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Val Metheringham

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Speaks: english

Charming Victorian Cottage in a Great Location in Richmond upon Thames - Garden Cottage

40 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Richmond-upon-Thames Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Two bedroom Cottage with either a Garden or Roof Terrace

A pair of stylish Victorian cottages with a modern interiors, which back onto beautiful Marble Hill House and park, which in turn sweeps down to the River Thames between Richmond and Twickenham Riverside. The cottages are located in one of the most prestigious streets in the area, surrounded by stunning early eighteenth century architecture, with two houses boasting blue plaques. There is no through traffic making the street very quiet. Both cottages have a sitting room and open plan dining room and kitchen. The kitchen is fully fitted with washing machine, dishwasher, fridge freezer, microwave, gas hob and electric oven. Modern bathroom with shower over the bath. Two bedrooms, one double and one with two singles. Terrace Cottage has a secluded roof terrace accessed through double doors in the smaller bedroom and Garden Cottage has a lovely garden accessed from the dining room. Flat screen digital TV, DVD player, wireless broadband and a selection of books, dvds and games.

Residents parking permit available, please ask.

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Details for Garden Cottage 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

Garden Cottage has double aspect sitting room and dining room with double doors leading out onto the terrace and garden.

Flat screen digital smart TV with complimentary Netflix subscription and wireless broadband.

Compact fully equipped kitchen overlooking the garden, with washing machine, dishwasher, fridge freezer, microwave and multi fuel cooker.

Gas central heating and constant hot water.

Also downstairs, a small fully tiled bathroom with white suite, with both a hand shower and a proper shower over the bath.

Open staircase leads to two bedrooms, the larger bedroom has a standard double divan and the small bedroom two single divans.

Beautiful private garden with roses and honeysuckle, as well as many containers with bamboo, magnolia and flowering shrubs. Patio with table and chairs.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Val Metheringham (Owner)
Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english

About Val Metheringham

I purchased Garden Cottage as a pied-a-terre while filming for the BBC and it is still our family holiday home today. I acquired Terrace Cottage more recently and it is let the majority of the time as a holiday rental.

Val Metheringham purchased this cottage in 2003

Why Val Metheringham chose Richmond & Kew

The cottages are located in one of the loveliest streets in the area and is surrounded by stunning eighteenth century architecture, including two houses with blue plaques. There is no through traffic and it is just a short walk to the river with lovely riverside walks. A twelve minute walk to Richmond Bridge and there is very good public transport. A tranquil setting, but within easy reach of shops, restaurants, theatres and cinemas and only 25 mins into the centre of London.

What makes this cottage unique

A beautiful and peaceful setting, but within easy reach of shops, restaurants and pubs and only 25 minutes to the hustle and bustle of Central London.

A pretty and secluded roof terrace to enjoy a drink, read a book, play a game of scrabble or just enjoy the sun.

Reviews

4.9
based on 40 traveler reviews

Garden Cottage
average rating of 4.925 based on 40 reviews
Tacoma, USA
5

Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely, quiet, restful place to stay. The property was well maintained, clean, with literature on how the appliances, wifi, etc. worked. The location is 10 min from the train station and closer to regular bus service; and a short walk to the Thames; 30 minute by train to London Waterloo. We found two great pubs and enjoyed our time so much we want to go back!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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5

A great find!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the start of June 2015 with our two girls (3 and 5). This is such a lovely cottage - really peaceful and lovely having some outside space. It is also so close to everything you need. We had picnics in the park which is literally just round the corner, yet were only 10 mins walk from the station to get into London if that is what you fancy. St Margarets is lovely and has enough coffee shops and restaurants to keep anyone going!

The cottage itself was perfect for what we wanted - it isn't huge but the four of us had plenty of space, even with all of the stuff the young children bring with them! The small touches like handwash, washing up liquid, kitchen towel etc make life much easier. We hope to come again.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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5

Charming suburb of London!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the Garden Cottage - a party of 4 adults and 1 small dog - who loved the small, patio garden. The cottage is comfortable and well supplied with the basic necessities that you need on arrival. It is located in a peaceful cul-de-sac and conveniently situated for public transportation links to Hampton Court Palace and the City of London.

