|Minimum Stay||1 - 4 nights|
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Fantastic 1 bedroom apartment on a quiet street in Kew. This is a Victorian one bedroom property in central Kew Gardens completely modernised in 2013 to the highest standard.
It is full of original features with antique marble fireplaces in both the sitting room and the bedroom. The modern kitchen/breakfast room has granite work surfaces and french doors opening onto a small private outdoor area. The walk-in wet room is tiled in Italian stone and has underfloor heating.
Overall it is a first class property in the centre of Kew with two grocery stores (one of which also bakes its own bread and has the best fresh baked pain au chocolat in Kew!), a cafe and restaurants within a two minute walk.
The property is a five minute walk from Kew Gardens tube station and Kew Gardens British Rail overland train station. Immediately outside the property is a bus stop which will take you to Richmond in 5 minutes, Chiswick in 10 minutes or Hammersmith in 20 minutes.
Within a 5 minute walk is the Victoria Gate entrance to Kew Botanical Gardens, UNESCO world heritage site.
Kew Gardens Village is also a five minute walk where you will find a StarBucks, The Glass House (a MIchelin starred restaurant), and a Tesco supermarket, and various smaller cafes, tea shops, restaurants and gift shops.
Recommended restaurants within a 10 minute walk include the following;
RaRa's (2 minute walk): Right over the road is RaRa's - delicious outstanding Nepalese restaurant in a smart modern restaurant - or you can order food to take away.
Montien (4 minute walk) a small privately owned Thai restaurant
The Glass House (5 minute walk) a outstanding fine dining Michelin starred restaurant
Ma Cuisine (5 minutes) an authentic french bistro serving delicious food
Pizza Express (5 minutes) good pizza restaurant or take-away
The Inn at Kew - Gastro pub
Wine and Moussaka - a reasonably priced Greek restaurant
The Kew Grill - a delicious steak restaurant owned by the British TV Celebrity Chef Anthony Worrel Thompson
The Original Maids of Honour - a bakery and cafe selling pastries and dishes some of whose recipes are rumoured to date back to Henry VIII
Cafe Torelli - a family owned Italian coffee shop and cafe.
The Botanist - A pub and microbrewery
The Green House - a daytime cafe and restaurant
Palmyra - Lebanese restaurant
This property is a beautifully renovated flat, with lots of character, in a REALLY convenient location. The nearest shops and restaurants are a two minute walk away, Kew Parade which is a very cute, old fashioned shopping parade, containing over 30 shops, cafes and restaurants, is a five minute walk away.
Kew Gardens tube station and Overground station is a five minute walk which will you with Central London in 25 minutes or Covent Garden in 35 minutes.
The area of Kew Gardens is in West London and is regarded as one of the nicest, prettiest and most genteel.
There are plenty of tourist attractions nearby including: Kew Botanical Gardens, The National Archieves, Syon Park, Chiswick House and Park, The River Thames (you can walk along the tow path or take a boat ride along the river), Hampton Court Palace, Ham House (view the house or watch the Polo matches there in the summer) and Richmond Park the largest park in any European captial city.
The property was more than acceptable as our living quarters during our one week stay. We especially appreciated it's convenient location to restaurants and, above all, to the tube. It's in a picturesque town and our hosts were most cooperative and helpful to us while we were there. They were also fun to talk to. Can safely recommend the property to future travelers.
My wife and I stayed in the apartment for 4 nights in mid September. It could not have worked out better. The apartment was comfortable, clean and well laid out. Communicating with Chris was easy. We immediately felt at home and part of the community. We were looking for a place that had easy access to London and Richmond, but was also little removed from the crowds and tourist spots. The Kew apartment location checks all of these boxes. The tube station is about a 4 minute walk. The bus stop is just a few steps from the front door. Cafe's, pubs, restaurants and shops are all easily accessible by foot. Despite all of these amenities, the road does not feel busy and it is not loud. I'm an Expat. Staying in the apartment actually felt like living in the UK again. We did not feel like visitors. We will definitely return.
We had no need to rent a car at Heathrow. The subway got us to the Kew Gardens station effortlessly with only one change from the Piccadilly line to the District line. Transportation throughout the trip was easy and regular (less than 10 mins for the train or bus). We got a car to Gatwick for about 47.00 pounds. If you've not been to London before, get an Oyster Card for buses, trains and water taxis. They make life easy and save a fortune.
Chris and Sally
We recently spent four nights in this charming flat. Christopher is a perfect host/landlord.
The photos here are truly representative of the place: lovely living room, comfortable bedroom, great shower in the bathroom, good-sized eat-in kitchen. Somehow we never used the little outdoor sitting area. The flat is on a quiet street in a pleasant neighborhood, with easy proximity to the Kew Gardens tube stop and also to buses. We took advantage of the location to explore sights in the area: one day we took the bus to Ham House in Richmond and then returned by walking on the Thames Path; one day we walked to Kew Gardens, then visited that National Archive for some genealogical investigation; and the final day we took a bus to Hampton Court and spent the day there.
We bought groceries from the Tesco Express near the tube station; we also shopped for some food items at Squire's, a wonderful small market nearer the flat. One night we picked up fresh carrots from Squire's, which we cooked up to accompany fish & chips we brought home from a nearby shop. We also ate at the pub at the Kew Gardens Hotel, just down the street; at Rara, the Nepalese restaurant across the street; and at the Greyhound, a pub near Kew Green--which was about a half-mile walk away.
There were fresh flowers awaiting our arrival, in both living room and kitchen--a very nice touch. Tea, sugar, salt and pepper, paper goods, and laundry and dish soaps were in stock in the cupboards. We made good use of other amenities, such as the washer/dryer, ironing board, and hairdryer--and of course the wifi. Chris was on hand to answer questions via email or text, and stopped by once or twice to check in with us.
We highly recommend this flat to anyone looking to be in a quiet neighborhood outside the bustle of central London. It was fun pretending we were residents of this neighborhood for part of a week! We would definitely choose to stay there again.
This apartment is superb – simply top class. I’ve stayed in many apartments in the West London area and I’ll be coming back to this one on my next trip. It feels like it is my own home – the atmosphere is very relaxing and you can half-forget that you don’t own it! So comfortable, great furnishings, everything in the right place. The front garden is beautiful to look out on through the living room windows. It’s quiet too – being on the ground floor it is rather insulated from the sounds of the city. Calm, peaceful and simply wonderful. The booking process with Christopher was smooth and easy, and accessing the apartment for the first time (keys etc) was very straightforward. Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience and I will be back for sure! Thanks again Chris!
I stayed for two nights in this apartment- everything was as described. The owner was friendly and accomodating, the apartment itself very comfortable. No hesitation in recommending it.
This flat was in a perfect location for us, about four blocks from Kew Village, and only 2 blocks from our daughter's house. Christopher was the perfect host with great communication both before, during and after our stay. The flat was perfect for a couple, very comfortable and warm enough.
There were modern appliances (dishwasher, washer/dryer) at our disposal, lots of towels, and, the bedroom had a power strip (not sure what that is called in England), so we were able to charge all our various devices.
And in addition, in a really nice touch for an arrival on 12/22, a decorated small Christmas tree. What a nice touch.
Kew Botanical Gardens
Boat Trips on the River Thames
Hampton Court Palace
Marble Hill House
Twickenham Rugby Stadium
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Dec 21 2016 - Dec 26 2016
4 night minimum stay
Dec 29 2016 - Jan 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$245|