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Idyllic Country Retreat

Entire home
hosted by Anna
  1. 12 guests
  2. 6 bedrooms
  3. 8 beds
  4. 4.5 baths
Dedicated workspace
A private room with wifi that’s well-suited for working.
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the lockbox.
Park for free
This is one of the few places in the area with free parking.


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Due to a last minute cancellation new dates available for this summer…

We live in a wonderful home in a small village. Recently completely renovated in 2019 and professionally decorated. 5/6 bedrooms (based on your use), double bespoke bunks beds for the kids! Large oval SpringFree trampoline, swings & slide, Traeger bbq and outdoor seating. Overlooks beautiful village pond.
***please, family groups only and no parties permitted***
Weekly or longer bookings encouraged

The space
Guests have access to the entire house which we fully refurbished in 2019. Huge eat in kitchen with all the appliances you could hope for - range cooker with two ovens, grill and griddle/hotplate; juicer; bean to coffee / latte / cappuccino maker; slow cooker; vita mix, etc.

Upstairs are 5 bedrooms - 2 super king beds (both en-suite, one with free standing soaking bathtub), 1 king bed, 1 nursery with cot, (extra cot available as well), and 1 kids room with quad built in bunk beds (which is 4 single beds). Family bathroom with separate shower and bath. Linens and towels included and professionally laundered.

Downstairs are 2 entry halls, kitchen, an office, playroom/ tv room, separate TV den with large screen TV, double long formal living room with piano. Separate laundry/utility room with tumble dryer (not that anyone should do laundry on holiday!). 2 working fireplaces (one in formal living room and one in the office). Views of the pond and gardens from all over the house.

Separate annex that is used as a gym (pelaton bike and weights set up) with sleeping loft, bathroom and mini fridge/sink area.

Orchard with apple and cherry and pear tree and herb garden.

Play area for kids with swings & slide, bell tent set up for the kids, huge trampoline, and playhouse / mud kitchen. Acre of gardens and lawn. Golf net for the golf buffs in the family!

Outdoor seating with parasol and Traeger wood pellet bbq and small wood fired pizza oven.

Countless country walks from the property with a friendly, cosy country pub across the road with large garden and kids play area (and tractor pub crawls on Thursday evenings in the summer). Separate village play area within a few minutes walk.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 king bed

What this place offers

Garden view
Lake view
Dedicated workspace
Free parking on premises
EV charger

Where you’ll be

Reading, South Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

We live in a beautiful Chilterns village in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Countless walks from our front door past fields, horses, sheep, cows. A beautiful country pub 5 minutes walk away, and easy access to CoOp, waitrose, tescos and the rest. Short drive to River Thames and Henley on Thames with a range of restaurants and activities. Oxford is also close with all it has to offer. Reading train station 15 minute drive.

Some local dining highlights include:

We LOVE the Coppa Clubs for dining (and dining with kids) - there are a few locations and our favorites are the one in Streatley and the one in Sonning on Thames. In Henley, the Giggling Squid is delicious, fun Thai (also great with kids). We also love the Hart Street Tavern.

The Bottle & Glass Inn has a Burger Barn which is a lot of fun - exactly what it sounds like, a big barn next to the pub that does delicious burgers of all types

In terms of more grown up dining, Crockers in Henley is fabulous, as is Orwell's in Binfield Heath.

There are so many great pubs too - The Cherry Tree and Crooked Billet in Stoke Row, and AWT's Greyhound are all delicious

Family Days Out:

Wellington Country Park is fabulous! You can definitely spend a day there.

Millets Farm Centre is great with the family.

Stonor Park is excellent and has an amazing "wonder world" playground.

Beale Park - cute little park with animals for the kids

For older kids, Caversham Lakes has a family water park and aqua sports activities

Stand up paddleboarding on the river: "The SUP Life" in Henley

Mill Meadows Playground is right by the water in Henley and there are a few ice cream stands, one right by the river. The River & Rowing Museum is a great inside activity with kids right in Henley. They also have a really lovely cafe for lunch. Depending on the ages of the kids you can also rent a boat for the day which is a lot of fun from Hobbs of Henley.

Legoland at Windsor is about 40 minutes away, and a bit farther afield is Peppa Pig World (an hour and a half at Paultons Park)

The Living Rainforest is close - nice activity with kids (inside)

The Watercolor Cafe in Henley has a really sweet indoor play area for kids

The D2 center in Henley has indoor soft play on weekday mornings

Clivedon House - about 40 minutes away

Blenheim Palace - about 45 minutes away

Oxford is about 40 minutes away and has lots to see - one of our favorites is the Oxford Natural History Museum

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