A cool bolthole for two, just 20 minutes into central London. Once home to the horses of a wealthy merchant, the coach house is now a funky modern space, a wall of windows and a pretty cobblestone pathway the sole reminders of its former use. An open space, divided by large Lego-like blocks into four levels by its architect owner, it keeps its creative buzz. Whitewashed bricks and woven cream carpeting are brightened by fresh flowers and the occasional floral print. Your bedroom is on the top mezzanine: a nimble step up a short flight of wood and metal stairs painted a racing green. Bed linen is from the White Company; a small hanging rail suits the trendy warehouse style. Below the bedroom is a mini-mezzanine with a desk and under the window you can glean the height of the space while browsing design magazines and enjoying your plasma TV. In the raftered kitchen find tea, coffee, fruit – and a cosy table for two; the minimalist bathroom is off here. Test the premieres at Richmond Theatre, or visit neo-Palladian Chiswick House. You can walk to the river – and Chiswick station – in minutes.