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Take 5… Waterside properties

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Waterside locations were some of the highest in demand, especially those in picturesque locations. Buyers are naturally drawn to locations they have spent time in during past holidays: be that Salcombe, Chichester Harbour or the Norfolk coast.

However, the traditional secondary waterside locations have become increasingly sought after as people are drawn to the fresh air, open space and lifestyle that accompanies a waterside property.

Living by the water can have real benefits for the mind and the body. Lifestyle is one of the major motivators when moving home: those buying close to the coast, river, lake or loch are likely to pay more for certain aspects of waterside living, especially if that includes direct access to the water or a mooring.

From an Old School House in a tranquil riverside location to a contemporary home with extensive views from Hayling Island, we’ve selected five of the best properties that offer the much sought-after waterside lifestyle.

2 Ozone Terrace, Lyme Regis, Dorset

A south facing family home with highly flexible accommodation and wonderful sea views.

Haven House, King Street, Emsworth, Hampshire

A stunning Grade II listed, 5 bedroom Georgian townhouse located just yards from the harbour in the best street in Emsworth.

Neptune Square, Ipswich, Suffolk

A beautifully presented apartment situated in a delightful waterfront location and marina views.

The Old School House, Bucknell, Shropshire

A superior Grade II listed village house and detached barn, offering tremendous character.

10 Fishermans Walk, Hayling Island, Hampshire

A rarely available escapists dream with direct beach access and dramatic views across the harbour to the South Downs.

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