Upper Pindars

Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire
+44 (0)1491 628905

You get one whole floor of a 60s lapboarded house and a private, sheltered terrace in a wooded valley, five minutes from Henley-on-Thames


1 bedroom


Sleeps 2

The Experience

You’ll feel very private here with your own entrance to the ground-floor apartment. The owners live on the floors above but their terrace faces the other way and the only thing you overlook is a wooded valley, filled with bluebells in spring. Inside is neat-as-a-pin, fairly compact but entirely comfortable with a table in the window and a kitchen with all the basics.

A walk to Greys Court, a charming National Trust property across the valley with stunning walled gardens and Tudor house, will be a lovely day out, as will a stroll to the Malsters Arms for excellent food from their new French-trained chef, Gary. Eat out on the terrace on warmer days, stock up in Henley, where you’ll find good independent shops and river cruises. Anne can stock the cupboards with a few day’s notice, and you can buy eggs from her chickens when they’re laying.

It’s all very civilised and peaceful with a feel of The Hamptons, lots of mature trees and much space between the houses. Join footpaths for walks from the door.

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We think you'll love

  • Feeling secluded and surrounded by much nature
  • The lovely views across the valley
  • Humphrey the pig (he's a sculpture) surveying all from his stable door
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You should know

  • You need a careful approach to the front entrance if arriving from the east
  • No dogs or children


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
Check out
By 11am
Booking restrictions
Children over 7 welcome.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Pub 5-minute walk.


Nightly price
from £107
Weekly price
from £750
Damage deposit
Singles £100-£700. Extra bed/sofabed available £20-£100 per person per week.
1 Apartment for 2
From £1071 bedroom


A very pleasant 3-night stay at Upper Pindars. The position is fantastic, with the front windows looking past the bluebell-covered lawn across the rural valley towards Greys Court: in season the bluebells are replaced with daffodils or snowdrops. Walks start right from the property, through the bluebell wood to Greys Court itself (around 1 mile) or to Henley (2.5 miles) and then onward to a network of local paths and tracks. It's a short walk across adjacent fields to the village church and the excellent pub (the Maltsters Arms) where the newish owner has created a relaxed brasserie.

Mark, Cambridge

We loved our stay at Upper Pindars and found Anne to be a very approachable and generous host, who gave us great advice about what to do in the Chiltern area. The flat is comfortable and immaculately clean, and tastefully decorated with plenty of nice artwork on the walls. The views from all of the rooms over the valley are just gorgeous - rural England at it's best!

Val, Penrith

Set in a beautiful garden surrounded by woodlands, the apartment was in the ideal spot for exploring all that Henley has to offer. The well appointed space was immaculate and Anne was a wonderful host, graciously attending to all our needs. Highly recommended.

Carol, New York

Faultless. Anne was a splendid host and the property was first class. It has recently been refurbished so everything was in pristine working order, yet it was still very homely and comfortable. We had lovely stay

Aneta, London

Enhanced by the entertaining, ebullient Anne, this is a secluded idyll in beautiful woodland, yet only 4 miles from the bustle of Henley, with its Regattas, Literary Festival, Music Festival and a lively Thursday market. There's also the lovely river Thames to enjoy.

Jan, Sawday's inspector

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The neighbourhood

The house lies on the edge of a steep, wooded valley with some marvellous old trees overlooking Greys Court. Just across the field is the church of St Nicholas with its very early font, the pub and then the village of Rotherfield Greys. You're surrounded by owls, foxes (who have unfortunately eaten Anne's rare breed chickens), red kites and woodland birds. You're near to Henley for boating.

Local points of interest from Anne Robertson

  • St.Nicholas Church, has a fine brass of Sir Roger de Grey, and a magnificent monument in the side chapel, dedicated to someone surprising, I shan't spoil this for you!
  • A special feature of Greys Court is the wonderful wisteria in the walled garden, almost 130 years old, and we have a perfect view across the fields and trees to this lovely building,
  • Our garden is carpeted in spring with first snowdrops then wild daffodils and finally bluebells which extend across the wood and we have our own 'Pudding Stone' dating back to the Ice Age! We hear the owls at night and the woodpeckers in the day
  • The garden leads out to a footpath, from where you can walk to Henley or left to the pretty Nat: Trust woods. There are many footpaths and bridleways , some going through the Nettlebed Estate and can all be made into circular walks, varying in mileage.
  • This is a cyclist's haven, on road/off road, up hill down dale! Numbers of of middle aged men in lycra can be seen! Keen oarsmen might like to visit the River & Rowing Museum in Henley + boats can be hired from Hobbs. Henley Golf Course is close by too
  • The Mill at Sonning. The theatre is near by, dinner and parking is included in the ticket, an entertaining night out and totally hassle free. There is also the Kenton Theatre and a comfortable cinema in Henley with three screens. All bookable online.


Anne Robertson

Anne and Nigel have lived in the area for some time but have recently moved here in order to have less land to look after. Anne was a potter, is a rare breed chicken enthusiast and a conservationist. She will greet you but otherwise you shan't have any contact unless you need it. They both speak French and Nigel has a host of languages up his sleeve - German, Spanish and Russian among them.