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A unique two-acre private island on the River Thames near Weybridge, once home to Richard D’Oyly Carte, is now offering music, mooring and a cafe. 

Welcome to D'Oyly Carte Island


Richard D'Oyly Carte bought the island in 1890, and built the giant property which has 13 bedrooms, a grand ballroom, 5 bathrooms, 40 boat moorings and, on the mainland parking for 45 cars.

Eyot House is currently being restored to the standard expected by its former owner, Richard D’Oyly Carte, who hosted his Savoy Hotel guests and his celebrity musicians for drink, food and entertainment. 

This unique island is now open to the public for you to experience. 

D’Oyly Carte Island

Richard D'Oyly Carte was a London theatre impresario who brought together dramatist WS Gilbert and composer Arthur Sullivan. A key theatreland figure in the latter part of the Victorian era. The Simon Cowell of his era! Read more...


D'Oyly Carte Music will preserve the islands musical heritage with a limited number of intimate performances in the grand ballroom by a few of the world’s top performing artists and attended by 50 of their friends and celebrity guests. Read more...


The perfect location to moor your boat for total tranquillity and enjoyment. ​

Access to this beautiful island is by its own private footbridge which links secure parking for 45 cars on the mainland. Read more...


D'Oyly's is our cafe, bar, creperie at the end of the island open from March to January. 

Also open to a number of private events throughout the year, such as birthdays, anniversaries, and supper clubs. Read more...


D'Oyly's cafe at the end of the island


An article about D'Oyly Carte Island which was printed in a 'Glossy' property magazine based in various locations around Surrey and Weybridge.

Essential Surrey

BBC Interview with Mr Andy Hill, owner of D'Oyly Carte Island and Eyot House:

"The most musical island on the Thames."

BBC Sounds

Article by Essential Surrey titled "Celebrity Island in Weybridge opens to the public for the first time" by Richard Nye who meets the buyer breathing new life into the house.

Essential Surrey

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