The Garden in summer, the Thames is at the bottom.
Modern flat on Thames in c17 house
Hosted by Glenn
Glenn is the host.
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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The space

Uniquely, it's a spacious modern apartment in a c17 Grade 2 listed property. Very private but in the middle of Caversham, the part of Reading north of the River Thames.

You'll have full use of the garden, jetty and balcony . We have a 150 foot long Island as well ...if want to watch the sun set over the river.

Outside car parking is available within the property.

Our lovely cleaner Sarah will do washing, ironing and housework for you by separate negotiation. She's a native and knows everybody and everything.

As much or as little as you want. We are very enthusiastic about where we live. We give Architectural trips around Reading, Henry I is buried here. You are welcome to join us in the garden for cocktails as well.

On the other hand it's a great place if you just want anonymity, peace and quiet.

We are in Central Caversham. Everything is walkable. Waitrose, pubs, restaurants. Caversham has a village atmosphere and is the best residential part of Reading. The Station is 7 mins walk and nonstop trains to London Paddington take 23 mins. Heathrow is 25 mins drive out of rush hour. Reading itself is 10 mins walk and is the vibrant heart of the Thames Valley. It has all major stores and many shopping malls. Reading FC play at the MadStad. They are in the Championship currently. There is a very robust music scene and excellent shows every week at the Hexagon.

Mainline train Station 10 mins. Heathrow 25 mins. Buses on the doorstep. Easy access by train bus or car to London 45 miles, Oxford 26 miles, Ascot 12 miles, Henley 8 miles, Basingstoke 15 miles. M4 ( the main highway west out of London to Bristol) access from junctions 10,11 and 12.

We are very keen to share the things we love about living here and run the following activities:-

MTB or road cycle trips in the Chilterns which is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty ( AONB). This is a range of wooded hills on our door step with some surprisingly steep and spikey climbs. We can do anything between a Sunday dawdle to an 80 miler.

We own a 1953 Andrews Slipper launch and its moored at the bottom of the garden and do visits to the royal Regatta at Henley or your own trip with a decent bottle of fizz.

Architectural and historic visits in and around Reading. The town hall is by Waterhouse, RC church by Pugin, Butter Market Gilbert Scott. Remains of Henry I in the Abbey ruins. Kennet and Avon canal from Bristol joins Thames in Reading. Excellent towpath walks. We are happy to accommodate and change to what ever suits.

Guest access

Garden, Island and riverside

Interaction with guests

As much or as little as you want

Other things to note

We welcome all sorts of people


Amenities
Kitchen
Internet
TV
Essentials

Prices
Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $68 NZD
Weekly Discount: 10%
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House Rules

Shoes off, no smoking, no pets, unsuitable for children.

Whilst the flat is separate it is part of the house and has a shared front door.

Mutual respect of each other's privacy is expected as is reasonable attention to noise levels.


Cancellations

Safety features
Smoke detector

Availability
3 nights minimum stay

9 Reviews

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Nicky User Profile
July 2017
Sandy and I loved the flat. Clean, spacious, safe with delightful hosts! Simply perfect for our week of running to and from the Henley Royal Regatta. Your beautiful garden/verandah is such an oasis from the busyness just outside the gates.... loved the restaurants, especially the Thai, just on your doorstep! Thank you, Glenn - hope to stay again! Nicky

Matt User Profile
May 2017
Very nice apartment, the location was excellent and the hosts were more than accommodating. We really enjoyed our stay.

Paul User Profile
July 2016
Fantastic apartment in a great location. The garden and island are most tranquil. Glenn and Christine were great hosts - not overbearing and made sure we had everything we needed. We will return ...!

Graham User Profile
May 2016
An exceptional apartment in a beautiful historic building with easy access to the town centre and superb restaurants close at hand. Very well equipped including high speed internet. Glenn and Chris were very kind, considerate hosts and it was an absolute pleasure to spend time in their flat.

Chris User Profile
September 2015
The host canceled this reservation 357 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Robert User Profile
September 2015
Communication was great with questions answered almost straight away. The welcome was warm and the flat as described but with a very comfortable bed and great monsoon shower. Glenn and Chris were the perfect hosts throughout and did what they could to make me and my friend feel at home. We even had a boat trip along the river. I don't hesitate in giving the accommodation and hosts five stars. I hope to return next year.

Mary User Profile
August 2015
The apartment is as per description and is excellent. Location is very convenient and of course Reading/Caversham is very convenient to visit London by rail, a train every 30 mins Chris and Glenn are 'lovely' people and very helpful

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Glenn User Profile

active, enthusiastic.
5 things I can't live without? Music, beer, welding equipment, stimulating company, boats and motorcycles, gardens, chain saws, jokes, skiing, boxed sets of TV series, tidiness, holidays and visits to other countries, my mates, all day opening hours

Languages: English, Español, Français
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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