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Penny Holley

Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks English, French

Stunning setting for a celebration with family and friends or a small wedding

Bedrooms 9
Separate WC's2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


Special Offer: Henley Regatta Weekend Available! 30 June - 6 July

Photos and Description of this 9 bedroom holiday home in South Oxfordshire - Glorious house and gardens

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 - www.englishhouserental.co.uk and www.weekendweddings.co.uk.

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.

FOR RESERVATION CONTACT THE OWNER AT : booking@theholleys.co.uk

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Penny Holley (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks English, French

About Penny Holley

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.

Penny Holley purchased this house in 2000

Why Penny Holley chose South Oxfordshire

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

A great weekend in a lovely house, made even more beautiful by 10 inches of snow!

Thanks for helping us celebrate a great birthday celebration.
Jan 2010
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About Us

Penny Holley
english house rental
The Copse, Mill Lane
RG4 9HA Kidmore End
house rental
www.englishhouserental.co.uk www.spanishhouserental.co.uk
VAT Reg No123693416


based on 27 holidaymaker reviews

Stunning setting for a celebration with family and friends or a small wedding
average rating of 4.9259257 based on 34 reviews

Stunning house - book here!

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 13 women and had an absolutely fantastic stay at The Copse and we wouldn't hesitate to go back. The views will take your breath away.

The house is outstanding and all of the rooms are beautiful. It was spotlessly clean and we didn't want for anything - the attention to details was superb.

The cinema room was better than most cinemas we have been to and comes equipped with DVD's to sort all tastes and the hot tub was fantastic during the sunny days.

Thank you Penny for being such a fantastic host and thank you for also recommending Tandoori Connoisseur - a wonderful Indian restaurant and Lynn the private caterer, who made us a lovely meal.

5 stars!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
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The Copse is a stunning place for get together for all ages.

  • 5 of 5

Our second visit this time for a family party for a Diamond Wedding anniversary celebration. The Copse as everything to make any occasion very special.

The rooms are large and sunny,with plenty of seating;pretty and comfortable bedrooms individually decorated. The kitchen very comprehensively equipped. Our family enjoyed the hot tub,cinema and a barbecue in the Arctic Hut. The garden looked lovely with masses of daffodils, the bird sang for us!

Penny and Tim made us feel most welcome, they have a wonderful way of making the house feel like your home(if only for a short time)

We all had a truly memorable week end, and would highly recommend staying at The Copse

  • Review Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
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beautiful property in an amazing location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed with 12 other adults for a leaving party as we were relocating to the US. The house is a beautiful building set in an amazing location, there was plenty of space for everyone to relax and enjoy themselves and we had a great time using the cinema and hot-tub.

The house is finished to a high standard and all our guests were very complimentary about their rooms.

The kitchen and rear living room is an amazing social space and allows everyone to congregate and enjoy themselves while meals were being prepared.

Overall we had a fantastic weekend and i cant recommend the house enough, a clear 5 stars!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
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Lovely house with great facilities and views over the open countryside

  • 5 of 5

House has been carefully developed so as to provide a 5 star holiday home for a large family or close friends. The house incorporates numerous comfortable bedrooms and bathrooms..The formal lounge and dining room provide a perfect setting for a gathering of those that want to have the facities one would expect. The kitchen, TV lounge and eating area provide the more relaxed area for guests to get together. Undoubtedly the 14 seat cinema is a real winner for younger members but also provides a real entertainment centre for all.

The grounds are well established. Outside, more for summer use, is the hot tub. Walks over the fields to the nearby pub and restaurant makes a pleasant stroll.

A small negative is the Mill Lane entrance that becomes a challenge for low clearance cars in extremely wer weather.

For our family the Copse was a 5 star rental and it would be good to return another time.

Thanks to Penny and Tim.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
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A perfect location for a perfect family weekend

  • 5 of 5

14 of us stayed at The Copse for a weekend at the end of October to celebrate two special 70th birthdays. If it's possible the house was even better than the photos. We toasted marshmallows in the Nordic hut, enjoyed old family movies in the cinema room (the kids spent most of the weekend in there!) and everyone a lovely time just being together, catching up and celebrating. The house was big enough for us not to feel on top of each other - the Dads had a nice quiet area to read the papers (and snooze), the hot tub was lovely and relaxing after a walk through the woods and the kitchen had everything you could ever need. We made lots of happy memories and are now looking for an excuse to do it all over again. Thanks to Penny, we couldn't have had a better time.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
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perfect birthday retreat

  • 5 of 5

The Copse was just perfect for our birthday retreat. We were blessed with great weather and so took full advantage of the various outside areas with a catered lunch on the terrace. The gardens are beautiful and serene with an abundance of butterflies and dragonflies. The house is tastefully decorated and spacious enough to have a large group and not feel in any way crowded. There really isn't anything I can think of that's negative. The house is extremely well equipped and we took advantage of the cinema room, which is better than many of those I've been to in Soho boutique hotels. Penny and Tim were really very helpful and I just wish we could have stayed longer! I do hope to return.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
800 Metres
The Packhorse - a Blubecker Pub
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Caversham Heath
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Henley on Thames
Nearest Restaurant
800 Metres
The Packhorse or The New Inn
Nearest Beach
50 Miles
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


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Henley On Thames, South Oxfordshire

Special Offer: Henley Regatta Weekend Available!

Special Offer From:
Dates 30-Jun-2016 to 06-Jul-2016

Wonderful house near Henley, now available for the Regatta for 2 night minimum, rather than 5 night minimum sleeps 16.

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
4 May 2016 - 30 Jun 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Henley Regatta
1 Jul 2016 - 3 Jul 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
4 Jul 2016 - 29 Sep 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
22 Dec 2016 - 28 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
New Year
29 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0
Refundable Damage Deposit £500
Tax Rate 20.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in South Oxfordshire in Oxfordshire

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 7000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , single room, must share
    Bathroom 7 - Toilet
  • 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.
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 7 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed
  • 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.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Wood Decking
  • 12 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
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.

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