From an iconic Cornish building owned by a 1960s icon to a pair of cottages on a remote Scottish island , here is this month’s round-up of cracking coastal coastal properties for sale now.


A rare opportunity has arisen to buy The Abbey, which operated as a famous but small hotel for many years in Penzance, run by Michael and Jean Cox, nee Jean Shrimpton, the model and actress.

An enchanting landmark building set high above the harbour with magical views towards St Michael’s Mount, since 1979 The Abbey has been privately owned and run, initially as a much acclaimed, award-winning boutique hotel featuring extensively in the national and international press.

Since 2015 it reopened as a luxury self-catering property, with the split into three units forming the main house and two attached self-contained apartments.

The accommodation exudes a calm atmosphere through a series of elegant rooms with a timeless quality and is offered for sale for the first time in more than 44 years. The original building dates from 1660 around the time the Spanish raided Newlyn and was modernised in 1820 in the distinctive style of Georgian gothic.

Set behind secure timber gates and walling with decorative pineapple shaped finials is a beautiful private walled garden being typically Cornish, having a relaxed old world charm full of intrigue and year round interest. Pritchard & Company (01608 801030,

 RYDE, ISLE OF WIGHT, £715,000

15 Spencer Park is a brand new, luxurious four-bedroom, three bathroom detached home, constructed to a high standard with generous proportions and set in an exclusive location looking over the fairways of Ryde Golf Club and backing on to an ancient coastal woodland. Susan Payne Property (01983 566244,


Outstanding views up and down the River Dart, across to Kingswear and over the surrounding countryside are the jewel in the crown of Quarterdecks, which is situated in one of Dartmouth’s most coveted locations. The three-storey home is just a gentle riverside walk to the town centre. Marchand Petit (01803 839190,

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45 South Snowdon Wharf offers a unique opportunity to acquire a three-bedroom property on a private estate within easy walking distance of the high street and the Ffestiniog Railway. Just yards from the water’s edge, this corner, south-facing property has outstanding panoramic views of the sea and the mountains of Snowdonia.

Situated on what used to be a wharf for three-masted schooners, the house was purchased off plan when the development was built almost 60 years ago, allowing the current owners to pick the best location on the estate.

On the ground floor is an entrance porch, hall, two double bedrooms and a family bathroom. The lounge is on the first floor, making the most of the stunning 270 degree views with French windows leading to a wraparound balcony that catches the sun all day. There is an open plan kitchen area and a third bedroom on this floor. Every room has a sea view.

It has an allocated parking space with additional parking for visitors and a private boat slipway free for owners to use. With no garden, this is a perfect ‘lock and leave’ property. Beresford Adams (01766 514523,


This is an impressive and substantial Victorian house, with superb views over a sandy beach and the North Sea. Accommodation includes reception hall, three sitting rooms, a fabulous kitchen/breakfast room with doors to garden, three double bedroom suites and a contemporary summer room.

On the lower ground floor is a spa room with sauna and steam room, a gymnasium, a well-equipped home office and a laundry room. There are delightful garden areas, including a walled garden with coach house and garage, and a superb terrace. Sanderson Young (0191 223 3500,


Clach Mhor is a detached three/four-bedroom home nestled along a tranquil stretch of the Ayrshire coast. This is more than just a property…it’s a coastal haven that promises a lifestyle of serenity and natural beauty.

It offers expansive living space with three generously sized double bedrooms, two welcoming reception rooms, a contemporary kitchen dining area, balcony with awe-inspiring vistas, and a spacious chalet serving as a fourth bedroom with an ensuite shower room and infrared sauna. There is also convenient access to the beach from the rear garden. Lewis Reid (07585 731865,


Seafront is a very rare opportunity to acquire a beachfront property with unobscured panoramic sea views right across the bay to St Ives in the far distance. The property has the added advantage of being perfectly positioned to enjoy sun throughout the day, with light illuminating the bay in the morning and the front of the property right into the late evening.

The property is exceptionally flexible in how it is used and is currently set out with an annexe and a separate living area for the owner. This is perfect for family or friends to stay or could be used as a holiday letting, which has been very successful source of additional income for the owner.

