SUPERB MODERN FLAT IN HISTORIC BUILDING, CLOSE TO TUBE, FREE BROADBAND

Warren Price

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights

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SUPERB MODERN FLAT IN HISTORIC BUILDING, CLOSE TO TUBE, FREE BROADBAND

Islington Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Friendly helpful owners, great neighbourhood, two bedrooms, separate shower

The great thing about this superb apartment is its location. Built in 1774, it is adjacent to the buzz of one of London’s “destination streets” (Upper Street), one minute from the underground (Victoria line), and on Highbury Fields, which London's colourful mayor, Boris Johnson calls 'the jewel of our borough, positively bursting with artistic and cultural delights' and where he plans to make good his new year's resolution to lose a stone. The apartment's proximity to the underground and its excellent connections, makes it the perfect place to come home to. Part of an historic Grade II listed terraced house, it has recently (February 2010) been completely re-decorated, and is modernised to a high standard. Our guests frequently comment on its attractive “feel” and many make return visits.

We are very happy to arrange a taxi from the airport if required.

Please note this is a non-smoking apartment.

The property consists of:: One double bedroom and one twin bedroom, both with 100 percent cotton sheets and wool blankets; living room with colour tv, freeview digital channels, DVD player, VHS, hi fi, sofa and sofa bed with duvet (sleeps two); modern kitchen fully equipped with washing machine, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, electric cooker and gas hob, extractor hood, microwave, coffee machine and toaster, bathroom with separate shower.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed

Warren Price

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Speaks english
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights
Travel with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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4.5
based on 22 traveler reviews

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Superb modern flat in historic building, close to tube, free broadband
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Superb modern flat in historic building, close to tube, free broadband
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p12777
+44 (0)20 7833 5525
Islington London
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5

COMMENTS FROM OWNER GUESTBOOK

Comments from our guests: 'What a wonderful apartment. So close to the tube, excellent outlook, well equipped and such great taste. Thanks so much for the wine, flowers and welcome card. It was a thoughtful touch. We loved our short time here and hope to be back soon.' June 2007
'You came highly recommended from family and we can see why. A bright, clean flat that welcomed us 'home' each night. It was great to spread out and have our own space. Thank you for the welcome package.' June 2007
'We feel like at home! The flat is lovely.' September 2007
'Thank you for the wonderful welcome card and most enjoyable wine. Had a great time visiting London. It was made even better by this lovely flat and all your hospitality.' August 2007
'Thank you for sharing your lovely flat. It is wonderful.' August 2007
  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2007
  • Stayed: Dec 2007
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Superb modern flat in historic building, close to tube, free broadband
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p12777
+44 (0)20 7833 5525
Islington London
5

THE BEST STAY!!

  • 5 of 5
We were a party of 4 women from Canada staying a week in London in May. Everything was exceptional with this apartment! From Warren, who made all the arrangments and handled all my questions (there were many!) to Nigel and Sally who made us so at home, we could not have asked for a better experience. It was my first experience with VRBO and we loved it. The location of the flat is absolutely perfect and the apartment itself is fantastic. We had arrived a few hours before we could actually get into the flat (they were cleaning it) but Nigel and Sally let us wash up in their washroom and leave our luggage with them while we went out for a bite to eat. Entering the apartment, we were welcomed with a card, wine, fresh loaf of bread, fruit and other goodies! Really helped as we were exhausted. The bedrooms were all great, spacious enough to lay open suitcase, lots of hangers for clothes, cleaning supplies available (garbage bags, dish soap etc), and anything you could think of for the kitchen. It was great to have coffee or tea with some breakfast before heading out for a day of sightseeing. All in all, a really fantastic place to stay, good location and very friendly, helpful owners to deal with. I reeeeallly didn't want to leave London and hopefully will be back one day-if I do come back, I would definately want to stay here again!! Thanks England!!
  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Superb modern flat in historic building, close to tube, free broadband
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+44 (0)20 7833 5525
Islington London
5

WHAT A LOCATION!

  • 5 of 5
We loved our stay in this apartment and feel so lucky to have found it! We are a family of four with kids ages 9 and 6. Warren was extremely helpful and responsive as we were making the arrangements, and Nigel welcomed us and got us situated our first day. The neighborhood was perfect for us; convenient to everything at a comfortable, not-touristy scale. The kids loved the park and playground across the street, which was a perfect place to unwind after a busy day of sightseeing. The location was absolutely amazing, just a stone's throw from the Tube and a few minutes' ride to just about anywhere. With two grocery stores and many restaurants a short walk away, we were well fed and very comfortable. The flat itself is well-equipped, with a well-stocked kitchen, cozy furniture (comfortable and not fussy - perfect for a family with kids!), and lots of books about London! None of us minded the stairs a bit - they were not as bad as we had feared, given some of the reviews. We would stay here again in a heartbeat - and I hope we will have the chance to do so!
  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
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Superb modern flat in historic building, close to tube, free broadband
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p12777
+44 (0)20 7833 5525
Islington London
5

GREAT APARTMENT - GREAT LOCATION

  • 5 of 5
This is an excellent apartment - it had everything you could need for a comfortable and hassle-free stay and the owners were most obliging. We are a family with three young children (8, 11 and 13).

The location couldn't be more convenient - a quiet, leafy outlook across the road from a large park (with a children's playground), yet only 2 minutes from Highbury & Islington Tube/Overground Station which is well linked to many key destinations in London - 20 minutes to one of the biggest shopping malls in London at Stratford (near the Olympic site) and otherwise on the Victoria line with direct access to Kings Cross St Pancras, Oxford Circus, Green Park and Victoria. You are also only a short walk from the restaurants and shops of Upper Street. It's also walking distance from Arsenal Stadium or you can take the Number 19 bus across London into Chelsea territory!

