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

Overview

Property

Updated: 26-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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.

QUOTE INCLUDES £300

FULLY REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT.

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!!

FOOTBALL PILGRIMAGE !!

Tottenham Hotspurs FC - 20mins

Arsenal FC - 7 mins

PLEASE NOTE - CONTRARY TO PRESSURE, WE DO NOT RATE OUR GUESTS AS WE CONSIDER THAT TO BE BAD PRACTICE.

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About the Owner

Carolyn Marlow
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
26 June, 2017

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 England

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!

41 Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(41 traveller reviews)

5

Wonderful location, perfect sunny home-like flat with all the amenities!

  • 5 of 5

(Apologies for this very late review; after our trip to London in November 2016 we arrived home to much upending of the home life, including a very sick pet. Am now playing catch-up because Carolyn deserves her due.)

This is honestly the best flat I've stayed in in all my visits to London! It's a basement flat with a shared yard, updated and decorated in an attractive and homey way. After a long plane ride from the States and then transport into London, we were grateful to land in such a clean, well-lit, well-stocked flat.

I can't adequately describe what it was like to be greeted with the makings of a meal or two laid out on the table and in the fridge, especially since I'm the main cook and normally would have to drag myself to a store to buy basics after a 30-plus hour day getting to London. Looking at that bread and fruit and other lovely things was like manna from heaven, I swear that the angels were singing! And there's just something about that basket of food, where it gives such a warm welcome, that says the owner cares about her guests and their whole welfare. That is true hospitality!

As you see from the photos, there is a small but well-proportioned kitchen with a large skylight and window, a combination dining/living room, two bedrooms, a bathroom and a laundry area set between one of the bedrooms and the bathroom. All the basic necessaries are supplied, from dish soap and dishwasher pellets to laundry soap and an iron. In fifteen minutes I was set up in both kitchen and my bedroom, thanks to the storage amenities and layout. It's very easy to get around and work in this flat, including the kitchen. I am semi-disabled but was able to descend the stairs from the pavement down to the flat easily. The flat is single-level, which is welcome. It even comes with a borrowed cat (Cyril) who belongs to the person upstairs. Cyril hangs out in the back yard and likes to visit!

There was one small issue during our stay, when the boiler acted up, but the issue was fixed quickly (and with a lot of humour!). Carolyn was incredibly responsive to the situation, as indeed she was to all of our needs.

From the spotless cleanliness of the flat, to its layout, to its location, it was perfect. It's also very close to a main street, a grocery store and to the Tube. The neighborhood is walkable and I like the diversity all around.

I would definitely stay here again! Many, many thanks to Carolyn, and to all who helped make our stay so wonderful!

  • Review Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Fantastic place

  • 4 of 5

Great Location! Loved it! Very convenient to be able to stop at the store on the way back to cook meals to save money. My family really enjoyed it. We will be back

  • Review Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Pleasant spot to stay

  • 4 of 5

It is not every day you will find an apartment with a nice garden. It is a small and nice apartment; room enough for two and even for three. Beds are good, kitchen gives you enough space to cook, good bathroom with shower and enough bright light, although it is a basement. The neighbourhood is quiet and no traffic noise will spoil your night rest. Tube is a few minutes walk away and supermarket is close by. Recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A great home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment has all the comforts required to make it a home away from home. We travelled with our 3 kids and loved the apartment. Conveniently located and with a nice back garden. We would definitely recommend the property and will be using it again on our next visit to London.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our walled garden is accessible only via the house and so is ideal, I think for children to explore in perfect safety. Time for a bit of much needed "Me Time" with a book and a glass of wine! I'm thrilled you had everything you wanted. Our home is your home! See you again soon.
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5

Great place and great location!!

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed staying here. It was very comfortable for 3 adults and all all the amenities we needed. It was also within walking distance (5 minutes) to the Northern Line tube and the grocery store. The basket of goodies, upon arrival, were also a nice treat. We especially enjoyed the bread and fresh fruit. If we ever return to London, we would stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Brilliant! I do think having a basket of food to welcome your arrival is important. Even so all the shops on your doorstep offer wonderful food and treats from all over the world. Come again soon.
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Good experience

  • 3 of 5

Liked the location. The apartment was clean, all around a favourable experience.

One complaint, after a long overseas travel, the 99pound baggage drop off fee is excessive.

Thank you

Norbert Manger

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. For clarification and as explained in all correspondence, we do not have facilities, nor the insurance for left luggage. Kings Cross Station provides this secure service (10 minutes away). The cost from £3. However, you requested access from 7.30am instead of 4pm. This was effectively an extra day and would mean we could not to rent the apartment the Friday night before your arrival. Our Early Check in fee of £99 is an appropriate proportion of this cost.
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Location

From the Owner

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!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : London City (16km) Heathrow (34km) Gatwick (55km) at 16 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : St Johns Gastro Pub & lots more on the high street at 0.3 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Dover at 117 Kilometres Nearest Train : Archway (Zone 2 - Underground) & Upper Holloway at 0.3 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Lebonese, Turkish, Indian, Italian, English...... at 0.3 Kilometres 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

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
LAST MINUTE - SUMMER 2017
29 Jun 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£450
for 3 nights
From
£120
From
£150
Fri,Sat,Sun
£985
 
 
Autumn 2017
4 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£480
for 3 nights
From
£130
From
£160
Fri,Sat,Sun
£979
 
 
Winter 2017
1 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£387
for 3 nights
From
£99
From
£120
Fri,Sat,Sun
£840
 
 
CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR 2017/18
23 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,590
for 7 nights
£1,590
 
 
Winter 2018
3 Jan 2018 - 16 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£387
for 3 nights
From
£99
From
£120
Fri,Sat,Sun
£840
 
 
Spring & Easter
30 Mar 2018 - 27 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
£510
for 3 nights
From
£140
From
£170
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,040
 
 
Summer
28 Apr 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£600
for 3 nights
From
£170
From
£190
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,390
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£387
for 3 nights
From
£99
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning at end of stay £90
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

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

Rates are quoted nett of banking fees

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.

SECURITY DEPOSIT
Applied against any payments due eg Banking Fees resulting in our nett receipts being less than Invoiced, the reasonable cleaning and/or replacement of the property, furnishings, fixtures & fittings. Security Deposits are usually refunded within 14 days of the return of keys, less any deductions in accordance with our Terms & Conditions

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • apartment

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

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • city centre
  • town

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

Bathrooms

  • 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

Outside

  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Tennis ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only

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.