The most expensive house in Oxfordshire could be all yours, if you have a few million to spare.

Bird Place is a period property set on a 2.2. acre plot, adjoining the River Thames in Henley.

Dating from the eighteenth century, Bird Place is a two-minute walk from the centre of Henley but is equally separated from the town by the river.

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It can be all yours, if you have a cool £9,000,000 tucked away somewhere.

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The house

Bovingdons, which is marketing the property, states the house enjoys around 7,500 square feet of accommodation in total, set across three levels.

However, the house does require some refurbishment.

Bird Place has high ceilings and lots of period features, with what is described as a ‘grand’ gated driveway leading up steps to the main entrance in which the large hallway is situated.

The hallway leads to formal drawing and dining rooms on each side.  

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Bird Place also has a large family room, cloakroom and kitchen/breakfast room, that completes the ground floor.

A cellar runs across the entire floorplan of the main house, with more than enough space for a workshop or bespoke wine cellars.

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The house has large working fireplaces and the space to store wood in dry conditions.

There are seven bedrooms on the first floor, the highlight of these rooms being the principal bedroom suite with en-suite bathroom. Bovingdons  states these rooms have ‘outstanding’ views across the grounds.

There are also three further bedrooms, serviced by three further bathrooms and all benefitting from the same ‘magnificent’ views over the grounds.

The gardens and grounds

The outdoor space belonging to Bird Place is not much smaller than Henley cricket pitch, with private moorings, a scenic inlet with reed beds, a private bridge and even a pitch-and-putt across water creating a unique riverside estate.

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In the past, the 400 feet of moorings have occasionally been let, as have the gravel driveways which extend around the side of the property.

If you want to get away from it all, large trees comprising of hornbeam, horse chestnut and yew create a ‘secret garden’ atmosphere, alongside the lawn which stretches from the house to the river.

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If all that was not enough, an orangery by the river could be ideal for entertainment or working from home and the heated swimming pool provides a relaxation spot right in your own back garden.

As the property as a mix of commercial permits, Bird Place has the potential to generate between £50,000 - £100,000 in rental income per year.


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