For many of us, a view of the sea is as good as it gets. And these spectacular coastal charmers, complete with clifftop views and private steps to the beach, show us exactly why homes in these top seaside spots are more popular than ever.
This six-bedroom home is set amongst three acres of grounds. Currently a large family home, Clift Hill has potential to make a B&B or countryside retreat, subject to change of use permissions.
This Grade II-listed three-bedroom home is situated on a private road, just a short walk from the sandy beaches of Frinton-on-Sea.
Less than five miles from Malmesbury, this four-bedroom cottage comes with equestrian facilities and gardens that extend to approximately three acres.
Spanning three storeys, this late-Victorian five-bedroom farmhouse is a spacious family home with a modern interior and B&B potential.
With an original church arch, this triplex one-bedroom church conversion has a light, spacious, feel and comes with a secure off-street parking space.
This recently-refurbished three-bedroom home has bi-folding doors that lead out to a decked seating area - ideal for alfresco dining this summer.
Well-located for coastal walks and popular restaurants, this detached four-bedroom home offers views over farmland, to the Solent, the Purbecks and Bournemouth.
If you love high ceilings, school conversions like this one are bang on the money. This two-bedroom flat is minutes from Burgess Park and the foodie haven at Borough Market.
Set within a church conversion in Bermondsey, this two-bedroom maisonette combines existing features, such as original arches and brickwork, with a contemporary finish.
This four-bedroom Edwardian home offers a combination of original features and contemporary design after a renovation by the current owners.
This six-bedroom home in Cheshire comes with a cinema, gym and sauna, an indoor swimming pool and, of course, a football pitch...
House share rents are now topping £1,000 a month in some parts of the capital, but there are still areas where rooms can be found for about £500 a month - you just have to know where to look...
Oscar-winning actress Julianne Moore is selling her home in New York’s East Hampton for £2.2 million.
Head to this once-gritty part of north-west London to find the cool bars, cafés and smart period homes that are a magnet for pop stars and footballers, arty professionals and City workers.
For a quick commute, good schools and extra space, head down the Hastings line.
New figures reveal the region where house prices are rising faster than London.
Architect Ralf Eikelberg found an over-divided and cramped Sixties house in Ham and created an open-plan and flexible family home.
New and more relaxed planning rules will make it easier for developers to build on smaller sites. One way to avoid a development free-for-all in popular districts is for local council's to give them conservation status.
In reverse order, starting with Lambeth, here are the capital's top 10 prime boroughs...
As Londoners are pushed further from the capital’s centre in search of homes they can afford, Zone 4 has become the budget frontier.
If you lust after a Cotswold stone cottage, here’s how to find the best-value towns with good transport links.
Take a tour: the Beverly Hills mansion that Madonna shared with Guy Richie from 2003 to 2012 is back on the market.
RenovationsTo avoid DIY disasters, planning is key. Don’t even think about picking up that paintbrush until you’ve read our tips from the expert...
Here's the chance for fans of Benedict Cumberbatch can stay in the Grade II-listed home in which he filmed scenes for TV series Sherlock.
Fast journeys to work and good-value property are leading first-time buyers to target homes close to Underground stations in Zones 3 and 4. We reveal the top 10 Tube stops that are in highest demand...
The east-west Crossrail line is set to slash journey times - and the rail route is already creating homes hotspots and boosting property prices along the way.
Described as a "world first", a 90ft-long “sky pool” that floats in the air is the latest show stopper at Nine Elms, the capital's new riverside district beside Battersea Power Station
Lee Thornley built his own barge to live on when he couldn’t afford London house prices. It works so well he’s making them to sell.
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Property newsMore of the value of your home could be left to your children tax-free. Here's why inheritance tax is now a bit less taxing...
Property pricesA new report reveals the top 10 fastest-rising boroughs in London. Newham has fallen from first to third place for the first time this year as two new areas take the top spot...
Property newsNew research reveals the historic market town of Lewes outdid Brighton to top the list for property growth.
Property newsThe capital's aspiring Grand Designers have received a boost from the Mayor as a new initiative launches to help Londoners to find plots of land - and get expert guidance with their builds.
Property pricesWe reveal the top 10 most affordable commuter towns north of London, where the average price of buying a home starts at £160,425.
Property newsTens of thousands of new waterside homes are in the pipeline as more people live east than west of London Bridge - and river buses are make the commute easy.
Property newsTOWIE raised its profile, and now Crossrail is set to boost this north-east London spot where families and savvy investors are busy snapping up homes.
Property newsThe six-bedroom home on Martha’s Vineyard’s Gold Coast, where the US President stayed with his family in 2013 and is thought to be returning to for his forthcoming summer holiday, is for sale
Property newsLondon's Open House Weekend is so popular you have to take part in a ballot to be granted access to the top sites — 10 Downing Street, BT Tower and the London Eye. But more than 700 other buildings are included in this year’s architecture-fest...
Property newsA prototype of a micro house has been bought at auction by a London resident. Could this spark the development of a new student homes scheme in the capital?
Property newsThis seven-acre island in Central America costs less than the price of an average one-bedroom flat in the capital...
Property newsThe first homes at Olympic Park village sold out fast off-plan, so buyer’s will need to be quick to reserve a home in one of east London’s hot new sporty neighbourhoods.
Our homeAn architect and his wife needed all their planning and presentation skills to win round objectors and build their dream home....
Property newsA proposal for the location of the affordable homes at Battersea Power Station is likely to ignite the "poor door" debate as new plans place them away from the luxury housing scheme.
Property newsLight, modern and free of bills — it’s no wonder Huf Haus eco-homes are motoring.
Area guideParents looking to give their children the best start in life will find these commuter towns have homes that offer more space for their money and a choice of very good schools.
Property newsTwo derelict council houses in Southwark snapped up by a property investor in 2013 are set to sell for more than £3 million each.
Property newsBritain's top postcodes for million-pound houses are in London and Surrey, according to a new report.
Property pricesHalf of the top 10 most expensive British towns in which to buy a home are in Surrey, according to a new report that highlights the continual rise of the South-East.
Property newsKent's market towns have good commuter links and schools that have been tempting London home buyers in large numbers. High demand is boosting house prices, but we've found two emerging property hotspots where prices are still cheaper...
This converted grade II-listed Victorian water tower is now a three-bedroom home, offering imaginative accommodation over three floors that are connected by an American Oak spiral staircase.
<p>Set on a landscaped plot, this light and airy four-bedroom home comes with a log burner in the lounge, a fitted kitchen and an open-plan ground-floor layout. </p>
<p>This three-bedroom house is situated in a quiet mews and set over three floors. Features include glazed staircases and high ceilings.</p>
A former gate lodge to Monkhams Hall Estate, this three-bedroom grade II-listed home is circular in design with a single storey extension to the rear.
Set over three storeys, this two-bedroom townhouse has high ceilings, arched windows, exposed beams and original church doors.