About this listing
Barnsbury is an extremely well connected part of Islington famed for its beautiful victorian townhouses, parks and squares. Local stations include Highbury & Islington, Caledonian Road, Barnsbury, Angel and Essex Road.
You can walk to the Emirates Stadium, Business Design Centre, Upper Street, The Almedia, Sadlers Wells, The Albion Pub, Regents Canal, Kings Cross and St Pancras.
You’ll love my place because of the original features; huge fireplace, high ceilings, large windows
Our ground floor flat is located in an early Victorian townhouse built for upper class families looking to move away from the 'big smoke'. The house has been in our family for over 100 years and is located in a conservation area that ensures the surrounding areas are not overdeveloped.
The majority of the flat underwent a complete restoration one year ago, in the process we exposed the original wooden floors and large brick fireplace. Having not wanted to damage the beautiful hand rendered cornices and original skirting boards, we opted to use metal conduit for the electrical cables and up-lights. The result is a semi-industrial spin on a traditional Islington townhouse. Perhaps my favourite feature however are the two large arched windows that fill the living room with natural light during the day.
The house frontage was completely restored over the summer with the windows and plaster stucco returned to their original Victorian colours. The beautiful brickwork was also extensively cleaned to bring it back to its vibrant yellow colour. We also benefit from an unusually large front garden setting the house back from the main road.
As a guest you will be able to access cycle parking facilities, the communal hallway, a large driveway (if requested), a large front garden and the ground floor flat.
Other things to note
Access to the communal hallway and flat itself are through keypad codes - so no need to worry about lost keys.
- Please respect our home and it's contents. If you break something please let me know, we won't be angry and we can discuss how to settle the cost.
- We ask that you keep noise to reasonable levels, especially during weekdays.
- We don't smoke and nor do we like the smell, so please do not smoke the flat under any circumstances.
Hi, I'm Joe a young professional who has lived and worked in London my entire life. My girlfriend and I are fortunate enough to live in a beautiful early Victorian townhouse in a prime part of Islington with our dog Amber. As my work requires that I often travel around the UK and abroad I have decided to open our beautifully furnished home up to visitors whilst we are away. I have a huge love and interest in the history of London and can help you out should you want some local advice on what and when to visit. First tip is to visit the amazing Sundays for brunch, 2 mins walk from our house on a quite residential road - the food is incredible!