Once owned by an antiques dealer, Sydney Street II is full of beautiful leftovers. The dusky woods are sweetly country cottage, while the roof terrace appears all the more villagey for the church spire chiming across the way. But this home is far from forgotten. From the kitchen’s terracotta pots to the marbled check of the dining room floor, every nook is bright with charms. And even with South Ken’s museums up the road, you’ll surely be taken by the vintage playroom and the sitting room’s masterful artwork.
Having just welcomed a baby into the world, your hosts have their eyes fixed on the future as much as the past. He is a doctor, while she has turned her hand to painting and sculpture. The most treasured part of their home is the roof terrace, and the peal of church bells each Sunday.
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Twin French windows will tempt grown-ups onto the sitting room’s sofas, while younger ones may be more interested in the playroom’s alluring dollhouse. Take a peek at the artworks and sculptures, or follow the creamy walls to the characterful, old dining room.
Roomy, pretty and dotted with potted plants, you won’t need any reason to carry your coffee onto the roof terrace – and there’s a scenic balcony the other side of the period Italianate bathroom, too. And before you ascend the leather-studded staircase to one of three graceful bedrooms, do investigate the cultured, bookish study.
Although this home welcomes children, the hosts want to remind parents to take extra care on the terrace and the balcony.
There is no wardrobe in the single bedroom so we will provide a hanging rail for storage.
Unfortunately, the fireplaces in the home are not available for guests to use during their stay.
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.
This home is spread over four floors with no internal 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.