|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
Holiday getaway or pied a terre for working visits to London. Suits single, couples or couple plus 1 (including childe). The flat (35msq) is a 2008 addition to the house below and incorporates modern appliances for self contained living including:- fully equipped kitchen (fridge, microwave, gas stove and oven); bathroom (wet room with shower); desk area (full internet access); living/dining area (dining table and chairs); outside deck for sunset dining (3.6m x 2.5m). The sleeping area is set into the rear of the studio and offers some separation from the living/kitchen area which has a comfy double sofa bed. The studio is very bright and has views of both the sun rise and the sunsets. London can be dull and grey but only rarely in this flat. Access is via an external spiral staircase from a courtyard garden. The flat is 13 minutes* stroll from Finsbury Park tube (*source Transport for London website). 15 minutes by tube to central London/the City (Victoria Line or Finsbury Park/Crouch Hill rail)
Landlord assistance: The agent and landlord are easily contactable. He or an agent will be available by mobile phone and happy to assist with any booking requests or day to day tenant needs to the best of their abilities.
Access to the Property: Access to the flat is via an entrance from the street into a courtyard garden shared with the flat below. Access to the top floor apartment is via an external spiral staircase for the renter's exclusive use. The spiral staircase takes you to a lovely terrace and entry to the flat is through an entrance door off the terrace
Enjoy London: The flat offers a hassle free and easy base for enjoying London for a long weekend or a pied a terre to stay while working in the City. The West end is only 30 minutes away door to door and the City the same. Finsbury Park has enough amenities and open spaces to enjoy a weekend in the area and the flat is pleasant to spend time in - sun all day long and beautiful sunrises and sunsets. The nightlife attractions of Shoreditch, the East End and the West End are easily reached by public transport or taxi (approx. £20 by black cab). Most Central London attractions and transport links (museums, theatres, landmarks) are well connected via bus lines and the Picadilly and Victoria tube lines.
Currently living in Beijing, China working for a renewable energy company.
Adrian Blomfield purchased this apartment in 1997
I lived in Finsbury Park for 14 years and found it a convenient place to access the City of London where I worked and other parts of London - especially the East End and Central London.
The property was originally a bakery and then a sweet shop until conversion into residential property shortly after the war (as far as we can work out). The holiday flat is an extension having been built in 2008 on top of the existing flat roof house.
The flat comes with a private terrace, is well designed, bright and cheerful;
Our agent is generally on hand and accessible to deal with any issues promptly within 24 hours
Stayed here for a solo holiday in London and it was wonderful. Max and Adrian were easy to work with and the place itself is just as pictured. Amazing amounts of natural light. Comfortable furnishing and it's well stocked with kitchen basics (spices, cooking oil, tea etc.) and the like.
In terms of transit, not only are you within easy walking distance of the Underground, there are also two good bus lines nearby (91 to Central London and 210 which goes near Highgate Cemetery OR can be used for transit to the Finsbury Park station when you're coming/going with your luggage).
Just an all around great place and I would definitely stay again should my travels bring me back to London.
We recently had our second stay in this fun apartment and have already booked another for November. Our daughter was living nearby and it worked out perfectly. Although she has moved closer to Arsenal, we love the area around the Thorpedale apartment and look forward to our next visit. – great pubs, restaurants and a market are close by! I love coming through the gate after a busy day and climbing the great spiral stairs to the cozy unit.
Things I would recommend -- instructions on how to use the TV! More heat! (does the towel warmer in the bathroom work?)
This is such a lovely little flat. Tidy and in a great location. Max and Adrian were both fantastic and really helpful.
The only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is that for our family (two young kids - 9 and 6 year olds) we felt it was a little too small. I wouldn't recommend it for 4 fully grown adults. But then, this was our first accommodation on a year long holiday, and we all felt a little cramped in the apartment - but I think that was probably us adjusting to each others company 24/7 :)
I was constantly worried that my kids were being too loud for the neighbours. Early wake ups on Sunday mornings always made me "shhh" them - probably not necessary though.
There is a Sainsburys local 5 minutes walk away. The Stapleton Pub is close-by too - they do lovely modern pub food and have an awesome room with old books which we sat and read happily.
There is also a laundromat at the end of the street - a load of washing with drying cost us about 8GBP.
Thanks for a lovely stay and all your help.
