About this office
Our experienced team of Marlow estate agents cover a geographically diverse property market encompassing riverside homes, country properties, elegant townhouses, and everything in between. Both sales and lettings deal with all price ranges in the market, with high value estates handled by Prime specialists Joanna Cocking and Gary Hammond, and New Homes by Gary Mellish and Dean Smith.
In addition to Marlow itself, our patch includes the southern edge of High Wycombe and numerous satellite villages including Marlow Bottom, Bourne End, Cookham Dean, Lane End, Cadmore End, Ibstone, Little Marlow, Flackwell Heath, Medmenham, Hurley, Mill End, Frieth, West Wycombe,
Why move to Marlow?
The pretty riverside market town of Marlow nestles amidst the scenic Chiltern Hills at the southern tip of historic Buckinghamshire. It is frequently voted one of the best places to live in the UK which will come as no surprise to those familiar with the idyllic setting on the River Thames, its many wonderful schooling options and world-class restaurants. Riverfront living and glorious period homes ensure the town’s enduring appeal with families young and old.
A little bit of history
Marlow features in the Domesday Book of 1086 and its name derives from Old English meaning ’land left after the draining of a pond.’ The town rose to prominence due to its position on the Thames and there has been a bridge at the site since the 14th century. The current suspension bridge was designed by engineer William Tierney Clark in 1832 and served as a prototype for the larger Széchenyi Chain Bridge across the Danube, which brought him international acclaim. Prominent writers Thomas Love Peacock, Jerome K. Jerome, T.S. Eliot and Mary Shelley have all called the town home, with Shelley completing her classic gothic novel Frankenstein in the town.
Those looking to delve deeper into the town’s long history can take a trip to the Marlow Museum.
Architecture and property
Marlow’s picturesque architectural landscape is made up in part of characterful properties from the Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian periods, there is also a strong stock of post war, modern and new build homes, and then riverside homes. Those looking to buy or rent in Marlow can choose from detached family homes, terraced houses and apartments. The Harleyford Estate just south of town is set on the river with a selection of residential properties, holiday homes and moorings on its private grounds.
The soaring spire of the Victorian All Saints Church dominates the skyline as you cross the Marlow Bridge into town.
Shopping and amenities
On the first Saturday of every month, the town’s history comes to life with the arrival of a market on The Causeway where residents can take their pick from local produce, artisan foods and handcrafted gifts. Marlow’s range of charming boutiques cater to its affluent population, with such high-end brands as Mint Velvet, JoJo Maman Bébé and Whistles. Other amenities include a post office, community hospital, several doctor, dentist and veterinary surgeries, and Sainsbury’s and M&S supermarkets.
Marlow has a vibrant food scene comprising rustic pubs, independent restaurants and high street favourites, with national chains well-represented by Côte Brasserie, Prezzo and Giggling Squid. The award-winning Vanilla Pod specialises in contemporary French-English fusion cooking, Sindhu at The Compleat Angler hotel offers an updated take on classic Indian fare that can be enjoyed overlooking the river and the flavours of Suum Vietnamese Kitchen are exquisite. The town is also home to The Hand & Flowers, the only pub in the UK to hold two Michelin stars, while Heston Blumenthal’s The Fat Duck and Roux brothers’ Waterside Inn in nearby foodie hotspot Bray have three apiece.
Marlow enjoys ample green space in the form of parks, gardens and recreation grounds and sports clubs. The most extensive of these is the 23-acre Higginson Park which occupies a delightful position on the high street and the Thames, ideal for boat cruises to Windsor and Henley. The town is situated on the edge of the Chiltern Hills Area of Natural Beauty with its expanse of rolling countryside and densely wooded hills. National Trust properties Cliveden, Hughenden and West Wycombe park are all a short drive away with sprawling grounds to explore.
Marlow has much to offer in terms of schooling for all ages and the town is home to such excellent establishments as Marlow CofE Infant, Great Marlow School, Sir William Borlase's Grammar School and Danesfield School to name a few. Independent schools in the area include Herries Preparatory School in Cookham Dean, and St. Piran’s and Highfield Preparatory School in Maidenhead.
Marlow railway station is the terminus of the line from Maidenhead, which can be reached in around 30 minutes and offers connecting services to London Paddington in a similar time. The A404 passes the town providing access to the M40 in the north, M4 in the south and the wider national motorway network. Heathrow Airport can be reached by car in under 30 minutes for domestic and international flights.