Cosy Period flat Stoke Newington

Apartment - Private room · Albion Rd, London, N16 9JR, United Kingdom

Small cosy bedroom conveniently located with busstop right outside house and surrounding greenery. You have shared use of bathroom, kitchen and sitting room. Full English breakfast included. Fresh linen and towels provided. See reviews.

Your host, Dieneke
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Small cosy bedroom conveniently located with busstop right outside house and surrounding greenery. You have shared use of bathroom, kitchen and sitting room. Full English breakfast included. Fresh linen and towels provided. See reviews.

The Space

Small cosy bedroom in lovely Georgian flat, Stoke Newington, Hackney, conveniently located to explore London or be close to friends.

In addition to the guest room the flat features a shared bathroom, kitchen, living room with windows down to the floor, and a leafy front garden. I have my own bedroom.

It's a first floor flat, one of four in a house built by Thomas Cubitt around 1830. Cubitt is well-known for the houses he built in Belgravia and Tavistock House for Charles Dickens.

It's a lovely light and airy flat with the kitchen getting the sun in the morning and the living room, the evening sun at the end of the day.

With the bus stop right outside the flat, you will feel like having your personal taxi that takes you to a myriad of places.

You will have a great start of the day with a lovely breakfast with a Full English breakfast amongst other things.

The bedroom comfortably suits a single person or a couple. For two individuals there is an additional small Futon.

The bed In the bedroom has two futons on a futon base with two duvets to make it even softer. In case you are two individuals there is also a fold-up Futon which just fits in the room. You will also have the use of a full length cupboard. There is a shared light airy bathroom.

Fresh linen and towels are provided. If needed you can use an iron and ironing board. There also is a small hairdryer.

You will have the benefits of surrounding greenery, while being close to the centre of town and other hubs of activity. Little cafes, restaurants and small shops are round the corner, so this is your opportunity to enjoy a quality stay whilst being close to town.

The flat is conveniently located for the centre of town, Stratford, Canary Wharf or trendy Shoreditch.

During the week we will serve breakfast until 9. Other times on Saturdays and Sundays. Outside of those hours you can help yourself to breakfast. We will provide a full English Breakfast, lovely freshly baked bread from the local Spence bakery, cappuccino, and whatever else you fancy from what is available. You will also have the opportunity to learn how to make a full English breakfast. Recipee provided.

I don't have any pets, but my downstairs neighbours have a cat and a dog, which you sometimes will see in the garden.

We are happy to help for suggestions of things to do, and the welcome manual includes tips on where to eat, places of interest and what to do.

I'm the only one in the flat and I work in Stoke Newington in the design sector. As Stoke Newington is the place where many writers, artists, musicians and media people live I feel very much at home in the area and never get bored.

If you are interested, bookings should be made at least 2 days in advance.

Guest Access

The bathroom, kitchen and sitting room are shared.

The flat has Wifi, and a large TV with HD Screen in the sitting room with all the digital channels, which you are free to use. It has a large sofa designed by Wawa (a local design company) to watch your favourite programmes on the TV in comfort. There is also a large table in the sitting room which you can use at any time.

There is a fully equipped kitchen with a washing machine, and a table which easily seats 4.

You can also cook in the kitchen for your lunch or evening meal.

I have a large collection of vintage and unique CDs, vinyls and tapes, which you can listen to. The kitchen has speakers to listen to your favourite music on your I-Pod. There is also a great collection of books, including on London and other countries which you may want to read.

Interaction with Guests

I live in the flat myself but I work during the day. I prepare your bread and breakfast in the morning (full English or what you like) and depending on the time you would like breakfast I either join you for breakfast or leave it all out for you.

The Neighborhood

The area is very friendly and Stoke Newington Church Street is full of small shops and little cafes and restaurants. It is child and animal friendly and the greenery makes you feel outside of London whilst benefiting from the good transport links.

The flat is well situated, being in the middle of the fondly regarded bohemian style area of North East London, Stoke Newington. It's a couple of minutes walk north to Stoke Newington Church Street where there are many restaurants, cafes, delis, shops, pubs, a nice park (Clissold Park), and a great local bakery.

To the south west , 10 minutes down the road is Dalston, with it's many clubs, bars, galleries, live music venues and eateries.

