What is Henley like?
Henley is all about classy, family-friendly living, the perfect blend of small-town bustle and rural idyll. This is an area of exquisite scenery and splendid heritage sites (including Stonor Park, Greys Court and Mapledurham House), and, of course, it is the perfect place for enjoying the river. And, of course, it is the perfect place for messing about on the river. Henley Royal Regatta remains an elegant and exciting high point of the Season, and smaller Thames-side towns such as Pangbourne and Sonning are still redolent of the river’s Edwardian heyday.
We cover an area bounded by the M4 in the south, the M40 in the north, the A404 in the east and the A34 in the west. It’s a prime territory that includes a wonderful array of idyllic villages and charming riverside towns.
Property in Henley
Our property profile ranges from apartments to the ultimate in country estates, but our core market is for properties priced from £500,000 and we have an outstanding track record.
Property in the Henley area offers a great choice of styles and periods covering all that’s best in domestic architecture: Tudor cottages, Georgian townhouses, Victorian villas and Arts & Crafts houses are all well represented, alongside some quality contemporary developments.
The villages around Henley, such as Remenham and Hambleden, are affluent and highly picturesque, nestling in the glorious Chiltern landscape against a backdrop of beechwoods and rolling hills. The towns and villages along the Thames are particularly sought-after; among the most popular are Pangbourne, Marlow, Goring, Sonning, Shiplake and Wargrave.
The local scene
Apart from being a famous rowing centre, the town has a wide selection of sports clubs, including the acclaimed Henley Hawks rugby club, which Savills Henley is proud to sponsor. A busy cultural scene includes annual music, literature, film and food festivals; a historic theatre; a four-screen cinema; and the award-winning River and Rowing Museum.
The superb range of fine restaurants in the area includes the elegant Phyllis Court Club, the Hotel du Vin, the Fat Duck at Bray, the French Horn at Sonning and the Manoir aux Quat’Saisons at Great Milton.
Trains from Henley Station connect with mainline services at Twyford, reaching London Paddington in about 55 minutes. Services from Reading take about 25 minutes.
Junction 8/9 of the M4 is approximately 6 miles away, providing fast access to central London, Heathrow and the West Country. The M40, just 11 miles to the north, links to Birmingham.
Heathrow Airport is about 24 miles away.
Schools in Henley
Henley has excellent state and independent schools including Rupert House and Gillotts. Other prestigious schools in the area include the Oratory, Moulsford Prep, Cranford House, Wellington College and Queen Anne’s.