Sunset boulevards
As we enter autumn, we are reminded that the summer is not eternal. The sun hangs lower in the sky, the days are getting shorter and an extra layer is now necessary when we spend time outside in the evenings. However, this time of year remains special, with glorious autumnal sunrises and sunsets to enjoy while the weather is still warm enough to enjoy time outdoors. Britains iconic coasts and secret beaches provide the most picturesque locations, from which to take in these scenes, with the special quality of light inspiring many artists throughout the years. With the mellow mists of autumn approaching, we have chosen a selection of our favourite seafront properties, which offer the ideal vantage point to observe this idyllic change in the seasons. Smugglers Cottage, in Smugglers Cove, Cornwall, is a stunning property situated directly on the water and nestled away in a sheltered cove. It consists of a winter and summer cottage both with breath-taking views that extend out to sea and across the bay to the nearby fishing port of Portreath. Both cottages are modern, cool and cosy and draw in an extraordinary amount of natural light, making this property the perfect seaside get-away, regardless of the time of year. With a combined total of seven bedrooms, a kitchen, two large terraces, a workshop and six reception rooms, Smugglers Cottage makes for the ideal house to host friends and family. The property is on the market at a guide price of 3,000,000 with our Truro office (tel.: 01872 261160). For more information please click here. Tamarisk, a five bedroom house in Aldwick, West Sussex, draws on colonial influences, evoking the setting of a Caribbean plantation. In beautifully landscaped gardens, with a large beachfront terrace for entertaining, just metres from the sea, Tamarisk is the perfect spot for hosting late summer barbecues and entertaining guests. With large French windows in every sea-facing room, modern dcor and bleached oak floors, the house remains light at all times of the year, perfect for summer and as a winter retreat. The property is on the market at a guide price of 1,650,000 with our Chichester office (tel.: 01243 786316). For more information please click here. Torquay rose to prominence during the Victorian era and was christened the English Riviera as a result of its warm climate and a long list of notable clientele and British nobility. If there was ever a symbol of Victorian pomp, splendour and indulgence, it could be represented by this Grade-II listed property. With a splendid central staircase, lavish gardens, grand fireplaces and a conservatory, Wylam House is definitely for those looking for a flavour of nostalgia. Despite its heritage, the house is fitted with a modern kitchen and luxury bathrooms to cater for 21st century comforts. The house has six bedrooms, a drawing room, media room and a total of about 1.5 acres of land. The property is on the market at a guide price of 1,850,000 with our Exeter office (tel.: 01392 214222). For more information please click here. Undercliff House is a stunning detached Victorian period property in the bustling, historic town of Sandford, Kent. Boasting splendid vistas of the English channel towards France and an indoor swimming pool, modern dcor and spacious gardens, Undercliff house would be the perfect spot to get away to for a week, or relocate to permanently. There are six bedrooms, six bathrooms, a games/cinema room and a gymnasium. The property is on the market at a guide price of 1,850,000 with our Canterbury office (tel.: 01227 781600). For more information please click here.