This bright and stylish 4 bedroom Victorian house is chic and family friendly. Located in the upmarket area of Highgate, it is well located for exploring London as well as reaching the Olympic Village.
The beautiful blue front door with original stained glass surround welcomes you into the spacious entrance hall with turquoise floral wallpaper, dark wood flooring and original ceiling cornices.
The hallway leads on to a spacious double reception room with warm coloured furniture including a brown leather sofa, two stylish floral chairs and turquoise shabby chic style box for a coffee table. There's a feature fireplace and an electric piano in the corner. At the far end of this large living space are two more sofas, a tv (with Virgin) dvd player, xbox and (transportable) iPod dock. French windows lead onto the garden.
At the back of the house is the kitchen with modern white fitted cupboards and bright red tiling in the alcove behind the hob and oven. There is a large black fridge/freezer (with water dispenser and ice-maker), microwave, coffee maker, washer/dryer. The wooden dining table has seating for 8. Another set of French windows leads on to the patio garden with a further table and chairs for al fresco drinks and dining.
The first floor has a master bedroom with a super king bed, black bedside tables, large white wardrobe, chest of drawers and a white feature fireplace. The main bathroom has a black and white roll top bath, green modern tiling, a separate shower, toilet and sink.
The second bedroom can be made up as either 2 twin beds or joined as a super king. There's a wall-mounted tv and this room also opens out onto a bright terrace.
The third bedroom has a super king bed, lots of wardrobe space, a chest of drawers and a feature fireplace. It also has an en suite with beige modern tiling, a large shower unit, toilet and basin.
The fourth bedroom is on the top floor with wooden flooring and sash windows. If a young guest is staying, there are toys and books to play with.
The third bathroom has black and white tiling, a shower, toilet and sink.
Close to the house there is a convenience shop, a wine shop and a dry cleaners. The village of Highgate is a 10 minute walk away and has lots of interesting bars, restaurants, and boutique shops as well as 2 theatres - Jacksons Lane and the Upstairs at the Gatehouse theatre. Waterlow Park is also nearby.
The trendy area of Crouch End is only 20 minutes walk as well. Primrose Hill is also a very fashionable area with a beautiful park and views across the city. Hampstead Heath and Hampstead village can be reached on foot as well as easily by tube or bus, and there you will find many one-off bars and shops. With cobbled streets and a relaxed atmosphere, it is a lovely place to visit. Highgate Woods, with its childrens' playground, is also worth a trip.
Highgate Underground (on the Northern line) is a 7 minute walk away with handy connections on the London Underground network. Alternatively, there is a bus stop just 2 minutes away with buses every 5 minutes heading to central London. You can reach Oxford Street in around 20 - 25 minutes door to door.
Off-street parking (with permits) can be arranged, by request.
This is a wonderfully stylish and comfortable house, decorated and fitted to a very high standard. It will make a superb temporary home to a family or a group of adults alike.
As featured in USA TODAY and recommended by Travel + Leisure in its annual Villa Guide:
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