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4 bed Character Property - Detached - For Sale
Row Lane, Dunsden,

  • Character Detached House
  • Additional Converted Barn Office
  • Beautiful gardens
  • Driveway and Double Garage
  • Four Bedrooms
  • Three Reception Rooms
  • Central Family Kitchen
  • Close to Henley & Reading
  • Overlooking Open Countryside
  • Peaceful Rural Lane
A 17th Century modernised and extended family home, with grounds of appox 1/2 an acre, with the benefit of a detached, converted barn and beautiful south facing garden. EPC: E.


Situated in a rural position and yet convenient for Reading and onward travel to London Paddington. Henley-on-Thames offers a wide range of restaurants, boutique shops and a three screen cinema. Hunter's Cottage is in the catchment of Shiplake Primary School and is close to Queen Anne's, Reading Blue Coats and Shiplake College.

In the village of Dunsden, once the home of the renowned poet Wilfred Owen, there is a Church (All Saints); The Crown at Playhatch is also within one mile. Sonning, a pretty 16th Century village on the banks of the river Thames, is just 3 miles away, where there is a local pub, The Bull, The French Horn Hotel, a fine dining restaurant, and the Great House, part of the Coppa Club. Henley is host to the annual Royal Regatta followed by the Music festival. The M4 (Junc 8/9) provides fast motorway access to Heathrow, Central London and the West Country.

The Property

This charming family home was originally 3 cottages and part of the Phillimore Estate. The present owners, who have lived with their family in the house since 1972, have extended it twice and it now forms a comfortable family home. It is not listed and is constructed of brick under a tiled roof. The accommodation includes 4 bedrooms, with one bathroom and one shower room, both updated. There are 3 reception rooms and a well fitted kitchen/breakfast room. The house has Calor Gas central heating. Many of the windows have been replaced with leaded light double glazed windows from a local supplier. The house faces due South at the rear, overlooking the gardens and the detached barn. The gardens are well established with a play area and an area of lawn, with terraces areas of flagstone and also brick paving. There is a double garage with twin up and over doors.

From the Main Gate

Parking and gravel turning area with step and path leading to front door; with outside light, leading to;

Entrance Hall

With coats cupboard, shelves and hanging rail. Second staircase to first floor, and opening through to dining room;


A modern white suite, with low level WC, and wash hand basin set in vanity unit. Tiled floor and spashback.

Dining Room (4.46 x 3.82)

With cast iron Jotul wood burning stove, with attractive exposed brickwork, solid oak flooring and glazed sliding door to garden;

Kitchen/Breakfast Room (4.58 x 4.25)

A range of matching wooden units with oak wood surfaces, including 1.5 bowl sink unit, with mixer tap and drainer, range of cupboards with fitted drawers and further working surface, incorporating 4 ring electric hob, with extractor hood and light over, with Miele dishwasher, and further range of wall cupboards with concealed lights under, a Neff double oven and grill, integrated fridge, 2 wall light points, ceramic tiled floor. Door to original front porch, with door to rear garden, lead lighted windows,

Utility Room (2.05 x 1.78)

With Vaillant gas fired wall mounted boiler, with time controls and sealed copper hot water tank. Fitted immersion heater and plumbing for washing machine and space for tumble dryer. Fridge/freezer.

Sitting Room (4.58 x 2.93)

Double aspect, with TV point, wall light points and dimmer switch. Door to Inner Hall.

Inner Hall

With Open tread stairs to first floor and door to Cloakroom.


With low level WC, wash hand basin with vanity unit and tiled floor.

Drawing Room (9.19 x 4.22)

This large room opens out at the end of the house with a triple aspect and features a recessed fire place, with oak wooden floors and exposed timber beams. With wall light points, a range of shelving, and sliding glazed doors to patio area;

First Floor Landing

Bedroom 3 (4.68 x 4.22)

Double aspect with recessed ceiling spotlights, built in cupboard with hanging rail.

Bedroom 2 (5.44 x 4.22)

Triple aspect with recessed ceiling spotlight and access to loft.

Family Bathroom

A white suite with tiled enclosed bath, mixer tap with shower attachment over, oval pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC, heated towel rail and recessed ceiling spotlights.

Master Bedroom (4.6 x 4.25)

With hand built oak wardrobes and drawers to one wall, with wall light points, door to;

Dressing Room (2.8m x 2.53m)

Dressing Room with a good range of cupboards with hanging rail and shelves and wall light point.

En-Suite Shower Room

With fully tiled shower cubicle with tiled surround, low level WC, with wash hand basin, vanity unit. Recessed ceiling spotlights, shaver socket and heated towel ladder.

Bedroom 4/Study (4.72 x 3.85)

Cupboard to one wall with wooden floors, with built in cupboard with shelves and hanging rail.

Detached Barn - Dining Area (5.62 x 3.28)

Entrance Hall/Kitchen (future kitchen is not plumbed) with shower room, with shower cubicle and basin, and separate WC with wash hand basin. Water and electricity is connected.

Detached Barn - Sitting Area (7.32 x 5.62)

Sitting room with wood burning stove and sliding doors to garden.

Gardens & Grounds

The property is approached through a wooden 5 bar gate, leading to the double garage, parking and turning area. The plot extends to around 1/2 an acre, and like the house, has been the source of care and attention. The rear gardens have a southerly aspect and create a glorious sun trap, with an old brick herringbone patio, and path leading to the detached barn. To the side of the path, there is an area of lawn, with a fine magnolia tree and well stocked flower borders. The borders are stocked with lavender, hostas, and crocosmia, there is a variety of different colourful hydrangeas and mature rose bushes. There is a herb garden with chives, mint and basil, and an acer and ash tree. A clematis grows up the rear of the house, with an assortment of azaleas, heathers and peonies. The lawns are well tended and add to the harmony of this glorious setting.

Double Garage (7.08 x 5.05)

With twin metal up and over doors, power and light.


Calor gas central heating, mains electricity and water, septic tan, drainage. BT Infinity Broadband (up to 16 mbps).
South Oxfordshire District Council.
Council Tax Band: G
2021/22: £3392


Strictly by arrangement with Sole Agents Robinson Sherston on 01491 411 911 sales@robinsonsherston.co.uk.

Directions - RG4 9PS

Leave Henley on the A4155 towards Reading, going through Shiplake and then past Shiplake College on the left. Carry on past The Flowing Spring Pub and at the roundabout take the third exit to Playhatch and Dunsden. Go past The Crown pub and into Dunsden Green. At the green turn left, go round a sharp left hand bend and past the farm. Just past the All Saints Church turn immediately left into Row Lane. Hunters Cottage is the first property on the right.

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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