Datchet Area Guide
The pretty and quaint village of Datchet is situated on the banks of the River Thames and is conveniently close to Windsor town centre. Datchet’s existence can be dated back as far as 990ad and has a famous history of its own:
• Sir Thomas Sopwith landed his aircraft here eight years after the first flight in the USA by Orville Wright.
• Dame Vera Lynn sang at the Pavilion Club where the 'London Set' met, including Edward VIII and Mrs Simpson who had secret meetings here.
A wide range of family accommodation can be found close to the village centre.
Datchet has a mainline station which runs to London Waterloo twice every hour and the M4 & M25 motorways are easily accessed with Heathrow Airport in close proximity. It is a desirable location for many providing the benefits of village life with close links to the airport and the city.
Local schools include St Marys Primary, Churchmead Secondary School and Eton End, a private preparatory school.
Life in Datchet
The village proudly boasts its very own Datchet Village Football, Cricket & Golf clubs. It also has an annual village fete and thriving community including a WI. The village centre has everything you need, from a large recreation ground, a traditional pub, a Costa coffee, Post Office and library to a newsagents, florist, dry cleaners and a couple of popular restaurants. Slightly further out there is a Tesco Express.