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Quintessential English Cottage, a perfect base to explore London & Hampton Court

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Distinctive & Chic 2 Bedroom/1 Bathroom Terrace Cottage

Located a stones throw away from Hampton Court Palace, home to Henry VIII, this 17th century end terrace cottage in East Molesey is the perfect base to explore both Central London and the surrounding historical landmarks along the river Thames.

Set in a quiet conservation area, this quintessential English cottage will allow you to relax in a sleepy village atmosphere, yet is well connected to transport hubs to take you quickly and cheaply into central London and all the tourist attractions of England's capital city. It is also close to the M4 motorway to travel out into the rest of England, Wales and Scotland.

The cottage has two bedrooms on the top floor; one Master Bedroom with a King bed, and one bedroom with a Queen bed. It is ideal for a family of 2 to a maximum of 5, with no more than 4 adults & 1 child or infant (child or infant would sleep in crib - not supplied - or one of our air-mattresses in the Master Bedroom). One additional adult MAY be accommodated on another air-mattress downstairs in the living area, but this would make the cottage feel quite small, particularly as there is only 1 bathroom.

More Details

Reservations Manager, Melissa Wood
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 July, 2018

About Reservations Manager, Melissa Wood

Melissa has worked in the travel business on and off for the past 20 years, and now owns and/or manages a select group of vacation rental properties around the world, including this one.


English born and bred, Rachel comes from Northumberland, the wild and rugged border county in the far North of England. Never far away from a ruined castle or stately home, she always wanted to buy a period property where she could enjoy both English countryside and history - but never be too far from the buzz of a metropolitan city. Now living in New York, she still loves to come home regularly and get her fix of England; to breath the fresh air of the countryside, the wood burning smoke of the log fires and enjoy a good English pub meal with friends and family.

Reservations Manager, Melissa Wood purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Reservations Manager, Melissa Wood chose East Molesey

Owner Rachel bought this gem of a cottage to give her the freedom to enjoy the best of both worlds - to stay where countryside and capital city are both uniquely accessible - and she now opens up her home to allow others to do the same. We look forward to welcoming you to this unique and lovely property.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage is light and airy, yet cozy, with a lovely outdoor space to enjoy the afternoon sun.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in East Molesey in Elmbridge

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Guests must leave Cottage clean & tidy, and in reasonable condition. Any damage not noted on arrival will be charged to the guests security deposit.
  • Arrival housekeeping (cleaning, linen) is included, with a starter supply of water, bread & milk provided to guests.
  • Please lock doors and close windows whenever absent from the home, & keep noise to a minimum after 10pm in respect for our neigbours.
Location Type:
  • village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom is on the first floor, and has lots of natural light coming into it.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , King Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Double Bed
  • Please note, our maximum occupancy is 5 adults, & 1 child or 1 infant (or a variation of this number). The child/infant could be accommodated on an air-mattresses in the Master Bedroom (or with your own infant crib), and an additional adult could be accommodated on an air-mattress downstairs in the living room. This would make the cottage feel quite small, but is 'do-able'.
  • Books
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Situated within easy walking distance of Hampton Court Village, amongst an eclectic array of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants. All your needs are within a short walk: The Royal Hampton Court Palace and Gardens; Thames River and major transport links into London, Kingston Upon Thames and Richmond upon Thames. Leisure activities including horse riding, boat hire, lawn tennis, golf, deer parks and idillic picnic spots. Enjoy all year round events, concerts and shows at the palace. Close by you can find an award winning spa. Whether you are looking for history & culture; sporting & leisure activities or nature & wildlife, Hampton Court Village has something to please everyone.


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Quintessential English Cottage, a perfect base to explore London & Hampton Court
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 17 reviews

A wonderful Christmas getaway

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Bell Cottage over Christmas and had a wonderful time there.

The kitchen is large, bright and well-equipped. The beds were comfortable and the linens were lovely. The decor is contemporary with a few fun twists.

