Friday, 24 September 2021

Certainly properties to die for, but to murder for?

THIS week Standard Property is largely about next week’s General Election but we thought we may

THIS week Standard Property is largely about next week’s General Election but we thought we may need something to lighten the mood, so what better than Hambleden Valley and the picturesque and, er, deadly village of Midsomer? In real life the drama may not be familiar, but some of the locations certainly are. Standard Property rounded up some local properties, for sale and for rent, which would not look out of place on DCI John Barnaby’s patchâ?¦


The idyllic hamlet of Fingest is a great place to live, but is it safe or will you be witness to a murder? You be the judge!

Whatever you decide, this pretty two-bedroom cottage is a country dream. It’s well-maintained, has quality fittings and offers wonderful views of the Chilterns.

Christina Smith of Brookstones said: “This is an adorable cottage where you can chill out by the woodburner on a winter’s night, or dine alfresco in the garden in summer. After a fabulous walk or bike ride, it’s just a quick step to the pub down the way to top off the perfect day. And no mystery in sight!”

Ready to rent with Brookstones at £1,200 per calendar month (other charges may apply).


It may look like a small quaint cottage, but like any good detective you won’t be deceived once you enter this spacious four/five-bedroom brick and flint property.

The Cottage is right up a Midsomer street, sitting in 0.75 acres of gardens with amazing views over the rolling countryside â?? scenery which is simply stunning as you’d expect from this area.

For just this reason, the village of Hambleden has been the location for many a TV show and film. Much like the outside of The Cottage, the design and presentation of the interior is a clever mix of warmth and character with spacious open-plan living.

One of the wow factors is a beautifully fitted kitchen/ breakfast room, complete with Aga, that opens to a modern glass dining area which overlooks a brick and flint walled patio with a built-in pizza oven. The main reception rooms looks south over the valley and the master bedroom has a large and beautifully designed ensuite and dressing room.

There’s even a cinema/ games room leading to a double garage as well as a hot tub, reached via a footbridge from the master bedroom! Stunning stuff.

Olivia Davies, negotiator at Mullie in Twyford, said: “I love doing viewings at this beautiful property and would happily kill to buy it myself!”

The Cottage is on the market with Mullie at a guide price of £1,800,000. Call 0118 934 2470 for information.


Prefer to be close to a town centre while you do a bit of sleuthing? Look no further than this refurbished Grade II Listed brick and flint semi (see page XXVIII) that’s full of original features including wooden floors and open fireplaces.

Tucked away in a hidden part of central Henley, the cottage is on a small hill with wonderful secluded gardens, yet within walking distance of the town centre. This slice of

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