Cemetery Lodge home swap

Built in 1868 as a cottage for the gravedigger of the municipal cemetery for Henley, the house stands alone by the cemetery gate, at the end of the Fair Mile, a formal avenue leading to the town. It is a brick neo-gothic cottage with a small garden containing a ping-pong table, sunbeds and an above-ground pool, surrounded by woodland. Downstairs is much larger than upstairs, with an open plan living room/dining room/kichen with oak beams, an aga and a piano. There is also a conservatory, WC, and a smaller parlour with an open fire. There is under floor central heating, oak floorboards, Freesat TV and Wifi. Upstairs there are two large bedrooms, one with an oak trussed roof, and a bathroom.

About the location

Behind the house is a footpath to Lambridge Wood, an ancient beech wood with bluebells in April. The cemetery itself is a peaceful place with two chapels the same age as the house. There are no immediate neighbours but The Golden Ball, an excellent pub/restaurant, is on the other side of the Fair Mile and Lower Assendon also has a pub for locals, The Rainbow. The Fair Mile is as long as it sounds, so its a bit of a walk to Henley, but a short bike ride on a path suitable for kids. Henley is a picture postcard town famous for its rowing regatta, and has all the pubs, shops, restaurants and tea shops you need, and a park by the river. There are some direct trains to London from Henley station, and Oxford is 30 minutes by car.

Henley on Thames (HE32778)

Oxfordshire,   England

  • 2 bed   (sleeps 4) 1 bath

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  • Open to offers

Dates available

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Swap duration: Open to offer


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Membership expiry date: 03 Jun 2015