|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
A wonderful listed deco apartment located in the most picturesque area of London. Famed for its history, culture and residents, Richmond enjoys beautiful landscapes whilst only 10 miles from the cosmopolitan capital's centre. A few minutes walk from the famous Richmond Riverside, Marble Hill House, Terrace Gardens, Thames walks and cycle ways, Richmond Park, Ham House and Kew Royal Botanical Gardens.
The apartment has been designed, equipped and furnished for adults retaining many original deco features and comprises spacious living room, separate dining room, 2 double bedrooms, a dressing room/study or bedroom 3 upon request, a beautiful Italian designer kitchen and a luxurious German designer bathroom, with deep fill bath tub and power shower.
The apartment is extremely well located for convenience shops, cafes, bars, pubs, restaurants, theatres, cinemas and all public transport, bus, train and tube. All local amenities and sites of interest are in walkable distance with District Line Tube and high speed transport links to central London (15 mins), Surrey countryside and attractions such as Hampton Court, Ascot, Windsor Castle, Wimbledon and stately homes.
The apartment has Wifi in all rooms, two Internet browser tablets with Skype, Facebook and email access, printer, Smart 3D TV, cinema projection with Netflix on demand films, Sonos internet sound system in all rooms for world radio stations and access to Spotify on demand music library. A standard 3.5mm jack for external devices is provided for iPods and smart phones etc.
A full library of holiday reading paperbacks, classic novels, poetry and heavy going philosophical texts!
Luxury linen, towels, bath robes and slippers are supplied along with luxury consumables within the kitchen and bathroom to make your stay even more memorable.
There is a no shoes, no smoking and no pets policy.
I was born and educated in Richmond and worked within London and the EU for 35 years. I am now retired with continued interests in fine art, music, film and philosophy which is reflected in the apartment's style. I have two adult children who were brought up in Richmond where Poplar Court apartments was the family home with many fond memories.
Colin Hilton purchased this apartment in 1987
Poplar Court is a classic 1930's property with many original deco features, large rooms, parquet flooring and high ceilings. The apartment is located in the most ideal place for convenience shops, boutique shops, restaurants, cafes, bars, pubs and within walking distance of the main attractions of Richmond, Twickenham, Ham and Kew. It is at the hub of all that should be seen within Richmond Upon Thames.
Without doubt Richmond is the most beautiful area within greater London. The area has attracted centuries of royalty, famous artists, writers, poets, musicians and international celebrities.
Poplar Court apartments offers all the luxury and charm of a listed boutique hotel but in the style, comfort and privacy of your home.
I love this area and will never tire of its views, historic architecture, parks, walks, wildlife and riverside attractions: beautiful throughout all four seasons.
We greatly enjoyed our stay on Poplar Court. The listing was accurate. The place was spotlessly clean. The owner was friendly and offered good service whenever we needed it. We would strongly recommend this residence to most of our friends (except those with mobility problems on which see below).
We have stayed at many places in London over the 40+ years since we left London to live in Canada and Poplar Court is outstanding among them, having the size, atmosphere and fittings of a superior home rather than a hotel suite. It’s location is excellent, being 5 minutes’ walk from St Margaret’s station and 15 minutes’ walk to Richmond station, both with frequent service to Waterloo. There are also frequent bus services just outside the door going to both stations.
The immediate locale within walking distance offers several excellent restaurants and a range of shops. The Indian convenience store just a few doors on the right going towards Richmond offers an excellent range of choice unusual in such a small store.
Our one problem was the result of my wife’s restricted mobility. The kitchen is wonderfully outfitted with everything you could want, and more, but because it is small, some of the materials must be accessed by a standing of a small set of steps—difficult for those with balance problems. The bathroom again is small but well fitted. However, the depth of the bath, which will be an advantage to those who like to soak fully immersed in the water, was a disadvantage to us because the sides were so high that my wife could not get into or out of it without help from me.
But those were the only inconveniences, which will be relatively unimportant to most, in an otherwise outstanding residence.
