House in rural suburb, close to London, parks, river and countryside

House in rural suburb, close to London, parks, river and countryside


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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 5
1 Bathrooms
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Our home

An elegant, bright, terraced house with a large open plan kitchen, dining room and sun room on ground floor, additional living room and single/double bedroom, plus bathroom on the first floor, and a double a single and small additional bedroom on top floor with a tiny loo.

The house fronts onto a main road and has a quiet terrace and 20m garden to the rear. Regular buses into Richmond and Kingston.
We have a cat, which is friendly and no trouble, needs feeding, although friends can do this if occupants are away.

Property features

Who we are

  1. We are a couple with two children, Tashi aged 14 and Rory,12. Mark is head of a large charity, and Rachel works on health education and is a part time minister.
    We've lived in the house for ten years and love the closeness to London with the feel of being in the country, and having the park on our doorstep.

    We are interested in exchanging during the British summer July-August 2008. Probably for 2-4 weeks. Exact dates and duration are discussable. And also for the Christmas and/or New Year period of 2008-9

    For the summer we are looking for somewhere not in a major city that can interest the whole family, with plenty of activities within easy reach. We are open to consider any destinations although cost may limit us to western Europe. For Christmas we would like somewhere hot!

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Where is it?

Your neighbourhood

The village of Ham is the best of urban and rural life. The house is 50 metres from a large open common and woodland which leads after 500m into Richmond deer park.This covers over 15 square kilometres and is wonderful for walking and cycling. The river Thames is treelined, peaceful and also great for walking/riding. Its less than 1km away.
Shops and pubs are within a few minutes walk.
Close by (2km) are the towns of Richmond and Kingston, with Hampton Court Palace, adventure parks and a number of old houses close by. There are swimming pools in both towns and a big selection of restaurants, theatres, nightlife and shopping.
London is an easy 20-30 minutes by regular train from Richmond, so its easily possible to go in for the day or evening. total journey time by public transport about 1 hour. Car parking is always available in front of the house.

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