Enjoy lazy days on the water with a riverfront home

Church View, Asenby – Guide price £850,000 from Hewetson & Johnson, 01347 868308.

According to Knight Frank’s even Waterfront Review Published last year, the median price of waterfront homes was 49 percent higher than homes with exactly the same features that are about a mile from the water and do not have water views.

Estuary real estate received the largest premium, costing an average of 72 percent more than comparable real estate. Lake/loch bank properties and coastal homes accounted for 68 percent and 61 percent, respectively. But even houses on inland rivers had an average elevation of 21 percent.

Knight Frank noted, “The waterfront real estate market has benefited from changing demand patterns that have emerged as a result of the pandemic, particularly the search for more open space and greenery. Successive lockdowns have also acted as a catalyst for those considering lifestyle changes, while greater acceptance of work from home has increased shoppers’ flexibility in terms of location.”

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Badger’s Holt, Harewood Road, Collingham – bids over £1.195m at Renton & Parr, 01937 582731.

As a result, the annual rate of increase for waterfront real estate was 12 percent this time last year.

So what’s the appeal? Well, if you need to be told, you may never really understand. Water attracts wildlife, can provide sustenance and recreational opportunities, and has an undeniable calming effect on anyone who chooses to spend time around it.

Already sold? If not, take a look at the following three qualities and you might end up longing to live by a river.

Badger Holt is a detached property on a hilltop location in Collingham, comprising five bedrooms, three bathrooms, a large open plan eat-in kitchen, utility room, sitting room and den, and a double garage. Best of all, it offers magnificent views over 3 acres of gardens that slope straight down to the wooded banks of the River Wharfe, where the property has mooring and boating rights.

Heron’s Hill, Thorpe Underwood – Guide price £995,000 with Jackson stops, 01904 625033.

At Thorpe Underwood, heron mountain is a detached family home with expansive water frontage and private jetty on the River Ouse – including mooring and fishing rights – and is set in approximately 1 acre of gardens. It has five bedrooms, three bathrooms, large eat-in kitchen, study, second kitchen (ideal to create a self-contained outbuilding), dining room, garden room and laundry room. There is also ample parking, a double garage and a barn.

Finally, Church view is a detached family home built in 2008 on the main street in Asenby, just opposite the River Swale from Topcliffe. Built in 2008, it has solar panels and an air source heat pump providing year round hot water and temperature control. The house has four bedrooms, two bathrooms, an entrance hall, an open plan kitchen and dining room, a utility room, a garden room and a double height living room. Outside there are gardens with a seating area and a terraced vegetable garden that runs down to the river bank where the current owners enjoy fishing.

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