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Cozy Cottage, 1BR/BA studio apt, private entrance and garden, Central London

Hammersmith, London, UK
  • Apartment200 sqft
  • Bedrooms0
  • Sleeps2
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

Exceptional studio apartment, private garden entrance, Central London, Zone 2

Accessible via your own private garden, this exceptional 1 bedroom studio apartment has been 95% fully booked through VRBO for the last 7 years! Book early as we are usually booked one year in advance. Many of our valued guests are repeat visits.

This is truly a peaceful haven in central London! Why pay for a hotel room when you can have a lovely low cost private studio apartment (sleeps 2 plus small child if required) with marble tiled bath/power shower room, modern well equipped kitchenette and charming garden, own entrance and a free daily help yourself continental breakfast (delivered to your kitchenette before your arrival and topped up during your stay) in a friendly cozy British home. You have total privacy in this secluded and quiet property away from people, noise and cars yet you are in the middle of Central London! This 1 BR/BA has a spacious double en-suite studio bedroom with its own hallway/kitchenette and bathroom. Studio room is lavishly decorated with charming antique furniture, comfy sofa, dining room table and chairs and huge luxurious king size bed that is 7 1/2 feet long (for those with longer legs), 2 separate his and hers chest of drawers, Jackwood Armoire wardrobe from Sri Lanka (shipped back from a trip), TV and DVD player, sumptuous cushions and lavish mirrors and dimmer lighting. Linens are crisply ironed luxurious Egyptian Cotton sheets and fluffy white towels.

Unlimited high speed Internet access WIFI, washer, tumble dryer and maid service included 3 hours per week.

Bookshelf in apartment provides extensive range of maps, London and UK A-Z, leaflets and books about all the tourist sites including a DVD library and there is a guest book-exchange library too.

House conveniently located in zone 2 near many shops and restaurants, Westfield shopping centre and multiple bus stops just 1 minute from front door. Also multiple tube stations nearby including Hammersmith underground, Baron's court, Fulham Broadway and Parson's Green underground stations just 10-15 minutes walk from house. You can be at most Central London Tourist sites within 30-45 minutes by bus or tube. Location is very safe and central and in a lovely residential part of London on the border between Hammersmith and Fulham just a stone’s throw from Chelsea and Kensington.

Boris bicycles are available just one minute from house with many local sites to visit. Particularly nice is a lovely ride along the Thames River path visiting all the olde worlde Dickens pubs along the way. Also nearby is a wetlands bird sanctuary you can bicycle to in just half an hour across the Thames. You can even bicycle to Kew Gardens along the cycle paths beside the Thames for a great day out. If you like football Both Chelsea and Fulham football grounds are just 10 minutes walk away! Or come and visit my organic allotment vegetable garden at the historic 100 year old Fulham Palace Meadows Allotment Association just down the road from the house.

Feel at home in this friendly British house and come and go as if it is your own home. On warm sunny days breakfast in your secluded garden is a must. Come for just 3 nights, one week, one month or longer, sliding scale of rates depending on length of stay


Nadia Brydon

Member Since 2009
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 10, 2018
About Nadia Brydon

I've lived in Fulham for over 30 years and love it here. I have worked part time for the last 10 years for a charity supporting women with breast cancer and been involved in complementary medicine and nutrition for at least 25 years. I have just finished doing a Masters in International Public Health Nutrition (phew!). However, I have done B&B on and off for over 20 years and love meeting and welcoming all the wonderful people who visit from all over the world and come and stay at my very British B&B.

Nadia Brydon purchased this Apartment in 2007

Why Nadia Brydon chose Hammersmith

I chose to buy in Fulham because it is in Central London and yet in a lovely green and leafy safe residential area just a short ride on public transport directly into the city centre. Walking is only minutes to a wide range of restaurants, shops, English pubs, parks, shopping centres, the Thames and lovely antique shops. It's so quiet and yet so central.