Val, the owner was extremely helpful at all times and provided us with excellent information on how best to travel into London. Following her advice we walked (about 8 mins) from the cottage to St. Margaret's station, caught the above ground train to Waterloo, then a quick and easy change to the Bakerloo line into Piccadilly.Total travel time from cottage - 45-50 mins.

Upon departure from the cottage, Val followed up with us regarding our stay and promptly returned our security deposit. This is the mark of a very good hostess!

And thank you to Freddie for checking us in on the Sunday.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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5

A lovely cottage in a delightful location

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our week's stay in this lovely cottage. It is in a delightful location in a quiet cul-de-sac with the river walk and parks close by. There is a local bus stop at the top of the road and St Margarets train station is within easy walking distance.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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4

Comfortable home away from home in great location

  • 4 of 5

The description of the cottage was quite accurate. It was very comfortable & provided me with a good base & also allowed me plenty of opportunity to entertain my two children & grandchildren who have moved to England from Australia. I also brought my daughter & another grandchild & all amenities required for a baby were provided including a stair barrier. The location to transport was excellent & the streetscape delightful. We hired a car which wasn't necessary as buses to the airport & Hampton Court were nearby as was St Margaret's station. Restaurants were plentiful nearby so it all made for an easy stay. The owner is a great communicator & was in touch via text to ensure we were happy. Excellent.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
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5

An oasis of calm...we really recommend it

  • 5 of 5

Lovely compact cottage, beautifully presented, cosy and warm and such a peaceful area. Great riverside walks, so handy for Richmond and Twickenham stadium. The owner, Val is very helpful and easy to contact and arrange things with. We had a super stay and can recommend it to anyone, we usually stay in a hotel in Richmond and this was so much nicer we could really chill and relax with our 2 daughters

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Heathrow
Car: not necessary

The cottage is within a short walking distance of St. Margaret's Village for local shops, restaurants, pubs, Twickenham Film Studios and St. Margarets station, with direct trains to London Waterloo, as well as Wimbledon and Kingston upon Thames. A twelve minute walk to Richmond, which has great shops, theatres, cinemas, riverside restaurants and bars and river trips to Westminster, Greenwich and Hampton Court. Richmond Station has trains to Londo Waterloo, as well as Windsor and Eton Riverside and Ascot and there is also of course the London underground serving the whole of London. Bus shop within a few yards of the cottage with numerous buses to Richmond, Twickenham, Kew, Heathrow, Hammersmith and Hampton Court. Ferry service across the Thames to Ham House, Petersham Polo Ground and Richmond Park or walk along the tow-path to both Richmond and Twickenham. On th doorstep beautiful Marble Hill House and Park, the River Thames, Turners House, Orleans House and York Gardens, also within very easy reach are Kew Gardens, Strawberry Hill House, Richmond Park, Bushey Park, Twickenham Rugby Ground, Syon House, Ham House, Eel Pie Island and Hampton Court Palace.

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Rates & Availability

Richmond-upon-Thames Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Sept - December
Sep 3 2016 - Dec 16 2016
3 night minimum stay
$182
$1,164
 
 
Xmas & New Year
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,229
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,164
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $325

The rental includes, gas, electricity, heating, bedding, bed linen and towels.
A deposit of £300 per week is required upon booking, which is non refundable in the event of cancellation.
The balance is payable eight weeks before arrival. Once the balance has been paid, this is non refundable. However, we will always endeavor to re-let the property on your behalf.

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Amenities

Richmond-upon-Thames Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Town
  • Village
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • The two single beds in the second bedroom are 2'6' wide and full length
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
STAIRCASE: The staircase is not suitable for very young children, or anyone infirm. PETS: We may consider taking one larger or two small well behaved dogs. CLEANING: We ask that you leave the cottage clean and tidy on departure, however, if left in an unacceptable state this will incur an extra cleaning charge which will stopped out of the security deposit. BOOKING CONDITIONS: The property is non smoking The booking deposit is non refundable in the case of cancellation. Once the balance has been paid this is also non refundable, but we would always try to re book the property and if successful, we would refund this amount.

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