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The Stables at The Old Bakery – Home 195171 Apartment

  • 1 bedroom
  • 2 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

The Stables at The Old Bakery – Home 195171

Excellent 4.5/5 Excellent – based on 26 reviews

  • Apartment
  • 1 bedroom
  • 2 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Apartment / 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 2

Key Info

  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner


A romantic hideaway for two, set in the secluded, walled garden the Old Bakery. Beamed living room and eaves bedroom combine with contemporary kitchen & shower-room to make a elegant, cosy and romantic home-from-home. Fast trains to the centre from Winchmore Hill station ( 2 minutes' walk) give quick access to the central sights of London.

The Stables consists of a living room/ dining room, kitchen, shower-room (downstairs) and a bedroom in the eaves (i.e with restricted height, sloping ceiling). The living room has a settee for two (please note that this is NOT a sofa-bed and so unsuitable for sleeping on), an armchair, a coffee table and dining table for two. The kitchen is well-equipped and contemporary is style, with microwave, an oven, a hob, fridge with ice-box, & a washing machine. Bedlinen (400 thread Egyptian cotton) and towels are provided. Wifi is free of charge. The Stables has direct access to the street through a secure gate, offering privacy and a relaxing atmosphere

A romantic hideaway for two, set in the secluded, walled garden the Old Bakery. Beamed living room and eaves bedroom combine with contemporary kitchen & shower-room to make a elegant, cosy and romantic home-from-home. Fast trains to the centre from Winchmore Hill station ( 2 minutes' walk) give quick access to the central sights of London.

The Stables consists of a living room/ dining room, kitchen, shower-room (downstairs) and a bedroom in the eaves (i.e with restricted height, sloping ceiling). The living room has a settee for two (please note that this is NOT a sofa-bed and so unsuitable for sleeping on), an armchair, a coffee table and dining table for two. The kitchen is well-equipped and contemporary is style, with microwave, an oven, a hob, fridge with ice-box, & a washing machine. Bedlinen (400 thread Egyptian cotton) and towels are provided. Wifi is free of charge. The Stables has direct access to the street through a secure gate, offering privacy and a relaxing atmosphere rarely available in London.

This property is very popular with honeymoon couples.In the Summer our guests love to spend a relaxing time admiring the colourful garden, perhaps over a glass of wine. Our tortoise provides amusement on warm afternoons.

This is a family run business. We offer all the privacy you need, but with the re-assurance that we are on site if you need advice. We enjoy welcoming guests to Winchmore Hill.

Location description from owner

The England region

London offers so many opportunities for visitors that is is difficult to decide where to start. The range of theatre is second-to none in the world, and whether you like musical theatre, opera, ballet, or drama or comedy you will find it in plenty. Musical concerts for all tastes also abound, from classical to jazz and everything in between. There are museums both large and small, from the huge British Museum to, for example, the domestic-sized John Soane Museum. Children adore the Science Museum and the Natural History Museum with its dinasaurs. National Museums are free of charge. Those who love historic architecture can visit the gothic Westminster Abbey (venue of Royal Weddings since the 1500s) or Christopher Wren's classical St Paul's Cathedral (venue of the wedding of Prince Charles and Princess Diana). Greenwich Palace and the Royal Observatory are along The Thames to the East and to the West is Hampton Court. You can visit both by river boat. Clothes and gift shopping in London is a major attraction, with Oxford Street and Regent's Street easy to reach in 30 minutes from the Old Bakery. Covent Garden Market offers a smaller scale shopping experience with intreguing stalls and many interesting smaller clothes shops.You may also enjoy a visit to an ancient food market, Borough Market near London Bridge and Southwark Cathedral. Then walk along the Thames path to Shakespeare's Globe theatre, past the re-creation of Sir Franics Drake's small wooden ship, The Golden Hind, in which he circum-navigated the Globe. We provide guide books, maps and city-walk books for our guests, as well as ideas for days out in London and beyond, with details of how to get there etc. These ideas include visits to some lesser- known places of interest, which you may find particularly useful if this is not your first visit to London.

