Luxury waterside living on offer this spring

  • Luxurious properties by the water among the most popular on the market
  • Eight of UK’s top ten places to live are waterside locations
  • Brighton and Poole among the favourite destinations for buyers

  • Living by the water is a must for millions of people across the UK, while many more aspire to make a move that puts them within sight of the sea, a river or within a modern marina.

    Indeed, eight of the ten most popular places to live in the country are waterside locations (Ideal Home Report, December 2014) were revealed to be waterside locations. From Poole, St Ives and Brighton in the south to Edinburgh and Liverpool in the north, being in a position to enjoy the water is clearly important to Britons.

    Seaside strolls, ocean panoramas and the soothing sound of sails flapping in the breeze make living by the water an attractive proposition, and with spring just around the corner, demand for properties in suitable locations is set to soar once more.

    What’s more, many marina and riverside properties are sold or let with berthing facilities included, so those who fancy getting out on the water can moor their boat in a private, reserved space.

    Facts about living by the water

  • According to a 2012 study by the European Centre for Environment and Human Health, people who live closer to the UK’s coastline are healthier than those who live inland.
  • Coastal air is charged by negative ions, which allow the body to more easily absorb oxygen. This, in turn, makes it easier to sleep.
  • Nowhere in the UK is further than 70 miles from the sea
  • About three million people in the country live on the coast
  • Waterside property

    Hythe Marina (near Southampton) – £1.5 million

    This stunning five-bedroom house comes with its own 30-metre pontoon mooring and two additional ten-metre moorings. Three of its five bedrooms feature en-suite facilities, while there is also a spacious kitchen-diner and a wrap-around balcony to enjoy. Check out the beautiful views across the marina.

    Gunwharf Quays  – £355,000

    With magnificent views over Gunwharf Quays and the rest of Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard, this two-bedroom apartment enjoys a prestigious spot in the city. The duplex penthouse property which features a wrap-around balcony is no longer available but you can find similar properties here.

    Gillingham Marina – £475,000

    With views over the Medway, there are few more attractive waterside options than this luxury apartment in Gillingham Marina, which is one of 24 in a stylish riverfront development. Built to a designer spec, the property boasts its own terrace, four bedrooms and a state-of-the-art kitchen.

    Brighton Marina – £850,000

    Positioned in the heart of the stylish Brighton Marina, this four-bedroom townhouse offers tranquil views over the harbour and includes the use of a private mooring. A sizeable balcony acts as the perfect vantage spot for soaking up the summer sun and watching the boats pass.

    Ocean Village – £500,000

    This eighth-floor apartment offers a panoramic view of Ocean Village, as well as the River Itchen and Southampton Water. It also benefits from underground parking and a concierge service, underlining its status as a high-quality home.

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