Ensuite Loft Room - Family Home N16

House - Private room · Leswin Road, London, N16 7NH, United Kingdom

Welcome to our home. We are a couple with an 8 year old son living in a very lively, family friendly part of London in the North Eastern Borough of Hackney.

Your host, Helen
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Welcome to our home. We are a couple with an 8 year old son living in a very lively, family friendly part of London in the North Eastern Borough of Hackney.

The Space

Spacious loft room with double bed.
Additional double futon mattress for second guest if required.
Private en suite bathroom with shower/WC
Free WiFi
Fresh bed linen/towels.
Hair dryer and basic toiletries.
Kettle in room for tea and coffee.

We had our loft converted in our Victorian terrace around five years ago and it has created a fantastic opportunity for family and friends to come and stay with us. Along the way we've occasionally let it out to friends of friends with great success, so we're spreading the word here on airbnb.
It's a lovely light airy loft room with large windows spanning the rear of the house and a large velux to the front. There is a super comfortable double bed and we have a double futon mattress to lay out on the floor if you prefer separate beds (please request).
The private bathroom is on the same floor with a wc / shower and velux window to the front.

The loft with en-suite bathroom is entirely on its own floor so it's a very private part of the house. Having said this, you do have to walk right through and up the main stairs of our home to get there. For this reason the general rule is that we ask you to return home before midnight. So if it's none stop partying you're after we aren't for you. But if you're here for sightseeing, on a work trip or just visiting friends and family and would like a welcome but private place to come back to at the end of a busy day, then we might be just what you are looking for.

Guest Access

We don't generally offer use of the rest of the house or kitchen facilities but there are plenty of great places to eat at locally for breakfast and beyond, which we will be happy to recommend.
There is a kettle in the room tea/coffee making.

Interaction with Guests

We will be here throughout your stay but pretty much keep to ourselves as a family, leaving you free to enjoy your own space and privacy.

The Neighborhood

We live on a pretty tree lined street running parallel to Stoke Newington High Street, so although in a relatively quiet spot you are just a moment's walk from a vibrant area of cafes and restaurants.
Hackney is well known for its multicultural mix, offering a wide choice of eating establishments. Whether it's Turkish, Indian, Latin, Thai, French or good old British Fish and Chips - we've got it all!

Stoke Newington is chock full of character and has a real community spirit. You will find eclectic shops, organic markets and some lovely green spaces to enjoy. We are in between the super trendy Dalston with its array of fashionable eating and drinking spots, cinema, art and theatre versus the happy bohemian land of Church Street, boasting a rich mix of independent shops, restaurants and cafes.
The amazingly vast Abney Park Cemetry and the beautifully green Clissold Park are also worth the visit to our great neighborhood.
The famous Columbia Road Flower Market is just a 20 min bus ride away as are Brick Lane and Spitalfields Sunday Markets. There is also a great Car Boot sale at our local school every Saturday and Sunday morning, just 10 minutes walk away.

Getting around

Where we live - Zone 2
Stoke Newington has a great network of bus and rail connections leading to all the main attractions and you'll get to see so much more along the way so please don't be put off by the lack of a tube station in the area.
The bus stop for the 73 is within a few minute’s walk and takes you all the way to Victoria, via The Angel, Kings Cross/ St Pancras International and the famous Oxford Street.
Just a few minutes the other way is the bus stop for Liverpool Street,The City and London Bridge (149) Waterloo and The South Bank (243) St Paul's Cathedral and the Millennium Bridge (76) Hoxton and Brick Lane (67) All of which pass through Dalston (3-4 stops or a 15 minute walk)

From Dalston you can make fast and regular connections to central London via the North London line.

Rectory Road station is also just 5 minutes away for regular trains to Liverpool Street which is on the Central Line.

It takes approx. 40 mins via public transport to get to the centre of London and the main tourist attractions with plenty to see along the way.

From St Pancras International/Eurostar - 73 bus plus 5-10min walk - approx. 30min journey time.
From Heathrow - Piccadilly line and one bus - very little walking - approx. 1hr 40min journey time.
From Stansted - Train or Coach to Liverpool Street and one bus - 2 minute walk. approx 1hr 20min journey time.
From Gatwick - train and bus - easy direct routes 1hr 30min journey time.
Full directions will be given once your reservation is confirmed.

Other Things to Note

Our house is a mix of modern and vintage style with an easy going atmosphere. It's not always tidy (apart from your room!) To be honest we are not an uber tidy sort of family! It's just a happy house with a nice feeling and a few toys hanging around here and there. Our son loves to meet new guests but won't infringe on your privacy and he's not an early, noisy riser by any means!

We are originally from Yorkshire but have lived in this area for over 20 years so we've got a good idea of what's happening in these parts.

We are happy to give you all the information you need about transport, sightseeing and everything that is available in the local area.

Parking is residents permit only - but we can offer guest parking permits should you wish to bring your car. (£3.50 a day Monday-Saturday)

We have two very small, crazy hamsters that live in the kitchen (in a cage!) - just in case you have super pet allergies, but that's it, no cats or dogs.
Je parle Francais un peu aussi!

Room type: Private room
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $18 / night after the first guest
Security Deposit: $176
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Other pet(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Helen was friendly but not pushy..the right balance.

    June 2014
  • I really enjoyed the time when I stayed at Helen's place. It is a clean, safe, and comfortable place:)

    Helen is a friendly and helpful host. If I visit London in future, I will choose Helen's place again! Many thanks Helen.

    May 2014
  • Fantastic. Beautiful room on the top floor, which gives you lots of privacy. Helen was great, really easy and helpful. I've booked already for a second stay :)

    March 2014
  • Clean and tidy room and friendly family home.

    February 2014
  • February 2014

    Helen and her family gave us a very warm and relaxed welcome into their home. The room and en suite were spotlessly clean and bright. It couldn't be closer to the cafés and shops so we ate well too!

    Highly recommended.

    Wendy and Ken

    February 2014
  • Lovely clean bright airy room. Good area for getting about.
    Rawlinson family very welcoming and helpful. Would stay again.

    December 2013
  • It was an absolute pleasure staying with Helen and her family. Welcoming, friendly and helpful. The room is clean and very bright/sunny. I definitely recommend this place for London visitors!

    October 2013
  • This was my second stay with Helen and family and it was every bit as perfect as the first. Cannot recommend highly enough.

    October 2013
  • we had a lovely stay with Helen and her family , the room was light bright and comfortable. We were made very welcome and location suited our needs. We hope to visit again.

    October 2013
  • Helen is a lovely host and very welcoming. A truly comfortable and attractive bedroom - very spacious, clean and warm with en suite. And very generously laid out with care and comfort as the key focus.

    It is a very quiet house with lots of privacy. Easy to get to and well located for buses and trains. Would highly recommend!

    September 2013
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Textile Designer - Helen Rawlinson Lighting and Textile Design
Living in Stoke Newington, London, originally from Yorkshire, we are a couple with an 8 year old son. I am a textile designer with a studio not far from our home, my partner works in the music industry. We offer our loft to people from all over the world who would like to experience life in an exciting part of London and explore this wonderful city. Equally we like to have our own adventures far and wide!
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