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Islington Boutique Urban Chic. Spacious 5-Bed. Free Wifi. Zone 1&2. Train 3 mins

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property



2 Double Bedrooms

1 Sofabed (double) in the lounge

1 Cot if required.

This sunny Victorian apartment in the heart of Central London is chock full of beautiful original features and modern conveniences. So peacefully located in a safe, family-friendly residential neighbourhood, make yourself completely at home - just a step away from all buzz and excitement of our city's West End.

This spacious property has both period charm and a chic contemporary interior, recently refurbished to a very high standard. Our wonderful open plan reception and kitchen area opens out through large glass sliding doors to a private patio. Step up to a fantastic 70ft walled garden and enjoy dining on the terrace.

Generously proportioned rooms provide superb accommodation flexibly laid out for couples, groups of friends and families. Stylishly furnished this is a real city brimming with unexpected luxury.


We welcome guests with a hamper of high quality local produce, organic treats and household basics to ensure, that the moment you arrive, you can just relax and feel at home.

Ideally located in Archway's very best road – a quiet tree-lined avenue just 3 minutes walk from Archway Underground Station and Upper Holloway BR. An eclectic world of boutiques, international restaurants, supermarkets and lively bars await you just 160m up the street.


Plenty available on the street just outside our house (Parking Permits on-line from Islington Council)

St Gabriel's Church Carpark

130m away costs £5 direct upon arrival, or prebook your space at £10.50 via JustPark website.



We have a small library of books, DVD's and games for adults and children, a cot for babies and a collection of cutlery and crockery for toddlers.

Our entirely walled garden only accessible from the house means your children can play safely unattended while you enjoy some precious adult time with a glass of wine and a book!!


Olympic Park 20 - mins

Tottenham Hotspurs FC - 20mins

Arsenal FC - 7 mins

More Details

Carolyn Marlow
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 March, 2018

About Carolyn Marlow

For the past 20 years I have been a professional fundraiser raising the money needed to help schools and charities to provide the very best quality of life and opportunities for children and vulnerable young people. I am also a garden designer and love creating inner city gardens which bring a peace, colour and seasonal change to our city spaces.

Carolyn Marlow purchased this apartment in 1999

Why Carolyn Marlow chose London

I love Central London, its international community and the huge cultural diversity it offers; great food, mind-blowing markets, performance art, exhibitions - its cutting edge modernity and historic legacy. Wimbolden Tennis, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspurs Football Clubs, Lords Cricket - world class sports! We host some of the world's most amazing festivals of food, dance, music, art and performance.

London is one of the greatest cities on earth! And it's all on our doorstep!!!

And at the end of a thrilling day, having lived in this quiet family neighbourhood all my adult life, I know importance of a quiet moment to relax, kick back and recharge my batteries. I need quiet and space in plenty to do this.

Our gorgeous Victorian Villa, its lovely garden and nearby parks is the perfect antidote! This house is brimming with period charm, extensive space to stretch out, easy parking and extraordinary quiet.

Our peaceful walled garden invites you to enjoy a glass of wine and dinner one evening, or fresh croissants and morning coffee - here is a perfect oasis of calm at the end or start of your day!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in London in London Borough of Islington

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • town
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Tiled bathroom with shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom - Flexible Living - 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , We have a double sofa-bed in the lounge
  • 1 double bedroom - 1 twin bedroom - 1 large sofabed - 1 cot
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
WELCOME HAMPER: includes local produce, household basics & organic treats eg. home-made jam, organic milk, cheese, fresh fruit, tea, coffee & eggs, toilet paper & soaps........ No matter what time you arrive, even if the shops are closed, we hope these provisions will help you relax 'at home' the moment you step inside.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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Islington Boutique Urban Chic. Spacious 5-Bed. Free Wifi. Zone 1&2. Train 3 mins
average rating of 4.678571 based on 56 reviews

Property is beautiful and easily accessible

  • 5 of 5

We arrived quite late in the evening and the welcome hamper was so fantastic, milk, eggs fruit and bread.

The house itself was warm and easily fit my family of 4 and had a cot for the youngest.

The kitchen had everything we needed which made our stay so much better as we could come hone and cook at night.

The location of the house made it very easy to catch the tube or buses into the areas we wanted, and a tesco and sainsburys nearby. There is also a bigger supermarket in Camden very accessible by bus or train.

Carolyn was very helpful in the lead up to our trip, and contactable during if we needed anything.

I'd stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Our Wonderful London Stay

  • 5 of 5

This property was exactly as advertised and made for an extremely comfortable environment for our family of four. We really appreciated that our two teenagers had space of their own as did we. The property was very clean and many essentials were provided including adapters, hairdryer and groceries. The apartment was very convenient to the tube, bus stops, shopping and restaurants and everyone in the neighborhood was friendly and helpful. The owner provided us with helpful information including places to eat and where to celebrate on New Year’s Eve. We have no hesitation about recommending this wonderful place!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great for families

