People magazine (the top US celebrity magazine) recently stayed in - and featured - Rafts Cottage during Harry & Meghan's Royal Wedding! See the magazine article and video here:
You, too, can enjoy this luxury Eton, Windsor historic riverside holiday home rental near Eton College boarding school. Be ON the Thames waterfront, with Legoland in close proximity and London only 30 minutes downstream (or by train).
A unique luxury self-catering holiday cottage providing accommodation for 2 - 6 people, with spectacular Windsor Castle and River Thames views.
Nestling graciously on the banks of the river Thames for 200 years, the house provides unique boutique style accommodation under the ramparts of Windsor Castle. Totally different in every way, our loved and historic, yet stylishly restored, Eton College School boathouse nestles graciously under the ramparts of Windsor Castle.
An ideal location from which to tour Eton College (for House visits, etc.), Windsor Castle and town, along with easy access to London, as well as the countryside and countless amazing English attractions.
Welcome to Rafts Cottage Eton Windsor
Short term lets and holiday accommodation in Windsor.
Stay in a stunning and unusual holiday cottage in Eton Windsor, and enjoy a once in a lifetime experience. Rafts Cottage is situated in a prime location with historic riverside views of Windsor Castle, Windsor & Eton town, and beyond.
Being perfectly positioned on the sunny side of town in Eton village, our holiday home and riverside cottage is ideal for family holidays and special group getaways.
Enjoy with close friends, or with the children/grandchildren for family reunions, or simply as a loving couple. All types of groups love staying in this property in this location!
Hideaway in a quiet and gated luxury development known as Windsor Bridge Court, only a 100m walk from Windsor, and essentially in the heart of Eton.
This dream holiday home commands far reaching & magnificent views of old Grandfather River Thames and the Queen of England’s favourite and oldest residential home, Windsor Castle.
Our luxury self catering cottage home provides accommodation for up to 6 persons. The boathouse is set over three floors, at the top of the house, reached by a handmade & bespoke mixed English Ash helical staircase, you will find Windsor and Eton's best boutique hotel style room – The Admirals Den.
The Admirals Den – Luxury self catering accommodation master ensuite bedroom.
A 35sq metre suite with a double stone bath with surreal, Royal Windsor Castle views, a small lounging area with comfortable seating, full opening picturesque windows commanding Windsor’s finest views of the River Thames, Windsor Castle and beyond. A separate massage shower room, a dressing area that overlooks the gated Eton village side & courtyard entrance. A luxurious, 6ft wide double warm & comfy bed with an exquisite 11ft wide galleon themed headboard with individual switches to remote control, the Sky TV entertainment, electric roof lights and blinds. Be inspired by the Moroccan moorish, decor & mood lighting, that softly illuminates, the reclaimed wide board flooring and the vaulted historic 20ft high ceilings. Pure, luxury self catering accommodation at its best, with colourful silk fabrics, rugs, luxury welcome toiletries, and coffee & tea making facilities to make you feel at home.
Graciously descend from the top to the middle floor to find two further exquisite and uniquely styled bedrooms, The Captains Hideaway and The Lieutenants Courtyard.
The Captains Hideaway & Lieutenants Courtyard
Located on the middle floor, both the Captains and Lieutenants are en-suite rooms, with double stone luxury baths, with separate hand showers, with river and Castle views from both rooms. The Captains has picturesque full opening windows with stunning river and Windsor Castle views. The luxury bedroom also overlooks the bridge deck and moorings below and has wide board flooring, separate wardrobes and drawers with an exquisite en-suite bathroom with all necessary refinements. The Lieutenants courtyard overlooks the gated courtyard, and has secret river views from the luxury en-suite bath room. As well as a further 3rd double stone bath, the Lieutenants Courtyard benefits form an additional walk in shower. Both rooms are styled in a similar Moroccan Moorish theme, with mood lighting, Sky TV, wide board wooden flooring, and decor with colourful fabrics, ancient beams, and historic steels.
The River Room, Bridge Deck & Moorings, and the Lower Pontoon.
Open plan living from the moment you enter Rafts Cottage, filled with sunlight during the day, and glistening reflections of Windsor and the Queens Castle at night make our luxury vacation rental in England, every ones dream home. With heated floors for cosy winter holidays and, full opening riverside doors to allow for a cool river breeze for those balmy, almost tropical summer nights, holiday with family and friends in Eton Style.
Equipped with numerous cushions, tables & chairs for both inside and outside dining, and a kitchen full of hi spec equipment, including - steam oven, warming plate, and a variety of coffee making options, you can enjoy a most luxurious and independent stay. You certainly won’t have to eat in the many local and very nearby restaurants - although you are sure to enjoy exploring these as well!
With wifi throughout, be cheeky, and take a picture of the Queen's favourite home: send an email to your friends, with your picture post card saying "Wish you were here!'
Rafts Cottage is available for minimum 3-4 night stays, one week holidays, or even short term lets with our monthly bookings up to 28 days.
Winter Holiday Vacation Rentals
Open all year round, our guests in the know return throughout the year to experience Rafts Cottage and the amazing surrounding area in all the different English seasons. Winter holidays are magical, especially when you can enjoy the morning and mid day sun, creating the perfect blue skies over Windsor Castle and beyond. Although a little colder than taking an autumn family holiday, the river Thames can still be navigated by the many hire boats to explore the perfect burning red sunsets and other boating fun upstream. It's a perfect cottage holiday anytime, including winter holiday vacation rentals such as Christmas and New Year.
Summer Holiday Vacation Rentals
Vacation rentals in both the spring and summer holiday season are always glorious. Come rain or shine, you and our guests truly become the envy of all the people passing through Windsor & Eton. Alfresco dining on the porch deck throughout the day (breakfast, brunch or lunch, and dinner) becomes a celebrated daily ritual for every guest. Then, many like to retire to the double hammock or bench on the lower deck, to relax, snooze or watch Windsor town centre and Windsor bridge come alive with entertainers & tango dancing nights. Perfect cottage holidays, & self catering accommodation for summer holiday vacation rentals.
We guarantee that you will not find a better holiday home location, let alone any other comparable accommodation.
Rafts Cottage is so much more than all other Windsor & Eton hotels or holiday apartment rentals on offer, we simply will never do compare to the norm!
Welcome to Rafts Cottage (aka boathouse19) – a refreshingly different style of luxury self catering accommodation, with river cottage charm.
Luxury self catering family holidays, are fondly treasured and remembered forever by all, when you stay at boathouse19 - Rafts Cottage.
Remember to visit our location pages to find more about our unique and unusual, self catering holiday home location in Windsor & Eton, nr London, England. Hope to see you soon.
Christine and Jason
Your hosts - Rafts Cottage Eton
UK Windsor Holiday Cottage for Self Catering nr London Waterside Romantic Cottages and apartment rentals England
Luxury waterside homes – Holiday home rentals for up to 6 persons
Unique vacation and apartment rentals by owner (VRBO) in Berkshire – London Home Counties – England - UK
See what some of our guests are saying
"perfect for London and Legoland holidays in Windsor".
"a beautiful and unusual place to stay on the River Thames"
"an enchanting private residence"
"a luxurious, boutique style - self catering cottage home"
"a Windsor & Eton chic retreat"
"a cool place to stay"
"a luxurious holiday home for all the family to enjoy".