5 HOMES TO BUY BESIDE THE SEA

From a harbour-side house in Cornwall to a sea captain's house in Wales, here’s our pick of the latest properties for sale by the sea. COMPILED BY Alice Westgate

1. FALMOUTH, CORNWALL £1,500,000

The Carrick Roads is your playground at Stratton House, a Regency property beside Falmouth Harbour. This handsome Grade II-listed double-fronted building is close to the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club and has five bedrooms, three bathrooms, three reception rooms and a two-bed garden flat, all set in a secluded garden. Lillicrap Chilcott (01872 273473, lillicrapchilcott.com).

2. ABERDYFI, GWYNEDD £485,000

Built in 1905 as a sea captain’s house, Hafod sits in the heart of the village, opposite the beach and yacht club. Located above a shop (not included in the sale), it has five bedrooms and a garden with sea views. Welsh Property Services (01654 710500, welshpropertyservices.com).

3. PIN MILL, SUFFOLK, £350,000

The Ark is a four-bedroom houseboat moored at Pin Mill, close to the famous Butt & Oyster pub. As well as a large balcony and a decking walkway, the boat - a Humber Keel Barge built in 1898 - has four bedrooms, a sauna and central heating. Grace Estate Agents (01473 747728, graceestateagents.co.uk).

4. CASTLETOWNSHEND, COUNTY CORK €400,000

In a gorgeous spot just off the Wild Atlantic Way, Toe Head Cottage sits in around two acres of land that includes paddock, mature trees and garden. This renovated period farmhouse has three bedrooms, a large living room, a sunroom and a spacious detached garage. Charles McCarthy (+353 282 1533, charlesmccarthy.com).

5. SWANAGE, DORSET £537,500

There are impressive sea views from No 6 Cluny Crescent, a refurbished Victorian townhouse with four bedrooms. In an elevated spot, it looks out to the pier, along the Dorset/Hampshire coastline and over to the Isle of Wight. Oliver Miles (01929 426655, olivermiles.co.uk)

 

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