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Home from home: calm, quiet & leafy - family friendly – Home 1100582 Apartment

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  • 4 nights min stay

Home from home: calm, quiet & leafy - family friendly – Home 1100582

  • Apartment
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min stay

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Apartment / 2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 75 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

Parking available - 20 minutes into the West End - pets welcome. (Our reviews appear at the end of this section.)

Harringay in North London has been our home for four years. We actually stumbled upon the neighbourhood as somewhere we'd like to live during a homestay visit!

We wanted somewhere with energy, but also that was full of families, independent shops and great transport links, within London and beyond.

We found it here: from its Turkish restaurants - one of which was recently named #2 in London on Trip Advisor, and wide variety of restaurants from Polish to live music burger bats; which often feature as Time Out Award Winners; to the arty coffee shops, 24 hour fruit and vegetable shops, and Finsbury Park (which only on moving here did we realise is actually a park, not just a tube station); it's a lovely place to call home.

First and foremost, our apartment is our home. As such it has homely feel quite different to a traditional 'holiday

Parking available - 20 minutes into the West End - pets welcome. (Our reviews appear at the end of this section.)

Harringay in North London has been our home for four years. We actually stumbled upon the neighbourhood as somewhere we'd like to live during a homestay visit!

We wanted somewhere with energy, but also that was full of families, independent shops and great transport links, within London and beyond.

We found it here: from its Turkish restaurants - one of which was recently named #2 in London on Trip Advisor, and wide variety of restaurants from Polish to live music burger bats; which often feature as Time Out Award Winners; to the arty coffee shops, 24 hour fruit and vegetable shops, and Finsbury Park (which only on moving here did we realise is actually a park, not just a tube station); it's a lovely place to call home.

First and foremost, our apartment is our home. As such it has homely feel quite different to a traditional 'holiday rental'. It is a Victorian, ground floor conversion, with a lovely garden on a quiet street with residents parking at £8 per day (please let us know when booking if you will be arriving by car, and we will add the cost to your booking).

Our style is something approximating 'upcycled, vintage industrial, antique chic'! Bonus points go to being able to identify from the photos all of the myriad weird and wonderful things we've upcycled into lamps. Clue: one's an antique, ceramic hot water bottle. We enjoy adding to our collections, and rearranging furniture to change up the look a bit. The photographs show this in action. So, the apartment will have the feel of the photos; but everything mightn't be exactly where it has been photographed as being, if something even better for the space has come along in the meantime!

In a similar way, our garden is 'take it as you find it!' It's special to have an outdoor space in London, but we are in no way green fingered; and the grass cannot be said to be manicured by any stretch of the imagination! In winter it is long and lush and green; in Summer, it is bare and brown! It's great for BBQs, dog exercising or star gazing though.

We have a white-ish sofa, which is regularly laundered and clean; but bits of which can categorically no longer be described as white; as crayon marks and this colour don't play well with each other!

We have a fondness for recycling eclectic door panels into built in wardrobes, have well used and loved pots and pans and, as reflected by one of our earliest guests: it's a lived in house, not a hotel. Our home reflects us, our travels, and the city of London in all its glorious variety; and if this is your thing: you'll love staying here.

The large double bedroom is South facing, with Victorian ceilings. It has a wardrobe, chest of drawers, and double glazing; it's airy, bright and calm.

We have just purchased a 'trundle bed' for the room: this means sleeping arrangements can be configured either as two single beds (one of which is a bit narrower and shorter than the other due to the design); or pushed together to form a double bed (but with two single mattresses). If you are using the room just for one person, or a child, we can set the room up with just one single; in which case you'll have lots of additional floor space. We made this decision as it allows us to be more flexible for guests: please ask if you have any questions about how it can work for you.

The second double is smaller, but with the same high ceilings, built in wardrobe, chest of drawers, a king sized bed, and view onto the garden.

The kitchen has a gas hob, and oven, and fridge freezer for your use; and the bathroom (which is feeling a little sorry for itself, and is due for a makeover) has an over bath shower.

All bed linens and towels are included in your stay.

Also, we don't have a television; but the fast and unlimited Broadband will support all your technology.

ADDITIONAL REVIEWS:

-Everything was perfect, we had a wonderful time (4 days, 4 people). We went there by tube and bus and Caroline's description lead us without any problems to the location. The bus station is just around the corner. The flat is very cosy, has got a warm atmosphere and everything you need. Harringay Green Lanes is a very lively place, Stanhope Gardens is calm and a good place to relax after a day in the crowded city. A gorgeous pub, The Salisbury, is only 10 minutes walk. What we liked best in London: Alternative London organizes walks and bike tours.

