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Properties of the week: coastal properties for sailors

Featuring panoramic views of the sea, sheltered moorings and a sun deck

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Devon: OIEO £2m

Cliff Cottage, Galmpton

Cliff Cottage, Galmpton

Located on the River Dart, this period house with a guest cottage and self-contained apartment, has direct water access and a mooring. Sir John Gilbert, half-brother of Sir Walter Raleigh, reportedly used the outbuildings to house Armada POWs. Main suite with dressing room, 4 further beds (3 en suite), 2 receps, kitchen/breakfast room, study. 

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Dumfries and Galloway: OIEO £680,000

Owl Cote & The Bird’s Nest, Carrick Shore, Gatehouse of Fleet, Castle Douglas

Owl Cote & The Bird’s Nest, Carrick Shore, Gatehouse of Fleet, Castle Douglas

A delightful three-bed stone cottage a few yards from the shores of Carrick Bay, a lovely sandy beach with good swimming and suitable for sailing and windsurfing. This property also includes a detached self-contained one-bed annexe suite with sea views. 2 beds, family bath, kitchen/recep, parking. 

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Cornwall: £795,000

Whitehouse, Cargreen, Saltash

Whitehouse, Cargreen, Saltash

Set by the Tamar Estuary, this house combines a horticultural business (Blooming Baskets Ltd, included in the sale) with an estuary lifestyle, within easy reach of Plymouth City and Cargreen Yacht Club. 5 beds (2 en-suite), family bath, recep, kitchen/dining room, study, garage. 

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Dorset: £450,000

The Greenhouse, Eype, Bridport

The Greenhouse, Eype, Bridport

Stylish beachfront cottage with panoramic views of the sea and the surrounding Jurassic coastline and direct access to the South West Coast Path and the beach. Eype, meaning “steep hill”, is renowned as one of West Dorset’s most beautiful villages. 2 beds, family bath, open-plan living/kitchen/dining room and parking. 

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Devon: £1.5m

North Walk, Lynton

North Walk, Lynton

An attractive Grade II Georgian villa set on a cliffside with spectacular views to The Foreland over Lynmouth Bay. Set up as a boutique hotel, the property offers flexible accommoda­tion over four floors with steps leading down to the South West Coast Path, close to Lynmouth sailing club. 8-11 beds, 9 baths, 3 receps, kitchen, laundry, garden, terrace. 

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Cornwall: OIEO £450,000

Cornwall property

Mariners, Quay Road, Polperro

A Grade II 18th century seaside cottage, situated high above the waterline on the harbour wall of this picturesque fishing village, the property enjoys splendid sea views and sheltered moorings. Close to several sailing and yachting clubs. 2 suites, kitchen, sitting room, slated steps leading down to harbour level. 

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Cornwall: OIEO £765,000

The Bridge, Boscastle

The Bridge, Boscastle

An established and profitable period guest house and tea room in the heart of this beautiful National Trust harbour and fishing village. The B&B is open for ten months of the year with four guest bedrooms as well as a second-floor, self-contained, 2-bed owner’s accommodation. The popular tearoom in this “honeypot” location is open for nine months of the year. Guest house: 4 suites, dining room, kitchen, utility, flagstone courtyard. 

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Portsmouth: £3.6m

Spitbank Fort, the Solent, Southsea

Spitbank Fort, the Solent, Southsea

A unique and impressive fort that is ideal for sailors who seek the solitude of the high seas, combined with spectacular 360° sea views. The property is approached by boat and the fort features a private landing stage accessible at all levels of tide. A davit and hoist can raise smaller boats out of the water and lift supplies on board. 8 suites, staff quarters, self-contained annexe, 3 receps, sauna, terrace, cinema room. 

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Dorset: £1.3m

Rossiters Quay, Christchurch

Rossiters Quay, Christchurch

A riverside town house with an 8-metre walk-on pontoon mooring. The house is a short distance from Mudeford Harbour and Christchurch Bay, from where it is easy to navigate to Poole. Sailing from Monck’s Bay since 1891, the nearby Christchurch Yacht Club is one of the oldest in the country. Main suite, 2 further beds, family bath, recep with balcony, kitchen/dining room, utility and sun deck. 

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