Time has told me
Tucked along the lanes of Hampstead, among the ivied walls and innocent window boxes, is a jumble of townhouses as timeless as you could hope to see. Here stands Mount Square, all period quirks, patterned tablecloths and Beatrix Potter charms. Every vintage armchair, floral lampshade and model lighthouse draws you deeper into the past. The spiral staircase creaks to the tread of curious feet, and one wouldn’t be surprised to see a goose quill scratching away at the twin bedroom’s writing desk. But pretend as you will that modern London has been left behind, Hampstead station is only a five-minute amble away.
Elders and betters
For three generations, Mount Square has served as the pied-a-terre to your hosts’ family – one that’s included designers and antique lovers, journalists and jewellery makers. These days it plays host to an arty couple from Cornwall who can’t resist Hampstead’s rural beauty.
Many moons ago
Period, pretty and altogether delightful, this home puts history at your fingertips. Settle into the curvaceous grey sofa and rest weary legs after an afternoon’s explorations, or let the English country kitchen deepen your appetite for fresh bread and dainties. You’ll find cabinets of fine china one way, and curios, vintage photos and Persian rugs the other.
When dusk begins to gather, you might step up the staircase and root among the shelves of the bedroom for a choice read. But before you slip between the sheets, be sure you’ve gazed long at the toys, the many ornaments and the chimney-pot view.
The fireplace in the sitting room is ornamental.
The courtyard is private, but surrounded by neighbouring home entrances.
The spiral staircase leading to the mezzanine level is narrow and steep.
This home accepts babies and children, but doesn't accept toddlers.
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 three 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.