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

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights



Garden Cottage

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.

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About the property

Montpelier Row Cottages

A pair of Victorian cottages, which back onto beautiful Marble Hill House and park on 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 comfortable interiors, with an open plan sitting room and dining room. Terrace Cottage has an open plan kitchen and Garden Cottage a separate kitchen. The kitchens are fully fitted with washing machine, dishwasher, fridge freezer, microwave, gas hob and electric oven or duel fuel cooker. Compact bathroom with both a habd shower and a proper shower over the bath. Two bedrooms, one with a John Lewis/Silentnight double divan bed and the smaller bedroom with two full length 2' 6" 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. Either a flat screen digital TV with DVD player or a smart TV, wireless broadband and a selection of books, dvds and games.

Residents parking permit available, please ask before booking.

Please note:

Garden Cottage is due to be refurbished later in the year, but it still has a clean, cosy interior.

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Val Metheringham
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 April, 2018

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-upon-Thames

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.

Terrace Cottage has a small secluded roof terrace to enjoy a drink, read a book, play a game of scrabble or just enjoy the sun. Garden Cotttage has a really pretty garden with table and chairs and benches.

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The property is NON SMOKING

We do not expect guests to clean the property before departure, but we do ask that it is left fairly clean and tidy.
There is no cleaning charge, unless the property is left in a dirty state, when a surcharge will be stopped from the security deposit.
Arrival is from 4.30 pm and departure by 12 noon.

The rental includes gas, electricity, heating, constant hot water, bedding, bed linen and towels.

A booking deposit of £300 per week or part week is required upon booking, which is non refundable in the event of cancellation.
Once the the booking is confirmed, it is very unlikely that the dates can be changed, as other bookings will have been accepted on either side.
The balance is payable eight weeks before arrival and once paid is also non refundable, however, we would always endeavour to re-let the property and if successful we would refund the balance, although this cannot be guaranteed.
We strongly suggest that guests take out holiday insurance to cover the cost of the rental.
We also ask for a separate security deposit of £250 ( £500 for longer lets) to be paid prior to arrival, to be held against any major breakages or damage, this deposit is of course refundable on departure.

Please note the staircase is open from half way down and is not suitable for very young children or anyone infirm. We supply a child gate, but parents with young children must take full responsibility for their safety.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Richmond-upon-Thames in Twickenham

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • town
  • village
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • The two single beds in the second bedroom are 2'6' wide and full length
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horse 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. 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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average rating of 4.9268293 based on 41 reviews

Already booked a return trip!

  • 5 of 5

All the positive things that others have said are true, so I won't repeat them. Suffice it to say that I couldn't leave without booking a return visit.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 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!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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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.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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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.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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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.

  • Review Submitted: 03-May-2015
  • Date of Stay: April 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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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.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Feb-2015
  • Date of Stay: January 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.


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