About this listing
The dates and price are negotiable.
Free off-street parking for 2/3 cars outside the house (a premium in London!).
£ double rooms. Each room can sleep 2 people on the double beds.
The house would suit a large family or 2 famlies with kids, or a large group of friends.
All clean fresh bed linen will be provided as well as a weekly cleaner, but you will have to cook yourself!
However, complimentary contenental breakfast for the week will be provided - cereal, milk, eggs, tea, coffee, orange juice, croissant, jam, ham, bread, butter etc. Just state how many people will be coming along - can also be 'topped-up' mid week.
The house description:
A unique end of terrace double fronted home situated in a quiet court-yard in this popular development 5 mins walk to Richmond town centre.
The house is ideally located for access to Richmond station (also 5 mins walk) with its excellent mainline trains, tube, Overground links into central London - direct trains to central London for the other Olympic games venues and direct to Windsor for the boat races and Earls Court for the volley ball.
The bike race will route through Richmond.
The house has a spacious 20' reception/dining room, open plan newly fitted kitchen, downstairs cloakroom (toilet), three double bedrooms and 2 en-suite bathrooms.
There is piping hot water on demand all-day and night; a Jacuzzi-bath with showers to two bathrooms.
The kitchen has 2 ovens with a build-in microwave, washing machine and a dishwasher; with mood lighting in the kitchen!
To the rear there is an attractive and wide paved garden, in addition there is a south-facing balcony to 2 of the bedrooms and off-street parking for 2/3 cars.
Other items: 46” TV with Freeview HD, Broadband, DVD player, hard-drive recorder box with 100’s of pre recorded films, 100’s of DVDs, BOSE surround sound and a PC for surfing/emailing.
Things to do nearby
London is the largest metropolitan area in the United Kingdom and the largest urban zone in the European Union with nearly 14m people living in the metro area.
To that end, the smart Londoner takes public transport around the city as it is the fastest, cheapest and most convenient way around. Oh, it's faster than the car. The tube system is 150 years old, do it's tried and tested!
In the southwest of London is Richmond. Richmond IS London’s most attractive borough!
For hundreds of years it has been a favourite retreat of Royalty, the rich and the famous (like Mick Jagger – in fact The Rolling Stones used to play the local pub called 'The Bull').
Frequent fast trains to London Waterloo Station will take you to most of the main events in 15 minutes. London Waterloo station is connected to no less then 4 tube lines that will take you direct to all the Olympic venues –
Direct tube from Richmond station:
The District tube line will take you direct to:
-Earls Court for the volleyball and Wimbledon (change at Earls Court for another branch of the District line).
-Hyde Park (Notting Hill Gate stop) for the triathalon and open air swimming
Direct mainline train from Richmond station:
-To Windsor will take you direct to Eton Dorney for the rowing and canoeing
-There you can also see Windsor Castle
On the Jubilee line (direct):
-The Olympic Park
-Wembley stadium for football
-Wembley arena for badminton and rhythmic gymnastics
-Lords Cricket ground for archery
-Horse Guards Parade for beach volleyball (also walkable from Waterloo over Westminster Bridge and right at the Houses of Parliament)
-North Greenwich Arenas for Artistic Gymnastics, Trampoline, Basketball
-Hyde Park (Bond St stop)
The Overground Line from Richmond station:
Will take you dirsct to the Wembly Stadium complex for the football, badminton and rhythmic gymnastics.
The cycle route will be passing through Richmond and it's many parks.
But of course, the transport network can get you to any venue (or any other location) in the city.
The River Thames runs through the heart of Richmond - linking Hampton Court Palace, Richmond town centre and even Kew Gardens (a World Heritage Site) with central London.
There are over 100 parks and open spaces within its Richmond's boundary and 21 miles (34 km) of river frontage with an array of pubs, bars, restaurants and shops.
The largest park in London is Richmond Park where deer roam freely; the park is actually more than double the size of Hyde Park.
Walking/Cycling/running is a must in the park and even along the river; or simply walk to the riverside bars/restaurants and enjoy the views on the South facing river side and soak in some sun rays whilst watching the boats sail by. See this link for a view: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d6/Richmond_Riverside%2C_London_-_Sept_2008.jpg
You can then head for Richmond green to watch some cricket and sip on a pint of local ale with some fish and chips at the 'Cricketers' pub overlooking the green. Or head for the shops for some retail therapy.
Or if you really fancy abusing your credit card properly, head for Kingston Town Centre by mainline train (10 mins) (or cycle along the Thames or take the bus) for one of London’s largest shopping centres, with 2 department stores, an indoor shopping complex and, of course street shopping with a open-air fruit and veg market. Oh, Kingston is also a University town. As a destination Kingston is unrivalled as all this is set in a medieval town on the river. (incidentally, a 7 mins bus ride from Kingston [Bus 513 from Stop R] will take you to Hampton Court Palace for the start/finish Cycling Time Trials).
With beautiful Royal parks and historic houses, theatres, museums and galleries rich with exhibits and a town centre bursting with shops and restaurants, Richmond upon Thames rivals anywhere in central London.
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