Take a tour of this fabulous converted former boathouse

With an enviable waterside location The Old Boathouse is now a dream bolthole to call home

Thought to date back to the late Victorian era, this stunning property was a former boathouse – hence the name The Old Boathouse. Once a simple shed-like building, sat alongside the water, used to store boats this property has been totally transformed.

During the 1960s it was converted to form the unique home you see today.

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The fabulous two bedroom home sits on the banks of the River Wey in Guildford, Surrey. With a perfectly balanced modern-meets-classic decor, it's ready to move straight into...

The Old Boathouse

boat house with sloping roof top near river

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From the exterior you can see how this home lived its former life. Sat beside the river's edge it's an idyllic location for those who love the tranquility of water.

The living area

decking room having french doors

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The living room benefits from beautiful French doors opening out onto a generous decking area.

living area with wooden flooring and water meadows

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This provides the perfect outdoor space to enjoy the views across the river, and the water meadows beyond.

living room with spiral staircase and white walls

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 Following on through from the living room sits an effortlessly cool dining area. Here we see elements of exposed brickwork, offset with bright white walls – just enough to add a touch of industrial-style chic to the space.

From this open-plan living area a stylish spiral staircase leads up to the first floor.

The kitchen

kitchen room with wooden flooring and kitchen worktops

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Also n the ground floor there's contemporary galley style kitchen. Sleek white fitted furniture is mixed with rich wooden worktops and terracotta coloured mosaic tiles, to add interest. The tiles perfectly compliment the areas of exposed brick.

The master bedroom

master bedroom with white walls

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The master bedroom features French doors that lead to a balcony, overlooking the water.

balcony with wooden flooring

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The en-suite

en suite bathroom with white bathtub

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We're overlooking the carpet in the master suites open-plan bathroom?! Instead choosing to appreciate the stunning tub with its statement brass taps.

The views

beautiful view of the water side with the boat house

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This former boathouse is currently on the market with agents Savills, with an asking price of £725,000.

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Tamara was Ideal Home's Digital Editor before joining the Woman & Home team in 2022. She has spent the last 15 years working with the style teams at Country Homes & Interiors and Ideal Home, both now at Future PLC. It’s with these award wining interiors teams that she's honed her skills and passion for shopping, styling and writing. Tamara is always ahead of the curve when it comes to interiors trends – and is great at seeking out designer dupes on the high street.