Grade II-listed home along Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race route goes on the market for £2.95m

Grade II-listed home built in 1619 with 90ft river frontage along the Thames on the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race route goes on the market for £2.95m

  • Suthrey House is in the London suburb of Mortlake in Richmond Upon Thames and has private river frontage
  • Grade II Listed property was originally built in 1619 and was home to world famous Mortlake Tapestry Works  
  • Up for sale with Riverhomes is the entire ground floor and basement, which makes a four-bedroom apartment 

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A grand home with 90-foot river frontage on the Oxbridge boat race route has gone on the market for £2.95million.

Suthrey House is in the London suburb of Mortlake, Richmond Upon Thames, and has the largest private river frontage in the area.

The Grade II Listed property was originally built in 1619 and was home to the world famous Mortlake Tapestry Works, whose masterpieces can be seen in palaces and museums around the world to this day.

Up for sale with Riverhomes is the entire ground floor and basement, which makes a four-bedroom apartment.

Mortlake is on the south bank of the River Thames on the Oxford and Cambridge boat race route, with Richmond Park and Kew Gardens both nearby.

Suthrey House is in the London suburb of Mortlake, Richmond Upon Thames, and has the largest private river frontage in the area. Pictured: The outside of the home surrounded by lush gardens

Suthrey House is in the London suburb of Mortlake, Richmond Upon Thames, and has the largest private river frontage in the area. Pictured: The outside of the home surrounded by lush gardens

Mortlake is on the south bank of the River Thames on the Oxford and Cambridge boat race route (pictured), with Richmond Park and Kew Gardens both nearby

Mortlake is on the south bank of the River Thames on the Oxford and Cambridge boat race route (pictured), with Richmond Park and Kew Gardens both nearby

Pictured: A view of the river from outside Suthrey House where the Oxbridge boat race passes through

Pictured: A view of the river from outside Suthrey House where the Oxbridge boat race passes through 

Oxford University's rowing team head down the River Thames around Mortlake in April earlier this year

Oxford University’s rowing team head down the River Thames around Mortlake in April earlier this year

The Grade II Listed property was originally built in 1619 and was home to the world famous Mortlake Tapestry Works, whose masterpieces can be seen in palaces and museums around the world to this day

The Grade II Listed property was originally built in 1619 and was home to the world famous Mortlake Tapestry Works, whose masterpieces can be seen in palaces and museums around the world to this day

Up for sale with Riverhomes is the entire ground floor and basement, which makes a four-bedroom apartment. Pictured: A bedroom hallway with hardwood floors

Up for sale with Riverhomes is the entire ground floor and basement, which makes a four-bedroom apartment. Pictured: A bedroom hallway with hardwood floors 

Up for sale with Riverhomes is the entire ground floor and basement, which makes a four-bedroom apartment. Pictured: A garden and patio area outside the grand home which has enough space for an ample dining area

Up for sale with Riverhomes is the entire ground floor and basement, which makes a four-bedroom apartment. Pictured: A garden and patio area outside the grand home which has enough space for an ample dining area

Pictured: A courtyard outside the home with grey slate paving outside one of the entrances. The ground floor features plenty of windows to let in natural sunlight

Pictured: A courtyard outside the home with grey slate paving outside one of the entrances. The ground floor features plenty of windows to let in natural sunlight 

The tapestry works began in 1619 and Sir Francis Crane, secretary to King Charles I, brought over 140 Flemish weavers and their families to make the tapestries. Pictured: A kitchen and dining room in the house with hardwood floors and an open plan setting with archways

The tapestry works began in 1619 and Sir Francis Crane, secretary to King Charles I, brought over 140 Flemish weavers and their families to make the tapestries. Pictured: A kitchen and dining room in the house with hardwood floors and an open plan setting with archways 

The first commission was for a set of nine tapestries for the Prince of Wales. A move towards painting and portraiture in the late 17th century meant tapestries fell out of fashion and the works closed in 1703. Pictured: One of the bedrooms in the house complete with hardwood floors and doors as well as a disused fireplace

The first commission was for a set of nine tapestries for the Prince of Wales. A move towards painting and portraiture in the late 17th century meant tapestries fell out of fashion and the works closed in 1703. Pictured: One of the bedrooms in the house complete with hardwood floors and doors as well as a disused fireplace 

Pictured: A tapestry showing the The Seizure of Cassandra by Ajax from a set of The Horses, circa 1650

Pictured: A tapestry showing the The Seizure of Cassandra by Ajax from a set of The Horses, circa 1650

The tapestry works began in 1619 and Sir Francis Crane, secretary to King Charles I, brought over 140 Flemish weavers and their families to make the tapestries.

The first commission was for a set of nine tapestries for the Prince of Wales. A move towards painting and portraiture in the late 17th century meant tapestries fell out of fashion and the works closed in 1703.

Suthrey House is the only surviving building of the tapestry works.

In 2020, Mortlake tapestries from the Royal Collection were on display at St James’s Palace, Kensington Palace and the Palace of Holyroodhouse. There are also sets at Forde Abbey, Chatsworth House and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

Suthrey House had a large Georgian extension added to it in about 1830 and is now split into three apartments.

