Beautiful, authentic Georgian home (1780) - ideal central London location

Beautiful, authentic Georgian home (1780) - ideal central London location


Apr 2013

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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 6
1 Bathrooms

About our home

This house was built in 1780 - we found a note behind the panelling from a young man off to start his life in the New World dated 1783. It is a very nice house and has many authentic period features such as fireplaces, cornices, wood panelling etc. It is a tall, thin house with four storeys each with 2 rooms on each floor. The basement comprises a kitchen and small sitting room. We spend most of our time here. You can get 8 adults around the kitchen table. All our cooking is done on the AGA, a cast iron stove that is permanently on. We also have a small wood-burning stove.

On the ground floor we have a small living room and a study. The living room contains a long-case (grandfather)clock. It is very precious to us. It was made in London in 1735. Please do not damage it. We watch TV and relax here. The study leads into the back garden. It is small, paved and walled. You can eat here, but as a picnic rather than a formal meal. There is also a small WC on the ground floor.

The first floor contains two bedrooms: a double and a single. These rooms have nice high ceilings and excellent fireplaces. All windows are shuttered up to the first floor. There is a very old square piano - out of tune in the double room.

The second floor (ie the top) contains the second double bedroom and bathroom with interconnecting door. The bathroom is quite large and has an iron bath that is big enough for two... The shower head is over the bath.

Our cat, Dusty, will look after you when you are here.

The house is on a very friendly,and sometimes noisy, street. We have a small front garden, but expect to be part of the community, while you are staying here.


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More about us

  1. I run a small non-profit in Zimbabwe providing credit and training to women in groups. As a result, I am quite often out of the country. My wife is a business psychologist. Our son, who lives at home is an architect and our daughter makes videos for a living. We are well travelled and successfully completed our first house swap in July 13.

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Where is it?


We live on Cross Street in the heart of Islington. It is an attractive, bustling street and we have good neighbours. There is so much to do locally: There are a number of theatres and cinemas all within 5 minutes walk and many restaurants catering to all tastes and budgets. We have very good shops nearby selling a wide range of upmarket furniture and household goods, clothing and shoes, fish, meat and vegetables, delicatessen etc etc.
Arsenal football ground is a 25 minute walk away(if you can get tickets) and there are attractive local parks.
We are close to two tube stations so you can quickly get to the West End (20 minutes). St Pancras and Kings Cross stations are close by if you need to travel further.

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