Britain's bargain holiday homes on the sunny south coast

Owners of this property in Polperro can enjoy the tranquility of coastal life. Photo: Stratton Creber

We’d all love a little holiday home for weekend escapes to get away from the stresses of life and work in the city.

For those lucky enough to have the means of buying one, there is a wealth of property available on the market — and there’s no better place to look than the sunny south coast.

It’s a luxury, but you don’t always have to blow the budget just to buy a holiday home.

Here are some south coast properties for sale right now that could make for ideal holiday homes that won’t break the bank.

Seaford: £160,000

In the peaceful East Sussex town of Seaford, just along from the bustling seaside centre of Brighton, is this simple two-bedroom apartment with wonderful sea views. Close to the station, the centre of town, and the dramatic cliffs of the coast, this property is an ideal hub for a holiday home. And it's a bargain, too.

Boscombe: £300,000

Within this glorious converted Victorian private school is a three-bedroom apartment a short walk from the sandy beach at Boscombe, Dorset. Spacious, bathed in light, and retaining many of its original features, this gated property with parking would be a delightful weekend retreat that combines the peace of the coast with the convenience of nearby Bournemouth.

Swanage: £265,000

In Swanage, Dorset, is this cosy and quaint Grade II-listed period cottage. Nestled in the town centre, it offers a suite of local amenities and a short walk to the seaside with its translucent blue-green waters and natural attractions, such as the Purbeck Heritage Coast.

This Seaford property is an ideal hub for a holiday home. Photo: Rowland Gorringe

Brixham: £239,950

The charming fishing town of Brixham, Devon, has a resplendent three-bedroom Victorian terrace house for sale with enough room for a family or group of friends to stay comfortably. Within the town centre, the property has easy access to all the usual conveniences. It is also a brief walk to the wonderful bay with its vibrant coloured houses and bobbing boats.

Polperro: £240,000

Down in Polperro, Cornwall, is a stunning one-bedroom fisherman's cottage dripping with period character, including exposed wooden beams. Sitting by the water, owners of the property can immerse themselves in the tranquility of coastal life, and while away the days watching boats come in and out of the picturesque harbour.

Salcombe: £295,000

Ringmore Cottage is a glorious one-bedroom period property in Devon’s pretty town of Salcombe, with its narrow winding streets. The potential holiday home is near to the water and also sits within the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is close to the town centre’s pubs, restaurants, and shops.