Reception room.  Piano, desk space, flat screen television, windows overlooking the garden.Dining room.  Two sets of folding doors to private garden.  8 seater dining table.
Secret garden retreat, Shoreditch
Hosted by Dorothy
Dorothy is the host.
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
2 baths
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
2 baths
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Beautiful, family-friendly duplex apartment with pretty garden located in a historic Victorian pub conversion on Hoxton Street, off Hoxton Sq. The flat is 1,200 square feet (11 square metres) with tons of space for entertaining and relaxing both inside and outside - two large reception rooms decorated with modern art and classic 1960s design pieces open onto a beautiful, leafy private courtyard garden! We welcome children and have lots of toys for them to play with!

The space

A lovely, spacious apartment perfect for families and couples as it has tons of living space, a lovely private garden and a bathroom for each bedroom.

The flat is located on the ground and lower ground floor of a Victorian pub conversion (no lugging your buggy up and down stairs!). There is a very large reception with double-height ceiling, large flat screen television and piano plus a separate dining room and kitchen which has glass doors opening onto a pretty, private walled courtyard garden. This is perfect for children to play in during the day (sand and water tray included!) and for adults to have a relaxing drink in during the evening! There are high ceilings, a chic modern interior and loads of entertaining space, including a dining table for 8-10 guests. The flat is decorated with contemporary art and classic 60s furniture.

Our home has two bedrooms. The master bedroom has a super kingsize memory foam double bed and an ensuite shower room. The second bedroom is a small double in size and is currently used as a child's room with a cot. We can put two single mattresses in this room making the flat suitable for two couples as well as a couple with two children. (Two couples used to share this flat comfortably.) There is also a large family bathroom. The flat is child friendly: we are on the ground floor, there is direct access to the walled garden from the kitchen, and loads of safe space for play.

Guest access

The entire flat will be available. Guests will also have access to the garden.

Interaction with guests

We rent the flat while we are away. We hope to meet guests when they arrive if possible, but can arrange key pick-up when we are not here.

Other things to note

Private walled garden
Flat screen tv
Internet access
Duplex (flat split over two floors)
Child friendly

Wheelchair accessible

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House Rules

No pets please
No smoking indoors please - but there's a very pretty garden with chairs and tables for beers and a smoke outside.
Please take care of the art - paintings and prints - in the flat. These are much loved pieces of art borrowed from my family.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

6 Reviews

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Ophelia User Profile
May 2017
We had a wonderful stay at Dorothy and Jon's house. The neighborhood is quiet but close to the trendy Shoreditch which is full of excitement. The appartement is very nice, clean and the small garden is the best part of the house ! We will definitely come back on our next trip to London !

Jonathan User Profile
April 2017
Perfect. Realy nice home in a great location Very helpful host for non regular London visitor's

Maja Sara User Profile
July 2016
Such a lovely, comfortable and fully equipped place in a great location with a very beautiful courtyard. Very friendly hosts who provided us with lots of helpful information to make us feel at home for the weekend. Would love to come again!

Caroline User Profile
July 2016
Amazing....what a treat to find a beautiful quiet apartment with a courtyard in central London. Our host were extremely generous with information and the location provides easy access to everything. My partner, 3 year old son and friend could not fault the layout, amenities and cleanliness. We even asked to extend our say. This is now our go to apartment when in London.

Aimee User Profile
January 2015
The hosts were amazing, very welcoming and the place is lovely. They made you feel at home and were always available for any questions we had. I would absolutely stay again as they treated us like family and it was one of the best airbnb experiences I had.

Ingrid User Profile
January 2016
Très bel appartement, très bon accueil. Hôtes disponibles et chaleureux. Bravo et merci

London, United KingdomJoined in March 2014
Dorothy User Profile

I am a teacher, charity project manager and painter living, loving and working in Hackney. I live with Jon, my boyfriend, a solicitor, and our 2 year old son, Wilbo. Jon and I were both born and brought up in Hackney so have lots of local knowledge to share. Our house is full of paintings and books. My father is an artist working in Hackney so we have a collection of his work along with other pieces. Hoxton is a busy central location, but our flat is quiet and calm with a pretty garden you can chill out in. We always try to leave our home clean, ordered and welcoming for guests; we want our guests to love Hoxton as much as we do.

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