On the concept of history
Spread over four floors, this home provides space and time enough for your thoughts to unfold. The elegant double bedroom’s cream carpets invite thoughtful pacing, and you can stoke a fire through the ornate, wrought iron grate as you chew the cud of your curiosity. Your wandering thoughts follow in the footsteps of Thomas Paine, who worked on his Rights of Man at The Old Red Lion pub round the corner. And Islington is thick with cultural history, from its music hall-turned-bookshop, to the theatre housed in what was once the elbow-patched elegance of the Islington Literary and Scientific Society.
Your scholarly hosts are steeped in the intellectual milieu of Islington. One a university lecturer, they both enjoy debating documentaries from the mellow comfort of the yellow sofa, and mulling over a tome in the upholstered rocking chair by the coal fire.
Speculations on metaphysics
Here your thoughts will constellate around evocative pieces of modern and ethnic art, while the sitting room’s playful side tables from different periods are set in conversation with the lush, dark varnish of traditional hardwood furniture. Here tall windows overlook both the city and the garden, a tamed wilderness where your imagination can run amok.
And upstairs there's a vintage feel to the analogue radio by the bed – all set for lazy mornings of dressing gowns, Sunday papers and Radio 4, steaming cup of Earl Grey in hand.
This home is spread across four floors so there are lots of stairs from top to bottom.
This is a well-loved home with some signs of everyday wear and tear.
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.