Thursday, 16 September 2021

Renting can leave you car-free too

Kings Road

Kings Road

NOT in a position to buy somewhere like the Greys Hill cottage yet? Try the next best thing - this two-bedroom terraced house right behind Waitrose, with Henley’s well-known doctor’s surgery complex to its rear.

Alison Letts at Simmons & Sons said: “The property has recently been refurbished and benefits from an attractive living room, large well-fitted modern bathroom, further breakfast room/garden room and downstairs cloakroom.

“On the first floor there are two good sized bedrooms and a family bathroom. The property also has a good sized courtyard and shed.”

To rent with Simmons & Sons at £1,350 per month (other charges may apply). Call (01491) 634285 for more information.

Station Road

IF you want the easy life, you won’t find better than this two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment with its own private front door in the prestigious Royal Apartments complex of Perpetual House.

It comes ready furnished and the whole place is in prime condition.

It’s a duplex (no back garden, but there’s a back-balcony off the living room).

The apartment comes with a secure parking space and it’s directly opposite the train station.


Richard Maby, head of residential lettings at Savills in Bell Street said: “This is a beautifully furnished apartment that I would refer to as a ‘suitcase house’ where one could simply roll up on the day with nothing other than their clothes in a suitcase. There is certainly no need for a car.”

To rent with Savills at £1,750 per month (other charges may apply). Call (01491) 843000 for more information.

Adam Court

OUR next offers a lot for your money. With two bedrooms and two bathrooms this may not look much from the front, but Adam Court is in an exceptional location â?? just behind Bell Street and a stone’s throw from Waitrose.

Still can’t bear the idea of giving up your car? This place offers secure parking in an undergound garage. Alison Letts at Simmons & Sons said: “This is a really spacious first floor apartment with a lift situated in the heart of Henley.

“The accommodation comprises hall, open-plan lounge/diner and separate well fitted kitchen with all appliances.”

To rent with Simmons & Sons at £1,150 per month (other charges may apply).

Call (01491) 634285 for more information.

WE’VE also found a car-free option in the nearby village of Shiplake, which has a thriving community along with a quality butchers, a shop/post office selling everything from fishing licences to Danish pastries, an award-winning gastropub/hotel, and a train station with a direct train to London Paddington as well as Henley.

And this five-bedroom house is just a short walk from the station, with masses of space including a stunning kitchen/breakfast room with designer orangery which opens on to a lovely landscaped garden.

The house was built in the Eighties and has been extended and refurbished by the current owners combining every modern luxury, with flexible accommodation of approx 3,665 sq ft. What more could the car-free ask for?

“Shiplake is the perfect village if you want local amenities and well-regarded schooling on your doorstep,” said Oliver Symons at Ballards in Henley.

“And with this property, which blends traditional and contemporary elegance, you can catch a train to Henley, Reading and London.”

For sale with Ballards at a guide price of £1,600,000. Call (01491) 411055 for information.

Look out for Standard Property’s Shiplake special, in a few weeks’ time.

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