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Stunning Setting for a Celebration with Family and Friends or a Small Wedding

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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:16
  • Bedrooms:9
  • Bathrooms:5.75
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

Outstanding facilities, secluded country house estate, yet close to London

Luxury designer property with 7000 sq feet of indoor space, and an acre of garden surrounded by 22 acres of meadows. Now licensed for Civil Ceremonies through Oxfordshire Registrar.
Come and enjoy the house and ask us about the new outdoor facilities, set up to offer small celebrations for guests staying in the house.
Wi-fi throughout
Cinema room with 14 seats, Apple TV, all Sky Channels, DVD and laptop for your memory stick videos.
Terraces with Hot tub, extensive views yet total privacy.
Woodland Arctic Hut Barbecue for 15.
Wander through acres of estate land or walk 5 minutes to the local pubs in Chazey Heath and Kidmore End.
Enjoy glorious year round gardens and distant views across this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Relax around the garden tables on sunloungers and dining chairs for all your guests.
Sleeps 16 adults, 9 comfortable bedrooms, including 6 en suite/ bath/shower rooms plus cloakrooms. Well equipped kitchens with Aga cooker, American fridge freezer, 2 dishwashers, electric oven, waste disposal, utility room.
Supermarket food deliveries on request to await your arrival.
Local cooks, chefs, wine tasting, spa treatments and much more on request.
Family breakfast room open plan to main kitchen, doors onto terrace, outdoor dining and sun loungers, formal dining room, huge courtyard that can be covered.
In ceiling Sonos music system indoors and out.
TV room with huge sofas and Sony Bravia TV with all Sky channels and dvd.
Oak framed living room with views to the garden on three sides, log fire.
Fenced garden with natural pond and huge 10m square deck for covered reception. Cots, high chairs, toys provided.
Check on our website for a floorplan of main house and interactive panorama photos - please see links below.

If you are enquiring about a wedding we have a minimum of three nights if you are wanting to marry at the house. This gives you plenty of time to prepare for your occasion. We have an outdoor hire rate for up to 80 guests to include our wonderful stretch tent, tables and seating for your guests, access to a range of table decorations, help from our team to create a wedding that is uniquely yours. Most importantly you can enlist the help of family and friends as the house can sleep up to 18 for a wedding and two small people in cots. All the catering and ceremony decisions are yours to make.


Unmissable things to do in the area -
Hire a boat in Henley and cruise a lovely stretch of the river.
Have dinner at the legendary Crooked Billett restaurant in Stoke Row, or try the steak at The Greyhound pub in Peppard, about 5 minutes by car.
Day trip to Oxford to wander the ancient colleges and hire a punt on the River Isis. Walk in the gorgeous bluebell woods around Highmoor (April & May).
Lunch overlooking the Thames down the hill at The French Horn in Sonning.
Attend famous Henley Regatta and Henley Festival and now the Henley Literary Festival.
Get tickets for the Hennessy Gold Cup race in Newbury in late November.
Walk or cycle the beautiful & dramatic Ridgeway Path near Swyncombe.

Shopping, theatre, golf, horses: In an area known for the best pubs in England two to consider are the Little Angel in Henley town or you can walk to our local pub The Packhorse Pub, across the fields, excellent food and a children's play area.
Shop in quaint boutique shops in lovely Marlow or Henley.
In summer attend evening races at Royal Windsor Racecourse.
Walk in Windsor Great Park and visit the famous school Eton which is next door.
Try the wonderful little theatre at Sonning or the excellent Newbury theatre.
We are two minutes from an excellent golf course and ten minutes from a BHS recommended riding stables, which caters for children and adults. Just ask us how to book.

Further away, tour the Cotswolds and head for Bath.
Day trip to London, only 25 minutes, fast train Reading to Paddington, trains leave every 15 minutes.
40 minutes from Heathrow Airport.

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Owner

Member since: 2008

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/28/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 7000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 16
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 16

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 1 baby crib, 1 sleep sofa /futon

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

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  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 6: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

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  • Bedroom 7: 1 double

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  • Bedroom 5: 1 double

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  • Bedroom 8

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  • Bedroom 9

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  • The master bedroom is on the ground floor with direct access to the garden. There are three other equally lovely 'master' bedrooms on the first floor all with their own bathrooms and two have oak balconies overlooking the garden. One has a double to om next to it. There is plenty of space for the cot in any of the rooms. On the ground floor there is an additional luxury bathroom with bath and shower, this is shared by the two ground floor double bedrooms. One of these bedrooms has its own loo and basin. There is a further shower room on the ground floor. All the bathrooms have hairdryers, soaps, creams, fluffy towels and are beautifully equipped and modern. The bedrooms have storage and hanging space and quality linens from the white company or designers guild. Across the courtyard are two additional optional rooms, no extra cost. One double bed with twin bedroom adjoining and wet room with shower. Total 16 in beds 2 babies in cots. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, shower

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  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower, shower

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  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Bathroom 4: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Bathroom 5: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Bathroom 6: toilet

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  • Bathroom 7: toilet

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  • All the bathrooms are spacious and well equipped and include heated towel rails/radiators and new showers/baths. They are warm and draft free and welcoming in summer or winter. The person in the single bedroom must share a bathroom. The people in bedrooms 5 and 6 must share a bath/shower, as one of the rooms has a loo/basin and both have access to a full bathroom of their own. It is not recommended for everyone to use the bathrooms at precisely the same time, or the water may completely run out of the tanks and there will be delay while it refills. The hot tub is being installed in May 2012 and will seat 5 people, it has lights and there is music on the terrace....moreless

