We wanted somewhere with energy, but also that was full of families, independent shops and great transport links, within London and beyond.
We found it here: from the Turkish restaurants - one of which was recently named #2 in London on Trip Advisor - to the arty coffee shops, 24 hour fruit and vegetable shops, and Finsbury Park (which only on moving here did I realise is actually a park, not just a tube station!); it's a lovely place to call home.
Our flat is a Victorian, ground floor conversion, with two bedrooms and a lovely garden on a quiet street with residents parking.
The double bedroom is South facing, with Victorian ceilings and is airy, bright and calm.
The second double is smaller, but with the same high ceilings, a king sized bed, and view onto the garden.
The area is known as having 'the best transport links outside of Zone 1', with Manor House on the Piccadilly line being our local tube station (15 minutes walk, taking you to Covent Garden and Kings Cross in less than 15 minutes ), Harringay Green Lanes on the overground which can connect you with Kew Gardens and South London, Harringay National Rail and three bus routes (two of which are 24 hour night bus routes) which take you as far afield as London Bridge, Trafalgar Square and Brick Lane, as well as excellent car and rail routes North into the countryside of Hertfordshire.
Try Googling Harringay Online for a great local overview of the area...
We have a low maintenance and personable cat; a significant element of our wish to exchange is to know that she can be happy at home in our absence.
We have now successfully completed our sixth exchange, and would be particularly interested in a longer (3 to six week) swap - in January 2015 - to somewhere outside the UK.
|Contact||*********** ************||Occupation / Interests||Travel, walking, animals,
References from past exchanges available
|Adults||2||Languages spoken||English French|
|Registration date||09 Aug 2013||Expiry date||09 Aug 2014|
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£35.00 for 1 year on-line listing and contact privileges|
|Duration||Open to offers|
|Dates available||Open to Offers|
|Preferred destination||Regular exchanges with Europe, North Africa & beyond|
|Type of exchange||Home Exchange,Housesitting Offered,Housesitting Wanted,Long Term Exchange,Non Simultaneous Exchange,Weekend Exchange,Open to Offers,Rental Offered|
|Themed holiday||Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Horse Riding, Walking|