The Copse

The Copse, Mill Lane, Oxfordshire, RG4 9HA
5 (4 Reviews)
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About The Copse

The Copse is a glorious house high in the Chiltern Hills, close to Henley-on-Thames in Oxfordshire. It’s set in 22 acres, and has views of woodland and wild-flower meadows. 

We are offering our house at £1600 per weekend instead of £3000 to reflect guest numbers reduced to six. In addition, the whole house will be included so six individuals can book as a group. You do not have to be couples. If rules change in the interim you can, of course, pay extra to increase your numbers.

The house sleeps up to 20 guests in 9 bedrooms with 6 bathrooms. Three of the bedrooms are on the ground floor towards the back of the house (one of which is a super-king), and they share two bathrooms. Four of the bedrooms are on the first floor of the main house, two of which are en-suite (one of them has a balcony, over-looking the gardens). The remaining two bedrooms are ideal for young families, as one of the rooms has a super-king and a single, with a double next door. They both share a large en-suite, with access through one of the bedrooms. The larger bedroom opens onto a balcony.

The remaining two bedrooms are on the upper floor of the barn. There are two double beds and two single beds, sharing a single shower room with a loo. Excellent place to stash nocturnal teenagers. 

Downstairs in the main house, there is a farmhouse kitchen and a further smaller kitchen to help make cooking (and washing up) that little bit easier. The kitchens lead into a large family sitting and dining space, over-looking the terrace. The family room has Sky and Netflix, plus a large screen to watch them on.

There is a separate, more formal dining room, seating up to twenty with polite elbow-room. Across the courtyard from the dining room, is the cinema room, which has proper green-velvet cinema seats, complete with cup holders for popcorn, and a huge cinema screen. The barn has a pool table and table tennis, and can be set up to seat 40 guests. 

The Copse overlooks its own pond, and a stream winds merrily through the garden. There is a sunken hot tub on the terrace outside the family room, and a BBQ. Further down the garden is an Arctic Hut, with cosy seating around an open fire. The perfect place for toasting marshmallows and whispering secrets. 

 Edmund’s Choice of Extraordinary Feature

“The Copse is remarkable for its sense of serenity. It really is the sort of house to gather with friends for the weekend, cook some good food, let the kids unwind and just let the peace of the place do its work.”

About the Location

The Copse is in the Chilterns, in South Oxfordshire, about 40 minutes from London by train. The nearest station is Reading, about 15 minutes’ taxi drive from the house. 

Things To Do

The house is set on 22 acres of its own land, with paths to explore the woodland and secret hollows. There’s lots to do on the Chiltern Hills (which is an Area of Outstanding Beauty), including bicycle trails and walking.

There’s a great local pub near to the house, The Packhorse, which has a gentle circular walk leading around Chazey Heath, and back to the pub. 

Oxford is about half an hour’s drive away (or you could use a park and ride), and there are lots of lovely Oxfordshire market towns nearby, for antique-hunting and afternoon tea. Henley on Thames is about fifteen minutes’ drive away, and makes a great day out if you hire a rowing boat and take a picnic. 

Weddings

Please contact the house for further information and wedding costs, as the hire of Wedding spaces and equipment is in addition to the hire of the house and varies from £1,500 to £12,000 depending on dates and guest numbers. VAT included in these rates.

 

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From 23/12/2020 until 28/12/2020 for £9,000

From 31/12/2020 until 03/01/2021 for £6,000

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We had the most wonderful experience from start to finish at The Copse and couldn’t be happier that we had our wedding there. The entire setting from the house, courtyard, grill cabin, barn, pavilion and surrounding gardens gives this location such a uniquely relaxed, personal and intimate atmosphere. We had chosen for a Scandinavian mid-summer theme with lots of flowers and entertainment such as garden games and portrait paintings taking place at different locations around the venue which worked really well. The house was well equipped if you are planning a self-catered event as it has large ovens and a lot of fridge space. This was crucial for us as we wanted to cook most of the food for lunch and dinner ourselves together with a hired chef. The owner Penny was absolutely lovely and made our experience at The Copse feel so personal from day one. The house manager Kelly was also very supportive answering all our questions, offering advice and helped to arrange waiting staff and a babysitter. We would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a scenic countryside location for any type of celebration or event.

We are not the most organised couple but knew that we wanted at least an overnight stay and celebration when we married, but could not find anywhere remotely possible. We had been searching for three years with no luck. Then we found The Copse! Nothing to organise as it’s all there, so once guests had parked we went from ceremony with the Registrar to lots of lovely pizza served in the garden and then onto DJ and dancing. It could not have been more fun, easier or more relaxed. The guests loved it, family was in awe that we had finally married and in such spectacular style. In the end we stayed three nights and four days. Highly, highly recommended as the absolute right way to a uniquely personal, special, memorable wedding. The team at The Copse are true magicians, only there when you need them. Book it now before it’s too late as you won’t find anywhere else like it.

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