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Greater London NW5 1UH United Kingdom

Listing # 48278

Rates From GBP 425 Weekly
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Last Updated: Monday, January 7, 2019

Artist's Flat with Private Roof Terrace for Rent in North London NW5

Self-contained one bedroom flat with private roof terrace in owner’s converted Victorian house in quiet tree-lined street, close to public transport (buses and underground to central London and overland to Richmond, Kew Gardens and the National Archive) and the great shops, cafes and amenities of Tufnell Park and Kentish Town. One minute from Tufnell Park tube station on the Northern Line. 10 minutes’ walk from the green spaces of Parliament Hill Fields and Hampstead Heath. The international rail terminal at Kings Cross (for Eurostar to Brussels, Paris and the south of France) is a short bus or tube journey away.

Comfortable well-furnished flat with paintings, sculptures, some antique Tuscan furniture, books on Art, Architecture, History, maps, guidebooks and local information.
The flat is completely independent, situated at the back of the house and all windows look onto a secluded garden. It is on two levels, with no other floor above. You enter on the ground floor where there is a sitting room with a sofa, painted dresser, coffee table, lamps, TV, wicker chairs, bookcases, leading into a well equipped kitchen that seats three to four people. There are fitted storage units, an electric oven with gas hob, fridge with small freezer and a washing machine. Next door is the bathroom with bath, shower, wc, sink and a mirror covering one wall.
A wrought iron spiral staircase leads upstairs to the bedroom which has fitted wardrobes, a painted Tuscan bed, chairs, side tables and reading lights on either side of the bed and a table in a small alcove for writing or a computer. There is a second en suite wc. The bedroom has a glazed door opening on to a pretty private roof terrace with a garden table and two chairs.
The sitting room has a wooden floor and rug, the bedroom has a fitted carpet. Gas Central heating, video entry phone, wi-fi internet connection, TV with extra Freeview channels. Use of all utilities is included in the rental price.

This is my base when I am in London and I particularly enjoy its proximity to Hampstead Heath for walks and views over London: walks which take you to Keats House and Keats Library, Freud's House, Burgh House, Fenton House, Camden Arts Centre, Kenwood House with its paintings by Vermeer, Rembrandt, Hals, Van Dyck, Reynolds, Gainsborough and Constable (now re-opened after 18 months of impressive restoration work), Hampstead and Highgate Village, Highgate ponds and Lido for outdoor swimming throughout the year, Waterlow Park and atmospheric Highgate Cemetery where Karl Marx and many other famous people are buried. There is a good indoor local swimming pool and gym in Kentish Town. The British Library, University College London, Birkbeck College, SOAS, King's College, City University, Courtauld Institute, Central St Martin's, British Museum, Wellcome Library and Foundation, National Gallery, West End Theatres, Camden’s Jazz Café, are a few stops down on the tube and there are buses both day and night. The Northern line now runs all night at weekends.

There is also a good quick rail connection to Kew for the National Archive and Kew Gardens from nearby Gospel Oak station.

Local shops include Sainsbury’s supermarket (7am to 11pm, 7 days a week), "Earth" - a Healthfood store, "Phoenicia" a multi ethnic supermarket, independent Butcher, Fishmonger, an Italian delicatessen, general 7 day grocery stores and greengrocer, newsagents, dry cleaners, beauty salons, yoga and Pilates centre and hairdressers, two gyms, cafes, restaurants, gastro pubs. Most are within a few minutes' walk. Our nearest local shops, cafes and restaurants have been singled out for praise in the Financial Times for 17/18 January 2015 in a piece by Nicholas Lander titled "Bienvenue à NW5" which notes recent developments in the area. There is a Saturday Farmer’s market nearby at Parliament Hill for organic produce from individual suppliers (praised by well known chef and restaurateur Giorgio Locatelli) and another one on Sundays in Kentish Town.

Whilst I have travelled widely and also lived in Italy for many years, I am a lifetime Londoner and love having guests to stay and to help them discover the city.

Rental fee includes all bills including council tax, gas, electricity, water rates, and the provision of bed linen and towels, but not cleaning during your stay.

The flat is suitable only for one person or a couple.

References and security deposit are required.


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
45 Sq. Meters
Suited for
2 people
Property Type
Apartment or Condo


Available from Tuesday, January 1, 2019 until Friday, April 5, 2019
Available from Sunday, May 26, 2019 onward
Minimum Stay
4 week(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
Rental period flexible but 4 wks minimum
*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Greater London
Postal Code - State or Province NW5 1UH England
Country United Kingdom
Neighborhood Keywords Tufnell Park, Kentish Town, Dartmouth Park, Parliament Hill, Hampstead Heath, Kenwood, Highgate
Closest University UCL, King's, Birkbeck, SOAS, LSE, Imperial College, City, British Library, AA, Central St Martin's
University nearby University College, Queen Mary's, City University, LSE, King's College, Central St Martin's, Architectural Association

Rental Price:

GBP 425 Weekly
Rental Fee Comments
This price includes all utilities and is for a rental period of 8 weeks or more. £450 per week, including all utilities for a 4-8 week rental.
Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


  • Near Woods
  • Near Shops
  • Urban Environment
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Information:

  • Furnished


  • Washer
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Stairs
  • TV
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Other:


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

Perform Housesitting Duties?:

  • Care for Plants
Housesitting Comments
watering plants outside on roof terrace when necessary

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'Rea Maragno is a talented artist who has wide-ranging interests in art, literature and politics. I have known her for many years now, and have come to appreciate her warmth, generosity and integrity as a person.'
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