Kantara is one of the two original properties set in a commanding position within the principal plot on this tranquil private island in the River Thames. The island has a fascinating history and gained its name and that of its properties, as it was purchased by the Treasury and given to Lord Nelson, following his victory at the Battle of the Nile and it is reputed he used it as a fishing island. The island has also played host to a number of celebrities, artists and notorieties, who appreciate the privacy and seclusion offered by its boat only access.
The property dates back to the 1920 s and has been in our clients occupation for the past 45 years. It has been extended over the years to approximately 1662 sq.ft, being on a single level it offers an adaptable layout with up to five bedrooms. The bungalow has a charm and character with a lovely homely feel but today it would benefit from refurbishment or would make a wonderful re-development project. Due to its unique position on the point of the island facing upstream, when the river is flowing fast you get the sensation of being on a boat and the other benefit is that your moorings do not get silted up. All the rooms enjoy beautiful river and garden views and are resplendent with natural light, especially the large south facing riverside lounge that has large picture windows on three sides. Council Tax Band: G
- Prime position on Island in the River Thames
- 0.3 Acre plot with 460' river frontage
- Versatile layout offering 4/5 bedrooms, 3/4 reception rooms and two bathrooms.
- Refurbishment/re-development potential
- No onward chain and immediate possession
- Westerly facing garden
Garden and Exterior
The beautifully kept and substantial gardens extend to approximately 0.3 acre with extensive lawns inset with a variety of specimen shrubs and trees including magnificent willows that provide welcome shade and privacy. To the rear of the plot is a summerhouse and arbour covered path that runs down the centre of the island giving access to communal landing stage and Green, where the island residents hold their annual events. The southern bank has recently undergone extensive campsheding and there are concrete landing stages to both sides providing extensive mainstream mooring.
Pharaoh's Island is situated in the middle of the Thames with Shepperton to the north bank and Weybridge to the south. Today the island consists of 23 properties and is accessed by boat only which takes less than a minute to across this short stretch of the river, but once over, you immediately begin to feel the peaceful tranquillity of island life away from traffic. There is small private residents car park and additional public parking on the Towpath. Shepperton offers a friendly village community, ideal for bringing up a family and boasts an excellent selection of state and private schools, catering for all age groups. The village centre with its traditional bustling High Street, bus routes and station providing a service to London Waterloo (53 minutes) are within approximately 1.7 miles. Close by are lakes used for open water swimming, Desborough Sailing Club and the Towpath forms part of the Thames Path that runs from the Thames flood barrier at Woolwich to Kemble in Gloucestershire. Historic "Old Shepperton" with its picturesque Church Square, fine Norman Church, reputable selection of public houses and restaurants are all within an easy stroll. For the motorist, junction 1, M3, the start of the A316 to London and junction 11, M25 are 3.8 and 3.4 miles respectively.