A stone’s throw from the banks of the River Thames, this modern three-bedroom house in Old Isleworth combines country and city living to perfection.
Church Street, Old Isleworth, 3. Bed House
THE OWNERS SAY
With one side of the building being composed almost entirely of glass, the house is always filled with light, especially as you walk through to the bedrooms where you have the double-storey windows. The main living room, with its high, vaulted ceilings and abundance of space, is perfect for entertaining. In summer, you can enjoy inside-outside dining on the decking, and in the winter, it transforms into a romantic snug with a roaring fire in the stove. Less romantic but more practical, the house has excellent storage in the attached gatehouse. A rare find in London and perfect for those who love cycling and the outdoors as much as we do!
We love the tranquillity that comes with this unique location, and we often forget that we still live in London. Our garden is a true haven from the hustle and bustle of city life. Where else in London can you blow up a paddle board in your garden and walk it into the river in less than a minute?! There are great pubs between here and Richmond for those lazy summer days and for the more active, miles and miles of peaceful, car-free running from right outside the door all the way through Richmond, Petersham, Ham and on to Kingston. For the cyclists, Richmond Park is a 10-minute ride away, with easy access to the Surrey Hills beyond.
And finally, there’s the street itself. Church Street has the most wonderful community with a real village feel. From Advent windows to summer street parties, there’s always something going on. We’ve truly loved our time on Church Street - it really is the best street in London and a very special place.
THE LEGAL BIT
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Tucked down a cobbled lane behind a row of Georgian riverside houses swathed in wisteria, this one-of-a-kind home features vaulted and double-height ceilings, expansive open-plan living and a large, wrap-around garden.
Immediately behind the gate is a gravel drive which provides secure off-street parking (shared with next door) as well as access to the outbuilding, 'the gatehouse', which offers two floors of storage that the current owners use for bikes, outdoor equipment and paddle boards. The modern brick and wood-clad building sits against the backdrop of the All Saints church tower and is surrounded by gardens and allotments on three sides.
Inside, the deep blue hallway with its classic slate floors has doors leading to the downstairs WC, utility room, storage room and incredible open-plan living space. This room is on a grand scale. With a high vaulted ceiling and a wall of sliding glass doors, it's filled with light and atmosphere. Exposed steel beams, solid wooden floors, and chimney breast with a wood-burning stove draw your eye and make this room feel very special indeed.
A double-height hall with floor-to-ceiling windows leads to two bedrooms and a bathroom. The winding wooden staircase with frameless glass balustrades guides you up to the main bedroom and ensuite shower room. Outside, the copper-roofed summer house is currently used as a home office, a haven away from the main house.
With Syon Park at the end of the road, home to a Grade I listed house & gardens, a wonderful garden centre with a café, restaurant and butchers and the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew across the river, Church Street is blessed with incredible nearby green spaces. And for a different kind of R&R, why not head to The London Apprentice, virtually opposite the house? A proper old-fashioned, family-friendly pub right on the river brimming with history, including a 500-year-old plastered ceiling.
POINTS TO CONSIDER
Energy Performance Certificate (EPC):
Current Energy Rating C. Potential Energy Rating B.
The property falls into Band E (£2,299.64 in 2023/24) in the borough of Hounslow.
Current monthly costs are approx: Electricity £206, Gas n/a and Water £54.
The house was brand new when the current owners moved in, so not much was needed doing, bar a bit of work in the garden and some decorating. They hand it over in excellent condition.
Despite its country appearance, Church Street is still very much London. Close to several good transport options, including Syon Lane (South Western), with direct trains to Waterloo in roughly half an hour. Richmond (South Western) is quicker still (Waterloo in 19 minutes) and also connects you to the District line and the Overground. There are also several buses, including the 267 to Hammersmith, the 481 to Kingston and the 110 to Hounslow. But the H37 may be the one you use the most, going from South Street to Richmond via St Margarets.
Plenty of well-regarded primary schools are on the doorstep, including Isleworth Town Primary School and the Blue School C of E Primary. For older children, The Green School Boys/Girls and Gumley House RC Convent School for Girls are the nearest good secondary schools.
The parking area is owned by No. 59A but is shared with No. 59 who have a legal right to use two of the spaces and to access their back door and garden. Maintenance costs are shared between the two properties.
The current owners have had an offer accepted on their next home, so the chain is ready to go.