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Glorious Countryside, 25 Minutes to London, 14 Seat Cinema Room, 22 Acres

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The Copse, modern luxury in a natural setting

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Last updated: 08/18/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Henley-on-Thames house description

This luxury country house has been restyled for the 21st century, without losing any of the homely comforts. Warm and welcoming it is full of comfy sofas, quiet corners, open log fire, but also state of the art music, 14 seat cinema with wi fi connection to all the films, huge hot tub and terraces and glorious English gardens. Solid oak frames around full height windows bring light and air to this property, whilst triple glazing keeps out any winter weather. Open plan rooms with classical proportions give 6,000 sq feet of space to spread out and relax.
The heart of the house is a Mark Wilkinson cook's kitchen with an Aga cooker, a separate back up electric cooker, utility room and huge breakfast sitting room, with doors to south facing terrace and a natural pond.

The pond is surrounded by large grasses and is home to ducks and moorhens and their chicks, dragonflies and herons.

There is a huge separate living room and dining room, overllooking the pond and the barbecue and hot tub terace. Plenty of seating and chairs for lounging for friends and family, as well as outdoor seating and dining space.

There is plenty of opportunity to explore the 22 acres of fields surrounding the property that guarantee privacy, seclusion and peace as well as a place to walk that is uniquely yours. If you wish, you can end your walk at a typical local English pub, for a tea, coffee or some traditional beer.

Keywords: luxury, countryside, views, parking, secluded, close London, modern, designer, open plan, architect designed, safe, secure, huge garden, private drive, hot tub, cinema room, huge open plan living space, en suite bedrooms, terraces, gardens

Property Type

  • House
  • 6000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

      • Catering Available
      • Dinner - Booking Possible

      Onsite Services

      • Massage
      • Private Chef

      Suitability

      • Children Welcome:

        children are very welcome and if you have babies in cots or toddlers we can supply cots and high chairs and we do not count them in the total number of 13 guests...moreless

      • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

        The person signing the booking form and being in charge of the behaviour of the group has to be over 25 years of age....moreless

      • Pets Considered:

        well behaved dog on request only - conditions apply...moreless

      • Non Smoking Only:

        smoking in the garden only and with an ash tray...moreless

      • Wheelchair Accessible

      Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 13-14

      • Bedroom 1

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      • Bedroom 2

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      • Bedroom 3

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      • Bedroom 4

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      • Bedroom 5

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      • Bedroom 6

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      • Detached Unit

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      • Bedroom 8: 1 twin/ single

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      • Super King size beds (3), King size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) in master bedroom as flexible option, not to increase guest numbers; there is also a king bedroom and bathroom across the courtyard on request, not to increase guest numbers....moreless

      Bathrooms: 6 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

      Kitchen & Dining

      • Dining
      • Child's Highchair
      • Catering Available
      • Stove
      • Oven
      • Dishes & Utensils
      • Coffee Maker
      • Toaster
      • Microwave
      • Cooking Utensils
      • Seating for 14 people

      Amenities

      • Parking Off Street:

        we have a private drive with electric gates and parking for 5 cars at the top of this drive...moreless

      • Clothes Dryer
      • Washing Machine
      • Wood Fireplace
      • Linens Provided
      • Fireplace
      • Heating
      • Towels Provided
      • Living Room
      • Hair Dryer
      • Iron & Board
      • Parking

      Other Amenities

          • dedicated 14 seat cinema room, views over own land (14 acres)

          Entertainment

          • Music Library:

            a variety of cd's available as well as an ipod dock that works through ceiling speakers and a 'sonos' system with pre loaded cd's that accesses worldwide radio stations...moreless

          • Satellite / Cable:

            full sky package including sports and film channels...moreless

          • Video Library:

            small selection dvds...moreless

          • Books
          • Television
          • Stereo
          • Games
          • CD Player
          • DVD Player

          Communications

          • Broadband Access
          • Wireless Internet
          • Internet

          Pool & Spa

          • Hot Tub
          • Jetted Tub

          Outdoor Features

          • Lawn / Garden
          • Outdoor Grill
          • Deck / Patio

          Theme

          • Away From It All
          • Family
          • Romantic
          • Sports & Activities
          • Tourist Attractions

          Location & View

              • Water View:

                The house is close to the glorious riverside town of Henley on Thames, world famous for its rowing Regatta. It is 25 minutes by train from London and in easy reach of Oxford. The setting of this house is glorious, nestled as it is in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the Chiltern Hills. The water view is across our pond to the wildlife meadows beyond. We have ducks and herons, swallows and red kites. Plenty of hills and woods to explore and 22 acres of our own land....moreless

              Activities

              • Cinemas
              • Scenic Drives
              • Walking
              • Sight Seeing
              • Horseback Riding
              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Hospital
              • Fitness Center
              • Golf
              • Swimming
              • Jet Skiing
              • Equestrian Events
              • Fishing
              • Massage Therapist
              • Hot Air Ballooning
              • Bird Watching
              • Shopping
              • Museums
              • Zoo
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Restaurants
              • Live Theater
              • Theme Parks
              • Antiquing
              • Arboretum
              • Marina
              • Ruins
              • Playground
              • Water Parks
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Boating
              • Botanical Garden
              • Water Skiing
               

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              2014 and 2015
              May 2 - Oct 29, 2015
              2 night min stay
              £1,000 £1,275
              Fri, Sat
              £5,000 £18,000
              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Taxes Included

              Notes:

              If you are booking a 2 night weekend break at £2000 and want to stay a third night, we reduce the third night to £300.

