Our Victorian home offers you a double bedroom with private balcony overlooking our garden in Finsbury Park and includes an office desk/chair. Located very close to two tube stations and many buses. We love to help make your experience of London a friendly and enjoyable one. Happy travels!
Located in a large Victorian House, the room overlooks the garden from our top floor and has its own private small balcony with small outside table and two chairs. There a double wrought iron bed and desk. The house is very old (150 years old contains some of the original floor boards in the kitchen. The house was build in Victorian times as a "gentleman's boarding house" - many original features still remain in the house - so a touch of London history.
The balcony room has woollen carpet with heavy velvet curtains which can be closed to stop daylight, but if you suffer from dust allergy, the soft furnishings can cause a problem to some people who prefer wooden floors.
Exploring Central London?
The house has two shower rooms and one spa bathroom, plus a separate toilet and so you will never have to queue!! - so more time to explore London!
You can have access to a shared kitchen (used by other guests and tenants) on the top floor (see photo). This kitchen has a number of communal items that are available to guests to use.
We love to meet people from other countries and share what this wonderful city has to offer.
The whole house and garden are available to all visitors who are staying. Our family and some other guests also live in the house, and so occasionally you might have a chance to meet other people when using the kitchen or shared lounge. Most of the time people are away working during the week and so the house is often empty during the day, apart from weekdays, when our office on the ground floor has staff who are able to help answer any questions you may have and they also provide security for the house.
Interaction with guests
If we are in London, we love to interact and chat with our guests in order to ensure that they have everything that they need.
Our friendly housekeeper is always here to greet guests if a booking is made when we are are out of London.
The house has very few rules:
- You can come and go whenever you please.
- we require you to always double lock the front door when you arrive and leave, unless advised to the contrary.
- we just ask you the respect the peace and quiet of the other guests, and so we ask you to limit disturbing noise between 11pm and 7am
As a New Zealander I have a great love of the outdoors and anything sports related.
I spent my entire childhood either competing as a equestrian show-jumper or climbing mountains in New Zealand.
My skill as a Chartered Accountant and passion for sport inspired me to set up two sports charities for children here in London and I also help run our local athletic club, which is right on our doorstep - in Finsbury Park. I coach the young children three days a week.
As a UK Athletics coach, it has been a very exciting time in London, as since the Olympic Games, I have had the opportunity to work alongside several international coaches who coached the Great Britain Olympic athletic team. As a result I have become a "mad guru" on running technique and injury prevention, which is always a useful skill to have - for oneself especially!! But of course, I am very happy to offer guidance and tips to others, should they ask.
I speak fluent French and holiday regularly in southern France and Spain, where I have Spanish family. We also love visiting other countries, and hope to have another holiday in the USA soon....
My motto in life: Happiness comes from helping others - especially when it comes from the heart.