Riverside apartment near central London - our view (or prefer Cotswold cottage?).

Riverside apartment near central London - our view (or prefer Cotswold cottage?).



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Oct 2011

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2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 4
2 Bathrooms

About our home

Beautiful, bright, third (top) floor Edwardian apartment on the river Thames in fashionable Barnes (see website http://www.barnesvillage.com/barnes-photos/barnes-photo-gallery.html ) just across the river from Hammersmith. Quiet, sunny, very peaceful location overlooking river and large communal gardens and the Thames towpath (river walkway), yet minutes' walk from buses and tubes (4 lines) to central London, Richmond Park. ( https://www.royalparks.org.uk/parks/richmond-park), Kew Gardens, Kensington,Hyde Park and Chiswick. 15 minutes by tube to Covent Garden/Piccadilly Circus etc, 10 minutes by bus to trendy shopping in Kensington High Street and to the massive Westfield shopping centre. Very comfortable furnishings, totally modernised with all conveniences. (see all photos below, with views of interior and environs).

No lift, so you need to be reasonably fit for three floor climb (apartment best suited to fit adults) - but the views are worth it. Bikes available for cycling the towpath to Kew Gardens, Richmond, Hampton Court almost without using or crossing any roads.

We also have a 200 year old stone-built 3 bedroom cottage with a sitting and dining room, 2 bathrooms, wooden beams, both fireplace and woodburner but all modern conveniences, in the Cotswolds. It is set in a picturesque and peaceful village with an 11th century church and near to many country pubs and a pretty old market town, Northleach. Wonderful walking and biking countryside - bikes also available here. We are happy to exchange this property if preferred (last photos are of this, see below and clearly labelled) For additional photos of the area see: www.cotswolds.info/cotswold-pictures.htm or look at Google images - Cotswolds


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More about us

  1. We're a retired professional couple who have been able to enjoy the stimulation and adventure of discovering new places via home exchanges. We have done over 50 now and every one has been interesting and enjoyable. We have never had anything but positive experiences so far.

  2. We enjoy walking, cycling, tennis, music, history and art and architecture. We love remote countryside and also visiting cities of historic or architectural interest.

  3. We love long weekend exchanges to British and European cities easily reached from London. We love country houses in the UK, France and Italy, particularly those that are within easy reach of a village or town. We sometimes travel with friends, or family members

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Where is it?


Peaceful location on the Thames very close to Central London, with many riverside pubs and restaurants nearby. Lively cosmopolitan Hammersmith a few minutes walk across the river; peaceful, pretty Barnes Village with its picturesque pond only 10 minutes in the other direction, and a range of charming local shops and restaurants two minutes' walk away. Riverside walks to Kew gardens, Putney, Fulham, Chiswick, Richmond Park, alongside the river all the way. It is possible to walk ( or cycle) to Hampton Court (12 miles)all the way along the river, barely crossing a road, and to catch a bus home if you prefer.

Our Cotswold cottage is in a small and very pretty village 10 minutes' drive from Stow-on-the-Wold, Burford, Cirencester, Cheltenham and Bibury and 35 minute drive from Oxford, 45 minute drive to Stratford on Avon. The nearest small town, Northleach, is a 15 minute walk across fields or a 5 minute drive away. It has an excellent restaurant, several friendly local pubs and a well known wine bar as well as a renowned local butcher, a pharmacy, baker and general grocery store.

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