Spicy as paprika, juicy as ripened plums, there's a deep lusciousness to this home. Generous proportions, intriguing textiles and a mix of furniture from across the centuries will keep your appetite piqued, while the surfaces are scattered with oriental porcelain and lacquerware. Red is everywhere, pulsing through the kitchen, in glossy coats upon the piano and dappling the sitting room floor with its artfully faded blush. The bars of nearby Knightsbridge are as fashionable as they come, but we suggest you forgo that final cocktail in favour of a morning jog around Kensington Gardens, by the light of a crimson dawn.
Your host is a gentleman through and through. Urbane, intellectual and charming, he's filled his home with art and objects procured on his travels. He loves to entertain, and the enormous dining table has borne many an extravagant feast.
With four opulent bedrooms, here you won't have to compromise on space, the separate kitchenette sure to please those travelling with staff. And not only have you that sprawling dining room and sophisticated living room, there's also a cosy drawing room with shelves of books and ruby curios, an original fireplace and gilt-framed artworks.
Paint Kensington red or stay at home and make use of the well-equipped kitchen and extravagant dining table for eight. When you return you'll find the master bedroom is subtly opulent, with leafy garden views, and a simply enormous ensuite.