|Minimum Stay||3 - 4 nights|
A lovely family cottage consisting of three double bedrooms. Built in the late 1890's this cottage still has many period features. It comes fully equipped to make your short stay in London a relaxing one. It has all mod cons . The cottage is situated on a very quiet road in a safe and sought after area. Our guests will have plenty of space to enjoy after a day out in London. The kitchen is fully equipped to allow our guests to make their own meals.We have a beautiful sunny garden with a table and chairs for those warm and dry nights.During the summer months the garden is the perfect place to enjoy the coffee in the morning/or to have a glass of wine before heading out.
The cottage is situated in Highbury ,London. This is one of Londons's smallest areas and the postcode ids much sought after by families looking for a house to either buy or rent. Our guest will find the the stunning Highbury Fields and its splendid Georgian Arhectiture a few moment from the house. This is a 15 acre open parkland that is too tempting to resist that spring or summer picnic.
The cottage is close to several transport links allowing a quick journey into the heart of London.Highbury and Islington Station is on the Victoria Line on the tune/metro and will get you to Oxford St in just 4 stops.
There are numerous shops restaurants and bars all within walking distance, The closest supermarket is Waitrose. There's also a small Tesco Metro on the next street over. This should have all the essentials for your stay if you don't wish to visit the larger Waitrose.I have to mention the wonderful La Fromergie cheese shop in Highbury. This shop is a pure foodie heaven(if you love cheese and wine) They often have tasting nights that are a pure delight to indulge in.You can also take the cheese away to have back at the house.
A 15 minute walk away is the vibrant and rather busy Upper Street in Islington.There are so many restuarants on the street it's very difficult to choose which one to dine at. You'll find that Upper St can be as busy as the West End! There's the excellent Morgan M restaurant/a must visit if you're into fine dining.
However, many of our guests choose to stay in on some nights and for this we have a LCD TV.DVD player,selection of films and games for children. There's also the piano and a selection of sheet music.
There's plenty of pillows, blankets an duvets for up to six people. The living room also has a double sofa bed.Upstairs there are three double bedrooms.There's a full bathroom with a very powerful shower.
PLEASE NOTE-WE DO OUR BEST TO KEEP OUR CALENDAR UP TO DATE.WE ALSO HAVE OTHER FLATS THAT COULD BE AVAILABLE.PLEASE CONTACT US FOR MORE DETAILS.
This house is a wonderful location ! We have been there with six persons, everything we needed was existing. Bathroom and kitchen were modern and clean, the house has big charm ! The heating worked very good.
The street is small and silent, a few minutes away from the underground. Alex the greeter was very friendly. Our deposit was sent backwithout problems. We´ll come back as soon as possible!
This Cottage is my dream London home! Lovely street, beautiful terrace houses, space for all 4 of us and location! Alex, the greeter, was a delight and met us on time. My daughter (11) was so excited about the attic room, while my son (12), was happy to have his own room. The main bedroom is very large and comfortable. The bathroom was big, functional and shower worked really well. Lounge and dining room great size, with awesome wifi! Kitchen well equipped and garden so cute. Tescos a short walk. Loved it!
We recently stayed at this house for a little over 2 weeks. The house was everything that it is described as here and the photos do give you an accurate indication.
We are a family of 5, with 2 teenage boys 16 & 15 and a teenage girl 13. There was plenty of room for everyone to have some space. The loft stairs are narrow but you do expect that from a house this close to London.
The booking and planning was handled smoothly by Charlene and James, and we were greeted as arranged on arrival. The house is clean with a modern kitchen (with everything you will need to cook and eat) and an updated bathroom which housed the washing machine. The two main bedrooms are good sized and the loft was great for us. There is plenty of bedding as the sofa also converts to a bed.
The location for us was fantastic having the choice of two tube lines - Piccadilly or Victoria. Both are easy walks however we tended to favour Arsenal over Highbury & Islington as it didn't seem as busy - and it was a flatter walk. Central London is just a few minutes away. The local bus services are also very good.
We experienced 3 Arsenal home games during our visit and there was no issues. The atmosphere in the surrounding streets was really good to experience actually. It probably did help that our boys are both football players and we got to go to one of the games !
The local area is serviced with many shops to buy food to cook and plenty of great places to eat out. Highbury Park, Finsbury Park are all close.
Overall a great house to stay. We certainly would book it again.
We had a lovely 5 night stay at Whistler Street over Christmas. Everything was as promised with the cottage well equipped for our family of 5. Communication with the owners and our greeter (Helen) was excellent and very welcoming. The location is very quiet (away from the main road) and the walk from the house across Highbury Fields to the tube stop at Highbury and Islington was a delight. Highly recommend.
P.S Can also recommend the Hot Wok Chinese takeaways just around the corner!
So many beds! A pretty easy walk to a Piccadilly tube station. Very comfortable. Modern bathroom and kitchens.
This was a really excellent place for us to stay. We had three single adults and another adult couple on one night and were able to all have our own rooms (counting the comfortable fold out sofabed).
A large book of information about the flat provided the clues to understanding how to turn on the radiator when we needed to. We found all the dishes and linens we wanted as well as left-behind food staples and maps of London from, I suppose, previous visitors. Many of the niceties of having one's own kitchen, such as a bit of sugar to add to coffee, can be found stocked in the pantry.
The Internet was fast and reliable. There was a TV, though we didn't turn it on. The staircase to the second floor was quite shallow, so I can't recommend this to someone who has difficulty with stairs, but aside from that this place was really great.
The bottom line is that we really enjoyed our stay here and wouldn't hesitate to come back again.
The location was very convenient for exploring London - we had our choice of tube lines (Piccadilly and Victoria), each about 10-15 minute walk from the front door. We were met on the first day by James and Charlene's assistant Helen, and she was very nice, even though we kept her waiting for our arrival while we navigated the Underground for the first time with small children. She had given us her phone number a few days beforehand, so we were able to text back and forth to let her know how close we were.
We had 5 people (my brother, my wife, myself, and our two children) and had plenty of room to stay. The place was very clean, there were lots of towels and kitchenware, and we made extensive use of the clothes washer. We put the drying rack up in the loft, where it was warmer, and it worked very well. One minor quibble might be that the water heater had a little trouble keeping up on the last morning with the adults showering one after another - it would start to alternate between very hot and very cold by the end, but it was not a big deal.
There was a Tesco Express down the street that was open until 11PM that we used regularly, and my brother and I went to the pub around the corner one night and helped close it down.
There was a handbook detailing how to use the combination oven and television set - neither appliance was intuitive but the book had detailed instructions, including pictures, so we had no problems.
One early point of confusion on our part was the term "cottage" - I think most Americans would instead call this a townhome, and while this may be a difference in language, our friend that's lived in London her whole life agreed with our view on the terms. It was clear from the pictures that this was not a freestanding building, so we knew what we were getting into well before we signed up (thank you, Google StreetView!), but perhaps the wording in the listing could be made clearer.
One thing I really appreciated is that we left early Monday morning and by Tuesday morning our security deposit had been refunded in full - this was much speedier than I had expected.
We really enjoyed our stay in London and having this space was a big part of it - we would definitely look to stay here again rather than at a hotel. This was our first time using HomeAway or any VRBO, but we will be back.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Jun 1 2015 - Sep 7 2015
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest|
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest|
|Notes||We prefer cash on arrival.|
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (GBP) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.