RATING: FIVE STARS
For the last leg of our European adventure, we decided to stay outside of London in the suburb of Richmond. We could not have been happier with our choice of location or apartment, 20 Poplar Court.
We found Colin to be an excellent host. From our first contact with him, when we were initially interested in the apartment, and the timely manner with which he dealt with all our enquiries and bond returns, etc., we could not fault him in any respect. His apartment is extremely well maintained and manuals for appliances, etc. were well organised and of great use. Colin generously supplied a guide to the local restaurants and tourist attractions which was also very useful.
From the generous arrival banquet of fruit, chocolates and wine to the lovely bath products and fluffy towels, Colin has thought of every thing to make his guests comfortable and relaxed. Although it was a holiday apartment, it felt like a very clean and luxurious version of home.
We travelled with our two teenage daughters, who each had their own room. The kitchen is very well appointed, the beds comfortable and the apartment was easily roomy enough for all of us to have our own space as needed.
The apartment is a pleasant walk into the main street of Richmond where there are enough recognisable retail brands to keep the shopaholics happy for the afternoon. It is a comfortable stroll to Richmond Bridge where there are some lovely cafes, bike and boat hire businesses. We had no trouble finding our way into London using Colin's transport guide and found this apartment a good base for travel further afield also.
Bus stops are literally outside the front door and the train station is a 10 min walk away. I would have no hesitation in recommending this apartment and I would definitely stay here again.
Us: family of 4, 2 teenage children, 10 days in London.
What we were looking for had to tick a lot of boxes: We wanted comfy beds, ample living space, washing and cooking facilities, to be near shops, restaurants, public transport, open spaces; really we were looking for a home from home. I believe we found it here!
All the reviews we'd read were true. The area feels safe and pleasant. You're within easy walking distance of Richmond + Twickenham town centres and there are many beautiful walks nearby.
Within the apartment Colin has thought of just about everything to make your stay comfortable, down to the lemsip and tissues (for which I am eternally grateful:)
Thank you Colin, your apartment ticked all the boxes and more!
Our stay at Poplar Court was great. We really enjoyed the apartment and it had every convenience one could wish for. Colin was wonderful in showing us around the apartment and we loved all the amenities provided. Would highly recommend this rental apartment for others and will hopefully return again in the future. Thanks for having us!
My family and I had a great stay - the flat is spacious, kept extremely clean, and conveniently located. Would not hesitate to book again. Thanks Colin.
Amazing apartment, great location, restaurants, tons to do & see in & around Richmond with the Thames just a 5 minute stroll away, The attention to detail is a lesson of organization that my family could not get over, Colin the owner is a host to be admired & we would surely stay again in the future.
We arrived at Poplar court after a 11 hour flight from the California and were greeted by Colin who showed us around his wonderful apartment, we fell in love with it immediately!.He left us a large fruit basket some wine and everything we may need for basic supplies.The location is superb, walking distance to downtown Richmond and easy access to great pubs along the river, fabulous little restaurants and transportation into the city. Having spent much of my family life in Richmond we know the town well and this will now become our new home away from home. The apartment has everything you need, all supplies for the washer and dryer as well as dishwasher and bathroom soaps, shampoo etc.
Perfect location within walking distance of: the beautiful Richmond Riverside, Richmond Terrace for 'The View', Richmond Royal Park, Kew Gardens, Marble Hill, Orleans Park, Ham House. A short bus ride to: Hampton Court, Syon House, Osterley House. A short train ride to Central London, Wimbledon, Surrey Hills, Windsor Castle and Cliveden Stately Home.
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£500|
Rates are subject to change until a Reservation is confirmed.
The Booking Deposit of £500 to confirm reservation converts to become a Damage Deposit that is refundable within 14 days after check-out.
The Dressing Room can be made up as a third bedroom upon request for an additional charge of £150. With this configuration a 5th guest may be accommodated if confirmed at the time of booking.
Please Note: The owner of this property accepts payment in the original currency specified (GBP), before use of conversion tool. The conversion tool is provided for your convenience only. The owner may accept other currencies if specifically agreed in advance.