Comfortable, private, light double room in terraced house, set back from the vibrant main street, with its great choice of cafés, restaurants, clubs etc. Easy access to central London via Dalston Kingsland station (5 minutes walk) and lots of buses in many directions.
This is a 3 floor terraced house, on the edge of a small, friendly estate. It is clean, warm, quiet and comfortable with a lovely large kitchen, which opens onto a small enclosed patio / garden.
Your room is on the top floor, east facing, sunny and private with;
• double (1.4m x 2m) bed and good quality foam (hypoallergenic) mattress
• reading lights
• nice size cupboard with both shelf and hanging space
• full length mirror
• desk with drawers and cupboard
• padded swivel chair
Fresh bed linen and towels are provided every week. The room is thoroughly cleaned before/after your stay.
On the same floor there is a bathroom with bath and over-bath thermostatic shower. There is a second shower room and toilet on the ground floor and you can use either bathroom.
My charming Spanish housemate, Raquel has her room on the same floor.
All rooms in the house have their own access from a central hall / staircase.
Although the life and bustle of Kingsland Road is just a few metres away, the house is usually quiet and peaceful.
We have cable Wi-fi which is generally pretty fast and reliable.
You have the run of all communal areas in the house and are welcome to use the kitchen facilities and equipment for cooking and eating, the washing machine, ironing board etc. We just ask that you clean up after yourself.
I do not offer breakfast, but there are teas, coffee, sugar, powdered milk, herbs and spices for you to use anytime and you'll have some cupboard and fridge space for your own food.
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I aim to provide a welcoming and friendly home from home, where guests can relax and feel at ease. I am very happy to help with information and to chat, but also to respect your privacy if you prefer.
This is actually our home and I can only accept reservations from guests who have a verified official ID (passport/ driver's licence/ government ID card), have a recent headshot photo on their profile and give some information about themselves. I do not accept bookings on behalf of other people, only the person who is actually coming to stay.
The room is reasonably priced and I also offer a discount (automatically applied), for those who stay a month or more. There is an extra charge for a second guest.
Generally I'm pretty easy going. However, I don't want smoking inside the house and I cannot take pets.
I also ask people to not wear outdoor shoes on the upstairs carpeted areas.
You are welcome to use the kitchen, cooker and fridge, just please make sure you tidy up afterwards, that the cooker is off and the fridge door is closed. You can help yourself to teas / coffee from the cupboard by the cooker at any time. There is also powdered milk and sugar there.
The front door has a 5 lever Eurolock. It has to be locked manually, which means you cannot lock yourself out but have to remember to lock the door when you come in AND make sure the internal knob is in the vertical position or we will not be able to insert our keys from outside.
An important thing to note is that I have security protected keys, which are expensive and any losses would have to be deducted from the deposit.
Regarding visitors: No visitors in the bedroom. It is OK to occasionally invite people in for a drink, but only downstairs in the kitchen / patio and to keep the noise down after 10 pm. However, if family members or long term friends you know well want to visit and stay in your room for a few days, it’s OK as long as you give me a week’s notice and they pay the extra charge (£15 / night).
I'm a youthful, middle aged yoga teacher and therapist with creative aspirations and a practical side - quite good at fixing things. I love the cultural life of living in London and also discovering other cities, new places and people. I enjoy art galleries, interesting architecture, wandering around historic old towns, people watching in pavement cafés, Italian, Turkish and Vietnamese food, sushi and middle eastern meze, talking to strangers and unexpected unusual experiences. I'd have to say I'm more of a small groups / one to one type rather than a party animal and don't like very loud music or crowds. I very much enjoy company and meeting new people, but also downtime, peace and quiet. I am well used to sharing my living space, both with having lodgers in my flat and being a lodger myself and have acquired some lasting friends this way.