About this listing
Spacious Victorian cottage in the centre of Richmond with courtyard garden, two bedrooms, comfortable living area and eat in kitchen.
This 2 bedroom Victorian period cottage is situated within the heart of Richmond's highly sought after area "The Alberts". It is in a quiet residential cul de sac road. The cottage is picturesque with period features and a landscaped rear garden. It has been recently tastefully refurbished to high standard. The downstairs has a living room, kitchen and toilet. The bedrooms and bathroom are upstairs. The master bedroom is very large, carpeted, fully furnished with a very comfortable King size bed, chest of drawers, fitted wardrobes and dressing table. The guest double room is also carpeted and beautifully decorated, a double bed, built in wardrobe and dressing table. The window opens to a lovely view of the garden. All linens are provided. The large bathroom and toilet has a shower in the bath and heated towel rail. The sitting room is also beautifully furnished and has period fireplaces, very comfortable leather sofas. TV, DVD player, radio and CD player are provided.
The kitchen is fully equipped with a cooking range and oven, dishwasher, microwave oven and washer/dryer. It opens on to the landscaped garden with garden table and chairs where you could relax after a day out.
The cottage is in the heart of Richmond upon Thames with several pubs and a fantastic deli just around the corner (2 minutes walk). Richmond is a very green and lovely area, with Richmond Park as well as a village green and the riverside parks. Richmond high street (approximately 7 minutes walk) has a large number of independent shops, delis, restaurants together with the usual chains and a department store. Richmond also has two wonderful theatres (the Orange Tree and the Richmond Theatre), and two cinemas, and is situated next to the River Thames with lovely views. Twickenham rugby stadium, the home of English rugby is a brisk walk or a short bus ride away. The world famous Kew Botanical gardens is within walking distance or a short bus or London Underground Train (The Tube) ride away.
There are numerous bus stops within 2 minutes walk, and it is 8 minutes walk to Richmond tube and train station, with direct trains and tubes into central London and out to areas of interest such as Hampton Court and the Palace of Windsor. On-street parking is also available with pay and display permits and parking metres (very expensive). However there is free parking in the area before 10am and after 4pm and all day Saturday and Sunday There is also a public indoor car park nearby but again not cheap. However there is free parking all day in East Sheen - a short bus ride away.
Baby's travel cot can be supplied upon request. There is wfi in the cottage.
Interaction with Guests
I have lived in the area for a great number of years so am familiar with the local attractions. I am happy to share my knowledge.
I am flexible with check in and check out times provided I have no other guests arriving or departing.
My neigbourhood has the best of town and countryside. It is very quiet but yet within walking distance to everything that Richmond has to offer. The area has an abundance of walks leading to RIchmond Park and river banks.
Walking distance to the main shops, restaurants, cinemas and theatres. Very short walk to the main railway and underground stations. Plenty of buses to most locations and attractions including Hampton Court, Kew Gardens
Other Things to Note
This is my home and not a hotel. There will be personal possessions in the cottage. I will of course ensure that there are plenty of wardrobe spaces and a couple of emptied chest of drawers.
I would appreciate no smoking in the house. Also I would also appreciate if no indoor shoes and slippers are used. Please could I have sight of IDs and rental agreement prior at check in.
About the Host, Siumee
Chinese mature lady, was art history lecturer and curator. Sociable and approachable - at least that's what my friends would describe me. Now retired to look after my two grandchildren. Hobbies are gardening, visiting museums and going to art exhibitions and events.