Dream of owning a coastal business? From seaside hotels to holiday cottages, here are some of the best properties to buy with an income

Complied by Alice Westgate

Overcliff Lodge is a stone’s throw from one of Norfolk’s finest beaches. This property is currently run as a self-catering holiday let with 11 bedrooms but could easily be turned into a coastal B&B or boutique hotel. Coast and Country Estate Agents (01263 800474, coastandcountryea.co.uk).
This picture-postcard cottage in a coastal hotspot has huge potential as an income-generating holiday house. Called Frog-i-More, it has two bedrooms and is perfectly positioned near the water, shops and yacht club. Luscombe Maye (01752 872417, luscombemaye.com).
In the beautiful crofting community of Mellon Charles, the Aroma Café and Gift Shop is your chance to start a new life in the Scottish Highlands. Built around an original croft-house and with lovely views across Loch Ewe, the property includes a 32-cover eatery plus retail space and has enough additional room to create sizeable owner’s accommodation. Macleod & MacCallum (01463 235559, macandmac.co.uk).
Start your dream business at No 6 Lion Street, a charming shop with a two-bed flat above that could either be your own home or a holiday let. The property is set in a Grade II-listed building in the conservation area and has lots of period charm. Phillips & Stubbs (01797 227338, phillipsandstubbs.co.uk).
Sea Breeze is a beautiful, Grade II-listed thatched cottage overlooking the water. Currently a successful B&B and café, it has four bedrooms, three bathrooms and one of the best locations in the South Hams. Savills (01392 455733, savills.co.uk).
The perfect spot to set up a coastal B&B, No 11 Market Street is a three-storey townhouse overlooking the inner harbour and within walking distance of all local amenities. This Grade II-listed property has four bedrooms, large living spaces and a generous rear garden. Morgan & Davies (01545 571600, morgananddavies.co.uk).

Sitting right on the seafront in this colourful harbour town, Mosshill is a seven-bedroom maisonette that includes three ensuite B&B rooms and views across Tobermory Bay. Bell Ingram (01631 567791, bellingram.co.uk).

Craigard House Hotel offers a rare chance to buy a fully licensed 13-bedroom hotel with beautiful views across Campbelltown Loch. This Victorian mansion was built in 1882 and has been tastefully restored, its many original features adding to its appeal as a holiday destination. CCL Property (01343 610520, cclproperty.com).

A business opportunity awaits at Coullabus Farm, a four-bedroom property on the idyllic island of Islay. It comes with a detached house called Coullabus Beag, which has a further two bedrooms and would make a fabulous holiday cottage. Extensive outbuildings in need of renovation give this property huge additional potential. Bell Ingram (01631 567791, bellingram.co.uk).

ONICH, HIGHLAND £1,045,000
Earn your living from this self-catering holiday cottage business at the head of Loch Linnhe, ten miles from Fort William. Five-bedroom Cuilcheanna comes with a portfolio of four two-bed cottages that have a well-established lettings history. Bell Ingram (01631 567791, bellingram.co.uk).

For more coastal homes for sale, visit our Property section, or pick up a copy of Coast magazine 

For more coastal homes for sale, visit our Property section, or pick up a copy of Coast magazine