Coming to the market for the first time in over 40 years, riverhomes are proud to present "Leyden House" an historic Grade II Listed property with origins dating back to the 16th Century. It is believed to be the oldest house in Mortlake and the fireplace and chimney stack in the garden room have been dated to this period. Further substantial additions were made to the house in the 17th & 18th centuries. This imposing 7,000 sq ft home sits on the banks of The River Thames, beside the finish line of the annual Oxford v Cambridge Boat Race. The property, which is in need of some modernisation, is accessed up some steps from Thames Bank, into an imposing hallway. Then on the ground floor there's a Victorian kitchen, an ornate dining room with river view and an elegant reception room and back kitchen. In the beautifully landscaped and mature 0.3 acre garden, there's a greenhouse and swimming pool with a pool house and sauna. On the first floor is a vast and elegant reception room with fireplaces at each end which enjoys stunning views over the River Thames. There are also two bedrooms with en suite bathrooms and a dressing room. Four further bedrooms are on the top floor - one with en suite bathroom and there's a family bathroom. It's just a short walk to Mortlake mainline station which runs to Waterloo and there is easy access to the A316.** riverhomes will donate £1000 to the RNLI on completion of this sale.