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Charming Cottage in Central London

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedroom cottage with garden

A lovely family cottage consisting of three double bedrooms. Built in the late 1890's this cottage still has many period features. It comes fully equipped to make your short stay in London a relaxing one. It has all mod cons . The cottage is situated on a very quiet road in a safe and sought after area. Our guests will have plenty of space to enjoy after a day out in London. The kitchen is fully equipped to allow our guests to make their own meals.We have a beautiful sunny garden with a table and chairs for those warm and dry nights.During the summer months the garden is the perfect place to enjoy the coffee in the morning/or to have a glass of wine before heading out.

The cottage is situated in Highbury ,London. This is one of Londons's smallest areas and the postcode ids much sought after by families looking for a house to either buy or rent. Our guest will find the the stunning Highbury Fields and its splendid Georgian Arhectiture a few moment from the house. This is a 15 acre open parkland that is too tempting to resist that spring or summer picnic.

The cottage is close to several transport links allowing a quick journey into the heart of London.Highbury and Islington Station is on the Victoria Line on the tune/metro and will get you to Oxford St in just 4 stops.

There are numerous shops restaurants and bars all within walking distance, The closest supermarket is Waitrose. There's also a small Tesco Metro on the next street over. This should have all the essentials for your stay if you don't wish to visit the larger Waitrose.I have to mention the wonderful La Fromergie cheese shop in Highbury. This shop is a pure foodie heaven(if you love cheese and wine) They often have tasting nights that are a pure delight to indulge in.You can also take the cheese away to have back at the house.

A 15 minute walk away is the vibrant and rather busy Upper Street in Islington.There are so many restuarants on the street it's very difficult to choose which one to dine at. You'll find that Upper St can be as busy as the West End! There's the excellent Morgan M restaurant/a must visit if you're into fine dining.

However, many of our guests choose to stay in on some nights and for this we have a LCD TV.DVD player,selection of films and games for children.

There's plenty of pillows, blankets an duvets for up to six people. The living room also has a double sofa bed.Upstairs there are three double bedrooms.There's a full bathroom with a very powerful shower.

PLEASE NOTE-WE DO OUR BEST TO KEEP OUR CALENDAR UP TO DATE.WE ALSO HAVE OTHER FLATS THAT COULD BE AVAILABLE.PLEASE CONTACT US FOR MORE DETAILS.

More Details

Property Manager
James Koumis property manager
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
21 October, 2017

About James Koumis property manager

My Name is James and I manage this property for a good friend of mine.

I live in the area and it's a great part of town!

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Highbury East in London

Property Type:
  • cottage
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • town
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed , 1 Child Bed
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(19 traveller reviews)

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Charming Cottage in Central London
average rating of 4.5789475 based on 19 reviews
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Good location, has everything you need

  • 4 of 5

situated almost equidtistant from Arsenal and Highbury/Islington tube stations, so travel very convenient on two different lines. Esp. helpful, no change needed from Heathrow if getting off at Arsenal.

This flat has everything you need, good written instructions and a very accommodating and cheerful personal welcome from Alex who will orient you and was extremely helpful. Grocery stores within walking distance, and rental is quiet (caveat, not there during a football match). Pleasant residential neighbourhood with all amenities within walking distance. There were a couple of lightbulbs not working when we arrived, but it wasn't bothersome enough to call for replacement which I am sure would have occurred had we called.

The lovely italian coffeepot seen in the kitchen picture is decoration only - not functional, for those who love their espresso, but there is a bodum.

One warning - not for very elderly or impaired folk or those with heavy luggage, as the stairs are very steep and narrow and the bathroom and bedrooms all require going upstairs. My son had just done a long bike ride and his achilles tendon was inflamed, so going upstairs was not pleasant for him either. The lower shelf in the fridge door needs fixing as well as it is non-functional - don't put your drink bottles there as they will be deposited on the kitchen floor first time that you open it.

Otherwise if you are mobile this was an excellent rental and good value for money, the kitchen was generally well equipped and the beds were comfortable. I will go back if it is available next trip - location close to central London and pleasant walking to and from the tube.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very comfortable with swift organisation

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Whistler St. from Thursday until Sunday. Prior to our arrival, the communication with Charlene and James was always very easy and friendly. We arrived early on Thursday morning and James waited at the property for our Arrival.

