10 Homes to Buy Beside the Sea... January

From a waterside mansion in Cornwall to a Merseyside period home, here’s our pick of the latest properties for sale by the sea. Words: Alice Westgate

PROPERTY OF THE MONTH
1. FLUSHING, CORNWALL 

£3,000,000
South-facing Clay Point is the perfect home for sailing enthusiasts because it looks across Falmouth Harbour and comes with its own stone quay, slipway, sail loft and 325-ft of water frontage. This handsome six-bedroom Edwardian property sits in a large private garden and has a generous stone terrace that spans the full width of the house. Savills (01872 243260, savills.co.uk).

2. SCARBOROUGH, NORTH YORKSHIRE
£360,000
There’s a rich history at Three Mariners, a timber-framed property that dates from the 14th century and has been used as a smugglers’ inn, a sea captain’s house and a museum. It sits in the heart of the old town, close to the harbour, and has three bedrooms. RJS Estates (01723 371468, rjsestates.co.uk).

3. LIVERPOOL, MERSEYSIDE
£899,950
Built in 1870, No 5 Beach Lawn is a grand period home with views across the dunes and the River Mersey towards the Welsh mountains. Recently renovated, it has eight bedrooms, three reception rooms and a cellar with snooker room, gym and wine store. Reeds Rains (0151 924 2111, reedsrains.co.uk).

4. CHURSTON FERRERS, DEVON
£950,000
Overlooking the sea and the 17th green of Churston Golf Course, Green Dolphin is a great coastal house with four double bedrooms, three reception rooms and a large garden. Bradleys (01803 557155, bradleys-estate-agents.co.uk).

5. SCHULL, COUNTY CORK
€875,000

The Stone House, which was built in 2000, looks out over magical Rossbrin Cove to 14th-century Rossbrin Castle. It has four bedrooms, four bathrooms and sits in around two acres of landscaped grounds. Charles McCarthy (00 353 2821533, charlesmccarthy.com).

6. LOCHGILPHEAD, ARGYLL & BUTE
£775,000

Corrie House overlooks popular Craobh Haven Marina and is currently a five-star B&B with five bedrooms and a cookery school in the grounds. The latter has planning permission to be converted into a residential dwelling. Strutt & Parker (0131 226 2500, struttandparker.com).

7. ALDWICK, WEST SUSSEX
£875,000
Once a boatshed for Craigweil Manor, The Boat House is a Victorian property that was converted into a three/four bedroom house in the 1900s. Outside is a south-facing balcony and a garden that leads directly to Aldwick beach. Stride & Son (01243 782626, strideandson.co.uk).

8. DEAL, KENT
£595,000
At the north end of Deal’s award-winning high street, and just yards from the beach, No 2 Alfred Square is a period townhouse with five bedrooms, a garage and an enclosed rear garden. Bright & Bright (01304 374071, brightandbright.co.uk).

9. KINGSTON, DEVON
£485,000

Wonwell Beach and the South Hams will be your playground if you move to Britannia Cottage, a three-bedroom detached cottage with a sympathetically renovated interior and a pretty garden. Marchand Petit (01548 857588, marchandpetit.co.uk).

10. WINCHELSEA BEACH, EAST SUSSEX
£545,000
Rozel is a modern, detached house with four bedrooms. It backs on to the River Brede and sits within a few hundred yards of the Rye Harbour Nature Reserve. Phillips & Stubbs (01797 227338, phillipsandstubbs.co.uk).

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