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Historic, Grade II Listed Romantic Villa with Unparalleled Interior

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Last updated: 07/28/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Manager
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Camden house description

Could it be magic

Just once in a while comes a home so exceptional, so well situated and exquisitely furnished, that it’s hard to believe it’s quite real. Such is Gainsborough Gardens, an Arts and Crafts house on a private road between Hampstead Village and the Heath. Indeed, there’s a chance that this home is not altogether unfamiliar – it appears in the film The Railway Children, and during the 1970’s it was the dwelling place of Elton John. Whether you’re at the piano in the music room or idling in the mature garden, this is perfection unblotted, a peerless family home.

Spellbound

Your hosts are a large ex-pat family. Mum and Dad and their teenage children spend long afternoons on the Heath with their dogs, or exploring the winding backstreets of Hampstead.

Make a wish

Gloriously romantic and wonderfully hospitable, this is the home you’ve been dreaming of. The entrance hall alone is a fantasy of stained glass and sweeping banisters. The newly refurbished country kitchen opens out onto a rug-strewn seating area, and cosy sofas rest atop a pale wooden floor. The dining table sits amidst a pool of leaf-dappled sunshine in the pretty conservatory, and doors open onto a walled garden so English it could come straight from a fairytale.

The sitting room is up that splendid staircase, on the first floor. Here, warm terracotta walls enclose squashy couches and vintage furniture. There’s a large original fireplace, and wistful souls will love the window seat, with its balmy treetop views. Next door, the drawing room holds more comfortable sofas alongside a well-loved piano and even a violoncello.

On the top two floors are the bedrooms. All are filled with antique furniture, and painted in gorgeously rich pastels. The master bedroom holds a super king-sized bed, acres of carpet in clotted cream, and not so much an ensuite as your own personal spa. There’s another spacious double next door, a cute single, and a wood panelled family bathroom. Up again and you’ll find two doubles nestling in the attic, a shower room and a mint green bathroom. Close the doors and sink down onto our crisp white sheets. Nothing will disturb you but the birds in the treetops, just beyond your window.

Reality check

Never fear, for the world beyond your front door is just as delightful as that behind it. Hampstead Heath is a semi-wild 800 acre Eden of woodlands, ponds and meadows. Or turn the other way to cobbled Hampstead. Affluent and intellectual, designer boutiques rub shoulders with artisan cafes, dusty bookshops and tempting restaurants. The tube from Hampstead to Leicester Square takes seventeen minutes.

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Onsite Services

                  • Housekeeper Included

                  Suitability

                  • Children Welcome
                  • Non Smoking Only

                  Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9

                  Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms

                  Other Amenities

                      • A welcome pack will be provided on arrival and an iPhone will be available for you during the duration of your stay. Home truths: This is a much loved big family home, but there are some signs of wear and tear There is no storage actually in the back top floor double bedroom, there is a closet in the corridor for guest use. Your hosts have two great dogs. They won’t be here during your stay but if you have allergies this might not be the best home for you....moreless

                      Entertainment

                      • Television
                      • Satellite / Cable
                      • Books

                      Theme

                      • Family
                      • Tourist Attractions

                      Attractions

                      • Live Theater
                      • Museums
                      • Restaurants

                      Leisure Activities

                          • Walking

                          Location Type

                          • Downtown
                          • Town

                          sports and adventure activities

                              • Swimming

                              catering options

                                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                                  Dining

                                  • Dining Room
                                  • Seating for 6 people

                                  General

                                  • Internet
                                  • Telephone
                                  • Fireplace
                                  • Heating
                                  • Linens Provided
                                  • Towels Provided
                                  • Washing Machine
                                  • Clothes Dryer
                                  • Living Room
                                  • Hair Dryer
                                  • Iron & Board

                                  house cleaning

                                      • Housekeeper Included

                                      Kitchen

                                      • Kitchen
                                      • Refrigerator
                                      • Stove
                                      • Oven
                                      • Microwave
                                      • Dishwasher
                                      • Dishes & Utensils
                                      • Coffee Maker
                                      • Toaster

                                      Outside

                                      • Deck / Patio
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                       

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                                      4 night min stay
                                      £535
                                      £3,745

                                      Additional information about rental rates

                                      Fees:

                                      • Taxes Not included

                                      Notes:

                                      Cancellation Policy

                                      1. If you book more than 7 days before your stay starts, you can cancel within 24 hours of making it, and we will refund 100% of any charge

                                      2. If you cancel at least 2 weeks before you are due to arrive, we charge you 50% of the stay cost

                                      3. Once you’re within two weeks of the start of your stay, we can’t refund your booking.

                                      Please note that all prices on this site are indicative and guests should contact one fine stay directly to get up-to-date rates and availability.

                                      Our normal check-in time is 16:00 with check-out being any time before 11:00.


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                                      Calendar

                                      Last updated: 07/28/2014
                                      Check availability
                                      23 Available
                                      21 Unavailable
                                      22 Today
                                      23 Selected dates
                                       

                                      Location

                                      Never fear, for the world beyond your front door is just as delightful as that behind it. Hampstead Heath is a semi-wild 800 acre Eden of woodlands, ponds and meadows. Or turn the other way to cobbled Hampstead. Affluent and intellectual, designer boutiques rub shoulders with artisan cafes, dusty bookshops and tempting restaurants. The tube from Hampstead to Leicester Square takes seventeen minutes.

                                      Local activities:

                                      Markets

                                      Restaurants

                                      Antiquing

                                      Bars

                                      Concert hall

                                      Museums

                                      Opera

                                      Swimming

                                      Theatre

                                      Walking

                                       

                                      Manager info

                                      About: onefinestay gives you the chance to stay in someone's place while they're out of town. You get to live their life for a few days and nights. Booking a stay is as easy as booking a hotel room. And there's service to match. Nobody wants to be a tourist, so our homes come with recommendations from the people who live in them. For everything else, we're here 24/7.

                                      Why Camden:
                                      Reality check Never fear, for the world beyond your front door is just as delightful as that behind it. Hampstead Heath is a semi-wild 800 acre Eden of woodlands, ponds and meadows. Or turn the other way to cobbled Hampstead. Affluent and intellectual, designer boutiques rub shoulders with artisan cafes, dusty bookshops and tempting restaurants. The tube from Hampstead to Leicester Square takes seventeen minutes.

                                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                                      Booking a stay is as easy as booking a hotel room, with online payment and confirmation. You get the same attention to detail and personal service too. Every home is properly cleaned before and after you stay, beds made (we can even do hospital corners) and bathrooms kitted out with luxury toiletries. There’s a maid service if you want it, as well as other hotel-style amenities. Once we’ve helped you settle in, we’re just a call away, 24/7. If it’s something we can’t solve over the phone, we’ll pop over to lend a hand. And because nobody wants to be a tourist, our homes come with personal and unique recommendations from the people who live in them – places to eat, things to do and adventures to go on.


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                                      £535 per night (GBP)
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                                      5 Bedroom / 4.5+ Bathroom
                                      Sleeps 9

                                      View calendar: Updated 07/28/14
                                      Minimum stay: 4 nights
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