The house itself is perfect for a getaway with the family and offers plenty of space. Especially the fully equipped kitchen was very comfortable for us. Everything you would ask for is provided by the owners and therefore we felt very much at home. The location is great for arrival from Stansted as the Express goes directly to Tottenham Hale from where you can easily take the tube. Within close walking distance to the house we found the Picadilly as well as the Victoria line which provide perfect access to the city itself. Also in walking distance you find plenty of nice restaurants and cafes as well as a supermarket.

Overall I can highly recommend staying at the property and will certainly return in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you.We're pleased to hear you really enjoyed the house and the area. Best Wishes Charlene and James
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5

Excellent stay in London

  • 5 of 5

The listing description regarding the location and layout was perfect. The apartment was clean and very well.maintained. The owner provided a very good customer service and I will recommend this apartment to my friends.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you-I'm so pleased you enjoyed your time in London. Best Wishes Charlene
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5

Great house in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our recent stay at this property. We found

everything to be working well and it was well equipped. The location is perhaps not really central but there are two tube stations within 10-12 minutes walking distance (Piccadilly and Victoria lines). The tube takes about 12-15 minutes to the absolute centre of London. For us it was the absolute perfect compromise between price and location.

We arrived late in the afternoon and found a guy called Alex waiting for us. He was very helpful and showed us around the house. Only cash payment so remember to bring wads of money. I could have wished for a more formal reciept of the payment than writing at the back of a piece of paper, but there was no problem afterwards.

The house is as houses of this type goes I suppose. Relatively small, but still fits 4 persons without any problem of stepping on someone's toes. Narrow stairs so you'd better leave your large suitcase downstairs. The condition of the house was good considering that the house must be from the 19th century I am guessing. For us, having watched lots of English television series, it felt almost like you'd been there before. The charm of the row of houses when you get to Whistler Street, when you open the front door, when you look out the tiny backyard really is like a deja vu.

I can highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you- I'm pleased you enjoyed the house.We fell the location is also a good one as the tube stations aren't far away and it's great to go back to after a day in the West End.We hope we can welcome you and your family back on your next visit to London. Best Wishes Charlene and James
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5

Casa muy agradable y bien situada

  • 5 of 5

La casa está muy bién situada, justo al lado del estadio del Arsenal. Comunicada con dos estaciones de metro de la linea Picadilly y con una parada de Overground (metro elevado) muy cercana. Hay varias tiendas y un supermercado Tesco a 100 metros.

La casa estaba en perfecto estado, limpia y preparada para pasar unos magníficos dias. James y Charlene, así como Alex, que nos recibió para dejarnos las llaves, nos trataron de maravilla. Nosotros somos cuatro personas, pero caben perfectamente 6. No nos importaría repetir estancia y la recomendamos totalmente.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The house is very well located, right next to the Arsenal stadium. Communicated with two stations on the Piccadilly subway line and Overground stop (elevated metro) nearby. There are several shops and a Tesco supermarket at 100 meters. The house was in perfect condition, clean and ready to spend some wonderful days. James and Charlene and Alex, who welcomed us to let us the keys, we were treated wonderfully. We are four people, but fit perfectly 6. We do not mind repeating stay and totally recommend. Thank you..had to translate it but was very pleased to hear you really enjoyed the house. Thank you for leaving it in such a clean state. We hope can stay again. Best Wishes James and Charlene
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5

Wunderful second stay this year!

  • 5 of 5

We´ve been in this house a second time this year and our stay was as wonderful as last time! It´s clean and friendly, the heating runs very well, and you walk only a few minutes to the underground. We´ll come back next year!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. I'm so pleased you enjoyed staying again. We'll hopefully see you next summer! Best Wishes James and Charlene
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Location

Car: not necessary

A beautifully presented cottage situated moments from Highbury Tube Station. The 7 minute walk will take you past some stunning Georgian houses and the tranquil Highbury Fields.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Highbury East, England

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Christmas
23 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£640
for 3 nights
From
£200
£1,390
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£540
for 4 nights
From
£125
£915
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £40

Manager'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.
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