Henley Standard Property
HOME

Date:

Order your copy Advertise with us! HENLEY PAGES
Delivering the news from Henley on Thames and South Oxfordshire for over 100 years
  News     Sport    Celebrity   What's On Regulars Community Info Henley Standard TV Lifestyle Property Jobs Classifieds Gallery Trade
                               Follow us    Follow us    Newsfeed Search the Henley Standard  
Vacant plot with permission offers chance of dream home
Published 10/12/12



A WONDERFUL development opportunity has arisen in Russell’s Water, writes Jacky Hayler.

A plot has come to the market consisting of a single-storey, semi-detached property, built about 65 years ago.Subsequently modernised over the years it currently offers three bedrooms, one with an en-suite shower room, a family bathroom and two reception rooms together with a kitchen/breakfast room.

But the plot has planning permission to replace the existing dwelling with a new detached residence and garage. The replacement dwelling would comprise three bedrooms, one with en-suite bathroom and a family bathroom. The ground floor comprises a sitting room, study, dining room/bedroom 4, kitchen with breakfast area, utility room and cloakroom with shower.

Current owners Graham Benbridge and Susan Roose had hoped to build the home of their dreams on the plot, and had full plans drawn up — but a change in circumstances means they are now looking to move closer to Henley.

Mr Benbridge said: “We bought it five years ago and have been living in the cottage we intended to knock down ever since. We used planning consultants as South Oxfordshire is quite strict but eventually got plans approved after a year. The property is our vision, while still in keeping with the area. We really have done all the hard work so someone can come along, tweak the plans to put their own stamp on it and just get going.”


Mr Benbridge said the current cottage was “past its sell-by date” and the plot would benefit from someone starting from scratch.

“We bought the property literally over a weekend as we fell in love with the area. It is disappointing not to be able to follow through with our plans but for someone else it would make the perfect family home.”

Ms Roose added: “There are great schools in both Nettlebed and Watlington and a lovely local pub. The plot overlooks the green and the property would sit in the centre of the plot with a fantastic outlook.

“It really was to be our dream home but now hopefully it can become someone else’s dream.”

The plot with the existing property is available through Hamptons for a guide price of 575,000. For more details, call (01491) 572215.

Published 10/12/12

MOST POPULAR
Boat Race disaster almost made me quit
Russians order seizure of mansion
More frequent shuttle service welcomed
Could Roman temple be buried in woods?
Network Rail considers new gantries
Driven out by air pollution
School launch "Road to Rio" challenge
Cyclists ride 86 miles from pub to pub for cancer charity
LATEST NEWS HEADLINES
Flotilla marks the start of Chelsea Fringe
Rain didn't dampen spirits at Vintage Festival
Independent schools set to merge
New Townlands turned me away
Let’s make things happen, says Mayor
Record breaking summer for Henley in Bloom
Henley peer calls for Britain to stay in EU
Probe launched after dressing room incident
I watched Harry Potter during brain surgery
"Total of new homes needed overestimated"
Boat Race disaster almost made me quit
More frequent shuttle service welcomed
Latest Video View more from   Henley Standard TV
ADVERTISE WITH US
LATEST SPORTS HEADLINES
Red Kites victorious at Madejski Stadium
Parkrun applies for Town Council grant
Bingo’s back
Draw winners
5ft 1in, but she’s in charge
Top Videos
 
Most Popular
 
 
 
 
Higgs Group
HIGGS GROUP
Tel: 01491 419400
www.higgsgroup.co.uk
HENLEY PAGES
Tel: 01491 419419
www.henleypages.com
HIGGS PRINTING & DESIGN
Tel: 01491 419429
www.higgsprinting.co.uk
HIGGS OFFICE SUPPLIES
Tel: 01491 419499
www.higgsofficesupplies.co.uk
HENLEY LIFE MAGAZINE
Tel: 01491 419449
www.henleylife.co.uk
HIGGS GROUP, Caxton House, 1 Station Road, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 1AD.

Cookie Policy | Copyright and Terms | Competition Rules | Contact Us | Advertise with us | Site Map
© Higgs & Co (Printers) Limited 2013  |  Registered in England number 1418717