              Rates are subject to change until your booking is confirmed.

              The house is not a venue and is not suitable for receptions or gatherings of more than 20 people. Please discuss any requests for additional visitors with us in advance of booking.


              Cancellation policy:

              Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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              Last updated: 08/18/2014
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              Location

              20 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              London Heathrow
              3 Miles
              Nearest Train
              Reading
              6 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              M4/M40
              500 Metres
              Nearest Barpub
              The Packhorse Pub
              1 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Caversham Heath
              500 Metres
              Nearest Restaurant
              The Packhorse Pub

              Car: Recommended

              Our house is a wonderful location in itself, which is totally private and self contained, with plenty of space to relax and explore. It is set in the Chiltern Hills, a hugely popular area within easy reach of London, The Cotswolds, Windsor, Oxford. Close to many historic National Trust country houses and at the centre of the 'summer season'. The Henley rowing Regatta happens here, as does Royal Ascot Horse Racing, literary festivals, music performances, lively theatre, Cartier Polo. The restaurants are world class, indeed the Good Food Guide Restaurant of the year 'Orwells' is here, and the food at the local pubs is excellent value and families and large groups are very welcome. Bicester Village, a 'mecca' of outlet shopping for all the major brands, is 45 minutes away and Henley on Thames and Marlow are home to numerous interesting boutique shops. If you have a particular interest, just ask us and we will research it for you.

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2001

              About the owner: We have made extensive changes to this house, as we love terraces, balconies, light filled rooms and oak framing. The garden is very important to us as it features in views from every room. We are delighted we now have so many guests who enjoy it as well.

              Why the Owner Chose Henley-on-Thames:
              This is the most glorious property, set in a designated 'area of outstanding natural beauty', which means that it is protected from development. We are surrounded by English countryside and yet 25 minutes to London and 25 minutes to Oxford. The Cotswolds and Sussex Downs are easy to reach and right on the doorstep is the world famous Henley Regatta in late June/July, the summer music festivals, outdoor concerts, theatre on the River Thames, fabulous waterside restaurants with top class cooking, Windsor Castle, Ascot Racecourse for the exciting Royal meeting in June. Any time of year is a good time to be here. We have log fires in winter, daffodils in springtime, autumn colours to enjoy and the garden at its very best in high summer. This is not the kind of house that guests want to leave, when it is time to go, they are already planning when to come back. If you are visiting Europe it is easy to get to Heathrow Airport and you can, for example, be in the south of spain by the afternoon.

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              This was our home until our 4 children moved to London and we moved to another house nearby. We love having guests and have tried to make sure the house remains just like a home, so you feel as comfortable, have as much space and as many luxuries as you have at your own home. Our wonderful gardener makes sure that the garden is a joy and a delight, with both plants and wildlife in abundance. Once you leave the house, within a short journey, you are in the midst of town or countryside, and will never have enough time to do everything, no matter what time of year you visit. Many of our guests return for a second and third visit. They say they love the peace and seclusion and being able to relax undisturbed with friends and family.


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              Speaks: english

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              • The Copse, modern luxury in a natural setting

                The Copse, modern luxury in a natural setting

              • 14 seat cinema with Sky TV,UK film and sports TV, Apple TV, Blu Ray DVD

                14 seat cinema with Sky TV,UK film and sports TV, Apple TV, Blu Ray DVD

              • warm and cosy in winter, light and airy in summer

                warm and cosy in winter, light and airy in summer

              • fold up chairs for 14 to eat on the terrace

                fold up chairs for 14 to eat on the terrace

              • Master kitchen with 4 oven AGA

                Master kitchen with 4 oven AGA

              • front door hidden to the left

                front door hidden to the left

              • quiet corner with board games

                quiet corner with board games

              • ground floor master bathroom with shower room

                ground floor master bathroom with shower room

              • first floor master bedroom with adjoining bathroom

                first floor master bedroom with adjoining bathroom

              • spring wisteria in the walkway

                spring wisteria in the walkway

              • another bathroom

                another bathroom

              • private drive

                private drive

              • architect designed luxury in a private valley, with its own cinema

                architect designed luxury in a private valley, with its own cinema

              • 6000 sq feet for you to enjoy

                6000 sq feet for you to enjoy

              • Hot Tub all year round

                Hot Tub all year round

              • indoor chairs for 14 to eat in the dining room

                indoor chairs for 14 to eat in the dining room

              • the place to catch newts

                the place to catch newts

              • second sitting room

                second sitting room

              • ground floor master bedroom

                ground floor master bedroom

              • entrance hall and front door

                entrance hall and front door

              • an easy walk through our fields to the pub on the hill

                an easy walk through our fields to the pub on the hill

              • spring invasion of ducks nesting

                spring invasion of ducks nesting

              • main sitting room

                main sitting room

              • winter sunshine

                winter sunshine

              VRBO #309954

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              Date last modified - Saturday, August 23, 2014

              £1,000 - £1,275 per night (GBP)
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              7 Bedroom / 6.5 Bathroom
              Sleeps 14

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