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Listing # 18016

Rates From GBP 3000 Monthly
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Last Updated: Tuesday, December 3, 2019

LONDON VILLAGE OF CROUCH END, N8. EDWARDIAN HOUSE. Dates flexible, see preferences.

SUITABLE FOR: one or two professionals.

LOCATION: quiet treelined street a few minutes' walk to full range of shops, bakeries, delis, supermarkets, bars, pubs, cafes, restaurants, banks, medical centres, fitness centres, swimming pool, library, etc. Nice community atmosphere.

NEARBY are Priory Park (2 mins. walk), Queens Wood and Highgate Woods (10 mins.), swimming pools, tennis courts (5 mins.). Not very far are Hampstead Heath, Kenwood, Highgate, Muswell Hill.

HOUSE is light, spacious, characterful, comfortable. 2-storey end terrace built 1919 on 4 levels. Available for renters/exchangers: living room, open living/dining/kitchen, 1 double bedroom, 1 single bedroom, (1 large study and 1 small study, limited access), 1 bathroom, separate wc. Lots of original features, working fireplace. Wireless broadband, cable TV. Two bicycles. Private back garden, not overlooked (unusual for London). Washing machine, dryer and freezer are in shed/extension at side of house. Loft insulation, condensing boiler, thermostatic controlled radiators, but no wall insulation or double-glazing, so if winter happens to be very cold, gas heating bill can be a consideration.

TRANSPORT: reserved car parking in residents' bays, always space outside the house. Alternatively, car hire firm and gas station at the end of the road. If you want to go into town, best to get a travelcard and use public transport - quick, regular, reliable, and a lot less hassle.
Public transport: from house allow 35-40 mins. to West End, 90 mins. to Heathrow or Gatwick, 50 mins. to Stansted.
Shuttle bus (W7 or W3) goes from end of road, 10 mins. to Finsbury Park underground station, then Victoria & Piccadilly lines 10 mins. to Kings Cross/St Pancras, 15 mins. to West End, 1 hour (direct) to Heathrow, 1/2 hour (1 change) to Stansted, 50 mins. (1 change) to Gatwick. Finsbury Park main line station trains 50 mins. north to Cambridge etc, 5 mins. south to Kings Cross/St Pancras.
Alternatively, Highgate underground station (Northern line) is either 15-20 walk uphill or hail-and-ride W5 bus + 7 min. walk on the level.

RENTAL etc: negotiable, depending on season, length of time, which rooms required, if utilities included, etc. It will be below market rates. We'd want a deposit to cover metered services, breakages etc. and you'd be asked to water indoor plants once a week and clean before you leave.

EXCHANGE or RENTAL POSSIBILITIES: ONTARIO cottage country (June - Aug); DORDOGNE (all year); CENTRAL ITALY (all year); quieter GREEK ISLANDS (April - Oct). Maybe MELBOURNE or TASMANIA (Hobart). Dates flexible. We are interested in anything from 2-3 weeks to several months. (The Sabbatical 'Destinations' are only a guide.)

I am a psychotherapist and author, my wife is a teacher and workshop leader. Languages: English, French, a few words of Italian. Non-smokers. Experienced, responsible renters/exchangers.

If EXCHANGE OR RENTAL, we'd be looking for a quiet, characterful house, apartment, villa or cottage where we can write and read, within walking distance of local shops, in an historic neighbourhood of architectural interest and not far from countryside for walks. A sea view if on a Greek island. We enjoy just walking around and exploring.

PHOTOS: see slide-show link below.

PLEASE EMAIL with ideas or for more details. Thanks!


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices

Suited for
2 people
Property Type


Available from Sunday, March 1, 2020 onward
Minimum Stay
2 week(s)
Flexible With Dates

*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City London
Postal Code - State or Province
Country United Kingdom
Neighborhood Keywords North London, Crouch End
Closest University London institutions 35- 45 mins., Oxford and Cambridge 1.5 hrs.
University nearby

Home Exchange:

We are only interested in a home swap with the following location(s)...

Preferred Exchange Destination(s) and timing:

Destination 1: Dordogne


Neighborhood Keywords
Dordogne near shops and walks, historic town or village, stone, views

Destination 2: Spello
Postal Code


Neighborhood Keywords
Umbria or Tuscany near shops and walks, historic buildings, stone built

Destination 3: Muskoka Lakes
Muskoka Lakes

State or Province

Neighborhood Keywords
quiet lakeside cottage Muskoka Canada, walks, max. 20 mins. drive to shops

Rental Price:

GBP 3000 Monthly
Rental Fee Comments
negotiable depending on season and what services and rooms included
Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


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

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Off Campus
  • Available for Short Term


  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Printer
  • Stairs
  • Reserved Parking
  • Fireplace
  • TV
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Garden
  • Other: private back garden, near shops & transport


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

Perform Housesitting Duties?:

  • Care for Plants
Housesitting Comments
renting preferred, but housesitting option for direct or indirect exchange is possible

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