Other Amenities

  • We can: organize transport/car with driver if you are attending local events or want to explore the region and would prefer not to drive yourself. : stock your fridge with goodies at the start of your stay. We can recommend a caterer or provide a daily cleaner. Just ask for advice or help to make your stay more comfortable or special....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room:

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  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library:

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Theme

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

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Autumn Foliage
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Rural
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 14 people

General

  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Boat:

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  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

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  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    15 seat outdoor cabin Artic Hut BBQ and also brick BBQ on terrace...moreless

  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional

Property Descriptor

  • Detached
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
spring season 2017
Mar 1 - May 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$1,617
summer season
Jun 1 - Sep 19, 2017
2 night min stay
$1,617
$8,624
autumn 2017
Sep 20 - Nov 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$1,348
$7,546
Christmas 2017
Dec 1 - Dec 21, 2017
2 night min stay
$1,617
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$1,617

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $646.81
  • Pet Fee $0.00
  • VAT Tax Rate 20%

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

25 Miles
Nearest Airport
Heathrow
800 Metres
Nearest Barpub
The Packhorse - a Blubecker Pub
50 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Southampton
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Caversham Heath
4 Miles
Nearest Train
Reading
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Henley on Thames
800 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
The Packhorse or The New Inn
50 Miles
Nearest Beach
West Wittering

Car: Recommended

Peace and privacy in a stunning, state of the art, country house, with plenty of room for everyone to have their own space. The Copse is now licensed for Civil Wedding Ceremonies in the large sitting room overlooking the pond or in the courtyard, filled with flowers. A huge deck can be covered for an outdoor tented wedding reception. Couples can organise their event exactly the way they like, hiring their own catering. For guests staying in the house, there is a huge kitchen with 2 ovens and 2 dishwashers, luxury 14 seat cinema room with up to the minute Sky, DVD, Apple and wi fi. Natural pond with wildlife and views across the valley in an Area of Oustanding Natural Beauty . Arctic hut woodland indoor BBQ for 15,

Hot tub on terrace with music system indoors and out. Room for 16 adults max in nine bedrooms, six bathrooms.

25 minutes from London by fast train, easy access Heathrow, M4, M40 Gatwick and Luton airports.

Central for touring the Cotswolds, visiting Oxford and wonderful Henley on Thames, for the Henley Regatta, music on the Thames, Henley literary festival, Eton, Windsor, Blenheim Palace, racing at Newbury and Royal Ascot. Eat at the famous Crooked Billet or Orwell's or ask our fabulous cook to cater for your special occasion. Walk to the local pub for a warm welcome and great food.

Close to theatres and nightlife.

Other Activities: Henley Regatta, Local Music and Book Festivals, London theater and concerts, Oxford college visits.

Golf: Caversham Heath Golf Club, Badgemore Gold Club, Henley Golf Club and the public course at Mapledurham are all nearby

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: This house has been our family home for fifteen years and is much loved. It is now far too big for just me and my husband Tim and so we live in the cottage next door. We are on hand to help guests with whatever they need and meet them with keys. We thoroughly enjoy the pleasure guests find in the house and its surroundings and are delighted it has a new lease of life. In the summer of 2016 we will be offering it as an exclusive venue for small celebrations.

Why the Owner Chose Kidmore End, Reading, Oxfordshire, UK:
We have thoroughly renovated it, adding verandas and balconies and cladding the exterior in western red cedar. It is a brick built house and very warm and welcoming.


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Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/28/2017

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Photos

  • wonderful rooms filled with light

    wonderful rooms filled with light

  • a Mark Wilkinson cooks kitchen and Aga cooker with a second kitchen adjacent

    a Mark Wilkinson cooks kitchen and Aga cooker with a second kitchen adjacent

  • hot tub open all year round, maintained every third day

    hot tub open all year round, maintained every third day

  • Arctic cabin barbecue in the woods

    Arctic cabin barbecue in the woods

  • terrace outside the breakfast room with seats for 16 and sun loungers

    terrace outside the breakfast room with seats for 16 and sun loungers

  • rustic dining room next to living room, seating for at least 16 with extension

    rustic dining room next to living room, seating for at least 16 with extension

  • upstairs master bedroom opens to balcony

    upstairs master bedroom opens to balcony

  • pondside deck space set for a reception, ask for rates to invite up to 120

    pondside deck space set for a reception, ask for rates to invite up to 120

  • The Copse's self catering summer reception spaces, ask for rates & availability

    The Copse's self catering summer reception spaces, ask for rates & availability

  • a Chiltern Hills area of outstanding natural beauty,  25 minutes train to London

    a Chiltern Hills area of outstanding natural beauty, 25 minutes train to London

  • huge 14 seater cinema room with dvds Sky TV and films/laptop

    huge 14 seater cinema room with dvds Sky TV and films/laptop

  • lovely master bedroom on the ground floor opening to garden

    lovely master bedroom on the ground floor opening to garden

  • Arctic cabin barbecue, seats everyone

    Arctic cabin barbecue, seats everyone

  • top end of huge living room, now an option for a Civil Wedding Ceremony

    top end of huge living room, now an option for a Civil Wedding Ceremony

  • sun filled courtyard to with access to Wedding Ceremony through green doors

    sun filled courtyard to with access to Wedding Ceremony through green doors

  • a wedding weekend at The Copse

    a wedding weekend at The Copse

  • Ask for wedding weekend rates and availability

    Ask for wedding weekend rates and availability

  • pondside reception space

    pondside reception space

  • glorious self catering home for you and your guests

    glorious self catering home for you and your guests

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