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Coast Into a New Home by the Water

Posted 17 April 2019 by Helen Christie

If you love spending time near the water, here are some of the UK's finest coastal and riverside homes…

Living by a body of water has been shown to reduce stress, improve your immune system and help you relax. Living near to the water can also provide residents with the chance to enjoy riverside walks and spectacular views, as well as sports such as rowing, sailing and even paddle-boarding.

WhatHouse? has put together a selection of impressive new builds, located close to the water...

Vista in Poole (Platinum Skies)

Vista (Platinum Skies)Bringing contemporary glamour to the Dorset coastline, pioneer retirement provider, Platinum Skies, has just launched a new collection of deluxe apartments in Poole. Promising spectacular on-site facilities, a dedicated Lifestyle Manager and exceptional support services during the sales and moving process, as well as a premium property, Vista offers residents the complete retirement lifestyle.

Set amongst wooded hills above the picturesque Dorset town of Poole, Vista offers spectacular views of Poole Harbour, Quay and adjacent National Trust-owned Brownsea Island. The development provides a range of energy efficient homes, from large south-facing one- and two-bedroom apartments to sumptuous three-bedroom apartments. The elegant homes are each complete with tiered glass balconies and full-length windows, flooding living areas with natural light.

Price guide £650,000 – £1,200,000

For more details call 01202 471461, email [email protected] or browse the website www.platinumskies.co.uk

Find out why you should buy a new build retirement home


Royal Albert Wharf in London’s Royal Docks, E16 (Notting Hill Genesis)

Royal Albert Wharf (Notting Hill Genesis)Buyers seeking a home in the capital that introduces a breath of fresh air and calming river views into their busy London lifestyles, should look to Royal Albert Wharf, in London’s Royal Docks, where Notting Hill Genesis has launched their highly anticipated second phase of riverside homes. The modern collection of one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments and three-bedroom duplexes form part of a buzzing new waterside setting, host to its very own unique retail and leisure quarter, whilst still being within easy reach of the cosmopolitan culture of the capital.

Residents at Royal Albert Wharf enjoy enviable access to a wide selection of amenities along with ample opportunity to engage in a number of outdoor pursuits. London Regatta Centre is located less than a mile away, where purchasers can partake in an afternoon of water sports, or nearer home take advantage of the waters that surround the development, with sailing, rowing, wakeboarding, open-water swimming and paddle-boarding all on offer. As well as the cafés, shops and bars that delicately line the docks, the homes here perfectly complement the urban waterside backdrop at Royal Albert Wharf.

Prices for a one-bedroom apartment start from £385,000.

For more information, contact Notting Hill Genesis on 020 8357 4579, or visit nhgsales.com.


The River Gardens in Greenwich (Bellway Homes)

The River Garden (Bellway Homes)This site is only a few moments’ walk away from Curlew Rowing Club’s clubhouse and gym. Rowing takes place from the London Regatta centre but The River Gardens also has 300 metres of river footage so you can sight-see all day.

The River Gardens consists 263 luxury properties, ranging from one- to three-bedroom apartments, with Help to Buy available on 29 plots; ideal for those looking for a larger home along the Thames Path and professional commuters who want easy connections into London. Properties at The River Gardens offer luxury amenities of 21st century living including a swimming pool, 24hr concierge, a games courts, creche and residents’ gym. All plots benefit from outdoor space or a balcony (large, wrap-around balconies to selected homes) and landscaped gardens, as well as door step access to the Thames River Walk.

Prices at The River Gardens start from £445,000.

For further information and to register your interest please email [email protected] or call 0845 257 6065.


De Montfort Place in Bedford (Storey Homes)

De Montfort Place (Storey Homes)De Montfort Place is a short walk from the River Ouse and Bedford Rowing Club. The 152-home development consists of a variety of one-bedroom apartments to spacious five-bedroom houses, all of which are in-keeping with the existing character and history of the neighbourhood.

The attractive market town of Bedford provides a range of retail and leisure opportunities for local residents, including shops, restaurants, cafés and bars, while fans of the outdoors can enjoy 360 acres of lakes, meadows and woodland at the award-winning Priory Country Park, just a 12-minute drive from De Montfort Place. Renowned for having the finest riverside settings, home owners can also spend quality time along the River Great Ouse and enjoy riverside walks and the adjoining parks.

Prices at De Montfort place currently start from £190,000 for a one-bedroom apartment and £229,950 for a two-bedroom apartment. For more details, please visit storey-homes.co.uk or call 01582 742165 to register your interest.


Huller & Cheese in Bristol (Generator Group)

Huller & Cheese (Generator Group)Only a short drive down the floating harbour from this development is the University of Bristol’s Rowing Club’s ergometer centre housing indoor training.

Huller & Cheese is a new development of two converted buildings, overlooking Bristol’s floating harbour, both offering a distinctive selection of homes for exceptional waterfront living.

Generator Group has sympathetically restored two of the City’s heritage factories – a Grade II Listed building called Huller House and a former cheese factory – to prolong the life of the two important buildings.

The site was one of the last derelict areas along the harbour to be turned into prime residential living accommodation. The mixed-use development consists of one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, with the addition of two new storeys created on the fifth and sixth floor, consisting of six spacious penthouses, with waterside views. Huller & Cheese also includes office space on the lower ground floor and a new quayside walkway, opening up the towpath for public access.

While the development sits on the quiet side of the harbour, it is within walking distance to the vibrant city centre, offering the chance to explore the cultural side of Bristol.

There are now only two penthouses remaining.

Find out more abut Huller & Cheese from Generator Group


Harbourside at Waterside Marina (The Purelake Group)

Harbourside at Waterside Marina (The Purelake Group)The Purelake Group has released the second phase of homes at Harbourside at Waterside Marina, its development at Brightlingsea on the Essex coast, and opened a new show home. The development is bringing 53 apartments to a prime position overlooking Brightlingsea marina. These apartments surround a fully landscaped courtyard, with selected units offering sea views and balconies. The houses, spread over three floors sit near the beautiful water front. They offer perfect sea front living with each benefiting from a private terrace. There is a choice of one-, two- or three-bedroom properties together with five houses.

Prices from £165,000

Find out more from selling agent Fenn Wright on 01206 763388

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