6 amazing Devon houses next to the beach
The Devon coastline is teeming with beauty spots, from secluded pebble coves to long stretches of golden sand. Some of the county’s best homes are positioned to make the most of the views – and access.
If you are someone who likes to have your feet in the sand, here is our selection of houses for you:
2 Sunnydale, Beesands, Kingsbridge, £ 550,000
Beesands was once a thriving fishing village; the old fishermen’s houses are still scattered along the main street, which runs along the kilometer of pebble beach. 2 Sunnydale is one of them and, as you might suppose, has stunning sea views. Arranged over three floors, it has 3 to 5 bedrooms, a modern kitchen, parking and of an outbuilding with development potential. It also has a rental history established through Airbnb. This charming community also has a freshwater lake and bird sanctuary, surrounded by rolling countryside just off the Southwest Coastal Path. Grab a bite to eat at the Cricket Inn or Britannia At The Beach.
Agents: Marchand Petit, Kingsbridge, 01548 857 588, www.marchandpetit.co.uk
Bar Lodge, Sharpitor, Salcombe, OIEO £ 2million
This home actually comes with its own private beach. Bar Lodge is an iconic Edwardian house, perched on top of a cliff at the mouth of the Salcombe Estuary. It has mesmerizing views and will in turn be recognized by sailors who frequent these sheltered waters. Built in 1902, this villa has a kitchen / living room, a bedroom and a powder room on the ground floor, three bedrooms upstairs and a large family bathroom. The lower ground floor could serve as an annex, with its own kitchen, living room, dining room and shower room. There are lovely terraces and gardens, with a range of coastal shrubs and flowers. You can access your beach at low tide; it has a natural swimming pool.
Agents: Savills, Exeter, 01392 455 755, www.savills.com
Salted dog, Warren Road, Torquay, £ 325,000
Walk out the door in flip flops carrying a towel to this awesome two bedroom apartment with panoramic sea views. On Warren Road in Torquay, it is well placed for beach, harbor and waterfront access. built has a spacious entrance hall with storage, a kitchen with bright white units and built-in appliances, two double bedrooms and a family bathroom. Best of all is the private balcony with space for a table and chairs, perfect for gazing out over the water with a cocktail in hand.
Agents: Deer, Torquay, 01803 200160, www.cerfs.co.uk
Apartment 1, Manor House, 12 Strand, Shaldon, £ 320,000
Voted by The Times as one of the best places to live in the Southwest, Shaldon has a beautiful beach, as well as plenty of restaurants and amenities. This ground floor apartment offers lovely views of the River Teign, as well as secure parking and access to the communal gardens. At the entrance of the apartment, a bright and warm veranda. The living room has a picture window overlooking Teignmouth, and the double bedroom has fitted wardrobes. There is also a modern kitchen and a shower room. The gardens extend to the front and rear of the apartments.
Agents: Bradleys, Shaldon, 01626 873 757, www.bradleys-estate-agents.co.uk
Apartment one, at the beach, Torcross, Kingsbridge, £ 525,000
This front line coastal apartment offers panoramic views of Start Bay. It is located in the picturesque town of Torcross, at the end of a three-mile stretch of beach known as Slapton Sands. At The Beach is in the heart of the village, overlooking a freshwater lake popular with walkers and nature lovers. Inside, the apartment has a long hallway which opens onto the family shower room, three storage cupboards and a bedroom with patio door opening onto a south-facing terrace. The master bedroom has wonderful sea views from both sides and an en-suite bathroom with tub and shower. Down the hall is the open plan kitchen / dining / living room.
Agents: Chevalier Frank, Exeter, 01392 423 111, www.knightfrank.co.uk
The Reach, Salcombe, from £ 1.5million
With direct access to beautiful South Sands Beach in Salcombe, The Reach offers ten new luxury waterfront apartments that are under construction in a 1930s building. High end fixtures and fittings for these luxury apartments, including Pentangle kitchens, Kaldewei and Vado toiletries, Bose ceiling speakers, and video intercom. These charming apartments are sold one at a time.
Agents: Luscombe Maye, Salcombe, 01548 843 593, www.luscombemaye.com
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