Light pours into Elsham Road from all angles, illuminating the intriguing personality behind its carefully-chosen contents. Pad the pervasive wooden floors exploring the two stunning bedrooms, and contemplate charming views both inside and out- from the lovingly-collected antiques, to the immaculate Edwardian avenues of Holland Park. Venture further afield and discover that this is the perfect base from which to explore West London’s secrets. You’re within walking distance of Notting Hill and Kensington, where mooching, sauntering and playing the flâneur are absolute musts.
An avid art collector, your host is a Spanish financier with an eye for detail. For over a decade he’s scoured London’s independent boutiques, galleries and antiques dealers to fill Elsham Road with the city’s best artisan accomplishments. Edwardian bookshops and modern art museums are his homes from home.
Elsham Road’s hallway sets the tone for the rest of the home, with its dark wood floorboards, guilt mirror and crisp, white walls. It opens onto the impressive sitting room, which boasts a juxtaposition of period stucco, classical paintings, and 1950s light fixtures and furniture. A deep, low sofa and regency purple leather armchair furnish a pleasurable view of the enormous, flat screen television. The large dining table luxuriates before a three-pane sash window – the perfect place to spread out well-loved books and broadsheets over a cup of coffee brewed in the modern, stylish kitchen, which hosts duck egg blue units and white stone worktops. Enjoy a well-earned rest in the upscale bathroom with its spacious, walk-in shower and floor-to-ceiling mirrors. Afterwards, nip, towel-clad, into the paired-down opulence of the master-bedroom down the hall, complete with ornate mirror and intricate woodwork. A second bedroom offers a pull-out sofa bed and antique writing desk for those inspired to immortalise their surrounds on paper, or just sit and muse.
Paint the town
Live the park life in this affluent corner of West London, and enjoy the semi-wild woodland, orangeries and Renaissance ruins of Holland Park itself. There’s a wealth of local cafes and coffee shops to explore by day, and a plethora of bars and restaurants to discover by night. The wild, wild Westfield centre, makes shopping a cinch, while central London is a mere fifteen minutes away from the tube at Holland Park.
Additional amenities include: iron & ironing board, hob, toiletries, coffee machine, cafetiere, hairdryer, onefinestay iphone.TripAdvisor property ID 2764602...Read more
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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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