House | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10
Beautiful thatched riverside cottage. A lovely circular layout adds to the 'flow' of the house where living rooms interconnect with the Arts and Craft style kitchen which has a gas fired Aga, electric cooker and adjoining dining area. Three new state of the art bathrooms have been installed with walk-in showers and large bath. Two are en-suite. Beamed Entrance Porch and Reception Hall welcome you to this wonderful holiday home; set in country cottage gardens with many old varieties of flowers such as hollyhock and roses, tulips and daffodils adorn the lawns in spring. The riverside lawns stretch down to the river patio near the waters edge. Inside there is a captains cabin reconstructed from a ship bound for Australia with wonderful carved ships figureheads and 17th century beams used on the outside. The Old Wharf Cottage is in a fantastic location as it is close to London, Royal Windsor and Heathrow with plenty of restaurants and attractions nearby.
Beautiful thatched riverside cottage, named the 'Old Wharf Cottage' as once barges unloaded cargo of copper at the wharf, now the site of the outdoor heated swimming pool. It was originally built in 1903 in the Edwardian Era. The Arts and Crafts Movement between 1880 and 1910 influenced the owners many of them artists and sculptors themselves, and later arts and craft features were added including ornate plaster work around the bedroom cornice's,a coat of arms as you climb the oak staircase with carving depicted by aged red and green paints, much used by the Arts and Craft Movement-inspired by medieval colour and image seen in the works of the artist/designer William Morris.
It is approximately 40 minutes drive or train journey from the centre of London with an array of sightseeing opportunities available to you. The Old Wharf Cottage is also just down the road from Royal Windsor and the magnificent Windsor Castle where the Queen spends her weekends. Why not try a cream tea opposite the castle to have the quintessential English experience?!
FOOD HAMPERS TO BE DELIVERED READY FOR YOUR ARRIVAL AS WELL AS COMPETITIVE CAR HIRE RATES AVAILABLE.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: London Heathrow (LHR) 10 km, Nearest railway: Wraysbury 2 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (3), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Swing set|
The South East England region
The Old Wharf Cottage is situated close to the town of Windsor and Windsor Castle. It has gardens edged by the River Thames and the opposite bank is Old Windsor. London is 40 minutes drive to the city centre and Piccadilly circus. There is a train station in the village with direct access into Windsor where the line ends or London City Centre in the opposite direction.
The nearest tube is Hatton Cross which is only a 15 minute drive away from the house.
Windsor Great Park is easily accessible and the town itself offers beautiful shops and fashionable high street boutiques in a pedestrian area and Victorian arcade. Sight seeing tours operate around the area. Horse and cart trips are available around the narrow cobbled streets and along the mile long walk right up to the gates of Windsor Castle. Heathrow is near by for direct flights and easy transfers.