Cornish homes to buy beside the sea

From a contemporary beach house to a traditional cottage, here’s our pick of the latest coastal properties for sale in Cornwall

COMPILED BY Alice Westgate

1 TALLAND £520,000

No 46 The Bay is a stylish detached holiday home close to the beach and the South West Coast Path. With sea views, four double bedrooms, a huge roof terrace with a hot tub and the use of on-site health club facilities including pool and gym, this impressive property is the perfect coastal escape. Chartsedge (01803 505115, chartsedge.co.uk)

2 ST IVES £675,000
The beach is right on your doorstep at The Magic House, a one-bedroom cottage in this holiday hotspot. Packed with character and charm, it has its own patio – the perfect spot for sunbathing – set just above the sand of Harbour Beach. Millerson (01736 754115, millerson.com).

3 FREATHY £275,000
Enjoy cliff-top paths with fabulous views when you move to Kontiki, a detached chalet near beautiful Freathy Cliff on Cornwall’s Rame Peninsula. Inside are two bedrooms and a sitting room with a wood-burning stove, while outside is a garden with a decked patio. Scott Parry Associates (01752 858314, scottparry.co.uk).

4 LOOE £3,800,000
A striking modern house on a small promontory near Plaidy Beach, Suncliffe has plenty of eco-features and sea views from most of its rooms. There’s also an indoor swimming pool, a cliff-top hot tub and two acres of land leading down to the beach. Bradleys Estate Agents (01503 264888, bradleys-estate-agents.co.uk).

5 POLRUAN £335,000
Formerly the village newsagents, Cross Cottage is a quirky four-storey house in a wonderful spot near the harbour. Perfect for sailing enthusiasts, it has three/four bedrooms, lots of period charm and an elevated garden with views of the water. May Whetter & Grose (01726 832299, maywhetter.co.uk).

6 PADSTOW £599,000
Bumblebee Cottage is a beautifully restored house in the heart of picturesque Padstow. With three bedrooms, a courtyard garden and lots of old-fashioned character, it would make a great foothold on the north Cornish coast. It’s currently run as a holiday home. Jackie Stanley (01841 532555, jackiestanley.co.uk).

7 CAWSAND £1,750,000
Overlooking the sea, The Woodlands is a grand house that dates from 1880. Currently divided into a six-bedroom main residence and three self-contained letting apartments, the property has lots of ornate interior features and sits in an acre of land including mature gardens with access to the village. Brunel Estate Agents (01752 929600, brunelestateagents.co.uk).

For more coastal properties for sale, head to our Seasides Homes to Buy section, or pick up a copy of Coast