Here comes the sun
The rising sap, the fluting songbirds, the crocuses coming sweetly into bloom. Welcome to the merry morning of May, when the door of spring swings open to let summer through. For in this floaty, fragrant home, that’s how it feels the whole year round. The pastels are pretty, the proportions rather perfect, the artwork enticingly Eastern. Sunlight falls softly through shuttered windows, and the stylish sofas are softer than the fleeciest cloud. But before you float off like a roseleaf on the wind, do have a look around. Notting Hill waits one way, and try keeping away from fashionable Kensington High Street...
Country-lovers at heart, your hosts live in Hampshire with their two children. But, as city crash pads go, they think Stafford Terrace can’t be bettered. And we’re inclined to agree.
If you seek the bounce of spring, you’ve come to the right place. Fresh and brightly feminine, the sitting room is enfolded by elegance. The ceilings are high, the windows shuttered and the floorboards aglow with sunshine. Plump a pastel-shaded cushion before flumping into one of two sofas. Asian objets d’art abound, while the high shelves brim with books. Flow into the spacious kitchen to whip up something freshly seasonal – six or more can dine on banquettes and chairs around a cool table.
The master bedroom is a study in sweetness. Beside its king bed sit elegant lamps, delicately shuttered windows and a pastel-pink armchair, while the ensuite is a marble marvel. You’ve a stately bathroom stocked with our White Company goodies, as well as a twin bedroom touched with the very lightest blues and pinks.
See the trees come into leaf at Holland Park or go Easter egg hunting in Kensington Gardens. You’re a short saunter from buzzy Notting Hill, and it’s always the hottest season in style along Kensington High Street, flanked with boutiques and well-bred coffee shops. Hear Vivaldi’s Four Seasons at the Albert Hall, or spring straight for town. The tube from High Street Kensington to Oxford Circus takes less than twenty minutes.
This home does not accept babies, toddlers or children.
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 currently construction work taking place in the flat below during working hours.
The ground floor entrance and communal areas of the home are currently undergoing renovation. Some noise may be heard from inside the home during working hours.
There are stairs up to the entrance of this home, and no elevator.
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.