Wednesday, 10 August 2022

There's still time to rent a 'Christmas card' property


There's still time to rent a 'Christmas card' property

This week LUCY BOON went in search of those local properties to rent and buy that will inspire you to that festive feeling. All together now: “O come all ye faithful…”

SHOULD you be so minded, you can make your own Christmas cards this year — just take a photo of yourself standing in front of your new house!

Needless to say, 1 Mafeking Row, Shirburn, near Watlington, is a picture-postcard pretty period cottage in an attractive rural setting (although we can’t guarantee the covering of snow this year).

It has two double bedrooms, a modern fitted kitchen, two reception rooms, and a family bathroom, as well as a handy utility room and cloakroom.

Want to be in before Christmas? Local letting agent Ashling Fox-Wilson says: “If you want to be in before the big day, get in touch with me at Simmons & Sons.”


l Reception rooms: two

l Bedrooms: two

l Bathrooms: one

l Other: utility room, cloakroom, large garden, glorious rural setting close to Shirburn Farm

Rent: £1,265pcm (plus fees)

Agency: Simmons & Sons on (01491) 571111


Rent: £2,500pcm (plus fees)

WHEN you close your eyes and visualise your ideal Christmas, what do you see? A cosy cottage, a roaring fire, loved ones laughing, presents, mouth-watering food….

Ta-da! This festive-looking rental is in the stunningly rural Turville Heath, which is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and yet within easy reach of Henley and its facilities. There’s bags of space here for your extended family to spread out and two of the three reception rooms have their original inglenook fireplaces. Lovely!

Upstairs there’s a master suite comprising dressing room, bedroom and bathroom. The second bedroom is also en suite, while the third double bedroom makes use of the separate family bathroom.

The large gardens are a feature, as are the beautiful rural views. And most importantly, there’s plenty of driveway parking and a detached garage for Santa to park his sleigh.

l Reception rooms: two/three

l Bedrooms: three/four

l Bathrooms: three (two en suite)

l Other: large cellar, garage, storage facilities, large garden

Agency: Simmons & Sons on (01491) 571111


Guide price: £1,000,000

THIS unspoilt family house, aptly called Chestnut Cottage, is in a beautiful location in semi-rural Maidensgrove.

It comes with outstanding views and lovely gardens as well as considerable scope for extension (subject to consents).

Enjoy roasting those chestnuts over the sitting room fire, feasting on turkey in the dining room and then crashing out in one of the three bedrooms (or family room — depending on how far you can stumble after a few eggnogs…).

Reception rooms: two/three

Bedrooms: three/four

Bathrooms: two (one on the ground floor)

Other: double garage, utility room, summer house, gardens

Agency: Davis Tate on (01491) 412345


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