From dreamy Devon cottages to remote Scottish escapes, here’s this month’s round-up of the latest homes on sale and coastal homes to buy by the sea.
CHIDHAM, CHICHESTER – Guide price: £2,475,000
Thistledown House was designed and built by the present owners, completed some six years ago, creating a unique home which with a skilful use of contemporary colour schemes, vaulted ceilings and large windows has a great emphasis on creating space and natural light throughout its interior.
A south and west facing semi-circular limestone terrace is approached by way of doors from the vaulted sitting room, dining room and kitchen/family room. This is enclosed by a low ornamental wall. Beyond the gardens are laid to a wide expanse of easily maintained grass and borders are stocked with a colourful variety of spring bulbs, lavender, rosemary and evergreen shrubs. Jackson-Stops Chichester (01243 78613; jackson-stops.co.uk)
ST IVES, CORNWALL – Guide price: £1,850,000
Scots Craig is set in an enviable position overlooking the beautiful Porthminster Beach and the town beyond. The property has been run as a successful holiday residence and is beautifully finished throughout.
The accommodation is set out over three floors with the integral garage below linking to the ground floor. The sitting room offers the very best views in the property with a generous area to sit and unwind opening to a balcony with far reaching views right across the bay.
The master bedroom suite is set on the floor below with wonderful views once again. The kitchen is spacious with knock out vistas of the town and a fantastic broad terrace, perfect for entertaining. The lower floor offers a lovely guest bedroom suite and two further bedrooms with a family bathroom. Rohrs & Rowe (01872 306360; RohrsAndRowe.co.uk)
CASTLEBAY, ISLE OF BARRA – Offers over £150,000
Carnach House is one of the most historic properties on Barra, as pictured in the 1949 film Whisky Galore!, now with a beautiful spacious two-bedroom apartment upstairs with stunning sea views.
The ground floor, previously the Old Post Office, has been sensitively renovated retaining the original post office counter and phone box. It remains a large open space offering a range of development possibilities to the new owner, as music/arts venue, commercial enterprise, or extension to the living.
The delightful two-bedroom apartment above, accessed internally as well as via a separate door from the main street, has been upgraded and modernised to offer comfortable living accommodation. Bell Ingram (01463 717799; bellingram.co.uk)
DEGANWY, NORTH WALES – £1,695,000
With its eloquent interior, beautiful gardens and breath-taking coastal views towards Anglesey and the Great Orme, Sunset House is located in a stunning coastal location on the banks of the Conwy estuary.
Flooded with natural light, the contemporary interior is exquisite and immaculately decorated and presented throughout. This is a bright and spacious home – great for entertaining with doors opening on to the sun terrace from the magnificent bespoke open plan kitchen/breakfast room which flows through to the sitting room with large picture windows overlooking the terrace. Coast & Marina Properties (01492 580500; coastmarinaproperties.co.uk)
BLAKENEY, NORFOLK – £499,950
This property is close to the quay, making it ideal for crab fishing over the wall, close to nearby boats and crab shacks for a great lunch. The two-bedroom cottage is part of a larger property which has been divided up in the past but it has the lovely high ceilings of a more substantial home. It has direct access to its private walled garden from the back of the house. Bedfords (01328 730500, bedfords.co.uk)
PORT ISAAC, CORNWALL – Guide price £1,500,000
Set in an elevated position high above Port Isaac village, this stylish, blackened timber-clad, four-bedroom house was constructed in 2021 and its unassuming exterior belies the cool and cleverly designed interiors.
With far-reaching countryside and sea views overlooking the majestic north Cornwall coast, this detached property boasts high ceilings, wood floors, retro touches, and an abundance of natural light.
Set on a large plot, with a large deck overlooking the sea, Skylark currently operates as a holiday let, with plenty of parking and outside storage. John Bray & Partners (01208 862601, johnbrayestates.co.uk)
DEAL, KENT – Guide price £995,000
The Admiral Penn, a Grade II listed period property, occupies a superb location opposite Deal Pier, enjoying spectacular views over the Channel to France. Formerly – as the name suggests – one of Deal’s many public houses, the property has maintained its hospitality by being used as a successful holiday letting business. The renovation and modernisation has been done with flair and style to now provide a deceptively spacious property with well-appointed and versatile accommodation. Bright & Bright (01304 374071; brightandbright.co.uk)
THURLESTONE, DEVON – Guide price £1,500,000
Presenting a ‘once in a lifetime’ opportunity to call one of south Devon’s most idyllic spots home, Cob Cottage is one of the few centuries-old picturesque thatched properties located in the very heart of Thurlestone.
It is a Grade II listed cottage that is full of character and rich in original features, including old beams and fireplaces. It sits just a few minutes’ walk from the coastal footpath and sandy beaches, features private gardens and parking, and also has full planning permission granted for a separate detached three bedroom house designed by award winning architects. Marchand Petit (01548 857588, marchandpetit.co.uk)
SOUTHWOLD, SUFFOLK – £600,000
This traditional fishing cottage in the heart of the lovely coastal town of Southwold has been beautifully modernised and upgraded. Black Cottage comprises cloakroom, kitchen, sitting/dining room, two bedrooms and bathroom and is full of character. Outside is a small, south-facing courtyard garden. It is currently operating as a successful holiday let but would make a great main or second home. Durrants (01502 723292; durrants.com)
ISLE OF MULL, SCOTLAND – Offers over £330,000
This contemporary detached property was built for the current owners in 2010 by a firm specialising in sustainable architecture. Cuan Choluim Chille has solar panels and additional insulation and was designed to take full advantage of the fabulous views over the water, the hills and several islands.
The light and airy accommodation comprises open plan living/dining room and kitchen, laundry, two bedrooms, a bathroom and shower room. There is ample scope to extend into the attic. Outside are lawned gardens of over a third of an acre.
The beautiful Isle of Mull is the most accessible of the Inner Hebridean islands with regular ferries to the mainland. The property is situated at the north west of the island in the heart of a National Scenic Area. Dawsons (01631 563901, dawsonsestateagents.co.uk)
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