House to Share


London N11 2QH United Kingdom

Listing # 80613


Rates From GBP 170 Weekly
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Last Updated: Monday, September 21, 2020

2 Rooms available - Bounds Green Tube N11 (Easy Access on Piccadilly Line) - Shared Kitchen

Recent loft conversion in stylish late Victorian two-story terraced house in leafy North London. Situated in a quiet residential area, excellent with varied transport facilities (overground train, tube station 6mn walk and buses very close by). Friendly house share, with myself, lovely cat, Pushkin & one guest tenant. There are usually maximum 3 people in the house at any one time.

Delightful, bright, big airy rooms, with bathroom en suite, both rooms ! Big kitchen with brand new washing machine, cooker and all amenities (it is like a laboratory....a good choice of cooking utensils). Dining-room & living room next to kitchen. The house is very nicely decorated & has a colourful European feel.
Fully fitted carpet, parquet floors, furnished, writing desk, chairs, double wardrobe , armchair, fridge, kettle and high speed WiFi internet access. There are lovely views from both rooms over gardens. This is a very quiet environment, so ideal for research, study, writers.... Both rooms are extremely bright as there are four windows in the big room & two windows in the smaller room. There is also a ceiling Velux window from the staircase, which makes the staircase very light and bright.

Room One (pictures 2-4): (with bathroom - shower), fridge, kettle (Rates: £190/week), electricity is extra, but tiny bill. The room is free from 24th September 2020.

Room Two (pictures 5-7): with WC and big washbasin/ cabinet, desk, storage space (£170/week) all inclusive. Shower in main bathroom. This room is free from 24th September 2020.

Other Details:
7 minutes walk to Bounds Green Tube Station (Piccadilly Line), 20mn to Russell Square by tube, 10 mn walk to Bowes Park overground train station (goes to the City in 20mn via Highbury and Islington) & bus stops 4mn walk for Central London.
Lovely coffee shop just by the tube station..
Walking proximity to 3 parks: Alexandra Palace grounds, Wonderful Broomfield park and Arnos park with tennis courts, Bowls and tennis courts club 400 yards, all very big and magical parks, superb for joggers. Numerous Yoga and Pilate classes, gyms all around us.
Lovely Muswell Hill village (15mn bus ride) supermarkets (Waitrose, Marks and Spencers and Sainsbury's), local restaurants and take aways, super shopping area, also East Finchley nearby.
The best Fish ad Chip restaurant in London is here, Toffs !
There is also a local shop about 100 yards from the house. This is bordering Zone 3. Crouch End village is also within reach and three farmers markets ! There are also endless lovely coffee shops and patisseries where you can sit and work and no one says anything.

I provide all cleaning and laundry products, toilet rolls free. Also tea & coffee on short stays. Comfy, very clean and lovely household.
Two-weekly cleaning of the room is included in the rent. :)
And there is a lovely garden which is landscaped. You can have your breakfast or diners in the beautiful garden, British weather allowing !
Really good value for a lovely comfortable home.

Important note: All sanitary measures have been put in place with available hand gel and distancing in the house. The house is cleaned and disinfected regularly and has been entirely repainted following government measures.

Basics:

Number of Bedrooms
5
Number of Bathrooms
3
Number of Offices
0
Surface Size
190 Sq. Meters
Suited for
2 people
Property Type
House

Availability:

Available from Thursday, September 24, 2020 onward
Available from Thursday, September 24, 2020 onward
Minimum Stay
4 day(s)
Flexible With Dates
Yes
Comments on Dates
Both rooms free from 24/09/2020
*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 N11 2QH England
Country United Kingdom
Neighborhood Keywords Friendly residential community, Borough of Enfield
Closest University LSE, UCL, KCL, SOAS (Other central universities)
University nearby LSE, Birbeck College, SOAS, Kings College London (Other central universities)




Rental Price:

Asked
GBP 170 Weekly
Rental Fee Comments
Rent Payable at the beginning of each week + deposit pro rata, ensuite room is £190/week
Rent Negotiable
No
Utilities Included
Some
Cleaning Services Included
Some

Surroundings:

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

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Available for Long Term
  • Off Campus
  • Holiday Term
  • Available for Short Term
  • Summer Term

Amenities:

  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Stairs
  • Reserved Parking
  • Security System or Doorman
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Garden
  • Other: double sofa bed available (negotiable).

