House | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Kingston's historic town centre offers many restaurants, pubs, bars and nightlife not to mention large shopping centre. Also close by is Richmond town centre/riverside, the world famous Kew Gardens and Hampton Court Palace. Its location leaves it ideally placed to access central London with a regular train service into Waterloo station taking just 20 minutes. In the opposite direction is the wonderful Surrey/Sussex/Hampshire countryside.
Wimbledon is only 5 miles away for those who are keen on Tennis. Myrtle Cottage is a £20 Mini cab ride from Heathrow airport and also easily accessible from Gatwick, Stanstead and Luton Airports.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Bognor Regis 80 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Heathrow 20 km, Nearest railway: Norbiton 1 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
All Linen and towels are supplied. The Cottage is very well equipped for babies and young children. We can supply highchair, travel cot and stair-gate.
|Further details outdoors|
Parking. Although Myrtle Cottage is located in a residents parking zone, we are able to supply visitors parking vouchers for your arrival and departure days to make loading and unloading you vehicle as easy as possible.
Free roadside parking can be found a 5-10 minute walk from the house and Pay and Display parking is available within 20 meters of the Cottage. Parking charges are currently £2.40 per 4 hours parking. Parking restrictions do not apply between 6:30pm to 8:30am Monday to Saturday. Sundays and Bank Holidays are free from restriction or charge.
The South East England region
London needs no introduction as it is one of the most famous cities in the world. It offers a cosmopolitan mecca for shopping, nightlife, theater, historical sites and museums.
The south of England offers some of the oldest history on the planet with its world heritage site Stonehenge only ninety minutes drive from the cottage. The historical port town Portsmouth is an hour away and the popular vibrant coastal town Brighton, not much further.
South West London
The ancient Market town of Kingston-Upon-Thames has held an important place in history for many centuries, its position just a few miles from England's capital has played an intrinsic part in its growth and survival throughout the ages.
From the earliest times of a small settlement where the Bronze Age farmers toiled the land it has been destined for great things. When the invading Romans landed they brought with them a wealth of knowledge and expertise which changed history. The Anglo Saxons first recorded Kingston in a charter that dates back to 838, becoming an important location, so much so that it developed into the coronation site for seven Saxon Monarchs starting with Alfred The Great 's son Edward the Elder . This was followed by six further coronations ending with Ethelred the Unready in the 10th Century. A legacy of this important site remains today with The Coronation Stone placed outside of the Guildhall, which is said to have been used by all of the monarchs. Visitors to the town can still see the stone, which contains one coin from each reign of the monarch's concerned whose ceremonies were presided over by the Archbishop of Canterbury, or the Archbishop of York through the 10th and 11th Centuries. Kingston's role of being the location for the coronation of Saxon Kings was to finally end, when William the Conqueror was crowned in Westminster Abbey this was the beginning of a trend which continues today.
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30 Nov 2013
"Thoroughly enjoyable stay in this conveniently located cottage"
Thoroughly enjoyable stay in this conveniently located cottage within walking distance of Kingston town centre, Kingston Hospital, Richmond Park and Norbiton station. We were lucky to find this self-c… More
14 Nov 2013
"Lovely cottage close to all amenities"
We stayed for two weeks at myrtle cottage in between house moves. Stewart and Emma were fantastic from the vey first e mail. The cottage itself is close to one of the best parks in London, Richmond pa… More
26 May 2013
"Lovely little house in good, quiet location"
Stayed here with our two young children (4 and 1 year old) for a week in March. We picked one of the coldest weeks on record to go and it took a few hours for the house to warm up so the first night we were cold but after that it was fine, and lovely and warm upstairs.
We found the stairs the only real negative- they are incredibly steep with narrow steps which our 4 year old found tricky and we hated when carrying our wriggly baby. The stairgate was welcome but another 2 would have been handy with a busy crawler around!! There are also a couple of steps down into the tiled kitchen which our youngest found fascinating but meant we were on tenterhooks that he would tumble as there is no way to block them off.
We welcomed the provision of a travel cot but had to search for it on arrival and then set it all up which was a pain as we arrived late after a long journey.
Overall we enjoyed our stay, we didnt get to use the garden as were out a lot and it was too cold! I imagine it would be a welcome space to sit out on a nice evening though. We enjoyed Kingston and several trips into central London, no problem with a good choice of buses and trains on the doorstep.
The house is nicely decorated and well equipped however I wouldnt recommend for people with a young family/disability because of the stairs/steps.
Oh and the italian deli at the bottom of the road has great coffee and mouthwatering food!
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