North London

Winchmore Hill Green is the heart of a Conservation Area, i.e. an area of historic architectual interest. The Green was originally the centre of a small village with mediaeval roots. Remarkably, it has retained its friendly atmosphere and community cohesion, despite being absorbed into London in the 1860s when the railways arrived and tranformed the way of life. It is often said that London is a series of villages. If so, Winchmore Hill is one of the finest. We are fortunate that many buildings survive from these earlier times, including The Old Bakery (a Listed Historic Building dating back to circa 1600), of which your apartment is a part. Among other buildings of interest are the Friends Meeting House (Quakers) and the 18thC clap-board cottages in Church Hill. The Green, Winchmore Hill makes an ideal venue for your self-catering holiday. There is the excellent Deli on The Green just 50 metres from the Old Bakery and The Larder on the other side of the Green. You will also find a delightful traditional tea shop and good quality restaurants to suit most tastes, all on your doorstep. You will enjoy the antique shop and gift shops around the Green. On Sundays there is a Farmers Market next to the station. On a more mundane level there is a Sainsbury Supermarket 5 minutes walk from the house and a smaller supermarket (open til 11pm) on The Green.Grovelands Park, originally the grounds of elegant Grovelands House, offers pleasant local walks and play areas for children. Grovelands House was designed by John Nash and the grounds and lake were laid out by Humphrey Repton, the renowned and ground-breaking landscape artist. In nearby Enfield town (4 minutes by local train) you can see Gentlemen's Row, one of the finest surviving 18th century streets. The poet John Keats spent his childhood in Enfield. Day-trips to Hatfield House, where the first Queen Elizabeth lived before coming to the throne in AD 1595, and to Cambridge can be made from Winchmore Hill station. As Winchmore Hill station is just 2 minutes walk from the Old Bakery, your access to the centre of London is easy and quick. There is a fast commuter service to the centre, one of the many reasons why Winchmore Hill is so popular with Londoners. Trains from Winchmore Hill intersect with the Piccadilly line and Victoria Line at Finsbury Park (12 minutes) and with the Victoria Line at Highbury and Islington (15 minutes). So, you can get to the British Museum, Royal Academy of Arts, Theatreland in 25 minutes. St Pancras International, where Eurostar arrives and departs from/to Paris is 25 minutes away. A day trip to Paris is possible if you are willing to get up early. There is also a local bus service from Winchmore Hill Green to Southgate on the Piccadilly line.

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  • Suitable for children over 5
  • No pets allowed

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
  • 1 Shower room


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


Check in time:14:00, Check out time:11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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House rules

Not suitable for crawling infants or toddlers.
No one may sleep in the living room.
Trash recycling policies (info and containers provided) must be followed
No parties; no more than 2 persons other than named guests to be present in the property at any time. No one other than the named guests may sleep in the property, or be there after midnight.


About the owner

Nina A
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16 Oct 2016
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United Kingdom

Languages spoken: English

This Apartment has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and sleeps 2. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 04 Jan 2012. Located in North London, it has 26 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate varies from £450 to £800.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 16 Oct 2016.


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Guest reviews

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“Visiting family”

Reviewed 12 Apr 2016

We read the reviews first which were excellent so had no hesitation booking the place. Arrived for our 5 day break - what can we say about this place. Absolutely perfect, such a gorgeous hidden gem, a wonderful cosy retreat with everything available inside for our stay. Nina was a truly lovely lady, everything explained to us and nothing at all a trouble to her. She was just so lovely and we cannot thank her enough. Again, the place was a true delight, wish we had booked longer just to have longer here. Oh and not forgetting the gorgeous garden, so gorgeous. Coming home in evening, it was just so stunning, all lit up with twinkly lights. Shame weather wasn't too great, it would have been wonderful to sit outside in the garden having breakfast or a pre dinner evening drink. Thank you again Nina, if I could award 100000 stars for this gem of a place, I would.

Thank you so much, Lynda, for this lovely review. The sun has come out this week and the idea sitting outside the Stables for a drink or for breakfast is more enticing.. What a pity the weather was so variable during your stay. The sunshine has brought our tortoise out of hibernation and has got me working in the garden as well. We are looking forward to welcoming Lynda back soon. Nina Nina

“A restful place!”

Reviewed 6 Jul 2015

We appreciated our one-week stay at the Stables. Being situated only 2 minutes away from the train station is very handy especially when we had our luggage with us. We also found it very helpful to walk to restaurants and grocery stores located very close to Nina's place. Another big plus to the Stables is the quiet and beautiful yard --it is very peaceful which is so nice after being in busy London! As for the accommodations, the Stables had everything we needed for the week including cooking some meals. Having the bed located in the loft requiring the use of the step-ladder was not a problem for us. It is a loft and so space is limited. We really appreciated Nina's help even before we arrived in Winchmore Hill. She quickly and patiently answered all my questions giving us so many helpful tips about the trains and other details. It all made our trip to London so much better. So, we highly recommend this place as a quiet sanctuary. Thanks Nina!

