Richmond Hill 1BR modern apartment

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Grosvenor Road, Richmond, United Kingdom

The Space

The basement flat is located on Richmond Hill, a few minutes’ walk from the river Thames, the town centre and Richmond Park. The flat has been refurbished to a very high standard and it’s completely self-contained. It has its own entrance with oak wooden flooring throughout, a very modern kitchen with all facilities (induction hob, oven, microwave, toaster, fridge freezer, dishwasher, washing machine) bathroom (sink, toilet, bidet, and very large shower) and large bedroom with a twin or double bed (king size) and plenty of cupboard space. It has a high speed wired internet connection in the lounge and bedroom, as well as Wi-Fi connectivity throughout. The flat is fully furnished, all bed linen is provided, and there is a large smart TV in the lounge. The flat has a modern ventilation system installed and there is a small front patio area to.
Richmond upon Thames is such a magnet for tourism. It’s an incredible place to visit and only 10 miles from Central London. It’s a very short journey by train to central London (20 minutes to Waterloo) or via the underground (district line 30-40 minutes). Kew Gardens and Twickenham, the home of English rugby aren’t too far away either. The attractions of Central London call all be easily reached using the underground.
Accessibility: Richmond is not too far from London’s major airports Heathrow (approximately 25 minutes by car, alternatively you can get the underground Piccadilly line to Hammersmith, district line to Richmond 50 minutes); Gatwick (train to Clapham junction from Gatwick and then train to Richmond approximately 50 minutes). If you are travelling by car there are residents parking bays which you can get a permit for (approximately £5 a day) otherwise there are a few streets nearby without restrictions, although it’s on a first come first served basis.
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Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $1210 /week
Monthly Price: $4496 /month
Security Deposit: $692
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Cancellation: Flexible

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  • Thanks I had a lovely stay, nice apartment and good location to town centre.

    February 2014
  • Gareth's apartment is very modern and comfortable in a great location.
    My only tip would be to bring any basics you require for cooking and washing as we were only supplied with oil, coffee and sugar.
    Highly recommend.

    January 2014
  • The apartment was spotlessly clean & in a great location, perfect for our stay. Gareth was helpful and the whole process was very easy.

    December 2013
  • A comfortable and warm apartment with an excellent location being only 5 minutes walk to Richmond Station and Richmond Hill.

    November 2013
  • The apartment in Richmond Hill, was perfect for our stay.
    Very well kept, and comfortable.
    Located in a great area with lots to do.
    Thank you.

    Jil

    October 2013
  • Nice place! Very clean. Nice people. Nice area.
    We can definitely recommend it!

    October 2013
  • Very hospitable hosts.
    Very nice fully featured apartment in a wonderful location.
    Highly recommended

    September 2013
  • Really great location and smart property. Gareth and Marina were very friendly and helpful too.

    August 2013
  • This modern flat was in excellent condition (looked new in fact) with all the amenities we could want and was in a really central location which was perfect for our needs.

    Gareth and Marina were really friendly, were excellent hosts and provided a wealth of information and advice during our stay. They were always at hand, but never imposing. Communication in the run up to our stay was also prompt and accurate.

    We had a couple of unexpected changes to our stay which, when we spoke with Gareth, he accommodated us without question or comment which was very well received - many thanks!

    I would highly recommend the flat if you need a clean, central and convenient base in Richmond - we won't hesitate to stay again when we need to be in Richmond again.

    July 2013
  • This flat was perfectly situated for me, being between the ‘Village’ of Richmond and the town. I stayed there during the recent July heatwave, and can attest to the fact that there is definitely NO AIR CONDITIONING. The bedroom, at the back of this basement apartment, was much too warm at night, and the small ventilation duct on the wall did not provide enough airflow. The windows only partially opened, and could not provide any relief from the heat.

