House | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
A Victorian two bedroom house close to Henley town centre and well-equipped with all you need for a comfortable stay. The picturesque town of Henley-on-Thames, nestling in the Chiltern Hills, is famous for its river, excellent pubs and cafés, and easy access to London and Oxford. Sleeps 4 to 6 people with 2 double bedrooms plus double sofa bed in the sitting room (extra single mattress also available).
The house offers all you need for a great stay, with central heating, continuous hot water, well-equipped kitchen, comfortable light-filled sitting room and small sunny garden for eating and relaxing outside. Fresh linen and towels are provided, as well as starter bathroom and kitchen supplies, and additional food welcome pack (milk, tea, coffee etc.). Gas, electricity, unlimited internet access (BT Infinity & wifi) all included in rental price. Telephone also included (excluding premium or international calls). Wide-screen HD TV (and DVD) with HDMI and amplifier/speakers for your equipment. This is our family house that we let while we are away from Henley.
In addition to the upstairs bathroom (with bath and toilet) and ensuite shower in the rear bedroom, there is a downstairs toilet.
Henley-on-Thames railway station (links to London, Oxford, Reading etc.) is 0.7km from the house - approx. 10 minutes walk.
Easy free parking in the streets by the house.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Heathrow, Nearest railway: Henley-on-Thames 700 m|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
The Central England/Cotswolds region
Henley-on-Thames is one of the most picturesque historic towns within easy reach of London and Oxford. Surrounded by lovely countryside (the Chiltern Hills area of outstanding natural beauty, the River Thames) there are great facilities for walking and mountain biking, road cycling on quiet roads, riverside meadow walks,and country pubs accessible by road and a huge network of foot and bridle paths: interactive map at www.chilternsaonb.org/explore-enjoy/interactive-map.html). For rowers the Henley stretch is considered one of the best in the world and is home to Leander, Upper Thames and Henley rowing clubs. The town is famous for its pubs, cafés and restaurants, as well as hosting the Henley Womens' Regatta, the Royal Regatta, the Henley Festival and the Rewind Festival.
The house is an easy walk from the town centre and the river, and is only a few minutes' walk from footpaths and bridlepaths in the beautiful beech woods nearby.
Facilities in Henley-on-Thames:
Sports Centres / Gyms (for example the Henley Leisure centre: www.better.org.uk/leisure/henley-leisure-centre has short-term passes: www.better.org.uk/short-term-passes)
Health Food (Bodywise)
Lively little restaurants (Loch Fyne, Villa Marina, Cafe Le Raj and many others)
Excellent cafés (The Chocolate Café, Hot Gossip, Patisserie Valerie, Maison Blanc etc)
Pubs (about 10)
Markets (Thursdays in Market Place)
Independent Cinema (The Regal: www.picturehouses.co.uk/cinema/Regal_Picturehouse/)
Theatre (one of the the oldest in England!)
Riverside meadow walks (including childrens' play areas and the Thames Path)
Museum (the River & Rowing Museum)
Rowing clubs (Leander, Upper Thames, Henley)
Boat hire (rowing, motor - great for a picnic down the river!)
Cycling (the road club G.S. Henley is very welcoming)
Festivals and major Events (see www.henleystandard.co.uk/events/) include:
The Henley Festival (music, dance, the arts) - July; The Henley Literary Festival - September; The Henley Womens' Regatta - June; The Henley Royal Regatta - July; The Henley Youth Festival - ; The Henley Rewind Festival (80s music on Temple Island meadows - see www.rewindfestival.com/) - August; The Henley Show (agricultural) - September; The Henley Half Marathon; Open Water Swimming Events (see www.henleyswim.com/)
Nearby Historic Sites and Buildings:
National Trust properties (www.nationaltrust.org.uk/): Greys Court (Tudor country house with wonderful walled gardens), Hughenden Manor (home of Benjamin Disraeli), Basildon Park, Cliveden (home of Nancy Astor)
A brilliant day out with plenty to do and see! Visit one of the many ancient Oxford University colleges (including Christ Church where scenes from Harry Potter were filmed) or the excellent Ashmolean Museum (www.ashmolean.org/), stroll down the medieval backstreets or through the river meadows, hire a punt or rowing boat to explore the backwaters and riverside pubs, visit the Eagle & Child pub where Tolkein and CS Lewis shared their ideas.
A day visit by train or car is a must whatever your interests: historic monuments, museums, galleries, shopping, parks, Covent Garden, Camden Lock, South Kensington, The South Bank, and so much more.
Recommended: Madame Tussauds, The London Planetarium, Royal Zoological Society Regent's Park, Shakespeare's Globe, The London Eye, The Tower of London, Harrods, Trafalgar Square, The National Gallery, The Science Museum, Tate Modern, the Natural History Museum, the National Theatre, London Coliseum (opera and ballet), The Victoria & Albert Museum
To see Windsor Castle of course!
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