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Clean trendy apartment 4 mins from tube

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment

Overview

About the property

Beautiful two bedroom apartment, 4 min from tube, in Islington, Central London

This beautiful two bedroom apartment is on a leafy tree-lined street in Islington, Central London with fast transport to the sights. With a large TV plus on-demand entertainment, range cooker and small espresso machine, and even 24 hour shops.

Less than five minutes walk to CALEDONIAN ROAD tube on the Piccadilly Line that takes you straight to the very centre of London (8 mins), and goes directly to HEATHROW AIRPORT (55 mins), or to KINGS CROSS ST PANCRAS and the EUROSTAR terminal (4 mins).

We want you to be cosy. The apartment has two small bedrooms (each with double beds) and one of the sofas in the lounge opens out for another double bed.

Bedroom 1: The main bedroom with a nice double bed with a new Silent Night memory foam mattress. Window to front garden. Lots of cupboard space.

Bedroom 2: Snug second room with a standard double bed and very high quality memory foam topped mattress. Converted from a study, the room has no window, so is very quiet and can have a complete blackout. Perfect for light sleepers.

Living room: There are two sofas, one of which opens out for another double bed. This means the flat can technically sleep 6, although it might be a little crowded.

The apartment is converted from a Victorian house (the walls are two feet thick!) and has wooden laminate flooring throughout., except the bathroom which has lovely big tiles. The bedroom is small and the kitchen is pint-sized, but we have fitted a range cooker and hood in there and some lovely cupboards - we've cooked several of our Christmas dinners here over the years! The living room is a fair size. We have central heating, and limitless hot water, fast wifi and a big TV with Netflix and Sky TV on-demand. You'll also have access to a PS3 and Apple TV - for YouTube and to play music from your iPhone/iPad.

Our apartment has its own front door which opens onto a gravel front garden. There is no guest access to the back garden.

The thick walls mean the flat never gets really cold or really hot - but we have radiators throughout and there's extra bedding on hand.

There's a 5-hob gas range cooker in the kitchen, perfect for preparing an evening meal. And you'll have a washing machine, dishwasher, fridge freezer and espresso machine in the kitchen, an iron, hair dryer, clothes airer and of course clean towels for your stay.

Since these photos were taken, we've replaced the desk with a four person dining table and chairs - so you'll be able to have a family meal here, if you're not busy out sampling local restaurants in Islington's vibrant gastro scene or any of the many other places in London, particularly in central.

We welcome couples and families alike - in fact, the flat is perfect for most people.

FEATURES:

• Quiet location

• 4 min walk to tube station

• WI-FI

• 50" Plasma TV with Netflix and Sky on-demand

• Whole flat is yours

• Own private entrance

• Bus stop outside

• 4 supermarkets nearby

• Central heating

• Ground floor (accessible, only 3 steps)

You'll have the entire apartment and unlimited wifi, Netflix etc.

THE NEIGHBOURHOOD

We have a shopping centre and three supermarkets (10 min walk) and four smaller convenience stores next to Caledonian Road station (4 min walk). 2 of them are 24 hour, and all serve fresh bread and everything else you should need for your stay.

There's a friendly bar and theatre (Pleasance and Shillibeers - 5 min walk), the Emirates Stadium (15 min walk), a park (5 min walk) and if you're feeling adventurous you can even walk into Camden Town (20 min walk).

CALEDONIAN ROAD

Our place is just 4 mins walk from CALEDONIAN ROAD STATION, on the Piccadilly Line, perfect for the sights and Heathrow airport, and KINGS CROSS ST PANCRAS and the EUROSTAR terminal.

The bustling shops and weekend market are all a short walk away. Pleasance Theatre shows comedy and theatre all year around, and there's plenty of shops and cafes to get fed and watered.

