Thursday, 21 October 2021

A rare chance to buy a bit of history

THERE is a rare chance to buy a piece of history in Henley with the marketing of a property in

THERE is a rare chance to buy a piece of history in Henley with the marketing of a property in Gladstone Terrace, on the Reading Road.

This Grade II listed cottage, in a conservation area, was bought by the current owner in 2007 from someone who had in turn inherited it from his grandmother. As a result much of the cottage boasts original details, providing a blank canvas for the next prospective owners.

This cottage has potential for a third double bedroom (currently a single bedroom with adjacent storage room) while a cellar could become a basement room — and there is an enclosed garden.

“I was originally attracted to the property because it had a lovely atmosphere,” said the current owner. “I thought it was really cute and wanted to work on it to develop its full potential.

“Due to certain circumstances I am now reluctantly moving on, but the potential is huge.”

The property is currently let, and offers a sound investment and/or potential to extend as others have done in the row of cottages.

“It is virtually the only one in the row not to have undergone an extension of some sort, providing the new owners with the option to develop it as they wish, subject to planning consents. It needs someone with vision who can follow through on that vision.

“Although part of a terrace, because it is next to an alleyway providing access to the rear, it actually feels more like a semi-detached property — while benefiting from the extra space upstairs as the rooms extend out over the alleyway space, and there is easy access to the rear garden.

“The cottage is deceptive — it looks really small and cute but the rooms are all a good size. The courtyard garden adds further entertaining space in the summer and even though it is in the town centre, it is very peaceful.”

The location is another plus point for the property — it is just a stone’s throw from the station, a short walk to the river and close to all the town’s shops and amenities. Character features include original floorboards and fireplaces. The property is also eligible for two residents’ parking permits.

The property is available through Robinson Sherston for a guide price of £345,000. For more details, call (01491) 411911.

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