Properties for sale with boathouses

This week: properties for sale with boathouses – from a 15th-century tower in Caithness, to a house on Cornwall’s Restronguet Point with a private slipway leading onto the Fal estuary. 


Ackergill Tower, Wick, Caithness. A 15th-century tower with 19th-century additions in a coastal setting with its own boathouse and six cottages in the grounds. 17 beds, ceilidh hall, two B-listed dovecotes, a walled garden, woodland, 30 acres and shooting and fishing rights over a further 3,000 acres. £3.9m Knight Frank 0131-222 9600.


Boathouse Cottage, Balquhidder, Lochearnhead, Perthshire. This two-bedroom cottage was formerly the ghillie’s house for the neighbouring estate. It is set in a scenic location on the north side of Loch Voil and has over 100 metres of waterside gardens. There is a timber boathouse with a corrugated roof and woodland gardens with three streams and a stone bridge. 2 beds, bath, recep, conservatory. £350,000+ Savills 0131-247 3738.


Gosleford, Birchill, Axminster, East Devon. A restored, Grade II-listed farmhouse on the edge of a village, set in 30 acres of grounds that include a range of outbuildings and a small boating lake with a thatched boathouse on an island reached by an arched bridge. The house has beamed ceilings and a large inglenook fireplace. 3 beds, 3 baths, 2 receps, library, one-bed cottage, converted barn, orangery, tennis court, orchard, grounds. £1.55m Jackson-Stops 01308-423133.


Hibiscus Way, Longboat Key, Florida. This house has panoramic views of Sarasota Bay from every one of its rooms and comes with over 154 feet of bay frontage and docks leading to two outside slips, two covered slips, and a boathouse. It has southern pine floors and a wood-burning stove in the living room, 3 beds, 3 baths, 2 receps, landscaped gardens, 0.75 acres. $2.995m Michael Saunders & Co +1 888 552 5228.


Otter Cottage, Mylor, near Falmouth, Cornwall. A slate-hung waterfront house built in 1988 with a private quay on Mylor Creek, a boat store and a derrick boat lift with steps down to the foreshore at low tide. Bespoke open-plan Smallbone kitchen/living room, 4 beds, 2 baths, recep, gardens. £1.75m Savills 01872-243200.


Plas Dyfi, Aberdovey, Gwynedd. A Georgian waterfront house with a boathouse and wet room that lead onto a private slipway. The house has an oak staircase and an open-plan kitchen/living room with a wood-burning stove. 4 beds, 2 baths, receps, study, beach access. £900,000 Strutt & Parker 01743-284200.


Slipways, Restronguet Point, Feock, Truro, Cornwall. A house in need of some modernisation in a waterfront position on Restronguet Point. It comes with its own private slipway leading onto the Fal Estuary, complete with an electric winch, a running mooring and a boathouse. It has an oak-framed sun room and an annex. 4 beds, 3 baths, 3 receps, study, swimming pool with pool house, gardens, decking, terrace. £2.5m Knight Frank 01392-423111.


The White House, Beccles, Suffolk. A three-storey house attached to a converted barn in an elevated position within the town. The walled gardens lead down to the River Waveney, where there are private moorings and a boat shed. The house has beamed ceilings and the first-floor bedroom has its own roof terrace. 3 beds, 2 baths, 2 receps, heated swimming pool and pool room. £850,000 Strutt & Parker 01603-617431.