Although the weather did not cooperate, this was a wonderful place to meet and entertain friends and family. I stayed in the Upper Garden Suite, which included a large comfortable living room/kitchen/dining area, a sumptuous master bedroom, a smaller area with day bed, and a beautiful bathroom with separate toilet. There were tall windows in every room, with magnificent views of Bushy Park and the many deer who grazed in its meadows. Also, access to a small balcony overlooking the Park, along with a pretty outside courtyard, which we did not get a chance to use because of all the rain. Although the property is located on the main road to Hampton Court and Kingston on Thames, I could hear no traffic noise at all.
The staff were wonderful and made us very welcome, made sure we were comfortable and then left us alone to enjoy the space. They were responsive and attentive, giving us useful advice if asked and even helping with shopping.
Craven House is steps away from Hampton Court main entrance, and round the corner from the entrance to Hampton Court Gardens, which are free. The Thames River is 5 minutes walk, the train into London is 10 minutes walk away (30 minutes into Waterloo Station). Across the road from the station is the village of East Mosley, which has some good restaurants, pubs and interesting specialty stores and small shops to get necessary supplies. There are a couple of nearby bus stops with frequent buses to Kingston-on-Thames and Richmond. I got around easily on public transportation. I hadn't stayed in this area before, but would happily spend time there again. Of course, Craven House is my favorite place to stay.
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