With Christmas now well and truly out of the way and the decorations down, your thoughts may be turning to a new home in the New Year. For those whose 2013 resolution is to be living somewhere else by Easter, Standard property correspondent JACKY HAYLER looks at houses that are new on the market this month.
THE newest house to the market this January is indeed brand-new and available through Ballards.
Harcourt House is a detached four-bedroom new build set in a secluded location off of St Andrew’s Road, one of the most desirable streets in Henley.
The ground floor of the property boasts a large open-plan kitchen/breakfast room with French doors opening on to the garden, a separate utility room, three reception rooms and a cloakroom.
The first floor offers four double bedrooms, two of which are en-suite and a main bathroom. All these rooms are finished to a high specification.
In addition, the lower ground floor of the property opens up into a large cinema room/games room with bi-fold doors leading on to a patio terrace.
The property is approached via a secure gated driveway with ample parking for several vehicles as well as garaging.
To the rear of the property is a generous garden which is part patio/terrace, and with the rest laid to lawn. The property is available for a guide price of £1,375,000.
Ballards also has on its books a well-presented three-bedroom detached bungalow located in a rural hamlet on the edge of Sonning Common, within six miles of Henley.
The accommodation includes an entrance hall with a coats cupboard and a living room with fireplace and gas coal-effect fire, with two sets of French doors leading to the rear garden.
This floor is open-plan to the dining room, and a refitted kitchen/breakfast room with integrated appliances including a wine fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, four-ring stainless steel gas hob with oven below, microwave and breakfast bar.
There is a door leading to the side of the property, a bathroom, shower room, dual-aspect master bedroom with built-in wardrobe and two further bedrooms.
Outside, a five-bar gate gives access to ample driveway parking leading to a detached double garage with light and power and to the rear of the property there is an enclosed garden mainly laid to lawn with a paved patio and gated side access.
The property is available for a guide price of £425,000. For more details on either of these properties, contact Ballards on (01491) 411055.
Meanwhile, this property in Rotherfield Peppard (pictured below right) is an immaculately presented and extremely spacious four-bedroom family home extended and refurbished by the current owners in a superb location directly overlooking protected common land.
As well as having a superb outlook it has four double bedrooms and three bath/shower rooms, five reception rooms and landscaped gardens with a double garage.
The property is available through Simmons and Sons for a guide price of £750,000. For more details, call (01491) 571111.