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Islington Boutique Urban Chic. Spacious 5-Bed. Free Wifi. Zone 1&2. Train 3 mins

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights
Popular Features
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

LUXURY CITY HOME & GARDEN: SECURE, PEACEFUL - UPPER ST, CAMDEN MARKETS, OXFORD S

SPACIOUS AND PERFECT FOR 5 PEOPLE:-

2 Double Bedrooms

1 Sofabed (double) in the lounge

1 Cot if required.

This sunny Victorian apartment in the heart of Central London is chock full of beautiful original features and modern conveniences. So peacefully located in a safe, family-friendly residential neighbourhood, make yourself completely at home - just a step away from all buzz and excitement of our city's West End.

This spacious property has both period charm and a chic contemporary interior, recently refurbished to a very high standard. Our wonderful open plan reception and kitchen area opens out through large glass sliding doors to a private patio. Step up to a fantastic 70ft walled garden and enjoy dining on the terrace.

Generously proportioned rooms provide superb accommodation flexibly laid out for couples, groups of friends and families. Stylishly furnished this is a real city brimming with unexpected luxury.

WELCOME HAMPER

We welcome guests with a hamper of high quality local produce, organic treats and household basics to ensure, that the moment you arrive, you can just relax and feel at home.

Ideally located in Archway's very best road – a quiet tree-lined avenue just 3 minutes walk from Archway Underground Station and Upper Holloway BR. An eclectic world of boutiques, international restaurants, supermarkets and lively bars await you just 160m up the street.

PARKING

Plenty available on the street just outside our house (Parking Permits on-line from Islington Council)

St Gabriel's Church Carpark

130m away costs £5 direct upon arrival, or prebook your space at £10.50 via JustPark website.

https://www.justpark.com/uk/parking/london/s/st-john-s-villas-london-n19/

FAMILY FRIENDLY

We have a small library of books, DVD's and games for adults and children, a cot for babies and a collection of cutlery and crockery for toddlers.

Our entirely walled garden only accessible from the house means your children can play safely unattended while you enjoy some precious adult time with a glass of wine and a book!!

SPORTS & FOOTBALL PILGRIMAGE !!

Olympic Park 20 - mins

Tottenham Hotspurs FC - 20mins

Arsenal FC - 7 mins

More Details

Owner
Carolyn Marlow
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
22 April, 2018

About Carolyn Marlow

For the past 20 years I have been a professional fundraiser raising the money needed to help schools and charities to provide the very best quality of life and opportunities for children and vulnerable young people. I am also a garden designer and love creating inner city gardens which bring a peace, colour and seasonal change to our city spaces.

Carolyn Marlow purchased this apartment in 1999

Why Carolyn Marlow chose London

I love Central London, its international community and the huge cultural diversity it offers; great food, mind-blowing markets, performance art, exhibitions - its cutting edge modernity and historic legacy. Wimbolden Tennis, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspurs Football Clubs, Lords Cricket - world class sports! We host some of the world's most amazing festivals of food, dance, music, art and performance.

London is one of the greatest cities on earth! And it's all on our doorstep!!!

And at the end of a thrilling day, having lived in this quiet family neighbourhood all my adult life, I know importance of a quiet moment to relax, kick back and recharge my batteries. I need quiet and space in plenty to do this.

Our gorgeous Victorian Villa, its lovely garden and nearby parks is the perfect antidote! This house is brimming with period charm, extensive space to stretch out, easy parking and extraordinary quiet.

Our peaceful walled garden invites you to enjoy a glass of wine and dinner one evening, or fresh croissants and morning coffee - here is a perfect oasis of calm at the end or start of your day!

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in London in London Borough of Islington

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Tiled bathroom with shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom - Flexible Living - 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , We have a double sofa-bed in the lounge
  • 1 double bedroom - 1 twin bedroom - 1 large sofabed - 1 cot
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
WELCOME HAMPER: includes local produce, household basics & organic treats eg. home-made jam, organic milk, cheese, fresh fruit, tea, coffee & eggs, toilet paper & soaps........ No matter what time you arrive, even if the shops are closed, we hope these provisions will help you relax 'at home' the moment you step inside.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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Islington Boutique Urban Chic. Spacious 5-Bed. Free Wifi. Zone 1&2. Train 3 mins
average rating of 4.6949153 based on 59 reviews
5

As advertised. It looked just like the pictures.

