Palace Gate House is a Grade II listed Georgian house conveniently situated outside Hampton Court Palace Gates.
Rebuilt in 1709 by Somersett English, the Under-Housekeeper of the Palace. It provides a taste of life in the early 18th Century but includes all the modern conveniences of the 21st.
Whether you wish to combine sightseeing with shopping and entertainment or just relax and absorb the atmosphere of Hampton Court and the Thames you will be able to choose to do as much or as little as you like.
East Molesey village and Hampton Court Station are just across the Thames.
Christopher Wren's house is next door but one.
The Palace and Gardens are across the road and Bushy Park with Wrens magnificent Chestnut Avenue and Diana's Fountain is just around the corner.
London's famous Southbank is a short train ride away accessed via Waterloo or by linking into the underground system via Vauxhall, Clapham junction or Wimbledon you can get anywhere else in London that you please.
Windsor Castle, Kew Gardens, Wisley, Ham House, Walpole's Strawberry Hill are all easily accessible by public transport or a short car ride
Legoland, Chessington's World of adventure and Thorpe Park are there for the kids
Kingston has one of the best shopping centres in London
Take the ferry down the river to Westminster
Theatres at Kingston and Richmond have great reputations.
Or sit in one of the local pubs and restaurants and enjoy good food and drink.
Palace Gate House is a little slice of English History.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Heathrow 14 km, Nearest railway: Hampton Court Station 500 m|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|General||Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
London is one of the great capitals of the world.
The best urban parks in the world, museums and art galleries, street entertainment, architecture and many landmarks are free.
If you want to spend your money there are tourist attractions, theatres, shops, concerts, pubs, cafe's and restaurants.
Originally a series of villages surrounding the ancient city these have now been absorbed into the expanding metropolis but retain there own distinct original character. Areas like Notting Hill, Richmond, Brixton and Mayfair are as different from each other as they are famous.
Every Borough has its famous residents, its historic links and something special to offer a visitor.
London will entertain you, excite you and leave you needing to come back again, soon.
Hampton Court Palace, across the road, home of Henry Vlll, is the obvious attraction in this area.. The Maze and gardens are almost as famous as the house and attract thousands of visitors every year. The Palace also hosts the annual flower show in July which rivals Chelsea in its size and reputation.
The area is well served culturally with theatres in Kingston and Richmond. There is live music at a variety of venues, ranging from pubs and clubs to Hampton Court's summer festival.
Sport is very popular in the area which attracts runners and rowers from all over the world. Bushy Park is the main focus for the runners and boasts a weekly, free 5km race every Saturday at 9am. Boat clubs are strung all the way along the Thames the nearest being Molesey Boat Club.
Those less competitive can swim at Hampton Heated outdoor pool just near the house, or just stroll in Bushy Park and admire the deer and other wildlife which live in this huge open space. In the summer it is a popular place to picnic and there is often a cricket match to give you an authentic English experience.
If the kids get bored and you want to venture further afield, Legoland, and Thorpe Park are a short drive away. Kew Gardens now features an aerial treetop walkway and of course central London is an easy day out by train.