Set in the most desirable position, Seafront also offers a sizeable plot perfect for taking in the views. There is  a good amount of garden to the front which runs the full width, with a patio area set at one side. There is the  added advantage of a private rear garden area that extends a way up the cliff, providing a further space to sit and admire the sea views. Rohrs & Rowe (01872 306 360,


This six-bedroom Victorian beachside villa overlooks the deep shingle beach with fabulous views of the sea, and is a short walk from the High Street which is behind the house where there are boutique shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs. Bedfords (01728 454505,


Overlooking South Sands beach with impressive panoramic views across the water, 6 Bolt Head is an immaculate three-bedroom apartment where you can hear the sound of the sea from your balcony. Harriet George (01548 859905,


This is a delightful flint and cobble period cottage a short walk from the historic quay in this sought after coastal village. Accommodation comprises an open plan kitchen/dining/sitting room with fireplace, shower room, bedroom and bathroom. Outside is an enclosed paved courtyard garden to the front. Bedfords (01328 730500,

HOVE, EAST SUSSEX, Offers in the region of £600,000

A superb duplex maisonette on the first and second floors of this attractive house in one of Hove’s most sought after roads. The seafront is close by and Portslade station – with direct trains to London Victoria – is half a mile away. The versatile accommodation includes hall with stairs to first floor, three bedrooms – one with large balcony – kitchen, two bathrooms and sitting/dining room with second kitchen area. Mishon Mackay (01273 821800,


The property is situated on a mature plot extending to half an acre and is located in a semi-rural position backing on to open farmland just over a mile from the village centre.

The house is well placed for those who love coastal and countryside walks, water sports and sailing. Bradwell Marina is located nearby on the Blackwater estuary and for jet and water-ski activities, there is the Stone Water Sports Club at St Lawrence Bay just over three miles by road. Zoe Napier (01621 840333,


This is a unique Grand Designs-style water tower conversion, boasting spectacular 360-degree panoramic countryside and coastal views, offering luxurious, high-quality accommodation in a private and secluded setting.

This stunning detached property is situated in an elevated position enjoying panoramic 360-degree views over the surrounding countryside, and also extending to Dartmoor, as well as across Bideford Bay towards Saunton Sands and out to sea.

Located within easy reach of the spectacular north Devon coastline, the closest beach is at Bucks Mills with other nearby beaches at Westward Ho! and Bude, with Saunton, Croyde and Putsborough, as well as the award-winning Woolacombe beach a little further afield.

The picturesque historic fishing village of Clovelly is located just two miles away, whilst the village of Hartland is around four miles away, which benefits from a thriving community with a superb range of amenities. The Hartland Peninsula is well-known for its stunning unspoilt scenery and spectacular coastline which frequently lends itself to film and TV locations. Jackson-Stops Barnstaple (01271 325153,


This is a fabulous opportunity to acquire a beautiful three-bedroom detached property together with a stylish one-bedroom holiday cottage set in an elevated position enjoying open sea views in the tranquil location of Cheesebay, North Uist.

The properties sit in an elevated location above the rugged bay. They are surrounded by moorland which has a large population of red deer that frequently descend from the surrounding hills to graze on croftland nearby. Common seals may be spotted in the Strom, together with otters and plenty of birdlife. Bell Ingram (01463 717799,


2 Alfred Square is a semi-detached double fronted period property which has benefitted from a comprehensive renovation both internally and externally. The current owner has spared no expense re-roofing the property, fitting new bathrooms, new boiler, re-rendering and decorating the front and landscaping the garden to the rear.

The house offers wonderfully spacious and light lateral living, a rare characteristic in this area, along with the good sized garden and generous sized garage. There is a blend of modern convenience with period features such as exposed floorboards, sash windows and original panelling. There is a double aspect sitting room (south and north), which occupies the full depth of the house. The property has five bedrooms and two bathrooms.

On the edge of the Conservation Area, the property is convenient for both the town centre and the beach. Bright & Bright (01304 374071,