The Best Waterfront Homes

By Tessa Dunthorne

1 year ago

Views of rivers, streams and waterfalls – these homes have it all

Whether you’re desperate for your own private jetty or you’re simply looking for a property with picture-perfect views, these waterfront homes won’t disappoint, says Tessa Dunthorne.

The Best Waterfront Homes

Paradise Point, Dartmouth 

House sitting on the waterfront with greenery surrounding

Head down the cascading steps of Paradise Point house to your own private jetty on the emerald Dart Estuary. The Grade-II listed, five-bedroom, six-bathroom Victorian property has been gently restored across the past decade – all the while respecting its heritage on the site of an ancient fort. Available through Savills and Knight Frank for £6.5 million


Aerial view of a red brick manor house in Sunbury.

Thought to be the former home of Sir Henry Knight, Lord Mayor of London, this six-bedroomed Victorian riverside home sits plum beside the Thames. With its 70-foot mooring, you’ll be able to get onto the water daily and explore along to Hampton Court Palace and East Molesley. Available through Knight Frank for £3.5 million


Red brick manor house overlooking a river.

An old mill house, this Georgian home in Surrey comes complete with five bedrooms, cosy fireplaces, plus its own waterfall, stream and mill pond. Across the water, you’ll be able to spy a beautiful orchard – that’ll be yours, too. Available through Fine and Country for £1.6 million

Strand End, Chiswick

Gabled riverside house.

A rare find – this mature black and white gabled riverside five-bedroom house is up for sale for the first time in nearly 40 years. Enjoy the best of both: direct access to the Thames (and potential to moor a little boat), all the while being able to get into town in moments. Available through Savills for £4.25 million

Riverside Manor, Buckinghamshire

White waterfront home with slate roof.

Riverside Manor is a behemoth of an estate, with up to 11 bedrooms and three staff cottages on site. Featuring its own boat house, you’ll make the most of its fabulous position on the River Thames – but it also boasts an indoor swimming pool and spa complex, in case bathing waters are more your speed. Available through Knight Frank for £29.5m