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Thatch Cottage Just Outside of London.Indoor Pool. Sleeps 8

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + 4 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Lynchets is in a small village called Betchworth, which is about 25 miles from central London. It is set on a hill with extensive views over southern England.

There are many fantastic golf courses within easy reach, and the local town of Dorking is known for its collection of antique shops.

There are plenty of walks and hikes right from the bottom of the driveway, and Lynchets sits on the path of the original “Pilgrims Way”. and the North Downs way.

Keywords: Rural



Fabulous Views!

Once Owned by artist John Piper

More Details

Louise Wardlaw
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2017

About Louise Wardlaw

Born and raised in the area, moved to California 23 years ago. Bought this home for its views and to be close to my family when visiting UK.

Louise Wardlaw purchased this house in 2010

Why Louise Wardlaw chose England

Bought this home for its views and to be close to my family when visiting UK.

What makes this house unique

Country walks right from the bottom of the drive Hiking, Country Pubs, Entertaining and the

indoor swimming pool, neighbors tennis court, golf courses nearby and Betchworth train station a short walk away


Betchworth House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Broadband Access
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , master
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , pool house
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , top floor
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 1 twin/ single , pool house
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (5)
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Train Next to PGA Golfcourse Panoramic views Indoor Swimming Pool


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Thatch Cottage Just Outside of London.Indoor Pool. Sleeps 8
average rating of 4.878788 based on 33 reviews

Beautiful property! Couldn't have asked for a better place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

The house and grounds were unbelievable. No matter where you stand on the property there is an amazing view of Betchworth and Reigate. The house is under a half mile walk from the Betchworth train station which provides easy access to Reigate center (shopping, delicious pubs, grocery stores) and Gatwick Airport. Prior to the trip the owners provided a detailed description of everything we could need to know about their home, it was beyond helpful. They were also responsive to questions both before and during our stay.

My friends and I were traveling for a wedding and an majority of our time was consumed with festivities. We hope to return to have the opportunity to truly enjoy all the property and area has to offer!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such a great review. The cottage is very special to us and we love to share it with people who see that. Many thanks for looking after it for us. Louise
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Beautiful House in Great Location

  • 4 of 5

When you turn into the drive, you are bound to say 'wow'. It is a really pretty house with stunning views over the Surrey Hills. The village of Betchworth is very pretty with two good, traditional pubs (30 minutes' walk) and there is a good walk from The Coombe up the North Downs Way to the viewing point at Box Hill, from where there are several other walks (leaflets from the information stand and cafe at Box Hill). Polesden Lacey (National Trust house) and Denbies Vineyard are also close and well worth visiting.

The house itself has four comfortable bedrooms and three good bath/shower rooms, and and an open-plan kitchen, dining, lounge. The pool, in a separate pool-house, is a great bonus to the property.

The only downside for us (hence 4 stars) was the bedroom in the pool-house. It is functional and has its own toilet and shower, but is uncarpeted and rather sparse, and could do with some homely touches to make it more appealing.

Apart from that, the house is beautiful and we had a great holiday.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Magical family get-together

  • 5 of 5

Three generations spent a delightful weekend celebrating my big birthday. The property was ideal, with the indoor pool being the star attraction for the grandchildren. The views across the countryside were the memorable feature for the grown-ups, along with the beautifully appointed rooms, which managed to feel luxurious and homely at the same time. Another plus was that the village has a choice of pubs serving high-quality lunches, and the final bonus was that the weather forecast (lots of rain) turned out to be wrong. All of us (age range: one-and-a-half to 70) had a wonderful time.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relax in a wonderful setting

  • 5 of 5

A totally idyllic setting for a wonderfully relaxing time with old friends. Along with the stunning setting the house lacks for nothing. Spacious bedrooms and dining room/kitchen area. The host are very responsive and got back to us very promptly with the few queries we had. The pool house and patio with BBQ is the star of the show and on a summers day/evening you will spend all your time there. The gardens and view are also stunning

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic Family Holiday.....

  • 5 of 5

Our 2 families totalling 8 had a fantastic stay on our holiday at the cottage last week. It was spacious, the rooms were comfortable and all the necessary amenities were provided. The highlight of the week was the Pool which the children loved and we spent a lot of time using.

The towns of Dorking and Reigate provided ideal shopping opportunities while catching the train from Dorking, we were in London within an hour to take in the sights and sounds of the city.

The views from the cottage out over the Mole Valley are fabulous and provide a relaxing backdrop for any holiday.

Highly recommended.

Thank you from the Smith's and Tomlinson's

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow what a lovely review thank you so very much for taking the time and for looking after the cottage. Louise
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Perfect for what we wanted

  • 5 of 5

Great for the kids and the adults. House is lovely and the pool area is fab.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for looking after our cottage, in so glad you enjoyed your stay. Louise
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
London Gatwick
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
The Dolphin Pub, Betchwoth
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Walton Heath
Nearest Train
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Reigate town
Car: recommended

Amazing Hiking right on Old Pilgrims Way, the property was once owned by the artist John Piper and his studio is still located behind the house with views for miles; The house faces southward and on a clear day you can see the ocean from the studio.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,056.52

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.