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4 bed Character Property - Detached - Sold
Northfield Avenue, Lower Shiplake, Henley-On-Thames

  • Detached period house
  • Beautiful garden backing onto fields
  • Private Road
  • Three reception rooms
  • Four bedrooms
  • Detached double garage
  • Gated driveway
  • Popular riverside village with pub, shop, school and station
  • No Chain
An elegant detached family home with secluded garden overlooking open fields, set in a private road close to the village centre, railway station and River Thames.

Field House

This handsome family house dates back to the Edwardian period and retains much of the original period detail. One enters the house into a light ornate tiled central hallway off which all the ground floor rooms are accessible and elegant stairs lead to the first floor. To the left is a formal dining room with open fireplace and connecting door to the kitchen, and to the right a lovely sitting room with an angled box bay window and open fireplace. There is a large living room with sliding patio doors stepping out to the garden. The kitchen has a open plan breakfast area and there is separate utility room and cloak room.

The first floor has four generous bedrooms, all which have character and lovely views, there is an ensuite shower room off the rear bedroom and a family shower room (easily converted back to a bathroom) off the landing. Through the house there is delightful atmosphere which is enhanced by the lovely period features including ornate ceilings and elegant multipane bay windows. The house now could do with some updating here and there, but houses of such distinction as Field House are rarely brought to the market.

Garden and Grounds

The house is approached up the elegant private road and sweeps into a shingle driveway providing generous parking and leading up to the double garage which is set back to the side of the house. There is side access on both sides of the house leading through to the beautiful rear garden which is a particularly fine feature of the property, with a paved patio area, and to either side are lovely mature boarders priding year-round colour and a peaceful and secluded backdrop to the house. The garden backs onto a lovely open field which completes the beautiful setting and was the inspiration for the name, Field House.


Northfield Avenue is a private no through road access from the heart of the village. Field House is located towards the far end and is one of the original houses built on the road.

Shiplake is a very popular Thames side village. Local amenities include a village shop/post office, butcher, garage, and The Baskerville, an award-winning public house and restaurant.

The railway station gives mainline access (via Twyford) in 8 minutes or Reading (18 minutes) with a fast service to London, Paddington (from 25 minutes). Henley-on-Thames, Marlow and Reading are all within easy reach and offer a more comprehensive range of shopping, leisure and recreational facilities.

The area is well served for schools, including Reading Blue Coat, Shiplake College, The Abbey School for Girls, and Queen Anne's in Caversham. Field House is also in the catchment area of Shiplake Primary School.
There are boating activities on the River Thames, and Henley is world-famous for the annual Henley Royal Regatta and hosts the Henley Festival of Music & Arts, Henley Literary Festival and regional farmers markets.
There are excellent walks beside the river into Henley and in the nearby Chiltern Hills.


Mains services: Electricity / water / sewerage.

Please note that the television reception in some areas in and around Henley can be poor. Booster equipment may be required for terrestrial reception or a satellite dish may be required for reception of all required channels which shall at the Tenant’s expense and subject to both any planning consents and the Landlord’s consent.

Council Tax: South Oxfordshire District Council

EPC Rating: E


Strictly by arrangement with the sole agent Robinson Sherston on 01491 411 911, henley@robinsonsherston.co.uk

Sales Disclaimer

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Nothing in these particulars shall be deemed to be a statement that the property is in good structural condition or that any services, appliances, equipment or facilities are in good working order. Measurements and distances referred to are given as a guide only whilst descriptions of the property are subjective and are used in good faith as an opinion and not as a statement of fact. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise on such matters prior to purchase.

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