Traditional and stylish, historic and modern, urban and idyllic. Mapesbury Road twists all these elements together in to the most delightful equilibrium. A grand Victorian mansion in the Dutch style, this is a home filled with luxuries, from the steam room and gym to the piano. Large, spacious rooms sing with culture, while the décor mixes influences from all across the world. This is a paradise you’ll find hard to leave, but when you do, you’re near Hampstead Heath, the smart cafes of Queens Park and Kensal Rise, and the villagey shops and restaurants of peaceful Fortune Green.
This home’s different notes have been blended together by your clever hosts – he’s retired after a career in finance, while she’s worked in fashion. Theirs is the most active of families, and when they’re not windsurfing and working out, they’re painting and making beautiful music.
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Mapesbury Road is kitted out with Crestron technology throughout, allowing you to enjoy entertainment in every room. But the pleasures here are not just high tech. Explore the fully-equipped basement gym, or relax in the steam room next door. Stretch out in the games room, or enjoy the elegant grandeur of the sitting room, with its original fireplace and tall windows. Eat in the formal dining room, or in the rustic kitchen, where there’s an almost medieval feel to the bare bricks and hanging pots and pans.
The master bedroom is definitely a place for grown ups, with an immaculate ensuite and fashionably muted décor, including antique Indian wooden doors. There are two further double rooms, a four-poster in the basement with its own wet room, and a bay-windowed room on the first floor with honeycomb parquet flooring and a monochrome bathroom next door. There are two singles, each with its own ensuite. The boy’s room is adorned with Liverpool posters, while little girls will swoon beneath the lights that twine around their four-poster bed. And whether the game is fairies or football, all will adore the 120ft garden.
Amble over to West Hampstead for a drink, or down to Kensal Rise and Queens Park to mingle with the media set. For shopping, you’re within easy striking distance of Brent Cross, or for more outdoorsy pursuits, a quick cab ride brings you out on Hampstead Heath. Or, head down into town, the tube from Kilburn to Bond Street takes only twelve minutes.
This is a well-loved family home with some signs of wear and tear.
This home has air conditioning in the gym and fourth bedroom only. Between June and September, we'll place fans in all other bedrooms. Please let us know if you'd like fans outside the summer period.
If you wish to use the steam room and/or gym during your stay, you will be required to sign a disclaimer on your arrival at the home. Without this, these facilities will be out of bounds during the booking. If you have any questions, please contact our reservations team.
Your host's gardener will pop by to tend to the garden every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. He will need to enter the home to open the security bar on the side gate. If you would prefer him not to attend during your stay, please let our reservations team know when making your booking.
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.