It's true that being on the top floor of the building with no lift, the stairs can be a bit tiring (and the last flight is very steep), but what would you expect from the top floor of a terrace?

Although not large, there was plenty of storage in the bedrooms.

All in all this was a great place to stay and we would certainly come back.

Thank you Nigel and Sally.
  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
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Superb modern flat in historic building, close to tube, free broadband
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p12777
+44 (0)20 7833 5525
Islington London
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GREAT LOCATION IN NORTH LONDON

  • 4 of 5
2 Highbury Fields is a great place to stay in London. Quiet location in a very grand Georgian property overlooking the Fields, but literally a stone's throw from a major transport hub and Islington's Upper Street.
You can be sure of a warm welcome from the owner, who lives downstairs, and a well equipped, attractive and spacious flat to enjoy, and entertain in - so much better and cheaper than booking hotel rooms.
Lots to do and places to explore nearby - especially enjoyed wandering some of the local areas - back streets of Islington, Stoke Newington and up to Crouch End.
Endless places to eat and drink, but for a very reasonably priced, good quality restaurant, Le Mercury (140 Upper Street) was great.
Can happily recommend this apartment to others - provided you've got the fitness to get up the flights of stairs (it's worth the effort!).
  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2011
  • Stayed: Nov 2011
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Superb modern flat in historic building, close to tube, free broadband
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+44 (0)20 7833 5525
Islington London
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HOME-LIKE BUT CLOSE TO EVERYTHING

  • 5 of 5
We recently had a fantastic stay at this property. The listing description was accurate with helpful pictures, but we felt the actual property was even better. It was clean and very well-maintained, with everything we needed for our stay with us as parents and our two sons, ages 18 and 21. We had plenty of room to have some privacy, but also plenty of opportunity for family time as well. Our sons loved their bedroom with the two single beds and unique cupboard. Warren was very helpful in arranging our stay and responded to emails very quickly. Upon our early morning arrival, we were able to drop off our luggage and spend some time getting to know the area and having a nice meal before again meeting the owners, Sally and Nigel. They were very warm and pleasant and took time to not only show us the things we needed to know about the flat, but also to give us some information about the Islington area. We were happy to have them available if we needed assistance, but we had no need to contact them for anything.

The location, just a few steps from an Underground station and plentiful bus stops, allowed us to be anywhere in London in a short time, and we were also able to take some day trips to other England destinations. We were so close to Kings Cross/St Pancras that we considered a day trip to Paris, although we decided to keep our focus on Great Britain. There are excellent restaurants in the area, and we would particularly recommend LaPasta for an excellent meal and Euphorium for great scones and pastries. There is also good shopping further along Upper Street. Some shops are expensive, but we found many to be quite reasonable. Having the park directly across the street was very pleasant for both the view from the flat as well as quiet evening walks, and we all referred to returning to the flat as "going home" in the evenings.

We would highly recommend this flat to anyone who doesn't mind just a few stairs. Those steps are just part of the very excellent walking to be done throughout London. The historic aspect of the flat related well to that of Britain and is part of the overall character and personality that we desired. We loved our stay and very much hope to return at some point.
  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
1 Miles
City
Nearest Ferry
70 Miles
Folkestone/Dover
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
M1 junction 1
Nearest Beach
35 Miles
beach
Car: not necessary

Located in fashionable Islington, home to award-winning restaurants, fashion and food shops, this attractive apartment is on the top (third) floor of an 18th century Georgian townhouse. Less than a minute from the tube (Victoria line) it overlooks the beautiful green space of Highbury Fields, while being 10 minutes from Oxford Street and the West End. The famous Almeida Theatre, Sadler’s Wells dance theatre and cinemas are on the doorstep, and the nearest Tesco supermarket is just 5 minutes walk. An ideal base for exploring London, the apartment is also perfectly placed for day trips to Paris. Just one tube stop away is the iconic, beautifully refurbished St Pancras station (stop off at Europe’s longest champagne bar before you leave), and the dazzling new arts and music venue, Kings Place (opening 1 October, 2008). We have been letting apartments in London and Edinburgh (see no. 12881) since 1998, and pride ourselves on making our guests welcome. Do come and try it for yourselves!

Other Activities: Theatres, cinemas, fine dining, museums and galleries

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Islington Apartment Rental Rates

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From May 2014
May 1 2014 - Apr 30 2015
4 night minimum stay
£150
£1,050
£3,780
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

To secure the booking, guests are asked to pay £200 when they book. This is deducted from the balance which is due one month before the booking starts.
Notes From May 2014, the weekly rate is £1050 for up to four people sharing and staying 6 nights or more. For 5 nights for fewer for up to four people, the rate is £795. Shorter stays are negotiable and depend on other bookings.
The price includes electricity, gas, towels and linen. Telephone calls are usually free, but charged at cost if costs apply.
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Amenities

Islington Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 60 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Grill
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 double , 1 baby crib
    Second Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • 1 double, 1 twin. A collapsible cot is also available for very young children.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
There is a fast, free, broadband wifi connection available in the flat. The apartment, which is light and airy, is on the third floor (no lift or elevator). A sofa bed in the living room sleeps two. Downstairs there is indoor space to store bicycles (at your own risk). The apartment has a DVD player and Free view multi-channel digital TV. Tennis rackets can be borrowed if required. There are two hairdryers.
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