Monks Walk

Old Windsor, Berkshire
Bed & Breakfast
+44 (0)1753 841202


Traditional charm and comfort for two, close to Windsor’s treasures and to Eton, London and Heathrow airport

Bedroom

1 room

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2

The Experience

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.

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We think you'll love

  • Being a 15-minute bus ride from Windsor Castle
  • Marian’s baking, her great Irish breakfasts and fine Irish linen
  • Having independent access to your ground floor annexe
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You should know

  • Some aircraft noise when flight path routed over Windsor
  • The bedroom isn't very big

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
10.30am
Booking restrictions
Parking on-site.
Closed
Rarely.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Meals
Pubs/restaurants 15-minute walk.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £110
1 Double
From £110

Reviews

Beautiful accommodations, warm welcome, delicious breakfast. Highly recommended.

Rene, Morristown

Can’t fault the welcome, the comfort or the delicious breakfasts, and we seemed to have the lovely garden all to ourselves too. Thank you both for a super stay!

Angus, Newton ferrers

Monk's Walk is a wonderful place to stay and Marion and James could not have been more accommodating. From the moment we arrived Marion was so hospitable and helpful, always offering us tea and cake and, of course, a delicious breakfast every morning of our 5 night stay. Being near the Thames allowed us to have many enjoyable walks and Marion gave us plenty of local information. We wholeheartedly recommend Monk's Walk.

Alison, Melbourne

A perfect stay in old Windsor! Marion and James were so generous in their welcome - it seemed that nothing was too much trouble right from the tea and cake we were given on arrival. A delightfully spacious and furnished guest lounge with a real fire, a guest room annexe which was warm and cosy and a great adjoining bathroom. Marion’s breakfast was the best I’ve ever tasted and we felt thoroughly spoiled with home-made goodies and a perfectly cooked breakfast. Our hosts were very happy to welcome us back and gave excellent advice about places to eat out and visit. We definitely want to return!

David & bridget, Norwich

Marion and James were wonderful hosts and nothing was too much trouble. Upon arrival we were provided with tea and homemade cake. Our room was delightful, wonderfully furnished, warm, fresh flowers, electric blankets, tea, coffee, shortbread biscuits, fruit and fresh milk! Breakfasts were outstanding - cereal, fruit, homemade scones and selection of hot food including haddock, tomato tart and full English. It really made our holiday having a private lounge to sit in which was warmed by a real fire. Marion made our holiday so special by small touches for which we will be forever grateful

David, Norwich

From arrival to departure, this is the perfect place to stay. It would seem nothing is too much trouble for Marion to make her guests feel at home. A very warm welcome awaits with absolutely delicious cake and tea for two served in the extremely comfortable sitting room. The room was very comfortable and inviting. Breakfast was, quite simply, marvellous. My husband tactfully said it was the best breakfast he had had away from home. We hope to return.

Kim, London

We had a wonderful, relaxing, comfortable and pampered stay. Marion is a lovely and generous host. She made us an utterly delicious vegetarian breakfast. We plan to return!

Stella, London

As B&B owners ourselves, my husband and I had a wonderfully relaxing stay at Monks Walk and it was such a treat to be spoiled and pampered ourselves for a change! Dear Marion baked a cake for my husband's birthday and gave him whiskey with his morning porridge! It is a delightful home which is so beautifully furnished, and to have the sole use of the Sitting Room with roaring log fire was the icing on the cake! Top marks Marion & James for your wonderful hospitality!

Hazel, Worthing

We had a most enjoyable stay at Monks Walk a place that can only be described as a luxury B&B. The private annexe had lovely French doors looking out in to the walled garden with the addition during our stay of having use of the cosy sitting room with an open log fire. Marion was the perfect host and cooked us delicious Irish breakfasts with homemade cake on arrival and baked biscuits in the room. We would highly recommend Monks Walk and look forward to staying again in the future.

Juliet, West sussex

Monks Wall private annex was delightfully decorated in an eclectic way of obviously treasured family pieces. Marion's little touches were greatly appreciated. Hi tea, in the garden on arrival and a bottle of prosecco to toast our 40th wedding anniversary was delightful. We enjoyed a well rested night on crisp white linen, comfy pillows and warm towels. Breakfast full Irish was served in the reception room with a roaring fire, classical music and the morning papers were added touches. Marion had an array of lighter breakfast options. Marion obviously enjoys what she does as she does it well.

Jennifer, Nsw australia

Absolutely delightful stay at Monks Walk. Quintessentialy British. Stylish and very comfortable with most sumptious furnishings. Marion very charming and so helpful. Possibly the best breakfast I've ever eaten. Wonderful!

Damian, Mabe burnthouse, penryn, cornw

Marion is an amazing host. She could not have done more for us. Our room was in a separate annexe overlooking a pretty garden. It had a walk-in shower, heated towel rail and everything you need for a short stay. Marion baked a fresh cake for us every day and she varied the breakfast to suit our individual requirements (and the weather!). We were well looked after with restaurant recommendations, maps and local information. The riverside walk is a must as this stretch of the Thames is relatively unspoiled and a good spot for anglers. Thank you Marion for looking after us so well.

Patricia, Rye

If you want to visit Windsor then we can highly recommend staying at Mr & Mrs Clark's home. It is a 10 minute drive,15 minute bus journey and a 40 minute walk away from the hustle and bustle of Windsor town centre providing a quiet and relaxing location away from the crowds. Both the self contained bedroom and the lounge in the main house are extremely comfortable. Mrs Clark has an extensive knowledge of the local area, Windsor Castle and St George’s Chapel.Mrs Clark was accommodating to our wishes in respect of arrival and departure times. We hope to return again next year.

