Beside the Sea - Showcase Collection

Accommodation, Coastal, Showcase Collection

Posted by Kate A on 16th October 2020

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Lazy mornings watching foaming waves from under the covers, stepping out on invigorating coastal rambles along sweeping sands and lofty clifftops, and enjoying al fresco suppers amidst the gentle sea breeze; you can look forward to the ultimate staycation in our exclusive portfolio of holiday cottages Beside the Sea. Part of our Showcase Collection, after salty adventures and sand-in-toes fun along the beautiful coastline of the UK, these unique properties offer a sanctuary in which to unwind. Whether gazing at glassy seas over breakfast or watching wild Atlantic storms fireside over dinner, you can drink in the ever-changing sea views from dawn until dusk in our special selection of coastal retreats.

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Maggies Den, Craster, Northumberland

Nestled on the water’s edge of Craster’s picture-postcard harbour, this luxury self-catering retreat for families is one of Northumberland’s best-kept secrets. Start your day watching fishermen launching their salt-weathered boats into the sea before a breakfast of local kippers, smoked over an oak fire, in the fishing village’s traditional smokehouse. On balmy summer days, throw open the French doors to welcome the sounds of the bustling harbour while the kids spy sailing boats drifting by; on cool winter evenings, snuggle up by the crackling wood burner to storm watch from the comfort of the sofa.

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The Dell, Whitsand Bay, Cornwall

Studded onto Tregonhawke Cliff, with azure waves crashing below and kittiwakes swirling overhead, this luxury beach lodge is an unrivalled escape for couples. Beneath its wooden cladding, a sumptuous studio-style interior provides a cosy space in which to sit back and watch the ocean, warmed by the glowing wood burner. Outside, a glass-fronted decked terrace flaunts uninterrupted panoramic vistas over the soft, golden sands of Whitsand Bay. From dolphin spotting in the summertime to watching striking seascapes rolling towards the horizon in winter, the soothing hot tub offers the most remarkable vantage point for gazing over this ‘forgotten corner’ of Cornwall.

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Bonny Blink Cottage, Seaview, Isle of Wight

With crystal-clear cerulean waters lapping the sparkling sands of Seaview Beach below, this Isle of Wight beachfront beauty is a haven for small groups. After dreamy summer days spent swimming, snorkelling, and surfing in the turquoise sea, throw some fish on the BBQ and bathe in the glow of a crimson sky. Just as magical in winter, you can look forward to blustery wanders along the shoreline before hibernating inside by the open fire. Three enormous sets of French doors give way to cinematic coastal panoramas come rain or shine; lounge on the sofas to watch white-sailed yachts drift lazily on the horizon by day, and stars twinkle over a stormy sea by night.

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Cape Cove, Cove, Argyll and Bute

Perched above a rocky cove with snow-capped mountain scenery to the front, fragrant pine forests to the back, and a warm, bubbling hot tub from which to enjoy it all, you won’t find a spot much more inspirational than this. Let the glistening Loch Long and the Firth of Clyde become your playground at this waterfront house in the Highlands, with private beach and jetty. Beautifully framing the dramatic seascapes through seamless glass walls, the luxurious interiors blur the boundary between inside and out, giving the illusion of walking on water. Spend leisurely mornings watching porpoises and seals playing in the surf, and blissful evenings toasting marshmallows on the outdoor fire pit.

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Beach 221, Whitstable, Kent

Slip into laidback coastal living in this chic loft-style beach house in Kent, designed with intimate retreats in mind. After a peaceful slumber, helped by a dose of sea air, you can wake to the hypnotic sound of the waves lapping the pebble shore of Seasalter Beach. Pour a mug of coffee and head into the open-plan living area with its enormous glass wall which spills onto the seafront veranda – this is an idyllic place to sit for a while, letting the ebb and flow of the tide ease the mind. Later, you can take a 2-mile wander along the beach to Whitstable for fish and chips by the harbour.

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Cliff House, Torcross, Devon

Exhilarating coastal walks, thrilling water sports, and 3 miles of shingle beach are only 69 steps away from this extraordinary cliffside getaway in Devon. Peering over the sweeping shoreline of Slapton Sands, this showstopper boasts mesmerising sea views from the moment you rise. On hazy sun-drenched afternoons let the salty breeze wash over you as you relax in the Mediterranean-style garden with outdoor bar area, BBQ, and the vast blue ocean splayed out before you. And as day turns into night, the wood-fired hot tub is the perfect place to sit back and watch vibrant sunsets colouring the sky.

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Curated for lovers of golden sands, luminous sunsets, and a heavenly sea breeze, our Showcase Collection: Beside the Sea promises a holiday in the UK to remember. Which of our stunning coastal cottages will entice you to stay?

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