Beach in Reach
Looking for somewhere near the coast? Itching to get your surfboard out for a dip, idly wander gazing in to rock pools or to wriggle your toes in sandy shallows?
Here are those properties on greentraveller that are near enough to make your holiday memorable not only because the place you stayed was gorgeous, but because you gazed across the beautiful briny as well.
Featured Beach in reach
From £419.00 for 7 nights up to:£892.00 (based on two staying)
£419.00 to: £892.00 (based on two staying)
From £149 per person. Price includes return ferry as a foot passenger from...
From £658.00 to: £757.00 (based on two staying)
£645.00 to: £1370.00 (based on two staying)
From £420.00 for 7 nights up to:£896.00 (based on two staying)
From £82 (or £86) per person. Price includes return ferry as a foot...
From £124 per night
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2 night break for 2 adults Room only from: comfort twin/ double £181, superior double £198, comfort sea view £234, superior sea view £251
£ 1450 for one week high season in smallest cottage which sleeps 4
From £12.50 per night for tents to £195 for static caravan hire in low season
Weekends from £405, Midweek from £465, Week from £635
£98 (village field) £110 (private site) per night. Prices based on 2 people for a 7-night stay in peak season. Short breaks are available.
From £38 per night
Nightly Rate - Suite €250, based on 2 people sharing
rooms £120 - £165. Suite £235
Week - Coot Cottage sleep 2 + cot £765.00, sleep 6 Avocet £1679.00, Sleep 6 luxury Garden House £1839.00
£99 - £240
Lodge s/b from £ 246, wk from £352 • Pod from £40 pn • Pitch from £10pn
From £42 including full Welsh cooked breakfast. Full board with home cooked meals available.
£650 per week, Short Breaks £422.50 for the first 3 nights and then £91.00 per night.
from ££367.00 up to:£766.00 (based on two staying)
Weekly rates - High (July and August) 950 euros. Standard (rest of the year) 820 euros
From €50 per Yurt per night in April, May & Oct. From €70 per Yurt per night in the summer. Based on a stay of 7 nights. Tipis are €20 pppn
For 4 nights midweek: Orchid cottage from £170 (sleeps 2) Rose/Lavender/ Iris cottage from £225 (sleeps 4), Jasmine/ Emerald/ Poppy from £255 (sleeps 6), Ruby cottage from £285 (sleeps 6), Diamond/ Sapphire from £325 (sleeps 6), Pine Lodge from £375 (sleeps 4)
Prices from £180 (just right room), £200 (generous room), £255 (unique room), £255 (Spacious) and £310 (indulgent room)
Rooms from €66.
High season: £1600 pw. Low season: £1150pw, Mid week Mon to Fri £650, Fri to Mon £650
7 days low season £315 for 2 people, £597 for 8 people. High season £739 for 2 people, £2296 for 8 people
Cottage costs from £400 per week, Farmhouse costs £650 per week
Small double £80 per night. Double £100 per night. Large double £120 per night. Apartment (sleeps 6) £250 per night.
7 days Low Season range: £450 for 4-6 people, £950 for 8-10 people. High Season range: £1660 for 4-6 people to £2650 for 8-10 people
The eco barns each sleep a maximum of 4-7 people, and cost between £365 and £1365 per week. Short breaks for up to 4 nights stay are also available, costing from £300.
From £319.00 to: £649.00 (based on two staying)
doubles with en-suite wetroom £80, double with en-suite bathroom £75
Gallery/Gospel Hall: £1100/£1200pw sleep 6 each, Upcott: £3950pw sleeps 12+2
Cottage sleeping 2: £280-£445; Cottage sleeping 6 £385-£675
Per night for 2 adults sharing doubles £150 - £175, suites £200 - £225. lodges £250 - £275
From £335-£2935 per week.
High season - 1 week sleeping up to 13 £1350, but much lower outside of school holidays. Couples have option of renting only one end. Weeks at low season begin at £445.
