490 River Road

Gloucester Glen

4 Beds, 3 Baths

Welcome to 490 River Road!

Well set back from River Road, this charming New England style home is approached by a circular driveway leading to the welcoming front porch. Choicely positioned on a spectacular acre property graced with mature trees, enchanting gardens and multiple recreation areas. The gardens blend perfectly with the natural environment and provide a rare sense of serenity, privacy and harmony - within an easy commute and near amenities. Enjoy city-maintained access to the Rideau River from nearby Maureen Lane via the gate to Murphy’s Park at the north-west corner of the property.

Enter through a generous foyer with ample room to greet guests. To the left, a dramatic sunken living room with gas fireplace, bay window and a French door to the patio and stunning garden. To the right, the formal dining room, country kitchen with breakfast area and sliding doors to a barbecue deck and “secret garden”. From the kitchen, a short staircase leads to the family room loft, a beautiful space with dormers and  balcony, and an expansive view of Greenbelt farmland - the perfect setting for cozy nights with family. Convenient main floor laundry and separate mudroom with inside access to garage make this home very family friendly.

The second floor features a large master retreat with 4 piece ensuite and sweeping vistas of the property, plus 3 generously-sized bedrooms, each with its own special view of the property as well as a partially renovated main bath. 490 River Road, offers an unparalleled  lifestyle to combine urban conveniences with a private country setting.

The unique history of  490 River Road:

The main house was originally built in Bowesville and moved to 490 River Road in 1958 during the Ottawa Airport expansion. The Living Room addition, double attached garage, mudroom and laundry room were constructed in 1983 along with a complete renovation of the interior. The Family Room Loft area over the garage was added by the current owners in 2000.  

Property Details

Room Dimensions

Lot size
149.0 ft. x  348.0 ft. Irregular (1.01 acres)

$4551.08 for 2015

Circular driveway, double attached garage, surface parking for 10+

Forced air, natural gas; central air conditioning

Rental Equipment
Hot water tank

Drilled well

Septic system installed

Refrigerator, stove, hood fan, dishwasher, washer, dryer, freezer, kitchen island, all light fixtures, window blinds, drapes and drapery tracks, alarm system, workbenches, satellite dish, auto garage door opener with 1 remote, teak bench in garden, shed, retractable awning, drip irrigation systems

Bedside sconces in the master bedroom

Ride on lawn mower and trailer, canoe and paddles, generator, outdoor furniture and ornaments, barbecue

Main Floor:
Foyer   15’9” x 8’2”       

Living Room   22’2” x 11’8”     

Dining Room   12’11” x 11’8”      

Kitchen    15’2” x 11’2”       

Breakfast Area   9’11” x 8’7”        

Powder Room   2 Piece       

Family Room Loft   23’2” x 22’7”  

Laundry   7’11” x 6’11”        

Mud Room   7’0” x 6’0”       

Second Floor:
Master Bedroom   19'6" x 13'5"  

Master Ensuite   4 Piece    

Bedroom   12’5” x 11’6”    

Bedroom   10'11" x 10'1"       

Bedroom   11'6" x 11'4"  

Bathroom   4 Piece

Lower Level: Partially finished,  accommodates  storage and utilities

Property Upgrades

Shed with concrete floor/slab and electricity
Hard wired security system
South foundation wall with poured concrete (living room)

High efficiency Natural Gas furnace with HEPA filter
West foundation wall with poured concrete (living room)
Redesigned interlock patio
Power outlets installed on patio
3 new kitchen appliances
Insulated garage doors

New well pump
Front walkway interlock
New stove top and hood fan
Septic system pumped
Finished garage interior
Garage roof reshingled
Sump pump back-up system
Resurfaced driveway (gravel)
Electrical system repairs/updates
Remaining windows upgraded to vinyl
Parging of entire exterior
Main bath partially renovated 

1983 Expansion
Living room, mud room, laundry room
Master bed with ensuite
Main bath
Double garage
Septic System
200 amp service

Natural gas conversion
Tennis court/Hockey rink

Gas barbecue hookups
Gas fireplace installed in living room
North foundation wall with concrete block (living room)
Interlock patio installed

Roof shingles (main house approx. 2000)
Insulated garage, poured concrete floor
Family room loft addition (2000)
Living room bay window
Main floor deck (living room)
Many upstairs windows updated to vinyl


Note: Pre-Listing Building Inspection Report  (dated August, 2015) and Water Test (dated April, 2015) available upon request

Special Features

  • Walk to Murphy Park and Henry Park (with play structure)
  • Easy access to the Rideau River from rear of property (see front page)

  • 2 kms to Rideauview Community Centre

  • OC Transpo route 189 (Greenboro/Riverview)
  • Less than 5 kms to Hunt Club Road/ T&T Mall
  • 3 kms to Vimy Memorial Bridge (Strandherd) and Riverside South

  • A quick 10 kms to Manotick Village

  • 20 kms to Downtown


**All information herein is believed to be accurate but is not warranted**