An opportunity to escape the rat-race and be part of the small friendly island community. Create your own homely retreat from this delightful 3 bedroom riverside bungalow set in a prime position on this tranquil island within the River Thames, enjoying panoramic views and 50' plus slipway.
- Tranquil island setting accessible by boat
- 50' Direct river frontage including a slipway
- Attractive panoramic views
- 3 Bedrooms
- Large open plan living space opening onto full width riverside terrace
- Only 1.25 miles from village centre
- Connected to all main services
- Available with immediate position and no onward chain.
Until the end of the 19th century Pharaoh's Island was formally known, as Dog Ait' acquiring its name following the construction of the The Sphinx' being first house on the island commissioned by Sir Cyril Atkinson, an English High Court Judge and Conservative Party politician, who's hobbies included Egyptology. Subsequent properties on the island followed were named in the Egyptian theme, so the island was renamed Pharaoh's Island. Over the years 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.
Maleesh, is a brick built bungalow constructed in 1977, to replace the existing boat house, and was later extended in 1999 to now provide 975 sq.ft (90.58 sq.m) of living space situated in a prime position on the island with fine views over this picturesque stretch of the river and the Towpath. The light and spacious accommodation has a contemporary feel with a large open plan, triple aspect living space with bi-fold and patio doors opening onto a raised riverside terrace, flooding the room with natural light. Adjoining is the kitchen that is a lovely light and sunny area, fitted with a range of white fronted units inset with an integrated halogen hob, cooker hood and oven. Provision has been made for a washing machine and fridge/freezer. A door leads off the rear of the living room into a lobby that separates the bedroom accommodation. The two double bedrooms have built in wardrobes; the third is a good-sized single room and all share a family bathroom. Services: The property is connected to all main services. Parking: There is a small resident's carpark adjoining the communal landing stage on the Shepperton bank. Council Tax
Band: F. EPC Rating: D
Pharaoh's Island is situated in the middle of the Thames with Shepperton on the north bank and Weybridge to the south. Today the island consists of 23 properties 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 and its warm sense of small friendly community. There is small private residents car park and additional public parking on the Towpath. Shepperton offers a friendly thriving 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. .