History buffs, we've found the ultimate residence for you: Magna Carta Island just hit the market! The Grade II residence where King John signed the Magna Carta in 1215 just listed with John Fisher of United Kingdom Sotheby’s International Realty for $5.98 million. Not only is this property dripping with historic elegance, but it is full of one-of-a-kind features that make it a dream escape from the city in the royal town of Windsor.
The property spans nearly four acres, and its grounds feature nearly 1,300 feet of riverbank frontage to the Thames—perfect for housing a boat—and a small bridge connects the island to the mainland that will lead you to Windsor, Heathrow, and London with ease. Magna Carta Island makes you feel worlds away while keeping you close enough to enjoy social activities and London's finest dining options within an hour's drive.
The charming seven-bedroom home on the property is in need of refreshing for the modern age, but it boasts many enviable features. The house has a fantastic dining room that seats up to 16 guests, a swimming pool, and even boasts a tree planted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1974 to mark her visit to this historic site during her Royal Progress from her nearby Windsor home. There is also a fully equipped secondary cottage for guests to enjoy the splendor of Windsor for as long as they wish.
The main home also features a fantastic Charter Room that pays homage to King John and the 25 elected barons that protected the Magna Carta. One of those barons was Richard de Montfichet, who was the owner of the island at the time. The Charter Room, which features a stone and the crests of those who kept the document safe, was built by George Simon Harcourt, Esq. Lord of the Manor and the Sheriff of the County in 1834.
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