CHARMING COTTAGE IN CENTRAL LONDON

James and Charlene

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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CHARMING COTTAGE IN CENTRAL LONDON

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3 bedroom cottage with garden

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.

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

James and Charlene

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Speaks english
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 3 traveler reviews

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Charming Cottage in Central London
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
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Charming Cottage in Central London
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p996918
+44 7884060676
Islington London
5

LOVELY CHRISTMAS STAY IN LONDON

  • 5 of 5
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!
  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words.We're pleased you had a lovely time at the cottage over Christmas.I'm also pleased to hear that Helen was informative with the greeting.She's been with us for years and knows the area and cottage very well.We hope you can visit again.
Best
Charlene and James
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Charming Cottage in Central London
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p996918
+44 7884060676
Islington London
5

EXCELLENT LOCATION, ACCOMMODATION, AND PRICE

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for you comments. We're pleased to hear you had a good time and found everything you needed in the cottage.

Best
Charlene and James
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Charming Cottage in Central London
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p996918
+44 7884060676
Islington London
5

LOVED OUR STAY, WOULD DEFINITELY RETURN

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for you very kind words. We're pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay.

Best
Charlene and James
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Car: not necessary

A beautifully presented cottage situated moments from Highbury Tube Station. The 7 minute walk will take you past some stunning Georgian houses and the tranquil Highbury Fields.

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Availability & Rates

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Islington Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 1 2014 - Sep 8 2014
4 night minimum stay
£200
£1,350
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£125
£875
 

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We prefer cash on arrival.
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Amenities

Islington Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Town
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
General:
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Telephone
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Alarm Clock
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Dishwasher
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , 1 child bed
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • Games for Kids
Outside:
  • Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
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