Look at that View - Showcase Collection

Accommodation, Showcase Collection

Posted by Kate A on 26th May 2023

Restorative retreats that celebrate the natural beauty of the UK
My Harbour View

There’s nothing quite like a room with a view; waking up, throwing back the curtains and gazing out upon leafy forests, snow-capped mountains or long, sparkling shorelines lapped by the sea. The UK abounds with natural beauty and the extraordinary cottages with a view within our Showcase Collection: Look at that view, make the most of this postcard-worthy scenery. From rural hideaways ensconced in nature to coastal escapes perched above the waves, these inspiring retreats boast some of the finest outlooks in the country.

Sydling Brook Lodge

Sydling Brook Lodge, Dorset

Tucked away within the verdant folds of Dorset’s chalk downland, this secluded fishing lodge offers a tranquil break with nature on show through every window. On a balmy day, recline in the shade of the woodland with a paperback listening to the melodic tones of the rippling lake, or cool your toes in the babbling brook that winds past the front door. As night falls, pick a cosy spot inside beside the fire or gather the blankets, light the BBQ and relax on the veranda, watching the last of the sunlight fade behind the trees.

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Bank Barn – Wreay, Lake District

Bank Barn – Wreay, Lake District

With a calming vista of emerald fields, cloud-shrouded fells and the glassy lake of Ullswater, this decadent barn conversion enjoys one of the most enviable views in the Lake District. Walk out from Bank Barn – Wreay in any direction and explore the landscapes that inspired the tales of Beatrix Potter, before returning to this private retreat to revel in the achingly beautiful surroundings. Whether curled up beside the roaring open fire inside or dining alfresco on the sunny terrace, everyone who stays here will find it impossible to take their eyes off the captivating waterscape.

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Crow's Nest Cabin

Dail Na Mara

Shepherd's Rest

Shepherd's Rest – Montgomery, Mid Wales

Mile upon mile of rolling patchwork fields provides the heart-stirring backdrop for this luxury lodge in Mid Wales. Impressive floor-to-ceiling bi-fold doors allow those inside to appreciate this pastoral landscape from dawn until dusk. Grab a front-row seat around the amber warmth of the fire on frosty days and watch the local wildlife come and go. And when the weather is fair, soak up the scenery over an al fresco brunch or sink into the bubbling hot tub with a chilled bottle of fizz.

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Bracken Bank

Bracken Bank, Cornwall

Perched above the golden sands of Porthcurno Beach, this lavish home has been flawlessly furnished to create a luxurious coastal home for those seeking complete seclusion. Bracken Bank’s bold and beautiful interiors are only rivalled by the picture-perfect view of the verdant valley it sits between, and the turquoise sea beyond. The finest way to spend a day here? Drinking in those vistas from the blissful confines of the glass-fronted wraparound terrace, feasting on a barbequed supper and listening to the distant waves.

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Swan Lodge

My Harbour View

Lochside House

Lochside House, The Highlands

Set right on the shoreline of Loch Leven and surrounded by soaring mountains, this cottage’s breathtaking location in Glencoe provides some of the most dramatic views in the Scottish Highlands. Best of all, this atmospheric panorama can be appreciated whatever the weather with copious amounts of glass displaying this untamed landscape from every angle. As dusk begins to fall, spread out blankets on the banks of the loch, lay back and watch Scotland’s fiery sunsets reflect in the shimmering water ahead.

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Trebarfoote, Cornwall

Carved into a hillside that sweeps down to the River Fowey, this idyllic Cornish retreat offers a perfect vantage point to watch white-sailed boats drift across the horizon. In one direction, the South West Coast Path rambles to sun-drenched coves and the cerulean sea, while in the other, the historic fishing village of Polruan tempts relaxing pub lunches and crabbing at high tide. A glass-fronted balcony overlooking the river and ocean is a heavenly spot to end a memorable day here.

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From magnificent seascapes to uninterrupted vistas of forests, lakes and mountains, cast your eyes upon the mesmerising scenery that surrounds the properties within our Showcase Collection: Look at that view.

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