London; Fulham; near Putney Bridge tube (3 minutes walk)
sleeps up to: 8
Large houses to rent right in the centre of town are few and far between - if you can find them they cost a king's ransom. But a short tube or bus ride from the main tourist areas, with a little luck, you can discover properties in pleasant, quiet, residential areas that will take a larger group. Our recent find, a house in Fulham, is one such discovery.
The property is in a quiet street at the Putney Bridge end of The New Kings Road. Transport links are excellent. Putney Bridge underground station (District line) is just 3 minutes walk away making the West End, Kensington and the City very accessible. There are also excellent bus links that take you to the centre of town in 15 minutes. Fulham Palace Gardens and Bishop's Park with attractive riverside walks are just a 5 minute walk.
The house, arranged over 3 floors and sleeps 6/8 people in one double, one twin and two small doubles - both with 4ft6 beds. There are two bathrooms and a downstairs cloakroom/loo.
The property is owned by an American lady who now spends much of her life in Italy. She has decorated and furnished it in English "country" style - light coloured fabrics, wooden floors, hand-painted furniture.
The front door opens onto a hallway/passageway at the end of which is the kitchen/dining area. As in many modernised London houses the living area (26ft x 10ft6, 8m x 3.2m) is two rooms that have been converted into one giving lots more space and light from windows at both ends. There's seating for 7/8 on 2 sofas and three chairs, a TV with satellite channels (including CNN) and VCR, a modest stereo system and wifi broadband internet connection - bring your own laptop.
The kitchen/dining area (21ft6 x 11ft6, 6.5m x 3.5m) incorporates a conservatory so this room is incredibly light. It's east facing so you are greeted by the sun at breakfast. In fine weather the conservatory's double doors can be opened and the outside patio area (15ft6 x 10ft6, 4.7m x 3.2m) becomes part of the living space. The dining table comfortably seats 8. The modern kitchen has all the expected appliances including dishwasher, microwave and American style washer and separate dryer.
There are 3 bedrooms on the first floor. The master bedroom (15ft x 13ft9, 4.6m x 4.2m) with 5ft double bed is on the street side and has a door opening onto a small balcony. There are two 3ft beds in the twin bedroom (11ft6 x 11ft6, 3.5m x 3.5m). The third bedroom has a 4ft6 double bed - cosy for two, spacious for just one. These bedrooms share a bathroom with bath + hand shower, basin and loo.>br>
The fourth bedroom (15ft x 12ft6, 4.6m x 3.85m) on the top floor also has a 4ft6 bed. It has its own en-suite bathroom with bath + hand shower, basin and loo.
There's a good selection of pubs, restaurants and bars etc. within 10 minutes walk: on The Kings Road at Parson's Green, on nearby Fulham Road, or over Putney Bridge in Putney, where you will find the Putney Bridge Restaurant, awarded a Michelin star for their fine cuisine.
This is a No Smoking property.
The dining area / conservatory
Sleeps up to
typical pricing (per week)
August 8, 2009
August 15, 2009
Pricing for all other times of year on request. Prices are subject to change; call us to confirm current pricing.