With holidays abroad remaining uncertain, we are all in desperate need of some time away.

If you’re looking for somewhere in England to escape to, then look no further than Luxury Coastal who specialise in retreats along the North Atlantic coastline that laps at the northern edges of Somerset, Devon and Cornwall, as well as the English Channel on the southern side of the latter two. Its collection spans the cosiest cottages, the most romantic lodges and the most spectacular country houses.

Luxury Coastal’s team is deeply embedded in the communities in which it works; each member lives and works in the south-west and are therefore experts in their field. As such, they can advise on everything to make your stay perfect, whether you’re looking for a snug out-of-the-way pub for some local ales or an intimate restaurant serving up fresh fish for a romantic meal!

Here is our pick of the lovely homes within a stone skim’s distance of the sea, many of which have spectacular waterside views…

An Dyji, Mousehole – Sleeps 6

Mousehole could easily win a prize for not only for having the sweetest name, but for being one of the prettiest villages in Cornwall. This particular cottage is set over three floors, is wonderfully light and airy and is the perfect place to take a break from everyday life. St Michael’s Mount and the Minack Theatre are nearby and a pretty beach is within walking distance.

At The Beach, Torcross – Variety of apartments sleeping from 4-6

‘At the Beach’ is a development in a lovely quiet South Devon village called Torcross. Many of the apartments on offer have exceptional views out to sea and we love the idea of drinking our morning brew from the balcony, listening to the sound of the waves. Bliss.

My View, Mawgan Porth – Sleeps 2

If you are looking for a getaway for just the two of you, then look no further than this lovely one bedroom apartment with incredible landscape and sea views from the huge balcony. Mawgan Porth is the perfect place to escape to, especially for any water-sport lovers out there.

Great Field Lodges, Braunton – Each lodge sleeps 2

Great Field Lodges is set in the heart of North Devon and is an exclusive three-lodge resort. Each lodge is wonderfully designed, indoor and out, with plenty of space for outdoor dining and they even have a hot tub to relax in. All three lodges are pet friendly and the lovely village of Braunton, home to some fantastic shops and restaurants, is a mere walk away.

Trethun, Porthleven – Sleeps 5

We love this traditional cottage set in the historic village of Porthleven. The property itself has been recently renovated, yet kept original charming features such as a wood burning stove. Porthleven, with its wonderful harbour and shops, is a short walk away. The beautiful beach is also nearly and there is a fantastic weekly market as well as the annual food festival.

By Lucy Abletshauser
April 2021


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