House for week 550 - 1650, cottage from 450 - 800, together 1500 - 2450. Weekend House 800, cottage 250, together from 1000.
Sea view Double £93, Double £80, Twin £80, 3 person Family £108, 4 person family £123, Single £55
Old Fisherman's Cottage £620 per week (Sleeps 2), Shore Cottage £720 per week (Sleeps 4), Beach Cottage £900 per week (Sleeps 6)
£115 per room per night including breakfast and cream tea on arrival
From €160 per night (based on a minimum 2 night stay)
£400.00-£1620.00 per week
From £599 for low season short break From £1039 for mid season short break From£1909 for peak season short break Prices for Residence 3 Bed in 2016
: Cottages for 4, prices £440-£1845, cottages for 12 £1180-£3800 and everything in between.
Couble (apartment): 840€ - 1330€ per week, suite (cottage): 1260€ - 1960€ per week
From £34pppn. High season 7 nights both Cottage and Barn (sleeping up to 22) £7500. Barn (sleeping 10) £4950. Cottage (sleeping 12) £5940. No weekends in high season.
Self-catering from €500 a week; residential weekends from €295 per person sharing
£70 - £80 per room (off-season), £76 - 94 (mid-season), £80 - 98 (high season). Prices include breakfast.
single ensuite room costs £30 per person, twin ensuite room costs £50 per room
From £229 for weekends, 239 Midweek and 299 full week
£105 per night
3-4 day winter short breaks £245, Spring and Summer breaks £295; a week in low season from £325, mid season from £395 to high season £545
From £13 per person for a dorm bed - up to £90 for a private room for 6 or more people.
Latest reviewed accommodation
"Although the caravan scores high on novelty points, it's the setting that's the real winner. Tucked away in the corner of a wild-flower meadow next to the river where brown trout and otter are protected as part of a Site of Special Scientific Interest, it's secluded and ridiculously picturesque."
Reviewed by: Richard Hammond
"With companies like Howies (howies.co.uk), Fforest (coldatnight.co.uk) and the Do Lectures (dolectures.com) choosing to operate along this part of the West Wales coastline, the north Pembrokeshire/ south Ceredigion area is really beginning to stake its place on the tourist map. If you want to explore the best of the local scenery, sights and flavours from a comfortable, contemporary base, Oriel Milgi is just the place."
Reviewed by: Rhiannon Batten
"A true home from home experience in a lovely barn conversion. Come for wildflowers in spring, lake swimming in summer, forests ablaze with colour in autumn and the snowcapped mountains in winter."
Reviewed by: Florence Fortnam
"The Crown Spa Hotel, Scarborough has won the Sustainable Tourism Award in the Enjoy England Awards for Excellence 2010."
Reviewed by: Richard Hammond
"A comfortable, family-run B&B with delicious food and helpful staff in a beautiful part of England."
Reviewed by: Paul Miles
"This is a place where you can take time out, enjoy the views and try your hand at living the Good Life. It’s a place to relax, whatever the weather. I visited on a bright and (mostly) blue-skied day, but I can imagine it would be just as wonderful to watch dramatic weather unfold in the valleys below."
Reviewed by: Florence Fortnam
"The proactive and positive commitment to environmental sustainability dovetails with attention-to-detail, proving that quality and luxury can co-exist with a passion for the environment. Bring the kids – this is a truly super spot for families."
Reviewed by: Richard Hammond
Pollaughan Farm, Cornwall
Pollaughan Cottages, a home from home, has been lovingly restored with both children and the environment in mind. The relaxing little farmstead, near sandy beaches, provides guests with round the clock interaction with nature and wildlife. Price:£ 1450 for one week high season in smallest cottage which sleeps 4
The nearest railway station is Truro. From there, take the 550 bus to Trewithian, then turn left. Follow the road and take the first right down a short road where you will find the cottages. Truro also lies on Route 3 and the Cornish Way on the National Cycle Network.