It was so nice to be able to walk in the village and along the Thames, yet be so convenient to the Hampton Court train station.

We appreciated Melissa's recommendations, and accommodation for our early arrival.

I would love to return in the Summer months.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Susan, and thanks for your review, so glad we could work things out to suit your early arrival, and that your Christmas stay with us went well. We'd love to welcome you back in the Summer! Cheers, Melissa & Rachel
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Wonderful time at sweet cottage!

  • 4 of 5

Recently stayed at this charming, quirky cottage in the heart of East Molesey...walking distance of Hampton Court Palace, river Thames, Bushy Park and train station to London. Recently painted, bathroom newly remodeled, fully equipped kitchen. Fabulous location to access town of Kingston on Thames and Richmond by bus or boat ride. Cottage was delightful, beds comfortable, huge fridge and freezer to stock up on food and drinks - also convenience of washer and dryer. Live, shop and eat with the locals. Lovely old pub just doors away! We were thrilled with our stay and would stay there again!

  • Review Submitted: 23-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Oasis just outside London

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I stayed at Bell Cottage for four weeks. I was unable to return home due to Hurricane Harvey and Melissa generously allowed us to extend our stay. Bell cottage is petite but comfortable and charming. The kitchen is top notch! Beds were very comfortable and it was beautifully decorated. We fell in love with East Molesey. The people were lovely and it was within walking distance (.75 mile) of Hampton Court Palace and the Thames. Shops, restaurants, bus and train station are all within comfortable walking distance. We highly recommend Bell Cottage!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad we could make things a little easier for you when it all got a bit difficult, Julia, and very happy you enjoyed your extended stay! Hope all is well now you are back home and Skye is well settled in her new home. Cheers, Melissa, Rachel & Faye.
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Gorgeous cottage, beautifully decorated and perfect lpvatoon

  • 5 of 5

A credit to the owners. Everything is impeccable - one of nicest holiday homes we've stayed in. Great location as everything so easily accessible. Felt like home from home.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dean, thanks so much for the fab review, so glad you enjoyed your time with us. Look forward to welcoming you again! Cheers, Melissa & Rachel.
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Beautiful Property

  • 5 of 5

Myself and my wife and our three boys (ages 6, 9 and 12) had a wonderful week in Bell Cottage. The property itself is beautifully presented, quaint and really well equipped. This was truly a home away from home. The location is also beautiful - within walking distance of Hampton Court Palace with loads of fantastic cafes and restaurants close by. Couldn't recommend it highly enough.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the lovely words Colum, you are welcome back anytime! Cheers, Melissa & Rachel
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A lovely place to stay

  • 5 of 5

I booked the cottage for a two - week stay, and it was just what I needed. The close proximity to Hampton Court and local amenities made it the perfect location for my studies at the Royal School of Needlework. After staying in a hotel for the past two summers, I finally felt at home.

I was joined by a friend from Australia, and we're ready to come back!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Corliss and thanks for your feedback - so pleased it all worked well for you, and hope to welcome you back for your next visit. Cheers, Melissa & Rachel
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
London Heathrow
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
The Bell
Nearest Train
1.5 Kilometres
Hampton Court Station
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
The Bell
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in East Molesey, South East England

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Summer 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
Winter 2018
1 Nov 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
Xmas Holidays
15 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
Winter 2019
6 Jan 2019 - 31 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £90
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Special rates may be available at different times during the year, please contact us for details. The Cottage sleeps 4 in normal beds (1 King, 1 Queen), so is ideal for 2 couples or a family of 4. For any additional family members or guests, we have two air mattresses which can be set up on the floor of the master bedroom or downstairs in the living area. These would be charged at the extra person nightly rate.
Payment currently accepted via Bank to Bank (UK) transfer, Credit Card, PayPal or check (UK or US only). If paying by PayPal or Credit Card directly with Reservations Manager, a fee of up to 3.5% may be applicable. Please check prior to making payment.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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