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Properties of the week: homes available for the first time in years

Featuring two homes on the market for the first time in 70 years

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Oxfordshire: £5.5m

Longlands House, Henley

Longlands House, Henley

On the market for the first time since the 1970s, Henley’s largest Georgian house has a rich history and was built for King Henry VIII’s confessor. Located in the heart of Henley-on-Thames, with panoramic views of the River Thames from a large private roof terrace. 8 beds, 6 baths, 5 receps, kitchen. 

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Cornwall: £1.35m

Quay House, Helford

Quay House, Helford

Available for sale for the first time in over 40 years, this detached house is located yards from the Helford River, which has inspired many writers, notably Daphne du Maurier. The property enjoys views across to the sailing club and down the estuary. Main suite with dressing area, 4 further beds, 2 showers, 2 receps, kitchen, utility, garage, terraced area with pond, formal lawns, parking. 

3

West Sussex: £1.995m

The Old Rectory, East Marden

The Old Rectory, East Marden

Located in the South Downs National Park, this charming Grade II house, which has been in the same family for over 40 years, is set in mature gardens including fruit trees and a kitchen garden. 6 beds (1 en suite), family bath, 3 receps, kitchen/breakfast room, hobbies room, utility, larder, 2 original brick and flint outbuildings (a former coach house/stables), parking. 

4

London: £4.5m

Devonshire Close, Marylebone

Devonshire Close, Marylebone

An attractive house on in a pretty cobbled mews in the heart of Marylebone Village, close to Bond Street and Regent’s Park. Offered for sale for the first time in more than 40 years, it boasts large windows and a roof terrace. 2 beds, 2 baths, 2 receps, double garage. 

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Chelmsford: £1.1m

Clock House, Boreham

Clock House, Boreham

A Grade II, timber-framed house with a separate 3-bed cottage that forms part of the front wing, this property is for sale for the first time in 55 years. The dining room features a red-brick fireplace and an original window believed to date from 1565. 4 beds, family bath, 2 receps, kitchen/breakfast room, study, summerhouse, shed, garage/workshop, parking, mature garden. 

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Oxfordshire: £850,000

Southern Road, Thame

Southern Road, Thame

On the market for the first time in 34 years, this Grade II house, dating back to the 17th century, is in the heart of the town centre. Featuring an open fireplace, exposed beams, and an oriel window. 4 beds (1 with WC), 2 baths, 2 receps, kitchen/breakfast room, conservatory, garage, courtyard gardens. 

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Somerset: OIEO £800,000

Rainbow Cottage, Friary, Freshford

Rainbow Cottage, Friary, Freshford

A 19th century cottage in an idyllic location close to Bath, which is on the market for the first time in 70 years. The garden includes plum, damson and apple trees, the remains of a medieval water mill and a patio area with steps leading down to the river. Rainbow Cottage has the benefit of riparian rites in the river, which allow for fishing and boating. 4 beds, 2 baths, 2 receps, kitchen, utility, parking. 

8

Surrey: £3.325m

Blackhills, Esher

Blackhills, Esher

A picturesque 1930s house in a 1.74 acre plot with mature gardens and a swimming pool. On the market for the first time in 70 years, the property retains many original features including wood panelling and fireplaces. Close to Sandown Park, skiing, golf and go-karting, and a short drive to Hampton Court Palace. 6 beds, 2 suits, 3 further beds, games room, 2 baths, 4 receps, kitchen, 1.74 acres. 

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West Sussex: OIEO £700,000

Maltravers Street, Arundel

Maltravers Street, Arundel

A delightful Arts & Crafts town house available on the market for the first time in 60 years. The property was designed in 1860 by Joseph Hansom, who designed Arundel Cathedral and the Hansom cab. Period features include Mullion windows. Double-aspect main suite, 2 further beds, family bath, 1 recep, L-shaped kitchen/dining room, courtyard garden. 

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