Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Located in a quiet residential street in the heart of Shepherds Bush, west of central London with its excellent public transport links to whisk you around the capital including local buses to Oxford Street, South Kensington and Trafalgar Square to name just a few.
Shepherds Bush has two underground stations - the Central Line which is two minutes walk and the Hammersmith and City Line (Shepherds Bush Market) which is less than five minutes walk away. A feast of restaurants, bars, cafes and pubs are within walking distance so too are plenty of supermarkets catering for all grocery needs. Shepherds Bush is also home to the glitzy Westfield London Shopping Centre with designer shops such as Jimmy Choo, Gucci, etc. plus a large Waitrose supermarket and even a champagne bar !
The quaint front garden with flowers and shrubs greets you upon arrival and on entering the cottage you cannot help but be impressed by the spacious and bright open-plan contemporary style sitting room and dining area and the very high standard of furnishings and decor throughout.
The sitting room has two large comfortable sofas, feature fireplace, upright piano and a flat screen TV with multi-channels and DVD player. The dining area offers seating for six people around a rectangular glass dining table. Just off the dining area is the large and very well equipped brand new kitchen with pine table and chairs. Glass French doors lead you to the back garden with plenty of plants and shrubs plus an additional outside WC.
Upstairs is the master with a queen size bed and the second bedroom has two trundle beds - both with wardrobe space. The newly fitted bathroom, which is fully tiled in white and blue is complete with both bath and overhead shower as well as basin and WC.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Brighton 90 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Heathrow 12 km, Nearest railway: Shepherds Bush 300 m|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Further details indoors|
Flat screen TV with multi-channels and DVD player. Washing machine in kitchen with washing line in garden. Unlimited free wireless internet access. Additional WC in outside area.
Master bedroom has queen size bed and second bedroom has trundle beds so extra space if only one person sleeping in the second bedroom. Tiled bathroom has bath and overhead shower, WC and sink.
|Further details outdoors|
Public tennis courts in nearby Shepherds Bush Green. Private garden has outside WC and table and chairs plus washing line for drying clothes. Also table and chairs in the summer months. Pretty font garden as well.
Prices include all utilities and unlimited wireless internet access but excludes a £65.00 end of stay cleaning charge. Additional maid service can be arranged locally. (A £25.00 charge will be applied in the event of loss of house keys).
On all bookings a deposit of 25% is required upon confirmation with the remaining balance due 28 days prior to arrival. Should the arrival date be less than 28 days from the booking date, full payment is required.
If cancellation occurs before the full payment has been collected, the amount is refunded less a £75.00 administration charge. Should cancellation occur within 28 days of arrival, refund is normally subject to re-letting of the property for the said period.
Check in time: After 2pm
Check out time: By 10am
This is a non-smoking property
The South East England region
South East England is a region rich in experiences. It has something to offer every age group and every traveller. Whether you are looking at visiting for a weekend or a month this region has everything you could want.
London: With over 30,000 shops and stores to choose from, as well as a burgeoning reputation in the fashion world, shoppers will not be disappointed - from designer labels in Bond Street to bustling street markets in Camden, Notting Hill or Brick Lane. The capital also has 400 live music venues, catering for everything from opera to Brit pop and sports fans will not be short of excitement whenever they come. The summer sees the world’s largest classical musical festival at the Royal Albert Hall – the Proms.
In the 21st century, London has reinvented itself on a monumental scale. Don’t miss the amazing views from the ultra modern British Airways London Eye, the world’s most visited modern art gallery, Tate Modern, or the staggering scale of the British Museum .
Central London/Zone 2
Shepherd's Bush is to the west of London about 15 minutes from Marble Arch. Hammersmith borders it to the south, Notting Hill to the east.
Europe's largest covered shopping and cinema complex is situated in Shepherds Bush. Called the Westfield London Shopping Centre this state-of-the-art complex offers over 300 retail outlets - many designer stores, dozens of restaurants, bars and cafes plus a multi-screen modern cinema showing all the latest movies. As a result of this new complex the Shepherds Bush Central Line tube station, which is just two minutes walk from the cottage has undergone a complete refurbishment programme and a brand new overground station has also opened to further enhance the great transport systems the area already offers.
Shepherd's Bush Common is an ancient piece of common land indeed the first recorded use of the name Shepherd's Bush was in 1635. It is believed to have got its name because shepherds used it as a resting place on the way to Smithfield market.
The area is also steeped in historical infamy. Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of England, narrowly escaped assassination at Shepherd's Bush in January 1657 when Miles Syndercombe planned to spray his coach with fire from a primitive machine gun. The plot failed and Syndercombe was sentenced to be hung, drawn and quartered. This acted spurred on the development of certain aspects of Shepherd's Bush and by 1701, there were gallows installed at the eastern end of the Common. Today a giant barometer stands in its place.
Charles Dickens also became involved in the history of Shepherd's Bush when he unveiled a plan to build a rehabilitation centre for prostitutes at Shepherd's Bush in 1846. He was an enthusiastic supporter of the home, Urania Cottage, until 1862 when a scandal over the separation from his wife forced him to sever the link.
Another famous Shepherd's Bush resident, was the admired composer Gustav Holst who lived in a two bed flat above a shop in Shepherd's Bush until after his marriage in the late 1890s.
Until the middle of the 19th century, Shepherd's Bush consisted of mainly a rural mainly rural area, indeed some landowners continued to graze sheep in Shepherd's Bush until the end of the 19th century.
Shepherd's Bush also has strong Athletic ties. In 1908 the modern Olympic Games were held at a specially designed stadium next to the White City exhibition centre. World leader's and Elites such as John F. Kennedy have also attended the Oxford Vs Cambridge meet held at the White City stadium.
More recent claims to fame for Shepherd's Bush include local boys The Who using the area for the location for the hit film Quadrophenia. Julie Andrews has also sung at the world famous Shepherd's Bush Empire and Europe's largest street party, the Notting Hill carnival is held just next door to Shepherd's Bush every year in late August, just as the last of the good weather is upon us.