11:55am Thursday 26th April 2012
A rare chance to own a riverside property in a historic market town is now available.
Anyone wondering why Abingdon recently changed its name to Abingdon-on-Thames can find out when they view Riverside House.
For the Grade II-listed property has 48ft of direct river frontage while at the same time occupying a position in the heart of town in East St Helen Street.
Believed to date back to the 18th century, the building is believed to have served a number of purposes over the years including boat-building.
But now it offers elegant and spacious accommodation over three floors with a layout designed to take advantage of the view of superb gardens and the Thames beyond.
The house retains much of its original character including many exposed timbers and a fireplace to the primary reception room.
There are five bedrooms arranged over the first and second floors with the master bedroom having an en-suite.
The top floor bedrooms are served by a large landing/ reception area which makes them ideal for children, especially as there is an adjoining playroom.
The south-facing gardens extend to about a fifth of an acre and are landscaped with patio areas both adjacent to the house and the river, where there is a private mooring.
Approached through wrought iron gates, the property provides extensive parking and has the advantage of open bay garaging for two cars.
It also has a cellar and there is a substantial garden store/ workshop within the gardens as well as a further small store room near the drive.
Another major advantage for families is that it is located near to Abingdon School, The School of St Helen & St Katharine, Our Lady’s School and the Manor Preparatory School.
Riverside House is on the market for £1.25m.
For further details and to book a viewing, call Thomas Merrifield on 01235 538000, www.thomas merrifield.co.uk or Savills on 01865 269000/www.savills.com
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