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A Superb Studio with a View, Flooded with Light. Calm, Luxurious and Romantic.

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A simple breakfast can be extraordinary here!

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Last updated: 09/20/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Islington apartment description

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£75 per night, 4 night minimum!

And it's not too late to think about Christmas! Book now, as repeat customers are lining up to fill the diary -- a sure sign that we're doing something right! (Just check out our super reviews, below.)

For larger parties, this property can be paired with our two-bedroom flat in the same building: HomeAway property 417134.

We're in London's historic Gibson Square, which is an oasis of calm just off of Islington's lively Upper Street, where you'll find literally dozens of upscale bars, restaurants and shops. Our neighbourhood is friendly, safe and immaculate, making the flat a perfect fit for a woman traveling alone, for a professional here on assignment working late hours -- for anyone, in fact, who appreciates a civilized lifestyle. We're convenient to public transport running quickly to all the sights and tourist attractions you'll want to visit in this great city. The flat is on the first floor of a Regency terraced town house (2nd floor American). Travel back in time with us -- all sides of the Square, and the park inside it, look just as they did when George III was busy losing the Colonies. This quiet, elegant, comfortable holiday rental flat features very high ceilings, cornice mouldings, and a brand new first-class renovation. The fully-equipped kitchen is a dream!

Perfect WiFi, and Sky TV including the extra cost Sports and Movies options. Sleeps just 2.

Those Wonderful Double-Decker Buses: Several key buses stop just three minutes from the house, giving convenient scenic access to all the museums, tourist sights, markets and historic neighbourhoods you'll want to see on your vacation, cheaper and often quicker than the tube. Unlike in most cities, here the bus is your friend, with its dedicated express lanes and incredibly low cost -- just £1.30 with the Oyster Card you'll get the day you arrive! Take the splendid double-decker #4 red bus to Sadlers Wells, St Paul’s Cathedral, the Millennium Bridge to the Tate Modern and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, Fleet Street, Oxford Street shopping, Covent Garden and the West End theatres, and finally Waterloo Bridge across the River Thames to the South Bank (National Theatre, Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, British Film Institute, Hayward Gallery, the London Eye), Imax, Waterloo Station, and the Old Vic. (All that in barely half an hour’s ride!) Other buses from this neighbourhood have similarly-stunning itineraries

The Tube, and the Rail System: It's just a 7-minute walk to the Angel Islington tube station (Northern Line, Zone 1) for quick connections throughout London – just 1 stop to the King's Cross / St Pancras transport hub for further tube connections, the Eurostar to Paris, and mainline trains to Scotland, the North of England, and Gatwick and Luton Airports. And yes, King's Cross does have a brick wall bearing the sign 'Platform 9 3/4'. It's a 10-minute walk to the Highbury & Islington tube station (Victoria Line) connecting to the Stansted (Airport) Express, and looping through Central London to Victoria Station with connections to all lines. Arsenal's Emirates football stadium is at Highbury, as are National Rail's overground North London and Northern City Lines. Canary Wharf, the Financial District and the 2012

The Olympics venues are quickly accessed from here. Heathrow Airport, by the way, is best accessed by the 15-minute Heathrow Express train, which you get from Paddington Station, less than 20 minutes away.

Your Holiday Rental Flat in London: Contact us now to book your London vacation! We're convenient to all the tourist sights, and you can enjoy fine dining, theatres, museums and shopping, while living in a stylish, cosy, classic period flat. Enjoy your London city break out on the town, or take a night off, cook at home and hunker down for some uniquely English delights on SKY TV. Check out our great reviews, and for a map highlighting our favourite shops, restaurants, markets and scenic neighbourhood walks, just click on the link to our personal website:

www.GibsonSquareProperties.com

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • 400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Not Suitable For Children
              • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
              • Wheelchair Inaccessible
              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome

              Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2

              • The Main Room: 1 queen

                ...moreless

              • Wake up to a bright, bright sun as it rises over your park -- or shut it out with those in-built period shutters: 10 feet tall and carved from English oak centuries ago, they swing shut at the press of a finger. The little balconies which face the park are planted with lavender, sage and surfinas -- all in a warm deep blue. There are great reading lights at each side of the bed, plus down spots in the ceiling and of course that chandelier. Most lights are on dimmers so you can set the mood as precisely as a stage designer, and enjoy the romance of living in this warm and inviting space. Note: If you need a two-bedroom space, please see our other ad: HomeAway.co.uk/p417134....moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              • The Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

