Comfy Room Highgate Tube Zone 2/3

Apartment - Private room · Clifton Rd, London, N8 8JA, United Kingdom
Angela

This sunny double room in my spacious, Victoria flat is the perfect base for a short stay in London. The flat is in a peaceful area between historic Highgate Village and funky Crouch End Broadway and is less than 45 minutes from Leicester Square.

Your host, Angela
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This sunny double room in my spacious, Victoria flat is the perfect base for a short stay in London. The flat is in a peaceful area between historic Highgate Village and funky Crouch End Broadway and is less than 45 minutes from Leicester Square.

The Space

The room is 3. 4m x 4. 1m - the photos don't do justice to the size of it and the high ceiling gives it a particularly spacious feel. It is situated at the rear of the flat, overlooking a garden. The bathroom is next door to the room.

The room contains a "small double" bed (4 ft. wide), a bedside cabinet, a large wardrobe and a big chest of drawers together with an armchair, a digital piano and a desk. There is also a TV and a DVD player in the room. The room gets the sun in the morning.

The flat has spacious, well-proportioned rooms and many period features including huge sash windows, high ceilings and coving. It is on an upper floor of the building and gets lots of natural light. It was re-decorated throughout 3 years ago. The grand living/dining room has a beautiful bay window and a huge fireplace.

Guest Access

There is one good-sized bathroom fitted out Victorian-style with tongue and groove panelling. It has a big bath and a hand-held shower over the bath.

I provide a light breakfast which I bring to you in your room. You do not have access to the kitchen for preparing meals but you are welcome to prepare drinks in there and you will find a selection of teas, coffee, and snacks in the kitchen cupboard for you to help yourself to during your stay.

I provide bed linen, towels, bath robes and a hair dryer.

Interaction with Guests

I like my guests to feel welcome and to provide them with a peaceful and comfortable base. I live in the flat and will be around to check you in and out. I am happy to assist you in making the most of your stay and, as I only take one booking at a time, you will not be sharing with other guests.

The Neighborhood

The flat is located in a very quiet, leafy area - take a look at the street view via the tab above. Right now, May 2014, the area is looking particularly verdant. It is also within easy reach of four of North London's most attractive "villages" - Crouch End, Muswell Hill, Highgate and Camden.

Crouch End Broadway is less than 10 minutes' walk away. The Broadway has a Waitrose and other supermarkets, delis, a health food shop and wonderful greengrocers. Crouch End is well-known for its plethora of funky shops, cafes, wine bars and restaurants.

For lovers of green spaces and leafy walks, Queens Wood, Highgate Wood and Alexandra Palace and Park are all close at hand. Just round the corner, you will find Shepherds Hilll Gardens which give you panaromic views of the woods, Muswell Hill and Ally Pally. Hampstead Heath and Highgate Cemetery can be reached on foot in about 30 minutes.

Getting around

Highgate tube station (Northern Line - Zone 3) is a fast 12 minute-walk away from my flat.

The W5 bus goes past the end of the road and will take you to Archway tube station (Northern Line - Zone 2) and the Whittington Hospital.

Finsbury Park tube station (Zone 2 - Victoria, Piccadilly lines and overground trains) is twenty minutes away if you take the W7 bus from the stop down the road.

The 91 bus goes from Crouch End to Trafalgar Square via St. Pancras International and Holborn.

There is on-street parking available. The building is in a controlled parking zone. If you need to park between 2.00pm and 4.00pm on a weekday, I can let you have a visitor's permit.

Other Things to Note

Being a conversion, the flat has its idiosyncrasies - noisy plumbing being the main one. This means that this is not the place for you if you require ablutions at unsocial hours.

Please note that the bed is a small double, not a full-size double, and it abuts the bedroom wall. A couple will fit into it but it will be cosy.

You will need to look elsewhere if you plan a late arrival in London as the latest check-in time is 10.00pm.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $35 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: $18
Check In: 5:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
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Cancellation: Flexible

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  • Angela was an excellent host who made me feel very welcome at her home. I Everything in the flat was immaculate and the bed was very comfortable indeed. I would definitely recommend her and would consider staying at her place again in future.

    April 2014
    Angela
    Response from Angela:

    Thanks, Anwen. You are welcome back anytime!

