Hernes Henley-on-Thames Hernes, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 4NT

"Hernes is a fascinating house that twists and turns through the ages - a little Elizabethan here, some Georgian there, and a touch of Victorian and Edwardian for good measure. The same family has lived here for five generations."

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Henley on Thames,Oxfordshire, RG9 4NT
Telephone: 01491 573245
Fax: 01491 574645

Hernes, Reading, Front of House, 11KSet in the heart of the Thames Valley and the Chilterns, Hernes is best reached by motor car (though a branch railway line serves the town and there is a bus service from Reading). It is west of Henley, 8 miles north of Reading (where there is a main line railway station). 8 and 12 miles south of Marlow and High Wycombe respectively, 20 miles east of Oxford and ideally placed for arrivals and departures from Heathrow Airport.

Hernes is a fascinating house thattwists and turns through the ages - a little Elizabethan here, someGeorgian there, and a touch of Victorian and Edwardian for good measure. The same family has lived here for five generations. From the panelled hall with its open fire and pianoyou ramble into the heart of the house. The bedrooms are spacious and welcoming (especially the four poster) and the bathrooms are lovingly equipped. It is a much loved and cherished family home where tradition is treated with respect,particularly the Sunday breakfast of porridge, kedgeree and boiled eggs. Hernes, Reading, Fireplace, 9K

Hernes, Reading, Coat of Arms, 10KExtensive grounds, fields, and parklandsurround Hernes as it is the centre of a working farm. It is uniquelyplaced for taking river trips on the Thames, exploring Oxford, Windsor and Eton, for visiting the local stately houses and gardens or for extended excursions to London, Stratford, Warwick,Bath and the Cotswolds. Hernes is a member of a consortia who specialise in offering unique country house accommodation.

PLACES TO VISIT AND THINGS TO DO within a 30 mile radius

Historic Houses and Buildings
London, Windsor Castle, Eton, College, Doney Court, Stratfield Saye House, Clivedon, Waddesdon, Hughenden, Stonor Park, Mapledurham House, Greys Court, Basildon Park, The Oxford Colleges and Buildings, Blenheim Palace, The Cotswolds.
Hernes, Reading, Garden, 9K

Hampton Court, Kew Gardens, Frogmore, Savill and Valley Gardens, Harcourt Arboretum, Mattocks Roses, Waterperry Gardens and the Oxford University Botanical Gardens.

Museums and Antiques
The Ashmoleum, The Pitts River and Natural History Museums at Oxford. Cogges Manor Farm Museum at Whitney. The River and Rowing Museum at Henley. Wonderful antique shops abound in the Thames Valley and the Chiltern area and we will share their locations with you.

Hernes, Reading, River, 14KRiver, Walking and Golf
You can row, chug or take a pleasure cruise on the famous River Thames Royal Regatta reach. The public right of way known as Pack and Prime (we will explain why) runs through The Hernes Estate and links up with The Thames Path, The Ridgeway and the BBO Nature Reserve and there are many more than ten golf courses to suit all levels within as many miles from Hernes.

Serviced; 3 large double/ twin (one four poster) + en suite or private bathrooms in the Main House. 1 twin w/shower and galleried sitting room in The Shooting Lodge (smaller room).

Self Catering; A delightful cottage which sleeps 2 is available for midweek, weekend or weekly breaks. Details and tariffs on application.

Rooms rates from £97.50 per night for double occupancy, £67.50 for twin rooms used as a single during weekdays.

Rooms are subjected to £30 premium on single night stays at weekends, the Regatta and other Festivals unless a party is booking two or more rooms. There is a minimum stay of two nights over bank holiday weekends. For guests staying four or more nights there is a 5% discount on room rates. Apart from weekends, bank holidays and Festival weekends, there is a reduction on twin rooms used as single rooms but no reduction on double rooms used as single rooms.

Hernes, Reading, Bedroom, 10K

Hernes, Reading, Garden, 14KMeetings/ Receptions
The Shooting Lodge is available for meetings during the day for up to 20 people. It is a NO SMOKING establishment. The grounds may be hired for marquee receptions.

Food and Drink
Excellent local restaurants and pubs within half a mile.
Hernes is closed for Christmas, New Year, Easter and occasionally. It is a non smoking establishment, can only accommodate children over 13 years of age and is unable to receive any sort of pet.

Further Information
To arrange a reservation or for directions contact:

Gillian Ovey

Tel: + 44 (0) 1491 573245
Fax: + 44 (0) 1491 574645
Email: oveyhernes@aol.com
Hernes, Reading, Host, 7K

Hernes,Reading, Divider, 4K

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