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.