About this listing
A lovely detached house on a traffic free island in the river Thames. Surrounded by wildlife such as kingfishers, Comorants,Herons etc.
Walking distance to the historic village of Sunbury and only 40 minutes from London by train.
The listing is for a lovely ground floor double bedroom recently decorated with double aspect windows , luxury Egyptian cotton bed linen. Complimentary tea and coffee , bath robes ,slippers and hairdryer in the room. 24" Flat screen TV and wifi connection.
Private spacious bathroom next to the room recently refurbished in stylish riverside theme with portholes and double walk in shower with modern accessories .
Welcome to Hunters Lodge you have found a beautiful, clean, friendly and relaxed home on an island in the Thames.If you love being close to the water in a tranquil place surrounded by wildlife you found yourselves a perfect retreat.
The location is ideally situated you can be in London within 35 mins or visit one of the top tourist attraction Hampton Court Palace with its unique architecture beautiful gardens and historic heritage only 10 mins away- Annual events include Food festival in May Music festival in June and the renowned flower show in July.
The list of local places to visit and events is endless and all year round but popular ones are the royal parks Richmond & Bushey with roaming fallow and red deer, River boat trips organised or hire your own .Wimbledon Tennis,Windsor Castle,Twickenham Rugby, Kempton and Sandown racecourse.
There are some lovely walks, great restaurants, theatres and outdoor concerts in the summer There are many cycle paths and places to rent them .
If you enjoy bird watching I have binoculars which you can use ,we have kingfishers,herons and woodpeckers to name a few.
As the sun rises so do the rowers observe them as they race past our island.
We also have a cat called Ellie !
Note Its a no smoking house inside and out. There is no car access to the island you park your car then walk over a footbridge our house is about 100 mtrs from the bridge.
We want you to feel relaxed and enjoy our home, we have a kitchen- diner, if the weather is good feel free to sit out on decking and enjoy the river.We also have a large lounge with bi fold doors again stunning views up and down the river.
Help yourself to Breakfast which includes Tea,coffee cereal muesli yoghurts &fruit.
I will be around to give any advice on trips, transport , restaurants and have extensive knowledge of the area. I want to make your stay a very special and memorable one.
The village of Sunbury is just outside Greater London’s boundaries and has existed since Anglo-Saxon times its a historic waterside village with a hive of activity.
Sunbury Regatta is an institution and has been held every summer since 1876.
Swan upping which is in July is the annual custom of marking swans a wonderful historic event with the vintners and dyers dressed in uniform.
The village features a number of listed buildings including Monksbridge dating from 1760 and frequently visited by Edward VIII before he met Wallis Simpson
Both the Magpie and Phoenix pubs both have riverside gardens, the walled garden opposite has a lovely tea room. There are several restaurants Italian, Chinese and Indian. All of this is walking distance from our home.
Transport links are good there are several local train stations which can take you into London ,Hampton Court station is 10 mins away by car or a bus which stops outside on the main road. We have good motorway links M3 10 mins ,M25 and Heathrow airport 20 Mins depending on traffic.
Gatwick airport is 45 mins.
Island living is different that's why we love it when you cross the bridge you are leaving your busy life behind !
Kitchen/Diner, Lounge .Garden and decking.
Interaction with guests
I have extensive knowledge of the area and I can prepare a days itinerary if required I will give as much help to ensure you make the most of your stay- but if you like just peace quiet and your own space that's fine to
Its a beautiful tranquil place surrounded by wildlife and of course the river, we love being able to walk to places especially to our lovely village with great restaurants and coffee shops.
There are many events to go to such as the famous Hampton Court Flower.Plenty of wonderful walks in our Royal Parks.
Its very easy to get around regular buses right outside ,trains to London only 10 mins away.
Other things to note
I have a travel cot available no extra cost.
We ask you to respect our home and neighbours our island has a wonderful community .We do not allow smoking in or outside the house.
No pets sorry our cat might be upset !
I was born on the South coast but moved to London some 30 years ago my passion for the water never left me and 4 years ago I searched to find home that would give me both the tranquillity and beauty of the being near the water again but still being able to enjoy the whole cultural experience the area can offer.
.Recently i left the big corporate world after 22 years and now want to spend more time being at home
Music has always played a big part of my life with both my Husband writing ,playing guitar and singing both our children(now grown up and left the nest) followed suit !
Of course we try to travel as often as possible so much to see on our wonderful planet ,one of the reasons I wanted to be a host is I have never been keen on corporate hotels always find them impersonal staying in a family home gives you so much more.
Back in 2004 I completed a marathon to raise money for Cancer it was an amazing personal achievement but my new challenge is to join the ranks of my musical family and learn to play the sax
I love going to the theatre,great food and wines and of course good conversation .Like to do a bit of a stargazing and have a telescope.
finally I just love life and laughter.