The father-and-daughter team of Kent Berndtsson and Camilla Hofsten have transformed their property on a small archipelago in the north-west of Bohuslan into a renowned oyster bar and retreat. The site now offers accommodations ranging from a 16th century fisherman's cottage to a newly-built wooden villa, each with spectacular views over the harbour. Between September and June, guests can indulge in champagne and oysters in true style from the wood-fired seawater hot tub at the end of the jetty - the most luxurious option also includes fresh lobster and a liqueur to finish, although be sure to book as part of a group. There's also the chance to learn a little more about the history of oyster farming once you're done shucking.
Banham Farm Cottages
The seven stone holiday cottages – many with beams and original features – make the perfect base for exploring the delights of Cornwall. The Eden Project is close by, there are beaches for rock pooling and swimming, and the Camel Trail is a mere stone’s throw. If you want to stay closer to home, the site has a swimming pool and games room – or kick back and soak up the beautiful Tamar Valley countryside. Owners Simon and Clare are committed to protecting their environment and have put in place a whole host of green measures. From £475 per week.
Take the 510 bus from Exeter St Davids to Launceston, the village in which the cottages are located. Launceston is also on Route 327 on the National Cycle Network.
Merlin Farm Holiday Cottages
A collection of cool, contemporary cottages near the away-from-it-all beach at Mawgan Porth, Merlin Farm is the last word in luxurious, eco-sensitive holiday accommodation. The compact but cosy studio sleeps two whilst the terraced eco houses each sleep up to four and have stunning glass-fronted living rooms that reach up to the apex; all are gorgeously green with bespoke, design-led interiors throughout. Private courtyards are separated by wicker fencing – the views are of rolling hills but you can hear the crashing of the waves on the nearby beach. The cottages are baby, child and dog-friendly, too. Plenty of wildlife-friendly measures in place, including bat and owl boxes to encourage winged locals. From £250 per week.
From Newquay Railway Station, take the 556 bus to Mawgan Porth. Keeping right the whole way, a short walk will bring you to the cottages.
Gwel an Mor
Beach side, self catering Cornish holidays in an amazing clutch of eco lodges and A-frame lodges set in woodland. There is a fabulous spa with indoor pool and treatments on site, a full service restaurant (which delivers take out to your lodge), tennis court and a wildlife sanctuary, badger and bird hide. Mini-golf and (soon) 18 holes of golf. Like a five star hotel, but without the five star price. Delightful staff and passionate conservationists in the wildlife centre.
Train to Redruth station from Paddington and transfer to the local bus (line 46 or 47) to Portreath, Forth Vean
Wallett's Court Hotel
You'll find this impressive, Grade-II listed manor hidden away in the picturesque hamlet of Westcliff, surrounded by stunning White Cliffs Country. The manor house itself boasts 17 opulent bedrooms, with some even boasting grand four-poster beds. Head for the seemingly inconspicuous cabin in the woods and you'll find the Garden of England Spa, boasting a pool, sauna, steam room, hot tub, sun terraces and landscaped garden. Headed up by chef Ryan Tasker, the Wallett's Court restaurant was entered into the 'The Good Food Guide' for an impressive 22 consecutive years. In summer you can have breakfast on the terrace, or curl up and eat next to the fire in the lounge in the winter. The dinner menu offers up such local goodies as 'Market Fish of the Day' and Kentish venison. Wallett's Court has been awarded Silver by the GTBS.
There can’t be too many places to stay in this world where you can arrive by steam train; this 250-acre farm has it’s own stop on the Talyllyn Narrow Gauge Railway! Hendy Farm is a family-run sheep and cattle farm on the edge of the Dyfi Biosphere and guests are free to roam the farmland and meet the animals. Three comfortable and homely bedrooms are decked out in floral bedspreads and pale yellow walls, and there’s a separate sitting room should guests want to stick their feet up. The seaside town of Tywyn is a short walk away and there’s plenty of walking opportunities from the door.