The Cresswell Road Residence

richmond, london
6 bedroom - 4 bath
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£1,003 per night (GBP)
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Perks for the Parents

This grand Edwardian home is just moments from the river in St Margarets, London - with stylish interiors and plenty of space to bring the whole family. It sleeps 12 + 1. This spacious house is perfect for hosting a multi-generational family or sharing with 2 family groups - versatile bedroom options and additional beds mean you can set up the sleeping arrangements to make sure everyone gets a good night’s sleep. A stunning home filled with period features and lust-worthy interiors, it’s a serene haven in which to retreat from the hustle and bustle of central London after long days of sightseeing or work. This sought-after area is full of family-friendly restaurants, unique boutiques, and popular parks, as well as gorgeous pubs along the river - a taste of village life within the city!

Why Kids Love it

This spacious family home has plenty of toys and books for children aged 4 to 12. Hosts also provide a crib, high chair, and children’s ride-ons - plus the local playground is a 2-minute walk away. This leafy neighborhood is safe and easy to explore on foot, even for little ones. Kids of all ages will love spotting the wild deer at nearby Richmond Park, or a day trip to the world-famous Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew (12 minutes’ by car or half an hour’s walk), where there are open air concerts, huge tropical gardens, and an interactive treetop walkway. The family-friendly sights of central London are within easy reach: kids love the renowned Science Museum and the Natural History Museum - both in South Kensington (around half an hour away). What’s more, budding tennis enthusiasts can visit the iconic Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Association Museum (20 minutes’ drive). For families on the go, the hosts have a selection of bikes including a balance bike, 2 for 8-10 year olds, 2 adult bikes, 3 scooters, and an indoor ride-on car.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 1 week. Discounts are applied for longer stays. The base rate quoted on the listing is for a rental of up to 8ppl, there is an additional rate per adult of £25/pp per night plus fees. The house is better suited to older children. - it is set over 3 floors without stair gates, there is a glass coffee table in the living room and there are some antique furnishings to take note of. Car hire is not essential - London’s public transport is easy to navigate and it’s not always easy to drive around the center of the city. Uber and local car services are available. The house comes with a double air bed for additional guests, 1 travel crib, bed rails for the kids’ bunk beds, children’s utensils, fireplace guard, bikes to borrow, dishwasher, washer/dryer, TV, and WiFi. Despite the proximity to central London, this is a safe and quiet residential area that’s ideal for families, with scenic walking, cycling, and running straight from the doorstep.

About the Location

This residence is on a tree-lined residential street, moments away from historic Richmond in St Margarets, south west London. It’s less than 1 hour’s drive to both Gatwick and Heathrow airports. St Margarets train station is 12 minutes’ walk, and you can access the center of London via subway from Richmond station (15 minutes’ walk). Richmond-upon-Thames (just over 10 minutes away) has a traditional village feel, and offers everything from lovely restaurants and scenic pubs to stylish boutiques (Anthropologie, Vintage and Velvet, Petersham Nurseries), as well as a theatre, cinemas, and Whole Foods. The house is moments away from the Thames (where you can walk up and down the river for miles or catch a ferry into town) and lots of green spaces, including Marble Hill Park, Richmond Green, and Richmond Park.

Accommodation Details

This residence has 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. Upstairs, the residence has 2 master bedrooms with kingsize beds: 1 on the top floor with an en-suite shower room (which can also house an additional single bed), the other on the middle floor, with an en-suite bathroom featuring a shower and double-ended bathtub. The house also has 2 children’s bedrooms, each with 2 bunk beds (extra trundle beds are available in each room sleeping up to 3 in each room). Lastly, there is a cozy family room perfect for a young family whose children like to sleep with their parents (with 2 double beds). The ground floor is set as a large open plan living space with a sitting room at one end and a large kitchen at the other, opening with bi-fold doors out to the garden. On sunny days, a canopy over the terrace acts as an extra room complete with a swing and BBQ, as well as seating for 8.

Style Notes

Edwardian charm. This home is a dream for parents who love traditional London architecture - it’s filled with period details and original features, such as wide bay windows, exterior cornicing, and fireplaces. The decor is a mixture of contemporary and heirloom, with lots of stylish touches and unique details. Antique rugs and rich mahogany furniture are juxtaposed with sleek contemporary bathrooms, while the children’s rooms are bright and airy, with cool bunk beds and a strong element of fun. We love the quirky ‘porthole’ round window in the living room, the pared-back style of the kitchen, and the unique sloping ceilings of the top floor bedrooms which create cozy nooks, ideal for reading.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
3 king
1 full / double
2 bunk bed
1 twin / single
sleeps 1
1 travel crib
Catherine M.
Member since March 09, 2020
I have always loved hosting. Ever since I can remember I dreamed I would have a little hotel someday where mostly friends, new and old would come. Life is a funny thing and after a short stint in fashion, I returned to my first love, went to hotel school in Switzerland and had the chance of working in some of the world's finest hotels, from the George V to the Mandarin for over a decade. As a mum of 4 with exacting standards and high expectations, I like things to be beautiful, of superior quality but also convenient for all and of course, spotless! Now, at home, I like to share my house with like-minded families who are looking to experience the best of London and its surroundings. I can't wait to welcome you!

Richmond, London

Room to breathe

Richmond is a town in its own right around 15 minutes by fast train southwest of London. Expect great shopping, friendly restaurants and a plethora of things to do with the kids, from feeding the ducks at the London Wetlands Centre nearby, exploring Kew Gardens, boating on the Thames and spotting red and fallow deer in Richmond Park.