  • 5 of 5

Our first impression of the flat was that the photos did not do it justice- so much roomier than we expected. We stayed with three kids aged 17, 14 & 9 and the 2 bedrooms plus sofa bed worked well. The facilities were great with a dishwasher and washing machine & dryer and a small well equipped kitchen. The microwave broke down during our stay and the owner had a new one installed within 3 hours of us letting her know- very impressed! My teenage daughters are keen theatre goers and the flat is perfectly located to access the West End within 20 minutes. We ate in most nights and the close location of Tesco & Sainsbury made “Ready meals” a breeze. Absolutely recommed this apartment as a place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect location for the theatre district

  • 5 of 5

Everything was great, will be happy to stay there again. Thanks for everything. Greg

  • Review Submitted: 16-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So good to hear everything was perfect for you. It is an ideal base for London's theatres and all the sights... and so peaceful to go home to at the end of the day. Please do come again anytime.
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Cozy, well appointed and perfect

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in London. Home was 2 trains stops from central London, in quiet neighborhood with grocery store and many wonderful restaurants. The welcome food ( fruit, eggs, bread and milk) was such a blessing after a long flight . Clean, cozy and exactly what we needed. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful to hear back from you. I am so pleased everything was perfect. Our home is your home in London, as they say. See you again soon.
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Super flat for family getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed the quiet street after a busy trek around town. Close to nice restaurants and shops and tube. We used buses to see the sights in Camden and British museum.

Lots of space and comfy beds! Welcome fruit bowl was a pleasant surprise. We would definitely visit again.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
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Nearest Airport
16 Kilometres
London City (16km) Heathrow (34km) Gatwick (55km)
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Kilometres
St Johns Gastro Pub & lots more on the high street
Nearest Ferry
117 Kilometres
Nearest Train
0.3 Kilometres
Archway (Zone 2 - Underground) & Upper Holloway
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Kilometres
Lebonese, Turkish, Indian, Italian, English......
Car: not necessary

An oasis of calm in the vibrant heart of London.

The perfect base from which to explore all London has to offer. Just 3 minutes’ walk to the train station. London’s city centre is just 10-15 minutes away – historic Royal Palaces, theatres, museums & art galleries, markets, bars and world class shopping.

Our house is ideally located in a lively family-friendly neighbourhood - a quiet, tree-lined avenue with on-street parking easily available right outside our door.


Parking in London, like in all cities, can be a nightmare. However, we are lucky! There is plenty of parking available right outside our house both Metered and via Permits. There is also some free parking along nearby residential streets.

St Gabriel's Church Carpark is just 130m away

£5 per day - Pay direct upon arrival (post the money in an envelop through their office door with your car and contact details if a Priest or admin office is not available)

Or £10.50 per day to pre-book via JustPark website

Permission to Park Permits can be purchased very simply on line, direct from London Borough of Islington Council. This is ideal for our staying guests as well as contractors.

Please use this link:-



Make yourself at home in the heart of London's few remaining 'villages'. Islington, and nearby Hampstead, Highgate and Camden Town each area has its own distinctive character; teaming with quirky boutiques, lively bars and restaurants, jewellery designers and antique shops.

Here you will rub shoulders with local celebrities, artists, musicians, actors, models. Join in London's 'Café Society'. Explore our local markets. Soak up the atmosphere of London's most quirky and eclectic neighbourhoods - right on your doorstep!


International Restaurants & Boutiques

Pubs, Bars, Live Music

Comedy Clubs


Lauderdale House

London Zoo

Organic Sunday Market

Camden Lock Markets

Angel Antique Market

Historic Hampstead

Highgate Cemetery


Tottenhan Hotspur Football Club (White Heart Lane) - 20 minutes

Arsenal Football Club (Emirates Stadium) - 7 minutes

Olympic Park and Aquatic Centre

Regents Park & London Zoo

Waterlow Park: Children’s Playground & Animals, landscaped gardens

Parliament Hill (managed wilderness & kite flying)

Tennis, Golf, Swimming, Football


University College Hospital

Whittington Hospital


City of London

Tower of London

Houses of Parliament

St Pauls Cathedral

Westminster Cathedral

River Thames & Southbank


West End Theatres & Concert Halls

Regents Park Open Air Theatre

Tottenham Hotspurs FC

Arsenal FC

Islington Design Centre

Kenwood House Open Air Concerts

Sadlers Wells (dance & performing arts)

Jazz Cafe (live music)

Electric Ball Room (live music)

Southbank (concert halls, theatres, film, & exhibitions)

Jongeleurs (live comedy)

Night Clubs

Jazz & Comedy Clubs

Museums & Art Galleries

Pubs, Bars & Restaurants


Oxford Street

Upper Street, Islington

Camden Lock Markets


Kings Cross St Pancras

Liverpool Street Station


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £90

To protect all parties against fraud we require Photo ID (eg copy of Passport, or Driving Licence) for each guest, together with a copy of the Payment Card you have used to make your booking. Only the last 5 numbers of the long number on your card need to be visible.

The Security Deposit of £300 is required together with your personal documents to secure your booking. This Deposit may be used to cover any banking fees applied to your payments, resulting in nett receipts being less than Invoiced, the reasonable additional cleaning and/or replacement of the property, furnishings, fixtures & fittings. Security Deposits are usually refunded within 14 days after return of keys, in accordance with our Terms & Conditions.

Standard Cancellation Service fee is applicable if you cancel after confirming your booking and up to 60 days, before your stay. This may be equivalent to 30% of the agreed rent for the period, or £150; whichever is greater.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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