Islington is London at its breathless best. The cafes are thronged, the suits walk with long, busy strides and seekers after shopping find everything and anything in fashionable Upper Street. Which makes this home that bit more surprising. The briefest amble from the action, Goswell Road IV is light, airy and relaxed. All is brand new, be it the textured wallpaper, the neutral tones or the floor to ceiling windows. There’s even an elevator to ease the strain of those shopping bags. So pour a glass, flow onto the balcony and watch the world go by. Or, better still, hop downstairs to join it.
Your hostess is retired and lives mostly in Moscow. Her son works for the UN, and her daughter is a video artist whose work is dotted impressively about the apartment.
This brand new development will surely meet your specifications. An escalator escorts you to your door, where light from the sitting room should lure you first onto its soft grey sofa. Flump down and flick on the TV, or ease wide the glass door for the first of two balconies. The kitchen is speckled with soft lighting and there’s space to satisfy every appetite. Dinner duly served, up to five can eat in elegance at the sophisticated table.
Both bedrooms open onto the spacious second balcony, the perfect spot for a fresh morning coffee. And you’re sure to have passed a pleasant night in the master, with its textured wallpaper, contemporary furniture and spangling ensuite. The sofa bedroom boasts a desk and lots of lovely daylight, while the bathroom is, of course, as new as can be.
Nip along to Upper Street for some seriously good shopping, excellent cinemas and choice cafes. Gastronomes will like the taste of Clerkenwell’s eateries, including the mouthwatering Exmouth Market and the Michelin-starred St John. There’s Hoxton’s busy bars, the bustle of City and the cultural one-man-show that is the Barbican. All that, and the tube from Angel to Oxford Circus takes a mere eleven minutes. .
With the windows open in the sitting room, there is quite a lot of noise audible from the road. However, this does not affect the bedrooms.
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.
Since our photoshoot, the layout of the kitchen and the sitting room has been changed. There is now comfortable seating for 5 people.
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.
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