Friday, 24 September 2021

Renting a home by the river has never been quite so spectacular

LITTLE Grebe is a custom-built home situated on the banks of the River Thames in a sought-after lane in Lower

LITTLE Grebe is a custom-built home situated on the banks of the River Thames in a sought-after lane in Lower Shiplake.

The owners built it themselves eight years ago, so captivated were they with the view. However, personal circumstances meant the property has been rented out, and with the current tenants leaving, the property is being redecorated throughout, presenting a clean, fresh interior for the new occupiers to benefit from.

“We lived in a large house on the river with 10 bedrooms and eight bathrooms,” said the owner. “When it came to downsizing there was nowhere else we would rather be. The location and the views are just outstanding.”

The couple designed the property to make the most of the river views, with full-length doors that completely fold back, connecting the indoor space with the exterior.

With an exceptional eye for design, the owners have ensured the property has hints of the traditional mixed with the contemporary. The open-plan design means there is no wasted space with rooms only used occasionally — every bit of space is made the most of. The kitchen, while being very spacious, is also a very practical, workable space with solid wood cabinets and a dining area leading on to that fantastic river setting.

There are four spacious bedrooms, a sun-deck and an upper balcony with stunning views over the river and a wet boathouse underneath. There is also the added benefit of a three-bay garage with further accommodation and security gates.

The living room has glass folding doors along the entire length of the rear wall leading on to the sun-deck and magnificent views of the river. The sun-deck has stairs both ends leading down to a lawned area and steps down to the river. The master bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe and French doors to an upper balcony and stunning views of the river, while the ensuite is fully tiled by Fired Earth.

With the interior being freshened up, now is the perfect time to benefit from a property with stunning outside space and an interior providing a neutral blank canvas.

The property is available to rent through Robinson Sherston at a guide price of £4,995 pcm.

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