If the thought of city streets leaves you longing for savannah and sky, then bring your herd to West Hill Road. A tall terraced townhouse, alive with light and colour, you’ve space to roam free, and you’re surrounded by a carnival of animals. Antelopes, a charging rhino, elephants galore… and if your cubs are thrilling for a chase, send them out into the enormous garden, where they can tumble around on the sunken trampoline, and swarm across the climbing frame. You’re not far from the river, with its fantastic watering holes, and there’s no need to scavenge, for you’re surrounded by cafes and restaurants. And should you wish to extend your territory, you’ll find that the centre of town is surprisingly close at hand.
Your hosts are a young family who came to West Hill Road a year ago. Athletic, energetic and fearless, they like sport, the more extreme the better. They honeymooned in South Africa, and those magical few weeks have left them longing to return.
Hear me roar
The kitchen’s skylights and full-height patio doors allow for a spot of lapping sun even when the air temperature is distinctly sub-Saharan, and those garden views mean you can keep an eye on the little ones from your place at the table. There’s a more formal dining room, too, along with an elegant sitting room, a games room and an adorable playroom. All five bedrooms are full of character, and you’ll love the lions that gaze down from the sage walls of the quietly opulent master suite.
There is space for one car on the private driveway.
There's now a permanent single bed in the office, which shares the ensuite with the second bedroom.
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 are high-chairs in the home for children.
This is a well loved family home and as such shows some signs of wear and tear.
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.