Tuesday 1 May 2018

Two not pretty but super nice homes by the sea

Bear with me on these picks. I know they're not the prettiest of properties I've shown you, but both have a special "extra" to offer.
Starting with the three-bedroom, 'old lady gone' bungalow above and below.
It's a decent size (albeit one bedroom is a bit small) and comes with a garage and a former milking parlour in its gardens - and space to extend into or rebuild the parlour.

I love this room. Absolute 70s heaven!

What really makes this property worth a second glance however is the location. In the middle of the coastal Welsh village of Trefin and walking distance from the Pembrokeshire Coast Path and the sea.
Trefin itself is lovely - a bit of a hidden Welsh gem, and a former home of Cerys Matthews.
Cue excuse to play one of my favourite dancing songs...

I love Cery's green suit.
On the market through West wales Properties at offers over £225k. Details here and here.
My next pick is equally unpretty (it's the concrete...) and not helped by the lack of internal photos.
However, what Mill Farm House (below) lacks in looks, it makes up for in location and "extras".

The Grade B-listed farm house is just outside the Scottish coastal village of New Aberdour, about nine miles from Fraserburgh and 15 from Banff.
Like our Trefin bungalow, there are lovely coastal walking paths almost from the doorway.
However, what makes Mill Farm really special is that there's also an option to buy your own chunk of the beach - 36 acres of Aberdour beach to be exact.

The farmhouse itself is a good size - hall, sitting room, dining room (both with open fires) and kitchen downstairs. Upstairs are four large bedrooms and the bathroom.
Outside is a front garden and a rear yard and farm buildings - steadings, cattle court and store. That beach is 400 yards away.

On the market through Galbraith at offers over £185k for the farmhouse and steading. Details here and here.
The beach is on the market separately at offers over £90k, details here, or by negotiation with the farmhouse.
There's no mention of rights of way and outlets and other things that might make owning a beach less than appealing, but personally I can't see why anyone would want the house and not the beach.
But then, you all know how I feel about houses by the sea...