Arthaus Berkshire


The River Arts Club is a magnificent Victorian Grade II listed riverside mansion nestled on the banks of the river Thames, with beautifully landscaped gardens sweeping down to our private river frontage and mooring. Zoe and Nabil undertook extensive renovation works to convert this home into a luxury guest house, taking great care not to lose any of the beauty and charm of the original building. The result is a much beloved grande dame of British guest houses.


The thirteen rooms include majestic suites with working wood fireplaces and large bay windows offering sweeping views of the river. All of our rooms are decorated to reflect an updated Victorian esthetic in keeping with the spirit and essence of the building, whilst offering the highest standards of modern comfort. As in all our Arthaus properties Art is central to the experience and can be enjoyed in the public areas as well as in the bedrooms. The Club is home to a large collection of mainly South American art.


The River Arts Club is 45 minutes from London and 10 minutes from Windsor. Bray village, a short trip up river, with its renowned gastronomic 3 Michelin starred restaurants: Michel Roux’s Waterside Inn and Heston Blumenthal’s Fat Duck. The magnificent Cliveden House is a short drive away. Ophelia, our private river launch, is available to take guests to many of these restaurants or simply to enjoy a short trip up the river at sunset to take in the bucolic surroundings over a glass of champagne.


Guests are welcome to sunbathe on the lawn or enjoy the galleried lounge at the heart of the house, with its sweeping staircase, huge mullioned windows and open fireplace. The River Arts Club offers an ideal setting to simply relax and enjoy our “home away from home” atmosphere with a glass of wine from our honesty bar, before rushing off to Henley Regatta, the races at Ascot, a polo match at Smith’s Lawn or a championship golf tournament at Wentworth Club.