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3 bed House - Detached - For Sale
Schoolfields, Shiplake Cross, Henley-On-Thames

  • Well modernised detached bungalow
  • Subject of considerable expense and improvement
  • Designed for comfort and light
  • Useful home office
  • Solar panels
  • Loft hobby room
  • Well stocked garden with established shrubs
  • Parking for 4 cars
  • High quality fittings
  • Thoughtful design
A thoughtfully extended and modernised detached 3 bedroom property that has been the subject of considerable expense in a quiet residential private road that is convenient for Reading and Henley.


This detached bungalow was constructed in the 1920s. It has been extended and considerably improved by the present owners who have lived at the property for some 30 years.

It is completely private in a quiet setting in a private no through road. A great deal of care and attention to detail has been given to the property.

A Conservatory that spans the rear of the property has underfloor heating and overlooks the garden giving an additional light room that leads off the sitting room and kitchen. The sitting room has a vaulted ceiling with Velux windows and up lighting and like the library / third bedroom and dining room has a gas fire. The kitchen is a Magnet kitchen built of cherry wood and has a built-in dishwasher, washer-dryer, ceramic hob, twin oven/grill, fridge and freezer, heated towel rail and a cupboard housing the gas boiler. There are two main bedrooms, one en suite, and a surprise loft/hobby room. The main bathroom is particularly well fitted with a bath and separate shower. There is also a built-in sauna. A gas boiler supports the solar panels and this has been regularly serviced.

At the end of the garden, there is a twin roomed cabin/office with heating and a small library/store. The roof has been re-felted. There are two telephone lines to the property both with broadband connections.


The gardens are well planted around a brick and separate paved patio, where there is established lavender, honeysuckle that surround the patio which in turn takes you down a gravel path to a further patio and paving in front of the two room office/ cabin.

The front of the property has a trellis with established climbing plants and paving that leads to the front door where there is an outside light. There is pea shingle parking for 4 cars.


Shiplake cross is the parish of Shiplake which 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. Orwells and Plowden Arms are within walking distance.

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 ( which is less than 1/4mile ), The Abbey School for Girls, and Queen Anne's in Caversham. It 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 is golf at Henley and Huntercombe and racing at nearby Ascot, Windsor and Newbury. There are excellent walks beside the river and in the nearby Chiltern Hills.


Leave Henley towards Reading on the A 4155, go through Shiplake, passing the war memorial. Go past Shiplake college and take the next road on the right signposted to Binfield Heath. Schoolfields is the third turning on the right and Leeside is towards the end of the road on the left.


Mains services: Gas / Electricity / water / drainage. - Water softener.
Solar panels provide a feed-in-tariff of about £500 per year under contract until 2035

Council Tax: South Oxfordshire District Council
Band F, £2,838.75 in 2021 / 2022
EPC Rating: C

Council Tax and EPC

Council Tax: South Oxfordshire District Council
Council offices
135 Eastern Avenue
Milton Park
OX14 4SB
Band F £2,838.75 in 2020 / 2021

EPC Rating C

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