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The wooden deck of this two-storey white and timber-clad beach house leads directly to Camber Sands, home to rolling dunes and over four miles of golden beach. The Hamptons-chic open-plan space with central heating sleeps up to eight people in four sleeping areas. Warm up with the wood, fireplace and sheepskin rugs, and relax among the salvaged beach curiosities or kick back with the beach house guitar or bongo.
Minimum two-night stay, off-peak, from £550 per night. Minimum stay of seven nights during the summer holidays; barefootcamber.co.uk

Ope, Clifftops, Portland, Dorset

Clifftops by Morrow + Lorraine.
Clifftops by Morrow + Lorraine. Photograph: Jim Stephenson/PR

Ope is the most spectacular of five tranquil and luxurious Clifftops lodges that form part of the Pennsylvania Castle Estate, a Gothic-style mansion on the Isle of Portland, Dorset. Built from Portland stone quarried meters away, it has an open plan kitchen with huge windows and a sliding door from the master bedroom, connecting you to the stunning sea views in this stylish two bedroom retreat. Warm up by the designer gas fire after bird watching from the hot tub on the huge deck, which includes an outdoor kitchen and BBQ. Dine at Catch, Weymouth’s nearby seafood restaurant, or order a fish pie from Arrive & Cook’s locally produced dinner service at Clifftops.
Minimum stays of three nights from £210 per night; thepennestate.co.uk

The Fat Badger, Budle Bay, Northumberland

The Fat Badger

“Light leads from the water,” Northumberland poet Basil Bunting once wrote, evoking the mystical interplay of sea, wind and light that draws walkers to the golden beaches of nearby Bamburgh and Ross Back Sands. Light pours into this stunning contemporary three bedroom home and its two story windows offer views from the mezzanine living room over the countryside to the tidelands and Budle Bay Bird Sanctuary. A short drive from the Holy Isle of Lindisfarne, the Fat Badger is a luxurious, industrial-chic home with a woodburner and a large patio for stargazing.
From £285 per night for a three-night stay; holiday homes.co.uk

The Scarlet Hotel, Mawgan Porth, North Cornwall

The Scarlet Hotel, Mawgan Porth, North Cornwall

Perched on the cliff, this wood-clad, glass-walled eco-hotel and spa overlooks Mawgan Porth, a secret spot 10 minutes from Newquay. The reed-filled outdoor pool overlooks the golden beach, as do the spa’s two hot tubs. Scandi-cool bedrooms have their own outdoor spaces, including a rooftop lounge and Atlantic views.
Rooms from £245 B&B per night; scarlethotel.co.uk

Hen Cymyran, Anglesey

Hen CymryanCymyran, Anglesey, Wales

A huge beach house with a difference, this glass-fronted eight-bedroom island has its own jetty, expansive windows and a hot tub and sofa on the terrace. Perfect for a large celebration, split the cost with family or friends and enjoy the three sitting rooms, two wood burners, the pizza oven and resident stamps. Souks fly overhead, as do planes from nearby Anglesey Airport.
Sleeps 15, from £48 per person per night for a three night stay; boltholesandhideaways.co.uk

The Seagate Hotel, Appledore, North Devon

The Seagate Hotel, Appledore, North Devon

The Seagate Hotel, a 17th-century quayside inn with 17 bedrooms, eight with sea views, overlooks the Torridge Estuary in the North Devon fishing village of Appledore. Here, replicas of the Golden Hind, a former shipbuilding center, have been built among the narrow cobbled streets (one only 10 feet wide) and pastel fishermen’s houses. Warm up by the pub’s open fire after a walk along the South West Coast Path.
Two-night stay with breakfast, a two-course meal and a complimentary drink upon arrivalfrom £280 per couple until March 31, 2023; theseagate.co.uk

Lundy, Devon

The Landmark TrustOld Light, Lundy
Photograph: Jill Tate/The Landmark Trust

You have a three-mile island to yourself if you take one, or all, of the 23 accommodation options at Lundy, the granite outcrop of the Bristol Channel, 11 miles off the North Devon coast. Options include a campsite, the lighthouse rooms and a large cottage. The one-bedroom Castle Cottage is built against the castle keep, and your window seat in the living room has arguably the best sea views on this magical, wildlife-rich island called Britain’s Galapagos.
Prices for camping from £33, self-catering from £140 for a minimum two-night stay; landmarktrust.org.uk

Bay View Cottage, Robin Hood’s Bay, North Yorkshire

Bay View Cottage, Robin Hood's Bay, Yorkshire
Photography: Tracey Bloxham

Enjoy spectacular sea views from one of the three terraces of this small cliff-top cottage overlooking Robin Hood’s Bay, an ancient smuggler between Whitby and Scarborough. Walkers can pick up the rugged Cleveland Bay National Trail from the house’s beautiful garden and return to tea by the fireplace and an L-shaped sofa in the open-plan wooden living space with a mezzanine double bedroom.
From £143 per night for a seven-night stay; crabtreeandcrabtree.com

Beach Bay Cottage, Carnish, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides

Beach Bay Cottage, Carnish in Uig, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides

Spectacularly situated 100 meters from the beach, the traditionally built two bedroom Beach Bay Cottage is situated above Uig Bay on the Isle of Lewis. Watch the light and changing tides from the large picture window in the living area, or spot the local wildlife including deer, eagles and seals. Binoculars provided. Warm up in the sauna or in the wood burning stove after a walk by the sea.
From £562 per couple, sharing a week; vrbo.com

Martello Tower, Aldeburgh, Suffolk

Martello Tower, Aldeburgh, Suffolk

The two-room Martello Tower of Adleburgh, or British Bulldog, one of the defensive towers built to keep out Napoleon, stands guard beyond the main street of Aldeburgh, Suffolk, between the River Alde and the sea. Watch the lapping waves and sunset from the rooftop, then snuggle under the candle-shaped canopy that hangs below the main room’s barrel-vaulted stone ceiling.
Sleeps four, from £178.50 per night; landmarktrust.org.uk.


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