Looking for tranquil waterside living? These five homes with their own lake range from £270,000 to nearly £5m.

1. Five-bedroom detached house in Plaistow, West Sussex, for £4.5m

Five-bedroom Huf Haus with lake in Plaistow

This Huf Haus is as stunning as its surroundings, which include a three-acre rainbow trout lake with its own fishing pontoon. Its 21 acres include ancient bluebell woodland, meadows with rare orchids, manicured lawns and a tennis court. There’s also a helicopter hangar and a helipad – which seems reasonable for a £4.5m home.

Available via Emoov National 

2. Four-bedroom semi-detached house in Welney, Cambridgeshire, for £270,000

Four-bedroom semi-detached house with lake in Welney

This unassuming semi-detached home has its own fishing lake tucked away in the back garden. You could use it at your leisure or run it as a small business - especially as there is also a separate studio with kitchen and bathroom facilities in the garden for fishermen to take refuge. A stylish new kitchen and two en-suite bathrooms are an added bonus.

Available via William H Brown 

3. Four-bedroom detached house in St. Mabyn, Cornwall, for £825,000

Four-bedroom detached house with lake in St. Mabyn

The Old Watermill lives up to its name, as its lake was originally the mill pond of this charming conversion. The 1.2-acre grounds are split into upper and lower gardens and include an artist’s studio, summerhouse, mature trees and ornamental flower beds. And if you’re looking for a slightly larger body of water to enjoy, the Cornish coastline is only seven miles away.

Available via Rohrs & Rowe 

4. Eight-bedroom detached house in Thursley, Surrey, for £4.95m

Eight-bedroom detached house with a lake in Thursley

You’ll be spoilt for choice as this Arts & Crafts home remodelled in 1897 by Sir Edward Lutyens comes with three lakes in its 63 acres. Its grounds include stables, paddocks, woodland, garages, a swimming pool and tennis court. But, at almost £5m it doesn’t come cheap, and you’ll also need time and the greenest of fingers - or pay an army of gardeners to maintain it.  

Available via Hamptons International 

5. Five-bedroom detached house in Bransford, Worcestershire, for £800,000

Five-bedroom detached house with lakes in Bransford

Originally on the market for £1m, this detached family home and successful fishery has had its price slashed by £200k. The 5.5 acres surrounding the property include three spring-fed trout pools, a fishing club house and a self-contained annexe. It also comes with 13 aviaries as the current owners also run an exotic bird breeding business.   

Available via Fine & Country 

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