This chic, contemporary apartment has been freshly renovated. The property occupies its own floor in a beautiful red-brick Victorian house located in North London. Good transport links (station at 350m), and stacks to do locally. We purchased the whole building in 2013 and set about turning this floor into a fun, contemporary apartment, just for vacation rentals. It feels homely but is clean and not packed with other peoples stuff! We have furnished it throughout with quirky things we purchased from various flea markets and boutiques. The main bedroom (19 Sq m) has a kingsize bed and wardrobe with garden aspect. The second bedroom (11 Sq m) has a second bed and writing desk. There is an open-plan kitchen-living area with sofa-bed, armchair and dining table for four. Finally, a brand-new large shower/WC. The kitchen offers an induction hob, coffee machine and dishwasher in addition to all the usual amenities you would expect. Guest access. You will, of course, have exclusive use of the entire apartment. Entrance is through the apartment's own front door via a leafy (shared) front-garden. The main bedroom window looks onto a large garden, to which guests don't have access. Interaction with guests. We will be living next door, and happy to offer any advice needed, but prefer to have guests who will get on with their own thing. In advance of your stay, we provide an in-depth "guest manual" of good things to do and places to try out in the area. We normally see guests every couple of days in the front garden and have a nice chat about how their stay is going. The neighbourhood. The apartment is in between Crouch End and Stroud Green. Crouch End was originally a hamlet on the old medieval route from London to the north, during the Victorian period Crouch End became a prosperous town and expanded greatly. It is smart, bohemian and vibrant with a strongly supported local arts scene and a bustling Broadway. Crouch End is lucky to be surrounded by green spaces – Alexandra Palace, Highgate Wood, Queen’s Wood and Stationers Park. Stroud Green is a neighbourhood of quiet Victorian streets in a triangle of roads north-west of Finsbury Park. Once considered the poor relation of vibrant Crouch End, Stroud Green is an area fast playing catch-up. Stroud Green has the advantage of being better served by public transport than its more fashionable neighbour Crouch End. The apartment is NOT in central London and if you want to be able to walk to Buckingham Palace etc. we suggest you look elsewhere. This is a real London district where Londoners work and live, not tourist town. Getting around. There are several options for public transport. • Harringay Station is 350 metres away, with frequent trains into Highbury (6mins), Old St (11mins) etc. For West End you can change at any of the above, for example Oxford Circus is 26mins journey time from Harringay • Finsbury Park Tube is a 1.8km walk or taxi away, for Victoria and Piccadilly lines • Busses go from outside the house go to Finsbury Park, Crouch End and Archway • We have an allocated number of visitor parking passes per year so we can offer you parking vouchers, for £3 per day (free at weekends). There are always plenty of spaces outside the property. Other things to note. • Free Wi-Fi including our "WiFi Promise". If it goes down for more than an hour from when you notice it, we will refund you the whole of that day's rent. • Free Nespresso Coffee - machine and refills provided • NB as we generally find it easy to fill the apartment we usually have a minimum of three nights per stay. However we sometimes consider shorter stays if it allows us fill a gap, so do enquire if you are looking for a shorter stay. you never know! • We get lots of questions about the beds. so here's the deal: The main bedroom has a large sized "kingsize" double bed which is W182cm x L198cm. The second bedroom has double bed W137cm x L190cm, so this bed can sleep an additional two people. NB This sofa-bed is not visible in the photos, as it had not been delivered when we did the photo shoot! The living room also has a sofa-bed that when configured as a bed is W109cm x L180cm, which is OK for one person. • As regards having five adults staying. if you had read the above, and think you will be OK with this, then we are happy to offer you the apartment for five but we think it is best suited to 2 - 4 adults, or a family of up to 5.