All my contact details and social media links can be found at the top of the page.

Sheridan Parsons is the founder, owner, and sole manager of Canalside Property. She’s a local historian and teasmade expert. In 2018 she decided to indulge her love of narrowboating and canal heritage by launching this website as a hobby.

No it isn’t, although Sheridan, the owner of the site, was an estate agent back in 1987. No she runs this site simply to indulge her love of property and canals.

Yes please! This is a brilliant way to help. I don’t use agent’s photos without permission (I use a Creative Commons image instead), so it’s really useful to have a photo from one of my followers. Please don’t trespass when taking photos, though! Please send your photos by email. I am happy to credit you for any photos used on the site.

As this is my own website my criteria are quite subjective. I mostly include houses which adjoin the canal (offside edge or towpath), or have a very clear view of the canal. I sometimes include freehold or leasehold commercial properties. I don’t usually include flats, unless they’re a bit special, for example, a penthouse. I never include rental properties. I don’t usually include park homes or holiday chalets.

Just send me an email or contact me on social media. Currently I am listing only on the Facebook Group while the market is moving fast and I’m trying to keep up. Listings are always free. You can list your own property on the Facebook Group if you wish, with a link to the relevant Rightmove page if applicable. I’m quite happy to do it for you.

If I’ve helped you and you want to show your appreciation, a small donation (enough to buy me a coffee) would be lovely! You can do that via Paypal. I’m incredibly grateful for every little bit of support.

I never intended to make money from the site, but ideally I’d like to cover my costs. Occasionally someone makes a small donation – enough to buy me a coffee – and occasionally I get a teensy bit of advertising revenue. I also gently promote my other activities, e.g. books written by myself or my husband.

No, I never take any commissions or payments for listings, because I don’t want to restrict listings to those who are willing or able to pay. There is no catch. Listings are always completely free.