From cosy cottages to breath-taking beachside retreats, here’s this month’s round-up of the latest coastal homes to buy by the sea.
1. NEWLYN, CORNWALL, £1,500,000
Set on a secluded road offering great privacy, Blue Elvin is a beautiful residence overlooking spectacular Mounts Bay. Designed to maximise its location, Blue Elvin is light and spacious, with wonderful views from every room.
The house flows round the large central living space. A wall of glass frames a mesmerising vista and runs from the welcoming dining area to the sitting room, with its impressive vaulted ceiling.
Stepping out to the balcony for the full effect is wonderful and this links beautifully to the garden, making it ideal for entertaining. The master bedroom is sited on the upper floor with a roomy bathroom that leads out to a balcony and a further balcony to the side that is shared with the guest suite. All four of the remaining bedrooms are en suite, and are fitted with bespoke storage. Rohrs and Rowe (rohrsandrowe.co.uk, 01872 306360)
2. AMBLE, NORTHUMBERLAND, £3,000,000
This coastal development is situated directly on the Northumberland coastline on the outskirts of the popular town of Amble. Signal Cottage is a remarkable development comprising three individual bespoke luxury holiday cottages built in 2020. Each of the homes benefits from glorious coastal views directly in front of Coquet Island.
The houses are currently run as successful holiday lets, generating a fantastic income but with generous room to grow this further with increased occupancy. The properties benefit from a wide range of amenities directly on the doorstep within the town of Amble, famous for its active harbour and food and drinks scene. Bradley Hall (01665 605605, bradleyhall.co.uk)
3. BALLACHULISH, HIGHLAND, £800,000
Set in a picturesque, secluded coastal location on the shores of Loch Leven and on the fringe of the popular coastal village of Ballachulish, Craighrannoch offers buyers an opportunity to acquire a traditional stone villa, perfectly positioned to enjoy the panoramic views across Loch Leven and mountains of Glencoe and surrounding countryside. Bell Ingram (bellingram.co.uk, 01631 566122)
4. UPLYME, DEVON, OIEO £2,000,000
Heatherlands is a unique, four-bedroom, detached period home with a striking contemporary twist, boasting sea views, indoor pool, sauna and gym, situated in grounds extending to approximately 2.4 acres and just two miles from the Jurassic coastline at Lyme Regis.
Commanding an elevated position in this very private and peaceful setting overlooking a wooded valley, and further to the sea, Heatherlands is a stunning example of contrasting architecture, showcasing a deliberate collision of eras that can be admired and enjoyed from both inside and out.
All principal rooms face south, enjoying far reaching views across the wooded valley, taking in the Cannington Viaduct and surrounding Devon/Dorset countryside, with the sea at Lyme Bay in the far distance.
Of particular note is the large open plan living space which looks down onto the pool beneath, with access to a paved terrace through bi-folding doors to one side. This is a stunning space to relax and unwind with a book and has a cosy inset fire for the cooler months. The real wow factor however is the pool hall, hosting an impressive heated indoor pool. Jackson-Stops Bridport & Dorchester (jackson-stops.co.uk, 01308 423133)
5. PORT ISAAC, CORNWALL, GUIDE PRICE £425,000
Situated on Church Hill, moments from Port Isaac harbour, Morley’s Cottage is a delightful Grade II Listed two-bedroom cottage. Currently a successful holiday let, the property benefits from period features including exposed beams and stonework with harbour views from the upstairs bedroom. A rented parking space is also available nearby. John Bray Estates (01208 862601, johnbraysales.co.uk)
6. POINT CLEAR, SUFFOLK, GUIDE PRICE £795,000
This is a rare and exceptional waterfront property which occupies a stunning location with breathtaking panoramic views over Ray Creek and the Colne Estuary Nature Reserve.
Sitting in a sizeable plot, this four-bedroom contemporary single-storey house, is presented in immaculate condition, and has gate access onto a sand and salt marsh beach. Suffolk Coastal (01728 677980, suffolkcoastal.com)
7. CLEY, NORFOLK, £675,000
Spring Cottage is an utterly charming fisherman’s cottage, in the heart of ever popular Cley-next-the-Sea, boasting two large double bedrooms, sea views, garden and parking.
Spring Cottage is owned and very much loved by an interior designer and her family and this really shows in the beautifully thought out and eclectic styling. Soft heritage colours and luxuriant fabrics used alongside beautifully sourced and placed original artworks and pottery give the cottage a peaceful and stylish look. This is a perfect romantic retreat. Big Skies Estates (01263 586686, bigskiesestates.co.uk)
8. EASTBOURNE, SUSSEX, OIRO £975,000
If you’ve dreamed of making a new life on the coast, then we have the perfect place for you. The New England Hotel is an elegant Victorian townhouse that combines both a spacious, comfortable home with a booming nine-bedroom bed and breakfast business – and it’s in a prime seafront.
The current owners have invested in the last few years too, with the entire property immaculately presented. The fresh, light décor chimes perfectly with the lovely heritage features such as the mahogany staircase, magnificent stained-glass windows, soaring ceilings and decorative coving.
The owners’ ultra-spacious self-contained apartment is located on the lower ground floor with a delightful garden terrace overlooking the seafront and an additional garden to the side. A separate one-bedroom flat, a private let, is located on this level too. Bees Homes (01323 332344, beeshomes.com)
9. KINGSWEAR, DEVON, GUIDE PRICE £650,000
5 Kingswear Court is an elegant three-bedroom apartment, perfectly situated overlooking the mouth of the River Dart, with stunning views, garage and parking.
A spacious elegant apartment, in a wonderful riverside position overlooking the mouth of the River Dart, it is situated in a picturesque position on the outskirts of the village, This lovely home has been beautifully maintained and presented, and would make a perfect lock up and leave bolthole. Marchand Petit Dartmouth (01803 839190, marchandpetit.co.uk)
10. LYMINGTON, HAMPSHIRE, £1,150,000
This is a fabulous, Grade II listed, Georgian house with views of the water, on one of the delightful cobbled streets in the heart of Lymington, a few minutes’ walk from the quay, the shops and station.
Accommodation is arranged over three floors plus cellar, and includes drawing/dining room, sitting room, kitchen, laundry and four bedrooms. Outside are pretty, south-facing gardens and a useful two storey bothy with power and light which would make a great studio or home office. Caldwells (01590 675875, caldwellsnewforest.com)