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

30 Reviews
People16
Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms5
Separate WC's2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 9 bedroom holiday home in Kidmore End - 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 - 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
Suitability:
  • 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
spanish house rental
The Copse, Mill Lane
RG4 9HA Kidmore End
house rental
www.englishhouserental.co.uk www.spanishhouserental.co.uk
VAT Reg No123693416

Reviews

4.9
based on 30 holidaymaker reviews

Stunning setting for a celebration with family and friends or a small wedding
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 37 reviews
5

I had the most amazing birthday celebration ever!

  • 5 of 5

I've book this place to celebrate my 40th with a group of 16 friends.

From the beginning, Penny was very attentive and accommodating. Initially we were planning on staying 2 nights but due to the summer season we had to book 3 nights (but Penny was very generous and gave us an great discount).

The house is even more amazing than looking in the photos. It is decorated to such a high standard that it makes you feel very special.

The Sonos sound system with speakers that can be controlled individually was fab..

The cinema is just unbelievably beautiful.

We also used the Arctic House in the back garden to grill marshmallow after our BBQ by the hot tube.

Penny has left towels and hotel style toiletries for each guest. I added some chocolate to the guests bedroom and some 'thank you' signs with their names at each bedroom door and they felt pampered.

The hot tube is big enough and very pleasant. If you use is constantly (as we did) by the third day you may need to change the water (it would be good to have some instruction about how to do it).

The bedrooms have a great sound isolation and everyone could sleep very well. It would be better to have double beds that could be separated in twins if needed as we had single friends that unfortunately had to share beds.

The kitchen is well equipped and we made a great use of the wine fridge. I would suggest that an espresso machine, with capsule system, would have been a plus ;)

Enough parking for several cars and great taxi system in case you want to go out and have a feel drinks.

We even had the fireplace on. The woodland area is very pretty.

We had lobster lunch on Friday at the Bird in Hands pub (In Sonning Common) and this was just delicious (with fresh lobster from Cornwall). It was a pleasant 40 minutes walking there from the house (http://www.birdinhandsonningcommon.com).

At the check out they were very relaxed and we left the house without any pressure.

The check in at 10am and check out at 6pm allowed us to enjoy a full 4 days of luxury celebrations.

On Sunday we had a short drive to Henley-on-Thames and for 99 pounds we could hire a luxury Olympic Class launch with Hobbs (http://www.hobbsofhenley.com/olympic-class-launches) and spent 1 hour cruising that exclusive area. You can bring your own champagne on board and one of our friends was self driving the boat for us.

We are def considering returning there in the future. Everyone loved it!

Pure hedonism!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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5

First class

  • 5 of 5

Couldn't fault it from start to finish. Will definitely be back.

Only comment - nice wine glasses would be good. Could only find champagne or normal tumblers.

Many thanks,

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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5

Stunning venue, unforgettable experience and great location

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Penny and Tim for a wonderful stay. The house is beautiful and fulfilled all the requirements and dreams of our hen. I could not recommend this venue highly enough. The interior, location and stay was perfect in every way. You will not be disappointed.

I look forward to visiting again!

Anna

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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5

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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5

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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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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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Kidmore End, South Oxfordshire

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer
9 Jun 2016 - 29 Sep 2016
2 night minimum stay
£2,500
for 2 nights
From
£1,250
 
 
Christmas
22 Dec 2016 - 28 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
£5,000
for 4 nights
From
£1,250
 
 
New Year
29 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£6,000
for 3 nights
From
£2,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£2,500
for 2 nights
From
£1,250
 

Additional pricing information

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

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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 7000 sq. ft.
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
  • Ice Maker
  • 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:
  • 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
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.

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website:

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