19 Ancastle Green, Henley-on-Thames, Oxon RG9 1TR
A deceptively spacious four-bedroom family home situated in a quiet residential location on the edge of Henley town centre, overlooking ‘The Green’ and having far-reaching views over the town to the wooded countryside beyond. This stylish home is the original design of the house, built in 1968 by an award-winning architect, of which only numbers 12 to 20 Ancastle Green incorporate. The property overlooks ‘The Green’ which is a tree lined park and communal open space
On approaching the property, the front garden offers a small patio area with flower beds, as well as an outside water tap. A footpath leads to a covered entrance porch, with storage cupboards and double bin unit.
The solid timber front door opens into the entrance hall, which has space for shoe racks and coat hooks. The cloakroom offers a modern white suite, comprising a pedestal wash hand basin and a low-level WC.
The sitting area has glazed sliding doors along one end which lead to the back garden. Separating the sitting area from the dining area is a three-sided glass box gas fire, which is a real feature of the room. A solid wood staircase leads to the first floor and has useful space beneath, currently used as a study area.
The kitchen has a range of modern wall and base units and work surfaces over, including a peninsular breakfast bar. There is a sink unit, brick-style tiles and a gas/electric double range cooker with an extractor hood over. A door opens into the galley-style utility room, which houses the gas-fired boiler, This offers handy stainless-steel drying racks and plenty of cupboard space. There is plumbing for a washing machine and space for a condensing tumble-dryer.
To the first floor there are four good sized bedrooms and two bathrooms. These are accessed from a large square galleried landing, which overlooks the dining area, below.
Currently, the second-largest bedroom is used as the master, and this has a front aspect with a large bay window with a window seat and storage under. Views are far-reaching over Henley town centre to countryside beyond. The room also offers a fitted wardrobe and a dressing table/mirror area.
The adjoining bedroom also has a front aspect with far-reaching views, window seat with storage and a fitted wardrobe. There are two further double bedrooms, each with fitted wardrobes and a rear-aspect overlooking the garden, which is backed by trees and foliage.
Bathroom one has a white suite comprising a panelled enclosed bath, a low-level WC, and pedestal hand basin. Bathroom two has a modern double shower cubicle, a low-level bidet, and a contemporary sink and low-level WC unit.
To the rear of the property is a large garden with doors from the living room, with a private patio terrace which has a westerly aspect. There is also a fitted bike rack, and garden shed with ‘green roof’ and water tap. An L-shaped storage bench unit with ‘living pergola’ offers a cosy seating area for private relaxation. The remainder of the garden is split level with a section of lawn, a section of ‘meadow grass’ flower beds and attractive water feature, and a section of decking dedicated to entertaining. This comes fitted with a stone barbecue/pizza oven unit, and fitted bench. Steps lead up to each garden space. A rear garden gate gives pedestrian access to the garage block via a private alley with secure keypad lock wooden gate. The single garage has an up and over door.
Living in Henley
This stylish home is the original design of the house, built in 1968 by an award-winning architect, of which only numbers 12 to 20 Ancastle Green incorporate. The property overlooks ‘The Green’ which is a tree lined park and communal open space
For those who want to be close to all amenities, this home is just a 10 minute walk from the elegant town hall and the square, which holds a bustling market every Thursday and has many cafe’s and restaurants.
This family home is perfectly located for both private and local schools. It is within catchment for both Trinity Primary School (Ofsted Outstanding) and Gillotts Secondary School (Ofsted Good). Henley Sixth Form College is approximately 5 minutes’ walk away.
Henley-on-Thames has a good range of local shops, pubs, restaurants, a three-screen cinema and the 200-year-old Kenton Theatre. The world-famous Henley Royal Regatta takes place in July, followed by the Henley Festival of Arts, the Rewind Festival in August and the Henley Literary Festival, which takes place every September/October. Phyllis Court country club is situated on the river and is a great place to socialise.
River pursuits include rowing and kayaking. Marina facilities are found at Harleyford and Wargrave. Golf at Henley Golf Club, Badgemore Park Golf Club. Other sports clubs include rugby, hockey, football and lawn tennis. There is superb walking, cycling and riding in the Chiltern Hills, a designated area of outstanding natural beauty.
The commuter is well provided for with the M4/M40 giving access to London, Heathrow, West Country and the Midlands. Henley Station has direct links with London Paddington 55 minutes (via Twyford Crossrail – Elizabeth Line 2020).
Reading – 7 miles
Maidenhead M4 Junction 8/9 – 11 miles
London Heathrow – 25 miles
London West End – 36 miles
Reading offers excellent shopping at the Oracle Shopping Centre. Recreational facilities include the Madejski Stadium, home to Reading Football Club and London Irish Rugby Club, with horse racing also available at Ascot, Newbury and Windsor.
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Local Authority – South Oxfordshire District Council
Council Tax Band – E
- 4 bed
- 2 bath
- 1 Garage