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Lovely two bedroom, two bathroom home in the prestigious Knightsbridge

Owner/Property Manager

Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights

onefinestay

Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within a day
Calendar last updated:
25 May, 2015
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Lovely two bedroom, two bathroom home in the prestigious Knightsbridge

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Knightsbridge - Queens Gate Gardens

A large two bedroom flat filled with antiques, in Knightsbridge

High society

No one does quirky quite like the British. From the inseparability of Gilbert and George to the verve of Vivienne Westwood, there’s a certain kind of idiosyncrasy that the UK does best. And so it is at Queens Gate Gardens. A large two bedroom flat filled with antiques, in a grand Kensington mansion, at first glance it’s as traditional as can be.

Look again, however, and you’ll notice that Queens Gate Gardens ripples with wry humour. The exaggeratedly gilded picture frames, the delicious nudes, the statues guarding the entrance to the grand dining room; here’s an Englishman’s home that’s not so much a castle as a historian’s playground

Good manners

Your hosts are a pair of writers who, like many of the British aristocracy, divide their time between their London home and a residence in the countryside. Your host enjoys a certain authority on upper crust life, having penned a book on the Debrett Season. So whether you know your napkins from your serviettes, or you’d just like to, here’s the perfect place to learn.

Calling card

The hallway of Queens Gate Gardens is like that of a country house in miniature. Lined with oil paintings, books and curious antiques, it runs straight down to the grand dining room, with its imposing portraits and, atop the polished table, a gleaming silver candelabra. Continue past a pair of statues to the sitting room, with its deep sofas, duck egg blue walls and doors that open out onto the garden.

You may prefer to stay in and admire the watercolours, but on warm summer nights a pre-dinner drink on the quiet patio is pleasure distilled. There’s another private patio off the cosy master bedroom, and a ritzily luxurious en suite. There’s a guest double next door with a further en suite, and of course, you’ll find both beds made up with cool, crisp white linen.

Town and country

The British do love to be among the fields and hedgerows. If you’re yearning for a little greenery, you’re very close to Hyde Park. Your local department stores are Harrods and Harvey Nichols, while for food shopping, you’ve the largest Whole Foods in Europe. And since you’re already in zone 1, the rest of central London is very close indeed.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Owner/Property Manager (Property Manager)
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within a day
Calendar last updated:
25 May, 2015

About Owner/Property Manager

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.

What makes this house unique

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.

Why HomeAway

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
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Location

The British do love to be among the fields and hedgerows. If you’re yearning for a little greenery, you’re very close to Hyde Park. Your local department stores are Harrods and Harvey Nichols, while for food shopping, you’ve the largest Whole Foods in Europe. And since you’re already in zone 1, the rest of central London is very close indeed.

Local activities:

- Antiquing

- Bars

- Galleries

- Museums

- Opera

- Shopping

- Theatre

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Prices & Availability

Notes

  • Please note that all prices on this site are indicative and guests should contact onefinestay 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. However, you are very welcome to drop your bags at the home any time after 12:30 or an early check-in can normally be arrange at additional cost.
  • A pre-auth will be taken on a card on arrival as a security deposit.
  • Cancellation Policy

    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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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Knightsbridge in Westminster and West End

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • town
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Mobile Phone
  • Shampoo
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
  • Master en suite: bath with integrated shower, full length mirror, basin, toilet, toiletries, towels, artwork En suite bathroom: toilet , toiletries, towels, shower, basin Cloakroom: toilet, towels, toiletries, basin, books
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Master bedroom: king size bed, terrace, en suite bathroom, chair, TV, DVD player, artwork Double bedroom: double bed, en suite bathroom, chest of drawers
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Garden
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • live theatre
  • museums
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Notes:
A welcome back will be provided on arrival and an iphone will be available for you during the duration of your stay Home Truths: -The kitchen in this home is functional, but not as luxurious as the rest of this beautiful home. That said with so many fantastic restaurants on your right doorstep you probably won't be cooking very much. -One of the showers in this home is rather temperamental but following the correct instruction works perfectly.

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