Palace Gate House
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House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
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|
|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|
Features and Facilities
|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|
About this location
The Middlesex region
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.
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2 Sep 2014
"Exactly what we were hoping for"
The Palace Gate House was a great overall experience: great location both for Hampton Court , wandering along the Thames or taking the train to London. Nicely furnished and decorated, providing everyt… More
28 Aug 2014
"Beautiful House, Beautiful Location"
Stayed here for 3 days in August with family and absolutely loved it! The owners have done a great job restoring such an historic building yet making it so welcoming and homely. The kitchen is very w… More
17 Aug 2014
"Wonderful location and staying in such a historical building was an amazing experience."
We stayed in The Palace Gate House for ten days during July and August 2014. It was a fantastic place to stay with so many places to visit on the doorstep. The property owners have thought of everyth… More
14 Jul 2014
"A beautiful house in a Fabulous location with a lovely courtyard garden"
This is a lovely house, full of character and very comfortable, with everything you could need provided. I'd thoroughly recommend this beautiful house with a stylish courtyard garden.… More
13 Jul 2014
"Fantastic property in great location"
Spent a few days at the property whilst attending the flower show. The house was in the perfect location for us virtually opposite the palace gates. The front courtyard was very inviting and on enteri… More
23 Jun 2014
"Absolutely marvellous in every way"
We stayed for two nights as we were going to a wedding nearby.The house is fabulous- a real piece of living history but with all the necessary modern touches.We had excellent service from our hosts, t… More
16 Mar 2014
Very Nice and typical house just near the park, very good situation.Each room has his own atmosphère where you fell So good and so confortable especialy the salon at the second floor… More
16 Mar 2014
"Taste,comfort and inspiration"
3 nuits absolument délicieuses dans cette maison raffinée,authentique, confortable pratique,et tenue impeccablement.… More
25 Feb 2014
"Comfortable, spacious, period house of real character in great location"
A great house in a fantastic location. Easy access to Central London via Hampton Court station but also loads to do on the doorstep including good pubs and restaurants for eating and drinking. A rea… More
7 Jan 2014
"Wondrous House with fantastic history !!"
This is a spacious and beautifully decorated period house that is a joy to stay in.It has 3 bedrooms ,but gives the feeling of a larger Country House in Town,due to the scale and period features.The c… More
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