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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Northend, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9

Guide Price £1,950,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Master bedroom with en suite
  • 4 further bedrooms (1 en suite)
  • Family bathroom
  • 3 reception rooms
  • Kitchen/breakfast room
  • Integral 1 bed annexe
  • Sheds & workshop
  • Garage
  • Car port
  • EPC Rating = E

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Character home with potential in lovely Chiltern village setting


Swainswood is set high in the Chilterns in the lovely rural hamlet of Northend and enjoys a private and secluded position well situated within its own plot. It enjoys views over permanent pasture to the north and has its own lovely mature garden to the east and south. The views from the first floor windows across the lane to the south and west provide distant views over the Chilterns. Northend is one of the sought after peaceful Chiltern villages, and for day to day amenities has good access to Watlington.

Henley-on-Thames has excellent shopping and recreational facilities and a main line train service (via Twyford) to London Paddington. High Wycombe and Princes Risborough stations for access to the Chiltern line are also commutable. Oxford, Reading and the West / central London can easily be reached via the M40 and M4 via the A404(M).

There are some excellent pubs and restaurants in the area, including The Quince Tree, The Five Horseshoes at Maidensgrove, The Fox & Hounds at Christmas Common and several pubs in the Hambleden valley. The private estates of Turville Park and Wormsley provide beautiful surrounding countryside through which there are footpaths and bridleways for excellent riding and walking.


Built circa 1900, Swainswood is a character family house with flexible accommodation and an integral annexe. Our clients have owned the house for 30 years plus, and have cherished this lovely family home. The kitchen/breakfast room has a comprehensive range of wall and floor units with an island unit and Neff appliances. Glazed doors provide views out to the garden. The adjoining utility room houses a Grant oil-fired boiler for central heating and domestic hot water. The reception/dining hall provides a wonderful entrance to Swainswood, and the principal sitting room has a lovely wood burning stove and bay window, with glazed doors to the garden and exposed ceiling beam.

The practical integral ground floor annexe comprises a bedroom, shower room, sitting room and secondary kitchen, well fitted with a range of units, Indesit hob/double oven and extractor, stainless steel sink unit and separate door to garden. This section would be ideal for a relative or other family member.

5 bedrooms on the first floor ensure excellent family accommodation, including a master bedroom with wonderful views, a range of built-in wardrobes and an en suite bathroom with bath/shower attachment, low level WC and wash hand basin. There is an en suite guest bedroom with a westerly aspect, fitted cupboards and en suite bathroom, 3 other bedrooms and a family bathroom complete the accommodation, with a separate WC and box room in addition.

Swainswood is approached by a curving gravel driveway through electrically operated rustic wooden gates. There are well stocked and colourful herbaceous borders immediately to the front of the house through which the drive passes to a large parking and turning area and further parking by the Heritage style double garage/car port. The gardens are laid principally to lawn interspersed with specimen trees and shrubs, with a woodland boundary to the rear.

Immediately around the house are lovely raised terraces with a brick retaining wall accessed from the kitchen/breakfast room and the main sitting room, with southerly aspect. There is an additional single garage/implements store, 2 sheds, a pond, and importantly a secondary field gate access from the lane for access to the garden.

Square Footage: 4,117 sq ft
Acreage: 1.45 Acres


From the M40 (J6 Stokenchurch) take the A40 towards Oxford. Turn 1st left signposted Christmas Common and proceed for about 3 miles into Christmas Common; turn left towards Northend and follow the road into Northend village, leaving the pond on your right. Proceed across Northend common and follow the road out of the village, leaving Juniper Cottage on your right. Swainswood will be found after a short distance on the left-hand side.

From Henley-on-Thames:
Leave Henley on the Fairmile - A423 towards Nettlebed. Take the B480 right hand fork before the dual carriageway to "The Assendens" and Stonor. Go through Stonor. When you pass the entrance gates to Stonor House on your right, take the next right hand fork, signposted Turville Heath and Northend. Keep on this road (approx 2 miles) until you pass the village sign for "Northend", on your left. Continue up the hill, passing a gated entrance to "Swains House" on your right. After about 200 yards, "Swainswood" will be found on the right hand side

NB - If you come into the village with an old red telephone box on your right hand side, you have gone too far. Return down the hill and Swainswood is the first house on the left.

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22 July 2016

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