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Stunning, state of the art,oak framed country house, nr Henley, Oxford, London

Penny Holley

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english, french
Bedrooms 7
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Penny Holley

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french
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Stunning, state of the art,oak framed country house, nr Henley, Oxford, London

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


Henley On Thames House Rental Photos and Description

Outstanding facilities for perfect rest and relaxation on country estate

Luxury country house with 7000 sq feet of indoor space, magnificent cinema room with air con, 14 seats, Apple TV, all Sky Channels, state of the art DVD and wifi. Hot tub outdoors on terrace. Indoor BBQ for 15 in the woods. Surrounded by 20 acres estate land, glorious gardens and distant views. Total peace and privacy. Check on our website for a floorplan and interactive panorama photos - and see for yourself!

Sleeps 14 adults, comfortable bedrooms, en suite bath and shower rooms. Well equipped kitchens with Aga cooker, American fridge freezer, 2 dishwashers, electric oven, waste disposal, utility room.

Lovely breakfast room open plan to main kitchen, doors onto terrace, outdoor dining and sun loungers. In ceiling Sonos music system. TV room with huge sofas and Sony Bravia TV with all Sky channels and dvd. Doors to oak framed living room with views to the garden on three sides, log fire, magnificent dining room. Study with wi-fi. Sun filled courtyard garden, further acre of fenced garden with natural pond.

Walk to the pub across the fields. Maximum number of adults is 14 + 2 cots.

Eating, drinking: Don’t Miss! – unmissable things to do in our 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 the wonderful Orwell's in Shiplake which has just won Best Pub in the Good Food Guide. 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 an interesting children's play area.

Shop till you drop 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 UK’s most famous school Eton.

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.


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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Penny Holley (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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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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Bedrooms 7
Half Baths2
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Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights
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Stunning, state of the art,oak framed country house, nr Henley, Oxford, London
average rating of 4.888889 based on 25 reviews

The Copse

  • 5 of 5

Everything we wished for that is how I would describe The Copse.

The house was very warm,comfortable with large windows looking out over a peaceful rural scene with plenty of areas for sitting, dining and cooking. The main bedrooms were unique, and the beds soft.

The garden was a picture of spring flowers and blossom.

Our family aged from 16 to 82 found plenty to do the youngsters enjoyed the hot tub particularly in the evening and also the cinema, whilst the more mature relaxed and chatted in the very comfortable chairs.

We had a fabulous time and our very grateful to Penny and Tim for looking after us so well in their beautiful home. They have thought of everything to make one's stay memorable.

Couldn't recommend it more highly.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a wonderful review! Thank you so much. You and your family were the most perfect and charming guests and Tim and I are delighted you enjoyed your stay.

An unforgettable haven of peace & tranquility

  • 5 of 5

Having seen the stunning photos online and experienced the attentive and friendly service of the lovely owners Tim and Penny in advance of our stay, we had high hopes for our girls' weekend away. The reality was so much better than we could have imagined! While I sort of want to keep this place a secret, I also want to tell everyone how wonderful it is! Bags of character, spacious tastefully furnished rooms, a wonderful mix of modern appliances and furnishings with traditional character features and wonderfully light thanks to the floor to ceiling windows throughout the house. The cinema room and hot tub were the icing on the cake that guaranteed an experience most other holiday homes can't offer. The owners, Penny and Tim, were very flexible and attentive throughout the booking process and during our stay which only added to what turned out to be the perfect weekend. We're counting the days til we can go back!

