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Dorney Self Catering Apartments

Lock Path Dorney, Windsor SL4 6QQ England
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless check-in
  • Contactless check-out
  • 24-hour minimum vacancy between guests
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#3 of 17 Speciality lodging in Windsor
We have three self contained self catering apartments housed in a converted barn, just a short walk from the Thames towpath and the famous Dorney Rowing Lake. On the ground floor we have The Smithy, a cosy studio apartment, 2 beds and 2 sofa beds, and Wisteria a one bedroom apartment overlooking fields, 2 beds and 1 double sofa bed. Upstairs is our loft apartment, Gardener's Bothy with a cosy bedroom for 2 ( 2 single beds ) and a tiny bedroom under the eaves but just big enough for a full sized 3ft single bed. All of the apartments have new kitchens and Gardener's Bothy also benefits from a new bathroom.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
Self-serve laundry
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Rachel Mac wrote a review Aug 2020
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We have just returned from a great stay at Dorney Self Catering Apartments. We have stayed at this property several times before and the location is peaceful and beautiful. It is a set in a quiet area just a couple of minutes walk from the River Thames and Boveney Lock. There is a path along the river all the way into Windsor, which you can walk or cycle along. We took our bikes and paddle board and used both to explore the area. The apartments themselves have recently been renovated to a high standard and are equipped with everything you need to have comfortable stay. The host Dinah is wonderful and nothing was too much trouble. If you want to go to Lego Land this is a perfect base and just a 20 minute drive away. We also managed a couple of trips into London which is easily reached by car or train. There is so much to do i this beautiful part of the country and we will definitely come back again. We highly recommend a stay at this property to anyone wanting a relaxing break.
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Date of stay: August 2020
sarahb wrote a review Oct 2018
Nottingham, United Kingdom10 contributions3 helpful votes
We stayed for 2 nights at the Gardeners Bothy in September this year. The property itself is very quirky and unusual which was quite interesting. I would point out to anyone considering staying that the second bedroom is tiny and not suitable for anyone 5ft 7ins and over but this is stated in the description. However, when we arrived and settled down in the living area following at long journey, we noticed that the settee and carpet was covered in fine dog hairs. Upon further investigation, the main bedroom carpet was in a similar condition. We spoke to the owner that evening and she said that someone had been staying there with a Labrador and that it should have been cleaned thoroughly but would send a cleaner in the next day. We also spoke her husband the next morning to organise the time for the cleaner visit and mentioned our son has allergies affected by excessive animal hair, to which he responded that allergies or no allergies it wasn't acceptable. We came back from the wedding and although it was obvious that some cleaning had been done, there was still copious amounts of animal hair throughout the property. This made all of us feel really uncomfortable. There was also a big bag of opened raw mince in the freezer which had leaked out with blood stains - thankfully we aren't vegetarians! We returned home and thought contact may be made by the owners following our complaints but nothing! After a few days we decided to email the owners with our concerns to which we got a reply where they simply listed a series of half hearted apologies together with a recommendation that we don't take our son to any "pet friendly "establishments in the future!! We have certainly been to many such places in the past but the difference being that they have always been cleaned to a good standard prior to our visit! Maybe they should put as part of their description "NOT SUITABLE FOR PEOPLE WITH ALLERGIES"!!
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Date of stay: September 2018
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from misbehaviour999, Owner at Dorney Self Catering Apartments
Responded 12 Oct 2018
We have positive feedback from 99% of our guests. We clearly failed this time. We tried to resolve the problem. We apologised. Sorry
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youngtraveller61 wrote a review Jul 2018
London, United Kingdom111 contributions59 helpful votes
Stayed here for a Hen Do. Worked fantastically with the separate sleeping arrangements and sprawling outdoor areas. Absolutely great accommodation, welcoming host. A hidden gem and very very well priced!!
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Date of stay: June 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
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BenSEJ wrote a review Jan 2018
Derby, United Kingdom16 contributions7 helpful votes
We booked out the three apartments for a family get-together in January. Me, my wife and four-year-old boy shared Gardener's Bothy which was perfect. Our bed was really comfortable and our son loved the cosy bedroom just off the kitchen. The four girls went into the Smithy, which was a great room because the four of them could sleep open-plan. The other couple used Wisteria, but given its large living room it could have accommodated more. Given the cold and wet January weather, we didn't really make use of the outside facilities and instead used the Gardener's Bothy living room as a general communal area for all nine of us. The area is really nice - you feel right in the countryside, yet the nearest pubs are only a few minutes' drive away. It's also good having the owners living nearby, just in case of any queries! We'll be back again without a doubt!
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Date of stay: January 2018
Trip type: Travelled with family
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barbara p wrote a review Sep 2017
Bedfordshire, United Kingdom37 contributions3 helpful votes
Set at the end of the lock path in private grounds are these great apartments, we stayed in the gardeners bothy which is the largest, lots of room for just the 3 of us and two small dogs, very clean and comfortable, nice outside seating area , great base for walking along the river Thames into Windsor , the Dorney Olympic Lake just a few minutes away, we will be returning to this holiday let again ,
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Date of stay: September 2017
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from misbehaviour999, Owner at Dorney Self Catering Apartments
Responded 2 Oct 2017
Thanks so much! Glad you enjoyed staying here 🙂
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Frequently Asked Questions about Dorney Self Catering Apartments
Which popular attractions are close to Dorney Self Catering Apartments?
Nearby attractions include Windsor Castle (2.0 miles), St. George's Chapel (1.8 miles), and Escape3600 (3.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Dorney Self Catering Apartments?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and reduced mobility rooms.
Is parking available at Dorney Self Catering Apartments?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Dorney Self Catering Apartments?
Conveniently located restaurants include Antalya Restaurant Windsor, Meimo, and Gurkha Royale Restaurant & Bar.
Are pets allowed at Dorney Self Catering Apartments?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Dorney Self Catering Apartments?
Many travellers enjoy visiting St. George's Chapel (1.8 miles), Runnymede National Trust (4.6 miles), and Dorney Court (1.2 miles).
Is Dorney Self Catering Apartments accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.