Delicate, pretty and full of grace, Parkhill Road is the kind of home you just want to gather into your arms. There's an enchanting femininity to the fresh, bright rooms, filled with books, antiques and nodding blossom. On a quiet street with verdant views, you're close to the rolling turf of Hampstead Heath, yet minutes away from the buzz of Camden Lock. Let a walk to Hampstead's designer boutiques or Camden's animated markets put roses in your cheeks, then return home for a brandy by the fire. It may only be a holiday fling, but the memories will last a lifetime.
Between them, your hosts have extensive experience in publishing, multimedia and interior design. A devoted pair, they divide their time between London and their second home in France, which they rent out as a holiday home.
Light of touch and with an engaging sense of subtlety, the colour palette is gentle and muted with accents of glimmering silver. The double-height living space rises up with a spiral staircase to a sweet mezzanine study, from which you can regard line drawings, an elegant dining area and tumbling ivy.
If you've not already lost your heart then you surely will for the bedroom, with its dainty florals and chocolatey wood. And right at the top of this home you'll find a miniature roof terrace, where tiny plants tilt their pink buds towards the hazy sun.