The Old School house is a stylish and luxurious period cottage in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Located 10 mins from the historic town of Henley-on-Thames in the village of Highmoor, just 1 hr from London and 30 mins from Oxford. Newly renovated to the highest standard, it boasts wonderful facilities: superbly equipped kitchen, 5 star bedding, beautifully appointed bathrooms, spacious entertaining space, stunning art collection. A charming local pub within 100 metres.
This beautifully renovated property mixes contemporary art with decorative antiques and vintage items to present a stylish and homely interior.
Small entrance hall with rustic French earthenware ceramics and a large coat cupboard.
Very spacious with twin sofas to comfortably seat 8/9 guests. There is a TV (terrestrial only), music dock and a working fireplace (logs provided).
Long refrectory table to seat 10. Separate larder off dining room with drinks fridge.
Sofa (which converts to sofa bed), TV, desk with a lovely view onto the garden through French windows. This cosy room can double up as a study, children's playroom/ TV room or become the perfect bedroom for a guest.
Fully equipped with washing machine, tumble dryer, ironing board, iron, clothes horse. All newly purchased.
Fully equipped to the highest standard with electric Aga, microwave, oven, Nespresso machine, electric whisk, scales, all manner of pans, casserole dishes, serving platters and baking equipment.
Breakfast room: off the kitchen there is a table that seats 8 for casual dining
King bed and plenty of wardrobe space, beautiful en suite bathroom
Bedroom 2: The trunk room has lots of character with antique trunks as bedside tables, leather bound books, leather club chair and an ensuite bathroom.
Bedroom 3: Bunk room
Bedroom 4: This room has a French vibe with a beautiful French bed and tapestry fabric on the upholstered chair.
The bunk room and bedroom 4 share the family shower room which has a stunning double sized shower.
This is an independent property rented for self catering in its entirety so all areas are available to guests
Any problems and the host will be available to answer your queries throughout your stay.
On the doorstep:
The Rising Sun is a charming local pub less than 100 metres away. The Crooked Billet in Stoke Row is very atmospheric and provides a more gastronomic menu.
There is a lovely interiors shop called Life in Nettlebed and a coffee shop / deli called the Field Kitchen which will also takes orders for outside catering.
As an area of outstanding natural beauty and there are some wonderful walks all around. It is also the perfect topography for keen cyclists.
10 minutes away:
Boats of all sizes and canoes can be hired from Hobbs of Henley or simply walk along the tow paths to enjoy the river. The River and Rowing Museum in Henley is also worth a visit and has an interesting exhibition programme.
For those looking for entertainment for young children, Stonor Park has a wonderful adventure playground.
There is a Tesco superstore and Waitrose in Henley.
There are also lovely local shops in both Henley and 25 minutes away in Marlow with Reading just 20 minutes away and Bicester Village Retail Park only 35 minutes away for the really keen shopper.
You will find a train station in Henley-on-Thames which is 10 minutes drive away. For faster more frequent trains see Reading (15 mins), Maidenhead (25 mins) and High Wycombe (25 mins).
Chiltern cars provide a good local taxi service.Get the full listing »