12 Homes Beside The Sea That Could Be Yours

DURRUS, WEST CORK €700,000

Compiled by Alice Westgate

1. DURRUS, WEST CORK €700,000

Sunnycove basks in a gorgeous spot on the Sheep’s Head Peninsular, overlooking Dunmanus Bay. This handsome period property has four bedrooms and sits in around nine acres of land, with direct access to the water. A nearby one-acre island can be reached at low tide. Charles McCarthy (00353 282 1533, charlesmccarthy.com).

2. FAIRLIGHT, EAST SUSSEX £2,350,000

A wonderful view over the English Channel is just one of the highlights at Warrenders, a contemporary hill-top house with three bedrooms, a heated indoor pool and a 6.5-acre garden that includes formal areas and a wildflower meadow. Phillips & Stubbs (01797 227338, phillipsandstubbs.co.uk).

3. RYDE, ISLE OF WIGHT £750,000

No 1 Binstead Hall is part of a secluded mansion that has its own path leading to the beach. The property dates from 1890 and has been sensitively renovated to give four bedrooms, three bathrooms, two balconies and sea views. It also has gardens and an adjoining wood. Linda Evans (07990 555302, binsteadhall.com).

4. GANAVAN SANDS, ARGYLL & BUTE £875,000

Three miles from Oban on Scotland’s west coast, No 6 Ganavan Sands is a modern beachfront property with six bedrooms and wonderful views across the sea towards the Isles of Mull and Lismore. Bell Ingram (01631 566122, bellingram.co.uk).

5. SEAVIEW, ISLE OF WIGHT £2,750,000

Pier House is a handsome villa that was built in 1898 to take full advantage of wide views across the Solent. It has nine bedrooms and numerous balconies, plus a boat store, a beachfront garden and direct access to the water. Spence Willard (01983 873000, spencewillard.co.uk).

6. ABERSOCH, GWYNEDD £695,000

Overlooking the inner harbour, and well-placed for the village and beaches, Llysfor Bungalow is a modern seaside home with four bedrooms, an open-plan kitchen/living area, a large sun terrace and boat storage. Jackson-Stops (01244 328361, jackson-stops.co.uk).

7. GRAEMSAY, ORKNEY £85,000

A passenger ferry runs regularly between Stromness and the beautiful island of Graemsay, where you’ll find The Manse, a stone-built property with two bedrooms, many original features and a useful outbuilding. d and h (01856 872216, dandhlaw.co.uk).

8. DINAS DINLLE, GWYNEDD £250,000

A seaside business opportunity awaits at Bwyty Lleu, a 56-cover café/restaurant on the promenade at Dinas Dinlle, six miles from Caernarfon. As well as a commercial kitchen and open-plan dining room, bar and shop, there’s outdoor seating for a further 44 people and a children’s play area. Haf Jones & Pegler (01248 364422, hafjonesandpegler.co.uk)

9. THURLESTONE, DEVON £495,000

Enjoy views of Thurlestone Rock, South Milton Sands and Burgh Island from The Cottage, a detached home with two bedrooms, a cosy log burner and a decked terrace. The property has communal gardens and shared ownership of an indoor heated swimming pool, sauna and games room. Luscombe Maye (01548 800178, luscombemaye.com).

10. ABERAERON, CEREDIGION £35,000

Overlooking the lovely Ceredigion coastline, No 1 Sunset Bay is a six-berth caravan in a family friendly park on the outskirts of town. It’s being sold with all interior furnishings, so is a particularly cost-effective way to gain a foothold beside the sea. John Francis (01545 570990, johnfrancis.co.uk)

11. WEST RUNTON, NORFOLK £745,000

On a private no-through road on the outskirts of this popular coastal village between Sheringham and Cromer, Beechwood is a modern brick-and-flint house with four bedrooms and mature gardens. Strutt & Parker (01603 883602, struttandparker.com).

12. SCARBOROUGH, NORTH YORKSHIRE £200,000

The Terrace Hotel is a guesthouse with huge business potential. Situated near the station and town centre, it has ten bedrooms (seven for guests, plus three owner rooms), as well as private parking and a rear garden. Hunters (01723 336760, hunters.co.uk).

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