Loved our month stay in this apartment. Even though the central heating was on a timer and the sun was going down at 3:30pm and the heating didn't kick in till 6 or 6:30pm, we found we were warm. With the combination of sun pouring in during the day and a portable oil heater, we were more than comfortable. All windows had rolling blinds and some had venetian blinds inside the double glazing as well. There were also 2 lovely large curtains covering the west facing glass doors for even further privacy, so there was plenty of versatility in managing the light. I did not hear one neighbour and even though it blew a gale some days, we felt so secluded up there. The hot water and presure was good, the bath towels and tea towels were a little old and used and there was no bath mat ... but we just bought our own bath towels and used the drying rack and paper towels in the kitchen and kept the mop behind the shower curtain to give the wet room a quick squigy after each shower... I'm thinking a bath mat would be completely useless any way with the amount of water that gets around. The layout of the apartment was spot on, fitting so much into such a small space, yet it felt so open and spacious, must be some kind of wizardry. However the layout had a flaw and I found myself eyeing off the size of the window in the bathroom in case of fire and the one only entry and exit was blocked. The need for a key to get out of the fence downstairs also triggered off my fire safety alarm bells, but enough of that. The mattress was comfy - it's a double mattress and our friends stayed over a couple of nights on the fold out couch and said it was fine. There is a good lot of storage space, shelves along the wall, wardrobe with shelves, under there bed and a bulk head over the bed that we were able to hide our suitcases away in once we unpacked. There is a good little robotic vacume cleaner that I used nearly every second day, however there is no washer/dryer so cleaning your clothes is a bit of an issue. The dining table extends out to make it a bit bigger and there's everything you need in the kitchen except a potato peeler. We loved the balcony and it perfectly faces the sunset, we sat up there and watched the birds during the day and the foxes on the street a night. Thanks so much for being the perfect host Max. We highly recommend this place.
Charming unique stay near Finsbury Park station (about 10 minutes walk). Beautiful modern alternative interior. All you need is around within 10 minutes (pubs, supermarkets, transport, etc.). Very nice look over the neighborhood from the top (it's a pretty quite part of London).
This is such a great flat. I write and use it to work in. It's up on the roof top facing south guaranteeing as much bright sunlight as possible in otherwise dull London winters, you won't notice how miserable it is out there - even the rain sounds lovely on the glass skylight this morning. In summer one whole wall of the flat opens up with bi-fold doors onto a sweet terrace. The owners/manager are a delight to deal with, reliable, generous and always helpful. Finsbury Park is easy to get to and from, the neighbourhood is safe and well serviced with good independent shops, pubs and restaurants, there's a gym at the end of the street and lots of Yoga nearby. Hampstead heath is a 30min walk away up the Parkland Walk. This is a great flat to live and work in, and a great base to explore London from.
Finsbury Park, Islington, North London. Flat is 1 km (13 minutes walk*) to the Finsbury Park tube/rail station. Alternatively 2 minutes bus and 2 minutes walk* from Finsbury Park tube/rail station (*source Transport for London website) From the station there are the Victoria and Picadilly Line and overland rail link to the City (15 minutes). There is also easy transport links from Finsbury Park station to:-
(i) Central London and tourist attractions (Victoria and Picadilly Line tube);
(ii) the City (tube or overland rail link to Moorgate);
(iii) Stansted airport (change at Tottenham Hale (Victoria Line) for Stansted Express rail link);
(iv) Kings Cross Eurostar (tube);
(v) Heathrow (Paddington rail/tube station and Heathrow Express);
(vi) Victoria Rail and Coach stations (Victoria Line tube).
(vii) Gatwick airport (via Victoria station)
The flat is close to amenities:-
(i) nearby shops, pubs and restaurants of Hornsey; Holloway, Crouch Hill and Stroud Green;
(ii) nearby fitness centre's;
(iii) hilly North London walks and parks.
Easy access out of London by car to the North and East Anglia or from all major train stations.
Other Activities: Nearby sports and fitness centres. Numerous pubs including the Stapleton and the Faltering Fullback
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$133|
Standard rental rates range from £75-£100 night night depending on number of persons, duration and dates (time of year/week). Maximum number of persons is 3 persons (x3 adults or x2 adults and 1 child). We can occasionally allow 2 couples if your enquiry fills a gap in bookings. Please make your enquiry with your requirements re numbers; duration and dates and the landlord will give you a quote for the period you are interested in. A breakages deposit of around £100 is required to cover any breakages and non-standard cleaning. The deposit is deducted only if the flat will require cleaning over and above the standard 2-3 hour cleaning we normally carry out. The flat should be left substantially as provided at the start of the tenancy i.e. dishes/kitchen cleaned, floor swept, tenant belongings removed and rubbish bagged for removal.
The owner will set out rental terms in the email response. However, in summary, a non-refundable deposit (normally 1/2 the total) is paid to book the property (via paypal) and the balance paid on arrival.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.