A magical getaway near Windsor Castle and beside Windsor Great Park
Hamish and Susie Macmillan
- english, french
About Hamish and Susie Macmillan
We live up the long driveway, in an old house surrounded by a lovely garden,( with our son Oliver and our labrador Humphrey. Hamish and I are here to help you with any questions you may have, at any time, but we are very respectful of your privacy.
Hamish and Susie Macmillan purchased this Cottage in 1972
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Beautiful and Enchanting Property
Thank you Hamish and Suzie for such a lovely few days in Windsor. Absolutely charming property with all the amenities we needed. Great views of the countryside and still so convenient to visit London also. Hope to visit again in the near future. Thank you for your hospitality and kindness. Best Regards, Tracy and Family
A fabulous property n in a beautiful setting
We loved our stay at the hideaway Little Dower house. Very comfortable bed and lovely bed linen. It is a very cosy and well furnished property. A little food hamper of bread,eggs, milk, wine and more were very thoughtful and thoroughly enjoyed. There is a beautiful walled garden and lovely views over the countryside. We highly recommend a stay at this perfect location. Susie and Hamish are great hosts and we are returning later this month.
Words can not describe how lovely this cottage is!
Two friends and I stayed here for our 40th birthday getaway. The cottage was cozy, luxurious and beautifully appointed; the beds so comfortable; the shower is fantastic; the welcome pack full of sumptuous treats and all set in a gorgeous English country setting of geese, horse and endless greenery.
Hamish and Suzie could not have been more generous and welcoming as hosts.
We loved it so much that we can not wait to return again together and also with our own families.
5 stars is not enough!
A Wonderful Stay
Just Wonderful. Susie and Hamish made us feel so welcome, from the minute we arrived they both made our stay very special. The cottage was as beautiful on the inside as it was in the outside with everything you could need, perfectly finished to a very high standard, with a wonderful location. We will be returning very soon x
Perfect for a quiet weekend away
Lovely apartment to switch off and relax in. It was very clean and well furnished and managed by great hosts. Hamish made us feel very welcomed and even greeted us with a hamper of goodies to get us started! Would highly recommend
Magical place and host
Hamish and Susie are so kind and welcoming, like coming to visit family. The Hideaway was amazing, perfect for two, everything you would need. Like living in a bit of a fairytale, complete with Christmas tree, welcome goodies, and twinkle lights. A wonderful home base to visit family in Ascot and Cambridge. Rest, relaxation, love and laughter......life is good indeed❤️
Nearest beaches: Bournemouth & West Wittering, are approximately 75 minutes away
M4 and M25 motorways are 10 minutes away
M3 is 20 minutes away
Heathrow airport is 25 minutes away
Gatwick airport is 55 minutes away
Dover / Channel tunnel to France is one hour and 15 minutes away away
Southampton and ferries for France, Channels Islands and the Isle of Wight is one hour away
Great for ease of travel
Central London is 40 minutes by car
Trains to London Waterloo from Egham Station (7 minutes away) and Windsor (10 minutes away) take only 35 minutes
High speed train from Slough to London Paddington in 15-20 minutes
Old Windsor (5 minutes away) for local shops, small supermarket, fish & chips and a cheery Italian pizzeria
Englefield Green is 5 minutes away, for shops, Indian takeaway, good butcher, bakery & great pubs.
Royal Windsor Farm Shop is only 5 minutes away
There are many historic country houses near by with interesting histories eg Hampton Court Palace once owned by King Henry VIII, Cliveden, and Blenheim Palace (birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill), and so many more.
Tourist attractions only 10 mins away include Windsor Castle and Eton College(where Prince William and Harry went to school) nearby Dorney Court and Dorney Lake (where the 2012 Olympic Rowing took place), the river Thames for boating, theme parks at Legoland and Thorpe Park (great for children and adults), Windsor Races for evening race meetings (take a boat from Windsor to the racecourse with drinks along the way ) and Royal Ascot racecourse , Wentworth Golf Club, and Guards Polo .
Gardeners and artists can enjoy the famous Valley and Savill Gardens, whilst film buffs can visit the Harry Potter Studios (filming was done on the lake in Windsor Great Park) and Shepperton Studios as many famous films have been made in the local
Enjoy the Thames valley and and take boat trip to visit the beautiful old towns of Bray, Marlow and Henley, where the famous Henley Regatta is held.
If you are passionate about food (like myself), there are a few Michelin starred restaurants nearby, including The Fat Duck and The Hinds Head ( Heston Blumenthal ) and The Waterside ( The Roux Brothers ) in Bray, a 16th Century village on the river Thames. There is also the Royal Oak in Paley Street, owned and run by Michael Parkinson the famous television talk show host and his son. There are also many traditional English country pubs in the area serving really great food.
For Lovers Of The Theatre :
Royal Windsor Theatre is 10 minutes away, where the West End London plays come to you .
London and the West End is 40 minutes away by train where you can see one of its many great musicals, plays, Operas or Ballets