Five bed in London's Islington / Newington Green home swap

Five bedroom house near Newington Green, on a very quiet Victorian London street.

Arranged over three floors, this double fronted Victorian house has five double bedrooms together with extensive living areas over two floors including two generous reception rooms on the ground floor and a newly created floor at garden level to make a large open plan living/dining /entertaining space overlooking the garden.

The upper floors have many original Victorian features including cast iron fireplaces, traditional cornicing, flooring and coving and are largely furnished in the Victorian style.

The house is entered on the ground floor from street level and has double reception rooms with a piano in the bay window room to the front. Both reception rooms have fireplaces, sofas and chairs. On the other side of the hall is an office to the front of the house and a storage room for bikes etc. to the rear.

A stairs leads down to an extensive garden level space (80m2) which hosts a large open plan kitchen with adjoining entertainment spaces. The kitchen contains a double oven, hob, two sinks, a dishwasher, a microwave and fridge freezer and has an abundance of cupboard space. To the rear of the kitchen is a utility room with another fridge freezer, a washing machine and a large heated drying cupboard, a worktop and sink area. Within the utility area is a separate toilet with washbasin. The open plan kitchen looks onto the main entertainment spaces. One of these entertainment spaces is the media area with be a large screen TV, with TV record playback etc. Under the stairs is a mini office with computer and wired internet access point. The garden is viewed through a façade of glass doors, 4 of which open onto a paved garden space and lawn surrounded by plants.

Upstairs are 5 bedrooms, 3 to the rear and two larger bedrooms viewing to the front of the house. Four of the bedrooms are furnished with a double or king-sized bed and one has two children's beds, as well as a built in wardrobe or chest of drawers for storage. The master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom with shower. The main bathroom has a Victorian roll top bath plus a separate shower.

About the location

Leconfield road is a quiet, tree-lined street moments from the bustling centre of Newington green with close proximity to great sites via buses trains and taxis.
Canonbury overground (700m) takes 15 mins to Stratford and the Olympic park.

Highbury and Islington station (1300m) accesses the Victoria line tube taking about 20 min to the Mall, House of Guards and Hyde Park. Earl's Court is about 35 min by tube. Greenwich is on the Jubilee line which can be taken from Stratford. There is also a 24 hour cab office at the end of the road (100m).

The delis, shops and bars of Newington Green and an array of excellent local independent shops, including grocers, fishmongers, and a late opening supermarket are within 200m.

The location combines the aesthetic benefits of Highbury’s historic Victorian terraces with the fashionable feel of Newington Green, and has become a magnet for successful musicians, authors and media professionals. The famously fashionable Upper Street (North London’s place to be seen) is within easy reach and hosts a selection of restaurants and nightlife which exemplifies London’s multicultural spirit.

Type of home swap

  • Home Exchange

Conditions of home exchange

  • Non smokers only
  • No pets allowed
  • Children welcome

Islington (HE32961)

London,   England

  • 5 bed   (sleeps 6) 2 bath

Preferred destinations

  • Open to offers
Quite countryside area closish to a beach.

Dates available

August 2015 - August 2015

Swap duration: 1 - 2 weeks


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Adults: 2      Children: 4

Membership expiry date: 26 Jun 2015