About this office
Our team in Henley-on-Thames includes both lettings and sales capabilities. We are able to deal with all price ranges in the market including Prime practitioners for the £2 million market and above and the £4,000 pcm and over range for rental. Additional resources include Joanna Cocking and Gary Hammond from Prime, Gary Mellish and Dean Smith from New Homes.
Why move to Henley-on-Thames?
Henley-on-Thames enjoys a prime position on the banks of the river Thames. The town is famous for its annual Royal Regatta, a music and arts festival and more recently a Literature Festival for all ages. It has much to offer by way of excellent schools, both state and independent, including those in the outlying villages. Within the compact town centre there is a good variety of restaurants, bars, hotels, shops and leisure facilities including a cinema and theatre. For sporting fans, there are several golf courses on the outskirts of the town and nearby villages, as well as the prominent rowing scene and excellent riding country locally. Henley is in a beautiful part of the world and much of the town is overlooked by vast hills covered in woodland and surrounded by rolling green fields. The countryside feel that Henley boasts is a million miles from the hustle and bustle of the big cities that are situated nearby, giving it a best-of-both-worlds feel. It's the perfect retreat for commuters, families, outdoorsy couples and retirees alike.
A little bit of history
Henley is a historic town in its own right: a quick walk around the area presents you with landmarks such as the historic town square, the town hall, the church and of course a fantastic selection of local shops. There is a record of a market in Henley as far back as 1284, with the town growing prosperous in later centuries due to its key setting on the Thames, and in the 17th and 18th centuries it became an important centre for glass, malt, timber, corn and wool.
Architecture and property
An excellent variety of property is available, in all sizes and price ranges. For those seeking a new home perfectly balanced between town and country, houses in Henley-on-Thames offer superb variety. In the town centre there are period townhouses – both terraced and of more grand detached proportions – as well as newer developments popular with families and modern apartments well suited to professionals. Village and rural properties can include estates with river frontage, equestrian properties and large family homes, in and around the areas of Wargrave, Remenham, Sonning, Bix, Nettlebed, Binfield Heath, Peppard Common, Checkendon, Shiplake and Pangbourne.
Shopping and amenities
From local traders and boutiques to a few national chains, there's a fantastic range for residents to choose from when shopping in Henley-on-Thames. Notable shops include Whistles, Fat Face, Paperchase and Space NK, though there are also independent pet shops, a bicycle store and many other boutique services for interior decorating and leisure activities. This is supported by a wider choice of shopping in London and Oxford, both within reach by rail or road. Superstore shopping includes a Waitrose, Tesco and Sainsbury’s Local.
Dining in Henley-on-Thames is very diverse, including some romantic riverside restaurants such as Bistro at the Boathouse and The Angel on the Bridge. There are some national favourites like Costa and Caffe Nero, but most eating out options are independents like Hot Gossip, Drifters and Gorvett & Stone for artisan chocolates, though there is also a Hotel du Vin. Walk down the river to Shiplake and there are lovely pubs like The Baskerville and Orwell’s for fine dining.
The breathtaking Chiltern countryside surrounding Henley offers fabulous walking, riding and cycling country. The Stonor and Hambleden valleys, designated as Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, are often used for film locations and the surrounding villages are extremely sought after. Greys Court is a local National Trust property and has beautiful bluebell woods.
There are plenty of excellent schools in Henley-on-Thames and the surrounding area, as well as in nearby Marlow. There is a boy’s day and boarding prep school at Moulsford, while Godstowe is a top prep school for girls. With the town itself, both Rupert House and St Mary’s Prep come highly recommended or for state schools, Leighton Park and The Abbey are popular.
There are excellent commuter links by road to the M4 and M40 motorways, both linking to the M25 and the wider motorway network. The M40 motorway runs directly to central London. Henley Station connects through to Reading with Inter-City services to London Paddington, Oxford and beyond with fast commuter service. London Heathrow is about 22 miles away.