    April 2014
  • I enjoyed my conversations with Angela, but there were a few things that made my stay less than enjoyable. First, there is not shower per se. Just a tub with a spray nozzle. Not good for people who like real showers. Secondly, you don't have total control over the temperature of the room. Thirdly, the chair at the desk in the room is not sufficient for a full-grown man. The wicker sags and cuts off circulation in the legs. Last but not least, two days after I arrived, complete demolition and re-construction of the flat directly above began. From 8AM until the afternoon for THREE WEEKS I had to listen to extremely loud concrete smashing demolition work, retiling, sawing, hammering, cutting, banging. Then the kitchen ceiling leaked twice because of the plumber upstairs. I was a nervous wreck at a time when I needed to be focused on work. As a result, I lost sleep night after night and I was so stressed out that I had to stop work on the LAST DAY of our software project, right when I was needed the very MOST. I was literally having a nervous breakdown. As a result, I was fired from my job and can no longer work remotely. A complete nightmare for my first Air BNB stay. If I had known about the construction or even just the lack of a real shower, or the loud ticking of the heater as it woke me up every morning, completely out of my control, I would NEVER had stayed there.

    November 2013
    Angela
    Response from Angela:

    Thank you, Jerry, for leaving a review. As you know, I'm renting out room in a flat, not a cell in a high security jail. I am curious as to why, if thought that it was that bad, you stayed for 17 nights and only left when I suggested (tactfully, I hope) that it might be in both our interests for you to do so. I hope that, when you next use Airbnb, you find that the experience better meets your expectations..

    November 2013
  • Angela has a nice home in a quiet, attractive neighbourhood and the guestroom is comfortable, spacious, quiet, just everything you expect.

    October 2013
  • I spent some nights at Angela's apartment and it was really good. The apartment is well located (email hidden) area, on the hills, very well connected to London downtown, even late at night. The room is very clean and confortable with a double bed. Angela is helpful, attentive and available to chat. I will have no doubt on where to stay when I will go back to London.

    October 2013
  • My mum had a very comfortable stay at Angela's when we had just had a baby in a our bedroom flat. It was great that she could stay somewhere nice nearby.

    October 2013
  • It was an absolute pleasure staying in Angela's beautiful home in North London. Angela is a kind and considerate host and her property is positioned in one of the most desirable neighbourhoods surrounded by luscious green, great restaurants and coffee shops.

    October 2013
  • I had a great stay with Angela. The room is very nice and clean, with everything necessary for a visit. It was very easy to check in and out and Angela was helpful in all aspects. The flat is also in a nice location with easy access to the many restaurants and pubs of Crouch End. I would definitely recommend it.

    October 2013
  • I enjoyed 3 nights in Crouch End, which is a very nice and quiet area. The room (and bathroom) is spacious and clean and perfectly suited my needs while I visited London. Would definately recommmend it to others!

    July 2013
  • Angela was very nice & clear about rules, shower times, etc. The room is perfect really - with freeview TV, comfy chair to read on & desk to work on. The area of the flat is great being so close to Crouch End & easy walk to Highgate Tube. Would recommend.

    July 2013
  • A really spacious room and a comfortable flat in a quiet and leafy neighbourhood. Angela keeps her flat very clean and tidy and it made for a good stay in London.

    July 2013
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Northgate High School Ipswich, University of Birmingham, The College of Law, Metanoia Institute
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Solicitor
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Originally from East Anglia, my career brought me to London 25 years ago and I have never regretted it. I like to escape to the countryside from time to time though and spent a month this Summer Iiving in a village in Oxfordshire which was bliss. I have travelled quite a bit internationally too (including in the Far East and Africa) and have a working knowledge of French, Spanish and German. Professionally, I work as a solicitor. I work on an interim basis and, between paid jobs, like to have a break from city life.. Recently, I have spent some time as a resident volunteer at Old Hall in Suffolk, Monkton Wyld in Dorset and the Abbey in Oxfordshire, all permanent residential communities based in rural areas. Other interests of mine include Five Rhythms dance, camping, art, music and theatre. I have lived in my flat for 14 years, I love it and find that other people love it too! I have been hosting paying guests for two years and I enjoy sharing my home with others. I like my guests to feel welcome and hope to provide them with a comfortable base whether they are in London to work or play.
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