Towns and villages
Wargrave to Bray – arguably one of the most famous and beautiful stretches of the River Thames passing through Henley, Marlow, Bourne End, Cookham, Maidenhead and Taplow.
Henley on Thames – famous for the international Regatta held annually in July since 1839. A thriving riverside town with a lively community and an excellent selection of shops, restaurants, patisseries and hotels.
Marlow – entered on the south side by the unique suspension bridge built in 1832 leading to the picturesque High Street of largely period buildings, many retaining their original Georgian facades. A diners paradise with retail opportunities to match. No wonder Marlow continues to be one of the most sought after towns in the home counties.
Bourne End – once home to Andrews Boatbuilders the designers of the graceful and coveted Andrews ‘Slipper’ Launch. A small town with a charm all of it’s own offering a marina, station and a number of beautiful riverside homes/developments.
Cookham – A very pretty “chocolate box” village on the banks of the Thames. The village enjoys a plethora of quality restaurants, pubs and small shops. In 2011 The Telegraph newspaper voted Cookham the second richest village in the UK.
Taplow – Steeped in history with Cliveden House, former home of the Astors, perched high above with it’s stunning grounds running down to the river at Cliveden Reach. Taplow Riverside, now a conservation area in it’s own right, enjoyed fame and frivolity in the Edwardian era with weekend parties at the Guards Officers Club and the houses in River Road.
Maidenhead – Boulters Lock is the riverside focal point for this historic town. With Crossrail predicted to cause a rise in property prices, demand is stronger than ever in this popular town.
Moorings and Marinas
While some will be lucky enough to find a property with it’s own mooring, for those less fortunate, the area is well served by marinas and boatyards for boats of all sizes and type. Please contact our offices and we will be delighted to advise you on the nearest marina that will suit your needs and property availability.
By road, this area is well served by the M4 and M40 motorways and their connecting road, the A404. This framework ensures quick and convenient access to London, Birmingham, Reading, Heathrow airport, and all major routes from the M25. Current rail services to London Paddington offer fast trains from Maidenhead (approximately 25 minutes), direct rush hour trains from Henley (approximately 45 minutes) and Taplow, and branch line services from Marlow, Bourne End and Cookham. These services are set be enhanced by the forthcoming Crossrail Link due to be completed in 2018 offering direct services from Maidenhead across London to the City and Kent.
Living the Lifestyle
The area is fortunate enough to host some of the country’s best eateries with a choice of Michelin Starred restaurants from acclaimed chefs such as Heston Blumental at the Fat Duck and Alain Roux at the Waterside Inn. For those on a smaller budget, there is a huge choice gastropubs, independent coffee shops and international restaurants. There is a wealth of quality shopping opportunities in our high streets with familiar brands like Jack Wills, Crew Clothing, and Monsoon as well as quality independent boutiques.
For those in pursuit of sports, the river offers a choice of private rowing and sailing clubs (further details on request). On dry land, you will be spoilt for a choice of health clubs, spas and gyms. There is an unrivalled choice of golf clubs close at hand, including Stoke Park, Temple, Harleyford, and Winter Hill. Many of these are just a stone’s throw from the banks of the Thames.
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