Lovely family home in Islington -Available during London Olympics

Lovely family home in Islington -Available during London Olympics


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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 4
1 Bathrooms
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Our home

We have a 3 bedroomed Victorian property which is a much-loved, comfortable family home. All the rooms are bright and spacious and boast a host of period features including bay and sash windows, wooden floors, high ceilings and well-proportioned rooms. The majority of rooms including the bedrooms have attractive fireplaces. The property comprises of an open plan kitchen, a double reception room, three double bedrooms, a bathroom with shower room and a separate WC.

On the ground floor there is a double reception room, a WC and a good sized kitchen with double French doors leading directly on to a 30 ft lawned garden. There is a table in the garden, big enough for six people to comfortably eat at and an outdoor sofa with cushions and a sun shade. In the double reception we have two sofas, an armchair and a flat screen HD television with all the cable channels you might need including all the kids favourites - Nick jnr, Disney and children's BBC. We have full WI-Fi internet access. We also have a DVD player and a large DVD collection of classics as well as children's films. The main fireplace in the living room has gas coal-effect fire which means you can get warm if you need to at the touch of a button!

Upstairs, we have a very large master bedroom with a super-size supremely comfortable bed and extensive bulit in wardrobes. There are two further children's bedrooms. One, our 8 year old daughter's bedroom has a high sleeper bed with a dolls house full of Sylvanian Families animals below it. Our son's bedroom has a comfortable oak single bed and lots of Lego and Star Wars toys!

Property features

Who we are

  1. Jonathan and I are a married couple with two children, Ruby and Oscar, who are aged six and eight. We are both freelance television producers and directors who make documentaries and arts programs for the BBC, Channel 4 and ITV. We have never done a home exchange before but a friend does it regularly and we thought we'd like to try it. We are willing to go away during the Olympics if anyone is keen to be in London during that time as we didn't get tickets!

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Your neighbourhood

We live in Highbury, north London, a quiet residential area, popular with families There are three great parks within easy walking distance and a wealth of restaurants and cafes close by. The parks all have very good cafes in them and one, Clissold Park, also has animals. We are lucky enough to have excellent transport connections and can be in the West End or Covent Garden within 15 minutes. Both Arsenal and Finsbury Park stations are within two minutes walk. One is on the Picaddilly Line which means you can get here on a straight tube from Heathrow without changing trains. Both the Natural History museum and Science museum are on this line too.. If you want to come to London for the Olympics, we are one tube stop from the East London line that will take you direct to the stadium. The new Arsenal Emirates station is also a five minute walk from the house.

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