For Sale by Private Treaty

A plot of land of about 2 acres a mile down the River Thames
from Runnymede and Magna Carta Island

Guide Price in excess of £1,000,000


A rare plot of land with over 100 metres of frontage to the River Thames and comprising approximately 1.9 acres (.77 of a hectare) which includes a private drive off Wraysbury Road


Currently undeveloped, with the exception of the driveway, the plot appears to lend itself as the site for an “outstanding” house as per paragraph 55 of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), in the opinion of eminent town planner Dr Malcolm Bell


The plot may afford the potential to create a house of truly innovative design that will significantly enhance its setting, and as such may be regarded as unique in the area

Windsor Castle
Rowing on the Thames
Carriage racing


This unusual plot of land is only just over a mile from Runnymede and the site where exactly 800 years ago King John signed the Magna Carta. For further information about the Magna Carta and the 800 year celebrations please go to the Locally page of the website.

Located at the end of a private gated drive that forms part of the property, the plot was formerly part of the overall area that was worked for gravel, although the plot itself was not excavated. The land has not been used since then and it is now occupied by scrubby trees and undergrowth. It is bordered to the north by a lake that was part of the former gravel workings, a single residential property to the east, and Department of Transport land to the west. Included in the property is a strip of land all along the west side of the driveway.


The plot is superbly located for ease of access to Heathrow Airport. Being half a mile from junction 13 of the M25, Terminal 5 is only 10 minutes’ drive away. There are mainline stations at Egham and Staines for London Waterloo.

Outstanding house of innovative design

As an outstanding house of innovative design by definition has to be a “one-off” and particular to the site, any impression of what a house on the site might look like can only be just that. Such an impression of a house on the site has been made simply to demonstrate that it is feasible and to show how a building of about 45 metres by 20 metres could fit on it. It also gives some ideas as to how such a building might address some of the floodplain issues.

Artist impression of possible building

Mooring & fishing

Included in the freehold of the land is the right to moor boats along the frontage and the right to fish off the frontage.