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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 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 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!!


Tottenham Hotspurs FC - 20mins

Arsenal FC - 7 mins


More Details

Carolyn Marlow
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 January, 2017

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 England

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!


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(29 traveller reviews)

Islington Boutique Urban Chic. Spacious 5-Bed. Free Wifi. Zone 1&2. Train 3 mins
average rating of 4.586207 based on 29 reviews

What a perfect stay! ;-)

  • 5 of 5

The flat is really nice, comfortable and well equipped. Everything in the house is clean and tidy. The perfect location to get the city centre in a few minutes with the Northern Line. We enjoyed our stay very much and hope to come back again. Ciao! Rita, Pietro, Biagio, Beatrice and Ramiro

  • Review Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Good Location for sightseeing!

  • 4 of 5

This apartment was in a great location for public transportation. Short walk to bus and train. The apartment was very well equipped. All the comforts of home. The one bedroom was very tight for two people. Overall it was a nice place to rent. The washer and dryer was a definite plus!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you felt at home. It is true that apartments in Central London are generally smaller than those in the USA and Australia where there land is more easily available. Property in London's Zone 1 is typically double the price. So we chose this neighbourhood carefully to achieve the best possible compromise - just 5 minutes from Zone 1, with spacious accommodation at an affordable price.
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Perfect private and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Quality flat for a short visit. A haven amongst the madness of London.

Everything was as described on the site. Pristine condition indoors...

The owner was attentive to our special needs (much appreciated).

Easy access to central city public transport. Didn't get to try local restaurants as we were there for a wedding, but lots of choice available.

Would recommend to friends.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Snug and covenient

  • 4 of 5

We truly enjoyed our 13 night stay in the Archway flat. The check in process was just as advertised with everything we needed for our first breakfast. There are two grocery stores at the end of the block and the tube stop is close by. The kitchen is well equipped and with the washer and dryer we were able to bring out small suitcases. The back yard is a real plus in the middle of the city.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So good to hear our flat was all you could wish for. Looking forward to seeing you again.
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Comfortable Garden Flat in Traditional Terraced Home

  • 5 of 5

This flat is located in a vibrant, diverse neighborhood, away from Central London, but with close access to the Tube (Archway Station) and several bus lines. It is clean, well-maintained and very comfortably furnished, and has plenty of good natural lighting and a pleasant prospect looking out into a private back yard. We found the flat a perfect size for three adults; our adult son slept in the double bed (might be somewhat cramped for two adults), and my husband and I took the room with twin beds. The lounge has a comfy sofa, a good TV, strong Wi-Fi, a DVD player with movies appealing to a variety of ages, and an eclectic collection of books.

The neighborhood contains a plethora of eating establishments and food shops, so one has the option of eating out, buying takeaway, or cooking meals in the well-designed and well-equipped kitchen (though no salt and pepper).

We especially appreciated the availability of the keys on the premises in a lockbox, thus precluding the necessity of coordinating arrangements upon our bedraggled arrival after the long travel day from the West Coast of the U.S. The provisions (bread, fruit, milk, eggs) awaiting our arrival were also a thoughtful touch. The management is obviously interested in providing good service and was immediately responsive to any questions and needs.

We looked forward to returning to the flat after a hard day of sight-seeing, and it became a welcoming home away from home for our three-week stay. We would not hesitate to recommend it to travelers who prefer accommodations away from the touristy areas of London.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful to hear from you and I am so glad to hear all was so perfect. We love the house and this neighbourhood. Will look into Salt & Pepper provision!!
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Quiet Well Located Apartment

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Carolyn’s place. It was clean and nicely furnished with plenty of room for the four of us. The location worked out very well. The underground is only a five to ten minute walk away. The tube station is in zone 2 so we were able to purchase Zone 1-2 Travelcards and take advantage of the 2 for 1 discount program for several popular attractions. The discounts more than covered the cost of the cards. After spending the day in downtown London with the crowds and traffic it was great to be able to come back in the evening to the quiet of the apartment and garden.

The security deposit (minus 10% for banking fees) was returned within 15 days. There is a little noise from the foot traffic in the apartment above but not enough to be bothersome. We did have an issue with the circuit breaker for the shower water heater and oven tripping one morning when both were on. Fortunately we were able to locate the electrical panel are reset the breaker.

Would return again. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you had a great time and thank you for your fulsome review.. In fact you were the last guests to use that oven which died un expectedly a few days later your stay. I am sorry we were unaware. The oven was clearly the cause of your problem and has now been replaced with a beautiful new one. You will have no difficulty next time. We look forward to seeing you again.
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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

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 at end of stay £90
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Upon booking, we require a copy of photographic ID (eg Passport or Driving Licence) for each member of the party.  

For Bookings Made Direct with us

Rates are quoted nett of banking fees applied as follows:-
1.3% for Bookings from UK
1.9% for Bookings from Europe
2.4% for Bookings from US and all other countries

Applied against any payments due eg Banking Fees resulting in our nett receipts being less than Invoiced, the reasonable cleaning and/or replacement of the property, furnishings, fixtures & fittings. Security Deposits are usually refunded within 14 days of the return of keys, less any deductions in accordance with our Terms & Conditions

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in London, United Kingdom

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
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
  • 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
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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.

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