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A lovely double room (with private ensuite shower/WC) in a VERY spacious home. Masses of space + natural light inside -- we love living here ... read on!
I've been here a decade & hope to stay forever...Eulalie moved in with me 3 years ago.
There are 3 bedrooms in my home, all well-separated from each other (by at least 2 doors & 30 feet) and the property is more than twice the size of a normal 3-bed house at 2,200sq ft (=201m sq) -- a spacious, beautiful & unique converted warehouse: a former Victorian Post Office near the bottom of Highgate Hill — a minute from Archway zone 2.
Ideal for WFH (Working From Home, with 100-130MBPS superfast broadband direct from the router into your room via Ethernet cable) OR for getting the HELL away from work and having some peace and quiet!
• Double Bedroom+Private Ensuite Shower/WC
Suitable for single OR double occupancy (NB because all bills & cleaning are included in the rent, please see the couples supplement below, which reflects the bill portion, etc)
VIDEO: I should have tidied my bedroom first...but you might as well see who I really am! Anyway: you'll get the idea of the house from my video tour ... with me talking too fast + too much!
— Bedroom is 3.5m x 3.4m = 12 sq metres (130sq ft) with King-size double bed / good natural light / curtain + blackout blinds / radiator / lockable bedroom door
— Good storage: built-in wardrobe + bookshelves / 4-drawer chest / small (freestanding) wardrobe / 4 big under-bed drawers
My home has 3 double bedrooms, and at 2,200sq ft (201m sq) it is about TWICE the size of a normal 3 bed house, with 3 distinct living zones:
1. massive ground floor (2 sofas + 2 chairs + Steinway grand piano, tuned regularly & in very good condition)
2. sitting-room area upstairs (2 sofas + 2 chairs, a hammock, hifi+projector onto 3m x 2m wall) 🎞️🎥
3. dining area (table seats up to 12) next to the kitchen -- which is REALLY great for cooking / entertaining friends (& has been used in the past for filming cookery TV adverts!)
Due to the space between the 3 bedrooms (2 doors + at least 30 feet separation from each other) and in conjunction with the open-plan warehouse/loft spaces in between, it never feels crowded here.
Uncrowded “New York loft-style" living in a well-insulated, central-heated converted Post Office: high ceilings & masses of natural light.
There is space available within the house (double or single beds) for visiting friends/relatives -- unexpected guests are welcome to stay overnight (but please check with me if you're inviting friends for any longer...though that usually isn't a problem)
You’d be living alongside me, my partner (Eulalie) & my other tenant (Daniel).
Agnés [vacating her room] has bought a flat round the corner!
Daniel (tenant) 30, Scottish, has been here since 2018 -- lovely guy -- he heads up national debt-advice planning for the Money And Pensions Service . Gamer. Malt whisky fiend. Foodie. Philosopher & blogger.
Jonny (resident landlord) professional musician in my 40s (jazz & classical double bass) — I also freelance in FinTech + Life Coaching. Sometimes away on tour, often work evenings (but not during Lockdowns!). Outdoor swimmer, freediver & wild camper... “clean” food eater (mostly organic; inc. wild / organic meat, etc).
Eulalie (my partner) also swims & is an amazing cook (and a top professional violinist & professor) -- we have friends & family over from time to time; housemates always welcome to join us. This tends to happen roughly once a fortnight or so...and we all ate very well during Lockdown 2020 ... healthy + delicious food.
Severl previous tenants (male & female) still swim with me all year round in Hampstead Ponds ... 1°C midwinter, 18+°C from May ... several other former housemates come round for food & to hang out.
Saturdays I usually head to Parliament Hill farmers market (artisan bread, great cheeses, fresh fish, organic meat & veg)
Film projector & hi-fi for occasional big(-ish) widescreen movies on the wall: 3m x 2m
I have a very friendly little cat; 20 years old, but youthful! She knows not to go into the bedrooms & spends much of the day curled round my shoulders like a living scarf!
Upstairs: roof terrace suntrap; spacious kitchen; adjacent large dining area (seating 8-12 people); sitting-room area with large leather chairs & sofa & my little upright piano(& TV hidden away in cabinet).
Downstairs is a huge (9m x 6m) living space with 2 leather sofas, my mum’s Steinway grand piano (concert quality) & my double bass; small courtyard garden with 3 fruiting apple trees.
Brilliant transport links:
🚇zone 2: quiet culdesac 90 seconds from Archway tube
+ masses of bus routes
[134, C11, 4, 17, 41, 43, 143, 210, 263, 271, 390, W5, N20 ]
🚉4 minutes from Upper Holloway overground + 3 reliable minicab offices nearby
🚲 Bike rack just inside front door
Waterlow Park (& Highgate Cemetery) 5 minutes away -
10 mins walk to Hampstead Heath
Camden Town is about 10 mins by bike; cycling into central London takes 20-30 minutes (e. g. Covent Garden, Borough Market, Southbank Centre) ...which is about the same as by tube. [We are at the BOTTOM of Highgate Hill, which makes the ride home easy!]
• Parking: residents can park their vehicle here (the cost for Islington Residents Parking depends on how polluting your vehicle is: my old van is a bit less than £1 per day...cars are usually less...and there's an electric car charge point right outside.
• 💷Your Deposit (one-off) can be held in Government Approved scheme
• 📜Sample Tenancy Agreement (from The Law Society) available — to keep things clear & avoid any confusion...ie it protects you & me equally!
• Price* per calendar month INCLUDES monthly bills (Telephone, Broadband / Internet, TV Licence, Electricity, Gas & Water)
• Also included: Council Tax & weekly cleaner (your room fortnightly)
• Couples supplement for double occupancy only: usually £200pcm (but this figure is directly linked to current contract for dual-fuel energy, council tax etc: check the listing info + pricing for current couples supplement)
[NOTE: as of Nov2021: £50pw = £217pcm, due to the recent price-hike in fuels, worldwide]
Please call/email if you've any questions ... or pop round to meet up & check out this amazing space & ask the questions face-to-face.
Jonny & Eulalie (+Daniel)...& Dot!🐈⬛
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