From amazing estates with magnificent sea views to cute cottages minutes from the shore, here is this month’s round-up of cracking coastal homes to buy.
BOSHAM, WEST SUSSEX
GUIDE PRICE: £8,500,000 (TWO LOTS)
Hook Farm is a beautifully restored and modernised farmhouse of great character on a secluded six-acre plot surrounded by open farmland. Approached along a private lane, the property boasts around 200 metres of direct harbour frontage.
Hook Farm and Old Park Wood combined offers a truly unique opportunity in one of the most unspoilt locations on Chichester Harbour with expansive views of the harbour and the South Downs. A beautifully restored and modernised character property combined with a magnificent, private ancient woodland and around one kilometre of prime harbour frontage, providing extremely rare space and privacy on a south coast waterfront location.
Hook Farm comprises 5,200 sq ft (480 sq m) of Sussex farmhouse with 1,100 sq ft of traditional outbuildings. The original part of the property is 400-500 years old, and the character has been sympathetically maintained, but the house has been extended and modernised and is in excellent condition
The grounds include woodland copses and large open grassland to the harbour including a spring flower meadow, providing incredible harbour-front space. Jackson-Stops Chichester (01243 786316, jackson-stops.co.uk/properties/17193693/sales/Chichester)
LIZARD PENINSULA, CORNWALL
Guide price: £995,000
Set in a quiet location on the edge of Lizard village, Pednagothollan is a charming and impeccably presented period property set in an enviable position, with commanding views over breathtaking Kynance Cove and continuing to St Michael’s Mount in the distance.
The property has been run as a successful holiday let over recent years, but would also make a very comfortable family home. The entrance leads straight into the kitchen, where the spectacular coastal views very quickly reveal themselves. The kitchen is the hub of the house and its open plan layout and beautifully modern styling offers excellent social accommodation, with everything configured in just the right manner.
The master bedroom offers a lovely space with further exceptional views and within this bedroom there is staircase to the very spacious loft – which offers great potential for future development, subject to the right consents. There are two further attractively decorated bedrooms and a family bathroom to serve them. The view from the gardens and decking is just spellbinding, with the dramatic sea and the coastline vistas offering so much to enjoy. Rohrs & Rowe (01872 306 360, rohrsandrowe.co.uk/property-cornwall/32387177/)
GUIDE PRICE £3,150,000
Above the Bar is truly a unique opportunity to acquire a contemporary, new build property positioned in a truly fabulous waterfront location enjoying panoramic sea views from all main rooms.
The present owners have created this stunning property which boasts the most spectacular water views in Salcombe from inside the property and out on the many terraces and balconies.
Situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with the South Devon Coastal Path running past the front door, Above the Bar offers something for everyone with its close proximity to South Sands beach (five minutes’ walk), from where there is a ferry to Salcombe town and harbours. Marchand Petit Salcombe (01548 844473, marchandpetit.co.uk)
This three-storey Victorian regency style townhouse is Grade II listed and is on the sea front with fabulous views along the coastline. It has five bedrooms and goes almost directly onto the beach. It has a balcony, courtyard garden and a roof terrace. It’s a short walk to the sailing club and to the high street with its cafes, restaurants, and boutique shops. Bedfords (01728 454505, bedfords.co.uk/cgi-bin/properties-for-sale/summary-details.pl?propID=38702_ALD210093)
PORT ISAAC, CORNWALL
GUIDE PRICE £415,000
A charming chocolate-box cottage located moments from the renowned fishing harbour of Port Isaac, Chy Byghan is a charming, Grade II listed fisherman’s cottage offering two double bedrooms, a semi open-plan kitchen/living room, a front patio and a rear lawned garden. It lends itself perfectly to being a main residence, second home, or holiday let alike. John Bray Estates, 01208 862601, johnbrayestates.co.uk)
DEGANWY MARINA, CONWY
GUIDE PRICE £685,000
This is an outstanding three-bedroom luxury waterfront property with views across the estuary. Immaculately presented and finished with quality fittings, the property has been upgraded in the last few years with a superb new kitchen and bathrooms and has the advantage of a beautiful master suite on the second floor with modern ensuite having underfloor heating and there are white gloss fitted wardrobes and a private balcony.
The kitchen is exquisite and opens into the lounge with a balcony and views across the marina. There are two further ground floor double bedrooms with sliding patio doors opening on to the garden. A utility room provides a storage area. Coast & Marina Properties (01492 580500, coastmarinaproperties.co.uk)
OFFERS IN EXCESS OF £800,000
Salty Dog is a unique marine residence being one of the few modern houses on The Marina and Deal seafront. Built in the 1970s, with a later extension to the rear, the house offers contemporary style together with a versatile and modern layout.
The house is immediately opposite the beach and has the living accommodation on the first floor to maximise the views. Unusually for the seafront, this house has parking. The town centre, Saturday’s busy market and the station are all within walking distance. Bright & Bright (01304 374 071, brightandbright.co.uk/property-details/BRB230036/-/deal/the-marina)
OFFERS IN EXCESS OF £1.75m
An iconic property with far-reaching views, built above the tidal estuary of the River Taf and directly behind Dylan Thomas’s boathouse and writing shed, Cliff House is thought to be the inspiration for Under Milk Wood’s Llareggub.
The house has spacious and versatile accommodation of about 5,000 sq ft arranged over three floors, including a self-contained apartment on the top floor. Outside are lovely tiered gardens and plenty of parking. West Wales Properties (01437 762626, westwalesproperties.co.uk/property-for-sale/Carmarthen/17558525/)
This outstanding coastal residence is located on the highly desirable and exclusive Hermitage Drive development, the premium executive housing development within north Northumberland.
Located to the northern edge of Warkworth, Hermitage Drive is within easy walking distance of the beach, golf club and the historic centre of the village, famed for its medieval castle and the meandering River Coquet.
Warkworth is a bustling village with a good range of amenities for its size including pubs, restaurants, shops and art galleries whilst the picturesque cricket pitch sits in front of the castle. Alnmouth is a short drive to the north whilst the ever-improving food scene in neighbouring fishing town of Amble is approximately 1½ miles to the south at the mouth of the river. Bradley Hall (01665 605605, bradleyhall.co.uk/residential-properties/5-hermitage-drive/)
BURNHAM MARKET, NORFOLK
GUIDE PRICE £749,000
Moodie Cottage is a stunning, three-bedroom, period cottage, just a few minutes’ walk from the centre of town with a lovely enclosed rear garden and parking. The property has been recently renovated, retaining all of its period charm but creating a beautifully styled and chic home. It is currently a much-loved second home and super successful holiday let. Big Sky Estates, 01263 586686, bigskiesestates.co.uk)
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