The Copse is an exceptional estate offering significant accommodation and leisure facilities. Surrounded by countryside, The Copse offers peace and tranquillity just 10 minutes from Reading Crossrail station.
The main house sits atop the land with views over the valley beyond. Surrounded by gardens, a pond and terraces the weathered wood house has a cottage feel yet offers significant living space. The large entrance hall leads to the living space and guest suite.
The living space includes a gorgeous triple aspect sitting room with open fire, balcony overlooking the pond and access to the side terrace and decking beyond. Alongside the sitting room is a large dining room comfortably seating 14. Together with the sitting room, this area creates an ideal conjoined entertaining space.
The kitchen/living room serves as the ‘day room’ in the house. The kitchen features an island, an Aga and a glass fronted nook, ideal as a play area, office or craft room. The kitchen opens onto the living space with a feature fireplace, doors onto the side terrace and access to the large staff kitchen and utility room, ideal for catered entertaining.
Over to the ground floor guest wing, this space would work perfectly as an annexe, teenager’s suite or even as the main suite if desired.
The beautiful main bedroom (bed 4 on the floorplan) is exceptionally large with a vaulted ceiling and doors opening onto the secret garden. This room has a quiet feel away from the hubbub of the living area. In addition, this suite has two further bedrooms and two bathrooms. These bedrooms could easily be repurposed to create an independent annexe.
Alongside the guest suite there’s a luxurious cinema with seating for 14 in tiered velvet chairs. The cinema provides the perfect space for a special night in at home for family and guests.
Outside there is parking for up to 6 cars, a large terrace leading to the entrance hall, decking with a bar area overlooking the natural pond and a smaller decked area with a hot tub and views over the valley. Together these offer significant space for entertaining and relaxing, making the most of the fabulous setting and clean country air.
The Lodge is a stunning property with a light, airy feel and gorgeous views over the fields. The entrance hall opens onto a large, triple aspect vaulted living room. This room has a wonderful calm feeling during the day and feels cosy of an evening with the wood burning stove roaring.
The open plan kitchen/dining room is generously sized with space to comfortably seat 10. There’s a seating area and office corner overlooking the fields.
The main bathroom is a real masterpiece! This 200 sq ft room features a large central bath tub, separate double shower and twin sinks. There are tropical décor touches that give this room a truly luxurious feel.
Upstairs there are 3 double bedrooms with garden views. The primary suite has full length windows with a beautiful view and an en-suite shower room.
The lower ground floor has several large storage rooms totalling nearly 500 sq ft.
Outside there are two terraces, the larger of which has a wonderful outlook over the fields beyond. There is parking for up to 4 cars.
The Barn is an incredibly versatile building. The ground floor is open plan with a mirrored wall (ideal for a gym), plenty of space for desks (if required as an office) and a bespoke ceiling mounted sound system (if required for parties and entertaining). The partitioned bar area complements the main space and gives further flexibility for multi-use of this building.
The bar area opens onto a covered porch area overlooking the secret garden. Finally there are two W.C.s, ideal if using this space for entertaining.
Upstairs there’s an apartment with a living room, bedroom and shower room, ideal for staff.
The stables sit below The Lodge and open onto a Martin Collins manège and then the paddocks beyond.
The grounds have been cleverly apportioned to provide a beautiful outlook from both houses, with ample space for entertaining and quiet corners for peace and solitude. Traversing a valley, the paddocks provide ample space for horses to graze and children to play.
The natural pond by the main house is a haven for wildlife, attracting ducks, dragonfly and birds.
The secret garden is tucked between the main house and The Barn, with a fire cabin in the top corner. The fire cabin comfortably seats 10 around a central fire, ideal for BBQs, roasting marshmallows or simply a cosy ‘evening out at home’.
The secret garden has chandeliers hanging in the trees, perfect for evening parties and access to the bar and facilities in the The Barn.
The estate is gated with a tarmac driveway leading from a quiet, country lane.
The Copse has a House Manager who helps maintain the estate and may be available to work for the new owners should they wish.
Kidmore End is a pretty village in the Chiltern Hills, to the north of Caversham.
Popular with commuters for its peace and tranquillity, there are excellent countryside walks on the doorstep and several highly rated pubs and restaurants nearby including The Packhorse at the end of the garden and Antony Worral Thompson’s The Greyhound.
Within a few miles drive along country lanes are Henley-on-Thames, Goring, Pangbourne and Reading with riverside dining, shopping centres for every taste and excellent transport links.
London is easily reachable by Crossrail train, it’s less than 45 minutes from the front door to Paddington which makes this area very popular with commuters who crave space, peace and quiet in their spare time.