18th Century Highgate Cottage: Sleeps 6-8

Your own front door!
Your own front door!Master Bedroom - with terrrace & ensuite bathroomRoof Terrace - Master BedroomMaster Bathroom - with separate shower and tub.Second Double BedroomSecond Bathroom - EnsuiteLiving AreaFully Equipped Kitchen - leading to small patio.Kenwood House - 10 mins from the Cottage.

From $266 / night

London, Greater London, England
18th Century Highgate Cottage: Sleeps 6-8
3 bedrooms
1 guests
7 night min

Overview Description


Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps: 1
Type: Apartment
Per week: £1,500
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: No
Description of the London vacation apartment rental
For Londoners who really know their city, Highgate is one of the capital 's most coveted addresses. Just four miles from the bustling downtown area, the neighbourhood is only a short bus or tube ride from all of London's attractions. Highgate 's green open spaces and villagey feel combine the very best that the capital has to offer. All of which probably explains why some of the UK 's biggest celebrities (George Michael, Pierce Brosnan and Sting, among others) have discreetly made Highgate their London base.

One of the few remaining historic Villages of London, Highgate was once home to Dick Whittington and has thrived since the 16th Century. It was the location of one of the original "Gates of London" - taxed points of entry to the growing metropolis. As a result, this unique and historic area of the city retains many of its original pubs and inns. Highgate 's renowned cemetery is the resting place for Charles Dickens, TS Eliot, Coleridge and Karl Marx among many other significant historical figures. Highgate's secret Waterlow Park contains the 16th Century haunt of Charles II 'Lauderdale House' where the King secretly met with his mistress Nell Gwynn.

Kenwood, one of London 's most beautiful parks, is close by and boasts the stunning stately Kenwood House as its centrepiece. The House was, until recently, owned by the Guinness brewing family and is home to one of London 's finest art collections including masterpieces by Rembrandt and Vermeer, the only portrait of Jane Austen known to exist and the world famous collection of Adams furniture. Hampstead Heath, another beautiful London park, is just a short stroll from the property.

Appropriately enough for such a historic part of London, the house was built in 1721. Indeed the history of this elegant Georgian cottage records that its original owner designed and built the property for the use of visitors to the city of London. So, it really was purpose built for you the vacation renter � almost 300 years ago!

The house is ideal for a family or party of friends travelling to London. Within its own front door, the property offers a haven of luxury, independence and privacy whilst still being within a 30-minute tube or bus ride of the bustling centre of London.

Located on a residential street, the house is within a few minutes stroll of seven cafes, five restaurants, great shopping and excellent tube and bus connections into the centre of the city. If you 're feeling fit and the weather is fine, it is only a 35 minute walk!

Three double bedrooms, all with plenty of storage space, a deluxe sofa bed and two en-suite bathrooms means the property sleeps six to eight comfortably and luxuriously. The master bedroom (with king size bed) occupies the entire top floor and encompasses a small roof terrace overlooking the rooftops of London. The en-suite bathroom is spacious with separate bathtub and power shower cubicle. A second double bedroom (with king size bed) also has an en-suite bathroom with bathtub and integrated power shower. The third bedroom (with king sized bed) is light and spacious. Each of the three king sized beds are equipped with the ultimate guarantee of a blissful nights sleep: a tempur mattress, which gently moulds to the shape of your body and is recommended for bad backs and jet lag. Together with the finest bed linen you 'll be as comfortable, if not more, than you are in your own bed.

A large fully equipped kitchen includes dishwasher, microwave and oven and a small table, perfect for breakfast or a snack. While integrated Bosch washing and drying machines enable guests to keep on top of their laundry. The kitchen opens onto a small patio garden at one end and a separate dining room (seating eight) at the other. A living area with flat screen TV, DVD, cable TV and high speed wireless Internet offers the comfort, convenience and privacy of home in this unique and historic London property.

Jonathan Marks

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Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Nov 27 2015 Nov 27 2017 - - £1,500 - 1 Week
Check In: 2 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Deposits: 50% Non-refundable deposit guarantees rental. Cancellations within 12 weeks of booking incur full cost of rental.
Payment Options: American Express, Mastercard, PayPal, Visa
Other Fees: Rates include all taxes, utilities and cleaning before and after guests stay.
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