Doing it for the kids
This four bedroom, two bathroom home is a fun family paradise, with just the right balance of adult sophistication and childlike whimsy. With high ceilings and large rooms, it’s easy to spend time together without treading on each other's toes and relax far from the crowds. Wander down the affluent Northcote Road, where Cath Kidston boutiques rub shoulders with traditional toy shops and sticky-finger inducing bakeries, then pick up some grub at the Venn Street food market. If the weather’s clement, dine out in Rozel Road’s garden, where an alfresco three piece suite will seat all the family.
Young at heart
Your hosts are a life-loving couple who work in advertising, and their two young children. He’s half French, so it won’t surprise you to see fine Breton linens dressing the windows and ornaments from brocantes peppering the home. When they’re not visiting their continental family, they enjoy simply hanging out in their gorgeous Victorian terrace together.
As soon as the key turns in the lock, the kids will be desperate to get first dibs on the bedrooms and play trampolines. But head inside, at the very top of the house, check out the double loft room, with its crisp, white colour scheme and double doors which look out over London. Head down to find the perfectly charming children's bedroom, and arrange the teddies, or play at the dolls house. When hunger strikes, head en masse to the massive eat-in kitchen, where double folding doors to the garden mean you can keep an eye on the kids while you cook. A no-expense spared renovation has given the space an unmistakably luxurious atmosphere. Eat at the eight seater dining table then sprawl on the sofas as you watch a film in the grand Victorian drawing room. When the house is quiet as a mouse, relax on the elegant master bedroom’s vintage chesterfield, or recline on the superkingsized bed.
Kids on the block
Take the tiny ones to baby yoga, story time at the local library, or the paddling pool and playground on historical Clapham Common. A skate park will keep older children busy for hours. If you’re after more adult pursuits, sample one of Clapham’s upscale restaurants or make the 17 minute tube ride into central London.
This is a well loved family home, so shows signs of everyday wear and tear.
The single bedroom contains a trundle bed. It can be left as a single, set up as a king-size double bed at regular height or set up as twin beds. Please let our reservations team know how you would like this set up for your stay.
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.