Thameside cottage where ‘Lewis’ was filmed for sale; it is just the perfect place for ‘messing about in boats’
Two episodes of the Inspector Morse sequel, Lewis, were filmed at Thatched Cottage at Mile End Reach, Henley-on-Thames. The cottage – last sold in 2000 for £1,075,000 – is now on the market for £3,600,000 through Knight Frank.
A true “chocolate box” of a property, Thatched Cottage was built in 1897 and was at one point home to the Queen Mother’s cousin, Elizabeth Bowes Lyons. It currently comprises of 3,938 square foot of accommodation and has planning permission for a substantial extension that would take it to a grand total of 6,580 square foot.
The highlight of the property, however, is its 1-acre plot as it comes complete with 99 foot of frontage to the River Thames and “unspoilt views over the river and water meadows beyond”. The current owners moor two boats on the property’s private moorings.
In The Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame famously wrote:
“Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats”.
For anyone with such a passion, 5-6 bedroomed Thatched Cottage would be just the perfect spot.
Update: 21st February 2016: According to The Sun, the cottage has been sold to the comedian Russell Brand for circa £3.3 million.