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Stunning views great quiet location close to amenities hot tub, Sky, sleep 8-16

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

The house is surrounded by fields and wood perfect for quiet getaways or parties

When you enter the property the first thing that hits you are the gorgeous views across the fields directly in front of you. The house is entered directly into a spacious, fully equipped kitchen/ diner which can seat 12 comfortably although at a push we have had up to 16. Sliding doors lead directly outside to the garden/patio area with garden seating/dining furniture and hot tub.

To the left of the dining area is the huge super kingsize master bedroom with ensiite bathroom with whirlpool bath and separate shower cubicle. The bedroom has sliding doors all the way across the room which lead directly outside and offers stunning views from the comfort of the bed. The room can easily accommodate 2 single jay-beds.

To the right of the dining area there are stairs leading both up and down.

Down to the studio flat with double bed and ensuite bathroom. It also has a sitting area with double sofa bed and can easily house another jay-bed and to the self-contained annex with double bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and dining/ further sleeping area which is also available by arrangement , the washing/ ironing area is also here.

Up leads to a large sitting room, with balcony, 2 further kingsize bedrooms, and bathroom with bath and shower.

One bedroom includes a sink and could also accommodate a single jay-bed or cot. It has double aspect windows, one large with good views.

The other although slightly smaller has a sofa for quiet reading too.

The sitting room, particularly being upstairs offers spectacular views with sliding doors all along one side leading directly out onto a balcony with sun lounger. This room took my breath away when I first viewed the house and instantly made my descision to buy the property!

The room itself is very large with a corner sofa and 52" TV and feature gas fire built into the wall. It is a very tranquil room, neutrally decorated and purposely has no pictures as the best picture is the ever changing one of the view outside.

The house has wifi throughout and a full sky package including movies and sport in most rooms. BT sport is also available in the main sitting room.

Catering for any occasion, boat trips on a beautiful slipper launch, great for a picnic can all also be arranged.

If horseracing is your passion I can also arrange trips to the gallops at Lambourn to watch the horses work and breakfast at the trainers yard.

The area itself has all local amenities within 2 minutes. There is a very good buthcher at the end of the road, off-licence, fabulous Indian restaurant and all other local shops and take aways.There are numerous very good restaurants and pubs in the surrounding villages, for example Anthony Worrall Thompson has a super restaurant The Greyhound, just a mile away as is The Bird in Hand, The Cooked Billet is 10 mins away and Shaun Dickens Michelin star restaurant in Henley, as well as the revered Fat Duck at Bray, French Horn in Sonning and Waterside are all within easy reach to name but a few!!

Henley itself is a beautiful town on the river Thames where you can hire boats yourself and also provides numerous good restaurants and pubs as well as a cinema and theatre.

Reading town centre is 10 mins away and offers a huge variety of night time entertainment.

All major road networks inc M4, M40 and only takes 25 mins by train to London. We are 5 miles from Henley on Thames and 5 miles from Reading. Oxford and London are both within 45 mins drive. Heathrow airport is 40 mins away. There is also a good bus service and local taxi co.

More Details

Member since: 2016
Speaks: french
Calendar last updated:
March 13, 2018

About Davina

Having grown up surrounded by dogs and horses but with a love of being sociable this house is perfect as I get the best of all worlds both from the house and the surrounding area. I am currently working in the property sector matching funding with developers but previously owned a livery yard. My husband, a former blue from Cambridge now works on behalf of the University fund raising for the development of new Rugby facilities there.

We both have a love of all sports, in particular horse racing, rugby, football, cricket and F1, hence the total Sky sports package, racing Uk and MUTV!!

Why Davina chose Reading

It always feels like a holiday home. The views are gorgeous and south facing. It is big enough to not feel on top of each other, it is quiet away from the neighbours but also a very good party house.

What makes this house unique

The layout of the sitting room upstairs with the balcony overlooking the south facing fields is beautiful, but the master bedroom with floor to ceiling glass sliding doors straight out onto the patio is just gorgeous to wake up to. The rooms are large and tastefully decorated and the location is ideal for walking, cycling, riding and socialising. We are also spoilt with all local amenities within 2 minutes and excellent restaurants and pubs nearby


Reading House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 queen , 2 sleep sofa /futon , In a converted garage,1 separated partition, en suite
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • tennis


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Stunning views great quiet location close to amenities hot tub, Sky, sleep 8-16
average rating of 4.6 based on 5 reviews

Simply fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here in July for a hen party, 16 women (which some would say could be hard to please!), The house was perfect! Beautiful views, very spacious and stylish rooms that fit us all in well and a great location. Everyone was very happy, as it was everything we could want.

Before the weekend I had been in contact with Davina and she had been very helpful in advising us for the weekend offering caterers and answering questions I had. She also left a lovely gift box for the bride to be which was a very thoughtful touch.

We ran out of a few necessities (toilet roll and bin bags) over the weekend but this was not a reflection on the house or home owner but more 16 women!!

I would definitely stay here again and recommended to anyone wanting to stay near Henley this house is awesome!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much, I'm pleased you enjoyed yourselves so much. You respected my home beautifully and I would happily welcome you back anytime
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Fabulous home, location and views!

