The Boat House at West Mills, in Newbury, Berkshire is a stunning riverside property set between the River Kennet and the Kennet & Avon canal.

The contemporary two-bedroom house has photovoltaic cells on the roof which generate electricity, and solar panels for the hot water. Large glass walls facing east and west make the most of the views and natural light. It also has a Victorian one-bedroom cottage which has been thoughtfully renovated and cleverly linked to the modern part of the house.

There is a range of course fishing on the River Kennett to enjoy and it’s a 5-minute walk from the centre of Newbury.

Guide price: £1.2m. ‘Not bad for 3 acres of space in the centre of Newbury,’ says Edward Hall of Strutt & Parker 01635 521707