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

London, UK
  • Apartment
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps5
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 6 nights



2 Double Bedrooms

1 Sofabed (double) in the lounge

1 Cot if required.

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.


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.


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.



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!!


Olympic Park 20 - mins

Tottenham Hotspurs FC - 20mins

Arsenal FC - 7 mins


Carolyn Marlow

Member Since 2015
Premier Partner
This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.
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Response time:
within a few hours
english, french
Calendar last updated:
Apr 13, 2018
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 London Borough of Islington

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!


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single
      • Bedroom - Flexible Living
        1 baby crib, 1 sleep sofa /futon, We have a double sofa-bed in the lounge
      • 1 double bedroom - 1 twin bedroom - 1 large sofabed - 1 cot


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Tiled bathroom with shower

      Location Type

        • Downtown
        • Town


            • Family
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Living Room
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Internet
                      Unlimited high speed broadband
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Heating
                    • Parking
                      Freely available on the street
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Tumble Dryer
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Free Wifi


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                          Fully equipped for cooks
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          Coffee, tea, salt, pepper, sugar, cleaning products..... all the basics you need to get started
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              Extendable table to seat 5 indoors Garden furniture for al fresco dining
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 5 people


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


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Golf
                                      Golf course nearby
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Shared with one other apartment
                                    • Tennis
                                      Tennis club nearby


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible
                                          There are 5 shallow steps from street level to the house


                                            • museums
                                            • arboretum
                                            • botanical garden
                                            • churches
                                            • cinemas
                                            • library
                                            • live theater
                                            • autumn foliage
                                            • playground
                                            • pond
                                            • recreation center
                                            • restaurants
                                            • synagogues
                                            • zoo

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • bird watching
                                                • gambling casinos
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • outlet shopping
                                                • paddle boating
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • sledding
                                                • walking

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • laundromat
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • cycling
                                                        • equestrian events
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • fly fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • ice skating
                                                        • roller blading
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis


                                                            • 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.

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              59 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              As advertised. It looked just like the pictures.

                                                              Jennifer V.

                                                              Our party of four thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We found the area to be safe and convenient, and the flat to be clean and quiet. We were there over a week and never had any issue whatsoever. The flat felt like a bit of home after sightseeing daily. This flat isn't in the center of all the tourist attractions, but they are easily accessible due to the close proximity of the Archway tube stop. We wanted a more authentic London experience and felt we got that with this flat. The grocery store- the Sainsbury- is between the tube stop and the flat so that is ideal. There is also a pub, a few restaraunts and even a Starbucks and a McDonald's If you happen to need them for your teen like we did.

                                                              Super accommodation, perfect location

                                                              Michael C.

                                                              Stayed here with my wife and three kids. Situated just a few minutes walk from the tube with lots of supermarkets and restaurats nearby. Was a perfect Base for exploring London. The house was exceptionally clean and had lots of everyday supplies and equipment. It was perfect for our kids, very safe, lots of children's toys and a safe garden to explore. Carolyn was an excellent host and responded promptly to any queries. Would highly recomend this property

                                                              A light, bright and comfortable house

                                                              Ellie A.

                                                              We really enjoyed staying at the house. The welcome pack was delicious and everything was clear and easy to use. The street was very quiet and very close to different transport links.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you for your warm review. I am so glad you and your family were comfortable and very much look forward to seeing you again.

                                                              Property is beautiful and easily accessible

                                                              Kristen F.

                                                              We arrived quite late in the evening and the welcome hamper was so fantastic, milk, eggs fruit and bread.

                                                              The house itself was warm and easily fit my family of 4 and had a cot for the youngest.

                                                              The kitchen had everything we needed which made our stay so much better as we could come hone and cook at night.

                                                              The location of the house made it very easy to catch the tube or buses into the areas we wanted, and a tesco and sainsburys nearby. There is also a bigger supermarket in Camden very accessible by bus or train.

                                                              Carolyn was very helpful in the lead up to our trip, and contactable during if we needed anything.

                                                              I'd stay here again.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              How lovely to hear everything worked out as you had hoped. Late night arrivals can be stressful for guests - especially those arriving after a long journey with babies and tired children. So we do everything possible to keep check in simple and ensure you have all you need to feel 'at home' the second you open our door. See you next time!

                                                              Our Wonderful London Stay

                                                              Jaime W.tewjlw@verizon.net

                                                              This property was exactly as advertised and made for an extremely comfortable environment for our family of four. We really appreciated that our two teenagers had space of their own as did we. The property was very clean and many essentials were provided including adapters, hairdryer and groceries. The apartment was very convenient to the tube, bus stops, shopping and restaurants and everyone in the neighborhood was friendly and helpful. The owner provided us with helpful information including places to eat and where to celebrate on New Year’s Eve. We have no hesitation about recommending this wonderful place!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Your warm review was really fantastic to receive. I am so pleased we were able to provide your family such a perfect home in which to celebrate a truly memorable New Year in London.

                                                              Our team take great personal care in ensuring guests have everything they hope for and are extremely proud of these reviews. Thank you

                                                              Great for families

                                                              Katrina M.Yorketown, South Australia, Australia

                                                              Our first impression of the flat was that the photos did not do it justice- so much roomier than we expected. We stayed with three kids aged 17, 14 & 9 and the 2 bedrooms plus sofa bed worked well. The facilities were great with a dishwasher and washing machine & dryer and a small well equipped kitchen. The microwave broke down during our stay and the owner had a new one installed within 3 hours of us letting her know- very impressed! My teenage daughters are keen theatre goers and the flat is perfectly located to access the West End within 20 minutes. We ate in most nights and the close location of Tesco & Sainsbury made “Ready meals” a breeze. Absolutely recommed this apartment as a place to stay.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Wow Katrina, thank you so much for your review. It is important that we are able to respond fast to any difficulties and I am thrilled that we were able to prove just what a great housekeeping team we have. We are absolutely committed to making sure our guests have the best possible time.

                                                              See you again soon - I hope. Now you have a home awaiting you in London.


                                                              London, UK

                                                              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

                                                              Rates & Availability

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                                                              Cleaning Fee

                                                              BOOKING SECURITY To protect all parties against fraud we require Photo ID (eg copy of Passport, or Driving Licence) for each guest, together with a copy of the Payment Card you have used to make your booking. Only the last 5 numbers of the long number on your card need to be visible. SECURITY/DAMAGES DEPOSIT (FULLY REFUNDABLE AT THE END OF YOUR STAY) The Security Deposit of £300 is required together with your personal documents to secure your booking. This Deposit may be used to cover any banking fees applied to your payments, resulting in nett receipts being less than Invoiced, the reasonable additional cleaning and/or replacement of the property, furnishings, fixtures & fittings. Security Deposits are usually refunded within 14 days after return of keys, in accordance with our Terms & Conditions. 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.

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