Beyond that 2.5 miles further down the road is Shoreditch, famous for its street art, galleries, music scene and vintage shops. It is now the epicentre of London's creative media and arts community. It is also filled with it's own distinctive cool bars, clubs, and restaurants, two famous markets (Brick Lane Sunday Market & Spitalfields Market). And many many happening galleries

Getting around

The 73 and 476 buses stop outside my flat and you will feel like having a personal taxi.

The famous 73 bus route crosses London down through Islington to Kings Cross, riding through Oxford St, passing near Buckingham Palace and down to Victoria. Also the 476 which goes to Euston Station. Both buses stop in front of the house.

There are plenty of buses from Stoke Newington Green 2 minutes down the road that run 24 hours to all other parts of London. The overground to Stratford (access point to the Olympic Park and Westfield Stratford is 5 minutes away - it will only take you 20 minutes to get there.

There is resident parking from 8.30-6.30 during the week and (phone number hidden) on Saturdays. But I can sell you visitor parking vouchers if needed for a day or 2 hour slots. Free parking is about 20 minutes away.

When you have booked you will receive further details before you arrive on how to get to my place from your point of arrival in London. As the bus is in front of my house, there should not be a need to take a taxi.

Other Things to Note

If you are looking for a tube closeby, then this is not the place for you. But if you are looking for a quality stay, a home from home, then you are in the right place.

In addition to English, I also speak Dutch (my mother tongue), Spanish and manage in German and French.

If you want to know what you can expect read the reviews which also gives you an idea of the countries and guests that I have received. They range from visit to families and friends, longer stays, sightseeing or a home from home before finding a place to live in London.

Room type: Private room
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $18 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $469 /week
Monthly Price: $1905 /month
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Moderate
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • We usually stay with family in Stoke Newington but this time needed to find separate accommodation and were very pleased to find Dieneke's airbandb where we had an enjoyable and comfortable stay for three nights. Dieneke is very warm and welcoming and creates a relaxed atmosphere where you feel very comfortable to come and go as you please at any time. Dieneke's home is bright. clean and characterful with interesting art work and we enjoyed the lack of pretension and stuffiness that is to us the failing of many conventional b and bs. We both slept soundly on the comfortable futon bed with cotton bedding and the bedroom looks over the trees in the walled garden. The street is not very busy and is quiet at night and the bedroom is also double glazed. Dieneke provided us with really good food and drinks of a higher quality than found in many hotels at breakfast and has a lovely collection of individual crockery. She will happily cook breakfast for you but we opted to make our own as we were going out later in the morning and we enjoyed a very relaxing breakfast time in the sunny kitchen with the paper. It's only a few minutes walk up to Church Street in Stoke Newington where there are lots of interesting individual shops and some excellent bars and restaurants. Stoke Newington has a village feel with very little traffic and is really charming and relaxed with Clissold Park providing an exceptional green space for all ages and a good coffee shop. It is a great part of London to come back to after jostling with the crowds after a day out in the tourist spots! It is easy to get about from Dieneke's and we took the bus from the street only yards from the flat right into the centre. We recommend Dieneke's as a great place to stay, with great food and it is excellent value. Thank you Dieneke!

    July 2014
    Response from Dieneke:

    Hello Both,

    Thank you for this amazing review, so well described and I am pleased you loved it.

    Also thanks for the two things that could be improved: a great idea to have an individual toweling bathmat. No one has really thought about that before. You can see you are running a nice and lovely hotel where everything is as it should.

    The bedroom door was mentioned before by some guests and the cat doorstopper does a bit of the work but not enough. It is time for me to look into that as well.

    One bit as a time, but feedback is brilliant as that is the way that I can improve the guest's experience.


    July 2014

    July 2014
  • After a warm welcome by Dieneke and her perfect instructions (including a wonderful Instuktions brochure) felt my wife and I for a week very well.
    At first we thought it might be noisy in the bedroom because the room is facing the street. But the window was silenced. We were able to sleep easily.
    The location of the apartment is perfect. Stoke Newington is a beautiful suburb that one should look absolutely accurate. The nearby Clissold Park calls directly out of the daily jogging. And the center of the cosmopolitan city can be reached easily because two bus lines to Victoria station and to Euston exit in front of the house.
    If you come by car, basically you have no parking problems. Dieneke worried the parking permit. But you have to read the instructions for use of the parking vouchers very accurate. If the car is in the wrong parking zone, it can be very expensive ...
    If we ever return to Stoke Newington, we do not make that mistake again. But we return to Dieneke!

    July 2014
  • This was exactly as described, including daily breakfast. Dieneke is an informed and helpful host, committed to a guest's experience.