                Brand New...moreless

              • Fluffy towels, and ample storage for all your toiletries. Just re-done, this stunning room features glossy white tile walls, state of the art fixtures and great water pressure (which can be pretty hard to find in this town). The hot water is virtually limitless. The claw-foot free standing tub features elegant chrome Euro-style fittings, but there's also an overhead rain head for a proper shower should you be so inclined. The garden view from the tub is stunning, enhanced by a large mirror which reflects the big bright sky out back. (And yes, there are shower curtains and blinds, too, so your complete privacy is assured.)...moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • There's a washer/dryer for your laundry -- a feature lacking in many London holiday lets. It's hidden in a kitchen cabinet, next to the half-height fridge-freezer. Enjoy a flat-screen 14:9 Sony TV with SKY subscription, including the extra Movies and Sports options. WiFi broadband, of course. Lots of gourmet cookbooks here, and plenty of novels and guidebooks to read. All downlights, and the chandelier, are dimmable to create a serene, elegant setting whenever you want it. The window boxes are automatically irrigated, so no worries there! Note: There is no landline telephone in the flat, but we are happy to lend you a UK-based mobile phone should you need one. Just top it back up at the end of your stay, paying for what you've used. No charges of any kind for the WiFi, of course!...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Books For Adults
                  • Television
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Radio

                  Theme

                  • Luxury
                  • Romantic

                  Attractions

                  • Zoo
                  • Restaurants
                  • Cinemas
                  • Library
                  • Museums
                  • Live Theater

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Walking
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Bird Watching

                  local services and businesses

                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • ATM/Bank

                  Location Type

                      • Downtown

                      catering options

                          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                          Dining

                          • Dining Area
                          • Seating for 2 people

                          forms of payment

                              • Accept Credit Card

                              General

                              • Iron & Board
                              • Mobile Phone
                              • Wireless Internet
                              • Washing Machine
                              • Clothes Dryer
                              • Fireplace
                              • Internet
                              • Towels Provided
                              • Activities Guide
                              • Alarm Clock
                              • Hair Dryer
                              • Laundry Soap
                              • Local Maps
                              • Paper Towels
                              • Local Restaurant Guide
                              • Shampoo
                              • Basic Soaps
                              • Toilet Paper
                              • Heating
                              • Linens Provided

                              house cleaning

                                  • Housekeeper Optional

                                  Kitchen

                                  • Cooking Utensils
                                  • Pantry Items
                                  • 4 Ring Stove
                                  • Coffee Maker
                                  • Toaster
                                  • Refrigerator
                                  • Freezer
                                  • Oven
                                  • Microwave

                                  Outside

                                      • Balcony

                                      property descriptor

                                          • Terraced
                                           

                                          Reviews

                                          Write a review 4.9
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                                          Rental basis: Per property
                                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                                          Autumn/Winter
                                          Sep 6 - Dec 19, 2014
                                          7 night min stay

                                          £875

                                          Changeover Day: Saturday

                                          Holidays 2014
                                          Dec 20 - Jan 3, 2015
                                          7 night min stay

                                          £1,200
                                          My Standard Rate
                                          7 night min stay

                                          £910

                                          Additional information about rental rates

                                          Fees:

                                          • Refundable Damage Deposit £500
                                          • Taxes Not included

                                          Notes:

                                          We normally rent from Saturday-to-Saturday only, but for extended stays we try to work out different arrival and/or departure days, if required. We have booked many such stays, which have left the calendar with several 3- and 4-day openings. In such a case, we're happy, of course, to fill in the voids with shorter bookings!

                                          Extra days, when available, are simply 1/7th of the base weekly rate.


                                          Cancellation policy:

                                          100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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                                          Last updated: 09/20/2014
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                                          Location

                                          30 Kilometres
                                          Nearest Airport
                                          Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton
                                          1 Kilometres
                                          Nearest Train
                                          Kings Cross and St Pancras
                                          0.1 Kilometres
                                          Nearest Barpub
                                          Just around the corner.
                                          0.1 Kilometres
                                          Nearest Restaurant
                                          Just around the corner.

                                          Car: Not Necessary

                                          Ideally situated to explore London for a great city break, Islington itself is a hip, sophisticated destination on the northern edge of Central London, politically and aspirationally resembling Manhattan's upscale Upper West Side. The renowned Almeida Theatre and Kings Head Theatre Pub are just steps away, as are all the main supermarkets, plus endless boutiques and really fine food and antique shops. Stroll, bike or jog along Regents Canal. Easy transport links, fine restaurants, gay friendly. You can even walk (22 mins) to the Eurostar terminal and day trip to Paris in luxury for £59 return. Local celebrities include James McAvoy, Lily Allen, Dido and, formerly, Vladimir Lenin, Heath Ledger and Sir Walter Raleigh. Gibson Square alone boasts an Oscar-nominated film composer, a Booker Prize-winning author, a renowned stage director, a nationally known comic and a Member of Parliament. Former neighbour Tony Blair formed New Labour with Gordon Brown in one of our Upper Street restaurants

                                          Other Activities: Theatre, theatre, theatre. (Or theater, theater, theater!) Museums, fashion, cuisine -- everything that London has to offer!

                                          Golf: No golf here in central London, of course, but many of the nation's legendary courses are within an easy day-trip from the many train hubs easily accessible from our flat.

