Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in South Kensington - Cranley Place III
2 bedroom, 1 bathroom home with high, vaulted ceilings and white pillars
As lofty and white as a cloud, Cranley Place III will leave you giddy. This home is calm and tranquil, with soft fabrics, clean lines and just the occasional stroke of intense colour – its vaulted ceilings and simple décor a refreshing antidote to the bustling city pavements below. For this is one of London’s most illustrious neighbourhoods: step out from between the pillars either side of your front door and you’ll find yourself within moments of the museums and Kensington Gardens, and equidistant from the glorious boutiques of Kensington, Chelsea and Knightsbridge.
Your hostess spends much of her time in Devon and the New Forest. Indeed, while she adores London, she cannot abide feeling cramped. It is this longing for space that led her to Cranley Place III, where she luxuriates beneath its beautiful beams.
There’s something of an upstate elegance to this home, painted in shades of pearl and elephant’s breath, and the contemporary furniture, including the crushed velvet sofa, is as suited to the Hamptons as it is to central London. Ghost chairs stand alongside a refined ornamental fireplace in the sitting room, while the contemporary kitchen shimmers in graceful metallics.
Both bedrooms are immaculate – the master is simply furnished with a copper-toned chair and a single, exotic painting, and the double is particularly feminine and devoid of distraction.
- children welcome
- non smoking only
About The Owner
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 The Owner chose South Kensington
Mention South Kensington and most Londoners get a vivid, albeit contrasting, picture of a centre of learning and top-end shopping in their minds. But it is this amalgam that lends the area its charm.
Distending from the tube station to the museum quarters on Cromwell Road/Exhibition Road and the graceful streets and private gardens in between, South Ken packs in moon rocks at the Science Museum and rock oysters at the Bibendum bar in an effortless swoop.
The museums (V&A, Natural History, Science Museum and Baden-Powell House) form part of the heritage from the Great Exhibition of 1851.
Exploring all the nooks and crannies of these institutions would take months, and require the spirit of the intrepid Victorian explorers who brought home many of the treasures here, but even a quick dip in the tapestry-hung walkways of the V&A or a gaze at how small the lander that brought Armstrong and Aldrin to the moon really is at the Science Museum, provides enough stimulation to last a whole day.
The streets around the tube are booby-trapped with touristy eateries, so for more sensory stimulation, aim for the recently named Brompton Road Design District with destination shops like Skandium, Squint, Mint and B&B Italia, before ducking into Daphne's on Draycott Avenue for Sardini Grigliati and a glass of prosecco.
What makes this apartment 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.