Last December my family and I booked into Middle Cottage, a wonderful bed and breakfast right beside the river at Teddington. The truth is, I am a first timer when it comes to writing travel reviews but could not resist sharing our experience with a wider audience.
The bed and breakfast itself exists besides the family home of the Barkers, Johnny and Sarah, their two young daughters and Carlos the puppy. All of whom are delightful, friendly and welcoming.
Our accommodation was simply excellent, the bed was heavenly to sleep in (how often can you say that when you're away from home?) everything was immaculately clean and the full English breakfast the following morning was absolutely delicious. It was also pretty substantial so we went for a long frosty walk around Petersham and dropped in at the amazing Petersham nurseries, on the other side of the river.
If you’re looking for a really homely, friendly, B&B in a genuinely lovely part of town I thoroughly commend you to phone The Barkers and book a night (or two) at Middle Cottage but please remember to leave plenty of room for breakfast!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A boutique B&B situated next Teddington Lock on the River Thames. We are perfectly placed for visits to the wonderful open spaces of Bushy Park, Hampton Court Flower Show, Marble Hill Park and the summer concerts, Ham House. Richmond, Kingston and Twickenham are close by for shopping trips, restaurant and theatre visits. Voted Britain's Favourite B&B 2009 by Alastair Sawday Readers ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Middle Cottage Teddington, Greater London