1. GLENDALE, ISLE OF SKYE £250,000
In a dreamy spot looking across the sea towards the Outer Hebrides, No 14 Upper Milovaig is a contemporary eco-home that was completed in 2019. The immaculate interior has two bedrooms, the living room has huge windows and a wood-burning stove, and the outside deck allows you to relax and enjoy the amazing views. Isle of Skye Estate Agency (01478 612683, iosea.co.uk).
2. SWANAGE, DORSET £74,000
In a popular location that’s ideal for family getaways, No 101 Swanage Bay View Caravan Park is a furnished lodge that has two bedrooms and sleeps up to six people. It has a fully equipped kitchen, central heating and double glazing, and comes with a decked area and parking. Oliver Miles (01929 426655, olivermiles.co.uk).
3. VARIOUS LOCATIONS NATIONWIDE from £71,161
Waterlodge houseboats make wonderfully affordable boltholes and can be moored in a number of marinas including Brighton, Eastbourne, Southsea and Chichester. These floating homes come in six contemporary designs and have up to four bedrooms, plus an optional roof terrace. Waterlodge (02382 120000, waterlodge.co.uk).
4. POLPERRO, CORNWALL £160,000
On Talland Hill, just 250 yards from the beach and harbour, Brent Cottage has a bird’s eye view of this famous fishing village. This property is a garden apartment in need of refurbishment, giving wonderful scope to create a seaside getaway to your own specification. Scott Parry (01752 858314, scottparry.co.uk).
5. NEWLYN, CORNWALL £225,000
If you’re after a quintessential Cornish cottage, you’ll love No 5 Orchard Place, a non-listed house in a traffic-free enclave close to the seafront. This cosy granite property dates from 1840 and has two bedrooms, a living room with an open fire and loads of traditional charm. Lillicrap Chilcott (01872 273473, lillicrapchilcott.com).
6. TRAGUMNA, CO CORK €235,000
In a private development right next to Tragumna Beach, Curach Bán is a fabulous West Cork bolthole. The house is set back from the road, with a garden at the front and a courtyard at the back, and has three bedrooms and three bathrooms. Charles McCarthy (00353 282 1533, charlesmccarthy.com).
7. CHICHESTER MARINA, WEST SUSSEX £175,000
Houseboat Norana is a 60ft vessel adapted from a 1937 motor yacht that sailed the world. For the past 50 years it has been moored on the southern bank of the Chichester canal, next to the marina, and used as a permanent three-bedroom home. Baileys (01243 672217, baileys.uk.com).
8. LOCHCARRON, HIGHLAND £245,000
You’ll love the views across Loch Carron from Tigharry, a detached four-bedroom house with front and rear gardens. The area is popular with holidaymakers and lies on the North Coast 500 touring route, which takes in the glorious mountain and coastal scenery in the Highlands. Munro & Noble (01463 225533, munronoble.com).