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

Greater London, England, United Kingdom

Listing #48278

Apartment or Condo | Entire Home | House Sitting Requested
Rates from GBP £450 | Weekly
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Much loved, self-contained one bedroom flat with private roof terrace in owner’s converted Victorian house in a popular, quiet, tree-lined street, one minute's walk from public transport (buses and underground to central London and overland train to Richmond, Kew Gardens and the National Archive) and the great range of shops, cafes and amenities of Tufnell Park and Kentish Town. One minute walk from Tufnell Park tube station on the Northern Line. Ten minutes from Kentish Town tube and overground to Blackfriars (Tate Modern/ Shakespeare's Globe Theatre/ South Bank) in 20 minutes, Brighton on the South coast and many other great places for a day out of the city! 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, as well as good connections north, east and south of London) is a short bus or tube journey away. The British Library, University College London, Birkbeck College, SOAS, King's College, City University, Courtauld Institute, Central St Martin's, University of the Arts, 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 bus stops nearby for day and night buses. The Northern line now runs all night at weekends. There is 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 Health food store, "Phoenicia" a multi ethnic supermarket, independent Butcher, Fishmonger, Italian and French delicatessens and wine stores, general 7 day grocery stores and greengrocers with late night opening, newsagents, dry cleaners, beauty salons, yoga and Pilates centres and hairdressers, two gyms, cafes, Ethiopian, Korean, Italian, French, Turkish, Sardinian, Thai 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. Local public swimming pool in Kentish Town and open air pool nearby in Parliament Hill. Whilst I have travelled widely and also lived in Florence, 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, wifi connection and the provision of bed linen and towels. 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, so it is both quiet and very private. 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 to the sitting room is a small intermediate space leading to 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. rates, and the provision of bed linen and towels, but not cleaning during your stay. The flat is suitable for one person or a couple. It is not suitable for children. References and security deposit are required. Owing to the Covid pandemic we are currently taking provisional bookings to put on a waiting list only. There will be no contractual commitment on either side at present and no deposit payable until the general situation is clearer. Thank you for your patience at this difficult time for us all.




48 m2

Suited For

Property Type
Apartment or Condo


From August 10, 2021

Minimum Stay

4 Weeks | Dates are flexible for this listing

Comments: Rental period flexible but 4 wks minimum - currently taking provisional bookings subject to Covid


Apartment or Condo in Greater London, England, United Kingdom

Closest University

UCL, King's, Birkbeck, SOAS, LSE, Imperial College, City, British Library, AA, Central St Martin's

Nearby Universities
University College, Queen Mary's, City University, LSE, King's College, Central St Martin's, Architectural Association

Comments: Tufnell Park, Kentish Town, Dartmouth Park, Parliament Hill, Hampstead Heath, Kenwood, Highgate


  • Off Campus
  • Urban
  • Near Woods
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Shops
  • Near Public Transportation

Rental Rates and Terms

Rates from GBP £450 Weekly

Utilities are included

A cleaning service is not included

Comments: All utilities are included in the rent


The home is not suitable for young kids

Pets are not allowed

Smoking is not allowed

A car is not available

House Sitting

I am looking for help while I am away

I would like help with plants or garden

Comments: watering plants outside on roof terrace when necessary





High Speed Internet




Balcony or Patio




Security System




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