Considerations:

Kid Friendly
No
Small Children Safe
No
Smoke Free
Yes
Pets Welcome
No
Car Available
No

Perform Housesitting Duties?:

No

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This member has 6 reviews
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I am a lecturer in a prestigious university where I teach French and History of Art. I work at home sometimes and outside the home. I have a lovely cat. I am French and have Mediterranean origins, so I cook with olive oil a lot ! I am in North leafy London, near Muswell Hill and Highgate. With Tube & Buses to Central London 5 minutes away. I love Muswell Hill as it is a lovely village and it has everything with individual shops with character, NOT chains ! I have travelled quite a lot around the world and recently concentrated on making my house looking better and better. I do enjoy having guests in the house as they enrich my life and I have received some really really fabulous guests where we had long conversations about literature and life, around a glass of wine. I was sad to see them leave ! I believe I am quite easy going as long as people respect the house that it took me so long to decorate to the standard that it is now. It is a lovely home and it has a European feel.

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This member has 6 reviews
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My daughter and I stayed here for 2,5 months and it was a great experience. Located just a couple minutes' walk of a bus stop and the tube Bounds Green Lauries home is within convenient walking distance to Broomfield Park, Broomfield School, two shops for daily goods and a nice cafe. Be sure to visit Amos Pub or Muswell Hill! It takes you around 25 min with the Picadelly line to Russell Square / University College of London (UCL).

Lauries home is comfortable, cosy and tasefully furnished - you see and feel that she has decorated everything with care and passion. Both rooms are exactly as they appear in the photos. During our stay we could sit in the beautiful garden and relax.

Laurie was a very considerate and responsive host which looks after her guests to feel home. Communication was excellent , sometimes we had dinner together and very nice conversations. Laurie made sure our stay went smoothly at every stage. We also miss her cat Pushkin!

Excellent Sabine 11/19/2019 2:56:00 AM
I stayed at in the larger en-suite room at Laurie's place from May—August 2018. Laurie's place is spotlessly clean and beautifully decorated. My room was light and airy, with a desk, generous storage for clothes, and a good hot shower. The garden is a beautiful place to hang out in summer. Most of all, Laurie is a kind and generous host who makes you feel at home regardless of how long you're staying. A home away from home! Excellent Jessica Barker 9/6/2018 2:54:00 AM
I stayed at Laurie’s house from April to August in 2018 during my first 4 months of London life. The location of the house is quite convenient for commuting to central London by the Piccadilly line, or for taking the bus to the shops in Muswell Hill. I have used the bicycle to commute to the center of London for the last 2 months. It takes around 45 min, but it was a journey quite refreshing and gives me time to think. I rented a small room that is cozy, quiet and has a nice view from the window. I had a private toilet, basin, clothes rack, and desk in my room. We shared a lovely dining room and a kitchen with a fridge. When the weather was nice I was able to eat breakfast at the table in her beautiful garden. The fluffy and pretty cat, Pushkin is our housemate, and she helps me to feel relaxed at the end of the day. The host, Laurie is wonderful, gentle, and friendly person. I had a really comfortable and enjoyable time in Laurie's house in that period. Excellent Satoshi 7/26/2018 9:14:00 AM
Location Laurie's house is a great place to stay when in London, especially if you're heading to UCL, KCL or the BL as I was. A quick, safe walk to the Piccadilly line (zone 3) and a short ride, and you're there! As for groceries, the lovely Muswell Hill neighborhood is a 10-minute bus ride and has three grocery store options. A bit further is Turnpike Lane with lots of ethnic grocers for cheap produce if you like. Laurie is very helpful with getting oriented to all these options. As a runner I also appreciated the huge number of parks to run in nearby -- Arnos Park is lovely and connects to a whole park system, and Alexandra Palace makes for a nice hilly 4-mile loop. And if you really like to run, the trajectory from here to Hampstead Heath is awfully nice.

