Luxury country house, close London, cinema, garden
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House | 8 bedrooms | sleeps 14
*fabulous house for special occasions with family or friends
*Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Chiltern Hills near Oxford and London
*Quiet, private, secure and an ideal getaway
* flexible rooms and modern bathrooms for up to 14 guests
* great facility for corporate team building, presentions in cinema
*14 seat dedicated cinema for watching Sky sport or select the vast dvd collection of films or use Apple TV
* cook in the two kitchens, one with Aga
* contact one of our delightful chefs to cook for you, while you relax in the garden and on the terrace
* try out the Arctic Cabin barbecue in the woods
*music system by Sonos inside and outside on hot tub terrace
*surrounded by 22 acres of fields and woods
. Breakfast room, study, large TV room, formal sitting room and dining room with antique furniture. Glorious oak framing and floor to ceiling windows. Barbecue terrace, lawns, natural pond with stream. This is the countryside, but only 10 minutes from Reading station, 15 minutes from Henley on Thames, and 25 minutes by non stop train from London.
This is not a venue, so while guests are welcome to invite friends for a dinner, there cannot be more than 20 guests at the house, so we can only host very small wedding groups, not requiring a marquee.
|Size||Sleeps up to 14, 8 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Heathrow or Gatwick, Nearest railway: Reading|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||8 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 5 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, King Beds (5), Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seats for 14, Lounge seats for 14|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
About this location
The Oxfordshire region
* easy access Oxford and London for days out
* driving distance Cotswolds, Bath, Stonehenge
* perfect for Henley on Thames regatta, music festival, book festival
* great weekend break for Newbury Races or Royal Ascot
* fabulous award winning restaurants within 10 minutes
*glorious old English pubs and country walks
This is the peaceful English countryside. We are just into Oxfordshire and in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There are walks and wildlife, woods and wildflowers everywhere you look. It is a wonderful area when you consider it is ten minutes from the bustle of Reading and 25 minutes from the centre of Oxford. It is a haven to relax and enjoy the company of good friends, do nothing, read and when you are ready explore the local area, walk to the pub for lunch, explore the little shops and the riverside at Henley on Thames and then home for an evening in the fabulous cinema room.
The house is popular all year round and the garden is an amazing feature. There is a 14 seat barbecue hut int he woods for eating outdoors all year round.
Autumn colours, daffodils in spring, honeysuckle and wisteria in summer and in winter a cosy log fire. There is golf and horse riding nearby and dozens of books, dvd film collection, music on sonos or cd and more to entertain you at home.
Kidmore End is a typical English village with a pub and small supermarket, a fish and chip shop which is highly recommended and an Indian restaurant which does excellent take away.
There is a small late opening store and a large Waitrose supermarket five minutes away that also delivers to the house.
Taxis are easy to come by either to the house or outside Reading Station. It is a 5 minute ride from the station to the house.
Above all Mill Lane is a quiet and peaceful country road with almost no traffic as it serves a dozen or so houses only and is not suitable for heavy vehicles being single track. The property is securely fenced so dogs and humans cannot arrive in your garden unexpectedly, but you are surrounded by deer and muntjac, red kites, heron, ducks and we keep a small herd of horses in the nearby fields.
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5 May 2014
"A perfect setting for the perfect birthday weekend!"
We wanted a property that would sleep 12 adults and my young niece and nephew to celebrate my 40th - this was absolutely perfect. The owners were incredibly helpful, and incredibly patient when I was … More
18 Sep 2013
"Britain at its best!"
This place is outstanding! In the middle of the beautiful countryside but we went to Bath, Oxford, London and Stonehenge and those were really easy trips. The house has everything including 2 kitchens… More
Thank you so much. We very much enjoyed having you to stay and helping plan your trips before you arrived. Over the years we have built up much local knowledge which we are always happy to share, just ask us and we can do the research. We also have caterers we can recommend and there is much to see and do locally, particularly in the famous Henley on Thames, for those who are not on an extended break. Come again soon!
4 Sep 2013
"Beautiful house - every single room was perfect, fantastic for big group of friends"
I was part of a group of 12 (6 couples) who wanted to get away for a weekend outside of London. We found The Copse by chance - and are so glad we did! We had a fantastic time, so much so that within a… More
What a super review! Thank you so much. It really means such a lot to hear that guests have enjoyed their stay and to take the trouble to write once the holiday is over and the business of life starts again, is very special. Hugely appreciated.
14 Aug 2013
An exquisite place for our catch-up weekend, we were so comfortable. We were lucky with the weather so didn't use the amazing cinema room, but did get the best from the hot tub and hammock!
The house is so elegant, and kitted out with everything you could need (all kitchen utensils, lovely bedding, plenty of seating, even board games). My bed was extremely comfortable and I can't fault the bathrooms. The garden is full of native plants and therefore humming with bees and gorgeous butterflies.
Such a special, relaxing place, highly recommended.
Thank you so much. This is a wonderful review and we are delighted you enjoyed your time at The Copse. I think you are unique in not using the cinema room, which seems to be a huge success with guests of all ages, but we have had the most glorious weather this summer and outdoors has definitely been the place to be.
13 Aug 2013
"The perfect English summer house party"
Our one-night weekend at The Copse was an exceptionally happy and
comfortable gathering of friends. The house is beautiful, spacious and very well-equipped. The standard of accommodation in every bedroom and bathroom is excellent. The garden is lovely. Very peaceful - I can't remember hearing a single car pass down the lane all the time we stayed.
thank you so much for your review, which is very much appreciated. I do agree it is wonderful to escape from the city to this oasis in the countryside and yet be so close to everything.
26 Jul 2013
The Copse was a fabulous place for our group to stay. We had a number of men who were rowing at the Henley Masters Regatta. We were able to drive easily to racecourse. The pub near the house was terrific. The weather was spectacular. Beautiful accommodation. Great theater that seats a dozen. We would come back. We loved it.
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you come back in future years to defend your Masters Regatta title! You will always be most welcome.
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