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Sumptuous Two Bedroom, Two Bathroom Georgian Townhouse in Islington

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Last updated: 07/31/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
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  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Islington apartment description

The jewel in the crown

It may come as a surprise, but the passage to India lies nearer than you think. For here, in a fine Georgian townhouse, among the handsome streets of Canonbury, you’ll find a dwelling sumptuously decked out in full oriental splendour. Your host, a committed collector and connoisseur of Indian and Islamic art, has lovingly furnished Alwyne Villas with the rich treasures of his regular trips. He is also chairman of one of the UK’s best-known organic food brands and his passion for the outdoors and all things organic is evident in a vast secret garden out back.

The god of small things

Every feature of this home, from bedroom doors inspired by Mughal carvings, to bathroom mirrors handmade in Singapore, sings of faraway lands. You’ll find a sitting room in deep, vibrant maroon, where stone carvings, ceramics and statues beam like the eastern sun. A lavish dining table and a gleamingly modern kitchen boast everything you’ll need to prepare a feast fit for an emperor. Duck out the back doors and enter the enchanted garden, rich with flower beds, majestic trees and a lush lawn. Plus, in a unique and magical turn the garden gracefully spreads its reach via a small path to incorporate the extensive Alwyne communal gardens into its already vast wingspan.

Upstairs is the master bedroom and ensuite bathroom – a palace of patterns – from the design of the wallpaper to the bedstead of the opulent double, carved exquisitely into the shape of an Indian temple. Carry on up, stopping to admire the stunning pair of Rajasthan wedding chairs on the landing, and you’ll find a serene and spacious double bedroom and ensuite shower room.

On the orient express

With such wonders inside and out, you may be disinclined to leave. But do, since there’s plenty of interest close at hand. Canonbury was once a Tudor manor built for the prior of St Bartholemew in the City, with the red-brick Canonbury tower the only remaining relic of this time. George Orwell and Eveleyn Waugh called nearby Canonbury Square home, but if what you desire is more up-to-the-minute, Upper Street, scored with boutiques, bars, and shops, are five minutes away by foot. While the tube from Highbury & Islington tube station can whisk you to Oxford Circus in a mere eight minutes.

Property Type

      • Apartment

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Children Welcome

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4

              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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              • Bedroom 2: 1 double

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              • Master bedroom: Super king size bed, bedside table (2), bedside lamp (2), en-suite bathroom, armchair (2), chest of drawers, TV, wardrobe Double bedroom: Double bed, bookshelf, TV, armchair, bedside lamp, bedside table (2), en-suite bathroom....moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

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              • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

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              • Master en-suite: Bath (fitted), shower, basin, toiletries, toilet, towels, heated towel rail. Double en-suite: Shower, basin, toiletries, toilet, towels, heated towel rail....moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • A welcome back will be provided on arrival and an iphone will be available for you during the duration of your stay. Sitting room: Dining table, chair (6), TV, coffee table, sofa (3 seats), side table (2), table lamp (2), armchair (2) Kitchen: Microwave oven, oven, hob (electric), refrigerator, freezer, wine fridge, Nespresso coffee machine, cafeteria, toaster, kettle, dish washer, bar stool, TV Garden: Back garden Environs: Elegant neighbourhood, Georgian, Architectural interest....moreless

                  Attractions

                  • Museums
                  • Restaurants

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking

                  Location Type

                  • Town
                  • Village

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                      General

                      • Internet
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Wireless Internet
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Security System
                      • Shampoo
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Heating
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Clothes Dryer

                      Outside

                          • Lawn / Garden
                           

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                          4 night min stay
                          £320
                          £2,240

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                          Fees:

                          • Taxes Not included

                          Notes:

                          Cancellation Policy

                          1. If you book more than 7 days before your stay starts, you can cancel within 24 hours of making it, and we will refund 100% of any charge

                          2. If you cancel at least 2 weeks before you are due to arrive, we charge you 50% of the stay cost

                          3. Once you’re within two weeks of the start of your stay, we can’t refund your booking

                          Please note that all prices on this site are indicative and guests should contact one fine stay directly to get up-to-date rates and availability.

                          Our normal check-in time is 16:00 with check-out being any time before 11:00.


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                          Last updated: 07/31/2014
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                          Location

                          With such wonders inside and out, you may be disinclined to leave. But do, since there’s plenty of interest close at hand. Canonbury was once a Tudor manor built for the prior of St Bartholemew in the City, with the red-brick Canonbury tower the only remaining relic of this time. George Orwell and Eveleyn Waugh called nearby Canonbury Square home, but if what you desire is more up-to-the-minute, Upper Street, scored with boutiques, bars, and shops, are five minutes away by foot. While the tube from Highbury & Islington tube station can whisk you to Oxford Circus in a mere eight minutes.

                          Local activities:

                          • Restaurants

                          • Antiquing

                          • Bars

                          • Concert hall

                          • Cycling

                          • Galleries

                          • Museums

                          • Opera

                          • Running

                          • Shopping

                          • Theatre

                          • Walking

                           

                          Manager info

                          About: onefinestay gives you the chance to stay in someone's place while they're out of town. You get to live their life for a few days and nights. Booking a stay is as easy as booking a hotel room. And there's service to match. Nobody wants to be a tourist, so our homes come with recommendations from the people who live in them. For everything else, we're here 24/7.

                          The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
                          Booking a stay is as easy as booking a hotel room, with online payment and confirmation. You get the same attention to detail and personal service too. Every home is properly cleaned before and after you stay, beds made (we can even do hospital corners) and bathrooms kitted out with luxury toiletries. There’s a maid service if you want it, as well as other hotel-style amenities. Once we’ve helped you settle in, we’re just a call away, 24/7. If it’s something we can’t solve over the phone, we’ll pop over to lend a hand. And because nobody wants to be a tourist, our homes come with personal and unique recommendations from the people who live in them – places to eat, things to do and adventures to go on.


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                          £320 per night (GBP)
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                          2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 4

                          View calendar: Updated 07/31/14
                          Minimum stay: 4 nights
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