It’s a bit of a scoop to find a large, stylish home, packed with Victorian features and modern designer furniture, between two of London’s prettiest parks, but here it is. A family house in this part of the city with space enough in its garden for a trampoline is rare enough, but more precious still is one with this much character and charm. And should you choose to do a follow up story, you’ll find Highbury offers plenty of material, with cute cafes, one of the UK’s finest cheese shops and super fast links into town. Hold the front page!
Your hosts are a pair of television producers who work for the BBC. A lifetime of travel has bestowed them with a stunning collection of treasures, which you’ll find all around Aberdeen Road. Your host is also a collector of vintage and contemporary art and photography, and you will find hundreds of gorgeous books on the shelves and many beautiful images on the walls.
Aberdeen Road is at once rather glamorous yet entirely approachable. You’ll find the rooms spacious and full of light, yet with all manner of cosy corners. Look out for the original fireplace and sumptuously ornate cornicing in the sitting room, while couch surfers will turn their attention to the latest news on the 46 inch TV. The kitchen is simply enormous, with white floorboards, an antique mirror and sunshine-yellow cupboards.
We’ll go on the record as saying there’s a definite rococo decadence to the master bedroom. You’ll adore the vintage bed, the sleek ensuite and your very own dressing room. You’ll find two children’s bedrooms on the second floor, and your little ones will be torn between grabbing the top bunk bed and playing on the Wii. You’ve a further simple single and a choice of two more family bathrooms, both with glorious Victorian roll top baths.
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Walk in Highbury Fields, play with the deer in Clissold Park, visit Highbury Barn’s gorgeous cafes, buy cheese at La Fromagerie, or go and cheer Arsenal at the nearby Emirates Stadium. You’ll have plenty to write about whatever you do. Nearby Upper Street has so many bars and restaurants that it’s a top destination in its own right, or, if you decide to head into town, the tube from Highbury and Islington to Oxford Circus takes an incredibly short ten minutes.
This home comfortably sleeps four adults, but also has an additional child-size bed and single mattresses in one of the kid's rooms.
*There is a daybed in the second bedroom which can be set for two. Please let us know when you book if you would like it prepared.
A tenant currently resides in the basement, which is a self-contained flat with its own entrance. The tenant has a key to the home, in case of emergencies.
Parking permits can be arranged, but they are subject to availability, so please speak to our Reservations team at the time of booking.
This home doesn't have air conditioning. Between June and September, we'll place fans in each bedroom. Please let us know if you'd like fans outside the summer period.
Cancellation. Provided you book more than 7 days before the start of your stay, you can cancel your booking within 24 hours and we’ll provide a full refund. Our flexible rate offers more flexibility for those who need it. Read our cancellation policy here. Please note bookings for Hamptons and French Riviera have a separate cancellation policy.
Check-in and check-out. We’ll meet you at the home at your convenience any time after 4PM on your arrival date, and our standard check-out time is 11AM. Early check-in and late check-out can be arranged in advance, subject to availability and a charge.
Lead guest. The lead guest must be at least 25 years of age.
I.D. check and card authorisation. When you arrive we’ll check the lead guest’s I.D. and secure a £1,000 hold on a credit or debit card which will be released once we confirm no damage was caused during your stay.
Smoking. Guests are not permitted to smoke inside any onefinestay home.
Cleaning. We carefully clean and prepare each home before you arrive and after you depart, and for stays longer than seven days we provide a complimentary weekly Housekeeping service. More frequent Housekeeping visits can be arranged on request, subject to availability and a charge.
Payment. We accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express, and bank transfers for stays with at least 7 days’ notice.
For more detail on our policies read the FAQ.