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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.
Play it again
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.
1 Super king bed, 2 King bed, 2 Single bed, 1 Double sofabed.
1 Bath, 3 Showers, 1 Bath with integrated shower, 6 Toilets
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.
The lead guest must be at least 25 years of age.
For our Standard and Flexible cancellation policies please see below. Some homes’ cancel- lation terms differ, and where our standard rates do not apply it is mentioned in the Policies section on the home listing page. Our Agents will make sure you’re aware of the home’s cancellation policy when you book.
Standard & flexible cancellation policies
We offer two different rates. If you’d like to change or cancel any aspect of your stay, a flexi ble rate is available for purchase at the time of booking. Otherwise, standard rates apply.
Standard rate cancellation policy
For bookings made more than 7 days before guests arrive, we offer a 24-hour period from the time of booking during which you can cancel and receive a full refund.
After the 24-hour period, we refund 50% of the booking value, up to 14 days before guests arrive. If you cancel within 14 days of arrival, the booking is non-refundable.
Bookings made within 7 days of arrival are non-refundable.
Flexible rate cancellation policy
Available for purchase on bookings less than $15k / £10k / €12.5k
If you’ve selected the flexible rate you can cancel your booking fully, or make one partial cancellation, at any point up to 48 hours before the start of the stay and receive a full refund, less the flexible fee.
Within 48 hours of the start of the stay, we cannot refund the booking.
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Terms & Conditions
We offer an unprecedented level of service for stays in the finest homes. If you’ve never experienced onefinestay before, we recommend you read this to get familiar. And, as you’ll hear, we’re always available to answer any questions you have.
You can read our cancellation policy in full above.
We carefully clean and prepare each home before you arrive and after you depart, and we’ll clean weekly during your stay. More frequent Housekeeping services can be arranged on request, subject to availability and a charge (see 4. Extra services).
As part of booking with onefinestay, our guests agree to report any accidents or damage. When you arrive we secure a £1,000 hold on your credit or debit card (see 25. Pre-authorisation), and we do a thorough check of the home after each stay. If we do find damage, we’ll get in touch with you.
We can arrange additional services to make your journey and stay with us in London exceptional. Find out more here.
Unlike all those home-booking platforms, we have a local Guest Services team in London, available by phone or email 24/7 during your stay. Reach us on +44 20 3588 0600 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Housekeeping team traverse London cleaning and preparing homes before and after stays. We’ll clean weekly during your stay, and more frequent Housekeeping services can be arranged on request, subject to availability and a charge (see 4. Extra services).
You’ll get two sets of keys from your Meet & Greeter, along with instructions on locking up when you go out.
The lead guest must be at least 25 years of age.
We accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express, and bank transfers for stays with at least 7 days’ notice.
Our Travel Advisors know our cities and neighbourhoods back-to-front, and they’re available around the clock to help you find a home that suits.
Each home listed with onefinestay is unique, and belongs to a onefinestay homeowner – whether they live there most of the year or for just a few weeks.
We’ve visited each home in person to take accurate photographs, detailed room configurations and home truths, so you can book with the same confidence you have in the best hotel brands. Our Travel Advisors are available 24/7 to help you choose a home that suits.
London’s weather is mild and most homeowners choose not to install air-conditioning. The majority of onefinestay homes in London do not have A/C, however between June and September we place fans in each bedroom for your comfort.
Many visitors to London find themselves, hairdryer in hand, searching fruitlessly for an electrical socket in the bathroom. Forgetful architects are not to blame – in fact British building regulations prohibit electrical sockets in bathrooms for safety reasons. We’ve provided hairdryers with extra long leads for your convenience.
One of the quirks that often surprise visitors to London – in Britain the word ‘hob’ describes a ‘cooktop’, ‘stove top’ or ‘hotplate’. Most kettles in Britain are electric and need to be plugged in via the plastic base – never placed on the hob.
Because every onefinestay home is unique, we highlight any ‘home truths’ on the listing and make sure you’re aware of them when you book.
When you arrive you’ll be given a copy of the House Rules, requests made by the homeowner, that we ask all guests to abide by when they’re in the home.
For security reasons, we show only the approximate location of homes on our website. You’ll be provided with the full address (along with detailed directions) once your booking has been confirmed.
Guests are not permitted to smoke inside any onefinestay home.
If you’re travelling with young or elderly guests, it’s important to make sure any accessibility needs are discussed with your onefinestay Travel Advisor before you book. Most onefinestay homes in London have at least a few steps, and many have internal stairs without elevators.
When we’re readying a home for your stay we seal off some drawers, cupboards and (in some cases) spare rooms, for storing away the homeowners’ personal effects. Your Meet & Greeter will point out these places which are sealed with red ‘tamper-tape’, and we ask that you respect these private areas during your stay. Of course, we make sure there is plenty of storage space available for your things.
Your arrival to London
Travelling to an address in a city you’re not familiar with can be daunting. While onefinestay doesn’t have a hotel front desk or a big flashy sign, we have put a lot of thought and care into making your arrival as seamless as possible. And we’re always available at +44 20 3588 0600 or email@example.com
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 with your onefinestay Travel Advisor, subject to availability and a charge. At the end of your stay, checking out is simple – you’ll have instructions on locking up and safely depositing keys (you don’t need to meet anyone from our team) and we’ll arrive later in the day to clean and prepare for the homeowner’s return.
We’ll check the lead guest’s I.D. and secure a £1,000 hold on a matching credit or debit card which will be released once we confirm no damage was caused during your stay (see 25. Pre-authorisation for more details).
If you are arriving between 12.30pm–4pm, you can choose to drop your bags at the home. We’ll arrange for your Meet & Greeter to welcome you, however please be aware that the home will not be available until check-in at 4pm. If you’re arriving much earlier, or you’d prefer not to carry your luggage from the airport, we highly recommend using our partners AirPortr. You can find more information here.
One of our Meet & Greeters will be at the home to welcome you. If you’re going to be running late or early, please let us know as soon as you can so that we can reschedule your arrival appointment.
When you arrive we secure a £1,000 hold on your credit or debit card. The amount is held by your bank until we confirm that no damage was caused during your stay. We will release the hold within five days after your departure, but it can take your bank longer to process the request from the credit or debit card company. If you do damage anything it’s always best to let us know before you leave. And once you depart, if we find any damage, we’ll get in touch immediately.
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