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Charming 2 bedroom flat between Islington & Camden (close to King's Cross)

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,011 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Cosy, comfy & interesting home in central location with great transport links

Large windows and well-proportioned rooms make this flat very light and spacious, especially for one so central. In an attractive red-brick block of 'Arts and Crafts' design (Grade II listed, circa. 1900), you enter the flat through its balcony overlooking the leafy central courtyard. Set well back from any roads, it is unusually quiet but also ideally located for quick and easy access to the West End and all that London has to offer; King's Cross is 1 stop away on the tube, 8 mins on the bus, or only 15 mins walk (see below for more on transport links).

With a total floor-space of 94 square meters, the flat has a light & airy sitting room, a kitchen large enough for you all to sit round the table, a double bedroom with King-size bed, and a smaller bedroom for 1 person; in addition to its inviting sofa, the sitting room also has a large day-bed in which a fourth person can sleep very comfortably (it is a proper bed, not a fold out one). As this is my home, I have made a point of getting beds that are very comfortable, with plenty of clean, good quality linen, and a fully equipped working kitchen.

There is a high-speed fibre-optic Wi-fi connection that works throughout the flat, the central heating is very effective and hot water is instant and unlimited. The flat has a balcony and is on the third floor of a stairwell with only two flats on each floor - so it is very secure and friendly, but not busy. Please note that there is no lift, but there are only 15 stairs between each floor, and while I am not particularly fit, I manage it each day without difficulty. Nevertheless, if you do have difficulties with mobility, I'm afraid that this is not the flat for you.

Caledonian Road is on the borders of Islington and Camden, both of which are richly multicultural and exciting London boroughs, with many fine restaurants as well as interesting markets and street food. Camden is particularly famous for its market, clubs, and bars; while Angel has a great antiques market and many fine restaurants (including Yotam Ottolengi's), lively bars and a wide variety of shops. Caledonian Road itself has all that you will need for food and everyday shopping.

There are tennis courts (indoor and outdoor) and a swimming pool a few minutes’ walk away, and Regent’s Canal, Highbury Fields, and Hampstead Heath are all easy to reach for a good walk, while similarly close-by are the Barbican, Sadlers Wells, King’s Place, and The Pleasance Theatre for more cultural pursuits.

The flat is very well connected by bus, tube and overground rail.

It is a 3 minute walk from the flat to the nearest tube which is Caledonian Road on the Piccadilly line, which will also take you directly to/from Heathrow. This is only 1 stop north of King’s Cross/St Pancras, where the Eurostar arrives/departs as do direct trains to Gatwick and Luton airports.

There are buses that go every few minutes from just outside the block into the West End (Soho, Covent Garden etc.), Bloomsbury (British Museum) and the South Bank, while overground trains will take you to Hampstead Heath (3 stops) from ‘Caledonian Road and Barnsbury’ overground station (3 mins walk from flat).

Unusually I do have a dedicated parking space that I can offer you (parking costs are otherwise prohibitive) should you insist on bringing a car, but having a car in London usually makes life over-complicated unless you know the city very well.

I find this to be a great place to live, and my guests do find this to be a fantastic address to have as a base for a great visit to London; do get in touch if you have any questions, and I will be happy to offer any advice about local restaurants, events etc., the flat or London in general.

More Details

Owner
Oliver
Member since: 2017
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
14 June, 2018

About Oliver

I'm an academic teaching at a London university, I travel a fair amount to Southern Africa and France, for work and family reasons, as they are both places I grew up in, still have family living in, and continue to do research in. I've lived in London for nearly 30 years and am very happy to share my knowledge of the city to enhance your stay here.

Why Oliver chose Caledonian

Not only is the estate very appealing and quite unique in design, but it really is easy to get to anywhere in London in a relatively short time from here, as there are exceptional transport connections. This is partly because it is so close to King's Cross/St Pancras where many tubes and trains intersect (including of course the Eurostar ), but also because it is a direct tube line to Heathrow (and so the easiest and cheapest way to get there). The buses are also really good and go from right outside the block.

