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10 of the Best Riverside Properties on the Market Right Now

The C&TH pick of the very best riverside properties

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From historic London landmarks to cosy country cottages, here are the most spectacular riverside properties on the market right now…

1. Watergate House, Fordwich, Kent

Watergate House

Originally the Manor House of Fordwich – the smallest town in Kent, with a population of less than 400 – the Grade II* Watergate House is a carefully restored historic gem. As anticipated from a property where some parts of the house date back to medieval times, it houses a wealth of atmospheric period features, including original beams, a 15th century fireplace and immaculately preserved, original Jacobean drawings the guest bedroom. Casting a romantic charm over the property, the exquisite gardens are a draw whatever the season, enclosed by ancient walls and leading down to the riverfront. Available through Strutt & Parker for £2m

2. Beach House, Lower Mall, Hammersmith

The glass-fronted façade of this Grade II-listed Georgian home houses a splendid drawing room ideal for making the most of the property’s stunning position, directly overlooking a peaceful stretch of the Thames. As well as the unparalleled riverside views, the elegant double-fronted house has six bedrooms and retains a large number of original period features, from fireplaces to period details in the ceiling moulding and cornicing. Available through Savills and Knight Frank for £7,950.000

3. Thameside Apartments, Windsor

Thameside and Windsor Castle

Overlooking the Thames, this award-winning development offers a rare chance to own a waterside home in Windsor, a lovely town with a wealth of history and culture. Only a few minutes walk from the Theatre Royal, the apartments are close to Windsor Castle as well as the town’s manifold entertainment and shopping destinations and beautiful green spaces, while also remaining within easy reach of London and the surrounding area’s excellent schools. Available through Shanly Homes, prices from £675,000

4. Riversdale Lodge, Buckinghamshire

Riversdale Lodge

An exceptional riverside property, Riversdale Lodge is situated on one of the most desired private roads in Buckinghamshire – between the idyllic rural villages of Cookham and Bourne End, which famously provided the setting for The Wind in the Willows. Riversdale’s position, however, is no less magical: the house is surrounded by beautiful, verdant gardens which lead down to the river’s edge, and are accessible from many of the ground floor rooms. At the rear, a shaded terrace provides the perfect spot for entertaining. Available through Savills for £3.5m

5. Watermans Quay, Fulham

Watermans Quay

Light-filled and spacious, this contemporary split-level penthouse enjoys far-reaching views of the Thames from above, particularly from the large reception rooms, where you can fully take in the panoramic riverside views. Conveniently positioned, the three-bedroom flat is also close to the renowned Harbour Club and transport links from Imperial Wharf station. Available through Chestertons for £2m

6. Hamm Court, Weybridge, Surrey

Look upstream from the comfort of the living room sofa at this stunning waterside property in Weybridge. The kitchen, dining and living rooms all face the stunning riverside, thanks to large-scale retractable glass doors which open onto the long terrace and lead straight up to the water. If riverside walks and biking along the towpaths of the Thames ever get old, Mercedes Benz World and the Brooklands Museum are both close by. Available through Knight Frank for £1,550,000

7. Sluice Gate Cottage, Suffolk

Sluice Gate Cottage

A classic country house – complete with Aga, high vaulted ceilings in the principal living rooms and plenty of space – Sluice Gate Cottage is surrounded by beautiful landscaped grounds and 5 acres of a glorious riverside setting: lawns and mature parkland border a tranquil stretch of the River Glen, adding to the bucolic charm of this countryside home. The property sits on the western edge of Long Melford, one of the most sought-after villages in England and Wales. Available through Carter Jonas for £1.6m

8. Battersea Power Station, London

Battersea Power Station

One of the most highly-anticipated developments in London, the historic Battersea Power Station guarantees sublime views over the Thames, as well as an exciting new space for locals and tourists alike to explore this underrated stretch of the riverbank. The stylish, Art Deco-inspired apartments seamlessly incorporate the building’s unique features, such as the original 1930s brick and steelwork. Prices start from £870,000; enquire through

9. Treviso, Italy

Treviso Palazzo

Looking out onto the point where the Sile and Cagnan rivers meet, the position of this stunning palazzo enjoys the one of the highest accolades of Italian culture: a mention in Dante’s Divine Comedy. Cultural pedigree aside, this historic 16th century home is an ideal place for soaking up the tranquility of riverside life, boasting two waterfront terraces and large sash windows throughout. Available through Italy Sotheby’s International Realty for €2.2m

10. High Point Estate, New Jersey

New Jersey house

With 15 acres of manicured grounds offering beautiful panoramas and seven hundred feet of frontage onto the Navesink river, it’s hard to believe the High Point Estate is only an hour away from New York City. Combining award-winning architecture with elegant landscape design, the sprawling grounds are centered around a grand French inspired chateau, which was the former residence of the inimitable Jon Bon Jovi. Thanks to its elevated position, the house enjoys stunning views onto the Navesink river. Available through Christie’s International Real Estate, POA.


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