Cosy Room, stunning view, Hackney

Apartment - Private room · Goodchild Rd, London, England N4, United Kingdom

Cosy spare room offered to occasional guests in a beautiful corner of Hackney. The flat offers stunning views of London and is less than 5 mins walk from the underground (zone 2), 15 mins from Central London.

The Space

I have a cosy room normally used as an office with a new futon (sleeping area 124cm x 200cm). Will get some photos with the new bed soon. There is a chest of drawers for your use and some hooks as well as some desk space.
The rest of a flat is spacious, brand new and has splendid views of the London skyline across a water reservoir. The area is quiet, away from traffic, just geese and ducks. Otherwise bathroom, kitchen, large living room and a spare toilet to share with my daughter and myself, and two cats (just in case you're allergic). All mod cons (no microwave, no tv), wifi. There is also a large balcony where you may be able to enjoy the views over breakfast, weather permitting. Still in need of some decorating but if we get many happy customers that should hopefully improve.
The flat itself is 3 mins walk away from Manor House tube station (zone 2) so some 15-20 mins to the Centre and many buses also run from here. There are a few convenience shops nearby incl. a post office and a larger supermarket 10-15 mins walk away. We are within walking distance of two large parks, a climbing centre and the sailing club of course, as well as Green Lanes for Turkish restaurants or Stoke Newington which has a village feel and plenty of bars, restaurants etc...
Anything I may have forgotten, just ask.

Guest Access

Guests have access to all communal areas, bathroom, kitchen and lounge and of course the balcony.
You are also welcome to use wifi (I can't guarantee access to a laptop though, as I am normally in need of it for work).

Interaction with Guests

This is our home, we are around some of the time, and at other times, out and about going about the business of our busy lives. I normally work from home 3 days a week, so during the day I can answer brief queries.

The Neighborhood

This is a quiet area by a water reservoir, offering both a natural haven and easy access to the city. Stoke Newington is a short walk away and has a nice village feel.

Getting around

Manor House is on the Piccadilly Line and central London is within access (15-20 mins). There are also many buses.

Other Things to Note

We welcome occasional guests in our spare room, but I do have a full-time job, we have hobbies, friends etc... My approach to airbnb is friendly and flexible, more like receiving a friend of a friend, not running a business. If you expect room service and 24 hours reception, you're probably looking in the wrong place.

Please make sure you have arranged a check-in time with me about a week before your arrival date. Whilst I make every effort to accommodate your arrival time in London, it may not always be possible for me to arrange my timetable to match yours. Moreover, there may be someone in the room who needs to check out. So flexible check-in means, trying to find a solution that suits everyone, not whatever time suits you best.

Please let us know if possible if you are delayed. We may be waiting to go somewhere, and it's easier if we know whether a guest is 5 mins or 2 hours away.

It's a lot easier for me to keep track of guests' check-in times, other enquiries etc... if all communications are kept on this site. On my personal email account, it'll probably get drowned in a sea of newsletters and ads, even if I respond, I may never find your message again.

A few things to save everyone some time:

The room really is too small to fit another mattress on the floor. It can fit a maximum of 2 people, there is no need to enquire about trying to fit 3 or more people.

The room is only available on a short-term basis (2 weeks maximum). We have use of the room ourselves and also receive friends and family. We have no interest in letting the room longer term.

The calendar is kept up-to-date, if the calendar says the room isn't available, then it isn't available.

Experience: Social
Room type: Private room
Bed type: Futon
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 1
Extra people: $21 / night after the first guest
Cancellation: Flexible
Pet Owner: Cat(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • The room and location was great and I really enjoyed my stay. I was comfortable coming and going from the place and it was definitely worth it. Everything was provided and the experience was great.

    April 2014
  • I didn't have the pleasure to meet Olwenn but her friend Marie was really kind to settle me in. The flat has an amazing view of the reservior from the balcony. Towels and toiletries were provided. Location is great. 10 minutes walk to the Manor station which is 20mins way to city central by the Piccadilly line. A really good deal for the price.

    I love the two friendly black cats. It's a bonus if you are a cat lover.

    April 2014
  • Olwenn was a great host, effective, friendly and helpful. The flat was cozy and close to many attractions in city centre. The room is exactly same as the photo.

    April 2014
  • Olween was a lovely host and I recommend this accommodation.

    April 2014
  • The room was comfortable and clean - exactly what I wanted for a quick stay in London. Olwenn was a great host, even after I managed to accidentally lock her out!

    March 2014
  • Me and my partner recently visit London and also this was our first airbnb experience, it was great ! Olwenn is a great host, the apartment is clean and cosy with the most stunning view. The room is cute and the bed quite comfortable! She has two black lovely (email hidden)e flat is literally 5 min away from the Manor House tube station (zone 2) and there are numerous buses to take you anywhere you need to go.Little shops and a supermarket are also walking distance. The location is amazing, i would recommend this flat to everyone. Thank you!

    March 2014
  • I really like this quiet & convenient quarter. Olwenn was gentle and kind, and cats were very friendly. House is clean and you can enjoy your privacy in the cozy guestroom. Above all, the view from the terrace is amaging!

    March 2014
  • Nice appartment not far from the tube. recommended.

    March 2014
  • Thank you Olwenn, we had such a nice time! The view is amazing and the room was perfect, just as described. It's not far from city center and very well connected to means of transport. The cats are lovely, too and we would definitely recommend the place if you are visiting London!

    March 2014
  • Great hosts

    March 2014
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