Minford Gardens

Kensington Olympia, West London


Gin up

Wonderful, delightful, and London through and through, Minford Gardens is effervescent with joy. There’s a definite creativity to these pretty rooms, full of antiques, original art and petal-strewn patterns. And beyond the glass lies Shepherd’s Bush, a relaxed neighbourhood within walking distance of Kensington, Holland Park and Notting Hill. Taste your way through the international restaurants that line the common, or amble down to Hammersmith’s fashionable bars that line the Thames.

Free spirits

Your hosts are a young married couple who run their own gin distillery, often flying between London and San Francisco for work. They’ve filled their home with reminders of the countryside, and some sweet mementos from their recent wedding day.


Down on the lower ground floor, the enormous kitchen manages to be both contemporary and utterly timeless, perhaps because of the farmhouse dining table, the butchers’ tiles and its palette of the gentlest oatmeals, creams and whites. Full-height doors open out onto a sizeable garden, and there’s a snug sitting room next door. While upstairs, the drawing room intoxicates in Oxford blue, with two majestic marble fireplaces, snuggly textiles and shelves of well-thumbed books.

All three bedrooms emanate a delicate charm, the master especially so. Here flowers are everywhere, from the hand-papered wardrobe doors to the walls of the marbled ensuite.


Appoximate location



Babies welcome
Children welcome
Toddlers welcome
Pets welcome


6 people
3 bedrooms
2 Double beds1 Super king size bed
Bed size chart

Bathroom facilities

2 bathrooms
2 Baths with integrated showers1 Shower3 Toilets




Coffee machine
Gas hob
Iron and ironing board
Music player
Satellite or cable
Washing machine
Built-in fans
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Home truths

Unfortunately the fireplaces in the home are not available for guests to use during their stay.

The kitchen and the sitting room are located on the lower ground floor, which means they get less daylight than the other rooms of the home. But they are all the more snug for being so.

The home is spread across four floors so there are lots of steps from top to bottom.

The host's mother will occasionally visit to tend the garden, and will let herself into the home. As she will mainly be working in the garden, she won't cause much disturbance to your relaxing stay. Please contact our reservations team for more details.

Since listing their home, the host has installed a wooden play pen suitable for babies 6 months and younger in the bay window of the second sitting room.


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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