Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Enfield - Twin Branches
Very clean and newly decorated self contained ground floor garden apartment
A lovely newly decorated and lovingly looked after garden apartment with period features perfect for a couple or a young family wanting to explore London. Can comfortably accommodate 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children
The apartment has all mod cons, and the kitchen is well equipped for those looking to make home made meals.
The apartment is very clean, warm and homely. With its own front door and gated entrance, the central heating and hot water is always available and included in the price.
The 'Old English' style fire place and lovely restored features throughout. including a 42inch plasma, full satellite TV, with 800 channels, (includes over 10 children channels, over 15 movies channels, and over 10 news and sports channels,) internet wifi,a bose system, lots of board games, books and magazines will keep you and your partner/family entertained in the evenings after a long day out visiting the many sites of London City.
French doors in the double bedroom lead to a lovely secluded patio area where you can sit out and relax after a day out exploring, or perhaps your children need somwhere safe and enclosed to run around. The front of the apartment is gated and spacious and the area is quiet and safe.
With numourous routes to get you around London, there is a bus stop which is a three to five minute walk from the apartment with buses going into the city, or if you prefer using the undergound, you can jump on at Turnpike Lane underground station and hop on the tube (the tube comes every 2-3 minutes and each stop is roughly two minutes apart, making the whole of London easily accessable. London Transport is very user friendly. Living next door to the apartment and working from home, I am always available to advise and help out with anything.
On arrival you will be given a tour of the apartment and shown where everything is and how to use all the mod cons. You will also be given a tourist pack with details of getting around London. Once you have had a moment to settle in have drink and look through the tourist pack I offer all guests the opportunity to sit down with me and ask any questions about getting around London or any other enquiries.
The apartment is well situated for all the airports with great transport links and is very close to major London connecting roads leading to Heatrow Airport, Stansted, Luton and Gatwick. I can arrange airport transfers if needed or I can advise on public transport to and from the airports.
Tourists attractions very close by include The Japenese Gardens and mazes in Capel Manor, Lee Valley White Water rafting Center (one of the Olympic stadiums,) Lee Vally Park Farms, Paradise theme Park and zoo, Trent Park, and Myddleton House Gardens, The Harry Potter Museum. The Althletic Centre where some of the British Olympic teams train is also a must see.
If you feel like going further a field, there are lots of other UK areas to explore close by; Maybe you would like to visit one of Englands famous peppled beaches in Brighton or Southend, or fancy a trip to Oxford? - the apartment is close to Londons orbital road which gives you access to all the major motorways in the UK. Rent a car for the day and see other parts of the UK or jump on a bus and go into the capital - the choice is yours!
The Great Cambridge Industrial estate (five minute walk) is fantastic for groceries and discount branded shopping or perhaps you would prefer the smaller shops of Enfeild Wash - boutiques, English cafes, fish and chips, and other quaint restaurents true to the English stlye in decor offering a wealth of European foods.
There is also Wood Green Shopping Centre, and Enfield Town Shopping Centre, along with the famous Brick Lane market in Liverpool Street all easily accessable via public transport.
Big Ben, The Olympic Stadium , Hyde Park, The London Eye, Buckingham Palace and all the other popular London attractions are also very easy to get to, with train links/underground links to the City, as well as bus routes.
I am well aware of how daunting holidaying somewhere unfamiliar can be, especially with children, so I am on hand to help anyway I can with advise about the wonderful city of London and other parts of the UK throughtout your stay.
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- suitable for elderly or infirm
About Shimmy Opara
My husband and I work from home running a magazine company and timber importing business..
We have lived in various parts of North and East London and in our younger days spent a lot of time working in the City. We know London well, and decided to move and settle in North London once we started having children as the area of Enfield is residential and more family orientated. We like going into the City, but love being able to leave the bustle behind.
We have lived in North London for 8 years with our three children.
Shimmy Opara purchased this apartment in 2005
Why Shimmy Opara chose Enfield
The property we live in is a lovely spacious family home and the previous owners used the guesthouse apartment to accommodate their visiting relatives.
Coming from a big and international family ourselves, we fell in love with the idea of being able to entertain family from abroad whilst still having complete privacy.
Family who stayed started recommending the apartment to their friends who wanted to visit London - one year the apartment was filled almost every week and so we decided that we would advertise it on this website and see what happens. It has proved to be very successful over the last two years - unfortunately for our family, the apartment is not readily available, but we are happy combining holiday letting with using it as part of the family home when it has not been booked.
The apartment is perfect for young couples and families - two adults, two children who want to see London but don't want to pay the massive inner city prices for accommodation.
Having children ourselves, we know how expensive holidaying can be and we are happy to offer families an affordable way to show their children the wonderful sights London has to offer.
What makes this apartment unique
The property combines the old with the new. It really is beautifully decorated and we maintain it.
The apartment is lovely quiet and warm with plenty of outdoor space which is lovely in the summer.
It really is ideal for the young couple/family wanting to explore London life but who need that extra space and quiet evening time to put the kids to bed and unwind with a glass of wine or two!
The bed is orthopaedic and all the furniture in the bedroom is brand new. This is a gorgeous luxurious apartment at a cost effective price.
Guestbook comments from the owner
Shimmy is very kind and helpful and the apartment is very comfortable. This was a great affordable holiday. The apartment is very well connected and the public transport is very easy to use.