What makes this Apartment unique

I bought my house and completely gutted it from top to bottom which was great fun to do. The house is decorated in natural materials using natural fabrics, stone, wood and marble. It's very bright and light and airy. Lots of attention to detail and the house is kept immaculately clean and tidy by my lovely cleaning lady. It is requested shoes are removed at the front door which helps keep the house so clean. You will be nurtured and well looked after here. It really is a cozy haven in the centre of London with a lovely garden to rest in at the end of the day or have your breakfast on the patio on warm sunny days before the start of your sight seeing. Because it is quite small it has a lovely cottagy feeling about it. I hope you love it like I do!


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
        • Studio room is lavishly decorated with charming antique furniture, comfy sofa, dining room table and chairs and huge luxurious king size bed that is 7 1/2 feet long (for those with longer legs), 2 separate his and hers chest of drawers, Jackwood Armoire wardrobe from Sri Lanka (shipped over from a trip), TV and DVD player, sumptuous cushions and lavish mirrors and dimmer lighting. Linens are crisply ironed luxurious Egyptian Cotton sheets and fluffy white towels.


        • 1 Bathroom
        • Bathroom
          toilet, combination tub/shower
        • Combination tub and power shower, basin and toilet. Decorated in cream marble and 2 mirrors. Heated towel rail and white fluffy cotton towels and bath mats, laundry basket and cupboards, hooks for towels. Dressing gown and slippers supplied on request.

        Location Type

          • Downtown
            London zone 2 border between Fulham & Hammersmith centrally located 25 minutes by bus & underground to all London's tourist sites. Excellent public transport. Only 10 mins walk to Thames River.


              • Away From It All
              • Budget
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Iron & Board
                      • Air Conditioning
                        Air cooler also door access to outside and many windows that can open wide
                      • Clothes Dryer
                        Tumble dryer available for private use within own kitchenette. Washing line available in garden if required. Also heated towel rail in bathroom useful for drying clothes if needed.
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                        Both central heating and plug in fan heater if needed but house is usually cozy warm
                      • Internet
                        Wi-Fi high speed broadband.
                      • Broadband Access
                        Wi-fi unlimited free fast broadband
                      • Linens Provided
                        Beautiful crisp white embroidered Egyptian cotton linen (bed sheets, duvet cover and pillow cases), soft sumptuous pillows, bath and hand towels.
                      • Living Room
                        Studio bedroom/living room
                      • Parking
                        Currently parking is free in street in front of house.
                      • Towels Provided
                        White cotton bath towells, hand towells and bath mats provided and changed twice a week. Dressing gowns and slippers provided on request.
                      • Washing Machine
                        Available for use in main house kitchen. Allergy free washing powder is provided free of charge.
                      • Wireless Internet
                        Wifi available throughout house.


                          • Microwave
                            Standard spec microwave in own private kitchenette.
                          • Coffee Maker
                            Nespresso coffee machine + large range Nespresso capsules in kitchenette for your use. Please ask if you want the milk frother. Also available is caffetiere and ground coffee for traditional coffee
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            Plates, bowls, glasses, openers, knives, cups, mugs, tea pot, teas, caffetiere, Nespresso, kettle, toaster, filter jub, blender and juicer etc all available in kitchenette serving 4 people.
                          • Ice Maker
                          • Kitchen
                            Private kitchenette contains sink, fridge, grill little oven cooking rings , tumble dryer, microwave, kettle, toaster, plates and cutlery, filter jug, tea/coffee, Nespresso coffee machine, slow cooker
                          • Cooking Utensils
                            Everything you should need. If not please ask.
                          • Oven
                            Little counter top over
                          • Pantry Items
                            Breakfast is provided in your kitchenette before you arrive for your daily self service breakfast. You will be emailed a 'breakfast request' form before your arrival to tick and email back to owner
                          • Refrigerator
                            Own private refrigerator within double en-suite unit kitchenette for sole use of renter
                          • Stove
                            Little counter top stove (oven)
                          • Toaster
                            standard toaster in own kitchenette


