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Croquet in the garden

Sleeping twelve, Marseilles House is terribly English, in a terribly English place, where the coxless fours sweep along the Thames beneath Henley Bridge. Play croquet in the garden, enjoy a riverside pub lunch or a potter around the tearooms. Bring your friends and family, bring your dog, bring a sense of freedom and fun.

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Terribly, terribly English

Despite its French name and love of old armoires, Marseilles House is terribly English, in a terribly English place. Against a backdrop of the Chiltern Hills, the coxless fours sweep noiselessly along the Thames beneath Henley Bridge. Willows weep into the water and the ducks and swans hold their own river regatta.

Sleeping twelve in four bedrooms, Marseilles House sits minding its own business down a quiet country lane, perfect for a riverside pub lunch or a potter around the tearooms and quirky independents that dot the town. Bring your friends and family, bring your dog, bring a sense of freedom and fun.

The Englishness at Marseilles House peaks in the garden, perfect for croquet in the sunshine as you turn your barbie burgers. Inside, get the family together around the flatscreen TV (bring your passwords), post your images onto social media with the Zoom Wi-Fi, burn the logs, read the books. Chill.

Marseilles House is where tranquility and serenity meet practicality. It’s the family bolthole that invites you to do as much or as little as you please. Make memories being together in the garden, slip apart as you please, wander the river, call up our private chefs or home pampering. Don’t say you haven’t earned it.

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Gardens and grounds

At Marseilles House, the excitement builds as you make your way up the long, gravelled driveway and the house’s majesty and grandeur become apparent. The planting’s beautiful and the white walls are majestic.

It’s a charming home, but the large garden might enchant you the most. Stay out there all day long in the sunshine, clack the croquet balls around and turn your burgers on the gas barbecue.

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Living spaces

Inside Marseilles House, serenity and tranquility reign. This is a place to get together with people who matter, natter, catch up and switch off. This is a beautiful space and a unique one that successfully combines the home’s historic charm with a raft of sensitive modern touches.

The main living room is a great sociable space, but you’ve got nooks and crannies too for slipping apart with music and a book. Bring your passwords to stream Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. Load up on logs to keep the fire burning and the conversation flowing all evening. Feed your social media with photos on the Zoom Wi-Fi.

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Cooking and dining

Marseilles House marries traditional features with contemporary conveniences and the modern kitchen is the perfect example. It comes with table and chairs for casual breakfasting, two electric ovens, large fridge-freezer, dishwasher, coffee machine and plenty of work surfaces for preparing meals.

Prefer to be waited on than wait for pans to boil? Call up Dineindulge or Côte at Home for a private-chef experience spanning everything from starters, mains and desserts to picnics and barbecues. Up for a takeaway or two? Giggling Squid, Spice Merchant and Kings Road Chippy are on hand.

Pop out for good grub at places like The Bull on Bell Street, a pub packed full of rich history, or Villa Marina, a traditional Italian serving modern fare near the river. Or perhaps you’d prefer crisp Cornish cod or Stokes Marsh chateaubriand at Crockers Henley.

Come in summer and dive face first into Eat! – a great foodie festival with live music. Or get fancy and head out to Orwell’s at Shiplake. Run by two Michelin-starred chefs, this is a sustainable dream. More than 75% of the fruit and veg is grown on site, they use local meat and keep bees for the honey they use in cocktails and desserts.

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Bedrooms

Marseilles House sleeps twelve in four tastefully presented bedrooms, with four double beds and four singles. You’ll share two bathrooms with a range of showers, baths and toilets, all finished tastefully.

All bedrooms at this house can sleep three with a double and single bed found in each.

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Children welcome

For some children, the only thing better than a holiday is being able to bring everyone along with you. With space for twelve plus dog, and plenty of family flexibility, Marseilles House is a multigenerational gem. Four bedrooms, one with zip-and-link capability, two futons and two bathrooms should keep everyone happy.

But onto the fun. There’s a lot of house to explore here plus a charming garden complete with plenty of seating, so you can watch the kids let off steam. Bring your balls, bat, frisbee: space isn’t an issue. Or simply supervise a little croquet while you pour your next G&T.

Indoors, the social spaces invite you to be a bit relaxed about bedtime. There are no school nights here. Stay up late with cards and charades around the squishy sofas with the logs keeping you toasty. Or bring your Netflix and Amazon Prime logins for popcorn-fuelled fun. Fast Wi-Fi comes care of Zoom.

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What people say

What people say

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Looovvveeed this house. The location is sensational, and the inside was absolutely perfect for us. A wonderful stay and would happily revisit. - Hannah
Wonderful house in the heart of Henley. A great base for the family to explore from. - Victoria
We loved our 3 nights at Marseilles House. It’s in a great location, with excellent bars and restaurants within walking distance, good shopping, and lovely walks. It is very comfortable, well managed and well equipped. - Susan
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Get pampered on site

Tackle the tree-lined holes at Badgemore Golf. Get pampered without leaving the house with Glo Pamper. Shop the Tudor-style galleries, antique shops and quirky independents of Henley. Enjoy a heritage train ride with the Cholsey and Wallingford Railway. Or meet all the great apes at Twycross Zoo.

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