If you’re desperate for a holiday this summer but feel reluctant to venture too far, find inspiration in this collection of beautiful beach cottages around the UK. With sea and sand views as standard, there’s plenty to restore your faith in the humble staycation.
And with domestic travel potentially opening up from 12 April, when self-contained accommodation should be allowed to welcome guests (provided they’re from the same household or support bubble), now’s the time to book a Great British getaway.
The Spy Glass has an impressive history
(The Spy Glass)
Thought to date from the late 18th century, this two-bedroom house is built on the site of an original fort, created to defend the coast during Napoleonic times. After serving as two fishermen’s cottages, it became a single holiday home in the 1930s, though nowhere near as sumptuously decorated as it is now – all with vintage coastal touches. We love the quirky sloping floors and furniture including an antique bass drum coffee table. Everything is high end – White Company bedding, Farrow & Ball painted walls, for example – while the views of the rugged coastline are to die for…..