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Highbury - great secure location, easy access to City and West End.

Bedrooms 2
Space 592 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms sleeping up to 6 in small secure development.

The apartment is situated on the 1st (US 2nd) floor in a secure purpose built development consisting of 3 properties in a quiet cul-de-sac. The apartment has been fully refurbished with brand new bathroom, kitchen carpeting and furniture throughout, it has full gas central heating, high speed unlimited internet access, free UK phone calls and consists of:

Living room. Large sofa which comfortably seats 3 to 4 people and easily converts to a full sized double bed. Flat screen TV with DVD player and music system with Ipod dock / MP3 lead. 2 additional armchairs and dining table seating 6 people. Large French windows looks over the gardens of Eton Court.

Bedroom 1. King sized bed with plenty of wardrobe and drawer space.

Bedroom 2. 2 full sized single beds with wardrobe.

Kitchen. Modern units and granite surfaces with plenty of workspace. Full electric oven, gas hob, fridge/freezer, microwave and dishwasher, washing machine/dryer.

Bathroom. Luxurious modern bathroom.


Two underground stations serve the apartment. Highbury and Islington has trains every few minutes (24 hours at weekends) which whisk you to Oxford Circus in under 10 minutes as well as links to Stratford (Olympic Park) and Greenwich (O2). Arsenal on the Piccadilly line

Highbury Barn:

Just steps from the front door, this is one of London’s quaintest “villages” the small parade of shops include Da Mario, a traditional Italian delicatessen, La Fromagerie, Godfrey’s English butchers and Mrs Lovell’s Greengrocers. The Beach Hut fish and chip shop brings a delicious taste of the seaside to central London in a wonderfully stylish setting. There is also a pharmacy/chemist, several cafés, a post office with ATM, supermarket and a traditional British pub serving real ales and good food. There are also a couple of good restaurants, Turkish Iznik and Mediterranean Stingray with several more within a 10 minute walk.

Upper Street:

A tranquil walk through Highbury fields brings you directly to Upper Street, Islington’s vibrant high street. Its lively thoroughfare boasts a wide selection of designer boutiques, great pubs and world class theatre including The Almeida, the King’s Head the only pub in the world with its own opera company and a fantastic selection of real ales in a magnificent traditional London pub. At the bottom of Upper Street the Screen on the Green is a luxuriously refurbished independent cinema. The range of restaurants is wide and international with chic eateries including Ottolenghi and Carluccio’s.

Highbury Fields:

One of London’s most elegant parks which contrasts perfectly with trendy Islington to its south. Georgian terraces line the wide boulevards running the length of the this conservation area, peep into their graceful rooms to see stylish living proudly on display. Number 22 was featured in the film Four Weddings and a Funeral. A sociable place popular with joggers, dog walkers, families the park has a children’s play area, several tennis courts, a swimming pool and a very popular café.

More Details

Ian Richards
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 August, 2018

About Ian Richards

We moved to Italy in 2005 to pursue our dream of creating and running holiday apartments. Having lived for nearly 20 years in London it has always had a special place in our hearts so we were delighted when we were lucky enough to be in a position to invest again in this great city.

Ian Richards purchased this apartment in 2011

Why Ian Richards chose Highbury West

We missed this area with its combination of great independent restaurants, unique pub theatres, elegant architecture, individual shops, vibrant community and excellent transport links. This flat has all of this on its doorstep but is located down a quiet cul-de-sac in a secure development with leafy green aspects to the front and rear.

We bought it specifically as a holiday let that visitors could feel at home in it while having easy access to a great London "village" as well as the city itself. When time allows we also love to spend time here ourselves - it is our city home, we love sharing it with visitors, some of whom have returned many times. For that reason we don't charge a security deposit, preferring to trust people to treat it like their home.

Our home in Italy is called Casal dei Fichi - Fig Farmhouse, that is why we call this Fichi in the City.

Guestbook comments from the owner

When I first enquired about this property it was new to the market so did not have reviews. But when you look online you tend to 'get a feeling" about the people you deal with. I had a very good feeling about dealing with Ian. So I went ahead and booked 15 nights here. We loved staying in this apartment and this area of London. The local "village' is so friendly. local restaurants and "off licence" ( wine shop) are great. The walk to the Tube station is pretty, through the park, complete with squirrels! We don't have squirrels where we live so loved seeing them and loved having them live across the road in the trees opposite the apartment. Warren, who met us here, was lovely to deal with and he is a definite asset to Ian and this apartment. We stayed her as a family of four and the space was good for that. Everthing is here for you, washing machine and dryer, iron, hairdryer. All has been thought of. This apartment was so good that if we were to go to Italy we would definitely put Ians' place there on our list of places to stay.
Dec 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Highbury West in London Borough of Islington

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 592 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services


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Highbury - great secure location, easy access to City and West End.
average rating of 4.6 based on 45 reviews

Lovely Flat - Lovely Location - Very Thoughtful Owners

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this flat for 5 nights with our 2 teenagers(boy and girl.) 2nd bedroom small, but we knew that and it worked fine. The location is perfect for exploring London! The walk thru the park to the train was lovely. There are some nice little restaurants around the corner as well as a great pub(Highbury) So nice to feel safe enough to leave the kids to go have some beers late afternoon/early evening and give them a break from us. Though the walk thru the park is lovely, do yourself a favor and take another route home sometimes and you will find even more restaurants and markets. Beds are comfy and kitchen very nicely equipped. And the washer/dryer PLUS. though it took a few loads to figure out since we are used to separate units. We have been renting vacation rentals once a year for over 20 years. Very few owners provide extras as this owner does! Everything you need for bathroom(shower and toilet)washing clothes and dishes all there. Extra special touch and helps not to have to buy! I would definitely stay here again. Hoping to rent from these guys in Italy some day when we make it there!!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A really nice flat in a quiet neighborhood

