A waterside home offers spectacular views and in some cases, the chance to relax and enjoy nature. Here are some of the best homes by rivers, canals and the coast.
There’s something incredibly relaxing about being beside water - whether that’s a river, the sea or a canal. If it’s not in your specifications for buying a property now, it just might be once you see some of the gorgeous waterside homes on the market now. Whether you’re looking for a coastal lifestyle year-round or a tranquil riverside plot, we’ve got just the property.
Homes by the sea
Sand, sea and salty air needn’t be confined to holidays. Enjoy year-round coastal living with one of these spectacular seaside properties.
Roedean Crescent, Brighton - £1,850,000 Freehold
This sophisticated five-bedroom property occupies one of the most glorious positions along the south coast of England. As well as the incredible, uninterrupted views of Brighton Marina, Roedean Crescent offers generous living space that has been finished to immaculate standards, plus an exceptionally large south facing garden.
For more information, contact Winkworth Brighton & Hove
Wharncliffe Road, Highcliffe - £1,150,000 Share of Freehold
This extraordinary penthouse apartment sits within the prestigious Seascape development, a highly sought-after locale with unbeatable sea views. The balcony is almost the best room in the house - imagine watching the sun go down, aperitivo in hand. Or enjoying breakfast with the family against the sound of crashing waves.
For more information, contact Winkworth Highcliffe
Sandbourne Road, Bournemouth - £500,000 Share of Freehold
This impressive apartment delivers exceptional sea views which stretch from Hengistbury Head to the Purbecks and Old Harry rock, taking in Bournemouth Pier and beach along the way. With two double bedrooms, a bright and airy living room, underground parking and generous storage space, it’s perfect for young professionals looking to relocate to the coast.
For more information, contact Winkworth Westbourne
There’s plenty of diversity when it comes to location and property type if you set your house hunt along a winding river. We’ve found both rural riverside settings and urban waterfront dwellings.
Market Place, The Butts, TW8 - £1,895,000 Freehold
A fine example of Georgian architecture, this Grade II-listed gem offers superb waterside living for a large family. The property manages to be both opulent and charming at the same time, with many original features still in place such as the fireplace and wooden floors. The piece de resistance is the garden and terrace with backs directly onto the winding River Brent.
For more information, contact Winkworth Brentford & Isleworth
Church Hill, Kersey, Ipswich - £1,200,000 Freehold
This iconic and historic property in Suffolk is packed with potential. Grade II-listed, River House dates back to 1490 and holds a star rating for its exceptional Tudor brick porch and a rare wall painting depicting life-sized figures in Elizabethan dress. The property has a fantastic rear garden that runs alongside the stream in the picturesque village of Kersey.
For more information, contact Winkworth Long Melford
Prospect Quay, Point Pleasant, SW18 - £1,195,000
This impressive penthouse apartment is rare to the market - it’s easy to see why. Of course there’s the communal swimming pool, gym and building manager, but the real magic comes from the far-reaching views across Wandsworth Park, the River Thames and beyond. The waterside location couldn’t be more perfect; buyers will benefit from excellent restaurants and bars along the river, the Thames Clipper boat service just metres away and the green space of the park.
For more information, contact Winkworth Putney
Life on the canal
London’s canals provide an atmospheric setting for those looking for a waterfront property. As well as a variety of homes on offer, there are gorgeous canal walks, hidden cafes and secret green spaces to discover around every twist and turn.
Warwick Place, W9 - £2,900,000 Freehold
One of the oldest waterways in London, Regent’s Canal offers an oasis of calm in the middle of the capital. This immaculately finished three-bedroom home has an enviable location beside the canal, in the heart of Little Venice. Buyers will love the waterside setting, which is not only picturesque, but also conveniently located near the fashionable cafes and restaurants of Clifton Road.
For more information, contact Winkworth St John’s Wood
Harry Zeital Way, E5 - £350,000 Leasehold
Exactly as the name suggests, Waterfront House boasts an incredible location beside London’s River Lea. The architects have made the most of this with a fabulous wall-to-wall window and a beautiful terrace overlooking the water. Perfect for first-time buyers, the property is ideally located for exploring the river, as well as Hackney Wick’s vibrant bar and restaurant scene.
For more information, contact Winkworth Hackney
Poole Street, N1 - £775,000 Leasehold
Young professionals will be delighted by this two-bedroom apartment which is set on the site of Alfred Hitchcock's film studios, beside Shoreditch Park and Regent's Canal. Angel is a buzzing neighbourhood, home to Upper Street which is brilliant for bars, restaurants and shopping. The property itself is in immaculate condition and is perfect for entertaining. A particular highlight is the open plan living room and kitchen which has a canal-facing terrace.
For more information, contact Winkworth Islington