Summer is a popular time for some people to think about what it would be like to live in a property near the coast, which is why we are highlighting a selection of our favourite seaside locations you may want to visit.
PR and Communications Manager Melanie would choose Robin Hoods Bay.
Thinking about summer, the idea of having a property near the coast is even more appealing and this, I think, looks the perfect place to enjoy the sunshine that should hopefully come.
It's situated in Robin Hoods Bay - a small North Yorkshire fishing village and one of my favourite seaside spots - where there is an eclectic mix of properties and, because it is surrounded by beautiful countryside, is often considered a ‘lost in time' getaway.
The property itself – with four bedrooms and ample living space – is charming with angled ceilings in many of the rooms, long level windows – with many offering spectacular views of the sea - and even beams in the living room and kitchen. The garden then boasts a patio area and summer house – again with lovely views to enjoy in the sunshine – and there’s even a workshop with its own access providing an opportunity to convert it to a holiday let so that even more seaside worshippers can enjoy the beauty of this lovely part of the Yorkshire coastline.
Raw Pasture - Robin Hoods Bay
Digital Marketing Manager Ruth chooses the Victorian/Edwardian seaside resort of Whitehead in Northern Ireland.
For many years I have lived by the sea, and I do enjoy a good seaside resort both in season and out. I would really love to live in a house, or have a holiday home, where you can just stroll out of your front gate and be right by the sea. Here’s a property which fits the bill for me. It’s in the Victorian/Edwardian seaside resort of Whitehead in Northern Ireland and is currently for sale with the Reeds Rains branch in Carrickfergus. It’s got four or five bedrooms depending on how you use the rooms, with a large and inviting kitchen and breakfast room. And of course it has easy access to the sea front promenade.
Interestingly, Whitehead is known as the “town with no streets” as none of the roads in the town are called Street – and indeed this property is on Marine Parade.
For holiday makers or residents alike, there are plenty of shops and businesses in Whitehead, and it is only about 20 miles from Belfast. For example, there’s a lovely looking wool shop (Lighthouse Yarns at the Bank House) in Whitehead which would be the ideal source of a crafting project to while away an evening by the sea. Yachting, railway and golf enthusiasts would also be well catered for in Whitehead, plus it’s the starting point for walks along the coastal paths.
Sarah from search marketing has chosen a two bedroom flat in Scarborough with view of the sea, which is a definite bonus when looking to buy on the coast.
This is located on Scarborough's North Bay in proximity to a wealth of amenities and attractions including local shops, Peasholm Park, the cricket ground, golf course, open air theatre, proposed new water park as well as Scarborough's North Bay and the beach, which is perfect for a range of buyers or investors.
Michael from the PR team chooses Bridlington.
I think Bridlington is a great seaside town as it has been a popular destination over many years for English holidays and weekend breaks. Bridlington has award-winning beaches of golden sands which stretch out on either side of the historic harbour and in the hot summer months it welcomes tourists and local families.
The beautifully designed promenades provide everything from fun-fairs to quiet spots where you can sit and watch the world, or the boats, go by.
This property is located in a prime location with scenic views over the coastal town of Bridlington. This substantial individual residence offers buyers the chance to purchase not just a great property to live in but it also offers the possibility of combining home and business under one roof. Over the last few years the property has undergone a significant programme of improvement and enlargement.
Bridlington has a range of shops, attractions and restaurants to suit most needs and the historic Old Town of Bridlington provides a fascinating contrast of a time gone by.