Property of the week: Our top seaside home for sale

Here, we choose our favourite coastal property for sale in the British Isles right now
Taigh an Tobair is a three-bedroom cottage in a quiet crofting township close to the world-famous Three Chimneys restaurant. The house has views over Loch Dunvegan and there’s a burn running along the border of the garden. Macleod & MacCallum (01478 611336,


Architect-designed Bennachie is a striking eco-home in the crofting township of Flodigarry. As well as stunning sea and mountain views, it has two bedrooms and comes with a one-bed guest building and a workshop. The Isle of Skye Estate Agency (01478 612683,
GLANDORE, CO CORK €3,800,000
Stone Hall stands in a fantastic spot overlooking Glandore harbour. A Georgian house with eight bedrooms, it has a tiered walled garden along with views to the islands of Adam and Eve, the coastline and the ocean beyond. Charles McCarthy (00353 282 1533,
Altavoil is a five-bedroom coastal home set in more than two acres of parkland gardens. Highlights include lovely views over the water, access to the foreshore, an octagonal summerhouse and a sea swimming pool. Robb Residential (0141 225 3880,
No 44 Pentire Crescent is a five-bedroom contemporary home perched on the banks of the River Gannel. Highlights include a plunge pool, lovely views over the sand dunes of Crantock Beach, a summerhouse, glorious outside spaces and direct access to the estuary. David Ball Luxury Collection (01637 850850,
Located in a glorious spot near Porth beach in North Cornwall, detached Porth House is on a private road in an elevated position, a short saunter to the seashore. The layout of the staggered storey house is designed to make the most of the views, and has a roof terrace and conservatory for watching sunsets and storms. With five double bedrooms, three of them en-suite, it’s the ideal size for a family, and is just two miles from Newquay town centre – surf central. From body boarding to surfing to cliff walking, the outdoor life beckons. It’s for sale with David Ball estate agents, priced at £750,000; for more information call 01637 850850 or go to
Sea views galore are on offer at Moonfleet, a handsome Victorian house that stands in an elevated spot above Port Isaac harbour. The property, which is being sold fully furnished, has five bedrooms plus gardens at the front and rear that are tailor-made for relaxing and entertaining. John Bray & Partners (01208 862601,
BIRDHAM POOL MARINA, WEST SUSSEX £175,000 plus mooring fees
This Waterlodge houseboat, moored in peaceful Birdham Pool Marina in Chichester Harbour, makes a fabulous coastal bolthole. Intended for holiday use only, it is a two-bedroom vessel with a shower room and an open-plan living area from which to enjoy the amazing water views. Castle Marinas (01455 249000,
Reached via helicopter or a 35-minute boat transfer from Portsmouth’s Gunwharf Quays, the watery surroundings make No Man’s Fort the ultimate private residence. Built in the late 19th century to defend Portsmouth and the Solent against attack, the fort has 23 guest bedrooms, staff quarters, hot tubs, sauna, spa and a rooftop terrace with bar. Strutt & Parker (020 7318 5190,
Move to Tirlot, an eco-friendly house on the lovely island of Rousay. As well a stunning sea views, this property has three bedrooms and sits in a 1.5-acre plot. It comes with a borehole water system, wind turbine, photovoltaic and solar panels, plus a workshop, garage and greenhouse. Monster Moves (01856 474001,
Located at Trebarwith Strand beach near Tintagel on the north Cornwall coast, Cumbrae House offers six bedrooms, a sun lounge, a decked balcony, courtyard garden and private parking. All the main rooms in the property have sea views and the beach is just a short stroll away, making it an ideal holiday home to enjoy and let out, or a forever home by the sea. It’s on the market for £1.1m with Lillicrap Chilcott, call 01872 273473 to find out more or visit

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