Two giant reservoirs in Stoke Newington are a sporting heaven for the local community, offering sailing, canoeing and other watersports, while the original filter house is now a café. A nature reserve with a “trim trail” for joggers has also been created.
Looming over this watery expanse is Aqua, comprising two low-rise blocks with 33 big-windowed flats. Prices from £425,000. Call Fairview New Homes on 0808 2716525.
New River runs alongside the reservoirs, and nearby Clissold Park has two ornamental lakes. Little wonder this Zone 2 neighbourhood is so popular with young families. Meanwhile, Woodberry Down, overlooking the reservoirs, is fast becoming smart. This redevelopment of a council estate will eventually have 4,600 new homes — a mix of private and rented properties. Apartments in new phase Skyline, a smart 30-storey tower offering views across the water towards the City, cost from £455,000 to £1.17 million. Call Berkeley Homes on 020 7078 0509.
Genesis Housing Association is selling two-bedroom shared-ownership flats priced from £103,375 for a 25 per cent share (full price, £413,500). Call 033 3000 4000.