Photos and Description of this 7 bedroom holiday home in Oxford - The Copse
Oak framed Country House, 7 Bedrooms, 6 Baths/showers, (Sleeps 13 comfortably)
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. In the woods behind the house you will discover our 'Arctic Cabin Barbecue' which lights up inside to keep 14 people warm and toasty while they cook their delicious kebabs or fish, surrounded by atmospheric reindeer skins and comfortable cushions.
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
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered
- wheelchair accessible
About Penny Holley
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.
Penny Holley purchased this house in 2001
Why Penny Holley chose Oxford
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.
What makes this house unique
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.
Guestbook comments from the owner
Probably the most beautiful place in which we have ever stayed. A wonderful foreign experience for children growing up in Jakarta. How blessed you are to live in such a beautiful area. Thank you for sharing this beauty with us.