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Live by the sea

Wake up to the fresh sea air every morning with one of these 10 coastal properties for sale around the UK.

Ever wanted to live on the coast? Take your pick from these des-res by the sea, from a seaside bolthole to an A-lister-worthy waterfront property – and everything in between.

The grand design, Fairlight, East Sussex

Straight out of the Grand Designs copy book, this ultra modern gaff, set in 6.5 acres in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty three miles from trendy Hastings, replaced a 1950s bungalow and run-down barn. Looking across the countryside in one direction and along the coastline in the other, Warrenders has three beds, living room, dining room, snug, kitchen, walk-in wine store (essential), an atrium (of course) and a dramatic cantilevered section with a library/study. Swim lazy laps in the 10m swimming pool or it’s five mins to Winchelsea or Pett for a dip in the sea You’ll need a cool £2.1m to snap this one up.

The bolthole, Southwold, Suffolk

Bijoux Angel Cottage in the heart of desirable Southwold – dreamy architecture, great pubs and indie shops – is the perfect bolthole for £395,000. Fully renovated, with kitchen and sitting room downstairs, double bedroom and bathroom upstairs, little courtyard out back – and the beach just steps away. Classical music fans: Aldeburgh is nearby.

The seafront apartment, Ramsgate, Kent

Channel your inner Bridgerton in a chic two or three-bed seafront apartment in a Grade II-listed Georgian townhouse on Ramsgate’s Royal Crescent high up on West Cliff. Inside: south-facing floor-to-ceiling sash windows, wood-burning stoves, Carrera marble worktops and solid oak woodblock flooring. Outside: sandy beaches, harbour, Georgian town centre with a plethora of indie stores. From £265,000–525,000.

The room(s) with a view, Clevedon, Somerset

This super modern pad boasts 180 degree views of the Bristol Channel and beyond, four beds, three receptions, a bespoke kitchen, covered open air terrace, outdoor hot tub, a snug and a summer house in the landscaped gardens – why are they selling?! Located on the edge of one of Somerset’s coolest towns, Clevedon and spoiled for choice for lovely coastal and countryside walks, you’ll need to cough up £1.35m.

The project, Croyde, Devon

Doesn’t look much now but this plot, located within the courtyard of a Grade II farmhouse, has planning permission to rebuild that pile of rubble into a three bed stone des-res within walking distance of the superb surfing beaches of Croyde. The beaches, scenery, surf (and money to be made on holiday rentals) are spectacular, so if you’ve got £425,00 to spend the world’s your lobster.

The chocolate box cottage, East Mersea, Essex

This 400-year-old thatched number is on Mersea Island, between the river Blackwater and the Colne Estuary, some nine miles south of Colchester. The cottage has four beds, three reception rooms and an annex. The island – the most easterly in the UK, with 7,000 inhabitants – has some of the country’s best seafood, sandy, kid-friendly beaches, an annual sailing regatta and its own vineyard (hic). Hand over £695,000 and it’s yours.

The It could be the Med, Coverack, near Helston, Cornwall

Encore du vin, madam? With this terrace, views of an azure sea and private steps leading down to the beach, you could almost be in the South of France. The Croft has four beds, four reception rooms spread over three floors; there’s a camomile lawn and separate studio in the landscaped grounds. Move in for £1.95m.

The party palace, Bembridge, Isle of Wight

With eight beds and five receptions – vast drawing room, dining for 16, gun cupboard for 16 (handy), loggia linking the inside to the gorgeous grounds – and the beach and harbour for your boat just a five min walk away, The White House, in the pretty village of Bembridge is the perfect party palace. All this for around the price of a Zone 2 London terrace: £1.65m.

The family house, Salthouse, Holt, Norfolk

Eastgate Cottage, in the coastal village of Salthouse, equidistant between Blakeney and Sheringham has views across the salt marshes (a Norfolk Wildlife Trust Nature Reserve, ideal for bird watching) and easy access to the sea and shingle beach beyond. With four beds, open plan receptions, village primary, Sheringham High School and independent Gresham’s school nearby – and the excellent village pub The Dun Cow – it all adds up to a fab family home by the sea. Cost? £895,000.

The A-lister, Sandbanks, Poole, Dorset

If you need somewhere to land your chopper and happen to have £6.5m hanging around, this could be the place for you. We’re talking 5k luxe square feet on the Sandbanks Peninsula, overlooking Poole Harbour and Brownsea Island. Four beds, four baths, assorted receptions, lifts to all floors, 10m outdoor pool, parking for 12 cars, your own jetty and a heli-pad. Book you in for a viewing?

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