Prince of Wales Mansions

Battersea, South-West London


Treasure trove

Think you’ve seen it all? Look again – for here’s a home that will bestow a sense of childlike wonder upon even the most jaded of souls. Cosy and elegant, this snug apartment stands right upon the edge of Battersea Park, one of the loveliest spots in London. Inside, you’re surrounded by an extraordinary array of exquisite objects from around the world. Asian vases, British glassware, European watercolours – a stay here is to immerse yourself in beauty. Explore Battersea’s cute cafes and grocers, then cross the river to Chelsea and binge upon glamour. Or, lock the door, pour yourself a cup of green tea, and dream.

A life well lived

Your hostess spent a number of years living in Hong Kong. She manages opera and dance companies, and so spends much of her time travelling the globe – and she’s brought home some wonderful souvenirs.

Tell me a tale

You could spend hours gazing upon the sitting room’s hand painted screen, before moving on to the intricate chests and richly polished furniture. The walls are daffodil yellow, the couches, enormously comfy. Pass the grandfather clock in the hallway to enter the compact kitchen, where your hostess has offset modern units and contemporary appliances with a spotlit cache of vintage china. The master bedroom is pretty and calm, with chocolate wood, delicate artwork and a French-style double bed, swathed in crisp white linen.

The adventure continues

There’s a real sense of community in Battersea, and you’ll find your neighbours to be an arty, friendly bunch, keenly supportive of their local café culture. The pubs are welcoming and the restaurants packed with regulars. Walk through Battersea Park to the river, then cross over to Chelsea for some of the best shopping in the city. And if you want to get into the West End, the journey from Queenstown Road to Covent Garden takes around half an hour.


Appoximate location



Babies welcome
Children welcome
Toddlers welcome
Pets welcome


2 people
1 bedrooms
1 King size bed
Bed size chart

Bathroom facilities

1 bathrooms
1 Bath with integrated shower1 Toilet


Coffee machine
Electric hob
Iron and ironing board
Washing machine
Built-in fans
Music player
Satellite or cable
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Sheets & towels
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Home truths

There are stairs up to the entrance of this home, and no elevator.

A parking permit is available at this home by prior arrangement with your host. Please let our reservations team know if you would like to make use of this.

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.

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