PROPERTY OF THE WEEK
Here, we choose our favourite coastal property of the week – for sale in the British Isles right now.
DRUMMORE, DUMFRIES & GALLOWAY £435,000
A substantial property situated in an elevated location on the coast with views over Drummore Bay and Luce Bay. Ard Macha has two reception rooms, five bedrooms and a conservatory, plus a one- bedroom annexe with its own kitchen and sitting room. Fifteen solar panels provide a quarterly income and a bio mass boiler is situated in the garage. Galbraith (01556 505346, galbraithgroup.com)
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).
No 6a Wave Crest is a maisonette apartment on the ground and first floors of a handsome Victorian townhouse overlooking the beach. This property has two/three bedrooms and a first-floor sitting room with a bay window so you can enjoy glorious sea views and sunsets. Christopher Hodgson (01227 266441, christopherhodgson.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).
WESTRAY, ORKNEY £320,000
White Pow, a renovated and extended six-bedroom house near the ferry at Rapness, has several eco-friendly features including a ground-source heat pump and wind turbine, and its elevated position gives panoramic views across the Westray Firth. K Allan Properties (01856 876377, kallanproperties.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).
PORT ISAAC, CORNWALL £1,250,000
A wonderful chance to live in the property that stars as Doc Martin’s surgery in the popular TV series. Originally bult for a fisherman, and recently home to the fictional character Dr Martin Ellingham, Grade II-listed Fern Cottage has two double bedrooms, a sun terrace, a rear garden and sea views from all its main rooms. JB Estates (01208 862601, johnbrayestates.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).
MARGATE, KENT £240,000
Snap up this apartment in the former Royal Sea Bathing Hospital and you’ll be within walking distance of Margate’s golden sandy beach. The property sits on the lower-ground floor and has two bedrooms, an open plan living space and two private patios – one opening off the kitchen and the other accessed from the main bedroom. Miles & Barr (01843 231222, milesandbarr.co.uk).
LAMORNA, CORNWALL £1,450,000
Here’s a wonderful opportunity to shape this magical corner of West Penwith. The sale of Lamorna Cove includes a café and shop, two holiday apartments, 15 acres of land and the beach and foreshore, plus a car park, slipway, boatstore and moorings. Vickery Holman (01392 453023, vickeryholman.com).
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).
PETT LEVEL, EAST SUSSEX £1,750,000
Whispering Reeds is a detached modern house that has four bedrooms and a garden with a stream and summerhouse. It overlooks the Military Canal and is a short distance from the beach, the local nature reserve and numerous cliff-top walks. Phillips & Stubbs (01797 227338, phillipsandstubbs.co.uk).
DEAL, KENT £1,375,000
One of the few houses in Deal with direct beach frontage, Seastar is a modern, detached property with five bedrooms and a reverse-level layout that includes a first-floor living area with views to the Goodwin Sands and beyond. An outdoor deck gives access to the seafront and beach. Bright & Bright (01304 374071, brightandbright.co.uk).
FORT WILLIAM, SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS £520,000
This detached six-bedroom property in the coastal village of Onich has stunning sea views across Loch Linnhe towards the Ardgour Mountains and Kentallen. Originally designed as a sun-trap, Highland View Creag Dhu House is a three-storey family home. Once run as a very successful bed and breakfast business the property could be reconverted back into a small scale bed and breakfast. Bell Ingram (01631 567 791, bellingram.co.uk)
SHORWELL, ISLE OF WIGHT £390,000
Dating back to the 18th century and showcasing period charm, this three-bedroom two-bathroom cottage is situated within the rural village of Shorwell in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Pells Cottage has two reception rooms, a spacious kitchen, and delightful gardens. Susan Payne Property (01983 566244, susanpayneproperty.co.uk)
ROUSAY, ORKNEY £235,000
Hullion, which dates back to the 16th century, has had a colourful past. Over the years it has been a farm, post office, bakery, mill and drapers, but now it’s a characterful four/five-bedroom family home with panoramic sea views. K Allan Properties (01856 876377, kallanproperties.co.uk)
DURRUS, WEST CORK €850,000
Kealties, which was built in 2000, sits in 30 acres overlooking Dunmanus Bay on the Sheep’s Head peninsula. The four-bedroom house makes the most of its glorious setting and has sought-after waterfront access. Charles McCarthy (00353 282 1533, charlesmccarthy.com).
