Coasts with the most

Homes by the sea have never been so pop­u­lar, nor the choice so wide. Caro­line McGhie wades in with her top 10

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9 Nant­mawr Farm, Cardi­gan Bay

Nant­mawr’s seven-bed­room farm­house comes with a twobed­room bun­ga­low, per­fect for hol­i­day lets, a Dutch barn and work­shops, and 40 acres of pas­ture, which run down to private sea ac­cess. It is flanked by Na­tional Trust wildlife re­serves that are havens for At­lantic seals and bot­tlenose dol­phins. Sav­ills (01285 627559) is ask­ing £925,000.

10 Skel­mor­lie Cas­tle, Ayr­shire

This ba­ro­nial pile com­prises a twobed­room keep with lofts, a three­bed­room care­taker’s flat, two more two-bed­room flats, a twobed­room gar­den cot­tage, a three­bed­room mews, a three-bed­room tur­ret and 28 acres of wood­land, for­mal and kitchen gar­dens. Think of it as your own per­sonal vil­lage. Strutt & Parker (0141 225 3880) is ask­ing £2.5 mil­lion.

Join the celebs in the lo­cal mil­lion­aires’ row where DJ Fat­boy Slim, his wife Zoe Ball and ac­tor Nick Berry (of EastEn­ders and Heart­beat) hang their hats. A fourbed­room house is for sale here, an orig­i­nal built by the owner’s grand­fa­ther in the early...

“It was a herb farm, so there are still lots of herbs in the gar­den. There are 180-de­gree views over the sea and no neigh­bours be­cause we are sur­rounded by Na­tional Trust land,” says Lucy Thorp, who bought and re­stored the house three years ago with...

This charm­ing, Ital­ianate house on the seafront was built by Sir Robert Har­land as “an oc­ca­sional marine res­i­dence” for his home­sick wife in the 1840s. It has all the lux­ury of high­Vic­to­rian Eng­land, with ma­hogany doors and mar­ble fire­places in the...

This new house on the cliffs near Kings­bridge has four bed­rooms, a sun ter­race, a work­shop, oak floors, un­der­floor heat­ing and spe­cial, ecofriendl­y glaz­ing. You can see dol­phins and seals at play, and look across to Big­bury Bay, Burgh Is­land and...

Imag­ine be­ing able to live in a con­verted grain store be­side the rustling reed beds of the Suf­folk coast, to hear the rare bit­tern in spring and to slip across to the con­cert hall and hear mu­si­cal won­ders per­formed at the Alde­burgh Fes­ti­val, set up and...

This prop­erty, on the spec­tac­u­lar Juras­sic Coast, would best suit a shedlov­ing fos­sil hunter. A sim­ple black shiplap-clad chalet, this has a shower, lava­tory, kitchen and a peace­ful bed­room with views of the sea. The sit­ting room over­looks Mon­mouth...

A two-bed­room prop­erty in need of up­dat­ing at Beesands on Start Bay, it ben­e­fits from a fab­u­lous lo­ca­tion right on the mile-long shin­gle beach, which is backed by a fresh­wa­ter lake where the houses are pro­tected by a sea wall. Marc­hand Petit (01548...

This can lay claim to be­ing the last farm in Bri­tain, just be­fore Land’s End, and borders some of the most dra­matic cliffs and sea-blasted reefs in the coun­try. To­day it is an eques­trian cen­tre for the rugged and ro­man­tic, with a four-bed­room farm­house...

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