“Brilliant place to stay”

Reviewed 8 Aug 2014

Has everything you need and more. Great place to explore London and great area to come home to and relax in the evening. Would def stay here again

“The stables were lovely with beautiful gardens and easy access to central london; the owners were fantastic.”

Reviewed 26 Jul 2014

The stables is hidden away behind just two minutes from the Winchmore Hill station; entry is through a hidden gated garden with clematis, roses and numerous flowering shrubs and vines and private patio. Nina and her family were so helpful before and after our stay and have taken care to pay attention to every detail. The place was immaculate and very comfortable, with everything we could possibly have needed as well as fresh roses on the table and the kitchen stocked with basics (including fresh bread and eggs). Our only regret is that we were so busy with family that we couldn't spend more time there relaxing. The commute to central London was surprisingly easy and fast. We will certainly return.

“Second time at the Old Bakery and perfect once again”

Reviewed 14 Jun 2014

Wonderful, comfortable accommodation in a great location. I think that this sums it up. Having stayed at the larger Chalkley's apartment at the Old Bakery in 2013 I wondered whether my response to the Stables would be equally enthusiastic. It was. The good design, the stylish furnishings and fittings, and the attractive garden setting made the Stables a cheerful, warm and relaxing place to return each evening during a memorable week in London. I felt as if I was returning home. I slept consistently well in the distinctive loft bedroom. Once again I enjoyed staying in attractive Winchmore Hill with its fast and convenient railway connection to Central London.

“What more could you want?”

Reviewed 23 Nov 2013

We've stayed in the Stables at the Old Bakery on the last two occasions when we have visited London. I think it's both a lovely and perfect location as it's just a quick train ride into Central London but I've found it's also nice to come back to the village atmosphere of Winchmore Hill after a busy day/night in London. It's just near the Village Green where there are good pubs, restaurants, a very lovely tea shop and there's also a great cafe/ deli and greengrocery just across the road where you can find everything you fancy if you want to eat in. The accommodation is very cosy and comfortable with a decent sized kitchen and bathroom. There is everything you need and Nina is always willing to help you with whatever it is you need or need to know. What impressed me most since my first visit is that Nina continues to upgrade and improve the accommodation and that there are some nice touches (that I did not find in similar accommodation on my recent travels) such as a fridge stocked with milk, eggs, tea, bread and marmalade for that first breakfast so that we could just arrive, flop and relax. And that lovely vase of fresh flowers on the table was special too. A nice little hideaway. One extra bonus for us is to take a short walk up to and around the charming Grovelands Park. Another way of unwinding after a heady day in London.

We are so glad that these guests enjoyed their second stay in The Stables. We have, indeed, up-graded the shower-room since their previous stay. We try to make improvements each year, and to ensure that everything in the apartment stays in top condition. I like fresh flowers in my home and so it is a pleasure to offer the same to arriving guests, some of whom have been travelling for many hours to get here.

“Cosey Country Cottage Feel in North London”

Reviewed 27 Feb 2013

My wife and I visit London from Australia often to see our family and always stay in self catering accommodation, usually in East London (Docklands). This time we decided to try something different, out of the central area. We also thought it would be good to experience an area we were not familiar with, adding to the "adventure" while getting to know another part of London. We scanned all the usual ads on line and came up with a short list which fitted our criteria and chose The Stables at the Old Bakery, Winchmore Hill, primarily because the owner (Nina) replied to our enquiry almost straight away and was very positive and helpful (some of the others never replied at all). What also won us over was that we could book The Stables starting any day of the week which suited us as we arrived in London on a Wednesday (other places would only book Saturday to Saturday). We found The Stables to be very much as advertised - a warm, friendly cosy country cottage feel in a genuine old, "heritage" type setting of the Old Bakery. While small inside (as expected and described), there was plenty of room for my wife and I to sit around or cook our meals in the more than adequately equipped kitchen. The shower in the bathroom was certainly "above average" from an Australian’s perspective of English hotel shower facilities. We loved the loft bedroom, lots of character although you had to be careful of the steep, narrow access stairs (bit like those on a ship) and careful not to bump your head on the sloping roof (we are tall). The Stables is located just off the main village square of Winchmore Hill which really does live up to the "villiage" tag with the consideration that it is basically still an urban area of greater London. There are nice coffee shops and a well stocked small supermarket (a Sainsburys is a 15 minute walk away), a couple of good pubs and restaurants (we tried the Turkish one which was very good). There are some very nice walks, e.g. you can walk down the Broad Walk (which starts of the square and gape at the magnificent homes or go the nearby park which offers a pleasant walk through woods and around a lake. Overall w were very impressed with The Stables and the Winchmore Hill region. We certainly achieved our aim of staying somewhere refreshingly different and getting to know another part of London. We couldn’t fault the quality of the accommodation itself and the friendless and helpful attitude of our hosts who conveniently live nearby and were always available but were never intrusive.

