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living room, view to the balcony and room, view to the kitchen.
Nature haven near central London
Nature haven near central London
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Modern eco-flat with plenty of natural light and full view of a reservoir and its wildlife. A peaceful and beautiful space rare to find only 10minutes from Kings Cross-St Pancras International, 15mins from Oxford St and 20mins from Victoria by tube.

The space

Wake up to the chirping of birds instead of the sounds of the city in the middle of London! This fourth floor flat (served by an elevator) has full view over a reservoir and its wildlife (herons, foxes, geese, swans, etc.). Such peacefulness, beauty and clean air are a rare find in London's Zone 2, only 10 minutes from Kings Cross-St Pancras International, 15 minutes from Oxford St and 20 minutes from Victoria by underground.
The flat has plenty of natural light, a modern feel with continuous soft white bamboo flooring, floor to ceiling minimalist folding doors, and an eco-friendly, organic concept.
There is only one guest room for one to two people, or a couple with a baby or young child, with a futon matress (with a memory foam topper for a soft feel over a firm sleep) on a normal height base with flexible wooden-slats -this is a folding base, which allows you to make more space if desired (for example if you want to do some yoga or other exercise in your room). There is a seat by the window, a closet with shelves and drawers, and full length space with hangers for your use.
The living room has a working fireplace and a lovely balcony with Truelawn luxury grass, two chairs and a table, to have a meal and catch the sun from morning to dawn -sunsets here are worth waiting for : )

Guest access

FREE English tea, coffee and biscuits.
Bed linens, towels, shower gel, shampoo and conditioner included.
Bathroom with shower and bathtub -separate toilet.
Kitchen with integrated washer-dryer and fridge-freezer, hob, oven, dish-washer, toaster, kettle, pots/pans and all necessary kitchen utensils to prepare your meals.
Ironing board and iron.
Living room with functioning fireplace.
Shared garden with table, benches and bbq.
Children's play area.
Sports area.

Other things to note

Perfect both for a business trip or social visit.
There is a marina at the other side of the reservoir if you fancy kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, rowing or sailing, though just watching from the flat is very relaxing -and fun on a windy day.
There is also a castle that is used for indoor and outdoor climbing and abseiling -no prior experience required as instructors (and equipment) are available.
It is possible to walk or run around the reservoir too, and on very hot days there are people who swim in it.
I am English-Spanish bilingual, speak French, Portuguese and understand Italian.

Pets allowed
Family/kid friendly
Wheelchair accessible
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 couch
House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check-in time is flexible
Check out by 12PM (noon)
Security deposit is $300

No smoking (except in the balcony).
Leave shoes at the entrance, please -I have slippers for everyone.
Leave thing as you've found them.
Treat my home with care as if it was your own.


3 Reviews

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Elena User Profile
October 2017
We had a great stay at Maria´s place. The flat is beautiful, very clean, confortable and bright. We particularly loved the views of the lake, which you could see from our room and also from the dining room. Amazing views for a London flat! What a privilege! Not that it should matter a lot for a short visit but it´s a plus that the decoration of the flat was so tasteful. It´s just as you can see in the photos. Our room was warm and we had a confortable sleep. The kitchen was lovely, so bright, with every utensil you may need. We loved the fact that there are windows in every single room, including the kitchen and bathroom. María is a lovely, warm person. She was very kind, respectful and hospitable. She made us feel at home from the very beggining. We had the chance to share one evening meal with her in her flat and we found her to be a very interesting and proactive person, full of positive energy. María gave us plenty of advice on public transport and recomended us some excellent places where to eat both in central london and in her area. The place is very convenient to visit central London. We particularly enjoyed the nearby London parks. I highly recommend María´s flat for anyone wanting to visit London. Thank you for your hospitality and generosity, María. --------- El piso de María es una gozada. Es tal y como aparece en las fotos. Llama la atención lo luminoso que es y el gusto exquisito en la decoración. Las vistas del lago desde nuestra habitación (y también desde el salón) son alucinantes. La cocina es preciosa, tiene todo lo necesario. El baño esta muy limpio. La cama es cómoda. María fue muy generosa con nosotros, compartimos una cena en su casa y tuvimos ocasión de conocerla un poquito. Llama la atención por lo divertida, activa y positiva que es. Una persona muy interesante. Nos facilitó información práctica para movernos en transporte público y al centro de Londres y sobre lugares interesantes para comer y visitar. Todo resultó muy fácil y accesible. Los parques de la zona son una delicia. Sin duda, es un contacto que merece la pena conservar, un lugar para volver. María, como decía mas arriba en inglés, gracias por tu hospitalidad, generosidad y amabilidad con nosotros.

Ian User Profile
September 2017
Maria is lovely and very helpful. Great view over the reservoir and most importantly a very comfy bed.

Florencia User Profile
July 2017
María is an excellent hostess. She is always willing to help you in everything you need and the most important she is so kind and a good person. She makes you feel at home! The house is really cosy and have an amazing view. It's comfortable and in a safe neighborhood. I spent nice days here with her and I recommend everyone to stay in this property. María es una excelente anfitriona. Esta siempre dispuesta a ayudarte en todo lo que necesites y lo más importante es que es muy amable y buena persona. Te hace sentir como en casa! La casa es muy acogedora y tiene una vista increíble. Es comoda y esta en un barrio seguro. Pasé días agradables aquí con ella y recomiendo a todo el mundo que se aloje en esta propiedad.

London, United KingdomJoined in March 2015
Maria User Profile
Interaction with guests

I'm happy to socialise or just give useful tips about places outside the regular tourist circuit (but more interesting) to visit -if welcomed.

About Maria

My style of hosting is warm and facilitative but respectful of people's preferences around sharing and privacy.
I am outgoing, positive and active. I enjoy spending time meeting people, exploring the world and the beauty of nature, appreciating food from all the continents and art (particularly music, theatre, film and photography).
I also enjoy my job as Senior Lecturer and engaging in Community Psychology and action for social justice.

Languages: English, Español, Français, Português
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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