Shepherd’s Bush might sound like some lush, pastoral land, but this vibrant area of London is far from rolling hills and grazing sheep. With bars, music venues, restaurants, and plenty of shopping to get on with, you’ll be kept pretty busy at all times. However, just a two-minute walk from Shepherd’s Bush tube stop, this home defies expectations – it is indeed a garden cottage in the city. White its white picket fence, Victorian brickwork, and perfectly preened foliage on the front patio, it’s every bit the countryside village scene. Inside, modernity and tradition lock horns to create an altogether unique living space. On one hand, a plush seating arrangement, a huge library of books, and an original decorative fireplace. Then through the doorframe, find a super-stylish conservatory-diner filled with plants and white furniture, with a matching kitchen. Soft light falls in from the skylight, and glass doors open up to a verdant patio. Take your Earl Grey tea out in the morning, and come back to enjoy a G&T after dusk. If you need some privacy, you’ve even got a luxe studio home in the back of the garden – just like camping out in the wilderness (well, almost).
Home truths: *This home is set over two floors with no lift
*The main door entrance to the building is private to your home
*There are plenty of laptop-friendly spaces, as well as a dedicated workspace
*For an extra fee, your host can arrange for extras such as airport transfer, fridge fills, housekeeping, butlers, spa services, private chefs, and restaurant reservations
*There's no parking, but Shepherd's Bush tube station is just a two-minute walk
*Your host's cleaner comes on Fridays from 9 to 11am, but can be flexible if you need
*Three adults can sleep in the main house, but the third bedroom is at the bottom of the garden in a studio – this small double bed suits two kids, or one adult (it also has its own mini kitchen and shower room)
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