9 Seaside Homes That Could Be Yours

From a yachtsman's house in West Sussex to a harbour-side home in Shetland, here’s our pick of the latest properties for sale by the sea

Compiled by Alice Westgate


The three-bedroom detached bungalow at No 25 Fieldhouse Way is a smart new home with a landscaped garden and a garage, all in a sought-after part of town, close to the sea and within walking distance of the yachting hub at Lymington Quay. Pennyfarthing Homes (01590 615795, pennyfarthinghomes.co.uk).


Reef Cottage is ship-lapped yachtsman’s house in the heart of Old Bosham, close to the harbour and just 350 yards from the sailing club. The open-plan interior has three bedrooms, while outside is a pretty south-facing garden. Strutt & Parker (01243 832600, struttandparker.com).

3. FOLKESTONE, KENT £700,000

No 6 Cliffe House has floor-to-ceiling windows on each level that give uninterrupted views across the sea to France. As well as four bedrooms, there’s a decked terrace, a communal garden with heated swimming pool, and direct access to the beach. Strutt & Parker (01227 473742, struttandparker.com).


No 4 Graham Place has won numerous awards for its striking architecture. This three-bedroom house has unrivalled views across the Holms of Stromness, plus an outdoor hot-tub, a boathouse with an infrared sauna and an offshore mooring. Strutt & Parker (01463 719171, struttandparker.com).


Set in a walled garden in a prime shoreside position, stone-built South Ness House dates from 1902 and has four/five bedrooms plus an outbuilding. The property is within easy walking distance of Commercial Street and the harbour. Harper MacLeod (01595 695583, estateagencyshetland.co.uk).

6. SALCOMBE, DEVON £749,950

Watch the boats go by from The Ferry Cottage, a pink-painted Grade II-listed property that was built in 1739 and has two double bedrooms, a cosy sitting room with a balcony, a waterfront terrace and easy access to the town centre. Luscombe Maye (01548 800180, luscombemaye.com).

7. MAWBRAY, CUMBRIA £220,000

Brimming with character, and enjoying a lovely coastal village location, Wesleyn Chapel dates from 1843 and has been converted into a three-bedroom house that combines 21st-century comfort with period features - think original windows, exposed timbers and vaulted ceilings. Finest Properties (01434 622234, finestproperties.co.uk).


There is loads of potential at St Andrews Villa, a 15-bedroom house that in the past has been a doctor’s surgery, a private house, a hotel and a B&B. The property stands in the conservation area, in an elevated spot that makes the most of its southerly sea views. Spence Willard (01983 200880, spencewillard.co.uk).

9. DARTMOUTH, DEVON £450,000

No 46 Newcomen Road is a recently modernised townhouse close to the harbour and within walking distance of the town centre. Arranged over four floors, it has three bedrooms, three bathrooms and a roof garden with stunning River Dart views. Marchand Petit (01803 839190, marchandpetit.co.uk).

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