                              • Child's Highchair
                              • Dining
                                Table seats 4 people
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 4 people


                                  • Books
                                    A few books available many of which have been left by previous guests
                                  • DVD Player
                                    Combined within TV. Also available are a few DVD films provided within unit
                                  • Games
                                    Cards available in room. Board games available on request such as scrabble, cluedo and back gammon
                                  • Television
                                    TV with combined DVD player
                                  • Video Library
                                    Kid friendly DVD's, comedy etc


                                      • Bicycles
                                        Barclay's cycle hire docking stations just one minute from house. (Boris bikes)
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        Secluded private patio and garden for sole use of renter.
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                        30' garden for sole use of renter with private entrance through garden to studio apartment.
                                      • Tennis
                                        Close by at Fulham Palace which is about 10minutes by bus.


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                          • wheelchair inaccessible


                                              • museums
                                              • arboretum
                                              • churches
                                              • cinemas
                                              • duty free shops
                                              • festivals
                                              • health/beauty spa
                                              • library
                                              • live theater
                                              • marina
                                              • botanical garden
                                              • playground
                                              • recreation center
                                              • restaurants
                                              • ruins
                                              • synagogues
                                              • theme parks
                                              • water parks
                                              • winery tours
                                              • zoo

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • paddle boating
                                                  • antiquing
                                                  • boating
                                                  • gambling casinos
                                                  • horseback riding
                                                  • outlet shopping
                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • photography
                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • shopping
                                                  • sight seeing
                                                  • walking
                                                  • wildlife viewing

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • Babysitter
                                                      • fitness center
                                                      • groceries
                                                      • hospital
                                                      • laundromat
                                                      • massage therapist
                                                      • medical services

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • basketball court
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • equestrian events
                                                          • golf
                                                          • ice skating
                                                          • roller blading
                                                          • sailing
                                                          • swimming
                                                          • tennis

                                                            85 Reviews


                                                            Latest reviews

                                                            A lovely apartment and an even lovelier host

                                                            Rene' T.Florence, Italy

                                                            My wife and I travel extensively worldwide and have stayed in dozens of apartments. Nadia’s Apartment was without question the nicest experience we have ever had. The Apartment itself is lovely and extremely comfortable (best bed ever). The garden is quiet and quite lovely—many birds, sometimes cats, and the occasional red fox visit. The best feature, however, is Nadia herself. She is beyond question the best host we have ever encountered; she provides many lovely amenities (including great breakfast items and snacks) and is gracious beyond words. We have stayed with Nadia three times, and anytime we’re in London her garden Cody cottage will always be our first choice. Don’t miss out on this lovely getaway gem.

                                                            Owner's Response:

                                                            Thank you so much for your lovely review of my Cozy Cottage studio rental in zone 2 Central London. I am so glad you had such a great time during your stays. I've been offering my rental with VRBO/HomeAway for 10 years now and really love doing it and meeting all my fabulous guests many of whom return time and time again. All the great reviews make it so worthwhile. Thank you. Hope to see you again one day.

                                                            lovely clean cozy cottage

                                                            katrina m.

                                                            Nadia was very helpful with information on how best to get around London. A very clean cottage with a lovely homely feel to the place. we would stay here again.

                                                            Owner's Response:

                                                            Thank you so much for your lovely review and look forward to hosting you again one day.

                                                            Cozy Cottage Stay

                                                            Lissa M.

                                                            Perfect, snug little getaway with all the amenities. Nadia was hospitable but unobtrusive and offered helpful advice about transportation and eateries. Couldn’t have asked for more.

                                                            Owner's Response:

                                                            So glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you so much for taking the trouble to post such a lovely review.

                                                            Comfortable, private, convenient.

                                                            Susan K.

                                                            Nadia is very welcoming and thoughtful, she includes breakfast which is picked before you arrive from a large menu. The kitchen is tiny but serviceable, as is the bathroom. We had everything we needed for a weeks stay. Nadia was happy to let us us her clothes washer when needed and there is a dryer in our the kitchen.

