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Detached Luxury Gatehouse In A Quiet Rural Setting



Updated: 11-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

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.

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About the Owner

Lesley Bishop
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
11 April, 2017

21 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(21 traveller reviews)


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: Feb 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 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: Jan 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 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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Quiet and cosy in Surrey!

  • 5 of 5

The property was tidy, well organised and sparklingly clean.

Lesley couldn't have been more welcoming and accommodating to these guests - who needed to change their schedule at the last minute!

The property was well equipped with all mod cons. The Wifi was the best we have seen at any BnB yet. Very very fast and usable from every room!

Our stay was at the end of a long family holiday thru Europe and the UK and this place was perfect for us to unwind and relax before our long trip back to Australia.

Thanks again, Lesley. Hopefully we will return in a few years!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Fabulous, fabulous guests from Australia! Kind, considerate and more than helpful, sorting out a long-standing problem I had had on my property. I was really sad to see such a lovely family go and am grateful that they chose to stay with us ready for their return home from nearby Heathrow. I do hope I have the opportunity to welcome you all back.
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Fantastic property to use as a base to explore

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 3 nights with our dog Eddie while attending Dogfest in the nearby Windsor Great Park & weren't disappointed. The property is well maintained with secure parking in a lovely quiet area yet near enough to interesting places to visit as well as London. The owner is friendly & helpful & everything you need is supplied, even things that do not usually come included in a holiday rental such as kitchen roll, cooking oil, tea,coffee,sugar & even a fresh pint of milk in the fridge. So glad they accept dogs as it was perfect for us & the owners even let you walk the dog in their grounds so early morning/late night walkies are no hassle. We would highly recommend this property for anyone wanting to stay in the area.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have both of you stay with us, and, of course, the divine Eddie. We are pleased that our facilities met with your approval and that Eddie enjoyed himself. We hope to see you again in the future. Perfect guests!
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Short 2couple stay

  • 5 of 5

Very enjoyable 3night stay in this well managed , clean , modern , comfortable gatehouse. Excellent location and entertaining owners and "pet" chickens. Stairs could be a problem for bad knee travelers but is not a issue for active elderly. Good Italian Tratoria nearby and very quiet location and private safe parking. All in all an excellent choice in all respects. Thanks , Lesley for a great stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad that The Gatehouse met with your approval and that you appreciate the effort and care we take with this rental property. We hope we may have the opportunity to welcome you here again in the future. Thank you for choosing to stay at The Gatehouse.
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Stunning property in fabulous location

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a lovely weekend staying in this cosy, quirky cottage; stunning location, quiet but only minutes from the tourist locations. Lesley the owner was very welcoming and the new laid eggs a treat! Thanks once again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad the accommodation met with your approval - and the eggs! We hope we will have the chance to welcome you all here again next year.
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Heathrow at 6 Miles Nearest Barpub : Sun Inn at 150 Metres 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 and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
May Day Bank Holiday
28 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring Bank Holiday
26 May 2017 - 28 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Summer Bank Holiday
25 Aug 2017 - 27 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas 2016
23 Dec 2017 - 26 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £5
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

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


Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 11-Apr-2017


Property Type

  • house


  • 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 ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television

Onsite Services

  • Massage


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • 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


  • 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
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • 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.


  • Golf ...


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...


  • 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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