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Benetfeld | Luxury Self-Catering Country House Rental | Berkshire

Benetfeld

Binfield, Berkshire, UK

Ablaze against the green and pleasant fields of Berkshire, this large country house and park is as bold on the outside as it is welcoming on the inside. Push through the front door and all is not what it seems; gleaming chandeliers hang above modish furnishings, pop art embellishes the 18th century walls and DJ decks tempt after parties in decadent bedrooms. Experiential, immersive and extraordinary; Benetfeld is no ordinary luxury house rental.

Introduction

Built from the same vivid red bricks which construct the Royal Albert Hall, this eccentric and luxurious country house close to Windsor is the venture of a born artist whose compositions live throughout every room. Grown from military abode to family legacy, personality dazzles around every corner, charisma beams through each floor-to-ceiling window. A true creative and luxury dwelling just an hour from London near chic Ascot and Windsor, whether self-catering or hired with private chefs and staff, guests are sure to leave fizzing with inspiration.

Inside

Heralding the past whilst looking to the future, Benetfeld’s unique collection of objets d’art journeys through the world, taking guests on a ride through some of the globe’s most stirring cultures and events. Even so, calm ensues throughout; the floodlit orangery kitchen makes cooking and informal breakfasts (or cocktails) an affair of beauty, while the enormous ballroom welcomes relaxed togetherness. Sweeping staircases, intricate detail and junglelike house plants; here is a country house where grand repose awaits.

Outside

A sun trap decking surrounded by soaring cedars and ancient oaks invites lazy summer lunches, while shaggy grass across the grounds tempts long siestas and picnics. Just ten miles away, Windsor offers a true taste of Britain; wander the cobbled streets, slowly amble down the banks of the River Thames and take a tour of Windsor Castle’s royal exhibitions. Just over the river, Eton’s Museum of Antiquities will satiate the curiosity of all family members, before heading back home for an al fresco supper under a setting sun.

The Facts

  • SleepsUp to 16 guests
    From £7,500 per week, £5,995 per short break
  • Alternative group optionsUp to 6 or up to 10 guests
  • Bedrooms and bathroomsEight double bedrooms span the first and second floor of Benetfeld. The first floor features two bedrooms with super king-size beds, one of which has an en suite bath and shower room, and one bedroom with king-size bed that shares the family bathroom with handheld shower (also found on this floor). On the second floor, two bedrooms with super king-size beds await (one with en suite bathroom including overhead shower), as well as a further three with double beds; one with en suite bath with shower over, one with en suite shower room. There is a family shower room located on the second floor and a separate WC on the ground floor.
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  • FeaturesPool table, croquet, golf net, gym equipment, yoga mats
  • PetsTwo well-behaved dogs are welcome
    Each pet is charged at £60 per week or part thereof
  • Arrivals and departuresArrival Day: Friday or MondayArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10amTimes may vary due to Covid-19 requirements, please refer to your booking.
  • FamilyBabies and children are very welcome. One travel cot and one highchair are available.
  • PracticalitiesThere is parking for up to ten cars on the private drive. The well-equipped orangery kitchen includes a La Cornue Château vaulted double oven, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, purified alkaline water tap, rice cooker and pasta maker. There is a separate utility room that houses the washing machine and tumble dryer, with a separate WC on the ground floor. Consisting of the central part of the property, the adjoining wings of Benetfeld are separately owned. Due to this, there may be occupants in other parts of the property during your stay. Take care when walking in the garden as the ground can be uneven in places and note it is not fully enclosed. Children and pets should be supervised at all times both inside the house and when in the grounds. Please note, due to the size of the house, the internet loses strength on the first floor and does not reach the second floor; consider it a digital detox at bedtime!
  • Homestay includesWelcome hamper of local goodies, Sonos system, Bang & Olufsen speakers, Apple TV with Netflix and Amazon, Technics vinyl turntables, WiFi, DVDs, Sony soundbar, fluffy bathrobes, logs and kindling to get you started...House book - your property and destination guideDiscover more little luxuries
  • Additional extrasA handpicked selection of unique experiences are available at this property.
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Binfield

Perfectly placed within touching distance of London, Windsor and Ascot, Binfield´s gable ends and ancient inns combine to create a rural, friendly community, while still enabling glimpses of all the city has to offer.

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Binfield

Getting there

  • On the Map Benetfeld is an iconic country house and park in the Berkshire village of Binfield, six miles from Ascot and the M4 and ten from Windsor.
  • By Car 35 miles from London, take the M4 out of the city, following signs for Bracknell and then Binfield.
  • By Train The nearest train station is Bracknell Market St, just under three miles away.
  • By Air Stansted Airport is just half an hours' drive away; Gatwick around an hour and 20 minutes.

From the owner

“The sky glows luminous orange peppered in pink clouds, creating the most magnificent view for breakfast in bed.”

From the owner

The house was originally built in 1775 and is Grade II*. Built by Onesiphorus Elliot, the house passed to different families all who loved, lived and preserved the park. With a home of this nature, we are but keepers for the future generation; we take pride in looking after it to maintain its history.

Over the years Benetfeld has hosted fabulous festivities, restorative retreats, fantastical feasts, creative endeavours, photoshoots and film shoots all followed by a wonderful night’s sleep and delicious brunch.

There is something very special and unique about the atmosphere here; corners for coffee and book reading, communal areas to play games, dance and celebrate as well as formal and casual dining. 

Our home means the world to us. We are a family of artists, filmmakers, scientists, writers, designers and more. We encourage you to become part of the destiny at Benetfeld where we look to create a legacy with like-minded guests.

Anoushka

Owner recommendations

Live like a local, discovering the best hidden gem restaurants, walks and attractions during your holiday in Binfield with an insider’s perspective.

The Stag & Hounds, Binfield
To Do

The Stag & Hounds, Binfield

A cosy local 14th century pub that celebrates the seasons in style; tantalise taste buds with dizzying cocktails, gin Friday´s and a carefully picked wine list. Perfect for enjoying a tipple inside, or out.

Stanlake Park Wine Estate, Twyford
To Do

Stanlake Park Wine Estate, Twyford

Partake in a tour, learn about the English wine trade and of course, sip the good stuff in the sunny walled garden without a care in the world on a balmy summer afternoon. The deli boards are not to be missed.

The Waterside Inn, Bray
To Eat

The Waterside Inn, Bray

A three Michelin starred restaurant which has perfected the art of classical French cuisine on the banks of the River Thames. "Our favourite moment is when you have a petit four, coffee and digestif on the decking by the riverside," say Benetfeld´s owners.

Windsor
To See

Windsor

Not just for the castle itself, but for its royal atmosphere which permeates through every winding alleyway or riverside bar. For the best view of Windsor and Eton, hop on a boat which floats along the Thames .

Unique extras

Enhance your stay with a unique experience from one of our preferred suppliers. From professional in-house chefs to luxury at-home spa therapists and wine delivered to the door, see what’s on offer for your bespoke escape.

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