You’ll feel nicely private here in your own single storey bolthole next to Marion’s family home. You have your own sitting room too in the main house where an open fire burns brightly on chilly days.
Marion is an excellent cook. She gives you genteel afternoon tea or maybe a glass of wine when you arrive and generous Irish-inspired breakfasts: soda and potato bread if you like, and eggs, honey and apple juice from Royal Farms – she’ll also rustle up a picnic lunch for Ascot or Henley.
It’s a 200-yard stroll down to the Thames where you can hire a boat from Old Windsor’s French’s Boatyard, or take one of many boat trips. In spite of being so close to London there are plenty of traffic-free bike routes through quiet countryside.