Complimentary transport is available to the Nettlebed showrooms from rail stations, London airports, hotels and residences. To book, call 01491 641115.
Helicopter landing facilities nearby.
Our flagship showrooms are in the traditional English village of Nettlebed, which is situated just outside Henley on Thames. Here we have showcased the largest stock collection of antique style reproduction furniture and traditional sofas in Oxfordshire. These are our original showrooms, and we have been based here for nearly forty years. The showrooms comprise of over thirty six rooms of replica furniture, all set out in attractive and inspirational room displays.
Our showrooms are arranged between four attractive period properties. Facing the street, there is one Georgian period private residence where we showcase the majority of our Georgian and Regency style mahogany and walnut reproduction furniture. Adjoining this building are two original village shops; one was the baker’s shop and the other the Army & Navy Stores. In these buildings, we have a mix of classical reproduction furniture and traditional English sofas and chairs.
At the back of the showrooms are another three buildings. The first houses antique style office furnishings such as mahogany pedestal desks, bookcases and period style filing cabinets as well as a variety of leather upholstered swivel desk chairs. The second showroom in the gardens was the original town bakery, where the bread was baked to sell in the shop. Visitors can still see the original oven in situ. This building houses our collection of period style oak furniture, where we have a huge variety of stock including oak refectory dining tables, traditional glazed breakfront bookcases, sideboards, dining chairs as well as many pieces of oak occasional furniture displayed alongside period lamps, original hand painted oil paintings and solid mahogany hand carved gilt mirrors. Through the garden again, where we have a display of traditional style carved marble garden features, is another small showroom where we have a display of traditional style mahogany dining furniture.
This picturesque location is an ideal location for avid historians, walkers and sightseers. The focal point of Nettlebed is the high street on which Brights’ showrooms are situated along with the village church and its tower which dates back to Norman times and many quaint, grade-2 listed houses.
Among the many charmingly unspoilt sights to see in Nettlebed, visitors can see the clay pits which helped establish the village as one of the country’s most important pottery and brickmaking centres from the 14th century onwards, the walking paths along the ridgeway and Nettlebed Estates (still owned by the Fleming family of James Bond fame as they have been since 1903) and the Warburg Nature Reserve. With so much history attached to the village, it comes as no surprise that Nettlebed is brimming with local legend.
Today, guests are encouraged to stay at The White Hart - conveniently located directly next door to Brights of Nettlebed. Still maintaining its warm, traditional atmosphere since it was first opened in the 14th-century, this classic country inn is the ideal accommodation for anyone visiting the Brights of Nettlebed showrooms.
Nettlebed can be reached by car from London in around 50 minutes. Alternatively, we can arrange private transport from Reading Station or central London.