Scarborough has been the biggest rise in the number of holiday lets since 2018, according to BBC analysis, followed by North Devon and East Suffolk.
Savills is looking for offers over £1.75mn for The Isle of Vaila in the northernmost part of the UK. The 757-acre private island features a castellated mansion, farmhouse, cottage, watchtower, and 6.5 miles of Scottish coastline.
Sales have launched at The Residences at Mandarin Oriental Grand Cayman.
Buyer and tenant demand is still running very high in many seaside locations, but Rightmove points to a marked slow-down from the frantic activity of 2020 and 2021.
“Climate change is happening now, and its impacts will continue to worsen. Rainfall patterns are changing, causing more frequent flooding, and while we continue to protect and prepare coastal communities from rising sea levels, it is inevitable that at some point some of our communities will have to move back from the coast,” says Sir James Bevan, Chief Executive of the Environment Agency, as a new plan is launched to protect more UK homes from flooding.
Coastal homes have seen asking prices rise by 13.9% on average over the last year, outpacing the national average of 9.9%.
Another 140 branded homes are being added to the celebrity-favoured luxury Gloucestershire enclave, thanks to “unprecedented demand for homes on the main estate”.
Prime property buying agency Garrington has rated and ranked nearly 1,400 towns, cities and villages across the UK – measuring a dozen criteria ranging from green credentials and architectural beauty to crime rates and house prices, to come up with a definitive list of the best places to live in 2022.
“Riverside Manor presents a 21st Century lifestyle like no other,” says Crispin Holborow, Country Director of The Private Office at Savills. “I expect this to be one of the finest waterfront properties to come to the market this year.”
Rightmove recorded just 3% more property searches in London than in Cornwall through 2021, compared to a gap of 24% in 2020, and 49% in 2019.
“We’re going to have to keep assessing whether we can, as a whole, as a country, afford to protect different parts of the landscape,” says EA chief Emma Howard Boyd – suggesting the some communities will beed to relocate to “better places” with lower flood risks.
Bournemouth, Southampton and Brighton have been the most popular coastal locations for house hunters in 2021, according to Rightmove, while one Cornish enclave has seen average asking prices surge by 20% in 12 months.