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Detached Luxury Gatehouse In A Quiet Rural Setting

Bedrooms 2
Space 950 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking


About the property

Gatehouse in Englefield Green, Nr. Egham, Surrey, England - Peaceful Location With Easy Access To Windsor Great Park Convenient For Heathrow Airport

Before you read on, please note children must be 11 years and older. There is no flexibility on this. If children are in your group, please state their ages. You need a car as there is no public transport nearby - or else use taxis. We accept up to 2 house-trained dogs which must be kept on leads to safeguard our livestock. We do not accept all breeds. When making an enquiry, please state breed.

An immaculate spacious property with 2 bedrooms and one bathroom on a private, secure gated estate situated on a quiet lane. Approx. 950 square feet. Lounge, separate dining room with wood burning stove, modern kitchen, bathroom, all presented to a high standard and furnished with a mixture of modern and antique furniture. We can sleep 6 with the use of 2 chair beds. Built on 3 levels so not suitable for those with mobility issues.

This property is part of our home and we are delighted to assist you during your stay.

More Details

Lesley Bishop
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
14 February, 2018

About Lesley Bishop

Town Green Farm is my passion! I have lived here with my husband since 1997. Having retired from my equestrian pursuits, I decided to refurbish the Gatehouse to a high standard and begin self-catering rentals.

I call myself the 'estate manager' so I am on hand if you need information, help, or perish the thought, if something stops working (rare). Please read our reviews which will tell you more about me.

Lesley Bishop purchased this house in 1997

Why Lesley Bishop chose Englefield Green

This quiet, private location is a rarity. You will think you are staying in the country. Yet we are very convenient as a base to explore London or many of the tourist attractions in the south of UK. We are also close to many important sporting events inc. racing at Ascot, Henley, Smiths Lawn Polo, Wentworth and Sunningdale golf.

What makes this house unique

A rural location away from the rat race, yet with easy access to London (Waterloo - 34 mins), and the M25/M3/M4/M40.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Englefield Green in Runnymede District

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Dogs must be kept downstairs until paws are dry. Dog poo to be bagged and placed where shown.
  • No outdoor shoes on our pale carpets. Guest slippers are provided.
  • No loud music or recreational drugs.
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Family bathroom with round ended bath and shower above, basin, wc. Heated towel rail. Shavers point. Under sink storage for toiletries. Good sized mirror. Guest toiletries and shower cap for ladies.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed overlooking an attractive courtyard. Antique wardrobe and chest of drawers. Chair. Bedroom 2 with 2 single French antique brass beds. Antique wardrobe and chest of drawers. Overlooks fields.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Dogs are very welcome. Outside: 15 acres of grounds where you may wander. In the summer we have some Sussex cattle grazing. We also keep chickens, bantams and ducks. Ample secure off-street parking. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen and towels provided. Cleaning services available on request. Other: Study area over the entrance archway. Large walk-in airing cupboard and storage.


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(25 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews
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A really enjoyable stay

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure to stay in this wonderful house with our teenage son for the last week of our summer holidays.

Everything in the house was very clean, nothing missing. We especially liked the farm details - chickens, ducks and a small herd of cattle, blackberries (only if you arrive at the right time in August).

A 15 minute walk from the house will lead you to Windsor Great Park with its herd of free range deer and a magnificent view of Windsor Castle.

Lesley is a very supportive person which will help you with anything, starting with fresh eggs from the chickens.

This has been one of the best holiday homes we had in the last years.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a great pleasure to have you stay with us. I am so glad everything met with your approval - especially our animals! Thank you for leaving everything so beautifully clean and tidy, and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back one day in the future.
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Delightful autumn break

  • 5 of 5

Excellent position to access many of the interesting sites in the area then lovely to come back to a quiet secluded base. Very comfortable place to stay and a welcoming helpful owner. There are pubs within walking distance but good cooking facilities if you wish to stay in. Quirky layout in this converted archway house but it works well (as long as mobility no issue). We hope to use this as a base again to explore more of the area - and ability to bring the dog too is an added bonus.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful in every aspect!

  • 5 of 5

Everything mentioned in the other reviews is spot on, what can I add? Let me try to summarize our stay. It is not (y)our home, but from the moment we drove through the gates of the Gatehouse, it sure felt like home!

We were welcomed by Lesley, wonderful lady, we felt directly at ease. We quickly found out we had quite a few significant things in common which immediately gave a bond.

As tourists we were treated to the wonderful Gatehouse with everything you need, clean, so well looked after and spacious. Wifi is fast, beds are comfy, kitchen is well equipped, wonderful. We could walk the dog, he was so welcome (!), in the grounds, wonderful. Even the private, protected, parking space was wonderful near the chickens. All this is sitting in a delightful English landscape, just one hour drive from Oxford, London, Surrey hills and Stonehenge.

