Cattle horns, cowhides, birds’ eggs and even a touch of taxidermy – here the animal artefacts could give the Natural History Museum a run for its money. But far from antiquated, vibrant travel posters, photography and tribal artworks ornament pale yellow walls, while the glowing neon sign and metal fans and lamps are truly contemporary. Style meets substance in the dining room – its walls lined with volumes of National Geographic, vintage atlases and Boys Own adventure books. And should you be tempted to embark on your own voyage of discovery, the green expanse of Hyde Park is close by.
Your host is a travel writer and has adorned his home with significant specimens he’s collected along the way. New York and San Francisco have been his home in the past, but he now spends part of the year in the Netherlands.
Under the microscope
In this sophisticated home you’ve much to study – look closer at the bathroom’s delicately veined marble, or the intricate grains of the two bedrooms’ dark wooden furnishings.
Broaden your mind with a travel tome atop the sitting room’s chairs of slouchy leather and taut cowhide, and when it’s time for a caffeine break take to the sleek kitchen of cream and chrome. Whether you head north to uncover Little Venice’s aquatic charms or west to investigate the allure of multicultural Notting Hill.
This home accepts babies and children but does not accept toddlers.
The fireplace in this home is ornamental.
The staircase does not have a bannister.
Since the onefinestay photoshoot the bed in the second bedroom has been replaced with a super-king size bed; please note this bed is slightly shorter than standard at 180cm long.
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 currently construction work taking place in the mews while some of the homes are re-roofed, the working hours are 9-5PM Monday to Friday.
This home is spread over two 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.