- Wir (4 Personen) haben vier sehr schöne Tage verbracht. Die Anreise mit Tube und Bus war völlig unproblematisch, die Beschreibung der Vermieter perfekt und die Bushaltestelle in der Nähe. Die Wohnung ist gemütlich und hat alles, was man für einen Aufenthalt braucht. Harringay Green Lanes ist eine absolut quirlige multi-kulti Straße, wohingegen man 50m weiter in Stanhope Gardens ruhig wohnen kann. Ein toller Pub, The Salisbury, ist nur knapp 10 min Fußweg entfernt. Wer mag, kann natürlich auch den Bus nehmen. Ganz toll: Alternative London im Eastend von London. Sie bieten walks und bike tours an.

- We stayed at Carl and Caroline's place for an extended period. They were extremely helpful and pleasant to deal with - the house was spotlessly clean when we arrived, and the notes were comprehensive and very helpful, including which of the (fantastic) local restaurants we should eat at. It's a lived-in house not a hotel, and if like us that's what you're looking for, you'll love it.

- Caroline and Carl are wonderful hosts. The communication was excellent; timely and extremely helpful. The listing was everything we expected and more. It is conveniently located in an area just outside of the city center so after a full day of sightseeing you come back to a quiet place to sleep. Perfect for longer stays. The food on the main road only two blocks away had some of the best Turkish food I've ever had! And plenty of other choices as well. The neighborhood was safe and clean with public transportation readily available. The people were very friendly. There is a park nearby and good pubs as well.

- Welcoming, cozy, positioned in a nice quiet street but not too far from all the action and restaurants. Clean comfortable beds - will book again. Thank you Carl and Caroline - great hosts!

- Fab flat, everything you would need, felt very homely and safe. Great transport connections too! Had great and speedy communications with Caroline. Lovely people.

- This flat is absolutely gorgeous! It has beautiful furniture and decoration. It is small, but you find everything you might need. The hosts are very helpful and communicative. The location is just perfect, close to Metro and Bus stations, lots of shops and restaurants just down the street. Even though we were a group of five people, we could easily fit in this flat (2 bedrooms and couch).

- Excellent location. funky, friendly and clean place. Would highly recommend!

Location description from owner

The England region

Harringay is beautifully multicultural and family friendly. The restaurants are open almost 24/7, and our flat is located exactly the perfect distance away that you can walk to them easily, but not hear them!

Along with lots of local parks, an elevated woodland walk through the North London neighbourhood, and a 24 hour culture with a community feeling, where people have settled with families, means you feel welcome and safe whatever the time of day.

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
    Bedroom 2: 2 Single Beds
  • 1 Family bathroom

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

The area is known as having 'The best transport links outside of Zone 1'. Manor House on the Piccadilly line is our local tube station (15 minutes walk, taking you to Covent Garden & Kings Cross in less than 15 minutes ); Harringay Green Lanes on the Overground which can connect you with Kew Gardens & South London; Harringay National Rail; and 3 bus routes (two of which are 24 hour night bus routes) which take you as far afield as London Bridge, Trafalgar Square and Brick Lane, as well as excellent car and rail routes North into the countryside of Hertfordshire. Arriving from Stansted on the Stansted Express brings you into Tottenham Hale; which is then a 15-20 minute taxi ride from the apartment.

Interaction with guest

The listing is for the entire apartment, so you will have complete privacy. Check in is flexible, by way of a key safe, the details for which will come through with your Airbnb Itinerary once your booking is confirmed. This means you don't have to worry if you are running late, or your flight is delayed: everything will be waiting for you whenever you arrive. We are always available by email before and during your stay; and are able to respond to any emergency situations which may arise, either in person; or via a neighbour or friend should we be out of the country. We have lots of ideas and information (both our own, and those shared with us by Guests) about stuff to do in London, and love sharing tips - either by email in advance,

Policies

Check in time:15:00, Check out time:11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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House rules

Long term bookings require signing Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement

No smoking, parties, or unregistered overnight guests

Do not use our postal address to register for anything or to receive mail

Always double lock main communal door when entering or leaving

Do not leave any windows or doors open when you are not in

Only dry items on the external washing line

'Reasonable use' policy for utilities; with Nest system

Recycle and dispose of rubbish responsibly

Water window boxes & plants

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About the owner

Caroline And Carl D.
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated::
30 Apr 2017
Years listed:
3
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, French


This Apartment has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 14 Nov 2013. Located in North London, it has 2 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £800 to £975.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 30 Apr 2017.

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“Comfortable and Clean”

Reviewed 12 Jan 2016

The Owners are friendly and helpful, any questions we had they answered promptly with great detail. The description of the property is accurate and in reality is very comfortable and clean. The area has amazing Turkish restaurants and grocery stores nearby; the walk to Manor House underground is about 15 minutes, there are also bus stops at the end of the street - so great transport links! Safe neighbourhood. For a home away from home, I would highly recommend this property.

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