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Published 08/07/13

THAMESFIELD Cottage on the Wargrave Road in Henley is believed to have built around 1870 and subsequently enlarged. In more recent times the property has been improved by the present owners to include a detached oak-framed double garage with storage over.

The ground floor accommodation comprises entrance hallway with stairs to the first floor. The kitchen/breakfast room is a bright and airy room and has been refitted with white base and wall units. There is a utility/boot room off the kitchen together with a cloakroom.

The living room has double-aspect windows as does the adjoining dining room and both rooms have a fireplace incorporating a built-in multifuel stove.

On the first floor the master bedroom has a refitted ensuite shower room and there are three further bedrooms and a refitted family bathroom with separate shower cubicle.

The house is approached via double wooden gates and pedestrian gate on to a tarmacadam parking area which leads to the timber-framed double garage with ample storage, power and light.

The south-westerly gardens overlook and adjoin the main stream of the River Thames. There is approximately 45ft of river frontage mooring including a substantial slipway. There is also a fully-fenced wildlife garden with a pond. The grounds are fully enclosed with secure fencing.

The property is available through Hamptons for a guide price of 1,150,000. For more details, call (01491) 693781.

Hamptons is also marketing The Old Mill, an immensely charming and characterful riverside home on the edge of the picturesque village of Bray.

The home sits astride a channel of the river with one side on the “mainland” and the other on a small island, where the garden is situated. All the rooms, with the exception of one bedroom enjoy delightful river views and the outlooks from the drawing room, a splendid room in its own right, are spectacular.

On the ground floor a lower lobby provides access to the first floor from which the principal rooms can be accessed. The drawing room, a later addition to the home, is superbly proportioned with dimensions exceeding 30ft. It enjoys a delightful triple aspect and features an attractive coal-effect fireplace and double doors that open onto a large balcony which itself enjoys fine views over the river and gardens.

The kitchen/dining room is another impressive space and enjoys a light dual aspect. The kitchen affords a good range of fitted eye- and base- level units and work surfaces with integrated appliances including a double oven, hob, microwave, dishwasher and American-style fridge-freezer. A separate utility alcove provides space for a washing machine and tumble dryer. Besides the lovely river views, an attractive fireplace with gas stove provides a focal point to the room.

The master bedroom is of good size and features a walk-in wardrobe and ensuite bathroom. Completing the floor, and located off the hallway, is a cloakroom.

On the second floor there are three further bedrooms, all of which are well proportioned and feature built-in wardrobes. One of these is serviced by an ensuite bathroom with the remaining two sharing a family bathroom.

The property is situated at the end of a private lane and is approached across a communal gravelled courtyard. Beneath the main accommodation at ground level is a boiler room with gas-fired central heating boiler. A door leads to the boathouse beneath which runs two channels of water. The gardens to the rear of the home are on the island and extend to approximately 200ft providing direct frontage to the main part of the river on one side and a substantial strip adjacent to the house on the other. The property is available for a guide price of 1,950,000. For more details, call 01628 436216.

A rare opportunity is available to acquire a character property in the town centre set on the Oxfordshire bank of the River Thames with views of Henley Bridge.

The property has gated off-street parking for several vehicles, landscaped gardens and a sun terrace.

Turret House has been updated with the ground floor comprising an open plan kitchen/dining/living area with French doors out on to the sun terrace as well as a double bedroom and further guest bedroom/study and a shower room.

The first floor opens out in to the main reception room which has stunning views of the Thames and Henley Bridge from both the turret and living area.

In addition, there is a master bedroom with ensuite bathroom, as well as a further cloakroom. The second floor comprises a further bedroom and ample storage space. To the rear of the property steps lead down from the sun terrace to the lawn which is completely enclosed and secluded by mature trees and shrubs providing privacy and seclusion with a gate offering direct access to the river front and moorings.

At the front of the house is a gravelled tree-lined driveway, accessed via wrought iron gates providing ample parking for several cars.

The property is available through Ballards for a guide price of 1.5 million. For more details, call (01491) 411055.

Further downstream at Lower Shiplake and rarely available is the unusual riverside property of Little Purbeck which was originally built circa 1920 to a striking architectural design of Purbeck stone and stands in mature well established riverside gardens in excess of 3/4 of an acre.

The house offers excellent accommodation over three floors and enjoys marvellous views of the river from the principal rooms.It includes four reception rooms, a kitchen/breakfast room, four bedrooms and two bathrooms and has the potential to extend, subject to the usual permissions.

Little Purbeck is attached to a similar property, well sheltered and unseen from its neighbour. The prolific established gardens are undoubtedly a feature of the property with manicured lawns leading down to the riverbank which in turn enjoys spectacular Riverside views up and down stream.

The property is available for a guide price of 1,950,000. For more details, call Ballards on (01491) 411055 or Knight

With Henley Royal Regatta underway this week, and the focus well and truly on the river, Standard Property Correspondent JACKY HAYLER continues our look at homes available to buy on the riverside.

Published 08/07/13

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