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

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights



Terrace Cottage

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.


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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 a day
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 Terrace Cottagein Richmond-upon-Thames in Twickenham

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • 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
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed
  • The single beds are 2' 6' wide and full length
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • 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, 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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average rating of 4.894737 based on 19 reviews

Lovely cottage in a peaceful location just outside Richmond. Very comfortable for the 3 of us.

  • 4 of 5

Val was a pleasure to deal with, always responsive and prompt in her reply’s to queries. Easy transport connection to central London. We had a fabulous stay and would recommend the cottage.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
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Lovely, Quiet Location

  • 5 of 5

My family of three loved our stay in Val's cottage. The location worked very well for us for sight-seeing in London. We chose the short bus trip from the end of the street to Richmond and then the underground into London (which took anywhere from 40-50 minutes depending on the time of day and the destination); but, there is overground train service as well. We also used both a direct bus and bus/underground service to/from Heathrow which each took about 45 minutes to one hour depending on the time of day. Richmond offered fantastic grocery shopping and restaurant choices. The neighborhood was very pretty and quiet -- particularly Montpelier Row itself. It was so nice to return here after a day spent in the city. The house was as-described -- plenty of space for us to spread out after a long day touring. Val was very responsive to any questions that we had and responded promptly. The only suggestion for improvement that we have is that certain areas of the house could use a refreshing, particularly the washing machine. However, we would definitely stay at this property again and would recommend Montpelier Cottage to anyone considering a stay in this area.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely little well equipped comfortable cottage.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in this lovely little cottage. The location is great - down a quiet little cul de sac backing on to the wooded edge of the park, but minutes from bus and train and easy walking to both Richmond and Twickenham and lovely riverside walks.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
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Charming Victorian Cottage - exactly as described!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful stay at this delightful cottage in St Margaret's, a few minutes walk from Richmond. Cosy & comfortable with everything you need for a relaxing stay. Ideal location for exploring this beautiful borough with easy access to central London. A rural feel in a peaceful location with a great selection of local eateries and already looking forward to our next visit.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
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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.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 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!

  • Review Submitted: 27-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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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.