The coast is calling – this historic town boasts golden sands, seafront living, and an array of happily affordable homes
Many of us dream of living by the sea, but with so much gorgeous coastline on offer in the UK, it’s hard to pick the ideal town.
Well, why not Weymouth? The historic town in Dorset is quieter than more cosmopolitan areas like Brighton, but with plenty going on to entertain all ages, it’s a serious contender for a home by the shore.
Neighbouring Bournemouth has a beach and Poole has a harbour, but good old Weymouth is blessed with both!
One of the diamonds along the Jurassic shoreline, Weymouth has been voted the best beach in the UK by TripAdvisor and with golden sands and shallow waters, it’s little wonder why.
Expect all the usual seaside staples, such as donkey rides, beach volleyball and numerous sailing events, as well as a thriving live music scene and impressive culinary offerings, including crab for sale in the harbour – you don't get fresher than that!
So, where to buy? Head to the Esplanade for some rather attractive Regency and Victorian townhouses, while on the avenues around Melcombe Regis you'll find plenty of gorgeous villas.
With an average house price of £252,256, this seaside town is an affordable place to put down sticks. Here are some of our favourite homes looking for new owners right now…
Two-bedroom cottage, Upwey, £240,000
This charming little cottage on the outskirts of Weymouth is an ideal opportunity for couples looking to make their mark on a place.
A beautifully presented home, you'll find a feature fireplace in the cosy lounge as well as light oak floors laid throughout. Downstairs are two reception rooms, a sweet kitchen and the family bathroom, while upstairs are two characterful bedrooms.
To the rear of the home, there’s a low-maintenance garden, ideal if you don’t have much time to keep the weeds in check.
From the cottage, you'll find an array of pubs in easy reach (always a plus!) along with several scenic walking routes.
On the market from £240,000 with Goadsby.
Three-bedroom house, Sutton Poyntz, £450,000
Tucked away in the picturesque village of Sutton Poyntz, this sprawling home has been modernised to striking effect by the current owners.
From the front door, the hallway opens out to an impressive, country-style kitchen with a Belfast sink and double oven. Next door, the large sitting room has an attractive feature fireplace in the corner, along with ample space for the whole family.
Upstairs the delightful master suite offers a generous dressing room with a gorgeous view of the garden, while two more bedrooms and a family bathroom are also located on this floor.
Ideally located for those looking for a thriving community, the village is centred around a popular pub and a pretty duck pond.
On Rightmove from £450,000.
Four-bedroom house, Wyke Regis, £650,000
Be still our beating hearts! This impeccably decorated character property in Wyke Regis is screaming our name.
Set just off the beaten track and with secure parking (plus electric gates, don’t ya know?), the home is approached via steps and a shrub-lined path through the walled front garden.
Outside, a well-placed patio is perfect for dining alfresco, while the timber decking offers an alternative entertainment area. Bifolding doors connect the outdoor spaces to the open-plan kitchen, featuring stunning grey units.
The dining room boasts ceiling details that make our hearts sing, along with a gorgeous tiled fireplace with a marble surround. This fine family home truly is bringing all of our Pinterest dreams to life.
A further highlight is the wonderfully light garden room, which also has access to a plant room, utility, laundry and orangery. Still need convincing? You can enjoy sea views from nearly every room!
On the market from £650,000 with DOMVS.
Five-bedroom family house, Melcombe Avenue, £975,000
Here’s a beautiful family home, just yards from the beach at Greenhill and less than a mile from the town centre.
Approached via a long drive, the property is set back from the main road and occupies a plot of just under half an acre.
The interior is immaculate and comprises a welcoming entrance hall, study space, cloakroom and an open-plan living area with a sitting room to the front and a spacious drawing room to the rear, overlooking the garden.
Flooded with natural light, the modern orangery is a highlight of the home – and an ideal place to entertain small groups or enjoy your afternoon cuppa! The dining room provides a more formal place to eat, while the eat-in kitchen is great for quick family meals.
With five bedrooms and four bathrooms, there's plenty of space for family and visitors, while outside a double garage provides a versatile first-floor studio.
On the market for £975,000 with Symonds & Sampson.
4-bedroom house, Upwey, £1,800,000
Now for the crème de la crème! This award-winning, contemporary home is designed to exacting details and really does take your breath away.
Its stunning design seamlessly blends the outside with the inside to create a sense of space and light. The main house is arranged over two levels, with the ground floor opening out to a decked terrace, while the first floor benefits from a balcony overlooking the landscaped gardens.
The most striking feature of the property is, without question, the spectacular 2,000 square-foot atrium that sits at the heart of the home. Of note too is the stylish double-sided fireplace place – perfect for cosy nights in. Also on the ground floor, you'll find a snug, family room and study, together with a cloakroom and kitchen.
A circular staircase rises to the first-floor gallery, leading off to four bedrooms – including a rather enchanting turret room – each with its own bathroom. If you're after guest accommodation, there’s also a curved one-bed annexe adjacent to the main house.
As if that wasn't enough, the cherry on the cake of this incredible home has to be the sizeable indoor swimming pool that can be enjoyed all year round. Race you to the pool!
On the market with DOMVS for £1,800,000.
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