Maidenhead, United Kingdom
Located in the heart of Bray Culinary Village, Bray Cottages offer an exquisite collection of cottages and private residences that are available for rent.
Simply oozing character, luxury, charm and intimacy, the eclectic mix of modern and traditional is perfectly balanced to create just the right environment for you to celebrate a very special occasion, against the backdrop of the delightful village of Bray on Thames.
Facilities include Bang & Olufsen TV and music centres; fine linens, great art and all the little touches that make it so much more of an experience.
Come as a couple, or a group of friends – Enjoy some of the best gourmet restaurants in the country, or sample the delights of our 14th century English pubs with their funky cocktails and fine wines, all within a minutes’ walk of your new home.
Boating, tennis, golf, horse riding, cycling and even a walk with Bray Cottage’s friendly energetic Labradors! Everything can be arranged for a totally memorable stay.
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For guests who enjoy a little pampering we can arrange a massage or various beauty treatments nearby or within the comfort of one of our cottages.
Food and Drink
Only one thing surpasses the sublime experience of gastronomy in its finest form: and that’s gastronomy enjoyed in idyllic surroundings.
At Bray, a quintessentially English village on the River Thames in Berkshire, the two come together quite beautifully. Now you can enjoy some of the finest food in the world, while settling in to an enchanting cottage in Bray for a long and unforgettable weekend. For any serious gastronome, and for people who simply enjoy the finer things in life, heaven on earth is at Bray.
In the UK, only four restaurants hold the coveted three Michelin stars; it’s therefore extraordinary that two of them are located in Bray.
The Fat Duck
A very different proposition is The Fat Duck, whose three stars have been won through the same attention to standards – but an altogether different take on cuisine.
Here, the owner and chef Heston Blumenthal reveals his fascination with how the brain influences our appreciation of food. Be prepared to be taken on a magical journey with lots of hidden surprises.
The Waterside Inn
The Waterside Inn was founded by the brothers Michel and Albert Roux, following the success of Le Gavroche in Mayfair, London. Their spirit and vision remains very much alive: the Chef Patron is now Michel’s son, Alain. He maintains the standards that have seen the restaurant retain its three stars, without interruption, since 1985. A superb restaurant situated on the Water’s edge – romantic and very special!
There are many other restaurants and gastro pubs, all combining to re-inforce Bray’s reputation. They include The 1 Michelin Star Hinds Head, The Crown (also owned by Heston) and a stunning Italian restaurant – Caldesi in Campagna. Right on the doorstep at the water’s edge of the Thames in Bray, is the Riverside Brasserie serving delicious English cuisine.
The Hinds Head
A picturesque village made famous by its unusually principled vicar, Bray is about as British as it gets – and nowhere more so than The Hind’s Head, which has been serving the inhabitants and all manner of visitors since the 1400’s, when it was first established as a hunting lodge and coaching inn.
Our menus reflect this illustrious and highly individual lineage, offering versions of classic British dishes – the famous and the unjustly forgotten – all cooked with exceptional technical dexterity and consummate culinary imagination. In our Michelin-starred restaurant, the classics truly come alive.
The Crown at Bray
At The Crown, we have set out to create a local hub and community. A country pub that the locals are proud to welcome all.
The Crown serves simple yet perfectly executed traditional pub food and a crowd pleasing selection of drinks.
Caldesi in Campagna
Passionate Montepulciano-born owner-cum-food-author Giancarlo Caldesi and his wife Katie run this chic, sophisticated restaurant. It comes with a cosy conservatory and a lovely covered terrace complete with a wood-fired oven. Flavoursome Italian dishes feature Tuscan and Sicilian specialities.
Just a 50 minute journey from London will bring you into the heart of Bray village where your hosts at Bray Cottages will be waiting with their personal welcome and they will be only too happy to suggest or arrange a host of activities to suit even the most discerning guests.
Marlow Market Town
River Thames Cruises
Afternoon Tea at Cliveden
Wentworth Golf Course
Henley Royal Regatta