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Classic Country Cottage, beside Windsor Great Park & overlooking Windsor Castle

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

English Country Cottage with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms & a beautiful garden, right beside Windsor Great Park with amazing views of Windsor Castle

The Victorian Lodge (1876) is a charming and quintessentially English country cottage on a private estate once owned by King Henry 8th. It sits not far from Little Dower House (www.littledowerhouse.com) , where the owners of the Lodge now live..The area is great for couples, families, country lovers, townies, food lovers, gardeners, riders, polo players, golfers and walkers too.

The Cottage is set on a quiet country road, directly opposite the magnificent Windsor Great Park, with spectacular views of Windsor Castle.

It's a super warm, super cosy cottage, with a lovely garden in a unique location, on a quiet and private estate of four houses. With private parking, polo ponies in the field opposite the Lodge, great walks, great pubs, Windsor, Thorpe Park and LEGOLAND just nearby, and central London only 35 minutes away by train and Heathrow airport 20 minutes away by car.

The Cottage is only 5 minutes away from the Bishops Gate entrance into the Great Park, where you can walk forever, bike ride, horse ride, or just sit by one of the enormous lakes and lap up some of the stunning views. Take a walk in the famous Valley or Savill Gardens, watch a few chukkas being played at Guards Polo ground, or take a ride on one of our own retired polo ponies instead, by prior arrangement.

There is a traditional English pub only 5 minutes away, The Fox and Hounds in Englefield Green , situated by the Bishops Gate entrance into the Great Park , serving simply wonderful light bites, great pub food and smart restaurant food. It's the perfect place, and great for lunch, dinner, a snack or a BBQ, and a well earned rest after a walk in the Park.

The Lodge has everything you should need, with Sky+ satellite television, high speed Wi-Fi internet, DVD, and a roaring log fire in the sitting room. A Queen size Master bedroom has an adjoining bathroom, a second bedroom with new twin beds that can join to make a King size bed, a study / third bedroom with a small double sofa bed, and two travel cots and two fold out single beds if also needed. The second bathroom has a bath and power shower, and the utility room has a washing machine, dishwasher. microwave and tumble dryer.

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We live up the long driveway, so we're only 2 minutes away and here to help in any way at any time, whilst you are there or away, but we're always very respectful of your privacy.

More Details

Property Manager
Hamish and Susie Macmillan
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
December 11, 2017

About Hamish and Susie Macmillan

We live up the long driveway, in an old house surrounded by a lovely garden,(www.littledowerhouse.com) with our son Oliver and our labrador Humphrey.

Hamish and I are here to help you with any questions you may have, at any time, but we are very respectful of your privacy.

Hamish and Susie Macmillan purchased this cottage in 1970

Amenities

Old Windsor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
  • Bathroom 1 adjoins the Master bedroom and has an enamel bath, loo and hand basin. Bathroom 2 has an enamel bath / power shower, loo and hand basin. Both have handset mixer/shower taps. Both bathrooms overlook the very pretty garden
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 ( 3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom has a new Queen size bed 2nd bedroom has new twin beds that zip together to make a King size bed 3rd bedroom has a small double sofa bed, with an option for two additional single fold out beds, These can be made available, to increase the number of guests from 5 to 7, at a cost of £40 per person per night for each additional person over 5. A wooden cot & two travel cots are also available
Entertainment:
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: The Cottage comfortably sleeps 5 people, but can sleep up to seven, with two fold out single beds provided by prior arrangement and with an added surcharge. Unique Benefits Of The Lodge :- It is our second home so its very cosy and homely and we know the area very well, so are able to give loads of advice if needed. Its location is special ! Right opposite the Royal park with amazing views and a haven for wildlife. It is quiet and country but near to everything and set between 2 Queens it makes it truly unique! It's traditionally furnished, but with all the mod cons and is far cheaper than staying in a hotel, much more relaxed and you can self cater if you want to! Outside: Outside is a lovely cottage garden, with a small paddock, a couple of Lutyens benches, and seating for 8 in a secluded area underneath a rose and vine covered Pergola, where you can dine and barbecue (provided) to your hearts content, overlooking the wonderful views of Windsor Castle. Utility Room: Plenty of fitted cupboards and work space, this room offers a large fridge freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, microwave, a gas fired boiler with airing cupboard and a back door entrance straight out to the garden. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen, fluffy towels and a welcome pack is provided for each bedroom. The property is cleaned and the linen changed before and after each stay. Maid services can be provided by prior arrangement. Other: The dining area can seat up to eight and is open plan, situated between the sitting room and kitchen. There is also a large hall cupboard for coats and suitcases, and a garden shed for bikes and anything for the outdoor

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Classic Country Cottage, beside Windsor Great Park & overlooking Windsor Castle
average rating of 5.0 based on 30 reviews
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Excellent Holiday

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived we felt at home. The lovely welcome, hamper and all the little touches were amazing. Lovely and clean - we didn't need to go out, we could just relax in the house and gardens. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Keith and Louise, it was areal treat to have you both to stay, and only a shame that your parents Keith couldn't join you for your brother's ordination. Perhaps next time. I came down to wish you goodbye but you had just left, so I couldn't thank you for leaving the place so tidy it was hard to know if anyone had stayed :) That was very kind of you, and we're are very grateful. We'll see you here again, hopefully next year. Hamish x
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5

