Escaping to your own private island has been the long-held fantasy of many, but as more people are working flexibly and exploring the benefits of outdoor living, a private and secluded home may seem more fundamental than far-fetched.
Considerably closer than the Caribbean, the private island of Wheatleys Eyot, on the market with riverside specialists Waterview in partnership with Dexters, is the perfect retreat for those seeking a private getaway from the hustle and bustle of the capital.
Soren Ravaux, Sales Director says ‘private islands have become increasingly popular in the last 12 months. These multi million pound exclusive homes are in high demand and are often snapped up the minute they come on to the market’.
Set in three acres of idyllic grounds, ‘Island House’ has undergone a complete renovation, now offering a contemporary four-bedroom family home, separate guest annexe, and a swimming pool with a poolside bar for entertaining.
With water on three sides, the riverside estate is accessed via a bridge and has a long private driveway leading up to the main house. The entrance hall leads you through to a spacious reception area with a fireplace and high vaulted ceilings overlooking the water. On the first floor, the galleried landing is large enough to make a second reception room and overlooks the main living space beneath. The house also features a satin-quartz kitchen fitted entirely with professional grade Fisher Paykel appliances.
In addition, there are three stables, a workshop, gym, sauna, and a separate apartment centred around the newly built outdoor pool and courtyard. The annexe containing a large double garage, is currently used by the owners as an Airbnb.
This property comes with it’s own private beach and a 62ft Thameside mooring which would be perfect for those seeking an outdoor lifestyle of sailing, swimming, kayaking, and boating to the nearby pubs. A sizable Koi pond and orchards make up the rest of the estate, making this property the ideal home for anyone looking for the perfect blend of town and country, all within the M25.
Soren Ravaux, Sales Director, says “as a riverside specialist I deal with a number of high end exclusive properties ranging from views of the River Thames to Sunbury-on-Thames. Wheatleys Eyot is particularly special due to its considerable grounds and luxury features which are in short supply.”