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Quintessential english cottage perfect for ' The Season' events & fine dining

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

A two bedroom, two bathroom recently renovated cosy cottage with woodburner

This cottage is placed right in the heart of the village with two wonderful pubs either end of the street. For more fine dining, The Fat Duck, The Waterside Inn and Royal Oak in Paley street are nearby. Centrally located for Windsor Castle and LEGOLAND as well as all key 'Season' events such as Henley Regatta, Ascot races and the Queens polo club , Guards while only 19 mins train to central London !

Member since: 2016
Speaks English, French, German, Dutch
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 June, 2018

About Elaine

Having been born and brought up abroad, I came to Holyport village in pursuit of playing polo having caught the bug in South Africa. I have owned three properties in the village as I love it and the community so much.

Elaine purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Elaine chose Maidenhead

Property rarely comes up for sale in this village as no one moves from here as its such a perfect location for London and Windsor while still having the tranquillity and community spirit of the village.

What makes this cottage unique

Perfectly located in the village with two great pubs either end of the street who serve great food and beverages. The village is fantastically located for Windsor Castle, LEGOLAND, Bray ( The Fat Duck and The Waterside Inn)and London ( 19mins train ride). It has a sunlit court yard with comfy seating at the back and a lovely wood burner for the winter months. It has been recently renovated in a contemporary style but keeping the cottage's original features. It has a well equipped kitchen along with a dishwasher, washing machine, oven, hob and microwave.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Maidenhead in Bray

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:30 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , and washbasin
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , and washbasin
  • One bathroom is ensuite with a shower, toilet and washbasin decorated in cream travertine while the other bathroom has a rolltop bath, toilet and washbasin decorated in white and light blue glass tiles.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , This double bed can be converted to two singles
  • Two reasonably sized double bedrooms. The main bedroom is decorated in Laura Ashley grey tones with a shower ensuite while the other bedroom is done in a Laura Ashley purple and cream tones with a separate bathroom with a roll top bath.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
Check in from 3pm on date of arrival Check out up until 11am on day of departure


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Quintessential english cottage perfect for ' The Season' events & fine dining
average rating of 4.8 based on 15 reviews

Perfect cottage for a getaway

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was perfect ... clean, good-sized rooms and a big plus is having a bathroom for each bedroom.

Good location near Windsor and in a quaint little village with nearby pubs. Supermarkets are a short drive away.

Elaine was a good and attentive host. :)

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cosy comfortable cottage. Nice location. Quiet area.

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful stay at the cottage. Quiet and peaceful. Had everything that we needed. Good location. Train station not far either. Would definitely book again. Thankyou Elaine for letting us stay!. Rhian.

  • Review Submitted: 31-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location, quiet and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for five nights in May. Holyport is a lovely village that is so far not too affected by the urban growth of greater London yet allows good access to many sights/activities in the area. The cottage is immaculate with a large sitting room and well-outfitted kitchen. It is right next to a great pub and within walking distance of three others. The owner is very responsive and accommodating. We would definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 29-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very well appointed, high standards throughout.

  • 5 of 5

It was just as described very quaint in a lovely setting.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Llantwit Major

Beautiful country cottage retreat

  • 5 of 5

Spent three nights at this cosy cottage as a pre Christmas break with our daughters. The cottage was beautifully restored with quality furnishings, comfortable beds and situated in a lovely rural area.

We took the train from Windsor riverside direct to London Vauxhall and then into the city by tube. Station parking was reasonable and the 9.45 train was quiet getting us into central London in an hour, completely stress free.

We spent a day in Windsor visiting the castle and town and it was only a 15 minute drive from the cottage.

The cottage is well equipped, lovely and warm, especially with the log burner, and ideally situated within easy walking distance of 3 pubs .

We would love to revisit in the summer and explore this area further.

Many thanks to our excellent host Elaine for a great stay.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Michelle for your lengthy and lovely review of our cottage. I am so pleased that your love it and our village as much as we do .. please come again !!! Warm regards , Elaine
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Wonderful English Country Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our week at Elaine's cottage in Holyport. We really wanted the English village experience and we were not disappointed here. The location gave us easy access to the M4 and points east and west. Getting into London was simple: just a short drive to the Slough train station then a 15-minute train ride to Paddington. Windsor is just a short drive away and we also went west to Salisbury, Bath, and Cardiff.

We also really liked that there are four pubs that we could walk to from the cottage. All of them were great, but the closest one, The White Hart, was outstanding. It is about 500 feet away from the cottage, and everyone there (both staff and clientele) was so welcoming to us. They have wonderful food as well (just keep in mind that the kitchen closes at 9 pm). We stopped in at The White Hart every night of our stay.

The cottage itself was clean, very comfortable, and well-equipped. The WiFi was excellent. The master bath is fairly small, but absolutely fine if you are not too large of a person. The hall bath was larger and more comfortable for my husband. There is a clothes washer in the cottage, but no clothes dryer. This was not a problem, but something that a potential renter should know. (There is a rack for drying clothes, which worked just fine for us.) While we had no issues with anything not working while we were in the cottage, I have it on good authority that the handyman who handles any issues is quick to respond and top-notch.

The owner, Elaine, was very responsive and very helpful. I highly recommend this property, and would stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely and informative review. I am so glad you enjoy the cottage and the village as much as we do and that you took full advantage of the pubs in the area! Please come back anytime ! Warm regards, Elaine
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Ascot Racecourse
Legoland Windsor
Windsor Great Park
The Fat Duck
Eton Dorney Rowing Centre
Guards polo club
Waterside Inn
The Belgian Arms
The Royal County Of Berkshire Polo Club
Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.7 Kilometres
Jolly Gardener and White Hart pubs
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Windsor Central and Riverside
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3.5 Miles
The Fat Duck
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £150

Rates include all linen and towels

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.