🌊 Homes by the sea

29 March 2024

The estate

Located on a leafy peninsula on the Greek island of Samos, this 10-bedroom estate comes with thriving orchards and panoramic views of the Aegean. The ensemble includes three charming villas – with a stucco finish to replicate the volcanic colours of the earth and nearby beaches – a guest house, and a variety of waterside sunspots. Samos International Airport is a one-hour drive. £7.5m.

The loft

With bustling cafes at one end of the road, and the seafront at the other, this flat is in one of Hove’s most sought-after locations. It benefits from an open-plan kitchen diner, three bedrooms, and two balconies, with decorative elements including dark wood flooring, exposed brick walls, and Victorian panelling. Brighton station is a 10-minute drive. £1.1m.

The escape

This Lochside hideaway is just south of Oban, the seafood capital of Scotland. It has six bedrooms, a large living room with superb views over Loch Feochan, as well as a log-burning stove, sun porch, and a pond. The surrounding West Coast countryside is home to otters, golden eagles, and red squirrels. Oban station is a 15-minute drive. £525,000.

The beach house

With views over the dunes of Camber Sands in East Sussex, this award-winning contemporary beach house has three bedrooms and landscaped gardens including a pergola and barbeque area. It benefits from full-height glass doors, a variety of skylights, and limed oak flooring throughout. Rye Station is a 10-minute drive. £995,000.

The farmhouse

Right in the middle of the picturesque village of Polperro, this Grade-II listed Cornish townhouse opens onto a south-facing courtyard. Two bay windows, a vast balcony, and a further stained-glass window flood the four bedrooms with natural light, while character features include beamed ceilings, wooden flooring, and a stone fireplace. Looe station is a 15-minute drive. £650,000.

The country house

A short walk from Whitstable harbour in Kent, this 1930s country house backs on to a large lawn, with fruit trees including an abundant plum, and views over the neighbouring beach. Grounds include a separate home office and studio while the main home boasts a large bay window, Scandinavian-style floorboards, and balcony. Canterbury station is a 20-minute drive. £900,000.