  • 5 of 5

Celebrated my 40th birthday with friends and family, the house was perfect size and everything we needed. Planned a local walk on the Saturday and spent the rest of the weekend using everything the house offered, hot tub, BBQ etc. The owner was in the annex, this was not a problem and was even helpful when we couldn't figure out the BBQ. We are local so was perfect for guests arriving without any travel issues on the Friday night! However it felt a million miles away from home with the views and facilities. I would reccomend this for any celebrations and I may we'll be booking again in the future.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing house and owner close to Reading town center

  • 5 of 5

16 of us stayed here for a stag do and it was an amazingly large spacious and clean house. Even with that many people there was lots of communal space and the fact there was a large kitchen worked perfectly for us. It ticked all the boxes and had a bonus which entailed a hot tub which is very well maintained and Sky Sports including BT sports which was a winner for us lads. We all had an awesome time and enjoyed every minute.

It has everything you need for any type of holiday, a wow factor on entering with excellent large kitchen diner and living room, comfortable bedrooms, perfect location near to local pubs, shops and car parking to accommodate 10 cars in parked correctly.

Davina was very accommodating with all our request and communicated with speedy responses with all my queries.

If your looking for somewhere to stay close to Reading would highly recommend this property and Davina’s hospitality you will be blown away.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, you were lovely boys and welcome any time
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Fantastic place, lovely host and beautiful location :)

  • 5 of 5

Following our wedding, my partner and I were looking for a place to spend a few days with our family. Davina's house was absolutely brilliant: big, super well-equipped (we cooked all week-end, enjoyed the games & the outdoors hot tub), everything perfectly clean and modern. The view in itself is worth the trip, it was a real pleasure to wake up to the greenery and open landscape, and it's quiet all around. We can also recommend the area for a family holiday. From the house even without a car you can go for a walk, or to the lovely old-fashion pub round the corner (which also has a nice children playground), and we particularly enjoyed going to the Herb Farm and its Saxon maze a mere 10min walk away.

Davina was a perfect host, lovely to deal with, responsive and arranging. As a special extra touch she had prepared a welcome pack for our arrival which was much appreciated!

The house was a hit with our family (most of them now want to move in) and we just had such a brilliant time there. Would recommend 100%!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Anna and Simon thank you so much, you were a pleasure to host. Congratulations on your marriage, I wish you all the best for the future. You and your family are welcome anytime Davina
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Nice but not worth the money.

  • 3 of 5

We booked the house for a week with our dog-we used to live in the area so it seemed a perfect choice.Lots of room and nice open views but a really small garden for a big property.We met the owner, Davina-nice lady-she was really easy to deal with throughout.We were concerned on arrival to learn that there was a "lodger" staying in part of the house, monday to friday.At weekends the owner stayed.Yes it was a "self contained" part of the house but it was still part of the house(!)with a connecting door.Honestly if we had known about this arrangement in advance then we would probably not have booked or we would have negotiated on the price.There were a few other things that were not great-all of which we discussed with Davina on departure-like heated towel rails not working, a really ancient washing machine and no tumble drier.Davina is new to renting-I'm sure all of the issues will be sorted out but for the rental we were charged we did feel we could have expected a lot more and certainly total privacy.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I was very sorry to receive your feedback and hear that you weren't 100% satisfied with your stay. I have to admit that this is the first negative feedback I have received and I am therefore upset, but all feedback is welcome, especially as I am new to this, as it will help me to improve the facilities for my future guests. My aim is to ensure that all guests have the best possible experience when staying in my house. The issues you raised have for the large part been addressed already, however, I shall take them in turn; You mention that the garden was disappointingly small, I'm not quite sure what you weren't able to do in the garden, due to its size, as there are large seating areas, a full sized 6 burner BBQ, hot tub, sun beds, and we are surrounded by open fields, views and lots of walks. I can't do anything about that comment I'm afraid but all my guests so far have loved the outdoor space and have used it for parties and BBQs without any dissatisfaction, I'll have to put that one down to the fact that you can't please everyone all the time. The lodger, who was staying in the annex from Monday to Friday, who was locked entirely away from your living space, in the self-contained annex was serving his notice period and indeed leaves on 31st May. I was somewhat perplexed by this comment though as I told you about his presence upon your arrival and asked if it was a problem as I could have rehoused him. I'm only sorry that you did not pick me up on it. Most people generally take the property for the weekends so it has not been an issue in the past and usually guests have larger numbers and take the Annex as well. I am sorry that because there were only two of you that you didn't feel the same value as our other guests who use all of the bedrooms the hot tub, games and everything else I provide. The only other previous guests with such a small number(3) came from America to another site and ended up keeping the house for over two months, using it as a base to work from too as they enjoyed it so much. You can find their review on my own personal website which will be live in the next couple of days rental With regard to the towel rails they were fixed within 48 hours of your departure. I only wish you had told me during your stay and not as you departed so I could've rectified the situation sooner for you as they had been working previously. The washing machine whilst old still worked perfectly, but I have taken your comments on board
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $110.79
Pet Fee $27.7
Refundable damage deposit $1,038.64
Stay tax 10.0% per night. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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