Festivities, film shoots and feasts 

By Kylie MacKenzie

This grand English country house and park rental in the Berkshires is, by all accounts, quite extraordinary. Owned by a family of artists, scientists, writers and filmmakers, Benetfeld is referred to by the listing agents as an experimental and immersive space—both bold on the outside and welcoming on the inside.

 

Gleaming chandeliers hang above modish style furnishings, pop art embellishes 18th Century walls and communal spaces call out to guests wanting to host book readings, creative endeavours, dances, weekend retreats or formal celebrations.

Within touching distance of London, Windsor and Ascot, the house was built in 1775 by Onesiphorus Elliot. There are eight double bedrooms on the first and second floor (for up to 16 guests), a well-equipped orangery kitchen with a La Cornue Chateau vaulted double oven and parking for 10 cars on the private drive. Weekly self-catered rates from 5,995 (British pounds) includes a welcome food hamper and kindling to start the fire. Babies, children and well-behaved pets are welcome!

 

 

uniquehomestays.com

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on whatsapp
Share on email

Get our newsletter

Get monthly updates with unique HomeFront updates and stay up to date with tips and trends

The devil is in the details

From yachts and jet interiors to exquisite furnishings…Homefront joins mother and daughter team, Joana and Marta Aranha in their Lisbon studio to hear more about their dynamic partnership and the work they’ve done globally.   Q) You’re invited to work

What the world needs now…is cleaner dishes

By Mark Eglington When it comes to washing and drying everyday dishes alongside your cherished crystal, finest china and hard-working pots and pans, here are a few of my insider tips for selecting a European dishwasher that’s both energy efficient

Festivities, film shoots and feasts 

By Kylie MacKenzie This grand English country house and park rental in the Berkshires is, by all accounts, quite extraordinary. Owned by a family of artists, scientists, writers and filmmakers, Benetfeld is referred to by the listing agents as an

What the world needs now…is cleaner dishes

By Mark Eglington When it comes to washing and drying everyday dishes alongside your cherished crystal, finest china and hard-working pots and pans, here are a few of my insider tips for selecting a European dishwasher that’s both energy efficient

Favourite Things

Gone goating Spanning almost 50 acres, the farm at COMO Laucala Island is an impressive testament to providing guests wiith local and seasonal produce. comohotels.com   Beauty amidst turmoil Ukrainian paper artist Eugenia Zoloto is making art again, amidst the

Liquid Assets. Get ready to cozy up

Greek goddess Home comforts are given a modern feel with this sleek space boasting the La Greca print. The soft and comfy cotton bathrobe add to the indulgent feel. versace.com   5 Tips to get the look: 1) Cuddle up