Hello Philippa hope your well
I am a rightmove addict and to be honest unless you have a load of money the south coast where we live also will not fulfil your needs.
We looked at buying land, having a smallholding or buying a large piece of land with a mooring attached and living on a houseboat but it all came to nothing. The councils on the south coast are incredibly strict and will make your life a misery with their rules and regulations.
If you want somewhere with loads of land you really need to be looking at places like Powys or Cornwall.
Hello flumpy.....still suffering I'm afraid
Will email you
Norfolk also can get land up there fairly cheaply still.
Dove ..... pansyface ........ Busy-Lizzie ........ just imagine these houses when they'd been newly built ....... how proud their owners must've been. How productive the lands might have been ....... It's sad to see them in the state they are now ......
I found this site which may be of some use. In fact I feel like moving now looking at some of these
And you might find this thread interesting
Wonky could tell you more
https://www.onthemarket.com/for-sale/smallholding/uk/ I couldn't get that to work so try this.
Some of them are gorgeous, but most are in Wales, none on the English south coast.
We moved to NW Devon 4 years ago. We started looking at W Somerset and just kept moving west and north until we found what we wanted.
I'd love a sea view, but they're not only very pricey, but limiting, in these parts 10 miles from atlantic, on what you can grow.
We're about 10 miles inland so cheaper and more sheltered, although we do get salt on the windows after a gale.
It's worth noting that some smallholdings have an 'Agricultural Tie' which will carry planning restrictions - explanation here http://www.smallholder.co.uk/news/927312.revealed_how_to_buy_a_cutprice_smallholding/