10 Homes to Buy Beside the Sea... December

GLENBORRODALE, HIGHLAND £250,000

From a remote Scottish eco-house to a fisherman’s cottage in Suffolk, here’s our pick of the latest properties for sale by the sea. Compiled by Alice Westgate

PROPERTY OF THE MONTH
1. GLENBORRODALE, HIGHLAND £250,000

With its curved timber walls and turf roof, The Seashell is an eco-house that blends beautifully into the landscape of the Ardnamurchan peninsular. This cosy retreat, which is highly energy efficient, sleeps two in a mainly open-plan living space complete with circular fireplace. It has dreamy views over Loch Sunart to the Morvern Hills beyond. Galbraith (galbraithgroup.com, 01463 224343).

2. HAVANT, HAMPSHIRE £425,000
Two-bedroom Tides Cottage is a pretty Grade II-listed thatched property close to the water’s edge. The interior is full of character and there’s a mature garden at the back. Henry Adams (01243 377773, henryadams.co.uk).

3. WHITSTABLE, KENT £585,000
Moments from the beach, in one of the most desirable parts of town, No 61 Island Wall is a renovated period house with two double bedrooms and sea views from the first floor. Christopher Hodgson (01227 266441, christopherhodgson.co.uk).

4. BINSTEAD, ISLE OF WIGHT £1,000,000
Seagulls Cottage is a mid 19th-century house in a dreamy beachside location. It has four bedrooms and a pillared veranda; in the grounds is a detached guesthouse plus paddocks, outbuildings, orchard and pond. Biles & Co (01983 872335, bilesandco.co.uk).

5. WEST WITTERING, WEST SUSSEX £1,575,000
Easy access to West Wittering’s lovely sandy beach is one of the many attractions at Sandpiper, a detached family home with five bedrooms and a triple garage that’s perfect for storing watersports equipment. Strutt & Parker (01243 832600, struttandparker.com).

6. OGMORE-BY-SEA, GLAMORGAN £380,000
A stone’s throw from the beach, this two-bedroom, first-floor apartment has been designed to make the most of the coastal views. Highlights of No 7 Horizon include an open-plan living space and a private balcony. Acorn Property Group (02920 100650, acornpropertygroup.org).

7. SOUTH SHIAN, ARGYLL & BUTE £295,000
Anam Cara, which means Friend of the Soul, is a one-bedroom detached house (plus separate studio apartment) that sits in an acre of land overlooking beautiful Loch Creran. Dawsons (01631 563901, dawsonsestateagents.co.uk).

8. FELIXSTOWE, SUFFOLK £8,950
Beach Chalet No 838 stands at Brackenbury Cliffs in Old Felixstowe. Painted in pink-and-white candy stripes, it is being sold with all the interior fixtures and decorative items. Scott Beckett (01394 338000, scottbeckett.co.uk).

9. ABERDOVEY, GWYNEDD £525,000
Glorious views across the estuary are on offer at Dovey Cottage, a contemporary seafront property with three bedrooms and a south-facing balcony that overhangs the water at high tide and has lifting gear for a dinghy. Strutt & Parker (01743 284200, struttandparker.com).

10. CAWSAND, CORNWALL £795,000
No 5 The Old School House is one of five homes created from a building that dates back to the 16th Century and was used as the village school up until 1947. It has three bedrooms, a waterside garden and direct access to Girt Beach. Lillicrap Chilcott (01872 273473, waterfrontandcountryhomes.com).

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