Fantastic 1 bedroom apartment on a quiet street in Kew. This is a Victorian one bedroom property in central Kew Gardens completely modernised in 2013 to the highest standard.
It is full of original features with antique marble fireplaces in both the sitting room and the bedroom. The modern kitchen/breakfast room has granite work surfaces and french doors opening onto a small private outdoor area. The walk-in wet room is tiled in Italian stone and has underfloor heating.
Kew is in West London and is regarded as one of most beautiful, genteel, and safest places in the capital.
The nearest shops and restaurants are a two minute walk away in Kew Parade, which is a very cute, old fashioned shopping parade, containing over 30 shops, cafes and restaurants, is a five minute walk away.
The property is a five minute walk from Kew Gardens tube station and Kew Gardens British Rail overland train station. Immediately outside the property is a bus stop which will take you to Richmond in 5 minutes, Chiswick in 10 minutes or Hammersmith in 20 minutes.
Within a 5 minute walk is the Victoria Gate entrance to Kew Botanical Gardens, UNESCO world heritage site.
Kew Gardens Village is also a five minute walk where you will find a StarBucks, The Glass House (a Michelin starred restaurant), and a Tesco supermarket, and various smaller cafes, tea shops, restaurants and gift shops.
Recommended restaurants within a 10 minute walk include the following;
RaRa's (2 minute walk): Right over the road is RaRa's - delicious outstanding Nepalese restaurant in a smart modern restaurant - or you can order food to take away. ((URL HIDDEN)
Montien (4 minute walk) a small privately owned Thai restaurant
The Glass House (5 minute walk) a outstanding fine dining Michelin starred restaurant ((URL HIDDEN)
Ma Cuisine (5 minutes) an authentic french bistro serving delicious food ((URL HIDDEN)
Pizza Express (5 minutes) good pizza restaurant or take-away (URL HIDDEN)
The Inn at Kew - Gastro pub
Wine and Moussaka - a reasonably priced Greek restaurant
The Kew Grill - a delicious steak restaurant owned by the British TV Celebrity Chef Anthony Worrel Thompson (URL HIDDEN)
The Original Maids of Honour - a bakery and cafe selling pastries and dishes some of whose recipes are rumoured to date back to Henry VIII ((URL HIDDEN)
Cafe Torelli - a family owned Italian coffee shop and cafe.
The Botanist - A pub and microbrewery ((URL HIDDEN)
The Green House - a daytime cafe and restaurant
Palmyra - Lebanese restaurant ((URL HIDDEN)
Kew Gardens tube station and Overground station is a five minute walk which will you with Central London in 25 minutes or Covent Garden in 35 minutes.
There are plenty of tourist attractions nearby including: Kew Botanical Gardens, The National Archieves, Syon Park, Chiswick House and Park, The River Thames (you can walk along the tow path or take a boat ride along the river), Hampton Court Palace, Ham House (view the house or watch the Polo matches there in the summer) and Richmond Park the largest park in any European capital city.
The apartment is on the ground floor (described as the '1st floor' in the USA). We (the owners Chris and Ailsa and our dog Lucy) live on the two floors above. There is a shared entrance hallway. Our guests have complete and total privacy throughout the whole of their downstairs apartment - as if they owned it. We might bump into each other in the hallway, but that is the most interaction that would occur unless you required help with something. Once you close the apartment door, you are in your own kingdom.
Yes, we will be present unless we are on holiday. We are both out at work during the day. Interaction is purely at the behest and choice of the guest. Mostly we say 'hello' if we perchance meet in the entrance hallway, but otherwise we respect our guest's privacy.
We LOVE: The peacefulness of Kew, the village-like atmosphere (it is even called 'Kew Village' by the locals).