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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 a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 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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average rating of 4.892857 based on 28 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 cottage. Everything you needed for a lovely stay. From kitchen equipment to cleaning produ

  • 5 of 5

The pictures don't do the property justice. The grounds appear to be manicured by a professional but there is still plenty of natural woodland to explore. The swimming pool is the icing on the cake.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for looking after the cottage and for such a great review let's keep it a secret.
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Wonderfully appointed house with convenient location and stunning views of the North Downs

  • 5 of 5

Loved Lynchets! We used this house for our base camp for family reunions in the Surrey/Sussex and London areas.

Extremely convenient location for Gatwick, M25 (but not too close!), rail into London and major arteries to the South East.

Classic English countryside location with stunning views of the North Downs. Close to the North Downs way -- excellent for hiking!

Very well appointed house: kitchen is great (we cooked 4 times during our stay) and plenty of beds/bedrooms with updated bathrooms/showers. Excellent for a family of 6-10 with kids (also a very fun attic room for the kiddos).

Satellite TV and lots of great reading material and games.

The swimming pool annex is fabulous! We looked forward to relaxing in the indoor pool each evening while the sun went down. Great patio area to enjoy drinks with a wonderful view of the Surrey countryside.

Close to the village of Betchworth and quick 5-10 minute drive to Dorking or Reigate, so lots of great shopping at your doorstep! Also some great restaurants/pubs nearby.

Owner was very responsive and helpful!

We'll be coming back!!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for our Ruby Wedding celebration with close family.

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house and garden. The swimming pool was fantastic. The weather was not great but that did not spoil our weekend.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to review my cottage! Congratulations on your Ruby Wedding! Louise
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a perfect house for a group or extended fMily

  • 4 of 5

This is a lovely place for friends and family. The grounds and surroundings are beautiful and the house is comfortable.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great property and location with clean well looked after, heated pool

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful spacious house with amazing views and lots of nearby footpaths for walkers. Wifi not always good but owners did everything possible to help and am sure this will be rectified. . A lovely pool house with heated pool and more views over the well kept grounds. owner was very responsive and highly recommend this stunning house.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you so much for taking the time to review the cottage. I'm so sorry about the WiFi i have BT on it and my electrician, thank you for being so understanding with this huge frustration, 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

Betchworth House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 6 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $1,029.73

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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