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To ask for your help in finding a marina/ quayside townhouse

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Househuntingwoes Thu 31-Jul-14 18:55:24

NC as I've been asking around IRL too.

DH and I would love to live in a townhouse on a marina or quayside.

Both of us are able to live anywhere in England except Devon or Cornwall (for work travelling reason) and don't want to be too far north (for weather reasons grin)

The problem with having no real ties to where you want to live is that it makes narrowing it down hard!

We've seen houses we like at Salford Quays in Manchester, Sovereign Harbour in Eastbourne and Port Solent near Portsmouth so that gives an idea of the kind of thing we want.

Are there any other similar developments we should consider (even ones that aren't built yet but are planned)?

Eve Thu 31-Jul-14 18:59:11

KnackeredMuchly Thu 31-Jul-14 19:01:41

What about North Wales? I found this by Googling Conwy Marina, which is beautiful.

Essexgirlupnorth Thu 31-Jul-14 19:11:20

Swansea marina or Cardiff bay?

CwtchesAndCuddles Thu 31-Jul-14 19:21:47

I was just about to add Swansea or Cardiff to the mix - have you considered Wales op?

Househuntingwoes Thu 31-Jul-14 19:23:27

Thanks for the replies.

It was through that I found what I have done but I wondered if there were any other places that perhaps haven't advertised on that site as there's not much on there.

It has to be in England for work, which is a shame as there's lots I like in Wales.

ViviPru Thu 31-Jul-14 19:26:32

How about canalside? My house is beautiful, 5 mins walk from mainline East Midlands train station into St. Pancras and 10 mins from the M1. Mooring rights too if you fancy getting a dinghy smile

Madamnit Thu 31-Jul-14 19:27:56

Poole Quay in Dorset is fantastic. Not sure of any new developments tho...

Househuntingwoes Thu 31-Jul-14 19:28:00

Rivers or canals would be fine- I just can't seem to find any inland marina type developments other than Salford Quays

FrankSaysNo Thu 31-Jul-14 19:31:19


Househuntingwoes Thu 31-Jul-14 19:32:37

I've only seen flats in Brighton- are there any marina houses?

SquinkiesRule Thu 31-Jul-14 19:32:42

Conwy Marina houses are really nice as are the ones in Deganwy by the water.
and across from the water.

Househuntingwoes Thu 31-Jul-14 19:34:16

Love all those squinkie but Wales isn't an option due to work travelling requirements.

Eastpoint Thu 31-Jul-14 19:34:24

Corney Reach, Chiswick here

gruber Thu 31-Jul-14 19:37:43

There are apartments at Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, that might fit your bill - looking straight onto the water. Or try near The Camber, Old Portsmouth- there's a development built there backing onto the water (and all much nicer than port Solent, incidentally!- more central and walking distance of everything).

Househuntingwoes Thu 31-Jul-14 19:38:09

Like that too but way over our budget!

TheSkiingGardener Thu 31-Jul-14 19:38:26

Ocean Village, Southampton
Hythe Marina

magimedi Thu 31-Jul-14 19:38:34

I am about to PM you!

Would have MN up for libel if I posted!

gruber Thu 31-Jul-14 19:38:50

Plus at Gunwharf you have a mainline to London station on your doorstep or only 1 hr 30 drive to London...

gruber Thu 31-Jul-14 19:39:25

Oh, sorry!

EugeneKrabs Thu 31-Jul-14 19:39:46

Househuntingwoes Thu 31-Jul-14 19:40:10

I love gun wharf quay gruber but we want a house not a flat- are there any?

Tangchi Thu 31-Jul-14 19:41:14

Portishead - North Somerset

Househuntingwoes Thu 31-Jul-14 19:41:25

Sorry- the out of price range was to eastpoints link which was £850k!

We could go to £400k

SorryForTheTypos Thu 31-Jul-14 19:41:37

Also, Whitehaven, anywhere along Manchester Ship Canal, Newcastle, sunderland etc

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