Hi there! We are an Australian couple, offering our London apartment while we are travelling. We adore our home and hope you will too ... it is cosy but stylish and right in the heart of vibrant Hackney (but located on a side street so it's also nice and quite!).
As we are still quite new to Airbnb, we've reduced the price to attract guests (and hopefully positive reviews!). So grab yourself bargain :)
Our flat is located on the third floor of a beautiful London-brick late 19th century mansion block. It has two double bedrooms (one with a King bed, the other with a Queen), lots of natural light and lots of books and lovely plants! We have lovingly curated all the furnishings, aiming for both convenience and style. We hope you will find the flat a calming oasis after action-filled days in London. Being on the third floor also means you can enjoy beautiful sunsets from the bedroom windows...
Other features include: a high spec, integrated, well equipped open-plan kitchen. We have a dishwasher, coffee maker and everything you'll need to cook yourself a feast. We also have a new washing machine, a Nest thermostat, and a large TV.
The bathroom is a unique, concrete-style design, very stylish with a generous showerhead for nice hot showers.
The flat has original sash windows giving great natural light and wooden flooring throughout.
We are walking distance from the charming Broadway Market (and the famous Flower Market on Sundays), London Fields, Lower Clapton and Hackney Downs. Very easy public transport links (see Getting Around section below).
The local area has many cafes, organic grocer, large Tesco, M&S, Hackney Picturehouse cinema, gyms and more. We will share all our favourite spots with you, via a website we have specially created for our guests.
The entire flat is available for full and exclusive use.
However, please note that for bookings of one to two people, only bedroom two will be available. If you book as a group of two but would like to sleep in separate beds, please let us know.
We hope to be able to personally meet you and show you the flat. However, depending on the time that you arrive and whether we are travelling, a friend of ours may meet you instead. During your stay, we are available around the clock via phone and email to answer any queries you might have, or to provide further advice or suggestions.
Please note, for bookings of less than three people, only bedroom two will be available. If you book as a group of two but would like to sleep in separate beds, please let us know.
No outside guests and no parties please!
This is our home so please take care of everything as you would your own.
Please take your shoes off at the door.
The toilet is very sensitive to blockages and can only handle toilet paper or it gets blocked very quickly so please make sure to only put toilet paper in it! No face wipes, sanitary items, etc.
On the key holder you will find a fob (which opens the door downstairs at the entrance to the apartment block) a large key (which opens the bottom lock of the flat) and a smaller key (which opens the top lock).
When leaving the flat, please make sure to lock both locks. To open and close the bottom lock, you may need to pull the door towards you slightly, as the lock can be a bit sticky.
You will find the bins under the sink. The large bin on the left is for recycling and the smaller one on the right is for rubbish. There's also a food waste bin on the counter for any food scraps.
Please help yourself to any tea, coffee, sugar, or any of our cooking items (oil, etc).
We have a nest thermostat, which should could keep the flat warm automatically but if you find it a little cold, you can change the temperature by turning the dial that is on the kitchen bench.
The tungsten incandescent bulbs in the lounge take a second or two to warm up, so don't panic if you don't see anything immediately when you turn them on.
You can use the remote to change inputs between the TV, Chromecast and our Media Centre.
The TV is normal terrestrial television.
The chromecast allows you to cast content from your android phone or from a chrome browser on your laptop.
The Media Centre contains movies and TV series. You can navigate it using the buttons on the remote.
We are an Australian couple currently living in London. We love good food and coffee (being Melburnians), film, comedy and theatre. We also love to travel! Our favourite destination is Sicily and we spend much of the year dreaming of its crystal waters, fragrant tomatoes and blazing sun. We have been Air BnB users for many years and have always loved the concept of staying in an authentic local home while away. We are very excited to now be able to contribute back to the AirBnB community by offering our own flat while we travel. We hope you love it (and vibrant Hackney) as much as we do!