Summer at Great Fosters
Escape from the City
to your English Riviera
An endlessly charming Tudor estate steeped in royal history & located just outside Windsor. Set in 50 acres of iconic gardens & grounds, complete with topiary, Saxon moat, Japanese bridge & grassed amphitheatre the instantly recognisable red-brick facade & chimney tops of Great Fosters is a sight to behold indeed.
But the summer jewel in our glittering crown is our heated outdoor pool, available to all resident guests during their stay. When the sun is shining there's surely no better place to be - a sun lounger with butler style service for refreshments - what could be better? But if you do wish to explore, Windsor Great Park is only a 10 minute drive with beautiful walks & some excellent pubs round the edge of the park. Or if it's culture you fancy both Windsor Castle & Hampton Court are close by.
Your Royal Riviera awaits
Great Fosters in Surrey
Only 40 minutes by train from Waterloo we have something for everyone with some fantastic food, glorious gardens plus Utopia Retreat, which includes our dreamy outdoor pool & hot tub and is automatically included for our resident guests. You could just lie by the pool, soaking up the sunshine or snoozing under an umbrella but if you fancy venturing out of the estate there is much to explore in the Royal Borough... even if the sun doesn't shine (it is England after all).
Feast & Indulge like Royalty
Spoilt for Choice
Food & drink are very important to us. Breakfast in bed (it is a holiday after all!) picnics, sundowners & delightful al fresco dining on the terrace are all on the menu. Our famous afternoon tea is really something to be savoured and can be enjoyed by the Saxon moat overlooking the gardens (with perhaps a refreshing Summer Pimm's in hand). What could be more English? With a choice of restaurants including the Michelin starred Tony Parkin at The Tudor Room (open Wednesday to Saturday) there really is no need to leave the estate.
Or why not take one of our scrumptious picnics out into Windsor Great Park (or further afield)? There are so many secluded spots in the park away from the crowds or head up to the polo fields and picnic whilst watching some polo. Now that's sounding like a delightful afternoon to us!
Your Royal Riviera awaits
Pool Days at Great Fosters
Perfect for those who don't live too far away our Pool Days are all about a day in the sun and pure relaxation.
At the heart of Utopia Retreat is our art-deco heated outdoor pool & hot tub, with treatment rooms spread across the Estate too. Each package includes lunch or a picnic, a glass of Champagne, your own sun lounger by the pool, a bag of poolside essentials and there are even some that include treatments.
Anyone for Tennis?
Court & Cake or Play & Picnic?
Available for both residents and locals alike, join us on the court for two hours of tennis followed by either our most delicious afternoon tea or a scrumptious picnic (you'll have earned it!). Tea can be enjoyed al fresco by the moat under the shade of a parasol or in the Drawing Room if you prefer and our picnic can be enjoyed at one of our picnic spots scattered through the estate.
Bring your rackets & we'll supply the balls and enjoy a game or two (you can make it as competitive as you like!). Available 7 days a week from 10am until 2.30pm with afternoon tea or your picnic afterwards.