Once upon a long time ago, London was less buses and Beefeaters, more furrowed fields. And it’s still possible to beat a path back to the bucolic. On a picturesque tree-lined street, here is a home as tranquil as a thatched summerhouse. You’ve woodland wallpaper and sunny floorboards, original artwork and polished period dressing tables, old wirelesses and acres of classic paperbacks. And if the heart of every sleepy village is its green, you’ll be looking for buttercups in the open plan kitchen and TV snug. Just make sure you toddle down the lane to Islington’s too.
Your hosts divide their days between the English capital and the French countryside. She works for a famed auction house, he runs a visual effects and animation company, and together they adore everything about their location – be it the Regent’s Canal or the antiquer’s mecca at Camden Passage.
Let the city bustle as it will: this is a retreat of leafy peace. The artwork is both original and everywhere, while florals give way to formals – a splendid old armchair here, a radiant shuttered window there. Downstairs, you’ve a contemporary kitchen and living area that owes much to the arboreal.
A garden gleams through floor-to-ceiling windows, where you might tend the barbecue or drowse away the afternoon on the dinky lawn. And do share a nightcap on the master bedroom’s characterful little balcony, or at one of the fantastic neighbourhood pubs.
There is no microwave in this home.
This home is spread across four floors so there are lots of stairs from top to bottom.
Unfortunately, the fireplace in the sitting room is not available for guests to use during their stay.
Two lovable cats live at this home. Except for the month of August, they'll remain in the home during your stay, so this home may not be suitable for people with allergies. A neighbour will visit once a week to check in on them.
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.