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

Bedrooms 5
Separate WCs1
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
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 August, 2018

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 Betchworth

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


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Betchworth in Surrey

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
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 ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , master
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , pool house
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , top floor
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 3 Single Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Single Bed , pool house
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (5)
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • 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 4.875 based on 40 reviews

Luxury and Comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in Thatch Cottage in October 2017 with family and friends.

We enjoyed the well maintained warm swimming pool with impressive sound system, and the villa with fabulous view from top of the the hill towards the south east of Surrey from one side, while the other side of the villa was still towards uphills.

The location of the villa is fantastic, the inside was clean and tidy with plenty of household and kitchen staff that we hardly found it necessary to go shopping!

I definitely recommend and will consider getting back in future.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for looking after the cottage. We enjoyed having you stay and wil look forward to your next stay. Many thanks Louise
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Busselton, Western Australia, Australia

Beautiful family home in an idyllic location.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a wonderful stay with extended family in this fantastic house. The children thoroughly enjoyed playing in the pool whilst we sat on the terrace in the sunshine. The home and garden is totally secluded, thank you Louise for your assistance and sharing your home with us.

Kind regards

Chris and Sarah

Perth, Western Australia

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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It suited us really well and we will use the house again.

  • 4 of 5

One tiny item of feedback might be useful. When we arrived there was garbage, including food, strewn across the area around the bins. We cleaned this up as well as we could but can’t promise that some some food items were put in with other garbage as this was all from the previous guests. We would suggest that both food bins need to be replaced as the catches on them are broken - hence the foxes having a messy party. It was lovely to have the extra new fridge and the new ovens this year.

  • Review Submitted: 29-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful views and amazing location.

  • 5 of 5

The house is gorgeous and very practical. The set up is easy and everything runs very smoothly. Easy location from London and great for transport. Good pubs and shops near by. Would highly recommend visiting.

  • Review Submitted: 14-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review and most of all for loving our home away from home!!! Louise
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Surprise birthday get-away for my wifes significant birthday

  • 5 of 5

Three generations of our family were able to enjoy the facilities of this property. The house certainly has the 'wow factor' and the pool was the icing on the cake. There are plenty of interesting towns and sights nearby and the views across The Weald from the picture windows are stunning.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I’m so glad the cottage worked out for you, thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. Louise
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Wonderful Christmas in a beautiful setting!

  • 5 of 5

We spent the most wonderful Christmas in a truly beautiful setting. The house is spacious, comfortable, and the views from nearly every room are spectacular.

Fantastic walks on the doorstep, and Dorking and Reigate close by, with a good range of shops and restaurants. Also some very good local pubs and eateries.

We saw deer in the garden every morning, and we woke up to snow on our last morning, which just added to the magic. The heated pool was an added bonus, and not a bad size if you are a keen swimmer! We had a couple of queries, but the owners were quick to respond and very helpful. The provision of a beautiful Christmas tree was also much appreciated. Thank you so much for allowing us to stay in your lovely home.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow thank you so much for looking after this funny cottage of ours it is our home away from home and it’s such a great feeling to know others enjoy it too. Many thanks for looking after the cottage. 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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Betchworth, South East England

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
27 Sep 2018 - 18 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
19 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £800

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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