HIGH STREETS can vary from bustling towns with gridlocked traffic and chain stores, to ancient villages
HIGH STREETS can vary from bustling towns with gridlocked traffic and chain stores, to ancient villages with historic buildings and a little corner shop.
Both put you in the heart of the community though whichever version you are more drawn to.
Hurley has been identified as the most expensive high street outside of London in a list collated by Hamptons International for The Times.
The list is dominated by London streets with just nine of the top 30 being outside the capital. Hurley couldn’t be more different to the top of the list bustling and busy Kensington High Street.
James Butler, the manager of Hamptons Henley Office says it is a pretty village with historic properties and a long high street, which is a no-through road that leads down to the river with a lot of residential properties.
Hurley lies equidistant between London and Oxford with the riverside towns of Henley and Marlow within easy reach for shopping and recreation.
The village is full of charming period properties and there is direct access to the River Thames. It is popular with families as it has a well-regarded primary school nearby and is in the catchment area for many of Buckinghamshire’s sought-after state schools.
Hurley is likely to experience increased interest from commuters when Crossrail opens in 2018. This will allow direct access to the City, Canary Wharf, the West End and Heathrow.
Melton Lodge, New Road, Hurley — Knight Frank — £1.95m
A colonial six-bedroom family home set in a quiet private lane. There is a light and spacious feel to this property, enhanced by the high ceilings and numerous French doors.
The ground floors offers flexible accommodation opening on to the entrance hall with turning staircase. The drawing room features triple aspect views over the terrace and garden.
The kitchen/breakfast room offers a central island, plenty of storage, granite worktops and three sets of French doors leading on to the garden. There is also a dining room and family room with wood burner as well as a guest washroom and utility room.
The first floor holds the double aspect master bedroom with dressing room and en suite bathroom with shower and underfloor heating.
There are a further five double bedrooms, one with en suite shower room and a family bathroom. To the side of the property is a heated swimming pool with paved seating area and summerhouse.
3 Prospect Place, High Street, Hurley — Hamptons — £1.65m
A fantastic family home situated on a private drive off the High Street in Hurley.
The property offers versatile accommodation throughout with the benefit of an attached, self-contained annexe.
The principal ground floor accommodation and stairs to the first floor are accessed off a central hall. The dining room enjoys double aspect views over the front garden. The sitting room is directly off the dining room and features a fireplace, access to a study and double doors open into the family room.
The kitchen/breakfast room is the hub of this house and has a partially vaulted ceiling as well as an island breakfast bar and fitted units. A large utility room is found between the quadruple garage and annexe.
Oak House, Hurley — Davis Tate — £1.25m
A delightful family home tucked away at the end of a quiet, private road, just off the High Street.
With brick and oak timbers, the property nestles in a sunny position with a South-West facing garden in a third of an acre.
The entrance hall leads to the double aspect sitting room which has an open fire with a carved oak fireplace, windows at either end and French windows to the garden.
The large windows in the kitchen/breakfast room overlook the garden and pool. There is a family room lined with tongue and groove painted panelling and fitted with storage cupboards for toys.
The double aspect master bedroom has views over the garden and pool and includes built-in wardrobes and an en suite shower room. There is a family bathroom and three further bedrooms.
There is a low maintenance rear garden mainly laid to lawn, mature trees give privacy and seclusion and there is a sun terrace accessed from the kitchen.