ISLINGTON

We're in the borough of Islington, which is home to the Angel Islington - and the boutique shops of Upper Street. About 1 mile away as the crow flies, it's about a 20 minute walk to Upper Street/ 30 minutes to Angel. Upper Street is home to many bars, theatres, cafes, and shops.

HOLLOWAY

Home to the Nags Head Shopping Centre and market, Holloway has two larger supermarkets - Waitrose and Morrisons, as well as some smaller supermarkets and lots of shops and markets. It's about 10 minutes walk from the flat, and every bus from the bus stop outside goes straight there.

TRAVEL

Caledonian Road is our nearest station (4 min walk) and is on the Piccadilly Line - the best tube line by far! It goes direct to the centre (8 mins), KINGS CROSS ST PANCRAS (4 mins), HEATHROW AIRPORT (55mins), the British Museum (6 mins), the museums in SOUTH KENSINGTON (19 mins), and it's super easy to get to us from all London airports (Stansted, Gatwick, Luton).

You can walk into Islington, Camden, Holloway or Tufnell Park easily.

There's on-street parking which is free in evenings and weekends but metered on weekdays (£2.40 an hour). There is long term parking available locally for £10-£15 per day.

There is a bus stop outside our house served by two 24 hour buses.

We know the city like the back of our hands, so if you need any directions, recommendations or help, just ask!

More Details

Owner
Tim Jarmain-Groves
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2017

About Tim Jarmain-Groves

Theatre and travel loving guy from London.

We have a beautiful flat in Islington that we rent out to guests.

Our favourite travel destinations - Sydney, Barcelona, Berlin, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco!

Tim Jarmain-Groves purchased this apartment in 2007

Why Tim Jarmain-Groves chose Camden & Covent Garden

We fell in love with the charm of this flat - it's steeped in history - has thick Victorian walls and a stunning huge garden for a glass of wine in the evenings. Gardens like this just don't exist in Central London so we're very lucky. The flat is warm and homely and the street is quiet and friendly. It's super close to the tube station and on the Piccadilly Line - the best line for getting across London and seeing the tourist spots.

What makes this apartment unique

The location! This apartment is 4 minutes walk from CALEDONIAN ROAD station, which is on the PICCADILLY LINE and can take you anywhere you'd like to go in London in minutes.

Amenities

Tufnell Park Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • With full sized bath and shower, and unlimited hot water.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Lounge - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Bedroom 1: One double bed and a window which looks out to the front garden. There is lots of storage space. Bedroom 2: Smaller room, converted from study. No window, so perfect for light sleepers. Lounge: Sofa opens into double bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(37 traveler reviews)

Clean trendy apartment 4 mins from tube
average rating of 4.756757 based on 37 reviews
Sacramento
5

Perfect location and felt like home

  • 5 of 5

Not sure where to begin but Tim's place was in a perfect location, the Picadilly line is same line to get from Heathrow airport and same line to get to train station if you happen to want to visit Paris as well. Convenient to get to Central London and 24 hr market on way home from Tube makes for a great late night run for snacks. Beds were very comfortable and kitchen had everything including espresso machine. Tim was a gracious host and even had chocolates, milk, fresh bread, jam and a bottle of wine on arrival. So glad I stayed here and hoping to stay here again when I come back to London!!

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great stay! True to description!

  • 5 of 5

Was just like the pictures and description. Very satisfied with our stay and highly recommend! The 4 min. Walk to the tube was easy and felt safe, even at night. There's even a store on the way in case you need anything. Tube was an easy way to get around and quick to all the sights. Uber was also available and always a few min away. The flat was Very clean! It also had everything we needed including extras like hair dryer and extra converters which was extremely helpful. Endless HOT showers!! Wifi good and tv had many channels and even movies. Tim was there to greet us and helped with any info we needed. Would stay again are recommending to friends. Can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Dec 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great location, wonderful host.

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Tim for the wonderful hospitality. The apartment was a perfect location for our first visit to London. It was warm and inviting. Thank you so much for meeting us and showing us around the place. The tube was about 4-5 blocks from the apartment and with the quaint red door easy to find even during late evenings.