Helen, Wolverhampton

We were delighted that James and Marion could have us at short notice and they could not have been more welcoming or accommodating. Originally from Northern Ireland themselves, they are deeply immersed in the Windsor community (both are Lay Stewards at St George's Chapel) and their home provides the perfect base from which to a visit to the local area (nb ask for a key to access the Thames waterfront closeby). The bed was perfect, and we can happily endorse everything that Sawday's description and other reviewers have said about things like cleanliness, comfort and the sumptuous breakfast.

Claire, Llanelli

We stayed in this charming B&B so that we could visit Windsor, Eton and Hampton Court, both very close by. The room and facilities are lovely with everything you need included...plus some nice extras. The location was great. We caught the bus for a short ride into Windsor to avoid the crowds. We were indulged with a lovely afternoon tea in the garden each day we returned! Great recommendations for restaurants too. It is a relaxing oasis away from the crowds.

Ursula, Sydney

A charming home and an even more charming host greeted us on beautiful summers afternoon. We hardly wanted to leave to go out but after a refreshing cup of tea and beautiful home made cake in the tranquil gardens we reluctantly headed off. We only stayed for one night but would not hesitate to visit again. With so many thoughtful extras we felt truly pampered and nothing was too much trouble. We were served a smorgasbord of dishes for breakfast including a delicious Spanish tortilla, and many other homemade goodies. A stroll along the Thames made for a perfect ending to a perfect stay.

Jenny, Bournemouth

Our one-night stay was a truly memorable experience. Arriving late evening, we enjoyed a welcome cup of tea and home-made cake in the comfortable drawing room overlooking the garden, and were made to feel comfortable by Marion, our host. Although it was a sultry evening, the classic bedroom was pleasantly cool and guaranteed a good night’s sleep. The adjoining bathroom was spotless and featured a powerful shower. Breakfast was a beautifully presented tour de force, reflecting great effort and preparation. We were allowed to savour and appreciate the experience at leisure. Highly recommended.

Alun, Cardiff

Very comfortable accommodation of a high standard. We were well looked after, with Marion and James making us feel at home. Marion is thoughtful - as it was so hot during our stay she provided us with a sumptuous cold breakfast spread instead of the usual cooked full English. On hearing our hiking interests, she also researched walks in the area for us to do. The Thames walks, local attractions, pubs & restaurants, and ease of access to Heathrow made this an ideal location for a final pit stop before flying home. Although we spent only one night this time, we will definitely be back.

Leonie, Hilton, south africa

We had a wonderful stay at Monk's Walk. We were greeted with freshly made lemonade and cake which we ate in the beautiful garden, and the house and room itself are lovely and full of thoughtful extra touches that make you feel very well looked after. The breakfast was also fantastic and Marion catered very well for my vegetarian needs! The location is also great for some nice walks along the river. I would highly recommend to others looking for a cosy getaway in the English countryside.

Rebecca, London

If you arrive at Heathrow Airport at midnight after a long haul flight what would be your dearest wish of a B and B? A warm room, hot shower and comfortable bed? Of course. How would you feel if your hostess was so thoughtful she had set out a plate of egg sandwiches and a flask of the most delicious mushroom soup to welcome you at that late hour? This is what greeted us as we staggered into the guest cottage at Monks' Walk. We were enchanted and mightily grateful. And then, next morning a wonderful breakfast in the Clarks' attractive dining room, served with care by Marion. Perfection

Em, Bristol

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Location

The neighbourhood

Monk’s Walk was built in Friary grounds in the 1930s when the suburb of Old Windsor was born; a couple of miles and now a 15-minute bus ride from Windsor Castle. It’s on a cul de sac 5 minutes’ drive from the M25, as little as 20 from Heathrow airport, Eton, Henley, and Ascot. Windsor has a good theatre, and a whole range of eateries (the Clarks can update you), a racecourse, Thames River cruises and Savill Garden within the Great Park.

Local points of interest from Marion Clark

  • Huge range of attractions within a few miles.....Windsor Castle, Ascot and Windsor Racecourses, Savill Gardens, Eton College, Dorney Court, Hampton Court, Henley. In Spring see the glorious display of azaleas in the Valley Gardens.
  • Numerous superb pubs and restaurants within 10 minutes in Windsor and Eton - we can recommend. Packed lunches can be provided - anything from a round of sandwiches to a fully blown gala picnic, suitable for Ascot or Henley. Book in advance.
  • Enjoy a fabulous and richly varied breakfast using local produce, including eggs from the Royal Farms, honey from the bee hives in Windsor Great Park and Sandringham apple juice. Tea and freshly made scones/cake on arrival; homemade shortbread in your room
  • Riding in Windsor Great Park. River trips and boat hire from French’s Boatyard (Old Windsor), Chris’ Cruisers (Datchet) and Salters’ Steamers (Windsor) all within 2 and a half miles. Three major golf courses near by (Wentworth, Sunningdale, The Berkshire)
  • Only 5 minutes from the M25 enabling access to motorway net-work and excursions further afield. Frequent train and tube connections close by and just 20 minutes in the car from Heathrow. Regular bus service into town centre.
  • Sleep on down pillows encased in crisply laundered Irish linen. Wrap yourself in fluffy towels and dressing gowns. In Summer enjoy a delicious breakfast in the garden outside your own French windows, and in Winter, in the cosy kitchen/dining room.

Introducing

Marion Clark

The Clarks have lived at Monk’s Walk since 1980, know the Windsor area inside out and readily offer advice if needed. Their four children having left home, Irish-born Marion, a retired physiotherapist and warm people person, now happily shares her passion for homemaking with guests.