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... Green shoots 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. April showers 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. Spring collection 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.
Basin, Bath with integrated shower, toilet
Basin, shower, toilet
Dishwasher, freezer, hob (gas), oven, refrigerator, toaster, Wine fridge, dining...
Ensuite, Super king size bed
DVD player, satellite or cable, TV
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