It was comfortably furnished and had a home like feel. We definitely recommend staying in this great location.

Only draw back and not any fault of Tim is right now the main and only tube line from the apartment to the city (Picadilly) is under construction and limited service, advise going off-peak hours.

Thank you Tim for the great location and warm welcome. Wish you a great holiday season and we will definitely book this place again in the future.

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Elizabeth! Yes, the Piccadilly line has had some delays in November while they replace train wheels. They expect this to be complete by mid-December, so we expect it to be back up to full capacity soon.
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5

Cozy & comfortable flat. Close to transit station.

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay at the Hillmarten road flat! Would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

This flat just off Caledonia road is super cut.

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived at the address, after following excellent directions to find the apartment, we were met by the owner/manager Tim. He showed us around the two bedroom/one bathroom apartment and was extremely pleasant. He had placed a basket of fruit on a table, fresh flowers on another, milk, bread, butter and jelly in the refrigerator and a bottle of wine and cookies on the counter. We were duly impressed. I would definitely stay here again. The beds were comfortable and he provided a hair dryer plus all types of chargers and adapters for our use. The place is a bit small, but really, how much does one spend in an apartment when there is the whole of London to see. His place is really just a 5 minute walk from the Caledonian Road underground which is the Pickadilly line which services all of the historic sites of London.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Delightful, well presented and very clean.

  • 4 of 5

Lovely little flat, one stop from Kings Cross on the Piccadilly line on a busy but pleasant street less than ten minutes walk from tube station.

Made to feel very welcome by Tim. Thanks for the wine chocolates and bread, sorry we didn't have the opportunity to drink the wine but the gesture was appreciated.

The flat was very well equipped and we were pleased with our stay. Pictures and info on web site representative and accurate. Good communication from owner prior to our stay.

The only negative point was that the sofa bed was not very comfortable so my son didn't sleep very well. As we only stayed the one night it was not a deal breaker but a little unlucky for my son.

I would use this flat again and recommend to friends but not if the sofa bed was needed.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Tufnell Park Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$131
From
$144
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

One off cleaning fee $44

Guests can check-in any time after 2pm. Check-out time is any time before 11am.

Standard price is for 2 guests. Additional guests over 2 are £12 per person per night.

We'd like to keep the great relationship we have with our neighbours, so we do not allow parties in the apartment. We'd prefer you to smoke outside (ashtrays supplied) and the home is pet-free.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Heathrow
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Shillibeers Bar and Restaurant
Nearest Train
300 Metres
Caledonian Road Station
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Shillibeers Bar and Restaurant
Car: not necessary

We're on Hillmarton Road (estate agents call the area the 'Hillmarton Conservation Area' because our tree-lined street is protected with a conservation order).

It's quiet, and feels suburban, despite being in Central London.

We have a shopping centre and three supermarkets (10 min walk) and four smaller convenience stores next to Caledonian Road station (4 min walk). 2 of them are 24 hour, and all serve fresh bread and everything else you should need for your stay.

There's a friendly bar and theatre (Pleasance and Shillibeers - 5 min walk), the Emirates Stadium (15 min walk), a park (5 min walk) and if you're feeling adventurous you can even walk into Camden Town (20 min walk).

Getting around

Caledonian Road is our nearest station (4 min walk) and is on the Piccadilly Line - the best tube line by far!

The Piccadilly Line comes direct from Heathrow Airport (1hr 2 mins), and Kings Cross St Pancras/ St Pancras International (4 mins), and also stops at Covent Garden (8 mins), Leicester Square (10 mins), South Kensington (19 mins), and it's super easy to get to us from all London airports (Stansted, Gatwick, Luton).

There's on-street parking which is free in evenings and weekends but metered on weekdays (£2.40 an hour).

There is a bus stop outside our house served by two 24 hour buses.

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