By the sea

Luxury Coastal Retreats this Summer

Luxury Coastal Retreats this Summer

If your mind is wandering to dreams of ocean shores under golden sun, then why not whisk yourself away on a salt-kissed sojourn this summer? Following a balmy breeze to the sea, let the lure of ocean tides pull you along coastal roads to reach powder-fine sands and the dreamiest of retreats. With days of serene shores and unplugged agendas, endless summer days await to be savoured.

Revel in moments of oceanside bliss and discover a selection of our luxury coastal retreats.

Tigh an Tobair, Isle of Skye

Hot tub views from Tigh an Tobair overlooking Loch Dunvegan in Skye

For a coastal retreat of heavenly proportions, embark on a summer sojourn in Skye to discover the beautiful Tigh an Tobair. A gorgeous four-bedroom retreat for eight, this lochside hideout resides on the Duirinish Peninsula in the northwest of the island and beckons for wild escapism. Taking pride of place overlooking Loch Dunvegan, its windows and grounds (complete with an inviting alfresco hot tub) command exceptional views across silky lochs and misty mountains, while its light-filled interiors offer sumptuous sanctuary in which to unwind. Look out for orcas in the loch by day and the Aurora in the sky by night, and fall in love with this utterly spellbinding pocket of the Hebrides.

Meanders, Devon

Beautiful bedroom views over the sea from Meanders in Appledore

Nestled within one of the country’s prettiest coastal villages is Meanders. A dog-friendly escape for two, this Boutique bolthole in Appledore is located just a short stroll from the waterfront and affords wonderful views over the picturesque River Torridge. Spend halcyon days exploring the soft sands of nearby Greysands Beach and the pastel-hued cottages of Appledore, before taking the ferry across the water to Appledore’s twin village of Instow for further forays by the water’s edge. When you are ready to relax, unwind in Meander’s stunning open-plan living area, indulge in a romantic dinner date in the suntrap terrace garden, and enjoy a bubble-topped soak in the rolltop bath. 

First Light, Cornwall

Garden views from First Light in Mousehole with a bistro set, hot tub and panoramas over St Mount's Bay

Wake up with the sunrise and watch golden rays scatter across the sea at First Light. Enjoying an elevated position overlooking the Cornish fishing village of Mousehole, this three-bedroom sanctum by the sea is just perfect for summer getaways. Inside, floor-to-ceiling windows allow sunshine to flood beautifully curated spaces, while outside, a sea-view garden is hugged by subtropical plants and adorned with an outdoor fire pit and bubbling hot tub. Make the most of serene moments in your seaside idyll before heading out on foot to explore the locale. Set within the awe-inspiring Mount’s Bay and close to an array of west coast highlights such as St Michael's Mount and the Minack Theatre, dream summer days await.  

The Wishing Well, Sussex

The picturesque thatched exteriors of The Wishing Well in Selsey, Sussex

A picture of thatched perfection, The Wishing Well in Chichester offers a timeless summer escape for up to eight guests. Situated in the seaside town of Selsey, it sets an idyllic scene for wanderlust pursuits, from slow mornings sipping coffee by the shore to evenings of Michelin meals in nearby Chichester. Bask in the luxurious interiors, tastefully decorated and designed for holidays with family and friends, and relish the spacious living areas for socialising and unwinding. Outside, an enclosed garden with a wooden deck provides somewhere comfortable to savour summer sundowners, while less than half a mile away, the pebbled shore of Selsey Beach beckons for days soundtracked by gently lapping waves.

 Little Fentafriddle, Cornwall

The stone façade of Little Fentafriddle above Trebarwith Beach with sea views beyond

Surrounded by rolling fields and with a beautiful aspect over the Atlantic Ocean, Little Fentafriddle is a luxury coastal retreat for dreamy summer staycations. In a peaceful pocket ensconced by velvet verdure yet only a mile from Trebarwith Beach, this four-person cottage proposes unforgettable ocean escapes in North Cornwall. Wake up to days of laidback luxury and enjoy uninterrupted panoramas across the countryside and coast. With light-filled interiors encouraging slow moments inside and a private garden and fifty acres of private farmland tempting for spells in the sun, the hours easily while away in this paradisiacal haven.

Atlinto, Cornwall

The beautiful outdoor seating area of Atlinto overlooking Cadgwith Cove

Perched on a sea-bound peninsula close to Britain’s most southerly point, Atlinto rests within one of the most chocolate-box fishing villages imaginable. Tucked away in a quiet corner yet only a short walk into the picturesque Cadgwith Cove, this spacious retreat in Cornwall sleeps eight guests across four beautiful bedrooms and welcomes one canine companion. Enjoy an enchanting break away from the everyday and plan your adventures along with the ebb and flow of the tide. From leisurely walks along the coast path to invigorating dips in the sea to evenings of shanties in the local pub, a timeless tale of summer nostalgia and wild romance can be written from this cliffside retreat.

The Beach House, Dorset

The picturesque thatched façade of The Beach House above Seatown Beach in Dorset

Escape to the Jurassic County of Dorset for a coastal retreat to cherish at The Beach House. A beautiful, thatched cottage just steps from Seatown Beach, this three-bedroom sanctuary calls for days filled with salt-kissed serenity. Recline in the light-filled interiors, framed by open beams and finished with beautiful details throughout, and spend golden moments in the enclosed garden for verdant tranquillity. When the ocean calls, step out the front door and walk a few yards to the pebbled seashore. Should you feel like walking, the coast path here runs for miles and leads to the iconic Golden Cap. Meanwhile, to refuel, local eateries reside within walking distance and serve wholesome plates of locally crafted delights.

Little Sur, Cornwall

Beautiful views from the open-plan living area of Little Sur and a gorgeous outlook over the sea at Whitsand Bay

For the most idyllic coastal retreat this summer, turn your attention to the gorgeous Little Sur. Sleeping four guests and one dog, this cabin on the cliffs boasts spectacular views of Whitsand Bay. Featuring open-plan living areas and a large outdoor decking area to make the most of the incredible vistas, it is perfect for those seeking wide horizons and glittering seas. Take breakfast on the deck in a balmy summer breeze and enjoy evenings cosied up in blankets watching the sun give way to countless stars over the ocean. Whether you’re staying close to your retreat or venturing to South Cornwall’s many coastal gems, the most magical memories promise to be made from this divine dwelling surrounded by unparalleled natural beauty.

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