6 of the best British homes by the sea

Categories: Lifestyle, Property

Yearning for country piles, but prefer it if you could also have access to a beach at the end of your garden? For those wanting some rest and relaxation by the riverside, let these traditional cottages and contemporary properties fulfil your inclinations to the salty air. Here are 6 of the best on the market right now:

Vanquish, Pearce Avenue, Poole

This detached 5 bedroomed property oozes the finest in luxury waterside living on the south coast. Filled with stunning and social airy spaces, it is fitted out in the most cutting edge of amenities, Italian-designed his’n’ hers wardrobes, wet room and whirlpool bath with a view out to Poole Harbour. If that wasn’t enough, it also comes with its own private mooring and boathouse. And who wouldn’t want to have letterheads with a name like ‘Vanquish’ on them.

Waterside, East Preston, West Sussex

Situated on a private estate, Waterside represents the ultimate in contemporary exclusive temporary living. With its impressive Art Deco inspired exterior, this new build features the highest specification accommodation over two floors. Three of the four bedroom suites enjoy views out to the English Channel from their balconies. Also of note is the immaculate garden, which has its own gate at the rear and provides access directly onto the beach, so you won’t even need those pool sliders.

Eaglehurst, Stanswood Road Nr Lepe Hampshire

Nestled in the New Forest and but a stone’s throw from the sea over its nine acres of land abutting the shore, is the magnificent and utterly charming Eaglehurst is seaside living at its finest. With 11 bedrooms over the main house, separate flat and two bedroomed cottage (the latter being the impressive septagonal tower), the main house features stucco work, vaulted ceilings and wall reliefs twinned with modern touches such as a exercise room, sauna and cinema. But surely you’ll be enchanted by the boats passing on The Solent in front of your house, of course.

Dove Rock, Plaidy, Cornwall

Perched on the cliff top in Plaidy near the popular fishing town of Looe, the 5-bedroomed Dove Rock commands superb sea views and benefits from immense refurbishment, generous amounts of glass and open rooms, as well as a games room and barbecue area with outdoor Sonos speakers and lighting. The manicured gardens also lead down to another surprise: its own portion of beach.

Little Salterns, Bucklers Hard, Beaulieu, Brockenhurst, Hampshire

The delightful thatched cottage of Little Salterns will please anyone with a dash of salt in their veins as it’s located a short walk from the Beaulieu River. Features 8 bedrooms with 5 reception rooms, it comes with modern appliances and facilities that are also sympathetic to this beamed property. Outside, the immaculately maintained gardens lead to a pool and tennis court. The nearby town of Buckler’s Hard also has rich links with Britain’s naval past as it was here that Nelson’s ships were built.

Creek End, Pill Lane, Feock, Truro, South Cornwall

Occupying an elevated position, Creek End has been rebuilt and extended to an exacting contemporary standard. As such, this is the perfect house for entertaining as its large kitchen area and lounges have triple aspect views over the gardens and towards the creek, as the liberal use of glass lets light flood the property. With a choice of four or 5 bedrooms, space isn’t a problem, and tranquility and privacy are guaranteed as the property is also surrounded by National Trust Trelissick Gardens.

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