5 Devon houses that make coastal living a dream

One in ten of us haven’t moved for the last 30 years but sometimes when you see a house that is extra-special, you may just start packing up those boxes again.

Recently, The Telegraph released their list of Britain’s 20 friendliest places to live, and not surprisingly Plymouth, Devon was sat proudly near the top at number 4.

The city in Devon is a popular tourist spot for both national and international visitors and boast many amazing sites to see – white sand beaches, plush green countryside and coastal paths, waterfront views and many activities to enjoy on both land and sea.  Residents are lucky to experience Plymouth’s breathtaking views and amazing cuisine throughout the whole year, and perhaps you could too.

These 5 Devon houses will really make you question whether you want to stay put or start dreaming of making a house a home in the Westcountry.

  1. Trinity Place, The Hoe, Plymouth
  • 4 storey townhouse
  • Historic location
  • Panoramic coastal views
  • 3 bedrooms

Occupying a historic waterfront location on the western fringe of the world famous Plymouth Hoe and within strolling distance of the foreshore, nearby Marina, City Centre, theatres, cinemas and the historic Barbican with its array of unique shops, galleries, cafes, restaurants and bars.

‘1 Trinity Place’ is a stunning four-storey townhouse which was constructed by Park Green Developments in 2005 to a contemporary design. The above average specification includes quality fitted kitchen, luxuriously appointed bathrooms, gas central heating as well as underfloor heating in areas, double-glazing and two car parking spaces within the secure underground car park. There is also a recently fitted integrated sound/speaker system.

On the market for £365,000, full property details here


  1. Riverside Cottage, Cargreen, Saltash
  • Attractive riverside property
  • Private shared slipway and quay
  • 2 double bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms (2 en-suite)
  • Panoramic views
  • Tranquil village location

‘Cargreen’ is a wonderful village, within an attractive quiet village set on the banks of the Tamar Estuary. This charming character property is arranged on two levels, enjoying panoramic views up and across the River Tamar, with direct access to a private, shared slipway and quay.

‘Cargreen’ is a delightful village on the western bank of the Tamar set within a designated area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the Parish of Landulph. Within the village there is a thriving school, a Village Hall, Anglican and Methodist churches, recreation ground, cricket club and a yacht club.

This attractive riverside home is located on the southern corner of the development enjoying panoramic views across the River Tamar an ever changing tidal estuary.


On the market for £375,000, full property details here


  1. St Maurice, Plympton, Plymouth
  • 6 bedroom Grade II listed residence
  • Additional 2 bedroom cottage
  • Original coach house
  • Walled grounds (1.25 acres)

‘St Maurice House’ is a splendid Grade II Listed, south facing, gentleman’s residence, standing within its own high walled gardens extending to some 1.25 acres with a detached coach house with coachman’s cottage, now disused, on the southern boundary.

It is difficult to put a precise date on when St Maurice House was constructed but it is believed that the main part of the current house is early 17th Century with later additions in the Queen Anne, Georgian and Victorian periods.

On the market for £900,000, full property details here


  1. Reflections, Hooe, Plymouth

  • Fantastic apartment with lake views
  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bathroom and en-suite

The Compass Point Development comprises a block of 20 apartments offering a mixture of 2 bedroom apartments. There is a variation of designs and layouts available, all of which offer en-suite facilities. The majority of apartments, have views across Hooe Lake, or Cattewater.

On the market for £239,995, full property details here


  1. The Quarterdeck, Trafalgar, The Millfields

  • Newly converted penthouse apartment
  • Historic building
  • Modern contemporary style
  • 3 double bedrooms
  • Secure landscaped walled grounds

The Millfields comprises an historic former Royal Naval Hospital occupying secure landscaped walled grounds of approximately 26 acres, less than one mile west of the City Centre not far from the fashionable Durnford Street and the waters edge with ferry connection to Cremyll and Mount Edgcumbe Park. This fascinating re-development is a designated Conservation Area administered by English Heritage featuring 24 hour security, road network and grounds maintenance. The buildings and grounds are surrounded by the original hospital wall, which provides a secure gated environment, giving total peace of mind.

‘Trafalgar’ is one of the finest and most imposing properties within the City and is without a doubt the centrepiece of the Royal Naval Hospital. ‘Trafalgar’ is being converted into a series of beautifully appointed and luxurious apartments. The elegance of this stunning 18th century building continues through into the interiors, where the historic aspects have been emphasised through the careful and considered design combining the grandeur of a bygone age with modern style and finishes to make these properties truly outstanding.

On the marketing for £550,000, full property details here

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