If any nation has mastered the art of living well, it is the French. For why sacrifice style, simply because one has a family? Lindore Road is the perfect case in point. This enormous house is bursting with life and personality – you’ll find books, toys, fairy lights and murals. But this is a home as much for adults as it is kids. The painted floorboards, the cosy textiles and carefully chosen art all belie the influence of a couple who care very much about their surroundings. And you’re so close to Northcote Road that you can almost smell the freshly brewed coffee wafting from the bakeries, their counters bearing some of the finest croissants this side of Boulogne.
Your hosts are French, bien sur, he works in the City, while she’s a particularly discerning estate agent. When they’re not out and about on the arts scene in London, they can be found enjoying the good life in France, and sailing their boat around the world.
Dans le salon
The sitting room of Lindore Road is as elegant as you’d expect, with its pale floor, original iron fireplace and brightly coloured rugs. The large eat-in kitchen features exposed brickwork alongside dining space for six, and full height windows looking out into the patio garden.
Chefs will find everything they need, from sharp knives to a coffee machine, and if the weather allows, you may want to take your steaks outside and fire up the barbeque. There are three candy coloured kids’ rooms, two singles and a bunk-bedded twin, all with cute touches that the little ones will love. While they’re busy with your hosts’ toys, you’ve the choice between the whisper-quiet attic double, and the stately master suite, with a kingsized bed, and furniture so lavishly pretty it wouldn’t look out of place in a grand chateau.
You could spend the whole day drifting up and down Northcote Road, idling in the boutiques and sampling fare from the funky cafes and gastropubs. But do take a walk on Clapham Common, one of the most popular parks south of the river, and when it comes to a night out, it’s hard to beat Clapham Old Town. Or, if it’s the West End you’re after, the journey from Clapham Junction to Oxford Circus takes a little over twenty minutes.
The bed in the third bedroom is a small double bed. It can sleep two people, but is more comfortable for one.
The wardrobe for the third bedroom is in the hallway outside.
There is no wardrobe in the second bedroom so we will provide a hanging rail for storage.
A pull out single bed can be set up next to the bunk beds in the pink bedroom. All three beds in this room are shorter than standard length and are best suited to children.
The fourth bedroom is set up as an office, but has a single bed and a trundle bed.
The TV in the second bedroom is no longer is use.
This townhouse is spread out over five floors with no internal elevator.
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.
One lovable dog lives in this home. He won't be around during your stay, but this home may not be suitable for people with allergies.
This home has a minimum night stay of six nights.
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.