You can be in central London in 15 minutes from this Victorian townhouse on a quiet leafy street. Philip and Winkle have brought country-house elegance and the fruits of far-flung travels to South London, and their home is an oasis from the hustle and bustle.
Bedrooms are at the top of the house; there’s space for an extra bed in the single room. Come down to an airy, art-filled kitchen for breakfast: continental or full English (mainly organic) with interesting breads, nuts and seeds and fruit salads.
Winkle is good humoured and has masses of advice on what to visit and where to eat. Return and relax in her award-winning garden with its parterre, arbour, brimming borders and secluded seats.