8 Homes For Sale By The Sea

From a Martello Tower in Suffolk to an ice house in Scotland, here’s our pick of the latest properties for sale by the sea

Compiled by Alice Westgate

1. BAWDSEY, SUFFOLK £1,250,000

Overlooking the beach on a blissfully quiet stretch of coast, Martello Tower Y was built in the early 19th century to protect against a Napoleonic invasion. An award-winning conversion took place in 2010, creating an exciting home with three bedrooms and a stunning top-floor living space with wraparound glazing. The Modern House (020 3795 5920, themodernhouse.com).


Featured on George Clarke’s TV series The Restoration Man, The Ice House occupies a gorgeous spot on the edge of Loch Crinan and has its own private shore frontage. Already partially converted, it comes with planning consent for further development into a two-bedroom home. Galbraith (01463 224343, galbraithgroup.com).

3. ROCK, CORNWALL £2,000,000

Three-bedroom Stable Cottage enjoys one of the best vantage points in Rock, just moments from the water. Highlights include panoramic views of the Camel Estuary and a waterfront garden. John Bray (01208 862601, johnbraysales.co.uk).


Dating form Victorian times, The Mount is a substantial coastal house with four bedrooms and an adjoining two-bed cottage. It stands in around 1.5 acres and looks out across the Western Approaches to the Solent and Hurst Castle. Spence Willard (01983 761005, spencewillard.co.uk).


Live like a lord at Glandyfi Castle, which was built in Regency Gothic style during the early 19th century and is now a luxuriously renovated home. It has ten bedrooms, a range of outbuildings, landscaped gardens and views over the estuary towards Snowdonia. Strutt & Parker (01743 284200, struttandparker.com).


This lovely refurbished thatched cottage stands in a sought-after location just a few metres from the water’s edge. No 11 Langstone High Street has two/three bedrooms, is Grade II-listed and retains many original features including fireplaces, exposed brickwork and beams. Henry Adams (01243 377773, henryadams.co.uk).

7. RYDE, ISLE OF WIGHT £900,000

Close to town, the esplanade and beaches, Pennyroyal is a marine villa that was built in 1809. Full of character, it sits in a secluded spot and has beautiful sea views plus six double bedrooms, three reception rooms and a garden with walled sun terrace. Susan Payne Property (01983 566244, susanpayneproperty.co.uk).

8. SANDGATE, KENT £700,000

A striking example of mid-century modernism, Scan House is a four-bedroom detached property that was designed in 1964 and stands less than 100m from the beach. It faces south and the main living area has 180-degree views of the water. Phillips & Stubbs (01797 227338, phillipsandstubbs.co.uk).

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