A rare opportunity to purchase a riverside home in the beautiful market town of Wallingford in south Oxfordshire. Middle Wharf is a unique property on the River Thames with approximately 100 ft of river frontage, full private mooring and a jetty. The house has been tastefully renovated and recently decorated both internally and externally to very high standard. Notable features include a superbly handcrafted kitchen by local artisan Andrew Lord, with rivened finished granite, a tremendous domed drawing room, formerly a ballroom for the adjoining house, with high arched fanlight glazed doors opening out on to the lawn and gardens which are perfect for entertaining on a grand scale. There are oak wooden floors from Element 7, limestone flooring from Artisans of Devizes with under floor heating and computerised mood lighting from Rako fitted by DPA Lighting. There are two well proportioned en-suite bedrooms, to the first floor the large master suite with a spacious en-suite bathroom and a dressing room (with potential to be converted to a 3rd bedroom) and a large balcony on which to sit and enjoy the views over the grounds and the river. Of special note is the absolutely charming Queen Anne Revival Grade II listed boathouse built in 1882 for GD Leslie RA, designed by Christopher and White of Bloomsbury Square, London and built by J Weller of Wallingford. The boathouse has a delightful veranda, lovely detail in and out, casement windows and is enhanced by a glazed cupola with a ball topped weathervane. The Boathouse is heated with electric oil fired Bisque radiators. The views across the river and the meadows beyond are far reaching. It has also regularly been featured in the popular Midsomer Murders series over the years. The very secluded gardens feature a delightful fish pond with fountain, a woodland walkway and two sets of steps either side of the boathouse to the lower lawn and river with seating on which to watch the world go by on the river. The gardens have been well stocked and played host to many parties over the years with perfect space for a large marquee. The house also benefits from its own private driveway with bespoke made electric gates fully fitted into the high brick walls to ensure privacy and security for at least 3 cars. The house sits conveniently in the old part of Wallingford adjacent to the beautiful St Leonard's Church and the Thames Path. It also benefits from being in close proximity to the shops and local amenities all within walking distance. For the keen rower or boating enthusiasts, both Wallingford and Oxford Boat Clubs are very close by and Oxford University regularly train their crews up and down this stretch of the river as it is one of the longest stretches between locks on the River Thames. Middle Wharf and the Boathouse feature heavily in many books and articles about boathouses on the Thames and recently featured prominently in a new book called Boathouses by Claire Sherriff, and the Grade II listing was given because it ranks as one of the finest boathouses of its period on the River Thames. Brief History of Middle Wharf Middle Wharf was originally part of a larger house called Riverside which dates back to the mid 19th century and the drawing room of Middle Wharf was the original ballroom for Riverside which was built for the daughter of the homeowner's coming out party. The ballroom was also used as the studio for George Dunlop Leslie RA. Dunlop moved to Riverside in 1883 where his six children were brought up. His painting reached its maturity at this time and he also wrote three books whilst living in Wallingford - 'Riverside Letters', 'Letters to Marco' and 'Our River'. Middle Wharf became a separate home after the 2nd World War where the ballroom was used a school room at one point because of its size and then additional building work was done in the 60's and 70's to add the extra accommodation.