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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Spindrift in Praa Sands, Cornwall

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. Not the case with our beautiful Mowhay Barn in Padstow which is every inch the summer retreat. Set in stunning landscaped grounds just minutes from the beach, this home has airy rooms, sumptuous furnishings and tons of light-filled space for the whole family. An enormous terrace makes the perfect suntrap for alfresco suppers. A 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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Mowhay Barn in Padstow, Cornwall

Perfect for sandy paws

It’s a dog’s life. Or is it? The answer is a resounding yes! Especially 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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Cutterbrough, Great Field Lodges in Braunton, Devon

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 several balconies for enjoying 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. And the ample outdoor space invites afternoon barbecues, games of frisbee and sunset drinks.

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Beachcomber in Holywell Bay, Cornwall
ocean 1, newquay

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