Sometimes, life deals you something pretty special. And so it is with Stanhope Gardens IV, a scintillatingly arty home filled with books and antiques. Alongside lustrous oils, hand-embroidered linens and inlaid wood you’ve card tables draped in baize, and a veritable flush of carefully selected objets. Go seek out more beautiful objects in the V&A Museum, just around the corner, or take in a concert at the Royal Albert Hall. You’re midway between the cafes, restaurants and designer emporia of Kensington High Street and Knightsbridge, and wonderfully close to Kensington Gardens. Apartments like these don’t come around too often, so we’ll understand if you want to keep this home close to your chest.
Your hosts originated from Eastern Europe, and they’ve filled their home with treasures. They’re a fearsome bridge pairing, as you’ll see from the trophies that crowd the shelves, and when they’re not sizing up their opponents, they’re listening to classical music and making a fuss of their beloved grandchild.
Stanhope Gardens IV is endlessly interesting, its bright, comfortable rooms furnished with a satisfying mix of the old and the new. Take a seat on the contemporary caramel sofa and admire the pretty roses adorning the antique rug, win a rubber at one of two card tables, or simply stand back and gaze upon the outstanding collection of art. The study transforms into a second bedroom with a flip of the sofa bed, and you’ll be enchanted by the flowers that peep so prettily from the cosy master bedroom.
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.
There is a sofabed in the second bedroom which can be set up for two. Please let us know when you book if you would like it prepared.
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.