Homes built into a green hillside above the sea

Amazing waterside homes for sale right now

Have you been dreaming of the best ways to stay cool this summer, beyond the whir of a desk fan?

What better way to combat the heat than in a gently-breezy waterside spot. So whether you’d be rolling up your trousers for an ankle-deep paddle, taking a long swim through the surf, or staying on dry land to take in the inspiring panoramas: we’ve rounded up some homes for sale with incredible sea views and lakeside vistas to boot.

From houses set along stretching coastlines, to lakeside homes with the gentle lap of the water in earshot, take a look at these homes next to water.

Saint Lawrence, Isle of Wight

A serene lake house on the Isle of Wight, this award-winning home is the epitome of tranquility set amid the glass-still water. An incredible 2-acre garden is filled with raised beds, rainbow-coloured perennials and topiary hedging, as well as an entertaining area filled with tropical plants. Swap the magic of the lake for the invigorating crash of the surf, with the coastline just a couple of minutes away.

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Portree, Isle of Skye

Found on the Isle of Skye, this four-bedroom home sits right on the waterfront in Portree and offers stunning views over the Old Man of Storr. The terraced garden has various levels for enjoying the water from different vantage points, and a private slipway with its own boat mooring. The home has an energy efficiency rating of B, and has solar panels installed.

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Meanporth, Cornwall

This jaw-dropping six-bedroom home in Cornwall sits footsteps from the white sands of Maenporth Beach. A large elevated viewing platform is the perfect spot to enjoy uninterrupted views out onto the water, while the open plan living space has bi-fold doors that open out to frame expansive coastal panoramas. The home has a heat pump, solar panels and triple glazing, and an energy efficiency rating of B.

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Folkestone, Kent

Positioned just outside the village of Sandgate, this show-stopping townhouse blends a glossy, light-filled interior with its lush garden and incredible coastal views. A private gate and steps lead directly down onto the beach, and there is also a communal pool for residents’ use.

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Laxey, Isle of Man

Built into the hillside, this incredible 5-bed home on the Isle of Man is elevated above the water, and offers spellbinding views of the surrounding greenery and ocean. Offsetting the glossy, modern interior, multiple balconies offer different vantage points across the incredible seascape beyond. Plus, the indoor entertaining space has expansive windows that frame uninterrupted views of the water.

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Ramsgate, Kent

Built into Ramsgate’s cliffs, this incredible Grade II-listed home is found on the edge of the peaceful marina. There is an east-facing patio for sunrise morning coffees, while indoors there is a unique games room making use of the original caving system. A striking double-height lounge with towering glass doors, framing views of the ocean.

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Halifax, West Yorkshire

This unique former mill in Halifax has been transformed into a beautiful three-bedroom penthouse. Impressive original features include the original mill turret, where you’ll find the main bedroom, and exposed brickwork and portholes. As well as a decked terrace that overlooks the water, there is a on-site leisure suite for use by residents.

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Emsworth, Hampshire

A beautiful home with far-reaching views of the marina, the aptly-named Harbourside is found just moments from the water. Multiple outdoor entertaining spaces are dotted throughout the half-acre grounds, and an oasis-style section of the garden makes for the ultimate zen-retreat. Find glossy interiors inside, as well as large windows that frame views of the grounds and beyond.

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The header image for this article was provided courtesy of Savills, Wilmslow.

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