Banish those winter blues and start your countdown to summer with our guide to what makes a holiday drenched in sunshine, that extra bit fabulous.
- A villa with a view
What could be better than a summer in your very own luxury Cornish villa? If the chic interior alone doesn’t wow you, then the spectacular sea views from every angle most certainly will…and did we mention that gorgeous hot tub? The perfect combination of style and setting is exactly what Spindrift in Praa Sands offers, and we love the thought of sipping caipirinhas on the deck while watching the sun set fire to the evening sky.
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2. Countryside to beach in minutes
Flip flops and sarongs aren’t usually the first things that spring to mind when you think of a rural escape, but Mowhay Barn in Padstow is every inch the summer retreat. Set within stunning landscaped grounds just minutes from the beach, this beautiful home has airy rooms and sumptuous furnishings with tons of light-filled space for the whole family to come together in. An enormous terrace makes the perfect suntrap for alfresco suppers, and the secluded summer house designed to feel like a modern beach hut, offers a tranquil place to catch up on your favourite book.
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3. Perfect for sandy paws
It’s a dog’s life. Or is it? The answer is a resounding yes if you’re a pooch lucky enough to be whisked away to one of these gorgeous lodges near Saunton Sands. Ideal for couples with their canine companions in tow, Great Field Lodges with their duck egg blue cladding and wraparound terraces, are reminiscent of a stylish beach resort in the Hamptons. Just minutes from one of North Devon’s most fantastic dog-friendly beaches, the lodges feature superb master bedrooms and open plan living. Sunny patios and bubbling hot tubs overlook the landscaped gardens, and we imagine that even the most industrious of guests will find themselves relaxing straightaway.
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4. Take a dip…ocean, pool or hot tub
If you’re looking for holiday home that has all the ingredients of a summer pick-me-up, Halula Beach House is it! Hip and happy, this holiday home with all of its feel-good charm isn’t shy on luxury, and being just a stroll from the fabulous Fistral Beach in Newquay means days can be spent soaking up the sun in style. Behind its colourful decor is a thoughtfully designed space that’s packed with features aimed at keeping every member of the family relaxed and/or entertained. Two large-screen TVs with full Sky package make movie nights possible while ten fabulous bedrooms invite nights of long, deep sleep. To top things off, there’s an amazing outdoor space complete with colourful beanbags, sun loungers and a covered bar, so after a day of sunbathing or surfing you can fling yourself into the swimming pool or ease into the hot tub for a blissful post-beach soak.
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5. On a path to the beach
Barbecues and bubbly in the dunes? Well almost. Beachcomber hunkers down in a gorgeous spot on a path that leads right down to Holywell Bay. With sand dunes literally on the doorstep and more than one balcony from which to take in those blissful sea views, it’s a little slice of the laid-back Newquay we all need to sample. When you’re not frolicking down on the beach you can ease into the bright, spacious bedrooms and modern living areas of the house, while the ample outdoor space invites afternoon barbecues, games of frisbee and sunset drinks.
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Larah Walker – Marketing Executive at Luxury Coastal
I was born in South Africa and spent most of my life in the western Cape before relocating to Torbay 10 years ago. I love to travel, write, cook (my favourite books to read are recipe books), and paint; but prefer nothing more than simply spending time with my amazing family.