Never never land
Step inside a world of pure imagination. This spacious home is graced with playful, mischievous, old-world touches from top to bottom. there are five floors in all, so that’s a lot of space to play with. Inspired by family life with young children, this home is one for big and little kids, and people who like to let their minds wander, safe in the knowledge that the modern, grown-up world is on the doorstep when they’re ready for it. And Ladbroke Grove, with its elegant, gentle, laid-back streets, is a soft return to reality.
Your hosts have three children, one of whom is named after a flower in the garden. You’ll have to explore and imagine which flower that is.
There are 11 rooms arranged over five floors, so there’s a lot of exploring to be done. Your hosts bought the flat next door and knocked through to extend the house, creating a spacious family home. Illustrations collected over the years are found all over the place, from old Winnie the Pooh drawings to contemporary newspaper cartoons. The playroom in the basement is huge and inviting, and packed full of toys. And there are large, comfortable living areas for playing and resting.
The master ensuite is wonderfully, cartoonishly big, with its own beautiful balcony. Lovely old-fashioned touches throughout the house, like the working fireplace and the roll-top bath, give this home its magical feel.
The living is easy in affluent Ladbroke Grove, but interesting too. It’s got some brilliant bohemian elements such as markets and vintage shops, the best of which are found on Portobello Road, which is just round the corner from St Lawrence Terrace. If you need to be in Central London it is about 25 minutes on the tube from nearby Ladbroke Grove tube station.
This is a beautiful family home, with a few signs of normal wear and tear.
There are now full size single beds in the fourth bedroom instead of child size beds.
There are two additional single trundle beds in the fourth bedroom that can be set up for guest use. Please let our reservations team know if you would like this made up for you during your stay.
Since the onefinestay photoshoot, the cot in the fifth bedroom has been replaced with a raised single cabin bed.
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 five 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.
For more detail on our policies read the FAQ.