Homely and clean kitchen.The breakfast table.

Private room

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed
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About this listing

Cosy clean double bedroom very central. Good transport links, 10 mins walk from Kings Cross International.
A Victorian terrace in Barnsbury conservation area. Shops, local park great pub and pool nearby. A gentle and friendly atmosphere.

The space

The room is a nice size with a bright view overlooking our lush garden and there is access to a sun/smoking balcony. Neutrally decorated, the bedroom has a calm energy. Equipped with bedside tables, storage space, a mirror and lots of plug points.
If there are more than two people staying please do find the link for our other room.

This terraced Victorian house is in a leafy street just off the hustle of an eclectic main road. I think the most useful thing is the superb transport links.

If arriving by Eurostar the train brings you into Kings Cross/ St. Pancreas International. From Kings Cross station we are a five minute bus hop.

Caledonian road and Barnsbury overground is one minute walk from our house. From there it is only a 2minute journey to Highbury&Islington station which is also on the Victoria line (tube) and therefore a swift route to Gatwick Airport.

City airport is only one train change away on the overground and DLR.
The same overground has an equally quick route to Luton airport terminals too.
Heathrow's Piccadilly line is direct to Caledonian Road which is our nearest tube station.

Guest access

CHECK IN - is anytime after 2pm and check out is anytime before 12noon. With prior arrangement luggage can be left from 9am onwards.

KITCHEN- We DON'T serve breakfast but between 7am- 10am guests will have access to a clean and bright shared kitchen where they can store food and prepare breakfast at their own leisure.
For those staying a week or longer, if use of the kitchen is required ( apart from breakfast) please ask.
There is use of a shared bathroom. We will provide fresh bed linen and fresh towels.

Interaction with guests

As we live in the house we will have a degree of interaction but want to give our guests as much privacy as possible. We are around most of the time to answer any questions or offer help.
My landline is (phone number hidden).
My mobile is useful for sending texts, but as I live in the basement of the house, I rarely receive calls there, so please use my mobile for texts only (phone number hidden).

Other things to note

We don't charge a cleaning fee but we ask our guests to clean up after themselves.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1 (Shared bathroom)
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Private room


Extra people: No Charge
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 2PM

The room is for our guests, that is you and your partner, we prefer that our guests don't bring their guests back here.

We ask that you clean up after yourself (a new addition to the rules after a particulary messy guest!). Most of our guests have been very good at cleaning up after themsleves.
Keep your possessions in your room, such as shoes.

We do not allow pets.

It is important to keep the bathroom floor dry.

With all that in mind, please feel free to be feel comfortable and be yourself.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay

164 Reviews

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志文 User Profile
August 2017
It's quite near from Arabella's apartment to bus stops and overground station. Arabella is very nice.

Christian User Profile
July 2017
Had a nice stay. It was cozy and very close to kings cross

Margaret User Profile
July 2017
We really enjoyed our stay at Arabella's place! The location is great - very close to a bus or overground stop, and King's Cross Station is a short bus ride away. It's also close to some nice restaurants in the neighborhood. Arabella was welcoming and friendly - thanks for a wonderful stay!

Katherine User Profile
July 2017
My sister and I really enjoyed our stayed at Arabella's house. The location is ideal - close to an overground, underground, and bus stop, minutes away from Kings Cross, and located next to many fun restaurant options. Arabella was a welcoming host willing to do anything to help. I would suggest staying at this location to people!

Emma User Profile
July 2017
Cosy and comfortable, totally authentic London 'digs'' plenary of public transport options to all the sights. Can happily recommend to others

Aubree User Profile
July 2017
We had a wonderful time staying at Arabella's. It's the perfect location for your visit to London!

Anna User Profile
July 2017
We had such a nice stay at Arabella's! She was a great host, easy to communicate with and always there to help us. Her house is cozy and perfectly located. You can basically walk everywhere. It was already our second stay in the charming neighborhood of Islington (Upper Street is the best) that we will surely come back to. Thanks for having us, Arabella!

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Arabella User Profile

I'm a mother of two sons and three step sons, we all lived together in this house but now they have all ( but one) grown up and left.
I've been living around Islington since 1979 and in this house since 1987.
I am a very keen Tango dancer and my hobbies include making things, sewing, up-cycling and making jewellery.
I lived abroad a great deal as a child, and have travelled with my family and in my youth. Istanbul is probably my favourite city.
My motto for life is 'cut not your dreams for they are the wings of your achievements'. See you soon!

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