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Lock Island, Mill Road, Marlow, Buckinghamshire, SL7








3,459 sq ft

321 sq m

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Key features

  • Outstanding riverfront island location
  • Idyllic riverfront setting with views
  • Large wet boathouse with office above
  • Double garage and driveway on the mainland
  • Two mature gardens - one riverfront and one inland on the island with good privacy
  • EPC Rating = D


Island life - a superb opportunity to buy a private riverside island home with large boathouse, also benefitting from a double garage and driveway on the mainland.


Situated on Lock Island in the centre of Marlow, an island accessible on foot by the lock gates, this detached home offers a fantastic opportunity to obtain a property in one of the town's most magical settings. Fantastically private with privileged access to the river via its own mooring and wide riverbank, the property is one of just a small number and has lovely southerly views over the water, countryside and the magnificent properties on the opposite bank of the Thames.

Furthermore the property has a detached garage and driveway, with light and power, so that the island lifestyle setting retains its convenience of parking within the town centre.

Originally built in the 1970s with an elevated position, the generously proportioned spaces for entertaining and a flexible floor plan allow for a variety of options for bedrooms and living areas. The house offers a fantastic opportunity for improvement, with scope to remodel or simply decorate to suit the needs and tastes of the new owner. Some of the original homes on the island have been subjected to greater alteration with some entirely rebuilt in recent times.

A further highlight is the substantial detached boat house, which has a mooring below and a first-floor space currently used as an office.

The current layout comprises an internal hallway leading to a kitchen/breakfast room with adjoining utility room and snug, a formal dining room, sitting room and sun room. The bedrooms are located together and include a large double with access to the sun room which could make an additional reception room, a bedroom with en suite shower room and a further double. There’s a family bathroom and a separate cloakroom with WC.

The Rosary is set within picturesque riverside gardens which lead directly down to the river, offering a mooring and captivating views over the water. As there is no vehicular access to Lock Island, the property’s parking area is situated on Mill Road and includes space for a number of cars and a double garage with electric doors. A pedestrian path leads across the island to the house, which is surrounded by mature gardens featuring tall trees affording excellent privacy, and several well-established flowerbeds. The timber boat house is situated over the water, making the house ideal for keen sailors.

A second private walled garden is set facing inward to the island providing a welcome private space for entertaining, as well as space for a greenhouse.


Lock Island is a small pretty island on the river Thames, in the centre of Marlow, just downstream from the iconic suspension bridge. The island is set between the lock stream and the weir pool. Situated on the downstream side of the weir, there is easy access to the long and sweeping flow of the Thames all the way down to Cookham and through to Boulters Lock in Maidenhead. This area is particularly regarded for its sailing due to the wide sweeping curves of the river around Winter Hill, with the sailing club at Bourne End within a mile.

Marlow town offers a superb range of retailers, with an eclectic mix of local independent and national names. There are numerous bars, cafes and restaurants dotted around the town offering destinations for any occasion. The town itself is situated on the banks of the river Thames and the Thames Path follows the river through the town.

Just outside Marlow, the area opens out to glorious rolling countryside and a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Outdoor pursuits are numerous, as are golf, football, cricket and rugby clubs.

Being a popular location for young families, Marlow offers numerous schooling ranging from prep schools to secondary schools, such as Sir William Borlase’s Grammar School and Great Marlow School.

For commuters, the town has a train station to Paddington (via Maidenhead, with the new Elizabeth Line operating), with fast trains also accessible from High Wycombe providing a 25-minute journey into London Marylebone. The M40/M4 motorways are accessed from the A404 which passes the town.

Square Footage: 3,459 sq ft


From Marlow town centre, head south on the High Street and at the double roundabout take the first exit onto Station Road. Take the second right onto Mill Road and continue to the end of the road, bearing left at the riverfront.

Parking - this property has a private double garage and driveway on Mill Road, set back down a private lane adjacent to a home called The Garth. See photos for reference.

Walking - once parked, head over the river at the bottom of Mill Road, using the footpath and bridge signposted 'Marlow Lock'. Head over the lock gates onto Lock Island, our agent will meet you in person at the lock keeper's office.

Additional Info

Mains electric
Mains gas
Private water
Private drainage
Environment Agency licence fee £888 annually


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Lock Island, Mill Road, Marlow, Buckinghamshire, SL7


Distances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
  • Marlow Station0.3 miles
  • Cookham Station2.1 miles
  • Bourne End Station2.6 miles
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36 West Street, Marlow, SL7 2NB

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