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

14 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights


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 Terrace Cottage 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

Terrace Cottage was newly renovated two years ago and has a modern interior.

Sitting room with sofa and two armchairs, flat screen digital TV, DVD player and wireless broadband.

Open plan dining room and kitchen, with washing machine, dishwasher, fridge freezer, microwave, gas hob and electric oven. Double doors lead into a small conservatoty.

Gas central heating and constant hot water.

Also downstairs, a compact modern bathroom with white suite and 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 and double doors lead out onto a private and secluded roof terrace with table and chairs.


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Val Metheringham
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
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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.


based on 14 traveler reviews

Terrace Cottage
average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 reviews

Fantastic location, charming Victorian cottage on a beautiful street.

  • 5 of 5

For our needs and wants, this property really was in the perfect location. Moments from beatiful river walks and 15 mins walk from Richmond. It is also ideally located for getting into London with the train station 10 minutes up the road.

The property itself is well proportioned for a family of four and has a lovely roof garden for the evenings. A wonderful park is 30 seconds walk from the property so the lack of garden is no issue whatsoever.

The owner has been extremely welcoming and helpful throughout the whole process and the recommendations for activities / places to eat were all superb.

Overall a five star experience which we will certainly look to do again. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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… at any time again!

  • 5 of 5

A great place to stay nearby London. We enjoyed it very much being there: This little house (left half of it) is well furnished, nice decorated, bright, clean and well equipped. Communication was easy, fast and reliable. Thanks!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Lovely cottage in magical location

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent two delightful months in this cottage. Excellent bus service from the end of the street into Richmond city center. Buses run every 3-8 minutes. It is very convenient to take the tube to other parts of London. The unit is well appointed and has everything needed for a pleasant stay. Val and Freddie were extremely helpful and responsive. There are shops and restaurants within walking distance and many more in Richmond.

The neighborhood was so interesting and beautiful that some days we just stayed local and walked around. The Thames is about a five minute walk with a great walking path along the river. Lovely area to walk our dog.

We cannot wait to return.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Lovely Cottage

  • 5 of 5

My friend and I recently spent a very enjoyable short break in this delightful property, so much so, I thought I would like to write a review.

The cottage was really nice, very comfortable, extremely clean and well equipped, with a pretty roof terrace. The location was just perfect, very quiet, but near to all amenities. We were supplied with complimentary parking permits, which enabled us to park opposite the cottage for the entire stay, so we were able to use public transport to get around to see the sights.

Richmond is a lovely place with lots of interesting places to visit, we especially enjoyed Kew Gardens and were particularly lucky with the weather which was bright and sunny.

I think this cottage is a little gem and I look forward to making a return visit.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Even better the second time

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit and if anything we were more impressed. Val was very accommodating with our particular requests which was greatly appreciated. The location is ideal, and makes a perfect base to live like a local, which is always our goal. Exceedingly convenient to everything, yet perfectly tranquil. It’s a terrific property in a great spot, and it feels like home away from home without any effort. We look forward to returning.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Very good.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in this property and in this neighbourhood. The property was clean and comfortable, and Val's instructions and suggestions were all very helpful (including her recommendations for places to eat.) One caution for children or anyone with mobility issues is that the stairs to the bedrooms are very steep. Shopping for essentials is a short walk away, and more shopping is available in the Twickenham business centre, reachable by bus or walking. Public transportation to Waterloo, Kew and Hampton Court are all convenient. There is also a bus to and from Heathrow, but for those who prefer a car service, follow Val's recommendation for Black and White Cars and Couriers.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

Richmond-upon-Thames Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Oct 15 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Novemeber - December
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 16 2016
3 night minimum stay
Xmas & New Year
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
January - February
Jan 3 2017 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $305

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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Richmond-upon-Thames Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Town
  • Village
  • 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
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
  • The single beds are 2' 6' wide and full length
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
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, however, this will incur any extra charge of £25 per dog. 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.

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