  • 5 of 5

Our party of four thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We found the area to be safe and convenient, and the flat to be clean and quiet. We were there over a week and never had any issue whatsoever. The flat felt like a bit of home after sightseeing daily. This flat isn't in the center of all the tourist attractions, but they are easily accessible due to the close proximity of the Archway tube stop. We wanted a more authentic London experience and felt we got that with this flat. The grocery store- the Sainsbury- is between the tube stop and the flat so that is ideal. There is also a pub, a few restaraunts and even a Starbucks and a McDonald's If you happen to need them for your teen like we did.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Super accommodation, perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here with my wife and three kids. Situated just a few minutes walk from the tube with lots of supermarkets and restaurats nearby. Was a perfect Base for exploring London. The house was exceptionally clean and had lots of everyday supplies and equipment. It was perfect for our kids, very safe, lots of children's toys and a safe garden to explore. Carolyn was an excellent host and responded promptly to any queries. Would highly recomend this property

  • Review Submitted: 01-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A light, bright and comfortable house

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying at the house. The welcome pack was delicious and everything was clear and easy to use. The street was very quiet and very close to different transport links.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your warm review. I am so glad you and your family were comfortable and very much look forward to seeing you again.
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5

Property is beautiful and easily accessible

  • 5 of 5

We arrived quite late in the evening and the welcome hamper was so fantastic, milk, eggs fruit and bread.

The house itself was warm and easily fit my family of 4 and had a cot for the youngest.

The kitchen had everything we needed which made our stay so much better as we could come hone and cook at night.

The location of the house made it very easy to catch the tube or buses into the areas we wanted, and a tesco and sainsburys nearby. There is also a bigger supermarket in Camden very accessible by bus or train.

Carolyn was very helpful in the lead up to our trip, and contactable during if we needed anything.

I'd stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: How lovely to hear everything worked out as you had hoped. Late night arrivals can be stressful for guests - especially those arriving after a long journey with babies and tired children. So we do everything possible to keep check in simple and ensure you have all you need to feel 'at home' the second you open our door. See you next time!
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5

Our Wonderful London Stay

  • 5 of 5

This property was exactly as advertised and made for an extremely comfortable environment for our family of four. We really appreciated that our two teenagers had space of their own as did we. The property was very clean and many essentials were provided including adapters, hairdryer and groceries. The apartment was very convenient to the tube, bus stops, shopping and restaurants and everyone in the neighborhood was friendly and helpful. The owner provided us with helpful information including places to eat and where to celebrate on New Year’s Eve. We have no hesitation about recommending this wonderful place!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your warm review was really fantastic to receive. I am so pleased we were able to provide your family such a perfect home in which to celebrate a truly memorable New Year in London. Our team take great personal care in ensuring guests have everything they hope for and are extremely proud of these reviews. Thank you
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Great for families

  • 5 of 5

Our first impression of the flat was that the photos did not do it justice- so much roomier than we expected. We stayed with three kids aged 17, 14 & 9 and the 2 bedrooms plus sofa bed worked well. The facilities were great with a dishwasher and washing machine & dryer and a small well equipped kitchen. The microwave broke down during our stay and the owner had a new one installed within 3 hours of us letting her know- very impressed! My teenage daughters are keen theatre goers and the flat is perfectly located to access the West End within 20 minutes. We ate in most nights and the close location of Tesco & Sainsbury made “Ready meals” a breeze. Absolutely recommed this apartment as a place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow Katrina, thank you so much for your review. It is important that we are able to respond fast to any difficulties and I am thrilled that we were able to prove just what a great housekeeping team we have. We are absolutely committed to making sure our guests have the best possible time. See you again soon - I hope. Now you have a home awaiting you in London.
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Location

Nearest Airport
16 Kilometres
London City (16km) Heathrow (34km) Gatwick (55km)
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Kilometres
St Johns Gastro Pub & lots more on the high street
Nearest Ferry
117 Kilometres
Dover
Nearest Train
0.3 Kilometres
Archway (Zone 2 - Underground) & Upper Holloway
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Kilometres
Lebonese, Turkish, Indian, Italian, English......
Car: not necessary

An oasis of calm in the vibrant heart of London.

