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Properties of the week: river and canalside homes

Featuring a Victorian boathouse, lock-keeper’s cottage and former paper mill

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Rippling Waters, Marlow

Rippling Waters, Marlow

Buckinghamshire: £2m 

On the market for the first time in a generation, this magical Victorian boathouse built c. 1880, and nestled on the banks of the River Thames near Marlow, was used as a film setting for True Blue and The Wind in the Willows. Main bed, 1 further bed, family bath, large recep overlooking the river, galley kitchen, further kitchen area, shower/WC, separate 1-bed studio, enclosed mooring for a 30ft vessel with 10ft ceiling height at normal tide, slipway, extensive gated grounds. 

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The Lock House, Bethnal Green E3

The Lock House, Bethnal Green

London: £1m 

A Grade II Georgian former lock-keeper’s cottage on the towpath at Old Ford Lock on Regent’s Canal, backing onto Victoria Park. Main bed with dressing room and en-suite bath, 1 further bed, 1 further bath, open-plan kitchen/double recep with vaulted double-height ceilings, attic, garden. 

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Houseboat Dieu L’Avalou, Plantation Wharf Pier, Battersea SW11

Houseboat Dieu L’Avalou

London: £750,000 

This 40-metre Belgian Spitz barge was originally used for shipping grain, but has been transformed into a unique home. Main suite with woodburner and rolltop bath, 3 further suites, 1 further bath, WC, upper deck kitchen/recep, 1 further recep on the lower deck with woodburning stove, sun deck, parking. Mooring licence fee £15,000/year, no stamp duty.

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4 Yealm Wood, The Yealm, Newton Ferrers

4 Yealm Wood, The Yealm, Newton Ferrers

Devon: £1.45m

A luxury apartment overlooking the natural harbour with an extensive roof terrace and balconies. 3 suites, open-plan kitchen/recep leading onto the balcony, shower, WC, shared quay, private parking, shared woodland.

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The Paper Mill, Lowdham

The Paper Mill, Lowdham

Nottinghamshire: £850,000 

A very well renovated historic Grade II former paper mill in a stunning setting, with a separate coach house. Main suite, 5 further beds, family bath, shower, kitchen, 3 receps, day room, utility, WC, hall, study area, coach house with garage and office/studio above, gardens overlooking the mill pond. 

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Millgate, Sonning Eye, Reading

Millgate, Sonning Eye, Reading

Berkshire: £795,000 

Millgate is a unique village home that sits in an elevated, picturesque position above the River Thames, with direct access to a private mooring which leads through the mill stream to the river. Triple-aspect main bed, 2 further beds, family bath, shower, kitchen, family room, recep with log burning stove, conservatory with views over the river, patio, detached outbuilding with office or storage potential, private parking. 

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12 Quayside, Norwich

12 Quayside, Norwich

Norfolk: £775,000 

A rare opportunity to buy this fine home set over four floors on the banks of the River Wensum. It combines fabulous views with a great location, offering easy access to the city centre. The properties on Quayside were the first homes built by Hopkins Homes in 2008 and won a design award, in recognition of their very high specification. Main suite, 2 further beds, family bath, kitchen, dual aspect recep, study/bed 4, WC, garage. 

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Beck Cottage, Golden Grove, Whitby

Beck Cottage, Golden Grove, Whitby

North Yorkshire: £700,000 

This pretty cottage has been created from two adjoining sandstone cottages directly overlooking Cock Mill Beck, and has an idyllic private natural pool with a waterfall in the grounds. 4 double beds, shower, bath, attic/bed 5, kitchen/breakfast room, 2 receps, pantry, gardener’s WC, garden store, lawned gardens, terrace, garaging, parking, woodland, paddocks, fishing rights, 55.1 acres. 

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Quarry Wood, Marlow

Quarry Wood, Marlow

Buckinghamshire: £3.25m

This restored house sits on the outskirts of Marlow, moments from the Thames. Main suite with turret, 2 further beds, family bath, kitchen/breakfast room, recep hall, 2 further receps, family room, laundry, cloakroom, garage, parking, gardens, studio, boat house. 

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