Catch some rays
Zephyrs rippling the treetops and clouds wreathed in birdsong, the golden dusk dappling a Mary Poppins skyline – there’s really nothing to beat the eastwards views from this enchanted home. On a leafy street near Shepherd's Bush, this Georgian apartment has high ceilings and is furnished in a style both graceful and demure. Take coffee on the balcony – and you can choose between the boutiques of Notting Hill and the endless shops of Westfield. Yes, it can’t be denied, this home’s a scorcher.
Beams of delight
Your hostess is no stranger to long, balmy days. She’s from Australia, and she’s now a permanent London resident. A lawyer with a love of opera and contemporary art, she’s an energetic type. When the mercury rises you’ll find her swimming lengths of the Serpentine.
Summer of love
You’ll come first to the open plan living space, warm and bright, the sunshine spilling through the large windows pooling on the honeyed wooden floor. Take a seat in one of the antique armchairs and investigate your hostess’ collection of art books. The kitchen’s granite worktops are illuminated by a chandelier, while the dining table seats four. But it is our belief that everything tastes nicer when eaten outside – and you’ll find more seating out on the balcony, with its views down into the gardens below.
The master bedroom has a kingsized wooden bed and vintage bedside tables, and next door, the bathroom is given old-school glamour with grey marble and mirrors.
Feeling hot hot hot
Holland Park’s cafes and delis are close-by, as well as some of the best butchers and bakers in town. Pick up a joint at Lidgates, then head to the Hummingbird Bakery in Notting Hill for a box of scrumptious cupcakes. Nearby Westfield is packed with shops, and a terrific selection of restaurants, indeed, there’s even a multiplex cinema. You could walk to Kensington, or go into town. The tube from Shepherd's Bush or Holland Park to Oxford Circus takes around ten minutes.
This home is on the first floor of an apartment building with no internal elevator.
This home shows some signs of wear and tear.
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.
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