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Thames island home given to Admiral Nelson hits the market

Stunning home goes up for sale for £2.25million on private Thames island that was given to Admiral Nelson after his triumph at the Battle of the Nile

  • A luxurious five bedroom property on Pharaoh’s Island near Shepperton Lock is on the market for £2.25million
  • The property has used in two films by director John Boorman: Hope and Glory and Queen and Country
  • The island was gifted to Admiral Lord Nelson following his triumphant win in the Battle of the Nile in 1798

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A stunning luxury home on a private island in the Thames, which was given to Admiral Nelson, has hit the market for £2.25million.

The Edwardian property, called Sphinx, on Pharaoh’s Island near Shepperton Lock, can only be accessed by boat by an exclusive 90ft mooring.

The home is spread across two floors, on the ground floor is the combined kitchen and breakfast room.

A stunning luxury home on a private island in the Thames, which was given to Admiral Nelson, has hit the market for £2.25million. The property, called Sphinx, on Pharaoh’s Island near Shepperton Lock, can only be accessed by boat by an exclusive 90ft mooring

It also features a dining room and a spacious sitting room perfecting for entertaining guests indoors.

The property also features a drawing room with which also has a fireplace, is incredibly spacious the current owners have decorated it with sofa set and a grand piano.

The drawing room also has big windows that allow natural lighting into the space.

The three spacious bedrooms upstairs all have white walls and are minimally decorated, including the master suite which has picturesque views out to the river. 

Upstairs the property has three spacious bedrooms, all painted with white walls, minimally decorated and with timber flooring

Upstairs the property has three spacious bedrooms, all painted with white walls, minimally decorated and with timber flooring 

Meanwhile the master suite which has picturesque views out to the expansive garden extending out to the River Thames

Meanwhile the master suite which has picturesque views out to the expansive garden extending out to the River Thames

Meanwhile the drawing room has big windows that allow natural lighting into the space

Meanwhile the drawing room has big windows that allow natural lighting into the space

Double French doors open out to the home's deck and alfresco dining area, ideal for outdoor parties

Double French doors open out to the home’s deck and alfresco dining area, ideal for outdoor parties

On the ground floor is the combined kitchen and breakfast room. The bright room features big windows and country style cabinets

On the ground floor is the combined kitchen and breakfast room. The bright room features big windows and country style cabinets 

The island was gifted to Admiral Lord Nelson following his triumphant win in the Battle of the Nile in 1798 against French general Napoleon Bonaparte

The island was gifted to Admiral Lord Nelson following his triumphant win in the Battle of the Nile in 1798 against French general Napoleon Bonaparte 

Double French doors open out to the home’s deck and alfresco dining area, ideal for outdoor parties.   

It also features an annex with an office, balcony and two bedrooms, each with their own ensuites. 

Outside the property has a curved swimming pool, a hot tub and 

The island was gifted to Admiral Lord Nelson following his triumphant win in the Battle of the Nile in 1798 against French general Napoleon Bonaparte.

Admiral Nelson used the island as a fishing retreat before he passed it on to another admiral who later sold off parcels of land. 

The island is now occupied by 23 glamorous properties with Egyptian names.

The home’s previous owners were acting couple Ian Hendry, who starred in the first series of The Avengers, and his wife, starlet Janet Munro in the 1960s.

The property has also featured in films by British director John Boorman, Hope and Glory (1987), which was Academy Award nominated for Best Picture, and Queen and Country (2014). 

Robert King, sales manager at Jackson-Stops’ Teddington branch, said:’Pharaoh’s Island has a real sense of community, hosting some excellent events throughout the year.

‘The island green is in the centre of the island, and plays host to sports days and themed summer parties, whilst the main event of the annual raft race sees residents of the island compete in a competitive race along the river.

‘Being only accessible by boat is a real benefit from a safety and security point of view, as privacy and seclusion is always welcomed.

‘Having the river as an extension of the garden is also a fantastic bonus.’ 

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