Home from home
London’s calling, but so too are England’s green fields and skies of soaring swallows. And here at Vicarage Gardens you can have both. Calm and sweet, this home combines grand architecture with a very particular snugness. You’ve original windows and delicate cornicing, shelves of books and a mossy terraced garden. Barnes village, with its scrumptious cafés and venerable pubs, is only a walk away and so too is Richmond Park, where the red deer roam free. Feed the gulls on the Thames then return home to buttered crumpets by the open fire.
Your hosts have led glamorous lives as a label manager for an international record company and as a key link in the network of a global advertising agency. They’re now retired and spend half their time at Vicarage Gardens, the other half at their home near the Cognac region.
Out in the garden, silver-tipped ivy climbs the fence and there’s a table for two to enjoy coffee and a croissant. Inside, you’ll spot an impressive array of Cognac posters, evidence of your hosts’ years in France, and a collection of hand-turned wood.
The walls are soothingly plain in tones of mushroom and cream, while the soft fabrics showcase a range of classic British prints, from stripes through to paisley. The kitchen is modern in brushed chrome, while the dining room has a more rustic feel with white-washed, vintage chairs. And the bedroom is an idyllic nest, shaded in duck egg blue, with another original fireplace and a view out into the garden.
Your hosts have two charming dogs, and although they won't be there during your stay, allergy sufferers should be aware.
This home is not suitable for 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 free on-street parking on the street outside this home.
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.