Access via French windows.Luxury double bathroom.
Richmond Garden Studio
Richmond Garden Studio
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
2 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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A compact, elegant studio in the garden of an Edwardian family home. A short walk to Richmond station and centre, as well as Kew Gardens. Newly renovated with raised ceiling and blackout blinds. Handmade furniture, luxury double bathroom and kingsize bed. Excellent public transport links to central London.

The space

Part of a converted Edwardian property, the studio is set at the back of a family home with independent access via the family's mature olive and rose-lined garden. It is fully self-contained with its own luxurious bathroom including large standalone bath and a close-away French kitchenette (fridge/freezer, electric hob, electric kettle and basic kitchen utensils including plates, pans, cutlery, glasses, cups etc). Please be aware that access is via the garden of the main apartment and the shared decking area. Please be aware also that there are sometimes small children living at the property and they have use of the garden area. It is essential that the two gates, one to the alleyway, and the garden gate are kept locked at all times.

Traditional period styling with minimalist twist ensures that the apartment is both elegant and cosy with handcrafted furniture and a very comfortable kingsize bed.
The property is approximately 7 minutes' walk from Richmond overland train station (fast train to Waterloo) and district line tube and benefits from being close to world-renowned Kew Gardens, the Old Deer Park with its open air swimming pool and quaint Kew Village as well as the boutiques and restaurants of Richmond town centre. Major bus routes to central London and Kingston run 24 hours nearby.

Guest access

Via private gated lane and garden. There are two gates, both of which must be kept locked by the guest.
There is metered parking on Kew Road directly outside which is free after 4.30pm and on Sundays. It is not possible to park even temporarily in the private parking spaces at the front of the house. Please respect the fact that these belong to neighbours and must be kept clear.

Interaction with guests

We are looking for highly independent guests this season as we will be abroad from spring onwards. Our main apartment will be hosting Airbnb guests who value the peace and security of our property and may have young children. The garden is for their use and is maintained by a gardener so though you will have access through it please be respectful of their privacy and be discreet. You are welcome to make use of the decking and place your table outside but again please be aware that this opens directly onto their living space too and so please keep noise levels down and things in order. Grace, our housekeeper, lives nearby and will be responsible for cleaning and preparing the studio for you and will do her best to attend to your needs. We have made wonderful friends in over four years of hosting Airbnb guests and very much hope you enjoy your stay.

Other things to note

The studio is set in the private garden of a family home. Guests to the studio have access via the garden but must ensure that the gate is locked at all times and respect the privacy of the family and/or the guests in the main apartment. The garden is for the use of the family/guests in the the main apartment though guests in the studio are more than welcome to use the decking area outside their window. Please be aware that the decking is a shared area and that there may be young children in the garden at times. Parking is possible in nearby residential streets towards Kew (see Stanmore Road for restricted parking and nearby Gainsborough for unlimited parking) and at certain times unpaid on the main road outside and metered parking at other times. Bikes can be stored behind a locked gate in the private garden although, obviously, we cannot take responsibility for your possessions.
The studio may be on the market during your stay. Viewings will be managed by an excellent local agent whom we know personally. Every effort will be made to plan viewings in-between airbnb stays but occasionally it may be necessary to allow access during your stay. In this case you would be informed in advance.

Family/kid friendly
Wireless Internet

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 5PM - 7PM
Check out by 10AM

The studio is set behind a family home so guests are kindly asked to behave responsibly and with respect. An absolute no smoking/live flames ban is enforced throughout the property and surrounding area including the garden alleyway and driveway. Access is via the garden and decking areas though the garden area is reserved for the family and we ask that the garden gate and alleyway gate are kept locked at all times. With families living close by we're looking for guests who will appreciate the residential setting so no parties, events, loud music or guests without prior written approval. Please be aware that although peaceful, Kew Road is close to central London and in a highly built up area as well as transport links and several major airports. Heathrow airport is approximately 10 miles away and Gatwick airport reachable in just over an hour by car. This is not a rural setting. There may be some noise though all sound proofing precautions have been taken. Some guests may find the urban environment unfamiliar and unsettling. There are black out blinds on the skylights and curtain over the doors to minimise any potential discomfort.

You must also acknowledge
Potential for noise - The property is in an urban location with close proximity to airport and main road
No parking on property
Some spaces are shared - Access is via a private garden belonging to the main flat, decking is shared, please keep tidy


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Jessa User Profile
October 2017
A great space and a terrific host! Really enjoyed the time I spend here. Very convenient to Kew Gardens and public transportation. Lots of good restaurants and pubs nearby. Overall, a lovely spot! I would highly recommend it.

Alexandra User Profile
September 2017
Tess's Garden Studio is quaint and welcoming in a great location. Tess was very accommodating and communicative, and we greatly enjoyed our stay in Richmond.

Belinda User Profile
September 2017
Fantastic location! Kew at your doorstep, tons of great restaurants and plentiful shopping. Thanks Tess!

Beverly User Profile
September 2017
Studio is in a superb location at southern end of Kew Gardens/northern end of Richmond. It has most of the conveniences you'll need in the unit, and is within walking distance of Richmond high street for anything else. I've stayed in a number of different locations around London (mostly north of the Thames), and this is now my favorite. Here are some of the things I packed into my one full day in Richmond, all by foot from the studio: Explore the lanes and shops of Richmond, walk the Thames path (I went to Teddington Weir and back up to Richmond), Ham House, lunch at Petersham Nurseries (reserve for main cafe else you can just show up and order at counter at tea shop cafe), walk a tiny portion of the immense Royal Park of Richmond, have tea and cake at Hollyhock Cafe in Richmond Hill Park, watch some of the annual Great River Race on the Thames (early September), walk a small portion of Kew Gardens (loved the botanical paintings in the gallery), and have dinner and play games or watch movies at the Library Pot games cafe just a block south of the studio. I squeezed all this into a day, but could have easily spread all these out over days to explore more deeply.

Eva User Profile
July 2017
Immaculately clean and modernized. It was so quiet and peaceful at night I slept really well. Tess goes out of her way to communicate effectively with you. Could not hear noise from main road or neighbors. Planes to airport flew over but not everyday and not at night. So convenient for Kew Gardens and nearby restaurants. Laundromat some distance away but walkable. Delightful small garden.

Edward User Profile
May 2017
Tess hosted our visit very professionally. We arrived a bit late and followed her directions to access the space very easily. The weather was lovely so the garden and deck space were a super bonus.The local people and restaurants etc were very friendly and we felt at home easily. We would stay here again if possible.

Tana User Profile
May 2017
This was an incredibly convenient location and a lovely stay. Tess was very responsive to our questions. The small space was cozy. The neighborhood had everything we needed and the public transportation is nearby. Was a great stay.

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Tess User Profile
Independent film-maker working mainly in London and Prague with young family. Love my rose garden, my high-powered MacBook Pro that lets me do almost anything almost anywhere, and my family (obviously not in that order.) I also love pitching up in new places at a moment's notice …
Languages: English, Italiano, Čeština
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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