PROPERTY OF THE WEEK
Here, we choose our favourite coastal property of the week – for sale in the British Isles right now.
Aldwick, West Sussex £1,175,000
Chestnut Cottage is a beautiful home 680m from a private beach. The thatched roof and flint and brick walls combine well with electric rain-sensitive windows and underfloor heating. It has three bedrooms and three bathrooms, while the open-pan reception area on the ground floor leads out to a garden that fills the house with natural light. Strutt & Parker (struttandparker.com).
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Mevagissey, Cornwall £450,000
Ocean Heights is an apartment complex offering wonderful views of St Austell Bay. Apartment 4 on the first floor has two bedrooms, shower room, open-plan kitchen and sliding doors to a balcony. As well as the beautiful surrounding beaches, you’ll also have access to a communal garden to relax in. Rohrs & Rowe (01872 306360, rohrsandrowe.co.uk).
Falmouth, Cornwall £1,650,000
The Beach House has views of the Roseland Heritage Coast from its bi-fold doors and balcony. This contemporary and spacious property has open-plan living and six bedrooms spread over three floors. It’s also just moments from the beach. Jackson Stops (01243 786316, jackson-stops.co.uk).
Malin Head, Co. Donegal, €650,000
The ocean front of this architecturally-designed 1960s residence was used in the filming of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The protected property comes with almost 15 acres of land, Atlantic Ocean views and access to a private beach. An electric-gated entrance leads to a 500m driveway. Inside, there’s a kitchen-living room, dining room, four bedrooms and three bathrooms. Savills Ireland (+353 1 663 4359, savills.com/ie).
PORT ISAAC, CORNWALL £595,000
Located in the old part of the village, just 200m from the harbour, Jackdaws has an open-plan living, kitchen and dining room that leads onto the terraced patio garden with views of the harbour and the coast. The cottage has three floors, with the main living space on the top floor, two bedrooms, a bathroom and a sitting room. John Bray Estates (01208 862601, johnbrayestates.co.uk)
PORT ISAAC, CORNWALL £395,000
Just 150 yards from the harbour and dating back to the 18th century is Grade II-listed fisherman’s cottage The Fo’C’Sle. In an elevated position with views across the village, there are two bedrooms and a reception room on the first floor, while more open-plan living space and a shower room are below decks. It has a patio garden and comes with rented parking nearby. John Bray Estates (01208 862601, johnbrayestates.co.uk).
ABERSOCH, GWYNEDD £2,200,000
Access a sunny raised terrace from the living and dining room of Compass Cottage, with steps leading to the dry basement and concrete slipway to the water. This four-bedroom semi-detached property has views of the beach and harbour, with Mount Snowdon in the distance. Beresford Adams (01758 580134, beresfordadams.co.uk).
This Grade II-listed Georgian family house is a short walk from the beach and has wonderful views across the Solent. Inside elegant No 52 Spencer Road there are eight bedrooms, six reception rooms and four bathrooms, while outside is a beautiful veranda that stretches right across the front of the house. Spence Willard (01983 873000, spencewillard.co.uk).
TREVONE, CORNWALL £1,300,000
Jackdaws is a spacious dormer bungalow that sits just 600m from the beach and has great sea views from its first-floor sitting room with balcony. There are also three bedrooms and a good-sized garden with detached studio/summerhouse. Rohrs & Rowe (01872 306360, rohrsandrowe.co.uk).
BARMOUTH, GWYNEDD £210,000
On the top two floors of landmark Porkington Terrace, a roomy, five-bedroom maisonette offers fabulous views of the Mawddach Estuary. In need of renovation with period features and great potential to make into a luxury home by the sea. Walter Lloyd Jones (01341280527, walterlloydjones.co.uk).
MENAI BRIDGE, ISLE OF ANGLESEY £900,000
This magical house sits in on a small tidal island in the Menai Strait between Gwynedd and the Isle of Anglesey. It dates from the 1700s and was originally two fishermen’s cottages, but in Victorian times was used as a bathing station. Now a secluded home, it has five bedrooms, four reception rooms and comes with a garden, woodland and shared slipway. Purple Bricks (purplebricks.co.uk).
DRIMNIN, ARGYLL & BUTE £475,000
Recently refurbished An Dobhran is an architect-designed house that sits in a stunning spot on the Morvern peninsula, with views to the Sound of Mull. Inside are three bedrooms and two reception rooms, while outside is a boatshed, a lovely garden and access to a jetty at the shorefront. Savills (0141 222 5875, savills.co.uk).
CARRICK BAY, DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY £6680,000
Owl Cote and The Bird’s Nest are just yards from Carrick Bay, nine miles from Kirkcudbright. This three-bedroom shoreline cottage comes with a lettable annexe and wonderful sea views. Galbraith (01566 505346, galbraithgroup.com).