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Ferry Cottage


nr Maidenhead, Berkshire

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Once the home of the ferryman for My Lady Ferry, this riverside cottage has enchanting views across the Thames and direct access to the walks available through the Cliveden estate. This cottage is full of character and has recently enjoyed a refresh and redecoration. It has a large patio area overlooking the river and is a short distance from our other holiday cottage, New Cottage, ref 002003.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
sitting room with open fire, kitchen/dining room with French doors to patio, two bedrooms (1 double and 1 twin) and shower room.
Visitor notes

Heating: Eco-rad heating included.

Parking: Parking for two cars is 20 metres from the cottage.

Garden: There is an unfenced garden close to the river with a patio area.

Accessibility: The bedroom and bathroom are on the ground floor but the cottage may not be suitable for wheelchair users.

Offers: Guests will benefit from a late Sunday checkout of 4pm.

Please Note: As part of the boating offer at Cliveden self drive hire motor and rowing boats operate from the landing stage of the Cliveden ferry 30 yards from Ferry Cottage. Days and operating times vary and are subject to weather conditions. There is no mooring available at the cottage for residents. The river path is a public footpath.

This cottage is not recommended for young children since the river bank is unfenced.

Hazards for children

This cottage is not recommended for young children since the river bank is unfenced.

Cottage details
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Dogs allowed
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  • Open fire / stove
  • Pub nearby
  • Railway nearby
  • Single storey
  • Garden appeal
  • Dishwasher
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • Fridge


Things to see and do nearby

Home Counties
Exterior view of Emley Farm House, Bowlhead Green, Surrey

You could think it may be densely populated and just home to the bustling metropolis of London, but don't underestimate the South East's capacity for hidden charms, secluded landscapes and shady nooks to catch your breath. There's lots to explore from the hazy meadows and pastoral valleys of the South Downs, the dazzling White Cliffs of Dover and the glorious gardens at Sissinghurst and Polesden Lacey.

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place to visit
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  • Holiday cottage guests have free access to Cliveden estate out of hours.
  • Golf
  • Boating
  • Walking
National Trust places to visit
Cliveden Magnificent formal gardens overlooking the River Thames, once the exclusive haunt of the rich and famous
Dorneywood Garden
Dorneywood Garden 1930s-style garden, with herbaceous borders, rose garden, cottage garden and lily pond
Hughenden Manor
Hughenden Country home of the Victorian statesman Benjamin Disraeli
West Wycombe Park
West Wycombe Park, Village and Hill Perfectly preserved rococo landscape garden, surrounding a neo-classical mansion
West Wycombe Village and Hill
Chilterns village with buildings spanning several hundred years
Bradenham Village
Picturesque village in the Chiltern hills


Comments from past visitors

  • Amanda Robinson
    • February 2017
    • Southend-on-Sea
    Love everything about it!

    It was great to have the 20% discount at the Cafe and the Orangery. We have been to the cottage many times and love everything about it. Obviously being with the family is key but it is marvellous to walk along the river and in the grounds and see nature first hand! The number of different birds amazes me all flying by; parrots, kingfishers, cormorants,geese,swans,ducks. We never wonder if the cottage will be clean,it always is and the beautiful welcome flowers makes it very special to me. The men like the biscuits! The bed linen and towels are lovely and clean and the heating is fine. We were there when it snowed but we were warm in the cottage.

  • Anonymous
    • January 2016
    • Unknown
    Made enjoyable..

    We love the position of the cottage by the river and the feeling of "slipping out of time " for a while.

  • Mr Tan
    • December 2015
    • Netherlands
    Made enjoyable...

    We have spent many holidays with Nat Trust and as ever enjoyed the cottages wherever they were located, the service we received and general standard on the whole. We are perfectly happy.

  • Anonymous
    • November 2015
    • Unknown
    Made enjoyable...

    liked the welcome tray of tea//coffee/biscuits and welcome card cottage warm, lamp on and had a welcoming feel when we arrived cottage for 4 ok for a family 2 adults + 2 children, but not so good for 4 adults due to lack of storage space in twin bedroom - otherwise excellent

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What it will cost

Prices include:

  • VAT, Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)
  • We cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0344 335 1287 or email to enquire about future bookings and reservations.
  • The National Trust reserves the right to move cottage prices up or down and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for cottages for specific dates covering special events, e.g. Rosetta Cottages on the Isle of Wight during Cowes week. We will notify you of any special event supplements at the time of booking.


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