Saturday, 21 October 2017

Looking to downsize? One of these may just fit the bill

IF, like the owners of the properties featured on page I, you are thinking of downsizing but don’t want to move out of the area, DAISY SMITH unearthed a few ‘smaller scale’ properties that could just prove a perfect fit...

IF, like the owners of the properties featured on page I, you are thinking of downsizing but don’t want to move out of the area, DAISY SMITH unearthed a few ‘smaller scale’ properties that could just prove a perfect fit...

Empstead Court, Gravel Hill, Henley

Agent: Davis Tate

Guide price: £900,000



WITH a town centre location just 50 yards from the town hall, plus two parking spaces, courtyard gardens and a superb finish, this a highly attractive option for downsizers and professionals alike.

The property has been comprehensively overhauled by the current owners and offers fabulous interior design with bespoke finishes throughout.

The sitting room is a good size with windows front and rear and a feature fireplace creates a sumptuous focal point to the room.

The kitchen has a vaulted ceiling and boasts Neptune units and and island with clever storage and utility cupboards.

Glazed doors lead to a private courtyard garden and bring lots of natural light into the kitchen area. A step leads up from the kitchen to the dining area which is an ample size for a dinner party.

The first floor has been remodelled and is now dedicated to a master suite with a very generous bedroom, en suite bathroom with roll top bath and separate shower, leading to a dressing room beyond.

On the second floor there is a further double bedroom with great views over the town, shower room, third bedroom/studio/office and plenty of fitted storage off the landing.

Bell Street, Henley

Agent: Chancellors

Guide price: £750,000

PERHAPS a town centre property would be an option when downsizing?

This Grade II-listed town house offers period charm both internally and externally, with a gorgeous courtyard garden allowing for outdoor entertaining and relaxation.

In addition there are three bedrooms, a dining room, a kitchen-breakfast room, en suite and family bathrooms, a cellar, a cloakroom and a sitting room that opens on to the courtyard garden.

Isabel Cottage, Skirmett

Agent: Knight Frank

Guide price: £625,000

A GRADE II-listed period cottage set in the heart of the Hambleden Valley and believed to date back to the 16th century, Isabel Cottage is approached via an attractive front garden that is stocked with mature beds and bordered with hedging.

Beyond the front stable door is the sitting room, which features a large open fireplace housing a log burner. There are delightful views, both to the front and rear garden with French doors providing access to a patio area and gardens beyond.

There is also a study in the sitting room.

The kitchen/breakfast room has a range of fitted units as well as a breakfast bar. Views are held to both the front and rear garden with a door giving access.

There are two bedrooms with views to the gardens and open countryside and served by a bathroom.



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