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13 bedroom house for sale

D'oyly Carte Island, Weybridge

£4,000,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Thirteen Bedrooms
  • Six Bathrooms
  • Five Reception Rooms Ballroom
  • Running Mooring Business
  • Private Island

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Originally owned by Richard D'Oyly Carte the island which shares the same name comes to the market for sale with Waterview. Built by Mr D'Oyly Carte with the intention of it being the annexe to his more famous central London Savoy Hotel; Eyot House which occupies the centre of the island was built circa 1890. Late Victorian in build, this Arts and Crafts influenced property has thirteen bedrooms, six bathrooms, five reception rooms, over 10,000 sqft of space and comes complete with a 39' by 20' ballroom. Internal and external renovations of this grand property have been carried out by the current owners looking to return it to its original glory. On the ground floor is the large main entrance hall, ball room, library/games room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, two utility rooms, cellar, three WC's, river room, family room and 2 two staircases that lead to the upper floors. An impressive grand staircase leads up from the entrance hall, lit by the oval glass and steel atrium above, whilst there is a lesser subservient staircase mirroring it. On the ground floor there are two more recent east and west wings that have been added and subject to planning consent, and without altering the original house it is hoped they could be linked and developed. Surrounding the ground floor on three sides is the beautiful veranda constructed of pitch pine, it also supports the 1st floor balcony of the same proportions. Upstairs over the first and 2nd floors are the 13 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms with access on the east and west wings to the first floor balcony which mirrors the veranda below. An island home the river views are beautiful and include both Shepperton to the north, Weybridge to the south and Lock Island and Desborough Island to the East and West respectively. At almost two acres the island has been left in a semi wild state with keen arborists paying note to the now mature trees originally planted by Kew Gardens. For those fanatical about the river the peripheral moorings on the island, boat slip, private secure footbridge and approximate ¾ acre car park with boathouse means there is already an established business in place. To describe this as an island steeped in history would be a slight; this is where Gilbert & Sullivan and the Doyley Carte Operatic company rehearsed their many comic operettas and spent their time when they were not performing.

Located just off the Walton Lane in Weybridge it is only 0.6 miles from the High Streets shops, bars and restaurants and 1.7 miles from Weybridge mainline train station.


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Added on Rightmove:
08 August 2014

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