5 Eco Homes To Explore

From an energy efficient coastal pad in Devon to an off-grid hideaway in the Highlands, here’s our pick of the latest eco-friendly properties for sale by the sea. Compiled by Alice Westgate

Compiled by Alice Westgate

1. HALLSANDS, DEVON £1,250,000

As well as a panoramic coastal outlook, Start View Cliffhouse has a host of green features including solar panels, ground-source heat pump and wildflower meadow. A two-minute walk from North Hallsands beach, it has three/four bedrooms and an open-plan living space that leads to a glorious sea-facing terrace. Marchand Petit (01548 855590, marchandpetit.co.uk).

5. SEATON, DEVON from £524,000

The eight luxury seafront apartments at Seaton Beach have been built to Passivhaus standards. This ultra-low energy development includes several two-bed apartments and a three-bed penthouse, all with high-performance triple-glazed Norrsken doors and windows to protect you from the elements. Seaton Beach Developments (07968 170896, seatonbeach.co.uk).


Live off-grid at No 8 Rhireavoch, a four-bedroom home on a remote Scottish peninsular near Ullapool. For sale with just under five acres of land that stretches towards the shore, it has its own small wind turbine and photovoltaic panels to generate electricity. Anderson Shaw & Gilbert (01463 253911, andersonshaw.com).


Architect designed Chalkwood is an exceptionally energy efficient home with very low running costs. A five-bed property set in the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it has views across farmland and woodland to the sea. Strutt & Parker (01227 473700, struttandparker.com).


The Yorkshire coast will be your playground at Burdock, an ultra-contemporary eco-home near Filey. It backs on to open fields and has three bedrooms, an open-plan living area and a wonderfully light-filled interior. Jackson-Stops (01904 625033, jackson-stops.co.uk).

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