Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Moor for your money...

Located on the largest stretch of the Thames between two locks, Standard Property found this well–priced South–West–facing riverside leisure mooring

Located on the largest stretch of the Thames between two locks, Standard Property found this well–priced South–West–facing riverside leisure mooring plot in Goring.

It enjoys direct River Thames frontage of approximately 31ft, which comes with a summerhouse that includes sitting room, kitchenette and shower room.

Vanessa Townsend, Country & Riverside manager at Davis Tate in Henley, said: “This is a wonderful riverside mooring and garden, which houses what was the old ferry now turned into a summerhouse.”

On the market with Davis Tate for a guide price of £140,000. Call (01491) 412345 for more information.

THESE two apartments in a gated complex in the village of Tidmarsh, near Pangbourne, are set in five acres of communal grounds that come with an indoor swimming pool, sauna/spa, and tennis court, so you’ll never be short of things to keep you fit.

What’s more, the River Pang flows through the gardens (fishing rights come with the sale). The first offering, on the market for £499,950, is a first floor luxury apartment with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The second property, on the market for £645,000, is a magnificent three–bedroom penthouse which occupies the entire top floor of the building. A code–protected lift provides secure access directly into the apartment.

Richard Sutton, director at Davis Tate, said: “These apartments offer the discerning buyer a wonderful lock–up–and–leave property, or live in self–contained lifestyle.”

Call 0118 984 5333 for more information.

ON THE island of Rod Eyot, opposite the banks of Henley’s Mill Meadows recreation area, this three–bedroom island bungalow is perfect as a weekend retreat or a second home, especially if you have a love of rowing.

Being right in the centre of the River Thames, Monaco has views towards Henley Bridge and the town centre.

Inside, you’ll find three bedrooms, two shower rooms and an L–shaped kitchen/breakfast/sitting room. There’s also a sun room which doubles as a dining room and could even become a fourth bedroom.

Naturally, access is via boat only and you can moor yours on both banks of the island.

Owner Anne Jones says she lets some of the moorings, which provide a useful income.

Anne also finds the house ideal for entertaining. She said: “With the 180 degrees view right down to the church, you can see everything — you feel like the king or queen of the castle. And what a place to party! Sipping your Pimm’s on an elegant seat, dancing and singing to the music of a passing boat, taking the Regatta boat trail in your own boat or with friends, eating on the terrace and watching the sun set, sheltering from the sun or rain in the pagoda... I’ve never laughed so much or felt so happy as I have here.”

For sale with Romans at a guide price of £750,000.

Call (01491) 412 888 for more information.

FANCY horsing around? Try this fabulous country house in Upper Basildon with equestrian facilities and pastureland.

The house has fine views over its own land and the countryside beyond and is accessed from a peaceful lane.

There is also a separate entrance from the lane to the stables which offer plenty of room for horseboxes and trailers and come with four boxes, a tack room, a car port and a large store. Total acreage is 7.45 with the gardens extending to half an acre.

“Elliotts offers fantastic equestrian facilities and has been luxuriously fitted with tremendous attention to detail,” said Katherine Singleton at Dudley Singleton & Daughter in Pangbourne, which is marketing the property.

“Standouts include the magnificent drawing room with its beamed and vaulted ceiling and large open log fire with patio doors to the garden, and an annexe comprising bedroom, shower room and fitted kitchen/living room.”

The house also offers five bedrooms, three shower rooms, and a bathroom with shower ensuite to the master bedroom, as well as a dining room, kitchen/living room, utility room and cloakroom. The gardens are mainly laid to lawn and there’s a large car parking area on the drive outside the house, too.

For sale at a guide price of £1,795.000. Call 0118 984 2662 for more information.


Our local friendly Henley Canoe Club is open to anyone from age 9 and up. Visit www.henleycanoe to find out more. Alternatively, you can take the family on a Canadian canoeing adventure for the day with Henley Canoe Hire;


Henley’s legendary local clubs, which have both men and women’s crews, include Henley Rowing Club (, Leander Club ( rowing) and Upper Thames Rowing Club ( Regatta season kicks off with the Henley Women’s Regatta from June 19 to 21 (, followed by the Henley Royal Regatta from July 1 to 5, and then the Masters Regatta (www.henley from July 10 to 11.


While you’re waiting for the fish to bite, enjoy the stunning views. Just make sure you have a valid rod licence (go to the Environment Agency’s fishing pages at for more information). If you’re new to the sport, the local Remenham Angling Society may be a good place to start. Log on to


There are many open water swimming events arranged by Henley Swim (, all catering for experienced swimmers and enthusiasts alike. First up is the 2.1 km Henley Classic on June 28, held over the Henley Royal Regatta course very early on the Sunday morning before the Wednesday start of the regatta.

WHETHER you love rugby, cricket, cycling, running or more, there are numerous local teams and events to support and participate in, including the recent Tough Mudder and next month’s Wargrave Charity 10K run on Sunday, June 14.

Did you know it’s Bike Week from June 13 to 21?

Go to the Sport section of our website and have a nose around.

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