Step over the threshold for admission to what feels like the art world’s inner sanctum: Petersham Place is home to an extraordinary exhibition. So, escaping the museum crowds, duck into this secluded mews, secreted a short stroll from Gloucester Road and Hyde Park. Even though you’re surrounded by world-famous museums and galleries, it’s here that you can enjoy exclusive access to an intriguing collection of portraits, landscapes, sculptures and exquisite antiques.
In the frame
Your hosts are committed art collectors who were won over by the house’s wonderful light and extensive wall space. South Kensington is their much-loved home for five months of the year, the remaining seven are spent in Perth, Australia.
Calm and collected
A quintessentially English mood is established at a front door on a cobbled street, flanked by perfectly pruned bay trees and statues of Chinese Fu Dogs. Upstairs, the double room has its own dressing area and the twin has a balcony overlooking the mews. But rather than debate sleeping arrangements you’ll be marvelling over the art. Downstairs, dine among the beautifully captured characters and scenes which line the walls or curl up on a comfy sofa and admire the sculptures, antique furniture and handwoven rugs that wouldn’t look out of place at the V&A. Art appreciation has never been so easy.
This home accepts babies and children over 12 but does not accept toddlers.
This home is spread over three floors with no internal elevator.
The sitting room fireplace is not in use.
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.