  • 4 of 5

The four of us had more than enough room. The flat was well furnished and clean. There were numerous shops, pubs and restaurants nearby. We went to Pia's for breakfast several times - a quaint Mom/Pop place where the locals hang out. Highbury Barn had a wonderful Bangers and Mash and a Crispy Pork Belly that will make you drool. The #19 bus came right down the nearby street and it was very close to the Arsenal and Highbury Islington tube line also. We really very felt safe in it and it was way better than being in a hotel esp for the price. I felt like a local there. I def wanna come back and use it again.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean, convenient, just as advertised.

  • 4 of 5

Our family had a lovely experience in this property. It was easy to communicate with the owners, and we were met promptly when we arrived. The property was just as advertised, and perfect for our needs. The kitchen, washing machine, and other conveniences really made it a great place for our vacation. The property was located close to local shops, and a 10 minute or so walk from the Arsenal tube station, making it easy to pop in and out of the city. It was a relief to be in a quieter neighborhood after a day of crowds. The only thing keeping us from a 5-star review is that the mattress in the master bedroom was not the most comfortable. It was not terrible, but also not something I'd want to sleep on for longer than a few days. The kids had no complaints about the single mattresses. Overall, we had a wonderful stay and would definitely recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello and thank you for your feedback. I appreciate you taking the time to write it. I'm glad we were able to offer you a lovely experience and you were happy with our service. I'm also pleased you made the most of the quiet local area. Thank you for drawing our attention to the mattress in the master bedroom. We'll add this to our list of potential improvements and speak to the owner. Thank you for your input. We appreciate any opportunity to improve our listings. Kind regards, Kremi.
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A Great Apartment

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed here for 6 days while exploring London. The apartment was perfect. Just as adverised. It is close to two underground stations and was the perfect retreat after a day of sightseing. The area was lovely as well. The local pub has delicious food. Everything we needed was available nearby.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello and thank you so much for your kind review of our property. I appreciate you taking the time to write it. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay and I hope we can welcome you back to London again in the near future. Kind regards, Kremi.
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Pleasant spot in North London

  • 5 of 5

Our family really enjoyed our stay in this flat. It is pleasant, quiet, and convenient. The expanse and play area of Highbury Fields close by should be a real draw, especially for families with kids. As other reviewers have noted, it's near a major transport hub; buses are easy to navigate from here as well.

The representative of the management company who greeted us was friendly and informative. It was a great comfort to know how everything worked and to have someone in the area to call if something went awry. The linen service is also helpful; we'd only wished it had included washcloths.

That's just a suggestion that in no way detracts from the attractiveness of this flat. We'd love to stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: 04-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location quite nice; Apartment needs some work

  • 3 of 5

The location is nice, with reasonable access to restaurants, grocery shopping and transit. Quiet street. The manager met us upon arrival and walked us thru everything.

The apartment was a touch small, especially in the living room area. We are a family of 4 (boys aged 6 and 17). The carpeting was worn and the living room furniture should be replaced. The bedrooms were fine.

Overall, a reasonable place to stay, but a bit crowded for a family that spends their evenings back at the flat.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. I am sorry that the apartment did not meet your expectations. The apartment is not large but is exactly as described and shown in the listing. I cannot share your comments about the living room furniture and carpeting all of which is new and regularly cleaned, it is not a comment that any other guests have made.
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
London City
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Kilometres
Highbury Barn
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Highbury & Islington
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

A fully refurbished modern 2 bedroom apartment accommodating up to 6 people in a quiet street in one of London’s most pleasant regions. Just steps from Highbury Barn with its upmarket local shops, restaurants and traditional British pub. Two minutes walk from Highbury fields, one of London’s most elegant parks which leads directly to Highbury and Islington station with fast underground links to central London (Oxford Circus 10 mins, The City 10 mins, St Pancras International Station 3 mins and 20 minutes to Canary Wharf). Trendy Upper Street Islington and state of the art Emirates Stadium, home to Arsenal FC are both a 10 minute walk away.

The apartment is situated on the 1st (US 2nd) floor in a purpose built development consisting of 3 properties. The development has a private entrance so the apartment is very secure. Leigh Road is a cul-de-sac and there is little disturbance from passing traffic. The apartment was fully refurbished in 2012 with brand new bathroom, kitchen carpeting and furniture throughout, it has full gas central heating, high speed unlimited internet access and free UK telephone calls.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £50

An extra £50 cleaning charge is added to all bookings.

A 20% non refundable deposit is required to secure the reservation.

All other costs, e.g. heating, internet, UK telephone calls included at no charge.

On street parking available for approx £11 per day with prior arrangement.

Please be advised that in the fee breakdown you may see a charge for tax. This is not a tax in the conventional sense, but a booking fee. It is calculated as a fixed percentage of the rental amount, and covers the cost of processing your payment, and is an essential fee. The reason to use the word 'tax' is because Homeaway does not allow any method of calculating fees on a percentage basis, unless you use their 'tax' feature.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 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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