What makes this apartment unique

I love living in my flat (for its handy location, for the sun that pours into the flat each morning, and because it is wonderfully quiet yet not secluded) and I like to think that others will love the feel of the place as much as I do. That's why I let it when I'm away, and that's where you come in....

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1011 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 22
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Guests are expected to leave the flat clean and tidy on their departure.
  • Strictly no parties/events (eg. more than 6/7 people) without obtaining the express permission of the owner at time of booking.
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath with Shower , Heated towel rail, instant unlimited hot water, separate loo
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Single Bed
  • There is an additional bed in the sitting room for a 4th person. See photo's where this is listed as a "day-bed" - it is a proper bed (larger than a single, smaller than a double) and very comfortable.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

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(3 traveller reviews)

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Charming 2 bedroom flat between Islington & Camden (close to King's Cross)
average rating of 4.0 based on 3 reviews
4

Architecture et localisation exceptionnelles, quartier tranquille

  • 4 of 5

Nous avons adoré résidé dans cet immeuble typique bien plus élégant que tous ces appartements modernes. Sa localisation est exceptionnelle avec une station de métro à seulement quelques minutes à pied et un arrêt de bus (5 lignes) juste devant. Pour nous qui avons visité Londres à pied, il était facile chaque jour de rejoindre notre point de départ et de revenir depuis la fin de notre itinéraire.

Cinq épiceries à proximité immédiate de l'appartement dont une ouverte 24h/24, pas de soucis à se faire même quand on rentre tard.

Un appartement calme dans un quartier tranquille.

Et pour couronner le tout, des hôtes charmants, accommodants, gentils et chaleureux qui ont été "aux petits soins" pour nous. Nous n'avons qu'un regret : ne pas avoir passé assez de temps avec eux.

Un grand merci à Oliver.

  • Review Submitted: 28-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci Agnes pour ces remarques très bien appréciées. Dan et moi sommes très contents d'entendre qu'on a contribué à des vacances aussi géniales. C'était un grand plaisir de vous accueillir tous les deux, et on espère que vous et Romain reviendrez à Londres bientôt. À la prochaine, alors...
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4

Einfache ruhig gelegene Wohnung in Zentrumsnähe (Zone 2) mit U-Bahn Anschluss

  • 4 of 5

Wer keine großen Ansprüche stellt, ist hier gut aufgehoben. Die Wohnung ist hell und es ist alles vorhanden, was man so braucht von Waschmaschine bis Internet. Der Wasserdruck bei der Dusche könnte etwas höher sein und die Matratzen waren uns zu weich, wobei wir einen Fahrstuhl nicht vermisst haben, um in den 3. Stock zu kommen. Im Innenhof gibt es einen kleinen wenig genutzten Spielplatz und mit ein bisschen Glück kann man auch Eichhörnchen füttern. Der Vermieter ist sehr freundlich und es gibt vorab eine sehr detaillierte Beschreibung, wie man hinkommt, was wie funktioniert, etc.

Der größte Vorteil der Wohnung ist die gute Anbindung an die öffentlichen Verkehrsmittel. Bis zur Picadilly Line sind es 5 Minuten und dann steht einem London offen, auch nachts.

Als Selbstversorger haben wir die Supermärkte in der Nähe geschätzt. Es ist sogar ein Bio-Laden dabei. Den chinesischen Take-Away können wir jedoch nicht empfehlen.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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cosy, quiet and friendly

  • 4 of 5

Oliver has been a great, friendly, helpful host. The place was cosy, quiet and great for our needs and as we expected. The contact with Oliver about arrival and departure was fully uncomplicated. 

If you are looking for a place in a local neighbourhood without hordes of tourists, still central and close to a tube station, this is a place to stay. 

  • Review Submitted: 21-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much Luc for your appreciative words. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay in my flat and am very grateful to you all for leaving it so tidy. It really was good to meet the 3 of you - do please come again when next you are in London. All the best, Oliver
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Location

Nearest Barpub
80 Metres
The Cally, 427 Caledonian Road, London N7
Nearest Train
600 Metres
Caledonian Road Underground/Tube
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Sunday cafe, Hemingway Road; and Kokeb, Roman Way
Car: not necessary

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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £40
Damage Deposit £300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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