River Arts Club

Berkshire, England

Prices from £3.550 per night
Sleeps 25 people

River Arts Club stands majestically on the banks of the River Thames, a stunning Grade II listed Victorian mansion with beautiful landscaped gardens, private river frontage and its own private mooring. The house is just minutes from the foodie capital of England, Bray, with two of the UK’s three Michelin star restaurants The Waterside Inn and The Fat Duck, and is perfectly placed to explore this beautiful region yet offers superb accessibility from central London. You will find luxurious accommodation coupled with amazing attention to detail, with beautiful artwork throughout and stunning interiors, this is a house for enjoying the finer things in life. River Arts Club is a truly unique home in this most prestigious of locations, perfect for indulging, relaxing, or celebrating with a completely bespoke, flexible service.

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Cosy fireplaces at The River Arts Club


The origins of River Arts Club date back to 1892, when the Victorian mansion “Oldfields” was built as the Guards Club for the Grenadiers Guards at Windsor Castle. The property subsequently became a riverside gentleman’s residence, before eventually becoming the home of Mr Henry Reitlinger, a well-known art collector. The house was filled with beautiful artwork, and upon Mr Reitlinger’s death in 1950, his daughter converted the house into a museum, to allow the continued enjoyment of the collection so carefully curated by her father.

Beautiful bedroom suite with fireplace at The River Arts Club


The large gates lead through to the beautiful garden, which is laid mainly to lawn with pretty flower beds and a large terrace perfect for al fresco dining. The gardens sweep down to the river with its own private river frontage and a private mooring, along with a lovely decked pavilion overlooking the water.

Guests have the complimentary use of Ophelia during their stay, a beautiful boat to seat up to 7 guests, offering an idyllic cruise down the Thames with a glass of chilled champagne.

The River Arts Club gallery


Explore photographs of The River Arts Club here, with a selection of images showing the exterior, interior rooms and bedrooms, along with the grounds and setting of this truly beautiful property.

Beautiful views over the river Thames


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One of the beautiful bedroom suites at The River Arts Club


  • Free wireless internet access with Wi-Fi boosters
  • Private boat to seat 7 people
  • Private river frontage and moorings
  • Canoes and paddleboards
  • Outdoor dining facilities
  • Working fireplaces

Take your own boat down the Thames to a Michelin Starred restaurant

Services & Activities

We can arrange a wide variety of additional services at River Arts Club:

  • Private chef/catering
  • Staff
  • Spa/beauty treatments
  • Boat trips/Rowing
  • Water Skiing/Wakeboarding
  • Sailing and Windsurfing

The River Arts Club is right on the beautiful river Thames

In the area

River Arts Club is set on the River Thames in a beautiful private estate near both Bray and Maidenhead Taplow in Berkshire, just 27 miles from Central London with excellent transport links. The national motorway network is easily accessible with the M4 within seven minutes’ drive from the property. Central London is 45 minutes away by car, or trains from London Paddington to nearby Taplow Station or Maidenhead Station (both just one mile away) take as little as 21 minutes.

The amazing lounge of The River Arts Club


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Elysian's Review

The River Arts Club is a gorgeous property in an enviable location, set right on the river and close to many divine restaurants, and makes the perfect choice for those looking to escape the city and enjoy beautiful surroundings, good food and good company, without having to travel for hours. The stunning interiors are more reminiscent of a boutique hotel than a home, with quirky touches and amazing artwork, there is something very special about this property!

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