GLORIOUS COUNTRYSIDE, 25 MINUTES TO LONDON, 14 SEAT CINEMA ROOM, 22 ACRES

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Penny Holley

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Sleeps14
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms6
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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GLORIOUS COUNTRYSIDE, 25 MINUTES TO LONDON, 14 SEAT CINEMA ROOM, 22 ACRES

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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.

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

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome

Penny Holley

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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

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.

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.

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms6
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Property Reviews

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Glorious countryside, 25 Minutes to London, 14 seat cinema room, 22 acres
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews
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Glorious countryside, 25 Minutes to London, 14 seat cinema room, 22 acres
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p309954vbi
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Oxford Oxfordshire
5

Joan and Ray

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
2012 Summer Olympics! The Copse was home base for our Olympic adventure. It was so great to escape the congestion of London to this magnificent home in the beautiful lush countryside. The train in Reading was close and quick anytime we wanted to venture into London for events or sightseeing. The location was also ideal for traveling by car and exploring into the county. We had wonderful outings to Bath, Oxford, Wimbledon, Henley-on-the-Thames, and Stonehenge. The owners Penny and Tim were instrumental in helping us plan our trip and then readily available once there to help with any problems or questions. The house is old and quirky in a good way! They have done a great job with keeping this wonderful home and property maintained and refurbished without modernizing it too much and spoiling its character. The numerous bedrooms were all very quiet, private and spread out. Even when our group unexpectedly grew to a total of 14 we had beds for all. The Cinema is unbelievable and the perfect way to watch the Olympics in style when we didn’t have event tickets. The wonderful old country kitchen, complete with Aga was a fun place to cook for a large group. And well stocked with whatever you need to cook and serve. Loved the outdoor terrace and BBQ with the view of the pond and lush landscaping. Hard to say enough about The Copse. It was amazing! I would love to return someday.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Joan and Ray were brilliant guests. They first contacted us in 2009 and we had such fun discussing their plans and then finally meeting them. To have members of the US track and field team staying made the Olympics 2012 very special. They are a totally delightful group and wonderful sporting representatives. We wish them every future success and hope they return.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Glorious countryside, 25 Minutes to London, 14 seat cinema room, 22 acres
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p309954vbi
+44 1189722772
Oxford Oxfordshire
Staten Island, NY
5

Idyllic Setting

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
Our group of 6 adults and 7 children found the Copse to be absolutely astounding in beauty, tranquility and luxury. Penny and Tim are fantastic hosts, finding the right balance between being available to help with questions and keeping a distance for the party's privacy. The grounds are so scrupulously kept that they almost seem unreal. The house is full of nooks and crannies and comfortable without compromising quality. It was the perfect place to host a 50th birthday party, with plenty of room for everyone. The theater was a huge hit with the younger crowd and being able to walk up the hill to the wonderful Pack Horse Pub was one of the real treats for the oldsters too. In short, it was everything we hoped it would be.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you Chris. It is so much appreciated that you have taken the time to write such a wonderful review, and we are delighted to read your comments. Our aim is not just to maintain as high a standard as we can, but also to make improvements every year so that we can encourage you to return!
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Glorious countryside, 25 Minutes to London, 14 seat cinema room, 22 acres
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p309954vbi
+44 1189722772
Oxford Oxfordshire
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  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
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.
Helpful votes: 1/2
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Glorious countryside, 25 Minutes to London, 14 seat cinema room, 22 acres
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p309954vbi
+44 1189722772
Oxford Oxfordshire
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  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2010
  • Stayed: May 2010
We had glorious days in this enchanting place! It could not be better for family time together - babies, children and grown ups - everyone loves The Copse!
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Glorious countryside, 25 Minutes to London, 14 seat cinema room, 22 acres
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p309954vbi
+44 1189722772
Oxford Oxfordshire
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
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  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2010
  • Stayed: Apr 2010
All of us - with extra visitors through the week - a really lovely time was had by all in a fabulous house, gorgeous setting and lovely company all complemented by wonderful weather! The children loved the pool (of course) and I loved playing house with the Aga - a new experience for me! The cinema was great for a bit of escapism and perfect for entertaining the littlies whilst we ate dinner and drank wine!! That is definitely the way to do it! Looking forward to coming back next year already!
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
London Heathrow
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Reading
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
M4/M40
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
The Packhorse Pub
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Caversham Heath
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
The Packhorse Pub
Car: recommended

Our house is a wonderful location in itself, which is totally private and self contained, with plenty of space to relax and explore. It is set in the Chiltern Hills, a hugely popular area within easy reach of London, The Cotswolds, Windsor, Oxford. Close to many historic National Trust country houses and at the centre of the 'summer season'. The Henley rowing Regatta happens here, as does Royal Ascot Horse Racing, literary festivals, music performances, lively theatre, Cartier Polo. The restaurants are world class, indeed the Good Food Guide Restaurant of the year 'Orwells' is here, and the food at the local pubs is excellent value and families and large groups are very welcome. Bicester Village, a 'mecca' of outlet shopping for all the major brands, is 45 minutes away and Henley on Thames and Marlow are home to numerous interesting boutique shops. If you have a particular interest, just ask us and we will research it for you.

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Availability & Rates

Oxford House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
summer
May 2 2014 - Sep 26 2014
£1,000
£1,275
Fri,Sat
£5,000
£18,000
2 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
£800
£1,000
Fri,Sat
£4,750
2 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes If you are booking a 2 night weekend break at £2000 and want to stay a third night, we reduce the third night to £300.

Rates are subject to change until your booking is confirmed.
The house is not a venue and is not suitable for receptions or gatherings of more than 20 people. Please discuss any requests for additional visitors with us in advance of booking.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Oxford House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Catering Available
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen ...
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 7 -
  • 7.5
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 8 - 1 twin/ single
  • Super King size beds (3), King size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) in master bedroom as flexible option, not to increase guest numbers; there is also a king bedroom and bathroom across the courtyard on request, not to increase guest numbers.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Television
  • Stereo
  • Games
  • CD Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Music Library ...
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • playground
  • water parks
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • zoo
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • live theater
  • theme parks
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • marina
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • hot air ballooning
  • golf
  • fishing
  • water skiing
  • equestrian events
Notes:
dedicated 14 seat cinema room, views over own land (14 acres)
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