Sunday, 17 December 2017

Six of the best for under £1 million

Six of the best for under £1 million

Think Hamptons International only deals in high-end properties? Think again, says LUCY BOON, who has picked out a range of homes all on the market for under £1million

JAMES BUTLER, senior manager of the Henley branch of Hamptons International, could not be clearer.

“We handle properties across all price sectors. However, there is occasionally a perception that we only deal in million-pound-plus houses — but nothing could be further from the truth.

“We are a long-established Henley agent that has the support of a huge network behind us which enables us to promote both locally, nationally — and internationally. We are very much people-oriented, whatever property we have to sell, and we understand the local market through and through.”

The chain of Hamptons International has a national network of more than 87 branches throughout London and the Home Counties. The business was established by and named after one William Hampton in 1869. More recently, the company was bought by Countrywide six years ago.

Get in touch with the Henley branch of Hamptons via www.henleystandard
.co.uk/property/agents.php — and for full details of what local properties are available to buy or to rent, don’t forget to pick up your copy of Homes Weekly every Friday, available at Henley’s local estate agency branches.

PATCHWORK HOUSE, WATLINGTON

Guide price: £955,000

PRICE, character, a central Watlington location and the fact that there’s no onward chain make this a dream choice for Standard Property.

Upgraded in recent years with its wow factor being the pretty rear garden which overlooks fields and woodland in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this end-of-terrace house comes with five bedrooms and bags of living space.

Standard Property thinks it’s an absolute bargain for the price. There is also a detached barn and it’s a level walk to shops and local amenities.

l Bedrooms: five

l Bathrooms: two (one en suite)

l Reception rooms: three

l Other: outbuilding barn with games room, fireplaces, garage/
storage/utility, downstairs WC, basement, beautiful garden, well looked after

Agency: Hamptons on (01491) 699924

GARDENERS COTTAGE, PRESTON CROWMARSH

Guide price: £850,000

GORGEOUS, no? This pretty brick and flint-beamed cottage has been updated for today’s family needs, leaving plenty of character intact.

Like the semi-rural location, the kitchen layout is spot on. And then there’s the garden, which is a real feature of the property, incorporating a meandering brook and willow trees.

l Bedrooms: three

l Bathrooms: two (one en suite)

l Reception rooms: two

l Other: outbuildings, entrance lobby, utility room plus shower room/WC, lovely garden, wood-burning stove, character and warmth, driveway parking

Agency: Hamptons on (01491) 699924

2 ST MARY’S COTTAGE, TURVILLE

Guide price: £715,000

THIS delightful cottage is set in the heart of this pretty olde worlde village, and lies at the foot of the hill that leads to “that” windmill (the one featured in the film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang). It’s in good shape and within walking distance of a
pre-school nursery.

l Bedrooms: three

l Bathrooms: two (one en suite)

l Reception rooms: two

l Other: garage, ‘windmill view’ location, pretty courtyard back garden, pretty front garden

Agency: Hamptons on (01491) 699924

WINDRUSH, ELIZABETH ROAD, HENLEY

Guide price: £950,000

A FAMILY winner — four bedrooms, within walking distance of a secondary school and a primary school, as well as Henley town centre and train station. This low-maintenance option has a wonderful master bedroom set-up with bathroom and dressing room, and there is a secluded, decent-sized garden. We can’t believe it’s not been snapped up already.

l Bedrooms: four

l Bathrooms: two (one for the master bedroom suite)

l Reception rooms: two/three

l Other: downstairs WC, ample off-street parking to the front, office

Agency: Hamptons on (01491) 699924

141 GREYS ROAD, HENLEY

Guide price: £625,000

A CHARACTERFUL diamond, be it semi-rough. There is so much scope for upgrading, subject to the usual permissions — just look at next door’s attic conversion for ideas.

Plus this property has a cherry on top — private garage parking. (Hurray!)

The garden is remarkably quiet, seeing as it backs on to neighbouring gardens, and it also gives rear access to the garage. It’s also south-facing so it’s super-sunny.

Did we mention this is a bit of gem?

l Bedrooms: three

l Bathrooms: one

l Reception rooms: two

l Other: downstairs WC, garage, south-facing garden accessed from the family room

Agency: Hamptons on (01491) 699924

JUNE COTTAGE, PRIESTS HILL, NETTLEBED

Guide price: £495,000

THIS pretty timbered cottage has an interesting history, and is on the market for the first time in 60 years.

It has character in spades, and parts of it are Grade II-listed, but it needs someone with vision — and cash — to realise its true potential (subject to the usual planning consents).

Standard Property likes the idea of utilising the front garden as the main outdoor space, and moving the front gate to the side, perhaps even parking to the rear. It’s a shame not to make more of that attractive front...

l Bedrooms: two

l Bathrooms: one

l Reception rooms: two

l Other: detached garage, attractive front garden and smaller back garden

Agency: Hamptons on (01491) 699924

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