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The best homes you can buy on the coast

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St Min­ver Polzeath Price: £435,000

Set in a gated de­vel­op­ment of six apart­ments at The Point, this flat comes with ac­cess to on-site leisure fa­cil­i­ties, such as a restau­rant, swim­ming pool, ten­nis court and golf for a small fee.

The three-bed­room flat sits near the 18th hole of the golf course, and the dome on top of a pri­vate decked area has panoramic views over Pen­tire Point. Surf­ing at Polzeath is just 15 min­utes’ walk away. Agent: Sotheby’s In­ter­na­tional Re­alty (01932 860537; sothe­bysre­alty.co.uk)

Nan­cor­ras St Mawes Price: £2.25mil­lion

This farm cov­ers 15 acres of land­scaped gar­dens and south-fac­ing grass­land. It over­looks the Per­cuil river, on which it has di­rect wa­ter frontage and a quay.

The main house has four bed­rooms and the sit­ting and din­ing room both open out on to ter­races with amaz­ing views. The liv­ing ar­eas have lots of oak beams, and there are floor-to­ceil­ing win­dows.

There is also a 10,000 sq ft agri­cul­tural barn and stu­dio of­fice. Agent: Knight Frank (01392 848822; knight­frank.co.uk)

Manac­can Hel­ston Price: £795,000

Old Byre House is an 18th-cen­tury farm­house that has been turned into a warm, three-bed­room fam­ily home.

In­side there are orig­i­nal fea­tures such as oak beams, as well as an Aga and a log burner set in an oak sur­round. There is a one-bed­room self- con­tained an­nexe next door, which is per­fect for guests.

It is set in two acres of land, with a veg­etable patch and a small or­chard, and is near Flush­ing and Gil­lan Coves. Agent: Strutt & Parker (01392 229405; strut­tand­parker.com)

BEST OF THE BUNCH St Mawes Truro Price: £1.45mil­lion

Perched on a hill above the sea, and a short stroll from the wa­ter, is this Ge­or­gian end-of-ter­race house that cur­rently gen­er­ates a good rental in­come stream.

Gi­bral­tar House has a tiny pri­vate gar­den and faces south, with sea views from three of the four bed­rooms and all the re­cep­tion rooms.

Down­stairs there is un­der­floor heat­ing and oak floor­boards. It is filled with light through its big win­dows and sky­light. There are two park­ing spa­ces at the back.

It is near both the Tre­san­ton Ho­tel and Idle Rocks Ho­tel, and only a 20-min­utes ferry ride from Fal­mouth. Agent: Knight Frank (01392 848822; knight­frank.co.uk)

Cawsand Tor­point Price: £715,000

This three-bed­room apart­ment sits on the water­side in this small vil­lage on the Rame Head Her­itage Coast.

With a south-fac­ing bal­cony to catch the light, the new-build flat is bright and airy, with en­ergy ef­fi­cient tech­nol­ogy such as ther­mo­stat­i­cal­ly­con­trolled towel rails. Agent: Knight Frank (01392 848822; knight­frank.co.uk) 1901

Flush­ing Fal­mouth Price: £3mil­lion

The vil­lage of Flush­ing was ini­tially home to Dutch builders who came to con­struct piers and sea walls. Later, the el­e­gant houses were home to the cap­tains of the mer­chant ships.

This house, Clay Point, was built at the turn of the 20th cen­tury and has been put on the mar­ket only once since 1973.

The prop­erty, si­t­u­ated near Fal­mouth Har­bour, comes with 375ft of wa­ter frontage and faces due south. Di­rectly in front of the house is a for­mal lawn, criss-crossed with paths, and be­yond that there is a quay, with a slip­way and steps on to the beach.

In­side, there are six bed­rooms and the house cov­ers 5,500sq ft. There is a spa­cious kitchen with a huge four-oven Aga, a dou­ble-height stu­dio and a gar­den room that opens out on to a ter­race. Agent: Sav­ills (01872 243200; sav­ills.com)

Charlestown St Austell Price: £595,000

This three-bed­room Ge­or­gian house over­looks the work­ing har­bour of Charleston, which is a Unesco World Her­itage Site and a pop­u­lar film­ing lo­ca­tion for films and tele­vi­sion shows such as Poldark.

The cream-painted house has views both across and down the es­tu­ary to the sea. In­side, French doors open on to the rear court­yard.

There is also a large walled front gar­den that catches the evening sun. Agent: Sav­ills (01872 243200; sav­ills.com)

Per­ranuth­noe Pen­zance Price: £1.25mil­lion

Sit­ting on a cliff top over­look­ing the rock­ing waves of the At­lantic Ocean is this re­cently re­fur­bished fourbed­room house.

Nearby are some of the county’s best beaches, such as Praa Sands and Loe Bar, and to the east of the house is a dra­matic gran­ite out­crop,

The Wharf St Ives Price: £450,000

Hob­blers House sits in the heart of St Ives, with views across the town’s har­bour.

The house is split into two sep­a­rate flats, and both can be bought for £900,000. It would make a great in­vest­ment as a hol­i­day let or a sec­ond home.

Each flat has two bed­rooms, ar­ranged over two floors. They both have an open-plan liv­ing/din­ing area, with a big win­dows, wooden floors, and brand new kitchens. The up­stairs flat also has a sky­light, which makes it bright and airy. Agent: Miller­son (01736 798833; miller­son.com) with farm­land sur­round­ing it. Nearly ev­ery room has sea views, and out­side is a ter­race that traps the evening sun.

In win­ter the heat is kept in with in­su­lat­ing cur­tains and a wood burner. There is also a twobed­room de­tached cot­tage and a stu­dio, which could be turned into an artist’s re­treat. Agent: Sav­ills (01872 243200; sav­ills.com)

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