Properties in Henley-on-Thames
Luxury properties right in the heart of historical Henley
Henley-on-Thames is one of the most beautiful towns in England, recently voted by The Times as one of the best places to live in the English countryside and a regular winner of RHS Britain in Bloom medals.
Henley's riverside location, surrounded by a Chiltern landscape of wooded hills and green fields, lends itself to relaxation, long lunches and quirky shopping in the many independent shops still offering the personal touch. It's an antique hunter's paradise and also has many small galleries in which to browse for paintings and sculpture.
But it's not just beautiful, Henley really knows how to throw a party! It has an international reputation earned over 175 years by the world's greatest and best known rowing regatta, Henley Royal Regatta. It is a highlight of both the summer sporting calendar and the social season with thousands of visitors attending over a 5-day period. Spectators are thrilled by over 200 races of an international standard, which includes both Olympians and crews new to the event.
In addition to watching the racing, visitors can take in the ambience of the enclosures, enjoy the array of restaurants, bars and shops available, as well as the charming views of Henley and the River Thames. It showcases England at its most quintessential.
The town also splashes out with the 'joie de vivre' of the summer arts festival and gets into the groove with '80's music festival 'Rewind' in August. October sees the Henley Literary Festival, with well known authors and performers delivering talks and performances over several days. In fact Henley is a town of festivals, offering a series of world class events to delight visitors and residents alike throughout the year.
Henley's historic heart sits just a few strides from the River Thames. The main street has many Georgian frontages covering older buildings and among the 300 buildings within the town designated 'of special architectural or historical interest' are St Mary's Church, the Town Hall, Market Place and the 18th Century stone bridge.
If you're hungry or thirsty or just wish to enjoy the atmosphere of the town, the paved market place offers a number of cafes with outside seating whilst in the compact town centre there are numerous locally run tea shops and cafes plus a host of well known restaurants and wonderful pubs, some of whom brew their own ale. Further afield there are award-winning restaurants and pubs in many of the surrounding villages.
Fundamentally Henley on Thames is a town dedicated to enjoying the River Thames at its most beautiful throughout the changing seasons. So bring a picnic, pick up a copy of The Wind in the Willows, rent a deckchair and settle for an hour or two at Mill Meadows, the pleasant park situated close to the station, just a brief walk from the town centre. Or get on the river yourself to indulge in the full beauty of the location by hiring a boat or joining one of the regular scheduled trips.
Just 45 mins by car from Oxford, "the city of the dreaming spires", just 25 minutes drive to Reading and with London less than an hour away, Henley is a fantastic location to stay for both business and pleasure.
The Henley Coach House is a stunning property in a great location, very close to the River Thames in the heart of the old town of Henley. It is extremely versatile, capable of sleeping up to 8 people comfortably in 3 separate areas, it's a perfect choice for a group of couples, larger families or groups of business travellers.