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Classic English Country Cottage, opposite Windsor Great Park, with amazing views

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Cottage in Old Windsor, Berkshire, England - Classic English Country Cottage, opposite 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. 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.

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.


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

Hamish and Susie Macmillan
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
April 28, 2017

About Hamish and Susie Macmillan

We live up the long driveway, in an old house surrounded by a lovely garden, 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


Englefield Green Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 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
  • 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
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
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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(23 traveler reviews)

Classic English Country Cottage, opposite Windsor Great Park, with amazing views
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews

Wonderful Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful is the only word that sums up our stay at this beautiful cottage. The setting is unbelievable and you are made so welcome by Hamish the perfect host. Althoug we didn't meet his wife Susie all we can say is the lady has exquisite taste. The little touches in the cottage made us feel as though we were staying in someone's home. We arrived (after a long leisurely pub lunch in the local Fox and Hounds) to a welcome pack of White Wine, Rosemary Bread, Cheese, a wonderful fig chutney and crackers, in fact a ready made supper - which we made full use off. It didn't end there there was milk, tea, coffee and marmalade and fresh fruit for breakfast. How lovely is a welcome like that. We highly recommend the cottage and we are already planning our next visit.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our vacation at Hamish' & Susie's cottage a lot, the location and service is great and, to summarize it shortly, we will be back soon!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I adored our stay at this historic cottage! Our week was a step back in time for us, as we lived in Ascot while our children were

young. You have all the modern conveniences, yet are situated in a historic area with a castle view, and horses outside your front door. Our winter walk in Valley Gardens, day trip to the Cotswolds, and visits to old local pubs were all we had hoped. We are looking forward to returning with our "now adult" children in tow. Hamish could not have been more charming, or helpful.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A stunning cottage with wonderfull host

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderfull relaxing break, the host is a most welcoming, friendly and helpfull person. There was a lovely hamper to welcome us to the cottage. The cottage is a very warm and welcoming place, instantly feeling like a home from home rather than a holiday let. The bedrooms are spacious and comfortable, it is always warm and the real fire is a real bonus in the evenings. The cottage is clean and very well equiped. It was a fantastic stay, Thank you Hamish. Hope to see you again soon.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A delightful cottage with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

We were warmly greeted by Susie who showed us around and spent time informing us about the area. A beautiful welcome basket was waiting for us in the kitchen and everything in the cottage was neatly arranged. The cottage is very comfortable and cosy and it was lovely to enjoy the warmth of the "real" fire on a couple of evenings. Wish we could have spent more time in the pretty garden area looking across the field and the magnificent view of Windsor Castle - that sight never gets old.

Hamish and Sue were fabulous hosts, so kind and thoughtful and fun to chat to. We locked our key in the cottage one day and Hamish was straight round to let us in and amuse us with one of his fascinating stories - Hamish, you should write a book! ;)

It was a busy trip for us travelling from the States where we now live back home to visit friends and family and we had a full agenda. Wish we had had more time to relax and soak it all in at this sweet cottage and all that it offers....but hopefully, there is always next time!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stunning English Country Cottage

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a wonderful stay at 'The Cottage'. Hamish and Susie were so very welcoming and couldn't do enough to make sure our stay was just perfect for us. Lovely little touches like the welcome basket with fresh bread and yummy treats. The Cottage was clean, very comfortable with beautiful open fire in the lounge and perfect for us with two small children. We enjoyed the amazing views from the cottage of Windsor Castle and the lovely garden where our children enjoyed playing.

We loved our stay at 'The Cottage' and have already starting thinking about a return trip, I highly recommend this property. Just perfect.

Thank you so much Hamish and Susie for making our break so relaxing and enjoyable.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Eghamm, Staines, Slough
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Car: recommended


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


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


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.


Rates & Availability

Englefield Green Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
January - April
Jan 4 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $65 per night, per additional guest
May - June
May 1 2017 - Jun 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $65 per night, per additional guest
Ascot Week
Jun 19 2017 - Jun 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $65 per night, per additional guest
End of June
Jun 26 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $65 per night, per additional guest
July - August
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $71 per night, per additional guest
September - October
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $65 per night, per additional guest
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $65 per night, per additional guest
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas & New Year
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 3 2018
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $71 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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