Once at the heart of sixties London, Chelsea still swings, but at a pace that’s now more charmingly sedate. Here, the mummies are yummy, the cashmere’s soft, and, from hedge fund managers to footballers, the restaurants bustle with some of the city’s most affluent residents.
Set over two floors in a reassuringly established building, Callow Street II sings of summer and sunshine. The walls are clad in petal-sweet shades and original features abound, from the sash windows to the sitting room’s lovingly tiled fireplace. With a large master bedroom, a further double and two bathrooms, and the tube just three minutes from your front door, a stay here will have you rolling in the clover.
All things nice
Your hosts generally prefer the countryside to the city, choosing to make their main home out in the rolling pastures of Essex. When in town, they’re not prepared to compromise their laid-back lifestyle. And you’ll be the one reaping the benefits.
The sitting room really is the heart of this home. Armfuls of light splash across the vinous Turkish rug, the pale walls and your hosts’ collection of pop art prints; their laid-back sunshiny vibe suiting Callow Street II to a tee. The enormous squashy couches are simply begging to embrace you, so grab a book from the shelf and start relaxing. The kitchen’s fully equipped and the dining table seats a contented eight. Upstairs you’ll find a grand master bedroom with some quite extraordinarily beautiful wallpaper, and, down the corridor, a further simple twin bedded room, crisp with luxury bed linen .
In the pink
Chelsea’s the birthplace of punk, although these days you’d never know it. Now it’s all about discrete luxury. Smart boutiques nestle between glitzy bars and deliciously decadent restaurants. Head to the Kings Road for a spot of shopping, dine at Gordon Ramsey’s three Michelin starred restaurant, or catch some of the world’s finest new writing at the Royal Court theatre. And if you want to head into town, the tube can have you twinkling in the lights of the West End in around fifteen minutes.
Additional amenities include: iron & ironing board, hob, toiletries, cafetiere, music player, hairdryer, onefinestay iphone.TripAdvisor property ID 2763258...Read more
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Additional notes from the manager
No-quibble cool-off period. Provided you book more than seven days before the start of your stay, you can cancel your booking no questions asked within 24 hours of making it, and we will refund 100% of any charges.
Early cancellation. If you cancel at least 2 weeks before you are due to arrive, we will charge you 50% of the cost of your stay.
Late cancellation. We’ll be as flexible as we can if you need to cancel. However, once you’re within two weeks of the start of your stay, we can’t refund your booking.
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