STUNNING, STATE OF THE ART,OAK FRAMED COUNTRY HOUSE, NR HENLEY, OXFORD, LONDON

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Sleeps13
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms5
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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STUNNING, STATE OF THE ART,OAK FRAMED COUNTRY HOUSE, NR HENLEY, OXFORD, LONDON

Kidmore End House Rental Photos and Description

Outstanding facilities for perfect rest and relaxation on country estate

Breathtaking 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. Surrounded by 20 acres estate land, glorious gardens and distant views. Total peace and privacy.

Sleeps 13 adults, luxury bedrooms, modern 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, BBQ, 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 13 + one cot.

We are planning to create a natural plunge pool from the outdoor pond. If this is important to your visit, do ask us for details of progress. We aim to have it ready for summer 2013. The hot tub arrives in May 2012.

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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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome

Penny Holley

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Speaks english, french
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Sleeps13
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms5
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Property Reviews

23 Reviews Write a Review
Stunning, state of the art,oak framed country house, nr Henley, Oxford, London
average rating of 4.875 based on 23 reviews
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Stunning, state of the art,oak framed country house, nr Henley, Oxford, London
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p418796
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Kidmore End South Oxfordshire
5

An unforgettable haven of peace & tranquility

An unforgettable haven of peace & tranquility
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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!
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
business
Stunning, state of the art,oak framed country house, nr Henley, Oxford, London
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p418796
+44 (0)1189 722772
Kidmore End South Oxfordshire
5

Wonderful, unique place for a special occasion

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
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.
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Stunning, state of the art,oak framed country house, nr Henley, Oxford, London
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p418796
+44 (0)1189 722772
Kidmore End South Oxfordshire
Vancouver BC
5

A magnificent country house for extended families.

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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.
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!
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Stunning, state of the art,oak framed country house, nr Henley, Oxford, London
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p418796
+44 (0)1189 722772
Kidmore End South Oxfordshire
Nuneaton, Warwickshire
5

A fantastic house

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
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.
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
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Stunning, state of the art,oak framed country house, nr Henley, Oxford, London
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p418796
+44 (0)1189 722772
Kidmore End South Oxfordshire
London
5

Fab hen weekend

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2011
  • Stayed: Feb 2011
Excellent house .Beautiful views. Very kind and polite owners. Fab cinema and fun pool. Simply perfect! Would recommmend it again and again and again.
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Heathrow
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Southampton
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Reading
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Henley on Thames
Nearest Beach
50 Miles
West Wittering
Nearest Barpub
800 Metres
The Packhorse - a Blubecker Pub
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Caversham Heath
Nearest Restaurant
800 Metres
The Packhorse or The New Inn
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 .

Hot tub on terrace with music system indoors and out. Room for 13 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

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Availability & Rates

Kidmore End House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
July summer break 2014
Jul 22 2014 - Aug 3 2014
£800
£5,000
5 nights
 
 
August summer break 2014
Aug 18 2014 - Aug 31 2014
£900
£5,000
3 nights
 
 
Autumn weekend 2014
Sep 9 2014 - Oct 30 2014
£1,250
£5,000
2 nights
 
 
winter weekend 2014
Oct 31 2014 - Dec 18 2014
£1,100
£4,500
2 nights
 
 
early christmas weekend 2014
Dec 19 2014 - Dec 22 2014
£1,000
3 nights
 
 
New Year 2014/2015
Dec 28 2014 - Jan 1 2015
£1,000
5 nights
 
 
winter weekend 2015
Jan 2 2015 - Apr 1 2015
£1,150
£5,000
2 nights
 
 
Easter 2015
Apr 17 2015 - Apr 24 2015
£900
£5,000
3 nights
 
 
spring weekend 2015
Apr 25 2015 - Jun 1 2015
£900
£5,000
3 nights
 
 
Summer week 2015
Jun 2 2015 - Aug 31 2015
£1,000
£6,000
3 nights
 
 
Christmas 2015
Dec 23 2015 - Dec 27 2015
£6,000
Flat fee
5 nights
 
 
New Year 2015
Dec 28 2015 - Jan 1 2016
£6,000
Flat fee
5 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
£850
£1,250
Fri,Sat
£6,000
£18,000
2 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee £0.00
Notes Rates are subject to change until a booking is confirmed by payment of the deposit. Rates include 20% VAT

Our security deposit of £400 is to be paid in cash or cheque on arrival and it will be returned on departure or shortly after subject to meeting terms and conditions.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Kidmore End House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 7000 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Luxury
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Family
General:
  • Living Room
  • Wireless Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Parking
  • Water Cooler
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Security System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Kitchenette
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Video Library ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Boat ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • arboretum
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • theme parks
  • restaurants
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • equestrian events
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.
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