    One evening 4 friends came over to visit and the flat was stiflingly hot so we opened the front door. At 10:06pm the owner opened the glass door upstairs in the glass wall connecting the rest of the house (rather than come to the front door as any visitor would) to ask us to close the door and keep the noise down. My guests departed at 11:05pm, all of us felt that Gary had been unnecessarily invasive and less than polite.

    The flat is finished in glass, stone, tile and laminate, and sounds carry both ways between the house upstairs and the basement flat. Before 7am the family clattered up and downstairs in their shoes for about an hour every morning, sounding as if they were tap-dancing right into the flat. Since we could hear them so clearly, we kept our noise to a minimum and removed our shoes on entry, realizing that they could hear us walking around and talking. The teenage son’s drum practice may as well have taken place in our bathroom.

    There was no privacy nor could we expect any. The owners simply had to look through the glass wall to see if we were home. I didn't get the sense that I had rented the apartment and it was mine for 5 days and nights.

    The 1st time we tried to use the key to the front door, it was stuck and had to be opened from the inside. The 1st time we used the shower the drain was clogged and water overflowed the edge of the shower pan. This was resolved later that day. There was no hairdryer or iron, but Marina kindly loaned us theirs. The lock continued to be stiff, though we always got it open by ourselves after the 1st day.

    The flat is clean and modern, but sound reverberating off all the hard surfaces was disturbing. There are 2 glass windows in the ceiling of the bedroom, which let in light and you can see the feet of the family upstairs as the windows are set into their kitchen floor. There are concertina blinds that can be pulled over by a long pole, which cover almost the entire window. We kept these closed but once they were opened by the time we came home.

    So, I would recommend this flat if you're an early riser or very heavy sleeper, but not to anyone with jet-lag.

    July 2013
    Gareth
    Response from Gareth:

    - The basement flat is extremely cool in the summer. Sheila arrived in London during a heat-wave, but despite that, the flat was still very cool. Our new ventilation system is kept at lower speed allowing the apartment to be ventilated without being noisy. Sheila never complained about the heat in the basement, whilst a guest, if she had done so we could have increased the speed resolving the issue. - Sheila held a party for her friends whilst staying at the apartment, however decided to leave the front door open, there was plenty of loud talking, screaming and laughing from late afternoon until late in the evening. Consequently I asked if they wouldn't mind closing the front door as young children were living opposite and it was midweek, people work the following day. We live in a quiet, residential area, it's just about being respectful of other people and your surroundings nothing other than that. - Sheila reserved our apartment for herself and daughter then informed me (didn't ask) that there would be an additional person staying. I apologised, she’d booked for two people, I only had beds for a couple, specifying we did not want other guests, it’s our home, and mentioned we were happy for her to look for alternative accommodation. Her daughter departed after two days and Sheila decided to invite various other people to stay instead. It would have been courteous to have been asked or informed. I am no hotelier but surely, if you had booked a room for 2 you would not expect them to accommodate additional non-registered guests , or have a loud party in the room…and she still has the temerity to complain!!! - The glass partition/door (located at top of internal staircase), isn’t usually used and we mostly use the main entrance if we need communicate with the guest. The partition/door is a floor above, and it’s impossible to see into the flat. Our kitchen door is closed when we have guests downstairs. Marina went downstairs whilst Sheila wasn’t there to change the bed arrangement (of which Sheila was aware), the second occasion to collect the ironing board/iron that was lent to her as she failed to return as agreed. - With regards the reports of noise before 7am that's impossible, we don't get up until much later. My daughter was away and my son off school, and as we all know it’s a problem to wake a teenager much before 10am ! We normally go downstairs at 7:30/7:45, never before 7 and are not noisy. - Sheila hasn’t mentioned taking full advantage of our kind hospitality as well as detergents, washing powder, toilet paper, tissues and several changes of bath towels due to the additional guests she invited … ! - If the apartment was so noisy and unwelcoming with the stifling heat as described why would she invite people over for a party, afternoon tea, and to sleep over, that surely doesn’t make sense !

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