The perfect base from which to explore all London has to offer. Just 3 minutes’ walk to the train station. London’s city centre is just 10-15 minutes away – historic Royal Palaces, theatres, museums & art galleries, markets, bars and world class shopping.

Our house is ideally located in a lively family-friendly neighbourhood - a quiet, tree-lined avenue with on-street parking easily available right outside our door.

PARKING

Parking in London, like in all cities, can be a nightmare. However, we are lucky! There is plenty of parking available right outside our house both Metered and via Permits. There is also some free parking along nearby residential streets.

St Gabriel's Church Carpark is just 130m away

£5 per day - Pay direct upon arrival (post the money in an envelop through their office door with your car and contact details if a Priest or admin office is not available)

Or £10.50 per day to pre-book via JustPark website

Permission to Park Permits can be purchased very simply on line, direct from London Borough of Islington Council. This is ideal for our staying guests as well as contractors.

Please use this link:-

https://myeaccount.islington.gov.uk/myeaccount/eforms/parking/permissiontopark/default.aspx

OUR NEIGHBOURHOOD

Make yourself at home in the heart of London's few remaining 'villages'. Islington, and nearby Hampstead, Highgate and Camden Town each area has its own distinctive character; teaming with quirky boutiques, lively bars and restaurants, jewellery designers and antique shops.

Here you will rub shoulders with local celebrities, artists, musicians, actors, models. Join in London's 'Café Society'. Explore our local markets. Soak up the atmosphere of London's most quirky and eclectic neighbourhoods - right on your doorstep!

3-5 MINUTES FROM OUR HOUSE!

International Restaurants & Boutiques

Pubs, Bars, Live Music

Comedy Clubs

Nightclubs

Lauderdale House

London Zoo

Organic Sunday Market

Camden Lock Markets

Angel Antique Market

Historic Hampstead

Highgate Cemetery

PARKS & SPORTS:

Tottenhan Hotspur Football Club (White Heart Lane) - 20 minutes

Arsenal Football Club (Emirates Stadium) - 7 minutes

Olympic Park and Aquatic Centre

Regents Park & London Zoo

Waterlow Park: Children’s Playground & Animals, landscaped gardens

Parliament Hill (managed wilderness & kite flying)

Tennis, Golf, Swimming, Football

HOSPITALS:

University College Hospital

Whittington Hospital

HISTORIC LONDON (10-15 MINUTES)

City of London

Tower of London

Houses of Parliament

St Pauls Cathedral

Westminster Cathedral

River Thames & Southbank

ENTERTAINMENT

West End Theatres & Concert Halls

Regents Park Open Air Theatre

Tottenham Hotspurs FC

Arsenal FC

Islington Design Centre

Kenwood House Open Air Concerts

Sadlers Wells (dance & performing arts)

Jazz Cafe (live music)

Electric Ball Room (live music)

Southbank (concert halls, theatres, film, & exhibitions)

Jongeleurs (live comedy)

Night Clubs

Jazz & Comedy Clubs

Museums & Art Galleries

Pubs, Bars & Restaurants

SHOPPING & MARKETS

Oxford Street

Upper Street, Islington

Camden Lock Markets

MAINLINE TRAIN CONNECTIONS

Kings Cross St Pancras

Liverpool Street Station

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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £90

BOOKING SECURITY
To protect all parties against fraud we require Photo ID (eg copy of Passport, or Driving Licence) for each guest, together with a copy of the Payment Card you have used to make your booking. Only the last 5 numbers of the long number on your card need to be visible.

SECURITY/DAMAGES DEPOSIT
(FULLY REFUNDABLE AT THE END OF YOUR STAY)
The Security Deposit of £300 is required together with your personal documents to secure your booking. This Deposit may be used to cover any banking fees applied to your payments, resulting in nett receipts being less than Invoiced, the reasonable additional cleaning and/or replacement of the property, furnishings, fixtures & fittings. Security Deposits are usually refunded within 14 days after return of keys, in accordance with our Terms & Conditions.

CANCELLATIONS
Standard Cancellation Service fee is applicable if you cancel after confirming your booking and up to 60 days, before your stay. This may be equivalent to 30% of the agreed rent for the period, or £150; whichever is greater.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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