Tea with a castle view!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderfully welcoming host made us feel at home right away. What is not to love ...amazing location near the great park and Old Windsor. If you like to cycle or walk , the paths they are right down the road. Home Beautiful and comfortable with a kitchen view of Windsor castle that is hard to beat. Tea, Fox and Hounds pavlova, a castle, a cycle through the park, time with our English family a wonderful holiday!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Lodge in lovely location

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Hamish and Susie for your lovely welcome to your Lodge. The welcome basket was very much appreciated too. We really enjoyed our stay and took advantage of seeing the local area including the fantastic Great Park right on the doorstep. Hope to stay again in the near future.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Unforgettable

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, relaxing setting! Great location, and wonderful cabin. Hamish is awesome and went out of his way to make us feel welcome. Definitely would re book and recommend to friends and family!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Idyllic, Quintessential English Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We fell in love with this gem of a country cottage instantly. Inside, it is beautifully furnished & decorated, and also has comfy mattresses, dressing gowns, fluffy towels & toiletries. For colder nights, there is central heating, an open log fire, woolly throws & for the more hardy, an outdoor fire-pit. We were lucky with the weather for most of our stay in May: so we spent lots of time lunching & dining alfresco (enjoying a BBQ on one day) & chilling out in the spacious gardens. The cottage is set in an idyllic location with stunning views over green fields to Windsor Castle & with horses grazing in the adjoining field. It is a haven of peace & tranquillity. The surrounding areas of historic Windsor & Eton, and the majestic River Thames are simply gorgeous. Our hosts, Susie & Hamish, are a lovely couple, so interesting to talk to & made us feel right at home. A welcome hamper was filled with delightful goodies & the fridge with fresh eggs, butter & milk: one of many gestures of kindness. The kitchen is well equipped with everything that we needed. Our stay was memorable from start to finish & we can’t wait to book another holiday here. Thank you Susie & Hamish for your great hospitality and our stay at your exquisite cottage.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful relaxing hideaway

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage, extremely well equipped for a family holiday. Wonderful welcome as well as a fabulous mini hamper. Highly recommend as both a great base for Legoland and all other local attractions, but also as a quiet spot close to amenities to just relax and chill out. Can't recommend highly enough.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Heathrow
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Wentworth
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Eghamm, Staines, Slough
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
M25
Car: recommended

Coast/Beach:

Nearest beaches: Bouremouth & West Wittering, are approximately 75 minutes away

Travel:

M4 and M25 motorways are 10 minutes away

M3 is 20 minutes away

Heathrow airport is 25 minutes away

Gatwick airport is 55 minutes away

Dover / Channel tunnel to France is one hour and 15 minutes away away

Southampton and ferries for France, Channels Islands and the Isle of Wight is one hour away

Distances:

Great for ease of travel

Central London is 40 minutes by car

Trains to London Waterloo from Egham Station (7 minutes away) and Windsor (10 minutes away) take only 35 minutes

High speed train from Slough to London Paddington in 15-20 minutes

Old Windsor (5 minutes away) for local shops, small supermarket, fish & chips and a cheery Italian pizzeria

Englefield Green is 5 minutes away, for shops, Indian takeaway, good butcher, bakery & great pubs.

Royal Windsor Farm Shop is only 5 minutes away

Further Details:

There are many historic country houses near by with interesting histories eg Hampton Court Palace once owned by King Henry VIII, Cliveden, and Blenheim Palace (birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill), and so many more.

Tourist attractions only 10 mins away include Windsor Castle and Eton College(where Prince William and Harry went to school) nearby Dorney Court and Dorney Lake (where the 2012 Olympic Rowing took place), the river Thames for boating, theme parks at Legoland and Thorpe Park (great for children and adults), Windsor Races for evening race meetings (take a boat from Windsor to the racecourse with drinks along the way ) and Royal Ascot racecourse , Wentworth Golf Club, and Guards Polo .

Gardeners and artists can enjoy the famous Valley and Savill Gardens, whilst film buffs can visit the Harry Potter Studios (filming was done on the lake in Windsor Great Park) and Shepperton Studios as many famous films have been made in the local

Enjoy the Thames valley and and take boat trip to visit the beautiful old towns of Bray, Marlow and Henley, where the famous Henley Regatta is held.

If you are passionate about food (like myself), there are a few Michelin starred restaurants nearby, including The Fat Duck and The Hinds Head ( Heston Blumenthal ) and The Waterside ( The Roux Brothers ) in Bray, a 16th Century village on the river Thames. There is also the Royal Oak in Paley Street, owned and run by Michael Parkinson the famous television talk show host and his son. There are also many traditional English country pubs in the area serving really great food.

For Lovers Of The Theatre :

Royal Windsor Theatre is 10 minutes away, where the West End London plays come to you .

London and the West End is 40 minutes away by train where you can see one of its many great musicals, plays, Operas or Ballets.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Available on a nightly, weekly or monthly basis.

Payment by bank transfer or paypal using a credit card please.

Complete payment must be made in advance and before entering the property. We will be there to greet you with the keys.

The rates include all services , sky, broadband, gas, electric, water rates, taxes, gardening, inventories, cleaning and laundry prior to arrival and after departure.

Minimum stay 3 nights.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is flexible.

Arrival and departure times are flexible.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.