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Hammersmith


On the Thames in West London, Hammersmith is a beautiful area, with a countryside feel. It is perfect for many of London’s wealthy families. There is a choice of riverside eateries to explore, including The Dove pub, which was frequented by Ernest Hemingway and Graham Greene or The Crabtree which has a terrace overlooking the Thames and is popular in the summer months with people enjoying a Pimm’s and the splendid views.

There are many other restaurants in the area, as well as boutique shops and cafes, or head to the Farmer’s Market at Lyric Square on a Thursday for fresh products. The area is rich in cultural attractions, with four theatres: the Riverside Studios, the Bush Theatre, Curtains Up at the Baron’s Theatre and finally the Lyric Hammersmith, which is considered one of the most notable theatres outside the West End. It is also home to the Hammersmith Apollo, which plays host to major concerts and stand up comedy acts.

The William Morris Society at Kelmscott House is one to visit, as is the Westfield Shopping Centre in nearby Shepherd’s Bush, with hundreds of shops and restaurants. For the children, the London Wetland Centre will bring splashes and laughter, or nearby neighbourhood Barnes, just over the river, is very picturesque. There are a number of exceptional 18th and 19th century buildings in and around its historic village, and the area boasts a rock and roll history with the former Olympic Studios on Church Road playing host to many of rock and pop's greatest stars throughout the decades: from The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, right through to modern day Coldplay and Madonna.


No pets, parties or smoking please.

A spectacular six-bed house on the banks of the River Thames with stunning views towards Hammersmith Bridge, London’s oldest suspension bridge. Located on the tow path and the exclusive Chiswick Mall, this beautiful Georgian home features a palatial interior and has its very own mooring for a boat.

HOME HIGHLIGHTS
• Amazing views
• Elegant interiors
• Private gym
• Large garden

THE DINING ROOM
Features a regal dining table seating up to 12 guests, a fireplace, antique mirror and a great view out to the river.

THE KITCHEN
A fully equipped and immaculately designed kitchen with a huge range cooker and American style fridge/freezer.

THE CONSERVATORY
Adjoined to the kitchen, this pantry style conservatory has a coffee machine, breakfast table seating 6 guests and a TV. The doors open out to the garden.

THE GARDEN
Leading out onto the flag stone patio, the large garden has outdoor wicker furniture with outdoor directional speakers and a heater. A designated BBQ area is nearby to complete the alfresco experience along with a deluxe hot tub. Towards the back of the garden, there’s a rope bridge, tree house, trampoline and swings for children.

THE LIVING ROOM
Designed in a quintessentially English style, this room has a large TV, slate fireplace, cream seating for four, classic mirrors with views overlooking the river.

DOUBLE BEDROOM #1
On the ground floor, this room features a double bed, fireplace, built-in cupboards and a small desk area.

DOWNSTAIRS WC
Conveniently located with a WC and basin.

THE GYM
In the basement you’ll find all the latest fitness machines, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.

THE UTILITY ROOM
Fitted with washing machine, dryer, general appliances and basin.

THE PLAY ROOM
With graphic pink walls, sofas and all the modern technology you could need (including an Xbox, PlayStation, SKY satellite TV, DVD player, and a pin ball machine).

DOUBLE BEDROOM #2
Despite being in the basement, this room is flooded with natural light from the large windows. Complete with a double bed, TV, bedside tables and an en-suite.

DOUBLE #2 EN-SUITE
With a bath/shower, WC and basin.

THE UPPER SALOON
On the first floor you’ll find a beautiful Georgian room of majestic proportions. It hosts two seating areas, a grand piano, a built-in bar, Renaissance sketches and the house’s largest TV.

THE SUN TERRACE
Wrapping around the front of the house, this room is an extended platform from which you can watch the ebb and flow of the river and take in the breath taking views. In the summer months you can also fold back the glass patio doors for an uninterrupted view down river.

DOUBLE BEDROOM #3
This first floor room overlooks the garden and features a retractable ladder leading up to the double bunk bed, a sofa, desk area and an en-suite.

DOUBLE #3 EN-SUITE
Complete with a walk-in shower, heated towel rail, WC, single basin and wall mirror.

THE MASTER ROOM
Onto the top floor is the largest bedroom in the house, complete with a double bed, chaise long, 42” TV, views over the River Thames and a very large en-suite bathroom.

THE MASTER EN-SUITE
With a stunning free standing, roll top bath in the centre of the room, double sink, shower and concealed WC and bidet.

DOUBLE BEDROOM #4
An airy room with gorgeous views over the Thames, double bedroom and build-in wardrobe and cupboards.

