Buy me a river: coastal and waterside homes for sale in London, Sussex and Kent

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Do you dream of living close to a river or by the sea? Then take a look at these unique coastal and waterside homes for sale. From the Thames to the Medway to the English Channel, whet your appetite with these wonderful boats, houses and apartments.


Seafront apartment in a converted showroom

Coastal & waterside homes for sale 43 marina st leonards

This arresting one-bedroom apartment on the promenade at St Leonards is converted from the furniture showroom of a former department store. Step onto the terrace through a trio of tall French windows from the living room for the most glorious view of the English Channel.

With an oversized floor space of 863 sq ft (1,031 if you include the terrace), it’s what you might call ‘a real pad’. White painted walls, rugged exposed floorboards and dark grey woodwork and kitchen cabinets give it a whiff of warehouse  style, elevated by Georgian character and lofty ceiling heights.



Detached house with a creative studio

Just moments from the River Medway and the centre of historic Rochester, this enchanting Victorian detached house looks at first like a quintessentially two-storey home, but has something more up its sleeve.

Unfolding across 1,850 sq ft, the layout includes a separate living room, dining room and kitchen on the ground floor together with a useful shower room. On the first floor are two bedrooms and the main bathroom. And on the lower level you’ll find two studio spaces, one approaching 200 sq ft and a larger one just over 400 sq ft that opens directly onto the garden.



Four-storey house in seaside town centre

Coastal & waterside homes for sale Hastings

Right in the middle of Hastings, this converted Victorian house has valuable undercover parking behind gates along with a sunny courtyard garden. The entire property was recently refurbished to provide a comfortable and contemporary home at the heart of all that’s happening.

The first floor is given over entirely to a large full-width, front-to-back living space that extends into an open plan kitchen. There’s also a small shower room just off the landing. Upstairs are four bedrooms, two on each floor, and the main family bathroom with its modern traditional styling.



Houseboat moored at Chelsea

Coastal & waterside homes for sale houseboat in Chelsea

An extraordinary live aboard houseboat exquisitely designed with uncompromising bespoke quality. Moored at a prime river setting with magnificent Thames views, Walter Greaves unfolds in style over about 1,850 sq ft. The 800 sq ft open-plan living area is the undoubted centrepiece and opens out to an aft sun deck.

Coastal & waterside homes for sale houseboat in Chelsea

Down below are two bedroom suites, each with a private bathroom, plus an additional third bedroom/study. Sumptuous style reigns supreme with beautiful craftmanship and high quality materials at every turn. Paired with air conditioning and underfloor heating, the result is a luxurious living environment to rival any home on land.



Thames Barge by Tower Bridge

Coastal & waterside homes for sale dutch barge in St Katharine Docks London

Say hello to Adieu. This superb Thames barge was built in 1929 and is moored at the wonderful St Katherine Docks. The boat is in exceptionally good condition, with an impeccable maintenance record by the current owner who remodelled the interior. Here you’ll find comfort, flexibility and space alongside heaps of heritage and nautical charm.

Coastal & waterside homes for sale Dutch barge at St Katharine Docks

Adieu feels gorgeously woody and boaty inside with lots of exposed timber on the walls, overhead and from chunky pillars. Across 1350 sq ft you’ll find three bedrooms (one with an en suite dressing and bathing room), a shower room, and a large living & dining room that extends into an open-plan kitchen at one end, and a study at the other.



New mews houses and grand apartments

Coastal & waterside homes for sale Courtstairs Manor Pegwell Bay Ramsgate Kent

Seven newly built mews houses and seven unique apartments converted from a majestic manor. Overlooking Pegwell Bay Nature Reserve on the English Channel, Courtstairs Manor is just a short coastal walk from Ramsgate.  Sea views, sun decks and space define the apartments, while each mews house has terraces on two floors.

Coastal & waterside homes for sale Courtstairs Manor Pegwell Bay Ramsgate Kent

Inside, the conversion of the original manor and the design of the mews houses are to a meticulous standard. Outside,  the location in private parkland grounds includes a coastal flowers meadow edged by Holm oak trees. In a word, divine.

Prices from £375,000 to £765,000


Did you find something you like among these unique coastal and waterside homes for sale? Get in touch to find out more, arrange a viewing or enlist our help in your search for a unique home.


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