The well-tempered clavier
Cup your ear and listen carefully. For this is West Hampstead, where the choral hum of the city swells to a waltz of breezes and birdsong. And, behind some sweetly well-kept bushes, it’s also where you’ll see Park Drive. Bright and blessedly quiet, this home’s tone is exquisite at every turn. The piano room is a four-part harmony of paintings, antiques, books and bibelots, while the leafy garden vistas would make Vaughan Williams melt. So tickle the ivories with practiced hands, or go take a bow outside. Whether it’s to Hampstead Heath or Highgate’s tea rooms, you’ll be there in the swish of a baton.
While her son is the talented pianist, you’ll spot your hostess’s own (artistic) compositions adorning the walls. Away from West Hampstead, they have a second home in Brazil.
You won’t feel a single quaver of care as you step into a home this soothing. And while your ears take in the silence, let eyes linger on the stained glass windows, the sweeping oak floorboards and the snowy white walls. Everything lays richly bathed in daylight, while Buddhas and fine sculpture lend a certain Asian note to the drawing room. Whether you turn to the piano room for a recital, or prefer the sound of the ensuite’s scented bubbles, this is a home whose pleasures should be seen and heard – many times over.
This home accepts children but does not accept babies or 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.
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.