Family friendly neighbourhood with easy access to central London, we have Chiswick Rail Station on our street which gets you to central London in 30 min, the high street with lots of shops and restaurants is a 5 min bus ride away [bus stop is outside our front door] beautiful Chiswick House Gardens next door & Kew Royal Botanic Gardens are down the road.
1930's house with open floor plan, recently renovated, we made a more contemporary style back kitchen extension with lots of glass opening onto the garden. The bathrooms have large size showers and bathtubs to relax in. Countryside feeling so close to central London.
With comfortable and stylish armchairs and sofa, TV, cd & dvd player and projector for watching films.
Beautiful conservatory kitchen
Fully equipped with gas stove, electric oven, fridge and freezer, kettle, toaster, dishwasher, cupboards and utensils.
Separate and adjacent dining room with fireplace
#1- With king size bed and en suite bathroom
#2- With queen size bed
#3- With 2 singles,
#1- With bathtub,shower washbasin, wc, hair dryer;
#2- With bathtub,shower, washbasin, wc, hair dryer;
#3- With washbasin, wc,
A little piece of paradise in the midst of London. Gorgeous flowers, plants and vegetables!
Table, chairs and bbq for nice al fresco meals.
No Smoking indoors !!
There is an alarm on the house, very important - which is easy to use. Doors must closed and locked at night even though it is a very safe area, as after all it is London.
My studio/painting room & library off limits.
We are usually away when we have guests use our house but will check e mail or easier text messages, our friend will be opening the house showing you around and coming to clean.
Great Location for visiting - Chiswick House, Kew Gardens, Hampton court, Ham house, Syon Park, we are 5 mins from beautiful river walks and of course Central London.. Good location for getting out to countryside - west and south West - M4 to Cotswolds and M3 to Hampshire in one hour and Southampton.
Free parking outside my house - accept one Sunday a month for half the day there is the car boot sale across the road at the school play fields then they restrict parking in front of my house in the morning - It is good to rent a car and drive to my house 15 min from Heathrow Airport or ask me for a "mini cab" phone number as there is a company that drive from Heathrow here for £20.
The closest public transport is the bus outside my door and the train on my road 500 metres away "Chiswick Rail Station" that connects you to the central London underground.
The E3 Bus stop outside my front door is called "Chiswick House" bus stop and it arrives every 5 min, it takes under 10 min to get to the high street for shops & to Turnham Green underground station which is on the "District Line" close to Hammersmith.
From the train station you can get to Waterloo in 25 min or one station stop before you could change to the Victoria Line at Vauxhall to go into "Green Park" (5min from Buckinham Palace and Trafalgar square). I bicycle to the museums Victoria and Albert /Science/Natural History, it takes half an hour.
Dear possible guest I have a lot of people request to stay in my house when they have no "profile" for me to read about them-please fill out your profile and say what you do for work and leisure ..let us possible hosts learn about you !
We have a house cat who does not like to move away from her home or to travel with us so we have found her to be very independently staying at our home in and out of her "cat flap " door she stays out all night and comes in to eat in the morning -then sleeps most of the day,,she is very shy of new people so will stay clear ..I can have a neighbour come in to feed her or my guests may choose to feed her themselves, of course I leave masses of food for her in the house.
We expect the house to be treated with up-most care and respect it is our home not a hotel! Every effort should be made to keep it clean especially sofa's and rugs which are difficult - as I would need to get them professionally cleaned.
My studio -which was the garage is not to be accessed I have some boxes stored here and a mess of my paints etc..please do not let children in ..
the "armoir" -the tall dark chestnut wood French antique cupboard in dinning room is not to be accessed -there are sentimentally precious ceramics I have made in here ...not to be used in case of breakage .. and pastel blue painted cabinet in dining room also locked .Then I have 3 locked doors -the door to attic on the 1st floor landing and the door to understairs cupboard and my dressing room [in master bedroom]
Interaction with guests
I can offer help easily if I am in England -but mostly I am away and I have a house keeper [and back up incase she is ill]
-incase for plumbing and odd jobs tel:Marian +(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) he knows my home and will be coming for some gardening in August.. with his own key through the back gate.
Other things to note
There is our adored cat living in the house -she does not like to leave -she is very independent coming and going through her cat flap in front door she needs only to be fed and watered by my guests morning and night a scoop of dry food from a bag I leave here .
There is a big rule of no smoking in the house ! But there is the garden and furniture to sit on outside.
The house must be locked at all times and also the garden gate. The door from Kitchen to garden must be locked at night and not forgotten please.
We ask our guests to have our trusted cleaning lady come at your expense to clean the house at least once a week. This is our way to make sure everything runs smoothly and to give you a piece of mind. The cost for cleaning the house is 60£ and must be budgeted in on top of your rental fee. You may need a cleaning after a week or 5 days in the middle of your stay, which you will pay directly to her . My cleaning lady is to be completely trusted after years with me and many guests -she has the keys of the house, so you can arrange a convenient time for her to clean either when you meet me opening the door for you or she will open and explain the house for you and you can take her phone no etc..
Artist living in London, mother of 2 splendid fifteen-year-old twin boys, wife to a very talented Italian architect. We are a very creative family: we love sailing, skiing ,riding ,cooking, designing things and painting.