Hambleden, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 3BL | Property for sale | Savills
5,576 sq ft(518.03 sq m)
Guide price £2,850,000

HambledenHenley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 3BL

    Key features

    • Substantial waterfront Edwardian home over
    • 5,500 sqft
    • Eight double bedrooms
    • Elegant reception spaces
    • Stunning original features
    • 0.8 acres of grounds with swimming pool
    • Direct river access, wet boathouse and
    • mooring

    A breath-taking waterfront property set in the peaceful area of Hambleden

    About this property

    • The property offers over 5,500 sqft of accommodation over three floors. The ground floor consists of a collection of
      spacious and unique reception spaces including a modern fitted kitchen with bifolding doors to the garden, a large
      formal drawing room, separate dining room and stunning double height galleried Baronial reception hall, perfect for
      entertaining. For practicality, the ground floor also includes a guest w.c. and utility room.
      There are eight double bedrooms and four full bathrooms plus two cloakrooms across the first and second floors. All
      the bedrooms are sizable and most have enviable countryside or river views. The main bedroom enjoys two bay
      windows, a walk in wardrobe and ensuite with separate shower and bath.

      The grand entrance to the house is gated and leads to a shared driveway, which sweeps around to a
      spacious parking area which can accommodation multiple vehicles. The stunning south west facing private
      grounds of 0.8 acres wrap around the house and lead directly down to the river. To one side is a kidneyshaped
      in-ground swimming pool with Roman steps and a surrounding paved deck. The formal lawns lead
      to the direct river frontage and include a mooring deck. Additionally, there is a patio wrapping the corner of
      the building that includes access from the reception hall and kitchen. The garden also includes a striking wet
      boathouse built in a 'castle' style that includes a store room at the garden end.
      The house was built on a bern (a raised area) to avoid flooding from the river.

      The house has not been on the market since its purchase in 1976 by the current owners. It was constructed on the site of a previous home and original steps are still in place leading out to the garden from the main hall. The panelling in the
      Baronial hall was re-used from the House of Lords where a refurbishment was underway at that time. The
      boathouse was added in 1929.
      Until the outbreak of World War II, the house was owned by the Japanese government and used as an
      ambassadorial retreat. During the war, it became a base for US officers. The property and its boathouse
      have been featured on screen and in books. Screen appearances include Midsomer Murders (Dead in the
      Water 2004 and a new untitled episode 2023), Endeavour (Girl 2013 and Scherzo 2021) and the Marlow
      Murder Club in 2023. The boathouse is included in the book ‘Boathouses' by Clare Sherrif, 2008.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    This is one of the best spots on the river, you are set back so private yet have glorious views.

    Margaret ConnertyProperty agent

    Local information

    • Mill End is a scenic location at the foot of the Hambleden valley well placed between Henley and Marlow. The propertyis perfectly placed to enjoy walks along the weir footbridge to Hambleden Lock and the regatta course in Henley
    • beyond. There is a wonderful local Pub The Flower Pot and fine dining at The Dog and Badger. Hambleden village is 1
    • mile away and has an award-winning village post office/store, traditional country pub and historic church. It is the
    • location for many films including 101 Dalmatians and Midsomer Murders.
    • The property is well placed for access to both the M4 and M40 motorways. Henley and Marlow provide excellent
    • schools, both state and independent and a comprehensive range of amenities including shops, banks, restaurants, the
    • River Thames and other leisure facilities. Both towns have a train station serving London Paddington and Marylebone
    • and further afield.

    Additional information

    • EPC Rating: C
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: H