When a property close to the river has stood for hundreds of years without being flooded, despite events of the last couple of years, you can rest assured the people who built it chose the spot carefully.The owners of this charming house, with some remaining wattle and daub and beautiful exposed beams, have reaped the benefit of this wise choice, enjoying superb river views from their elevated position and landscaping the rear so they can enjoy watching the boats go by from either the garden room, patio or decking.Rita and trevor beecham have lived there for seven and a half years and loved being at the heart of things, close to everything they needed, while being able to relax watching the slow pace of river life."we've done quite a lot to our home to include 21st century comforts without destroying its character but knew it was a wise investment because no-one can build in your back yard when you live almost next to a river," said rita.The house has a new wooden front door, new leaded light windows and the kitchen with its downlights and marble effect laminate flooring plus the stylish shower room were fitted less than five years ago.They also took the decision to demolish the garage which blocked a large part of their stunning view.The front door from the high street opens to the kitchen and on one side is a beamed original wall, which is also a feature of one of the bedrooms. Under the stairs is plenty of room for a desk and computer, or a table and chairs.A step down leads into the living room, again with downlights, which boasts a huge beam, probably originally a ship's timber, and from here double doors open to the full width garden room which looks down towards the river. Rita and trevor use this as their dining room.The garden room has windows and doors to the patio, from where there is a step down to an area landscaped with pebbles to resemble a beach, then there are two decking areas, a parking area and finally the riverbank.Carpeted stairs rise from the kitchen to the landing off which are two double bedrooms and the shower room.Both bedrooms have fitted wardrobes and the master bedroom has a large picture window to take full advantage of the view over the river.The fully tiled shower room has a white suite, while tiles and black ceramic tiled floor with a glass door on the shower."all the shops, post office, dental and medical surgeries, schools etc are within walking distance, honeybourne station with a fast service to london is just five miles away and we have wonderful neighbours," said rita. "it could hardly be more convenient."we're moving to be closer to our daughter but feel very lucky to have been part of this house's history and hope another family will appreciate the central location and riverside setting as much as we have".