Aynhoe Road is very much a family affair. This is a home that brings everyone together, while offering space enough that those who want a little quiet time can find all the solitude they need. There's a basement cinema, a study, a cocktail bar and a roof terrace - all set in smart, contemporary rooms awash with style. A short bus or cab ride brings you to the museums and Hyde Park, while, closer to home, you've some of London's best butchers and bakers not to mention Brook Green, a park with public tennis courts and a kids' playground. Catch a show at the Hammersmith Apollo, amble over to the river, or just stay putâ€¦ if ever a night in felt like a night out, it's here.
You'll soon feel like you know your hosts their portraits are scattered all around Aynhoe Road. She's in finance while he owns a recruitment company, and they and their two boys are always jetting off in search of new adventures.
The sitting room glows in pale gold and cream, its original fireplace and rich floorboards exuding calm. Your sofa time may be short, though if the sun's out then you'll want to be up on the roof terrace, while down in the basement, there are toys for everyone. The kids will be rummaging through the books, while mums and dads can embrace the tipsy delights of their very own cocktail cabinet.
All four bedrooms are beautifully finished, with stunningly snazzy bathrooms. The master bedroom is particularly palatial a night here is like a stay in a plush hotel. The bed's a four poster, and once you've draped yourself on the chaise longue, go for a bubbly dip in the ensuite's brand new, freestanding jacuzzi.
West Kensington's peaceful and well-to-do, yet within easy striking distance of some of London's best attractions. Take a red double decker to Kensington for shops, restaurants, and of course, the museums, or, if you'd rather, walk to the Thames and watch the boats glide by. Eat at The River Cafe, see a show at the Riverside Studios or the Hammersmith Apollo, or nip into town. The tube from Barons Court to Covent Garden takes just over a quarter of an hour.