8 Homes By The Sea For Downsizers...

ISLE OF COLL, ARGYLL & BUTE £290,000

This selection of properties beside the sea is for those looking to downsize. Compiled by Alice Westgate

1. CASHEL, CO GALWAY EUROS 295,000
Peace and quiet reign at Glynsk, a stone-built cottage on the southern shore of Cashel Bay, overlooking the sea and Connemara’s Twelve Bens. Glynsk has recently been renovated and extended and now has three bedrooms, an open-plan living space and a sheltered garden. Ganly Walters (00 353 1662 3255, ganlywalters.ie).

2. Y FERWIG, CEREDIGION £595,000
The sea and the coastal path are only a few hundred yards from Crug Bychan, a stone barn conversion with three bedrooms, outbuildings, five acres of land and an ancient monument in its grounds. Fine & Country (01834 862138, fineandcountry.com).

3. BLAKENEY, NORFOLK £295,950
Right beside the famous quay, Flat D Guildhall Flats is a modern two-bedroom first-floor apartment that would make the perfect coastal bolthole. Bedfords (01328 730500, bedfords.co.uk).

4. LANGLAND, SWANSEA £289,950
Get away from it all at No 15 Langland Bay Manor, a one-bedroom flat in this 19th-century Grade II-listed building. The property has communal grounds and overlooks the beach. Fine & Country (01792 367301, fineandcountry.com).

5. HAMBLE, HAMPSHIRE £599,950
Hidden away next to the Royal Victoria Country Park, and a stone’s throw from the beach, No 4 Hamble Cliff Stables has three bedrooms, a garden and access on to Southampton Water via a private slipway. Brambles Estate Agents (02380 408200, brambles-estateagents.com).

6. CREMYLL, CORNWALL £650,000
Look out across the River Tamar to Plymouth from Tower House, which dates from 1783 and has three bedrooms, a sunroom leading on to the garden and a pretty inner courtyard. Alexander Lush (01752 829000, alexanderlush.co.uk).

7. ISLE OF COLL, ARGYLL & BUTE £290,000
The Treshnish Islands and Mull can be seen from An Lanntair, a detached bungalow that has three bedrooms and sits in 2.75 acres of land – all just a short drive from the ferry terminal. Bell Ingram (01631 566122, bellingram.co.uk).

8. WARKWORTH, NORTHUMBERLAND £325,000
A stone’s throw from the River Coquet and Warkworth Castle, No 15 Greens Park is an end-of-terrace townhouse with an open-plan living area, three double bedrooms, a garage and a garden. Sanderson Young (01665 600170, sandersonyoung.co.uk).

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