                                                            The area is well served by buses. We made a point of riding them to South Kensington and beyond just to see the city. The underground, Barons Court, is a lovely ten minute walk and the Piccadilly Line goes straight to Heathrow.

                                                            It served our needs perfectly. Thank you Nadia.

                                                            Owner's Response:

                                                            Thank you so much for your lovely review. So glad the accommodation and location fitted the bill for you. It was lovely having you both staying.

                                                            Charming, private and close to attractions

                                                            Sharon C.

                                                            Cozy Cottage was a delight; charming, private, well-equipped, and close to transportation. If you are enthusiastic walkers, you will be able to walk to the major attractions in Westminster. There is much to see along the way. Nadia was thorough and professional from our first contact with her. We would definitely stay again.

                                                            Owner's Response:

                                                            So glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for you lovely review.

                                                            Perfect location

                                                            paula b.

                                                            We stayed 4 nights in this lovely cottage. The location as well as the cottage was perfect. Private entrance a real plus and garden was beautiful. Nadia had everything you could want for a wonderful breakfast. She catered to our every need. We were at the beginning of a month holiday and used her washer to leave with fresh clothing. Nadia thank you for sharing your cottage with us.

                                                            Owner's Response:

                                                            Thank you for your great review. So happy you enjoyed the secluded garden and private entrance, breakfasts and location. It is so easy to get in to the centre of London to see all the sights.


                                                            Hammersmith, London, UK

                                                            Property is located in zone 2 in the pretty and popular upmarket London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham and therefore is in the centre of London. Area is in lovely quiet residential area yet has everything just a stones throw away. Public transport amazing and just one minute from 8 different buses going directly to all major London tourist attractions (Buckingham Palace, Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Waxworks, China town, Harrods, London Eye, Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Sq etc) , shopping (Bond St, Knightsbridge, Oxford St, Kings Road etc) , theatres (the theatre scene around Soho and Leicester Sq), museums (V&A, Science Museum, Natural History, British Museum etc), and takes just half an hour at the most. Going in the opposite direction Kew Gardens is just 30 minutes away. Tube/Underground just 10 minutes walking to Piccadilly, Circle, District and Hammersmith and City lines. Heathrow about 45 minutes only and Gatwick takes about 1 1/2 hours. Just 1 minute from the house are masses of antique shops, restaurants, pubs, grocery shops etc only minutes from front door and we are 10 minutes from major shopping centres including Westfield. Portobello Road for antiques shopping on a Saturday morning just 20 minutes on the bus. Thames just 5 minutes walk with lots of Oldy worldy pubs and river walks. 3 football stadiums in the Borough so keen footie fans can be at Fulham or Chelsea football stadiums just 10 minutes walk down the road. All my guests just love this location.

                                                            Rates & Availability

                                                            Additional information about rental rates

                                                            Room rates per night: For double en-suite studio unit with private bath, kitchenette and garden: 1-3 nights £85, 4-6 nts £80, 7-13 nts £75, 14-20 nts £70, 21-30 nts £65, apply for longer term rates Room rates per night for: single bedroom with shared bath: 1-3 nights £40, 4-6 £37.50, 7-13 £35, 14-20 £33, 21-30+ nts £30. apply for longer term rates Room rates: double bedroom w/ shared bathroom: 1-3 nights £65, 4-6 £60, 7-13 £55, 14-20 £50, 21-30+ nts £45, apply for longer term rates

                                                            A 50% deposit is required up to a maximum of £200. Balance of full cost of stay is payable in cash on arrival. Deposit is refunded in full if booking is cancelled up to 30 days prior to arrival (any refunding costs are deducted). If cancellation within 30 days deposit refunded only if room is rebooked (refunding costs are deducted)

                                                            85 Reviews
                                                            Wonderful 4.9/5
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