We’ve found the best waterside properties on the market – full of elegance and charm, and they’re only a stone’s throw away from the water…
1. Woodridge Grange, Berkshire
A unique period residence filled with character takes its place in Maidenhead. With manicured gardens overlooking the River Thames and access to a private 55ft mooring, the spacious property is perfect for those who love to live by the water. There’s also an attached three-bedroom cottage for when guests come to stay!
2. Thameside Place, Hampton Wick
This Georgian manor house is the perfect place for those who want to be surrounded by tranquility in their next family home. The entirely unique river-facing penthouse is sat within a gated development surrounded by landscaped gardens. Riverside views can be enjoyed from its private, cast-iron balcony which spans the building. We can’t think of anywhere else we would rather sip our morning coffee.
3. Balla Wray, Cumbria
Featuring magnificent views over Lake Windermere, this exceptional Lakeland residence features a main house and cottage on its beautifully landscaped grounds. Sat in a tranquil elevated position with spectacular views, the property may just be one of the finest homes in The Lakes, and now it could be yours…
4. Digby Mansions, Hammersmith
Enjoy waking up every morning to far reaching views of the River Thames from this two bedroom penthouse apartment in Hammersmith. Situated inside a distinctive mansion block, the property features a fabulous entertaining space on its rooftop area for alfresco dining at its finest.
5. The Boathouse, Dartmouth
Surrounded by enchanting walled gardens in Kingswear, this unique property features views of the river and the open sea beyond from all around the house. It’s even got a wisteria-clad pergola – the perfect place to enjoy a summer’s evening paired with the most fabulous sunset views.
6. Chynalls Point, Cornwall
For sale for the first time in 68 years, this Grade II listed property features the most dramatic sea views over the approaches to Coverack and Falmouth Bay. The thatched former farmhouse sits on half an acre of land and features an incredible amount of potential. It even has access to the South West Coast Path where there’s easy access to the harbour and beach at Coverack. Win-win!
7. Ptarmigan Lodge, Loch Lomond
Fancy waking up to breathtaking uninterrupted views across the loch every morning? Here’s your chance. A former hunting lodge has become available to purchase along the banks of Loch Lomond. The charming family home also features a separate timber-built lodge and boathouse. The Duke of Montrose once used it as his hunting lodge, 160 years ago…
8. Dornie Lodges, Kyle Ross-Shire
Currently being used as self-catering holiday lettings, these three modern houses can accommodate up to 22 guests in total. An ideal situation for large families who want to live near each other but in separate accommodation. Featuring undisturbed views of the shore of Loch Long, they’ve all been built with the same design in mind, however each features its very own view over the loch.
9. Abbey Dore Court, Hereford
Sitting alongside The River Dore, which flows through Hereford’s Golden Valley, Abbey Dore Court is a six bedroom country house which was completely renovated and refurbished in 2010 and which sits in 5.12 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens. Aside from the main family house, which boasts a number of period features, there is also an adjoining wing with three additional bedrooms, a cobbled courtyard with stables and store rooms, and an additional one bedroom cottage. Fishing is available on The River Dore, so it’s perfect for lovers of the outdoors!
10. Carsaig House, Argyll
Carsaig House was built in 1900 for the Sheriff of Edinburgh and occupies an elevated position overlooking Carsaig Bay. The magnificent property can be accessed by a sweeping private driveway and features beautiful gardens as well as a boathouse which can fit a 20ft boat inside. With views to the west over the bay to Jura, we can’t think of anywhere else we would rather watch the sunset on a warm summer’s evening.
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