From beachside boltholes with stunning views to cosy cottages with coastal charm, this delightful dozen offer fabulous opportunities to live by the sea in these unique coastal homes.
PRAA SANDS, CORNWALL, £2,850,000
Four Winds is amongst Cornwall’s finest Coastal residences, a luxurious and contemporary four-bedroom detached house built with uninterrupted views of both the beach and Mounts Bay. Built on a hillside, Four Winds is a reverse level four-bedroom house with each of the bedrooms having en suite bathrooms. The property also owns the beach front to mean high tide in front of the property. Savills (01872 243200, search.savills.com)
DARTMOUTH, DEVON, Guide price £695,000
The Old Coach House is a charming, detached house situated in an elevated position which has the potential to create a wonderful family home. The property is in an elevated position and enjoys pretty views across to the mouth of the River Dart and of the Britannia Royal Naval College. Located just off the top of Mount Boone, there is private gated driveway parking for two/three cars and a secluded mature garden. Marchand Petit, Dartmouth (01803 839190 marchandpetit.co.uk)
GLANDORE, WEST CORK, IRELAND, €1,500,000
Seaview is a fabulous property superbly located in one of the most stunning locations on the west Cork coastline, enjoying a spectacular aspect over Glandore Harbour. On street level, there is the entrance hall, open plan kitchen and dining room, utility/boot room, bedroom and shower room. The dining room takes full advantage of the views with a large double-height apex window. The bedroom also enjoys this stunning harbour aspect. They both open out on to the balcony.
On the lower ground floor, accessed by a spiral staircase from the entrance hall, there are two further bedrooms, a WC and the living room, which has patio door access to the sun deck. There is also a separate entrance to the front where you can access steps to the street or walk around the building to the sun deck. Charles McCarthy (+353 28 21533, charlesmccarthy.com)
ANSTRUTHER, FIFE, Offers over £495,000
Merchant’s House is a prominent A Listed terraced house situated at the head of Anstruther’s esplanade to the west of the village’s harbour where the Dreel Burn meets the Firth of Forth. The vibrant community of Anstruther forms part of the popular East Neuk area in Fife, famous for its picturesque fishing villages, sandy unspoilt beaches and rich farmland. Savills, (0131 247 3738, search.savills.com)
NEWQUAY, CORNWALL, From £495,000
The beautiful Cliff Edge coastal apartments were designed with both luxury living and holidaying front of mind. Situated on the East Edge of Newquay, atop the stylish Tolcarne beach with easy access to six surrounding stunning beaches, these last remaining apartments are the perfect location for those who like to live life on the edge and are ready to move in now. Stephens + Stephens (01872 264775, stephensandstephens.com)
CHARLESTON, CORNWALL, £765,000
The Nest is a collection of 15 unique two-, three- and four-bedroomed homes in the desirable setting of Charlestown, Cornwall, with only three remaining for sale. The design of each home pays homage to the industrial aesthetic of the area. Snuggled within Charlestown’s natural valley, it sits in the UNESCO-listed Cornish Mining World Heritage Site and local conservation area. Stephens + Stephens (01872 264775, stephensandstephens.com/)
TINTAGEL, CORNWALL, Guide Price £750,000
Located in the mythical village of Tintagel, Ingledene is a substantial four-bed property which has been refurbished throughout and recently extended to create a light and bright open-plan living space with a log burner and patio doors.
The sunny patio leads onto the enclosed lawned garden, enjoying far-reaching sea views. Currently a successful holiday let, this property is within close proximity to the village amenities and coast. John Bray Estates (01208 862601, johnbraysales.co.uk)
DEAL, KENT, Guide price £1,175,000
Marine Lodge is a substantial and beautifully presented residence, situated directly on the seafront with uninterrupted views of Deal Castle and out over the English Channel and Goodwin Sands.
Dating from the Victorian era, the property is a sympathetic blend of modern and old with a wealth of original features including deep skirting boards, ceiling roses, sash windows and wonderfully tall ceilings mixed with the comforts for modern day life. The accommodation is well proportioned and offers the option for both open plan living or individual rooms as and when suits. Other features include solid wood flooring, moulded cornice, dado rails, recessed spotlights and colonial style shutters. With three bedrooms, three bathrooms and four reception rooms. Bright & Bright (01304 374071, brightandbright.co.uk)
PORT ISAAC, CORNWALL, Guide Price £975,000
Sympathetically converted from the historic church rooms, Squid Ridge is a contemporary four-bed property boasting reverse living with sea views from the mezzanine levels. Commanding a central position in the historic fishing village of Port Isaac, this semi-detached property provides off-road parking with electric charging points, a lawned garden and a raised decking area. John Bray Estates (01208 862601, johnbraysales.co.uk)
SALTDEAN, EAST SUSSEX, £925,000
183 Marine Drive, is a super detached four bedroom house with fabulous seas views, off street parking and a garage. The ground floor has a generous lounge with exceptional sea views to the front, as does the kitchen/dining room. There is also a shower room on this floor. Upstairs there are four bedrooms, two have the amazing views to the front and a family bathroom. Mishon Mackay – (01273 944800, mishonmackay.com)
PORTREATH, CORNWALL, Guide Price £1,500,000
Beaufort Cliff is a wonderful property set in an elevated position affording it the most spectacular views out over the beautiful sandy Portreath beach below and right along the coastline towards Trevone headland near Padstow in the distance.
Entering into the property, the view has instant impact in the kitchen and it only gets better as you move into the beautiful sitting room, with a dual aspect providing the most mesmerising panorama.
The terrace leads around the side to the balcony, providing a wraparound viewing position which is where the property derives its apt letting name – The Viewing Platform. The property is currently marketed via Unique Homestays, generating a profitable annual income. Rohrs & Rowe (01872 306360, rohrsandrowe.co.uk)
DOWN THOMAS, DEVON, Guide Price £750,000
Blue Haze is a detached three-bedroom house which has the rare attraction of a totally unobstructed sea, estuary and coastal view. The aspect directly over the Breakwater is extraordinary and there can hardly be a more engaging aspect in the South West.
Set high (about 60 metres) above sea level it is the elevation of the property that provides it with such breathtaking outlook which extends to the Eddystone Lighthouse on the horizon, to the hillsides of South East Cornwall including the twin villages of Kingsand and Cawsand, Fort Picklecombe and the wooded hillsides of Mount Edgcumbe, and to Drakes Island and the mouth of the Tamar. There is a footpath from the property to both Bovisand beaches and the South West coast path.
Marchand Petit, Newton Ferrers (01752 873311, marchandpetit.co.uk)