From a 13th-century house overlooking Warwick Castle to an award-winning house on steel stilts on the banks of the River Loddon, Berkshire.
Bar House, Helford Passage, Cornwall. This house is situated on the banks of the Helford River, one of the most unspoilt rivers in Cornwall. It has a riverside terrace, a boat house, landing stage and slipway. 5/6 beds, 5 baths, 2 receps, breakfast kitchen, office, wine cellar, garage, heated infinity pool, pool house, greenhouse, lawn tennis court, 3.5 acres. £5m Savills 01872-243200.
Cherry Eyot, Wargrave, Berkshire. An award-winning house built on raised steel stilts on the banks of the River Loddon. The living areas have floor-to-ceiling windows and balconies. 5 beds, 3 baths, 2 receps, kitchen, wine cellar, gardens, paddock, river frontage, 3 moorings, 2 acres. £2.65m Knight Frank 01491-844900.
The Creagh House Estate, Skibbereen, West Cork, Ireland. A restored late Georgian house with over one mile of estuary frontage with fishing rights, boat houses, woods and a walled Regency garden, considered to be one of the jewels of West Cork. 4 beds, 2 baths, 5 receps, planning permission for extension, 2-bed gate house, 56 acres. £4.1m Charles McCarthy +353 28 21533.
Holyoake House, Little Alne, Wooton Wawen, Henley in Arden, Warwickshire. A modernised Grade II-listed house with grounds that include frontage on the River Alne and riparian rights. It has exposed ceiling timbers, open fireplaces and an oak framed garden room. 4 beds, 2 baths, 2 receps, 2.51 acres. £825,000 Knight Frank 01789-297735.
Hurlingham Court, London SW6. An apartment in a Victorian building overlooking communal gardens on the River Thames. It has walnut floors and a double reception with period fireplace and full-height doors leading onto a balcony. 4 beds, 2 baths, recep, kitchen/dining room, porterage. £2.5m John D Wood & Co 020-7731 4223.
The Old Silk Mill, Blockley, Gloucestershire. This 16th-century house is set in landscaped gardens beside Blockley Brook with the mill race and pond controlled by modern sluice gates. It has flagstone and wood floors, exposed wall and ceiling timbers and open fireplaces. 5 beds, 4 baths, 3 receps, 1.2 acres. £1.75m Strutt & Parker 01608-650502.
The Gables, Warwick, Warwickshire. A Grade II-listed 13th-century house overlooking Warwick Castle with private river frontage. It has wall and ceiling timbers, carved stone masonry, open fireplaces and a waterside terrace with mooring. 6 ensuite beds, 3 receps, library, pool, sauna and gym, 0.5 acres. £3,000,500 Sotheby’s International Realty 01789-200900.
Trumps Mill House, Virginia Water, Surrey. This renovated former mill house dates in part to 1483 and overlooks the mill pond. It has beamed ceilings, open fireplaces and a triple-aspect drawing room. 4 beds, 3 baths, dressing room, 3 receps, workshop, woods, 13 acres. £1.95m Barton Wyatt 01344-843000.
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