Do you like to be beside the seaside? If the answer's yes, check out these homes that cost less than the local average asking price.
Thanks to their desirable location, properties in seaside towns typically command a premium compared to those in the surrounding area. We’ve found 10 homes in Britain’s most expensive seaside towns that come well under the typical asking price. The quiet life by the sea may be within easier reach than you thought.
Town: Sandbanks, Dorset
Average house price: £626,553
Sandbanks is renowned for its celebrity pedigree and lavish mansions, but don't let that put you off. This modern two-bedroom flat doesn’t boast sea views, but it is just a short walk from the beach and the Sandbanks ferry, which runs between Studland and Poole.
Available via Leaders
Town: Salcombe, Devon
Average house price: £577,591
This three-bedroom bungalow is on the fringes of Salcombe, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The 1970s-built home, which has gorgeous views of the rolling countryside, has been updated over the years, with a new kitchen and bathroom. There’s also potential to add onto the property with a side extension (subject to planning permission).
Available via Luscombe Maye
Town: Aldeburgh, Suffolk
Average house price: £535,872
This quaint terraced cottage could be the perfect home or a holiday bolthole. At nearly £500,000, it’s close to the average asking price. But it’s already run as a successful holiday let so there’s potential to earn some income. The house can be found at the quiet end of the high street and is only a few minutes’ walk from the beach.
Available via Best Estates
Town: Lymington, Hampshire
Average house price: £487,143
Relax by taking in the views of the boats bobbing on the river from the comfort of this charming cottage. The beautifully decorated property is set over two floors and also contains a mezzanine bedroom. It’s already £187,000 less than the average asking price for the area, plus it’s been reduced by £45,000 since it was listed.
Available via John D Wood & Co.
Town: Padstow, Cornwall
Average house price: £435,833
Although currently run as an established holiday let, this two-bedroom cottage has plenty of appeal as a permanent residence. It’s the perfect base from which to explore Padstow and it’s famed restaurants as well as the stunning Cornish beaches and the South West Coast Path.
Available via Stratton Creber
Town: Dartmouth, Devon
Average house price: £431,539
You’ll find this carefully extended and modernised 19th century cottage tucked down one of Dartmouth’s winding streets. The striking wood-clad extension houses an airy master bedroom with an ensuite bathroom, while the original part of the property includes period fireplaces, solid oak flooring and a handmade kitchen with a stainless-steel range oven.
Available via The Coastal House Ltd
Town: East Wittering, West Sussex
Average house price: £414,005
You'd never tire of sitting on the balcony with a chilled drink and listening to the sound of the waves crashing on the beach in this apartment. Both the living room and the sitting room offer sea views, while extra perks include direct beach access and a communal garden. Even better, its asking price sits well below the £414,005 average for the area.
Available via Hawkins & Smith Estate Agents
Town: Fowey, Cornwall
Average house price: £403,622
Watch the ships glide in and out of the harbour from the comfort of your own living room. This cosy two-bedroom cottage is a much-loved second home for its current owners, who carefully renovated throughout. With negotiation, furniture and other contents can also be included in the sale.
Available via May Whetter and Grose
Town: Lyme Regis, Dorset
Average house price: £397,584
This smart two-bedroom house is hidden away in a courtyard behind Lyme Regis’ main shopping street and just 250 metres from the beach. The entire house was refurbished from top to bottom in 2012, so there’s no additional costs to factor in. It’s also been run as a successful holiday let and comes fully furnished.
Available via Martin Diplock
Town: Budleigh Salterton, Devon
Average house price: £396,034
Decamp to the shingled shores of Budleigh Salterton, where you’ll find this pristine waterfront apartment with spectacular sea views. The two-bedroom, two-bathroom home is in pristine condition, so you could move in with no fuss. It's more than £100k below the average house price for the area, but it is worth noting that the lease bans it from being used for holiday lets.
Available via Wilkinson Grant & Co
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