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Maria, thank you SO much for such a lovely review! You are welcome at The Copse any time! Best Penny and Tim

Wonderful, unique place for a special occasion

  • 5 of 5

I will struggle to do this place justice in a short review, it really is a remarkable little haven. The house itself is so fantastically unique, you keep finding new areas or routes around the place, it's like being a child again discovering new little nooks and crannies. We had 13 adults staying for a relaxing weekend and it's perfect for it. A massive living room with an open fire, wonderful kitchen and dining room big enough to accommodate all of us, comfy beds, hot tub and the cinema: oh the cinema! To top it off we had a local caterer come in and cook a dinner for us which was fantastic (Lynn @ Chocolate Strawberry). But the real hats off has to go to the owner Penny, who was so helpful in getting us there and helping us out. She not only offered to let us have a supermarket delivery before our arrival and sort it out for us, but there was some bad flooding in the week before our trip and she went out of her way to get in touch with the best routes to drive and updates on the train line. Really couldn't ask for more. Phenomenal value, incredible place and facilities, and genuinely lovely and helpful owners. Can't recommend highly enough.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Amazing house - perfect for a team event

  • 5 of 5

I booked The Copse for a corporate event and team meeting. It was difficult to find accomodation that was suitable for all of our criteria. However, The Copse was perfect and had all the facilities we required for a team meeting, break out areas and the cinema room with projector was perfect, wifi and music system. Penny and Tim were extremly helpful, they made sure our stay was perfect and were happy to help with specific requests we had. As they live nearby they were on hand and able to help immediately. Also, they are extremly helpful in providing recommendations to make your stay perfect. We tried a local restaurant that was recommended and it was amazing. We also did wine tasting one of the evenings which was fantastic, again I was provided with the details from Penny. It is like a home from home and has everything you may need. I will certainly be booking this venue again for corporate events as will some of my colleagues who were equally impressed. I cannot fault The Copse and would recommend for a corporate event, or get away with friends or family. Thank you to Penny and Tim for making our stay so enjoyable and hassle free. I look forward to seeing you again very soon.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Vancouver BC

A magnificent country house for extended families.

  • 5 of 5

We took this house for a week with children and grandchildren to celebrate our 50th anniversary. It was a perfect venue for us, with ample room for 10 (even 3 teenagers). The kitchen was very well equipped, and the reception rooms were enormous. And the cinema room was a big hit for all ages. Close enough to Reading to easily get to London (we made it back to the house from Waterloo in an hour). Beautiful garden and hot tub, easily accessible even for the oldies. We'd

recommend it to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write this splendid review, we really appreciate it. We know you have been planning this holiday for many months and we were hoping that everything would be perfect for your special celebration. You and your family are such delightful guests, it is so good to hear that the house and location lived up to expectations. It means a lot to us. I know Vancouver is a long way, but do come back any time!
Nuneaton, Warwickshire

A fantastic house

  • 5 of 5

9 of my family stayed at this house to celebrate several milestone birthdays and we all had a fantastic time from beginning to end. We met Tim who was very friendly and Penny was always very helpful and friendly in her emails. There was everything and more in the house that we needed and a lot of thought and care had been made to make sure that the house was very welcoming. The cinema was superb and it was so good having the pool. We had Camilla, the recommended cook, come over on Saturday night and the food was wonderful. Camilla herself was lovely and I wouldn't hesitate in recommending her.

All in all it was a wonderful experience and one that I would definitely like to repeat.

Thank you Penny and Tim and also Camilla for our wonderful weekend.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Christine, you are extremely kind to take the time to write a review and we are delighted you and your family enjoyed your weekend, which I know you have been planning for many months. When guests have something special to celebrate it is so important that everything goes well. We are always trying to improve our standards and attention to detail and the team are thrilled to hear that you had a happy time - and hopefully want to come back. You will always be most welcome. Best, Penny & Tim & Camilla


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. Games, books, dvd's.

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 14 adults max in en suite bedrooms, one cot.

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


Rates & Availability

From £833 Per night

Henley On Thames House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Christmas and New Year
Dec 20 2015 - Jan 3 2016
4 night minimum stay
Henley Regatta
Jun 19 2016 - Jul 3 2016
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee £0
Tax Rate 20.0%

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Henley On Thames House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 7000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • 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
  • 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
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/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.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 7 - 1 double
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • 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 single room 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. Fourteen adults is the absolute maximum number of adult guests and we can make no exceptions. We have two travel cots for small children not counted in this total.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 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:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • 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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