Riverside boathouse featured in The Wind In The Willows on sale for £2million

If you dream of a peaceful life by the River Thames (and you happen to have £2million handy), here’s a pretty exciting property opportunity.

A riverside boathouse that featured in the film version of The Wind In The Willows has just landed on the market.

The Victorian property, called Rippling Waters, was built in 1880.

It has an enclosed mooring as well as two more moorings on the bank of the River Thames, ideal for anyone who wants to hang out in boats and pretend to be Ratty and Mole.

The property sits in the town of Marlow, Bucks, known for being a beautiful spot on the Thames.

This is the first time it’s been on sale for a generation.

Even if you’re not a mega-fan of The Wind In The Willows – or True Blue, another film the home appeared in – you’ll likely still find the property appealing.

Spanning 1,813 sq ft of living space spread over two floors, the house has two bedrooms, a large reception room overlooking the river, a galley kitchen, and a bathroom.

There is also a separate one-bedroom studio.

Francis Stickney, from Riverhomes, said: ‘This boathouse is completely unique. I have seen two other of this sort of build and age in my ten years with Riverhomes, so it’s a real one-off.

‘The current owners live not far away but in the town and have used it as a weekend retreat for friends and family for 40 years. It’s somewhere to go and enjoy a nice sunny day and play on the river.

‘Marlow is very popular, the great and the good of the entertainment world have all flocked there, particularly during lockdown, looking for outdoor space and places to walk.

‘The DJ Chris Evans lives there – he calls it Marlow-fornia – and chef Tom Kerridge.

‘It has an undercover mooring as well as two moorings on the banks, so you can head straight out onto the water from your property.

‘The boathouse has got about a third of an acre of land as well. To be a stand alone property with its own land, it’s absolutely unique.

‘It’s not listed but it has some lovely original Victorian features.

‘It’s a sort of folly I guess and it’s impossible to value because there are no others identical to this.’

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