Lodging I stayed in Room 1 which is sunlit and airy. It was nice to have an en suite bathroom, which is small but in great condition. Everything is very clean and well kept; in fact every two weeks a housekeeper cleans (including the shower, toilet, etc) which made for a very nice experience. The cute cat Pushkin comes to visit sometimes too :)

Laurie Laurie is a terrific host-- she really goes out of her way to make you feel comfortable and welcome. For me that even included speaking French around the house (since I am a scholar of French literature). We had lots of laughs and Laurie is full of good advice about the neighborhood and London more largely. I will say that she appreciates having the shared spaces kept tidy and clean -- as I myself am tidy and clean I was happy that this was her preference and found it no problem, but if you are not a neatnick you may want to think about this.

Bonus If the other room happens to be free, your friends and family can rent it to stay with you. My mother stayed with me briefly and really enjoyed having all the comforts of "home" while she was in London.

Random Advice Best coffee shops nearby: La Dinette in Muswell Hill, Salt the Radish at Finsbury Park, and Campbell & Syme in East Finchley!

Excellent Hannah 4/3/2018 12:10:00 PM
DATED 2017

I stayed at Laurie's house again this summer 2017. My stay was just as lovely and nice as the previous summer. I came to do research at the British Library and to attend a conference. As usual, Laurie was a wonderful host. She made me feel completely comfortable and at home in her house. We had some really fabulous weather and her garden was cool and inviting. She had completely redone her kitchen, so I got the benefit of all that newness. Her cat Pushkin was friendlier than ever - she actually remembered me and visited my room many times for purring and cuddles. I love animals, and cats, so this never bothered me but it is entirely possible to keep the cat out of your room if you want that for your stay. The house was completely clean and just a total joy in which to stay. I will be staying with Laurie again next summer 2018 and I really look forward to my stay.

DATED 2016

I stayed at Laurie's house for 6.5 weeks this summer, 2016. I rented the top floor room (two flights of stairs up) with the full bathroom. I had an electric kettle and a small refrigerator in the room as well, for which I paid a bit extra as this room has its own electric meter. It was well worth it. The price for this room was incredibly reasonable, especially considering how expensive London is and in the summer too! The room was absolutely lovely, very bright and it had lots of wonderful, breezy ventilation. The bed is superb (so many aren't in England) and there is a very nice desk at which to work or you can also sit in the comfy chair that is provided. There is a big wardrobe, plenty of hangers, and lots of space to store everything. Cleaning is included in the rent, which was very nice as well. The shower had excellent water pressure and towels are provided. But most wonderful - especially for anyone doing research - is that Laurie is on the Piccadilly train line, which makes traveling extraordinarily convenient. I had to go to the British Library, daily, and this took me no more than 30 minutes. And sometimes even only 20 minutes at non-busy times. For the 6.5 weeks that I was there, I did spend quite a bit on transport. I have to agree with the other reviewer who mentioned 150 pounds. I spent at least that for the time I was there. But because the libraries were so convenient on the train line, the expense was well worth it. It is between a 7 - 10 minute walk to the Bounds Green tube station from Laurie's house. I didn't do much exploring of the neighborhood because my goal was to do as much research as possible at the British Library and the London School of Economics, but there is a nice corner store (Nisa) that is literally about 2 minutes from the house. You can't get everything there - and Muswell Hill is about a 15 minute bus ride (on the 102) away to a large Sainsbury's and other stores - but you can get some basic groceries, including some decent produce, eggs, dairy products and so on. I found some of the best coffee I've ever had - so that was a bonus as I had brought my French press with me. Laurie is a wonderful host! She is extremely laid back and friendly. I was able to easily use the kitchen, the pots and pans, and all the bowls, plates, and so on. I never felt like I was intruding on her space; she made me feel relaxed and not like a strange guest. I think that this is rare and it really made my stay a true joy. I had space for food in the refrigerator and the cupboards; again, this just makes it possible to live and enjoy life while being abroad. It is expensive to eat out, so having access to a kitchen is wonderful. The house includes a lovely back garden, which Laurie keeps up beautifully. The house is clean (spotless, really) and is very inviting. Her cat, Pushkin, is very sweet and friendly; she mostly likes her head scratched and rubbed, as I discovered during my time there. I would definitely stay with Laurie again if I return for another research trip to London.

Excellent Helen Tilley 8/28/2016 2:31:00 PM
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