Properties of the week: river and canalside homes
Featuring a Victorian boathouse, lock-keeper’s cottage and former paper mill
Rippling Waters, Marlow
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.
The Lock House, Bethnal Green E3
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.
Houseboat Dieu L’Avalou, Plantation Wharf Pier, Battersea SW11
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.
4 Yealm Wood, The Yealm, Newton Ferrers
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.
The Paper Mill, Lowdham
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.
Millgate, Sonning Eye, Reading
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.
12 Quayside, Norwich
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.
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.
Quarry Wood, Marlow
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.