This one has 2,722 sq ft of accommodation with an impressive wine cellar and storage in the basement and on the ground floor there is a kitchen/dining room, a large reception room, four bedrooms and three bathrooms.

In 2020, Mortlake tapestries from the Royal Collection were on display at St James's Palace, Kensington Palace and the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Pictured: The kitchen with hardwood floors and three large windows to let in natural sunlight

In 2020, Mortlake tapestries from the Royal Collection were on display at St James’s Palace, Kensington Palace and the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Pictured: The kitchen with hardwood floors and three large windows to let in natural sunlight 

Suthrey House had a large Georgian extension added to it in about 1830 and is now split into three apartments. Pictured: The living room in the four-bedroom apartment features more hardwood flooring and pink walls

Suthrey House had a large Georgian extension added to it in about 1830 and is now split into three apartments. Pictured: The living room in the four-bedroom apartment features more hardwood flooring and pink walls

This apartment has 2,722 sq ft of accommodation with an impressive wine cellar and storage in the basement and on the ground floor there is a kitchen/dining room, a large reception room, four bedrooms and three bathrooms

This apartment has 2,722 sq ft of accommodation with an impressive wine cellar and storage in the basement and on the ground floor there is a kitchen/dining room, a large reception room, four bedrooms and three bathrooms

Pictured: One of the four bedrooms which features exposed wooden beams and old wooden doors with metal latches as well as a disused fireplace

Pictured: One of the four bedrooms which features exposed wooden beams and old wooden doors with metal latches as well as a disused fireplace 

The generous kitchen/dining room has three floor to ceiling sash windows, a large family range cooker and a glass trap door down to the wine cellar

The generous kitchen/dining room has three floor to ceiling sash windows, a large family range cooker and a glass trap door down to the wine cellar

The 600ft of storage space in the basement could be converted into additional accommodation subject to planning permission. Pictured: A downstairs toilet

The 600ft of storage space in the basement could be converted into additional accommodation subject to planning permission. Pictured: A downstairs toilet 

The generous kitchen/dining room has three floor to ceiling sash windows, a large family range cooker and a glass trap door down to the wine cellar.

The 600ft of storage space in the basement could be converted into additional accommodation subject to planning permission.

The house is private and gated with parking for up to five cars and a spacious private garden of 87ft by 78ft.

Nick Austin, from Riverhomes, said: ‘This property has the largest private garden in Mortlake. It’s an apartment, however it is just stunning with the Georgian architecture.

The house is private and gated with parking for up to five cars and a spacious private garden of 87ft by 78ft. Pictured: One of the bedrooms which features large sash windows that let in lots of sunlight

The house is private and gated with parking for up to five cars and a spacious private garden of 87ft by 78ft. Pictured: One of the bedrooms which features large sash windows that let in lots of sunlight

Nick Austin, from Riverhomes, said: 'This property has the largest private garden in Mortlake. It's an apartment, however it is just stunning with the Georgian architecture'

Nick Austin, from Riverhomes, said: ‘This property has the largest private garden in Mortlake. It’s an apartment, however it is just stunning with the Georgian architecture’

He added: 'In nearly 20 years working in property, I have never seen something so tranquil and private. No matter where you go, you just cannot get the space and tranquility, especially since Covid, there is so much demand now.' Pictured: One of the bathrooms with marble floors

He added: ‘In nearly 20 years working in property, I have never seen something so tranquil and private. No matter where you go, you just cannot get the space and tranquility, especially since Covid, there is so much demand now.’ Pictured: One of the bathrooms with marble floors 

He said: 'The back of the house is the original 16th century tapestry factory and the Georgian extension is on the front of the house. You're holding a piece of history in your hands'

He said: ‘The back of the house is the original 16th century tapestry factory and the Georgian extension is on the front of the house. You’re holding a piece of history in your hands’

Pictured: The home's beautiful garden with lots of flowers and a paved seating area which could be used for outdoor dining

Pictured: The home’s beautiful garden with lots of flowers and a paved seating area which could be used for outdoor dining 

Mr Austin added: 'Mortlake was originally bequeathed to the Duke of Marlborough and he was the first person to build a house on the waterfront, the area has a rich and fabulous history of its own'

Mr Austin added: ‘Mortlake was originally bequeathed to the Duke of Marlborough and he was the first person to build a house on the waterfront, the area has a rich and fabulous history of its own’

He said: 'Now it is a vibrant hub of a community with a huge array of shops, cafes, markets and pubs'

He said: ‘Now it is a vibrant hub of a community with a huge array of shops, cafes, markets and pubs’ 

Pictured: A hallway that leads into a dining and kitchen area via an openplan archway that allows light to travel throughout the space

Pictured: A hallway that leads into a dining and kitchen area via an openplan archway that allows light to travel throughout the space

‘In nearly 20 years working in property, I have never seen something so tranquil and private. No matter where you go, you just cannot get the space and tranquility, especially since Covid, there is so much demand now.

‘The back of the house is the original 16th century tapestry factory and the Georgian extension is on the front of the house. You’re holding a piece of history in your hands.

‘Mortlake was originally bequeathed to the Duke of Marlborough and he was the first person to build a house on the waterfront, the area has a rich and fabulous history of its own.

‘Now it is a vibrant hub of a community with a huge array of shops, cafes, markets and pubs.’

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