When in London they spend time visiting contemporary galleries ensuring their enviable collection is kept right up to date.
The walk of fame
Whether you choose to while away an afternoon in the basement screening room or recline on a sun-lounger in the enormous garden, there is entertainment enough here to fill a hundred stays. Your hosts’ modern art collection brings each room to life, you can eat your breakfast beneath the moving shadows of a hanging knife and fork art installation or climb the magnificent staircase pausing to take in the portraits and abstracts which adorn the walls. When evening draws in relax after a refined dinner in the sleekly detailed sitting room sunk deep into the sumptuous plum sofas for coffee and a plate of cocoa-dusted truffles.
Your children will be in for a treat too, with the top floor given over to a technicolour playroom and riotous bedrooms that will make bedtime a doddle. Each of the grown-up bedrooms are beautifully realized set-pieces where sumptuous double beds lead to cool bathrooms – the ideal place to get ready for your close up.
Trip to tinsel town
Highgate is a part of London that provides the backdrop for an Oscar-worthy stay. With the rolling green of Hampstead Heath to the south and the dreamy atmosphere of Highgate Village a short walk away, you can have picnic in the evening sun or enjoy a seductive dinner in one of the many independent restaurants that make this area such a joy to stay in. When it’s time for the premiere of Central London, Highgate tube will have you at Oxford Circus in 18 minutes.
This home is a tall townhouse with lots of stairs to the top.
Please note that your host's housekeeper, Rosalyn, will be visiting the home every other day between 11.00 - 13.00.
Please note that your host's gardener will be visiting every Thursday morning.
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.