Our 8 day stay was over in a blink of an eye; kids loved every minute of it, wonderful.

Next year we will go to the South of England; I wish I could, like a wizard, take the Gatehouse with me. Thank you so much, Lesley!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a wonderful family from Holland. I missed them dreadfully when they left. Indeed, we had a lot in common and there was never a shortage of conversation. These are kind, considerate guests who will leave your property in an immaculate condition, and Hans will keep you amused with his sense of humour. If you get the opportunity to be their hosts, then grab them fast. You won't regret it!
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Etwas ganz besonderes!

  • 5 of 5

Unsere 4 Tage im Torhaus waren perfekt! Die Wohnung ist super gemütlich, tiptop sauber, hat gemütliche Betten und schöne Ausblicke auf die alten Stallungen und den Hof. Frische Eier kann man auch kaufen denn Hühner gibt es auch noch! Für uns war es eine perfekte Auszeit auf dem Land.

Die Wohnung liegt perfekt für Ausflüge nach London - in knapp 45 Minuten ist man mit dem Zug von Egham (Nachbarort) an Waterloo Station!

Nach einem 10-minütigen-Gang zu Fuß erreicht man einen Eingang des Windsor Great Park (kostenlos), der uns nachhaltig beeindruckt hat! Auch für ausgiebige Spaziergänge mit den Hund super!

Wir kommen wieder!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Fabulous guests who looked after The Gatehouse to perfection. Very friendly. I hope we will see you again.
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Best Cottage We've Stayed In!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, two dogs, and I had a wonderful stay over Valentine's Day in Lesley's unique and characterful property. I was attending a photo workshop at Kew Gardens, which was a quick drive away. (Just not at rush hour)

Let me begin by saying the photos do not do the property justice (especially the sitting room photo, which only shows two chairs). Don't be fooled, the gatehouse is very spacious, gorgeously decorated, and spotlessly clean. The kitchen is very well appointed with all you need, and the beds and lounge furniture are very comfy. If you're a dog owner, there are fields and a secure courtyard to walk your dogs around.

There is a little office and the wifi is amazingly fast. My husband worked during the days, and had no problems whatsoever.

Lastly the very best thing is Lesley herself. She is warm, welcoming and refreshingly real. I feel I have met a kindred spirit! We enjoyed our stay so much we booked another, longer stay in a few month's time, when I come to London for another workshop.

Book this place, you won't regret it!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful guests, delightful dogs and we found out in a couple of moments that we had heaps in common. The Gatehouse was left immaculately clean and tidy and I can't wait for them to return. If they stay with you, then you will be a very lucky proprietor. Guests like these make it all much more than worthwhile!
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Christmas visit to The Gatehouse

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time at The Gatehouse - despite all of us falling ill ! It was comfortable and warm and was a real home from home ! We loved the grounds and the total ambience and Lesley' s little touches of kindness- a little Christmas tree and well stocked coffee tea and sugar and milk in the fridge . We loved the area and the walks for our dog . Above all we loved Lesley's humour - she had us all in stitches most of the time - we could not have asked for a more genuine host . We felt very relaxed on our first Christmas ever away from home ! Thankyou a million times Lesley we hope to be back soon - perhaps even next Christmas !? Lots of love Lesley Mick Kathryn Dave and Rick xxxx

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: And how lucky was I?! Just the best, most friendly family that I could have wished for over the Christmas holiday. By the time you left, I felt I had made new friends and was sad when you went. I too felt completely relaxed in your company, which I enjoyed immensely. Not something I take for granted with the rental business. Really considerate guests who left the Gatehouse immaculately clean and tidy. Please come back any time and we would love to have you stay over Christmas again.
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
Sun Inn
Car: necessary


Heathrow 6 miles Gatwick 39 minutes London (Egham-Waterloo) 35 mins and a 5 minute drive to Egham station with ample parking.. Easy access to UK Motorway system (M25 5 mins away - but we do not hear it!)


The Sun Inn within walking distance and dogs welcome at various pubs in the locality. Windsor Great Park and Savill Gardens are a very short drive. Also The WWII War Memorial and Runnymede (1 mile). Windsor 15 minutes.

Further Details:

Plenty of local restaurants and pubs within a short drive. Savill Gardens and Windsor Great Park - 0.5 miles Thorpe Park and Legoland within 7 miles. Ascot 6.5 miles. Easy access to UK motorway network.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Englefield Green, South East England

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
30 Mar 2018 - 2 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early May Bank Holiday
4 May 2018 - 7 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Spring Bank Holiday
25 May 2018 - 28 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
Royal Ascot
18 Jun 2018 - 23 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer Bank Holiday
24 Aug 2018 - 27 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas 2018
23 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £300
Pet Fee £10

Changeover Day:
Flexible changeover day. Check in 4pm. onwards. Check out by 10am.


Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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