BOSCASTLE, CORNWALL £765,000
A great business opportunity with this guest house and tea room in the centre of a the picturesque fishing village of Boscastle with the harbour within walking distance. Bridge House is a well-established business, with four en-suite guest bedrooms plus a two-bedroom self-contained apartment on the second floor. (01823 711118, carterjonas.co.uk)
KILMARTIN, ARGYLL & BUTE £250,000
A one of a kind opportunity to purchase the historic Ice House with prime coastal land at Crinan Ferry Peninsula. The Ice House dates back to the early 19th century and has previously enjoyed fame on the television series George Clarke’s Restoration Man. The Ice House has been updated to include a stunning frameless ice like ‘light loft’ with a turf roof to blend seamlessly into the stunning surroundings at Crinan Ferry. (01631 567791, bellingram.co.uk)
Great views across Falmouth Bay are guaranteed when you buy Chy Wyn, which sits just 200m from lovely Gyllyngvase beach. This recently updated house has three bedrooms a large first-floor balcony, plus private gardens and lots of room for boat storage. Rohrs & Rowe (01872 306360, rohrsandrowe.co.uk).
SALCOMBE, DEVON £3,850,000
Beach House is a stunning oak-framed house just a stone’s throw from North Sands. It has four bedrooms, a large balcony, a tropical-style garden and plenty of room for boat storage and cars. Marchand Petit (01548 844473, marchandpetit.co.uk).
DUNBEG, ARGYLL & BUTE £650,000
Looking across Loch Etive to Dunstaffnage Castle and the marina, Tighnamara is a large family house in a dreamy spot four miles from Oban. The main property has five bedrooms but there’s also an attached self-catering cottage with two double rooms that offers huge scope to the new owner. Bell Ingram (01631 567791, bellingram.co.uk).
EAST PRAWLE, DEVON £295,000
Pretty Sleepy Thatch, though in need of renovation, would make a perfect coastal hideaway as it is within walking distance of the South West Coast Path and the lighthouse. It has a Grade II listing plus two bedrooms and period features including slate floor, wood-burning stove and original beams. Luscombe Maye (01548 857474, luscombemaye.com).
ABERDESACH, GWYNEDD £900,000
A great holiday letting opportunity, Yr Odyn is a three-bedroom cottage that sits right on the seafront, five miles from Caernarfon, with views towards The Rivals. It comes with a one-bedroom chalet, called Yr Odyn Bach, and the site has room for a further chalet. Haf Jones & Pegler (01248 364422, hafjonesandpegler.co.uk).
KINGSBRIDGE, DEVON £500,000
Superb views up and down the estuary are on offer at No 7 Crabshell Quay, a ground-floor apartment with two bedrooms and a spacious open-plan living space. The latter leads out on to a walled terrace overlooking the water. Marchand Petit (01548 857588, marchandpetit.co.uk).
REAY, HIGHLAND £500,000
Your chance to create a wonderfully private coastal home with its own harbour on the north coast of Scotland, between John O’Groats and Tongue. Sandside Harbour is a 4.77-acre plot that includes a former net store in need of restoration, plus the harbour itself, which dates from 1830 and has a slipway and two piers. Rettie & Co (0131 220 4160, rettie.co.uk).
REENGAROGA ISLAND, CO CORK €850,000
The Turquoise House is a colourful 1990s property with five bedrooms and an acre of land. Its open-plan kitchen, which has a double-height ceiling and picture windows, leads to a large sundeck from which to enjoy coastal and island views. Charles McCarthy (00353 282 1533, charlesmccarthy.com).
MALLAIG, HIGHLAND £700,000
Only accessible by boat or on foot, Ardintigh Bay is an outdoor adventure centre on the shores of Loch Nevis. Included in the sale is a two-bedroom cottage, five wooden bunkhouses, a two-storey lodge, a jetty, loch frontage, eight acres of land and a 65ft boat in the shape of a whale. Bidwells (01397 707645, bidwells.co.uk).