Fancy owning an island? This five-bed Thames home has its own beach

Fancy a slice of island life? Forget dreams of the Caribbean, this five-bed Thames property is closer to home and has its own beach

  • A five-bedroom island home in Surrey’s Sunbury-on-Thames is on the market for £2.45million
  • The house is accessed via its own bridge, sits in three acres on the River Thames, and has its own beach
  • There are four bedrooms in the main house and a one-bedroom guest annexe currently used as an Airbnb

After more than a year of the pandemic, you’d be forgiven for daydreaming about escaping it all and disappearing to a property on an exclusive island with a private beach.

There may be a few barriers in your way to doing that somewhere like the Caribbean though, not least not being a member of the global super-rich. 

But an island property closer to home may be an option – and that’s where a five-bedroom house for sale in Surrey’s Sunbury-on-Thames comes in, although at nearly £2.5million you will still need deep pockets.

Fancy owning your own island property? This five-bedroom island home in Surrey’s Sunbury-on-Thames is on the market for £2.45m

The island property has its own private beach that is perfect to use for relaxing or activities such as rowing and sailing

The luxury home is on the private island of Wheatleys Eyot and can be accessed by car via its own bridge. It sits in three acres of land on the River Thames and has a 350 metre river frontage.

You will still need to be a millionaire however, as while the property doesn’t have a price tag that stretches into tens of millions, it does still stand at £2.45million, ruling the majority out of buying this island pad. 

It is hardly surprising that such a luxury home comes with a swimming pool, poolside bar, a sauna and a gym.

The property has also been completely renovated and has four bedrooms in the main house along with a one-bedroom guest annexe that has been used by the current owners as an Airbnb.

Annexes are attractive financially because buying a home with a qualifying annexe can reduce the amount of stamp duty you pay by potentially tens of thousands of pounds. 

Inside, the main house has a large living area with doors opening out to the landscaped gardens and river views

The property provides a green and peaceful open space that is only a 25 train journey from London’s Waterloo train station

Outside, there are outbuildings – including a stable block and a garage – as well as an orchard. It also has a 62 foot mooring and its own private beach.

It has good access to amenities and transport links, including being two miles from Walton high street and 1.5 miles from both the M3 motorway and Sunbury train station, which offers a 25 minute train journey into London’s Waterloo station.

Sunbury-on-Thames is a small town in Surrey with parks, pubs, and restaurants. There are plenty of leisure activities in the area with a number of health clubs, golf courses, and rowing clubs, as well as racing at Kempton Park.

The average price of a property in Wheatleys Eyot is £618,715, almost double the national average of £341,117, according to property website Zoopla. 

Soren Ravaux, of Waterview – the estate agent handling the sale – said: ‘Wheatleys Eyot is particularly special due to its considerable grounds and luxury features which are hard to come by.’

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