Submitted: August 10, 2010
Stayed: July 2010
How do you keep a secret secret? Perhaps by not writing a review. And yet, if I keep the wonder of this magnificent house all to myself my conscience will gnaw away at me to spread the word...
So ....psssssst. The word is: 'superb'.
If you are looking for a venue for a weekend getaway, a week's holiday, a girls' night in, a birthday party, The Copse will butter your crumpet.
The house sits amongst exuberant flowerbeds and enticing grounds at the end of a discreet, winding drive. As you approach you will recognise the surroundings from the photos posted here, and it will occur to you that as lovely and enticing as these photos are, they do not begin to capture the gorgeous reality of the place.
The Copse offers a real retreat. There are spacious grounds where horses canter; a luxurious (reclining seats!) cinema in which kids can be left to nod off during Mary Poppins before the grown-ups take over to enjoy old movies and fresh poporn; there are numerous patios and garden corners that encourage conversation, contemplation and al fresco barbecues; there's a formal dining room for cyrstal dinner parties and a less formal kitchen table for boxed wine and pizza. There are bedrooms everywhere - chic ones for mum and dad, quirky hideaways for teenage kids; sharable spacious bedrooms for gaggles of smaller children. There's even a separate apartment for your sister and her new bloke, Wotsisname.
And there's much more: the pool, the wonderful landscape and country vista, the lawn for badminton and just roilling around on; the fireplace in the living room; the spacious walk-in closets; the balconies, the Aga, the stacks and stacks of books; the multi-nozzle showers.
We were there for just three nights, and not a day has passed since that we haven't fondly thought of The Copse. All of us - kids and adults - had a wonderful time, and we're already planning our next visit.
I'm torn. On the one hand, I have an irrepressible desire to share this review with the world - because this kind of happy experience demands to be expressed. On the other hand, I want The Copse to be available when I call to book it, so I really ought to keep the place to myself.
How do you keep a secret secret? By telling only one person at a time. So this is just between you and me. Have a great time at The Copse. But don't tell anyone - okay?
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
People with Disabilities,
Owner's Response: Dear Anne-Marie, Wow and double wow!! Of course we will keep a space for you at The Copse any time! You have such a wonderful witty way with words and such enthusiasm, I cannot thank you enough for coming to stay with your delightful group, but more importantly thank you for finding the time to write about it! It is hugely appreciated. Best, Penny
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