The Ockenden Road Residence

islington, london
3 bedroom - 3 bath
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£240 - £320 per night (GBP)
excludes K&C fee and cleaning charges
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Perks for the Parents

This exquisite light-filled Islington home has space for the whole family, with a wonderful garden, elegant living rooms and playgrounds a short walk away. The house is very family-friendly with ample toys and a dedicated play area for children. The kitchen and dining area is adjacent to the play area so you can cook, dine and relax whilst the kids amuse themselves. The garden has a mix of flowers, fruit trees and a vegetable patch: there is lots to explore outside as well. The master bedroom is on the top floor and has a kingsize bed and an ensuite bathroom with a soaking tub.

Why Kids Love it

The house has lots of toys aimed at children ages 0-5. There are books (most in English, some in German and French), and a large play area with train sets, puzzles, animals, blocks etc. Other toys include a ride on car, a balance bike and a scooter. There are several lovely playgrounds close by, as well as cafés, shops and a puppet theatre. The children's bedroom is bright and welcoming, and has a double layer of blackout blinds to ensure it is dark for daytime naps. Baby-related accessories include 2 Stokke Tripp Trapp high chairs, 2 cribs, a baby bouncer and an extra travel cot.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 1 week. The house is set over 4 floors and does not have stair gates, so for kids just crawling, walking or not used to making their way down stairs, extra supervision will be needed. There are 2 beehives on the terrace on the first floor, so this isn't something to explore with young children; the bees do not bother people and are not active in winter months. A double air bed may be available on request. Car rental may be useful but it is not essential with easy public transportation in the neighborhood running across the city. Uber or Black Cabs arrive quickly when hailed by app. Parking permits can be arranged for £20/day. It is a popular area for families and many children live on the street. The host offers a reduced rate for stays of 10 days or more.

About the Location

The residence in Islington, a short bus ride away from Angel or Highbury and Islington tube stations. There are many bus stops nearby that connect it to The City, Oxford Street / Soho and Central London, as well as buses north to Stoke Newington (known for its family-friendly high street and parks). The closest overground station is Canonbury. It is within walking distance of Upper Street and trendy Dalston in the other direction. Gatwick and Heathrow airports are both just over an hour’s drive away; Stansted and Luton airports are 1 hour away by car/taxi.

Accommodation Details

This Victorian terrace is set over 4 floors and has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 1 WC. It has 2 large open plan living areas (one of which can be converted into a screened-off extra bedroom with a double bed), and a spacious kitchen which looks onto a terrace and garden. There is plenty of space for kids to play. The bedrooms include 1 with kingsize bed and ensuite bathroom at the very top of the house, 1 with kingsize bed and 1 with a single bed. There is also a double sofa bed in the lounge. The ensuite has a bath tub. The lawned garden includes a patio with seating and a planted, grassy area.

Style Notes

Modern delight. This gorgeous Victorian terrace has been remodelled to include light-filled contemporary touches, Mid Century furniture and luxury touches. Glamorous bathrooms include a deep soaking tub; the pale and interesting open plan living rooms have great flow for families, and the beautiful garden is an idyllic place to play. The hosts enjoy cooking and hosting friends so the kitchen is large and spacious with modern appliances including an Italian 'Rocket' coffee machine. Underfloor heating keeps it all cozy. We love the neutral colors, the beautifully-chosen kids items and the subtle Nordic-influenced lighting.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
2 king
1 sofa bed (double)
1 twin / single
sleeps 3
2 baby crib
1 travel crib
Lucinda B.
Member since August 10, 2017
Hello! We are a family of one Austrian, one Australian, and two little girls. We love to travel and show our children different ways of life.

Islington, London

Boutiques, bars and Ottolenghi

This desirable North London suburb has great family appeal. A short hop on the Tube from Central London, it’s a great location for a family break in the city, with a buzzing high street, interesting shops and cafés down Camden Passage, and Regent’s Park and London Zoo nearby too.