Coasting to glory: unique seaside homes for sale

Paul Travers

Paul Travers

Dotted along the Kent and Sussex coastlines are a string of historic towns that are full of character and unique seaside homes. They’re also where you’ll find some of the UK’s most iconic cultural landmarks, from David Chipperfield’s Turner Gallery to the art deco masterpiece of the De La Warr Pavilion.

What started with the Down From London crowd (DFLs for short) of arty city people finding value, space and joy by the sea has become an entire coastal renaissance, reviving the original seaside spirit and adding a year-round cultural calendar to keep any urbanite happy.

Perhaps that DFL tag needs an update: anyone for a Deeply Fulfilling Life? You’ll find it with these unique seaside homes.



St Leonards Marina

unique seaside homes regency townhouse for sale st leonards

Stepping out of your front door and onto the seafront is a rare privilege, and one that can be yours at this four-storey Georgian townhouse in St Leonards. Built by none other than Decimus Burton, whose Regency villas line the streets around Regents Park in London, the house is the widest entrant in a Grade 2 listed south-facing terrace.

Much of the historic detailing has been maintained, and the generous room sizes make the house a delight to spend time in. The main living room on the first floor has no less than three fireplaces and leads onto a full-width terrace with a restored canopy looking out across the English Channel.

unique seaside homes regency townhouse for sale st leonards

£650,000 – click here to discover more



Hastings Old Town

unique seaside homes flat for sale hastings

Converted from a listed former doctor’s surgery in the Hastings Old Town Conservation Area, this two-bedroom apartment has a location on the corner of the High Street and its wonderful huddle of 18th and 19th-century coastal houses.

Inside, and covering more than 800 sq ft, you’ll find a beautifully designed and energy-efficient contemporary interior including two double bedrooms, a large bathroom with a separate tub and shower, and a huge open-plan living room and kitchen with large south-facing windows that are the biggest in the building.

unique seaside homes flat for sale hastings

£425,000 – click here to discover more




unique seaside homes victorian house for sale ramsgate

Just a seven-minute walk from Ramsgate’s Royal Esplanade, this four-storey semi-detached Victorian villa is full of spacious rooms and plenty of possibility.

With over 2,600 sq ft inside, the house works equally well as a single residence for a large family (or stretching out for singles and couples), or separated in its current form with a self-contained lower ground floor as either an annexe for a relative or an income-producing investment.

unique seaside homes victorian house for sale ramsgate

£775,000 – click here to discover more



Pegwell Bay

unique seaside homes courtstairs manor apartments ramsgate

Courtstairs Manor enjoys a sensational seascape setting beside the Pegwell Bay National Nature Reserve about a mile along the promenade from the middle of Ramsgate. This giant Victorian family home from 1875 has now been converted into just seven unique apartments along with two new terraces of houses.

The quality of craftsmanship and materials is first-rate, with great care taken to highlight the building’s original heritage while creating a wonderful collection of best-in-class contemporary homes.

Click the links to discover a 3 bedroom for £625,000, a 2 bedroom for £599,000, a 2 bedroom for £399,000, or a 1 bedroom at £299,000.




unique seaside homes flat for sale bexhill

Staring at the sea from the living room of this newly renovated third-floor apartment is pure food for the soul. The building was constructed in 1900 for fashionable Victorians to visit the newly-stylish Bexhill, and the town is being rediscovered today.

Covering 682 sq ft, the apartment has two bedrooms and a large shower room in the rear section, while a large open-plan living space runs across the full width at the front. The styling deftly blends Victorian character with muted Scandi tones and high-quality fittings including solid wood kitchen cupboards with quartz work surfaces, metro tiling with black taps in the shower room, lovingly refurbished original windows, and beautiful oak floors with extra soundproofing.

unique seaside homes flat for sale bexhill

£335,000 – click here to discover more



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