Thursday, 23 September 2021

‘Golden Valley’ rental available for first time in 21 years

LOCALS know it as the “golden valley” — the glorious area containing the villages of Hambleden, Fingest,

LOCALS know it as the “golden valley” — the glorious area containing the villages of Hambleden, Fingest, Skirmett, Fawley, Turville and Ibstone.

It’s also known for having properties that don’t come cheap. According to one local agent: “You can expect to pay from about £500,000 for a two-bedroom cottage to around £2million-plus for something larger.”

Those in the know say that since houses are limited in these villages there are only a handful on the market at any one time — so potential buyers have to act fast when one does pop up.

But most of us can only think of living there in our dreams, such are the prices of properties in this in-demand area. Which is why it’s interesting to note there’s a rental opportunity that’s just become available for the first time in 21 years.

Ashling Fox-Wilson at Simmons & Sons in Bell Street, Henley, which is marketing the property said: “This is such an outstanding location, and it’s not often the chance comes along to live the rural dream.”

Plum Tree Cottage is an average-looking four-bedroom detached house that ticks all the boxes.

However, it’s the location that’s exceptional. And what with summer on its way, this is certainly the right time to be moving in.

Recently refurbished, the house comprises an entrance hall, lounge with wood-burning stove, a kitchen, dining room, cloakroom, four double bedrooms and a newly fitted family bathroom.

Outside is a large lawn-covered garden with those stunning views of the hilly Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Living rural means needing your own transport, but not to worry as there’s a single garage and off-road parking as part of the property.

For more information, call Ashling Fox-Wilson on (01491) 571111 or email


Bedrooms: four

Bathrooms: one

Reception rooms: two

Other: downstairs WC, garage, parking, gardens, lovely views

Rent: £1,495pcm (plus fees)

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