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Thatch Cottage Just Outside of London.Indoor Pool. Sleeps 8

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Loft, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Lynchets is in a small village called Betchworth, which is about 25 miles from central London. It is set on a hill with extensive views over southern England.

There are many fantastic golf courses within easy reach, and the local town of Dorking is known for its collection of antique shops.

There are plenty of walks and hikes right from the bottom of the driveway, and Lynchets sits on the path of the original “Pilgrims Way”.

Keywords: Rural



Fabulous Views!

Once Owned by artist John Piper

More Details

Louise Wardlaw
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2017

About Louise Wardlaw

Born and raised in the area, moved to California 20 years ago. Bought this home for its views and to be close to my family when visiting UK.

Louise Wardlaw purchased this house in 2010

Why Louise Wardlaw chose Mole Valley

Bought this home for its views and to be close to my family when visiting UK.

What makes this house unique

Hiking, Country Pubs, Entertaining and the Artist Studio.

indoor swimming pool, neighbors tennis court, golf courses nearby and Betchworth train station a short walk away


Betchworth House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Broadband Access
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , master
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , pool house
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , top floor
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 3 twin/ single
    Loft - 4 twin/ single , matreses on the carpeted floor
    Bedroom 6 - 1 twin/ single , pool house
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (9)
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Train Next to PGA Golfcourse Panoramic views Indoor Swimming Pool


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

Thatch Cottage Just Outside of London.Indoor Pool. Sleeps 8
average rating of 4.904762 based on 21 reviews

Beautiful location and property

  • 5 of 5

Stayed over New Year- and had a relaxing time group aged 17-80,amazing location so neat to London yet you feel 100's of miles away

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Lovely place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a great few days here after Christmas. Louise was very helpful in the run up and someone came to mend a blocked sink really quickly when we alerted the housekeeper. The bedrooms are great and the loft and upstairs bedroom are ideal for kids. The pool was the highlight - lovely and warm so got lots of use during our winter stay. The kitchen is also really well equipped for catering for a large group. We'd definitely recommend this property to others. Many thanks Louise!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind Reveiw. It's wonderful to know the cottage is loved in our absence. Thank you for looking after it. Louise
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  • 5 of 5

What an amazing place - beautiful and spacious cottage set in stunning surroundings! The perfect place to celebrate 3 family birthdays. The pool was fab! Lovely scenery all round, great walks right outside the door and impressive views stretching for miles in front of the cottage. Quite something - the photos do not do this place justice! Very helpful owner too!! Thanks again for a great stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. I treasure that view too.
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Perfect country escape - close to the center of London!

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we have stayed at this property, and on both occasions had a really fantastic time. The home and gardens are spectacular, the pool just adds to it all! It's so difficult to believe you are just an hour from London and 30-40 minutes from Heathrow.

Our stays have exceeded our expectations, with Louise being incredibly responsive and eager for her guests to have a good time.

I would not hesitate to recommend a stay here - any time of year!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such a glowing report. I do so love having repeat customers, that in itself is so flattering. Thank you for seeing the good things about our cottage and appreciating it's setting. It makes me miss it!
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Absolutely 10 out of 10!

  • 5 of 5

Well, what can I say. The property, the view, the amenities.... the photo does not do it justice at all. As we drove through the gates , all we could do was gasp with delight. We were speechless with the beauty of the surroundings... As for the house itself... more than delightful. I was able to celebrate my 50th with my nearest and dearest in such a wonderful place was a dream come true. We enjoyed the experience so much that we have already checked to see if it is available for Christmas and/or New Years but sadly the place - unsurprisingly - has already been booked. But we will be booking again. Love it! Thank you Louise for such a wonderful experience. xxxxx

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The perfect house for a family gathering.

  • 5 of 5

We rented from a Thursday until a Monday morning, so that our family could gather for the wedding of our son to a local girl. This was a great house for us, plenty of space for everyone and their cars. The highlight will always be the pool house and it's terrace, the plot is elevated and looks southwards towards Crawley about 10 miles away.

The house itself is thatched and does have a lot of character, it also has plenty of modern features and a good number of loos as well! The master bedroom is superb, so worth a special mention.

A bbq on the terrace, some splashing about in the pool, conversation, a drink or two and views over a whole swathe of Surrey countryside ........ does it get any better?

Louise was very helpful with the one or two queries we had, a big thank you from all of us for our special weekend.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Betchworth House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 6 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $998

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
London Gatwick
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
The Dolphin Pub, Betchwoth
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Walton Heath
Nearest Train
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Reigate town
Car: recommended

Amazing Hiking right on Old Pilgrims Way, the property was once owned by the artist John Piper and his studio is still located behind the house with views for miles; The house faces southward and on a clear day you can see the ocean from the studio.


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