7 QUIRKY SEASIDE HOMES FOR SALE

From beach huts to towers to houseboats, here’s our pick of the latest coastal homes with a difference for sale by the sea. COMPILED BY Alice Westgate

1. WHITSTABLE, KENT £1,250,000

No 12 Daniels Court is a four-storey home with three bedrooms, a lift and a striking glass-roofed tower that looks out to sea. Perfect for boat-watching and stargazing, you’ll find the property right on the seafront, a short walk from the centre of town. Miles & Barr (01227 277254, milesandbarr.co.uk).

2. GREAT CASTLE HEAD, PEMBROKESHIRE £495,000

Leading Light is a clifftop property made up of two three-bedroom cottages that were once home to the lighthouse keepers (the lighthouse beacon is now automated). Sitting in nine acres of land and with panoramic sea views, they are Grade II-listed and date from 1870, retaining many original features. Town, Coast & Country Estates (01437 765522, tccestates.co.uk).

3. VARIOUS UK DESTINATIONS from £126,100

One way to gain access to the coast is to buy a floating home that can be moored in one of 26 UK coastal destinations, including Maryport on the Cumbrian coast and Brighton Marina (pictured). The 25ft boats are stylishly designed, and you can choose the colour of the interior and the hull. H2O Homes (01273 688448, h2ohomes.co.uk).

4. CANVEY ISLAND, ESSEX £115,000

Live afloat The White Lady, a two-storey houseboat moored in the marina. The upper floor has a sitting room, fitted kitchen, double bedroom, shower room and decked area. The lower floor is ready for conversion and has the space for three further bedrooms. WilsonWood (01268 515313, wilsonwood.co.uk).

5. TEIGNMOUTH, DEVON £650,000

Part of St Scholastica’s Abbey, a former Benedictine nunnery, No 4 The Church is now a four-bedroom home that’s packed with ecclesiastical character, from high vaulted ceilings and stained glass windows to a bell tower giving 360-degree views of the coast and countryside. Dart & Partners (01626 772507, dartandpartners.com).

6. ABERDYFI, GWYNEDD £285,000

Apartment No 4 Tabernacle is on the first floor of the former Chapel Tabernacle in the heart of the village opposite the estuary. It has three bedrooms and a communal terrace where you can sit and enjoy the views. Welsh Property Services (01654 710500, welshpropertyservices.com).

7. BRIGHTON, EAST SUSSEX £850,000

This impressive building, which was built in 1896 as a French convalescent home, sits above Brighton Marina, just east of Kemp Town. No 7 The French Apartments has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a south-facing sun terrace with sea views, communal grounds and an allocated parking space. Mishon Mackay (01273 670067, mishonmackay.com).

 

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