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

People16
Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms5
Separate WC's2
Space 7,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

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.

FOR RESERVATION CONTACT THE OWNER.

More Details

About Us

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

Owner
Penny Holley
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
29 March, 2017

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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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Kidmore End in Kidmore End

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 7000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 16
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
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
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • 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 ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Wood Decking
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(42 traveller reviews)

Stunning setting for a celebration with family and friends or a small wedding
average rating of 4.952381 based on 49 reviews
5

Beautiful house and great location for a get together with friends. Amazing

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house, location - we couldn't have asked for better

  • Review Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
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Cambridge, UK
5

Wonderful house

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house, hot tub and cinema room were great. Kitchen well kitted out. All bedrooms felt luxurious. Good contact with hosts. Would definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
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5

A fantastic property for a big group celebration. Very special.

  • 5 of 5

Breath - taking venue. Excellent support in Penny. Will be booking again!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
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5

Amazing venue

  • 5 of 5

I celebrated my 40th here as it's close to my home town and the house is absolutely incredible! With it's own private cinema room, an outdoor heated hot tub, incredible dining and kitchen area, you could get lost in this place even with a full house, so a lot of space for everyone with fantastic views. A sonos system throughout the house and an indoor fire pit, this place is perfect for a celebration and a chilled night with friends and family. Both Penny and Kelly were extremely helpful and accommodatinig with any questions that I had. A stunning property set in a beautiful part of the world, with access to every kind of need you may have!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

I mean really the only thing missing from this wonderful house is an intercom between the cinema, hot tub, BBQ hut and the kitchen for essential supply top ups!

We were a group of 15 friends and there was more than enough space for everyone to enjoy the house as they wished. We cooked a huge feast with ease because the house is so well kitted out with pots, pans, crockery etc.

Just brilliant.

Huge thanks to Penny and Kelly for all their help prior to our stay. We're already planning our next visit.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
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5

Gorgeous luxury house, perfect for making special memories

  • 5 of 5

Me and my family stayed for two nights to celebrate my father's 70th birthday. We are six adults and four children under 10. All of us had the most amazing time in this wonderful house. The children were always occupied with the hot tap, cinema room or the arctic cabin - as were the adults! The house has everything you could wish for. My father is in a motorised wheelchair-he needed a little help getting into the house and once he was in there he was able to move around freely around the whole of the ground floor thanks to the extremely helpful Gardner/ handyman who was able to knock up a ramp within minutes - giving dad his independence - we were so so grateful for this!

Our evenings were mostly spent using the fantastic Sonos speakers which are fitted throughout the whole of the ground floor and chatting in the sitting room with the beautiful open fire. We also used Camilla Skinner for our Saturday night meal, everyone of us with very impressed with the dinner and even the children ate it all!

We didn't want to leave and we will certainly be returning!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Kidmore End, Oxfordshire

Rental Basis:
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spring season 2017
1 Mar 2017 - 31 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
£3,000
for 2 nights
From
£1,500
 
 
summer season
1 Jun 2017 - 19 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£3,000
for 2 nights
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£1,500
£8,000
 
 
autumn 2017
20 Sep 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
£2,500
for 2 nights
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£1,250
£7,000
 
 
Christmas 2017
1 Dec 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£3,000
for 2 nights
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£1,500
 
 
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2 night minimum stay
£3,000
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£1,500
 

Additional pricing information

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

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Location

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Heathrow
Nearest Barpub
800 Metres
The Packhorse - a Blubecker Pub
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Southampton
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Caversham Heath
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Reading
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

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