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Benetfeld | Luxury Self-Catering Country House Rental | Berkshire


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 patchwork quilts counterbalance kenspeckle electric guitars. Experiential, immersive and extraordinary; Benetfeld is no ordinary luxury house rental.

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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.


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.


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 £7,995 per week, £7,795 per short break
  • Alternative group optionUp to 6 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. A swim spa will be available for all bookings after June 1st (8m x 3m)
  • PetsTwo well-behaved dogs are welcome, or three on prior request
    Each pet is charged at £60 per week or part thereof
  • Arrivals and departuresArrival Day: Friday or MondayArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10am
  • 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 occupied. Due to this, other parts of the property may be in use during your stay. Due to the tranquil setting, bands and amplified music are not permitted. 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! Should you wish to host additional day guests during your stay, a venue hire fee will be applied to your booking. Please enquire for further details.
  • Homestay includesWelcome hamper of local goodies, Sonos system, Bang & Olufsen speakers, Smart TV with apps such as Netflix and Prime Video, WiFi, DVDs, Sony soundbar, fluffy bathrobes, logs and kindling to get you started...House book - your property and destination guideDiscover more little luxuries
  • Private cateringDiscover your options for private dining and fully catered breaks.
  • Additional extrasA handpicked selection of unique experiences are available at this property.
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Spend together mornings in the orangery kitchen
The sweeping staircase leads up to eight luxurious bedrooms

Prices & Availability

Please note, availability for this property is to be confirmed by Unique Homestays on receipt of your enquiry


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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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.


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.


To See


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 .

Guest Testimonials

An absolutely stunning house, and the Christmas decorations and birthday welcome gifts were hugely appreciated. The decorations, artwork and trinkets all over the house made it feel very homely and characterful. Overall, the property was extremely well presented and exceeded our expectations. Please send my thanks to the owner for such a wonderful stay. We had an amazing time and the house and grounds were beautiful.

Benetfeld is absolutely stunning. The combination of the immense historic building and the contemporary interiors is a wow factor. Every room is different, making the house so exciting to explore. The owner is very welcoming and you get the feeling that you are in a family place where lots of great memories have been made; it invites you to make your own. The owners went out of their way to decorate the whole house for Christmas early in time for our stay. There aren´t enough words to cover all the fabulous things about this house, we had a magical time here and we hope we get to return.

We were on the search for a larger property and Benetfeld was able to offer just that for our family new year celebration. The location is lovely and the owner is great; so helpful and there for anything we needed.

Benetfeld is a very lovely, cosy property. We were very happy to be indoors with our friends. The bedrooms are beautifully decorated, filled with wonderful pieces of art, trinkets and books and the bedding so very comfortable. The house is so warm and welcoming and Anoushka ensured we were very happy and settled. We didn’t leave the house! It´s perfect and ticked all the boxes for what we wanted. We leave Benetfeld very happy indeed!

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.


Below are a selection of features in which Benetfeld and Unique Homestays has appeared. If you would like to feature the property in an editorial capacity, please contact the marketing team on +44 (0)1637 882014.

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