                                           

                                          Owner info

                                          Year Purchased: 2007

                                          About the owner: Recently retired, my partner and I now live our life-long dream of having four sweet homes and living in whichever strikes our fancy at a given time. Since the stock market crash of 2008, to cover the bills, all the properties are rented on HomeAway whenever we're not in them. Managing the rentals has turned into quite a pleasant, though very time consuming, new profession for us, wherein we meet (or at least correspond with) the loveliest people from all over the planet. We've had nearly 300 guests in the past six years, and not a single bad experience. Phew! And we have great local staff for each property, so each home is always up to our own high standards for comfort, cleanliness and beauty. Before retiring in 2005, I spent more than 30 years working on Broadway and in London's West End -- first managing, then producing, big musicals (mostly) plus handfuls of plays and concerts. I was part of the original productions of GODSPELL, DREAMGIRLS, LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, and many dozens more, and producer of The Who's TOMMY and JEKYLL & HYDE, to name a few. Broadway concerts include Bette Midler, Michael Crawford, Frank Sinatra and even a very elderly Josephine Baker (a New Year's Eve concert, at the Palace, of course), whose chateau is just down the road from our house in France. My partner Bill Rosenfield was for many years what Time Magazine wrote of him: 'RCA Victor's Man about Broadway'. He produced more than 60 Original Cast Recordings -- just pick one up at home if you have one -- if it's from the 1990's or early 2000's, his name is probably on it: CHICAGO, TOMMY, RAGTIME, CABARET, on and on. Billy's now retired from that and actively engaged in his one true passion: writing plays. This new career is just budding, but already showing great progress. He does most of his writing in a cute little shed at the bottom of the garden behind our London flat. See all our homes at GibsonSquareProperties.com

                                          Why the Owner Chose Islington:
                                          We love the Regency (late Georgian) architecture that is so prevalent in this part of town -- simple terraced houses with strict symmetry and Palladio's cube-and-a-half proportions which somehow create a great sense of calm, order and sophistication. Our house, on a perfectly-preserved square containing nothing but its original homes, features large windows and big open sky -- plus that pristine little park right across the square, with something in bloom every month of the year. And we greatly appreciate that very 'London' phenomenon, which is that all we hear is birdsong here, notwithstanding the fact that we're a 90-second walk to the very busy Upper Street, abounding with life and energy.

                                          The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
                                          Immerse yourself in real life here -- our neighbourhood isn't the least bit touristy, just a breath of energized fresh air among real Londoners. Google 'Islington' and just see what comes up!


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                                          Speaks: french, english

                                           

                                          Photos

                                          • A simple breakfast can be extraordinary here!

                                            A simple breakfast can be extraordinary here!

                                          • Period details, lovingly restored.

                                            Period details, lovingly restored.

                                          • The one large room easily handles a king bed.

                                            The one large room easily handles a king bed.

                                          • The wide Georgian side table is also your desk.

                                            The wide Georgian side table is also your desk.

                                          • The kitchen has every amenity, mostly hidden.

                                            The kitchen has every amenity, mostly hidden.

                                          • Garden view from the bath is SO beautiful!

                                            Garden view from the bath is SO beautiful!

                                          • Fittings as only England can provide!

                                            Fittings as only England can provide!

                                          • The watercolour is our HomeAway #417276, France.

                                            The watercolour is our HomeAway #417276, France.

                                          • Even your stairwell is pretty -- up just 1 flight.

                                            Even your stairwell is pretty -- up just 1 flight.

                                          • A top London address, yours for the asking.

                                            A top London address, yours for the asking.

                                          • Your home from home in Gibson Square.

                                            Your home from home in Gibson Square.

                                          • Celebrity chef Ottolenghi is 2 minutes away.

                                            Celebrity chef Ottolenghi is 2 minutes away.

                                          • The park and Square are unchanged since 1810.

                                            The park and Square are unchanged since 1810.

                                          • Val St. Lambert crystal on the mantlepiece.

                                            Val St. Lambert crystal on the mantlepiece.

                                          • Regency plasterwork and gilded wood.

                                            Regency plasterwork and gilded wood.

                                          • Super-comfy lounging chair, wide-screen Sky TV.

                                            Super-comfy lounging chair, wide-screen Sky TV.

                                          • Espresso, of course.  Top-of-line appliances.

                                            Espresso, of course. Top-of-line appliances.

                                          • The showers are both Euro and overhead.

                                            The showers are both Euro and overhead.

                                          • Privacy assured: blinds AND curtains!

                                            Privacy assured: blinds AND curtains!

                                          • Rose garden as seen from your 'Juliette' balconies

                                            Rose garden as seen from your 'Juliette' balconies

                                          • The entry hall from the street.  Framed London map

                                            The entry hall from the street. Framed London map

                                          • Remove the cars and it's 1810.

                                            Remove the cars and it's 1810.

                                          • Home.

                                            Home.

                                          • World-class theatre, again 2 minutes away.

                                            World-class theatre, again 2 minutes away.

                                          £875 - £1,200 per week (GBP)
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                                          0 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                                          Sleeps 2

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