The best homes you can buy on the coast
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)