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Beautiful Apartment in the Heart of Historic Kew Gardens!

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Fireplace


About the property

1 Bedroom apartment, Sleeps 4

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

More Details

Christopher Barnard
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, italian, dutch, swedish, danish, norwegian, finnish
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
May 27, 2017

Why Christopher Barnard chose London

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.


Chiswick Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Town ...
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Beautiful with a walk in shower/wetroom & underfloor heating
  • The walk-in wet room has just been completed to a very high standard. It is light and airy and is tiled in beautiful Italian stone tiles, it has under-floor heating to keep you warm, and plenty of cupboard space.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • The bedroom is a large double bedroom with a comfortable 5 foot double wooden bed. The bedroom is newly decorated to a high standard and there is ample cupboard and storage space with two built-in cupboards and a chest of drawers on either side of the antique Victorian fireplace. The bedroom has patio door which provide access to the small private patio area.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(37 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Apartment in the Heart of Historic Kew Gardens!
average rating of 4.810811 based on 37 reviews
Nevis, West Indies

Fantastic little secret in Kew....

  • 5 of 5

Having already stayed in Chris & Ailsa's Richmond property we spent a further 10 nights in a hastily arranged extended stay in the Kew property. I reiterate all we said about the 1st property...cosy, well equipped, and clean which are all the things we require for a good stay. But discovering this beautiful friendly little neighborhood so close to London was a really pleasant surprise. These two travelers are only too happy to return, put our feet up on the chest in front of the comfy sofa and let chris take care of us anytime. Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Beautiful, quaint home perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We were very pleased with our stay. The home is in a very safe, quiet neighborhood which, depending on how long you're staying, you feel very attached to quickly. The metro (underground) is less than ten minutes away and the walk is a lovely one so it won't even feel that long. We metroed everywhere and it was very easy.

The apartment itself is very quaint. Tastefully decorated and very comfortable. There were five of us ( my husband and I shared the bedroom, our three teenaged girls shared the sitting room). Chris provided a blow up mattress and it worked out well for them.

Everything you could possibly need is provided for: lots of towels, fully stocked kitchen, washer, dryer etc.

Thanks so much Chris!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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A wonderful place and a thoughtful host!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 (kids age 9 years and 1 year) stayed here for 5 nights, and had everything we needed. The flat is comfortable and well-equipped, the location is great, and Chris was a fantastic host.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Wonderful Apartment in Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Christopher was at the flat to meet me when I arrived and was very courteous and helpful. The flat is in a great location, about a 5 minute or so walk from Kew Gardens tube station and about a 15 minute walk into Richmond (there are buses on the same road that go into Richmond if you don't want to walk). There are some restaurants and a little shop directly across the road, which is very convenient. Kew Gardens is about a 8-10 minute walk and well worth a visit while Richmond is full of shops, restaurants, and bars, as well as a lovely park. To get into central London, it takes about 45 minutes on the tube (depending where you are going). The flat itself is a clean, bright, one-bedroomed place with a well-equipped kitchen and a lovely bathroom (shower, no bath). An added bonus for the winter is the underfloor heating and heated towel rack in the bathroom. There is a small, paved outside area that would be lovely in the warmer weather.

All in all, I would highly recommend Christopher's flat to stay if you want to be in Kew or Richmond. I would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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Comfortable, well located apartment

  • 4 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay at Chris's flat in Kew. We were there with our 18 month old toddler to explore Kew and try out the commute as we are thinking of moving to the area. The flat is perfectly located being under 10 minutes walk from the station / Kew Village, near the gardens and within walking distance of the river. All the basics were well taken care of: underfloor heating in the bathroom, walk in shower, well equipped kitchen, comfortable large bed and sofa! Chris was unfailingly helpful in arranging our stay and answering any queries we had, and we'd recommend to anyone who needs a comfortable place to stay in SW London.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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Great stay at this lovely apartment

  • 5 of 5

Christopher and Ailsa are exceptionally good hosts. All our communications from start to finish were professional, efficient, courteous, and warm. Their ground floor apartment in Kew was ideal for our needs. It is spacious and very clean and cosy. The bed is comfortable (our number 1 priority), and there is plenty of storage space. The bathroom has heated flooring and a really good shower. The kitchen is well equipped. I loved the super gas hob. The living room is comfortable and there is a wealth of really good books on the shelves, the best range we have ever seen in many years of renting holiday apartments. There were so many really thoughtful, lovely wee touches, like fresh flowers, a very informative local guidebook compiled by the hosts, and a real Christmas tree, all very much appreciated. We didn't use the outdoor seating area, but that would be a nice place to sit and relax over breakfast or a drink in warmer months. The doors from the kitchen and bedroom both lead straight onto this area. The area has a quieter, 'semi-suburban' feel, and has good transport links. The overground train station is a ten-minute walk from the apartment. Tesco Express is located next to the station, and is open till 11.00pm. There is another good convenience store closer to the apartment and a number of restaurants. The bus that stops across the road takes you directly to Richmond. We were always glad to get back to the haven of the apartment late at night, at the end of each of six, very full, busy days in London which, in the lead-up to Christmas, was really hectic. Many thanks to Chris and Ailsa for being such kind, considerate and warm hosts. We wish you all the best for a happy and fruitful 2017. If we are ever back in London, we would be sure to try to stay here again, and we are recommending it to friends.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
The Inn at Kew Gardens
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Richmond Golf and Country Club
Nearest Train
300 Metres
Kew Gardens Station (District Line)
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
M4 & M3
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
RaRa (Indian), Ma Maison (French Bistro)
Car: not necessary

Richmond Park

Kew Botanical Gardens

Boat Trips on the River Thames

Hampton Court Palace

Syon Park

Marble Hill House

Twickenham Rugby Stadium


Rates & Availability

Chiswick Apartment Rental Rates

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Nightly Rate
May 26 2017 - Sep 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 8 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $77.62
Refundable damage deposit $258.72

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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