    The location is a nice break from the commercial centre, buses are frequent and the surrounding neighbourhood on church street has great shops, bakeries and reasonable restaurants. Lovely Abney park and Clissold park are within walking distance.

    June 2014
    Response from Dieneke:

    Nicole was a great guest, global citizen of the world, very knowledgeable and also working in the creative sector like myself. She also loves photography and i was pleased to hear that Abney Park cemetary close to my house inspired her to take photos there. The times we had breakfast together great conversations. The books she gave me will certainly stimulate my creative cells.

    She is welcome any time.

    June 2014

    June 2014
  • We stayed to Dieneke for three days, from 7th to 10th june and It was a fantastic experience for us.
    The house is really nice and it has any comfort, especially for the transports that run also in the night. It is located in a quiet and delicious neighborhood, it’s very closed to lots of shops and bakeries.
    Dieneke is lovely, helpful and very kind. She always gave us informations about all we needed. She prepared the real English breakfast every day (we suggest you to prove it absolutely because it’s gorgeous!!!).
    We hope to come back as soon as possible to Dieneke’s flat!

    June 2014
  • My wife and me had a nice time staying at Dieneke's place. The appartment is cozy and well located. There's a bus station right in front of the house with busses coming frequently by day as well as by night, which is rare in London. It's a 20 min bus ride to Angel station, which is located in a beautiful trendy area. Dieneke is a very caring host who made sure we had everything we needed, including breakfast. The room was tiny, but had a big bed and a wardrobe. We were free to use the bathroom, living-room and kitchen as we liked and had our own key to the appartment.

    June 2014
  • Dieneke is really kind and considerable! She is always there for any questions and suggestions. We really had a great time staying with her, and enjoyed the clean and cute room. The location is convinient as well. ( Bus stop is right in front of the place!)

    May 2014
  • L'accueil fut chaleureux avec de très bonnes explications données pour aller de la gare jusqu'à son domicile .
    Les voisins sont sympathiques.
    Dieneke est très gentille, flexible quant aux horaires et prépare un très bon petit déjeuner à l'anglaise.
    Le logement est situé en face d'un arrêt de bus d'une ligne qui peut amener facilement à de nombreux points intéressants de Londres.

    May 2014
  • I had a lovely time staying with Dieneke. The flat is light, warm and full of creative touches and the Stoke Newington location is great, especially if you like a bit of space between you and the bustling city. Public transport into the city is available from right outside the flat and there's lots to do on foot in the local area, as well as good connections nearby via the overground.

    Dieneke took the time to run through the (very relaxed) house rules at the start of my stay and it really helped me to know how things worked in the flat and just how 'at home' I could make myself. The cooked breakfast every morning was a real treat and the chance to have a chat each day was nice, too.

    May 2014
  • It's the first Time That i use Air BnB. Dieneke is a excellent host, thoughtful! Her home is clear, warm, ideally placed. Do not hesitate! Really good experience! Thank you

    April 2014
  • Dieneke has a really nice, cosy house. The breakfast was delicious and Dieneke as a very generous hostes.

    The only disadvantage that we had was the fact that the house is a long away from the center. From King's Kross you have to go with the bus and it will take you about 20/30 minutes.

    April 2014
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Birkbeck, University of London
Hidden Art
I love living in East London, and have done so since the late 70s, when I came here from Holland. I love the multicultural aspect and specifically in East London the amazing creativity that is here. I feel very much at home. I love design and set up an organisation called Hidden Art that promotes and supports designers /makers. Initially only in London but later on all over the UK. Still a large percentage of designers/makers are still based in East London. We have also gone to the Milan Furniture Fair once a year. In the 90s East London was a rough no go area, but organisations like Hidden Art have contributed to change this over the years. Now it is the coolest area in London. (website hidden) just recently opened a campus in the area, and in addition to the design cluster there is now also a strong digital cluster - young people who are extremely creative with digital technology. I am very interested in the design and digital clusters working together, and in addition to renting out a room in my flat, we are also in the process of renting out desk space in our office. The office is based in an old Horse Stables, next to the lovely Geffrye Museum of domestic interiors which I love. I spent many years facilitating exchanges between creative designers and crafts people which included countries like Peru, Mexico and Cuba. I often travel by bike, a trusty Dutch bike, all over London and to work. I love cooking, travelling, local history and photography. When I travel I enjoy staying with local people as it gives you more of an insight in the place.
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