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5 Holiday Homes for Henley Boat Races, UK

When attending Henley Boat Races you need the perfect accommodation, so look no further. These homes are the best of the best


Yellow boat paddle above a lake at sunset

If you’re heading to Henley-On-Thames in between June and July for Henley Boat Races, then we’ve got the perfect accommodation for you. When enjoying an event as incredible as this, your home has to match the standards, so heed our expert advice and book one of these gems to truly complete the experience.

Where to reside near Henley Boat Races

Take a look at 5 of the very best holiday homes in our Henley-On-Thames collection. If these don’t meet your high expectations, then nothing will.

A Royal Regatta

A Royal Regatta, Plum Guide home in Berkshire, UK

A Royal Regatta, Plum Guide home in Berkshire, UK

Click to book A Royal Regatta now: from £130 per night You’ll find this cosy apartment on a typically Tudor-style street in the idyllic Henley-upon-Thames. Step outside the front door and you’re on a quaint road lined with boutique shops and cafés as bunting adorns the lamp-posts. It’s a three-minute stroll to the river, where the Royal Regatta takes place annually, and cruises drift up and down year-round. A big bay window bathes the living room in natural light and a comfy leather or velvet sofa await wearing legs at the end of the day. The original fireplace and small book library add a homely touch to the place. The kitchen is a vision of modern convenience, with all the bits and pieces you need to cook every meal of the day. Or, head out to the restaurants and pubs of Henley-on-Thames – you’re right in the heart of town after all. Sleeps up to 5 | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Babes In Toyland

Babes In Toyland, Plum Guide home in Oxfordhsire

Babes In Toyland, Plum Guide home in Oxfordhsire

Click to book Babes In Toyland now: from £550 per night Pretty as a picture, this period townhouse in the heart of Henley is the perfect choice if you're looking for a quintessential English home with everything right on its doorstep. Just moments away from the riverside, there are shops, restaurants and cafes aplenty and – best of all – the host has an agreement with the pub next door which can provide room service food and drink during your stay. Set over three floors and packed with character features, it's a charming place with a contemporary extension to the rear making for a bright, open plan living space. The kitchen is all set up for easy cooking at home, and you can choose to eat at the dining table or, if the sun gods are smiling, open up the bi-folding doors and sit out in the pretty courtyard garden. If you're here to do some serious walking in the Chiltern Hills, the addition of a boot room with a shower is useful, and there's a snug at the front of the house for cosy evenings in. Sleeps up to 10 | 4 Bedrooms | 4 Bathrooms

Whistle A Happy Song

Whistle A Happy Song, Plum Guide home in Oxfordshire, UK

Whistle A Happy Song, Plum Guide home in Oxfordshire, UK

Click to book Whistle A Happy Song now: from £165 per night Surrounded by Chiltern's landscape of wooded hills and verdant fields, this home in Henley-on-Thames (recently voted by The Times as one of the best places to live in the English countryside) is the perfect spot for an easy-going escape. With its wood floors, farmhouse-style kitchen and large garden, you’ll have no trouble unwinding and settling into a slower pace of life. Enjoy breakfast in your private outdoor haven and ask your host to arrange an at-home massage for a luxurious start to any day. Then go out to explore your surroundings – Henley-on-Thames is just a fifteen-minute walk away where independent shops and restaurants line cobbled streets and the River Thames provides beautiful waterside walks. After a day soaking up the beautiful scenery, come back home for an evening jam session with the guitar and drum in the living room before firing up the barbecue for a meal under the stars. Alternatively, sit down to a celebratory meal prepared by a private chef, arranged by your host. When you’re ready to turn in, two elegant country-style bedrooms wait to drift you into a peaceful night’s sleep. Sleeps up to 6 | 2 Bedrooms | 1 Bathroom

Champagne River

Champagne River, Plum Guide home in Oxfordshire

Champagne River, Plum Guide home in Oxfordshire

Click to book Champagne River now: from £490 per night Right in the heart of the pretty town of Henley-on-Thames, this period home has been given a modern and fresh facelift. Just a minute from the river and set on one of its most attractive streets, this perfect little piece of history was built as a chapel in 1850. Set over three floors, and with many of its character features preserved, it's now a rather swish place for a family get-together or a reunion of friends. White, grey and pink tones make for a relaxing feel and the home is filled with natural light. There's a sleek new kitchen, with all the mod cons should you decide to cook at home, but this town is also known for its great bars and restaurants – which are conveniently within walking distance. We especially love this home’s back garden, with its plush seating, greenery and charming glass shed. And the luxury bathroom, complete with a big, freestanding tub and double sink unit, is the stuff of dreams. In the evenings, sit outside on the patio set with a bottle of wine or stroll two minutes down to the river for a G&T at one of the waterside pubs. Oh, and if you happen to be staying during the Henley Regatta, it's practically outside your front door. Sleeps up to 8 | 4 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

White Dahlias

White Dahlias, Plum Guide home in The Cotswolds

White Dahlias, Plum Guide home in The Cotswolds

Click to book White Dahlias now: from £110 per night This cosy studio in the heart of sleepy Highmoor Cross is the perfect match for couples or solo travellers seeking an idyllic escape in the Cotswolds. Whitewashed walls give a feeling of spaciousness and cleverly positioned skylights flood the home with natural light. A squashy tan leather loveseat is an ideal spot for a moment to yourself, while the breakfast bar calls for a shared brunch with locally sourced produce. Pull on your wellies or jump on your bike and take to the numerous walking and cycling trails right on your doorstep. Head out on the forty-five-minute ramble to Grey’s Court – a Tudor country house with delightful gardens and a quaint tea room. Or, set off in the car for thirteen minutes to Henley-on-Thames and take a rowing boat out on the river. Finish the day with a pint of real ale and a slap-up meal in one of the market town’s many traditional pubs. Sleeps up to 2 | 1 Bedroom | 1 Bathroom

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