Stylish Victorian House in Quiet and Leafy Highbury Fields
You sent a message to this owner.
- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Islington house description
This is a stylish 5 bedroom home in the vibrant area of Islington, North London.
The living room consists of 2 rooms, one with a sofa and 2 very comfortable armchairs and the other facing the garden with a rocking chair and another armchair. There are wooden floors throughout this space and the window on the street side has white shutters on the windows. Both rooms have stylish central lights and numerous little lights to create a warm atmosphere.
The kitchen has all white modern fitted cupboards and a corian worktop. The breakfast bar has 2 stools and the table can fit up to 8 people. There is a microwave, normal electric oven and a gas cooker with 6 rings. Outside the kitchen is the patio with another garden table which can fit up to 8 people.
The first floor consists of the master bedroom with a double bed (160cm), another bedroom with a single bed, a toilet room and the bathroom. The bathroom has a deep bath with a shower screen and a basin.
The 2nd floor consists of a single bed room, a double bedroom (140cm bed). Both these rooms have a view onto the garden. The 3rd bedroom has 2 single beds. In this room you will find the TV and DVD player. There is also a desk with printer available.
Our house is situated 2 minutes from the lovely Highbury fields, so the whole place feels very leafy. Highbury fields have a children playground, a gym with a swimming pool. One factor that convinced to buy the house is the fantastic French bakery at the end of the Road (Peche Mignon). They serve the best baguette and croissant in London and believe us, we have searched!
Ideally situated to explore London for a great city break, Islington itself is a hip, sophisticated destination on the northern edge of Central London. The renowned Almeida Theatre and Kings Head Theatre Pub are in the neighbourhood as are all the main supermarkets, plus endless boutiques, cafes, restaurants, very fine food and antique shops. You’re about a 15 minute walk to Upper Street which is home to a couple of cinemas, many restaurants, cafes, and shops. We are also very close to the Emirates Stadium for the Arsenal football fans!
For transport, we are just a 5 minutes’ walk to 2 tube stations. One is Highbury & Islington from where the Victoria line can take you to the West End in less than 10 minutes but also the Overground line which can take you to the Olympic stadium in 15 minutes. The other tube station is Holloway Road. The Piccadilly line runs through there. You can reach Heathrow airport in approximately 1 hour. It also takes you to Covent Garden in under 15 minutes. At the nearby bus-stop, you’ll find the 43 bus which will take you to London bridge and the famous Borough market (the best food market in England!)
We would hope that the house and garden would receive the care and consideration given to a home rather than a rental unit.
No Smoking, Please.
Keywords: Victorian House, up to 8 beds, outside space
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
- Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (4)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Coffee Maker:
- Child's Highchair
- Ice Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Linens Provided
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Ipod docks around the house
- Video Library:
- Video Games:
- Broadband Access
- Wireless Internet
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Car Not Necessary
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Fitness Center
- Live Theater
ReviewsWrite a review
We stayed in this house early July and had a great time. The kitchen is fully fitted and we ended up spending most of our time in there as it was so comfortable. We managed to cook for 10 people and we were not struggling for space… this doesn’t happen often! We were lucky with the weather so we used the patio to have our coffees in the morning. It was so peaceful that you forget completely you are staying in Central London. The house is nicely decorated and feels very welcoming. There were 7 of us in the house yet we didn’t feel overcrowded so that was good. The Victoria line was a very good discovery. You can be in the West End in 15 minutes door to door so great location. We are thinking of spending Christmas in London and I would definitely consider coming back to this house.
- Guest Elise (Switzerland)
- Date of stay 07/06/13
- Review Submitted 08/12/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway, tourists without a car, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, families with teenagers.
|Dates||Nightly||Wknd Night||Weekend||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
|My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
If not all the rooms are occupied, we can give a discount
50% Deposit at booking. Remaining 50% and damage protection (£300) required one month before rental
- Refundable Damage Deposit: £300
- Taxes Not included
Always make sure to call the number on the listing to confirm payment details.
Only pay using credit card, PayPal, check or direct bank transfer. NEVER pay by cash or instant money transfer services such as Western Union or MoneyGram. Learn more
Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now
Year Purchased: 2009
About the owner: We have been living in the house for the last 4 years. We bought it as a derelict house and put a lot of work to transform it into our lovely family home. We have a boy and a girl so we are set up for children and can cover toys, book for both gender!
Why the Owner Chose Islington:
Islington simply combines the best of London. It's central yet very quiet, I can hear the birds singing as I write this. But if you want the buzz of restaurants, shops, cinemas, theatres, 5 minutes walk is all it takes.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
We are really into cooking so the kitchen is really well equipped and the heart of the house. When the weather allows it, eating on patio is just lovely.
- Click Here to see All My Rental Listings
Second living room
guest room with double bed
Front of the house
Guest room with 2 single beds
There have been visitors to this page since
the counter was last reset in .
This listing was first published here in 2012.
Date last modified - Wednesday, August 14, 2013