THE SINGLE BEDROOM
Overlooking the garden, this smaller room has a single bed and a good built-in cupboard space.

THE SHARED BATHROOM
Features a separate bath and shower, sink and WC.

ON YOUR DOORSTEP
Hammersmith is a beautiful area with a countryside feel. There is a choice of riverside eateries to explore, including The Crabtree which has a terrace overlooking the Thames and is a popular haunt in the summer months. There are many other restaurants in the area, as well as boutique shops and cafes, or head to the Farmer’s Market at Lyric Square on a Thursday for fresh products. The area is rich in cultural attractions, with four theatres: the Riverside Studios, the Bush Theatre, Curtains Up at the Baron’s Theatre and finally the Lyric Hammersmith, which is considered one of the most notable theatres outside the West End. It is also home to the Hammersmith Apollo, which plays host to major concerts and stand-up comedy acts.

INTO TOWN
Boasting two Underground stations, you are superbly connected here: reach Knightsbridge or Kensington in just 15 minutes and the centre of London such as Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus in about 20 minutes. To experience London by bus there is a huge amount of bus routes passing through this part of London and leading directly into the city’s centre. Alternatively, take a river boat from the nearby pier to Kew Bridge or Hampton Court Palace (to the West) or to the London Eye or Tate Modern (to the East).

GETTING THERE
Tube Station: Hammersmith / Ravenscourt Park
Railway Station: Kensington Olympia
Airport: London Heathrow

Home Rental



Details

12

6

4

7

£495

£225

Flexible

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Please note that there are two resident cats in situ at this property who cannot be relocated. A housekeeper will access the property daily to look after them.

Rooms

: 6
: 12
: 4





: 5300




Beds

: 1
: 5




























































House rules

No pets, parties or smoking please.

STANDARD CHECK IN TIME IS BETWEEN 3PM AND 7PM. A slot must be agreed with us before your arrival so that we can meet you at the property.


  • It may be possible to arrange an earlier or later check in slot (between 12pm and 3pm and from 7pm to 10pm) for an additional fee. If available, these can be agreed directly with customer services before your stay. Please note that the availability of check-ins outside our standard check in times depends on the availability of the property immediately before your arrival.
  • Your greeter will be at the house before you arrive. They will be there to greet you, introduce the house, hand over the keys and provide you with a guide to living in the house.

BAG DROPS, FOR EARLY ARRIVALS


  • -    If you are arriving earlier than 3pm and would like to arrange a bag drop, there are a number of secure bag drop locations in Central, West, North, South and East London:


http://www.visitlondon.com/traveller-information/essential-information/baggage-left-luggage


You can arrange this on arrival at the location for £8.50 per item for 24 hours.


  • -    Alternatively, you may like to consider renting the property from the night before.

CHECK OUT TIME IS 10AM

-    You will need to leave the property by 10am on the day of your departure so that our cleaners can prepare the property for the next stay.


3 Reviews
I booked this property for a corporate event. 10 colleagues and myself stayed in London for the Olympics and the house was perfect! We also were aiming for Kensington, but we went on the advice of Vive Unique and I was most happy this was the place we decided on. We also made use of the taxi service provided. You couldn't wish for a better service. Many thanks from myself and the rest of the company!! Boudewijn, Amsterdam NL

My family and I decided to come over to London for the Olympics and we wanted to rent a home so we could all be together. There were 8 of us altogether so we needed a lot of space. We were hoping to find somewhere in Kensington but we went with Jenny's recommendation with this property in Hammersmith and we were so glad we did! It is simply a dream home. You're right on the river and the garden is huge so we spent a lot of time out there. Each room is superbly decorated, sadly we didn't get time to use the fabulous dining room because we ate out so much. There are a lot of great pubs, restaurants and cafes in the surrounding area. The kids loved the garden because it had an assault course, a trampoline, basketball hoop and even a climbing wall!! We loved it because there was a hot tub and a beautiful table and chairs - we were so lucky with the weather. I think it only rained one day, and even then we had the games and cinema room to entertain ourselves. We really didn't want to leave. I will definitely book this home again the next time we come to London. I wish it were my own home! Sarah, Oregon, USA

This Hammersmith home has beautiful decor and oozes elegance throughout.There is plenty of space for a large group of guests, and the garden is a lovely private space for the summer months. You'll be sure to impress guests in the fabulous dining room of this huge family home, and you can head to the hot tub after dinner! You're also near a nice stretch of the Thames where there are many upmarket restaurants and bars to enjoy.

from £ 1086.75
per night

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