Upalong, East Portlemouth, Salcombe, Devon. A restored 1930s house in an elevated position overlooking Salcombe Estuary, with gardens that run down to the water, its own private beach and five moorings. It has an open-plan kitchen with an Aga and a 1-bed annexe. 6 beds, 4 baths, 2 receps, conservatory, indoor pool, terrace with sauna and Jacuzzi, two-storey boat house, slipway, 5.8 acres. £6m Knight Frank 01392-423111.
Blenheim House, One Tower Bridge, London. A flat in a luxury development on the River Thames with a balcony with views of Tower Bridge. 4 beds, 4 baths, recep, 2 terraces, underground parking, access to a gym and a sauna, 24-hour concierge. £7.95m Sotheby's International Realty 020-7495 9580.
Gourdon, Lot, Midi-Pyrnes, France. A restored, 15th-century chateau in the Dordogne Valley with gardens bordered by a river. The chateau has a stone spiral staircase that links each floor, large open fireplaces with carved stone surrounds, beamed ceilings and a three-storey stone tower in the garden that overlooks the river. 4 beds, 2 baths, 2 receps, library, breakfast kitchen, 2 cellars, swimming pool, 1.63 acres. €609,000 French Entre 01225-463752.
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Chesworth House, Horsham, West Sussex. A restored, Grade II-listed Tudor house close to the River Arun, which flows through the grounds. It has beamed ceilings, inglenook fireplaces, and a double-height banqueting hall with a minstrels' gallery. 5 beds, 5 baths, 3 receps, 4-bed cottage, lake, 23.5 acres. £6m Savills 01798-343111.
Ferryway, Jenkins Point, near Cosheston, Pembrokeshire. This renovated house is situated on the banks of the Cleddau River in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. The house has a newly fitted kitchen, floor-to-ceiling windows in the main reception rooms and French doors leading onto the gardens, which have an electric gated entrance. 5 beds, 3 baths, 2 receps, 2 garages, boathouse, 2 slipways and access to rented moorings, gardens. £1.6m Savills 02920-368930.
Glandwr Hall, Barmouth, Gwynedd. A restored, 17th-century country house on the banks of the Mawddach Estuary with views of the Cadair Idris mountain range. It has grand reception rooms overlooking the estuary. 7 beds, 4 baths, 3 receps, indoor pool, tennis court, boathouse, quay, 4 acres. £1.65m Strutt & Parker 01743-284200.
Glenseaton Lodge, Bridge of Don, Aberdeen. A lodge house on the banks of the River Don in a conservation area three miles from the centre of Aberdeen. It was designed in the 1860s by Pre-Raphaelite artist Daniel Cottier and some of the rooms retain his original painting, stencilling, and marble and stone fireplaces. 4 beds, 2 baths, recep, vaulted drawing room, vaulted dining hall, 1-bed flat, 3.06 acres. £885,000+ Strutt & Parker 01330-826800.
The Cedars, Ramsbury, Wiltshire. A Grade II-listed Georgian village house set in landscaped gardens bordered by the River Kennet. It has a cantilevered staircase, large sash windows with working shutters, and a 1-bed annexe. 6 beds, 5 baths, 3 receps, breakfast kitchen, cellar with laundry, wine cellar, swimming pool, tennis court, triple garage, riverbank bothy, 1.23 acres. £3.65m Knight Frank 01488-688539.
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