In Devon and Cornwall we are well used to certain properties commanding extreme prices. When that home is almost on the beach that price can go into the stratosphere and in one instance last week such a house for sale became the subject of a media story. This particular property is directly overlooking the lovely white sand of Porthmeor Beach at St Ives in the far west of Cornwall. Here then we have a two bed roomed semidetached house whose main aspect is north west. It is accessed up a longish staircase from a courtyard at the rear. There are balconies front and rear but each of these are for the two halves of the semi with a dividing rail in the middle. Thus you are not getting any degree of privacy when your neighbour is taking the sun. From the lower ground floor (garage level) it's possible to walk straight onto the beach, but watch out for rising sea levels if climate change takes hold!
The Estate Agent particulars are here if you are interested. Oh, and I almost forgot - the price for this 'des res' is a cool £1 million!!