Small is beautiful
Once, mews buildings were full of commotion, housing horses, carriages and ostlers, (and before even that, ospreys and other hunting birds.) But these days residents can puff up their plumes, because a mews address carries cachet - just ask Michael Caine, Noel Gallagher or Guy Ritchie. Essentially a romantic country cottage in the heart of London, these sleepy roosts usually give onto a traffic-free cobbled street, creating a little oasis apart from the hustle and bustle of town. And this, in a nutshell, is St Petersburg Mews. It's a beautifully designed one bedroom pied-à-terre where everything one could need is within reach.
On the wing
Your host can mostly be found farming his acres in North Wales, where he lives with his wife and children. He sees St Petersburg Mews as the perfectly sized pied-à-terre, and reckons it's the best location in London. And, what’s more, he might just be right. It's close to Hyde Park, well-connected for transport, and right in the thick of the capital's best restaurants.
Let the intricate wrought iron balustrade guide you upstairs into the bright open plan living room, where sunlight streams through the large window in the roof. There are acid orange acrylic Arad chairs dotted around the dining table, but some may prefer to lounge on the sofa and put their feet up on the antique trunk that plays its part as a coffee table. Maybe watch the mews’ microcosm from the windows as an aroma of coffee drifts up from the Nespresso machine in the black and white kitchen.
The bedroom is dominated by a super king-sized bed with a padded headboard. In here, throw the windows wide and relax with a book, or drop the blinds and luxuriate in the warm glow of cosy cottage life. Next door, find the ensuite and its shower tiled in silver mosaic squares, alongside piles of our fluffy white towels.
St Petersburg Mews is perfectly perched between Notting Hill and Bayswater. With Hyde Park just a couple of blocks away, lay down beneath a shady tree in between courses of the neighbourhood’s offerings. There are the upmarket boutiques of Westbourne Grove, the street market on Portobello Road, and the myriad bars, pubs and restaurants in the area. As well as laid-back dining and tapas bars, there is the Michelin-starred Ledbury just a short walk away. Join the curious crowds in the fringe theatre at the Print Room, nearby on Hereford Road. Alternatively, the West End is ten minutes away by tube.
Parking can be made available in the host's garage on request. Please speak to our reservations team who will be able to sort this out for you during your stay.
There is no hanging space in the bedroom, however, we will provide a collapsible wardrobe.
This home is not suitable for toddlers or children. Babies are very welcome. Please speak to our reservations department if you require a cot.
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.