We will meet again...

Dear Guests,

It is a fine day at the Handywater Cottage but what a strange time to gaze upon empty rooms.

I sincerely hope that you and your loved ones are well. On behalf of the Handywater Cottage  team, I would like to express our gratitude to our keyworkers and National Health Service for their hard work to keep us safe during this pandemic.

Whilst our closure was only right, we dearly miss the gentle hum of life throughout the hotel. It is our great privilege to host the highlights of life: your holidays, anniversaries, celebrations of every kind. So, we will leave no stone unturned in our efforts to resume this privilege in the safest manner.

With this in mind, we are cautiously optimistic that the Government’s ‘roadmap’ of the first steps to the easing of lockdown marks a turning point. We are closely monitoring their updates with a view to reopening as soon as it is safe to do so. We plan to reopen on the 12th April  and we are now taking bookings from this date. All bookings are 100% refundable, please book with confidence.

As ever, your safety and comfort are our priority. You can expect the highest standards of cleanliness and impeccable service from our team. We are all taking social distancing measures extremely seriously. With that said, many measures were already in place at the Handywater Cottage, where social distancing is part of our ethos. We believe true hospitality to be about providing you, our guest, with the space and time you need to enjoy yourself on your own terms.

Our location has an abundance of natural space. Henley in the summer has a gentle, unspoilt charm. From the beautiful woodlands and walks, to the town’s greenbelt which encompasses over 100 square miles of resplendent AONB countryside.

If you are looking for high quality hospitality with a wonderfully relaxed ambience, come and stay. In our service we are attentive but unobtrusive. Fellow guests are likeminded, and our communal areas are known for being convivial. Then again, the Cottage is designed so that every party can enjoy their own space. We will serve you individually and are fortunate to have our patio and terrace, where each table enjoys a dazzling valley view.

It will soon be time to toast the finer things, and savour golden days: those that we wish we could lock down forever.

For 4 years Handywater Cottage has been a safe refuge and a summer’s hot spot. We cannot wait to welcome you to our fourth season, very soon.

With my Kindest Wishes

Natalie Johnson
Managing Director

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  • Luxury Bed and Breakfast
  • Secure parking behind electric gates
  • Hypnos king size bed in every room
  • Luxury bedding and towels
  • Ensuite bathrooms with large area showers with rain drop heads
  • Wi-fi, TV. RJ45 sockets
  • Hybrid vehicle charging station


Guest Comments

10/10 for us as v experienced B and B/self catering guests. Everything! Excellent hosts; beautiful room; v comfortable and v clean. Location only 1 mile from Henley; beautiful gardens; Natalie a ...

Karen , (GB), Booking.com, Reservation Number 2455827651
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