“Comfortable, Cozy and Convenient!”

Reviewed 26 Jan 2013

Nina has a lovely and comfortable apartment in Winchmore Hill. It was everything we could have asked for and more. This was a fantastic place to come home to at the end of a long day. The location was convenient to the train, and with a weekly rail pass, London was easy to navigate. I liked this place so much that I am considering coming back next year!

“Our favorite place to stay”

Reviewed 18 Apr 2012

we have been surprised as we see The Old Bakery home , it was so cozy and very clean and we enjoyd our stay there so much ,it' a good Location and a short travel time to London City, we love the Winchmore Hill area and the Pubs around there, and Nina Anstee, the Owner, was so friendly and gave us helpful Information to travel around, and even, she put welcome Groceries in the fridge, that was so very kin, so next time while stay in London, we'll come back to The Old Bakery and stay for a longer time ,we love this Cottage, many thanks to Nina Gabi and Bernd

“An Enchanted Cottage in the Most Wonderful Neighborhood”

Reviewed 23 Jan 2012

I cannot say enough about the loveliness of this self catering rental. Everything about the stay was beyond our expectations, the accommodations, the hosts, the neighborhood and the ease to public transportation. My husband and I took our first trip to London and we were looking for an opportunity to not only enjoy London as tourists, but we also wanted to get a flavor of what it is to live in this expansive city. We got all of that and more staying at the Stables in Winchmore Hill. Let me start first with the ease to public transportation. As unseasoned international travelers, the public transportation was a bit tricky initially, but it quickly became easy to navigate the city using trains, subways (underground) and buses. The Stables is conveniently located just a block from a train station. There are also night buses that drop one off less than a block away. The Underground is also just a short walk (but does require going up and down a hill) that is lovely and side walked. The neighborhood that The Stables is located has EVERYTHING that you could need as a traveler. There are lovely little deli's, a large grocery store within a mile, several wonderful restaurants and of course many lovely pubs. We recommend the the Dog and the Duck which is less than a mile from the Stables. Its well worth the walk and the locals are extremely friendly and accommodating. While Winchmore Hill/Enfield is outside of the city, it would only take us 20-30 minutes (not rush hour) to get to most of the attractions in Central London. It was very easy to get on a train and head into the city. One of the very best things about staying at The Stables was the fully equipped kitchen. We enjoyed getting local food and having both breakfast and late dinners in our own hideaway. This kept the costs down, but also gave us a chance to enjoy the food of the area. We also used several local amenities including the library and post office which are both in close walking distance. By the end of our 8 night stay, we were beginning to feel like locals ourselves. Now the best of it all was the actual accommodations at the Stables. It is even better than the pictures on the website. It is tucked back in a garden and it completely private and utterly romantic. As I stated earlier, it was completely appointed and had just about everything we needed. The main floor has a comfortable living room with cable TV and internet, a fully stocked kitchen, and a bath with a shower. The upstairs is where the bedroom is, and its a loft and so cozy. There are several sky lights in the bedroom and the kitchen so the light in the Stables is wonderful and most days we didnt turn on lights until the evening. There was never a shortage of hot water since we controlled that, and we did not have deal with loud hotel guests as we had our lovely perfect little cottage to ourselves. Did I mention that we even had a clothes washer? We felt perfectly safe there and if we could have stayed longer I would have. It is the kind of place that one would choose to return to year after year. The hosts were extremely accommodating. Nina provided a plethora of local information and lots of maps and guides for us to use while we were there. They gave us our privacy but also provided us with information and assistance every time we needed it. All in all, the Stables far exceeded our expectations. It has set the bar that we will hold for all of our future travels where we are staying somewhere for an extended period of time. If you are traveling to London and want a place that feels like home while you are there, the Stables is it.

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