A cottage nestled on the banks of the River Thames between Berkshire and Buckinghamshire has been awarded with the title of best house, villa or serviced apartment.

It is the second year that Cliveden has been awarded by Conde Nast Johansens - who has praised the estates "sophisticated glamour" and "fascinating history".

Spring Cottage has been praised as "one of Britain's best" by the award company which is known for producing guides for independent travellers.

"Cliveden House is reliving its glory days," it stated.

"Almost so grand, opulent and downright English it seems too fantastic to believe but here it is, in Berkshire beside the River Thames, conveniently near London and Heathrow Airport."

The estate has 350 years of history and has seen many royal guests such as George I and Queen Victoria.

Other famous faces including Winston Churchill also walked the halls.

Today the estates hundreds of acres and "magnificent" formal gardens belong to the National Trust.

Cliveden also boasts a spa with seven treatment rooms, a nail studio and indoor pool.

 The infamous “Profumo” pool is also found within the gardens and is the last remaining listed outdoor pool in England.

Inside the main house is the "mind-blowing" with ornate fireplace, oak panelling and "priceless" artworks.

Rooms and suites are complete with plush velvets, jewel colours and homely comfort with a clue or two pertaining to the famous guests that stayed at the estate.