Cavaye Place is something really rather wonderful. A treasured family home, it has seen generations play, love and laugh within its beautiful brick walls. Your hosts raised their three children here, and they may now be all grown up, but you’ll hear echoes of their happy shouts in the large, airy rooms with their classically elegant furnishings. There’s character but no clutter – just space, sophistication, warmth and light. You’re only a short walk from the shops and bars of buzzy King’s Road, and, just a little further, the Thames laps against Chelsea Embankment.
Back to nature
Your hosts have roots all over the world, with both homes and business interests in Jamaica, Ireland and Venezuela. They now spend much of their time overseas, but love bringing treasures back with them to Cavaye Place. Logs for the fire from their Irish woods, lemons from their garden in Margarita, or blue mountain coffee from Jamaica, they never come home empty handed.
Eye of the mind
Sometimes rustic, sometimes sophisticated, and always welcoming, in Cavaye Place you’ve everything you could possibly require to make this this the holiday of a lifetime. The sitting room’s a swirl of neutrals, with thick drapes, a multitude of cushions, and a handy office area to the rear. The kitchen diner is pale and pretty, its Farrow and Ball painted units holding all sorts of useful equipment, and there’s space at the table for eight. Or perhaps you’ll prefer to dine in the courtyard garden, where six can be seated amidst the potted plants? There are three bedrooms, a twin and a bunk-bedded double alongside the master suite, and a snazzy black and white shower room. The master bedroom is simple, with a kingsized bed and a lovely chaise longue, and the snowy ensuite is as bright as it is luxurious.
Chelsea’s one of the most affluent and influential parts of town, and you’ll pass school children, businessmen and perhaps the odd princess-in-waiting, all terribly well attired, as you browse the boutiques of King’s Road. When it comes to cafes and restaurants, you’re spoiled for choice, and that’s before you’ve even begun to explore nearby Kensington. Walk to the museums, or catch the tube into town. The journey from Gloucester Road to Piccadilly Circus takes around ten minutes.
Additional amenities include: concierge, concierge service, 24 hour on call maintenance, hob (gas), communications/internet, entertainment.TripAdvisor property ID 2766087...Read more
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