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Stunning setting for a holiday with family and friends

Bedrooms 9
Separate WC's2
Space 7,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Hot Tub
  • Parking


About the property

Outstanding facilities yet close to London, somewhere for all ages to enjoy

Luxury designer property with 7000 sq feet of indoor space, and an acre of garden surrounded by 22 acres of meadows.

Come and enjoy the house and ask us about the new outdoor facilities, set up to offer small celebrations for guests staying in the house. We are not a party venue, but we do understand that guests like to stay here and celebrate their special occasions with those closest to them.

Wi-fi throughout

Cinema room with 14 seats, Apple TV, all Sky Channels, DVD player and laptop connection. Ask us if you need specialist advice .

Terraces with extensive views yet total privacy.

Woodland Arctic Hut Barbecue for 15.

Wander through acres of estate land or walk 5 minutes to the local pubs in Chazey Heath and Kidmore End.

Enjoy glorious year round gardens and distant views across this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Relax around the garden tables and dining chairs for all your guests.

Sleeps 16 adults, 9 comfortable bedrooms, including 6 en suite/ bath/shower rooms plus cloakrooms. Well equipped kitchens with Aga cooker, American fridge freezer, 2 dishwashers, electric oven, waste disposal, utility room.

Supermarket food deliveries on request to await your arrival.

Local cooks, chefs, wine tasting, spa treatments and much more on request.

Family breakfast room open plan to main kitchen, doors onto terrace, outdoor dining and sun loungers, formal dining room, huge courtyard that can be covered.

In ceiling Sonos music system indoors and out for quiet enjoyment.

TV room with huge sofas and Sony Bravia TV with all Sky channels and dvd.

Oak framed living room with views to the garden on three sides, log fire.

Fenced garden with natural pond and huge 10m square deck overlooking the pond. Fabulous seating area behind the house as well. Cots, high chairs, toys provided.


We are licensed by South Oxfordshire and the Registrar will attend to perform your marriage here if you wish.

If you are enquiring about a wedding we have a minimum of three nights if you are wanting to marry at the house.


Weekend bookings remain open and do enquire about weekdays too as company and corporate occasions are very popular here.

Unmissable things to do in the 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 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 a children's play area.

Shop 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 the famous school Eton which is next door.

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.

40 minutes from Heathrow Airport.


More Details

About Us

Penny Holley
The Copse
RG4 9HA Kidmore End
house rental
www.englishhouserental.co.uk www.lacotorramarbella.com
VAT Reg No123693416

Penny Holley
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 January, 2018

About Penny Holley

This house has been our family home for fifteen years and is much loved. It is now far too big for just me and my husband Tim and so we live in the cottage next door. We are on hand to help guests with whatever they need and meet them with keys.

We thoroughly enjoy the pleasure guests find in the house and its surroundings and are delighted it has a new lease of life. In the summer of 2016 we will be offering it as an exclusive venue for small celebrations.

Penny Holley purchased this house in 2000

Why Penny Holley chose Reading

We have thoroughly renovated it, adding verandas and balconies and cladding the exterior in western red cedar. It is a brick built house and very warm and welcoming.

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Reading in England

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 7000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Basic Soaps
  • 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
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Bath with 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.
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 7 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed
  • 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 double to om 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. Across the courtyard are two additional optional rooms, no extra cost. One double bed with twin bedroom adjoining and wet room with shower. Total 16 in beds 2 babies in cots.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Wood Decking
  • 12 garden chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • 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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Stunning setting for a holiday with family and friends
average rating of 4.9375 based on 55 reviews

A wonderful 70th birthday!

  • 5 of 5

The house was fantastic: the website really does not do it justice. Thirteen of us ranging in age from 10 months to 70 years gathered for a birthday weekend, and enjoyed all the facilities to the full.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The photos don't even do this property justice. It is utterly magical with no detail spared!

  • 5 of 5

Penny and Tim were extremely helpful and lovely from day one. The property was immaculate and decorated so nicely with beautiful flowers throughout. My friends and I had the best weekend which was incredible from start to finish. We drank prosecco in the hot tub, made smores in the arctic cabin, watched "Man on Fire" in the cinema room, used the BBQ for our Saturday night feast, hosted an articulate & sherades evening in the gorgeous entertaining rooms, went on a walk around the scenic area and even had a roast at the nearby pub. It went above and beyond all our expectations and I couldn't recommend staying here enough. I have no complaints at all and will be returning next year if they'll have us! Rachel

  • Review Submitted: 25-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely fabulous choice for a get together with friends and family.

  • 5 of 5

The house is stunning and well equipped for accommodating and catering for our group. The weather was good for us and we were also able to enjoy the grounds - always somewhere to escape to if you wanted a bit of peace and quiet!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house in a fabulous setting

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time.

We were celebrating a very special birthday with family and friends. The house is soaviiys,mother gardens beautiful and perfect for a Summer garden party.

The downside for us that we had chosen this house as it has a hot tub in the garden. Unfortunately it was out of action so we had a number of ver disappointed guests.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are not going to be listing the hot tub as a feature so guests are not disappointed, but it does now have its brand new control system and is firing on all jets! So glad this lovely family had such a grand celebration. We loved the bunting.
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Stunning setting. Fabulous house. Perfect venue for a celebration

  • 5 of 5

I hired the house as the venue for my 50th birthday. From entering the gates to the property and looking across to the house I knew I had chosen the right venue. Some of my friends who came to celebrate with me were from the US and had never been out into the English countryside. The Copse was a truly enchanting venue for their first experience of the English countryside.

I could tell you all about house and grounds but I think the easiest way to sum things up is imagine you have a good friend who says "use my house to have your party". The house is actually a home. A home which is well appointed and provides everything you need to relax and enjoy time with your friends.

Hire this and you won't be disappointed!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are a house for a party (as in group of people) rather than for a party (as in music and dancing). We welcome parties and groups to celebrate -for example with a lovely meal for those who are staying at the house. This is not a venue where additional guests can be invited as we are in a noise restricted area. I am delighted that Wayne enjoyed his party, but just wanted to explain this difference to anyone reading his really lovely review. Thank you Wayne! Come back any time.
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There is nowhere else that comes close!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the freedom to really relax and enjoy this fabulous home. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Henley Royal Regatta
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. The Copse is now licensed for Civil Wedding Ceremonies in the large sitting room overlooking the pond or in the courtyard, filled with flowers. A huge deck can be covered for an outdoor tented wedding reception. Couples can organise their event exactly the way they like, hiring their own catering. For guests staying in the house, there is a 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 16 adults max in nine bedrooms, six bathrooms.

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


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Reading, South East England

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Winter 2018
5 Jan 2018 - 28 Feb 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Bank Holiday weekend
30 Mar 2018 - 3 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
spring season 2018
4 Apr 2018 - 19 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
summer season
23 Apr 2018 - 5 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
New Year's
28 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Bank holiday weekend
19 Apr 2019 - 22 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0
Refundable Damage Deposit £500
Tax Rate 20.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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