Rashleighs Business Centre

Make yourself at home

About Rashleighs

Gardens
History
Team
Contact
Directions

The Gardens:

A beautiful aspect of the site, Rashleigh's 4.5 acres of tended gardens retain many of their original trees and features. Three of the original ponds still exist, some with fountains, koi karp and water lillies. Each sits within its own small garden with flowers or seats.

Notable trees that are still thriving include two mature Japanese acers, a selection of cedars and conifers and of course the large copper beech on the main lawn. The yew hedges lining the driveway are estimated to be at least 80 years old.

The old apple orchard next to the tennis court forms a picturesque arch way with eating varieties on one side and cookers on the other. You can taste the delicious fruit in some of the puddings prepared by our chef. The trees still retain their metal tags with their names, Bramleys, King of the Pippins, Laxton Superb, Lane's Prince Albert, Newton Wonder, Norfolk Royal and Allington Pippin.

Rashleighs peaceful grounds provide the ideal place to escape, walk or gather informally.

History

The elegant house was built in around 1900 and was once the home of Dr Rashleigh, whose family can be traced back to the days of Sir Frances Drake and the Spanish Armada. It was always a private home until World War II when it was acquired by The Home Office.

The Southern Command established temporary headquarters here but its primary function was as a maternity hospital within the administration of Berkshire County Council. More than1000 babies were born during the four years it was open. Rashleighs also provided a comfortable home to some children evacuated from London.

The late owners of the house were Mr & Mrs Johnson. Mr Johnson was a director and share holder of the Basset confectionary company. At this time, the whole estate was self-sufficient with food coming from the kitchen gardens and even a dairy. When Mr Johnson died in 1954, Mrs Johnson moved to one of their smaller properties in the local area.

The house was purchased by Nestlé UK in 1956. Initially it was used to accommodate employees attending courses at the company's then head office at Hayes, Middlesex. In 1963 the process of enlargement and improvement commenced and further major development took place during 1986/7 introducing mains gas, a modern kitchen, enlarged dining room, new bar and providing all rooms with ensuite bathrooms.

The Team

  • Jeremy Barough
    Business Centre Manager
  • Frances Bover
    Deputy Manager
  • Ross Boffin
    Head Chef
  • Donna Roberts
    Conference Co-ordinator and Administrator

Contact Details

For all bookings and enquiries please contact our administrations office.

Phone & Email

Internal phone: 26751
External phone: 01628 622361
Fax: 0208 667 6757

Address

RASHLEIGHS
Darlings Lane
Pinkneys Green
Maidenhead
Berkshire
SL6 6PD

Getting to Rashleighs

RASHLEIGHS
Darlings Lane
Pinkneys Green
Maidenhead
Berkshire
SL6 6PD

Please note: All Sat Nav users should input the address not the postcode


By Rail

The nearest rail station is Maidenhead, which is 10 minutes by taxi to the centre

By Air

Heathrow airport is 40 minutes away by Taxi. The local taxi company is Golden Executive +44 (0) 628 622955


By Road

Travelling from the N.East
  • M1 leave junction 6A
  • Join M25 at junction 21 anti-clockwise
  • Leave M25 at junction 16
  • Join M40 at junction 1A travelling towards Oxford
  • Leave M40 at junction 4
  • Turn left to join A404 towards M4
  • At roundabout turn left signposted to Maidenhead (A303)
  • Take the 2nd road on the right - Pinkneys Drive
  • Take the 1st right - Lee Lane by Pinkneys Arms PH
  • Take the 3rd left into Darlings Lane
  • Rashleighs is 200yds on the left
Travelling from the N.West
  • M40 to junction 4
  • Join A404 towards M4
  • At roundabout turn left signposted to Maidenhead (A303)
  • Take the 2nd road on the right - Pinkneys Drive
  • Take the 1st right - Lee Lane by Pinkneys Arms PH
  • Take the 3rd left into Darlings Lane
  • Rashleighs is 200yds on the left
Travelling from the West
  • M4 to junction 8/9
  • Follow A404M
  • Take exit 9b (2nd exit)
  • Take 3rd exit off roundabout - A4 towards Maidenhead
  • At small roundabout turn left towards Pinkneys Green/Stubbings
  • Take 1st right (500 yds) into Pinkneys Drive
  • Take 2nd left by the Pinkneys Arms PH into Lee Lane
  • Take the 3rd Left into Darlings Lane
  • Rashleighs is 200 yds on the left
Travelling from the South
  • M23 leave at junction 8
  • Join M25 at junction 7
  • Leave at junction 15 to join the M4 heading West
  • Leave M4 at junction 8/9
  • Follow A404M
  • Take exit 9b (2nd exit)
  • Take 3rd exit off roundabout - A4 towards Maidenhead
  • At small roundabout turn left towards Pinkneys Green/Stubbings
  • Take 1st right (500 yds) into Pinkneys Drive
  • Take 2nd left by the Pinkneys Arms PH into Lee Lane
  • Take the 3rd Left into Darlings Lane
  • Rashleighs is 200 yds on the left