A Rare Opportunity to Purchase Fiddler’s Elbow Island, Sandford on Thames, Oxford. 6 Acres of your own Magical Island with possibility of Mooring Subject to Planning and all Appropriate Approvals.

Guide Price £300,000Freehold · Island · Temporarily Withdrawn

  Fiddler’s Island is an island in the River Thames at Oxford in England. It is situated south of Port Meadow

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A beautiful freehold Island, comprising six acres with possibility of a private mooring subject to approvals and bridge access to the main Thames Tow Path.  Sandford Lock and the Lock Keeper’s Cottage are close by with access to the car park by the King’s Arms pub and restaurant which has seating by the lock with a good restaurant. The island is also close to central Oxford and all the city amenities.

kings-arms  King’s Arms Pub and Restaurant taken from the lock

A Guide Price of only £300,000

What do you get?

Fiddler’s Elbow island is a perfect place for anyone to enjoy throughout the year, a place to visit and enjoy a peaceful picnic, fishing or simply idle away a pleasant day by the river, whilst having access to their own land where vegetables and fruit can be grown, and having the additional benefit of the rural seclusion.


Fishing, Opportunity for Mooring (Subject to Appropriate Approvals) and Land

The West Bank is secluded and ideal for fishing whilst the East Bank has the opportunity for the residential mooring subject to approvals.

The land is wooded,  reeded and natural.

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Historic Sandford and Sandford Lock are a short walk to the south.

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This is truly a rare opportunity to purchase such a beautiful and tranquil Island.

How to find the island

Directions  continue through the village of Kennington take the last turn on the left signposted Sandford, continue until you reach the car park which is to be found beside the river.

Walk past the Lock Keeper’s cottage and along the river bank to the Island.

Oxford is approximately 4 miles by car and an hours walk of about 2.9 miles along the river bank

Public Access

The island can be accessed by bridges and is open to the public as part of the Thames Path


Fiddler’s Elbow is the largest of a set of islands in the River Thames in England alongside and upstream of Sandford Lock, near Kennington, Oxfordshire.

Fiddler’s Elbow Island is in the shape of a leg of lamb with a wide expanse tapering upstream to a narrow point. The navigation channel passes to the east of the island and the main weir stream, leading to the Sandford Lasher (weir pool) passes to the west. Two smaller weir streams across the lower end of the island create two additional smaller islands (These are not included in the sale). The island is entirely given over to open space and meadowland


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Guiding Price  

Offers in excess of £300,000 for the Freehold of this Exceptional Opportunity


Sandford Lock House, Sandford-on-Thames, Oxford, United Kingdom


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