We know it’s a little early to start thinking about summer, but the team at Luxury Coastal is getting just a tad excited for this year’s big summer staycation.

Who doesn't love summer, especially when we think about it in the grips of winter! It's a time when the South West comes alive, visitors flock to the coast and sleepy towns ands villages burst with activity. Have you ever wondered what makes a summer break here in the UK so special? We asked the team at Luxury Coastal to share their top five ingredients that when combined, make the perfect summer escape. This is what they have to say.

Swimming pools

While some of us crave a sunrise dip to ease ourselves into the day, others will be planning a daily swimathon to keep up with their daily fitness routines. Fear not, as our selection of homes with outdoor swimming pools make both a possibility.

Chy An Eglos in Carbis Bay has created a superb entertaining space, where the dining area glides into the outdoor seating area through large bi-fold doors. View Chy An Eglos here.

Sea views

What we wouldn’t give to bottle the feeling of experiencing something for the first time. Stepping out on to a balcony to feel the fresh sea breeze on your face, the soothing tones of the cool waves as they lap the shore and taking in the crystal-clear water stretched to the horizon. We understand how special those moments can be, which is why our collection of homes with stunning sea views come highly recommended for a knock-out summer escape.

We love Mariners Cottage in Mousehole for its traditional Cornish charm that jaw-dropping view! View Mariners Cottage here.

Sandy toes

The South West is well-known for its long stretches of glistening sand. You’ll find Woolacombe Beach in North Devon topping Trip Advisor’s coveted list of the best beaches in the UK, and not to be outdone, Cornwall also has its fair share of pin-up sands, with Sennen, Praa Sands and Gwithian to name a few.

Our stunning Carbis Beach Apartments offer a private path down to Carbis Bay, one of Cornwall’s most famous bays, with turquoise waters and soft white sand. View Carbis Beach Apartments here.


Our coastal destinations are blessed with beautiful sunsets all year round, however when you combine the joy of a languid summer's evening with a fiery red sky, something magical happens. There's little more fulfilling than ending a fun-packed day with friends by watching the sun set over a calm sea, catching up on stories over G&T.

Spindrift’s outdoor decking is the ideal spot for an al-fresco supper whilst watching the colours change on the horizon. View Spindrift here.


Spending quality time with family and friends will no doubt be at the top of everyone’s 2022 wish list and our celebration homes help you create memories that will last a lifetime. The kids will have plenty of space to explore whilst the adults can find a quiet nook to escape (for just a few minutes!).

Mowhay Barn can be found in a rural setting just outside Padstow and sleeps 12 in 4 bedrooms, ideal for family summer holidays. View Mowhay Barn here.

January 2022