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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.

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Coliza cottage, Bosinver

Bosinver Farm Cottages, Cornwall, England

20 individual, award winning detached cottages on a farm in a hidden valley near the sea: easy access to all of Cornwall. 30 acres of wild flower meadows, woods, lake & friendly animals. Pool, tennis court, playbarn. Ambassador for the COAST project.
20 cottages sleeping 3-12

: Cottages for 4, prices £440-£1845, cottages for 12 £1180-£3800 and everything in between.

The Crown Spa Hotel, Scarborough

Crown Spa Hotel, Scarborough, England

Luxury, four-star hotel on the Yorkshire coast overlooking South Bay beach, with large bedrooms, a health club with swimming pool, hot tub and restaurant. Winner of the Sustainable Tourism Award in the Enjoy England Awards for Excellence.
116: 6 singles, 60 doubles, 49 twins

2 night break for 2 adults Room only from: comfort twin/ double £181, superior double £198, comfort sea view £234, superior sea view £251

La Rosa Whitby

La Rosa Hotel, Whitby, North Yorkshire

A beautiful Victorian building furnished with vintage and antique finds from auctions and flea markets and with amazing views out to sea. 5 East Terrace is 'blue plaqued' as the place where Lewis Carroll stayed during his many visits to Whitby.
11 doubles

Small double £80 per night. Double £100 per night. Large double £120 per night. Apartment (sleeps 6) £250 per night.

coach house south front

Old Coach House at Windsworth, Cornwall, UK

An old stone coach-house on a 70-acre farm with half a mile of seashore. Cosy for 1 or 2 people, but can sleep 8. Offgrid, so a real change of lifestyle - it's fun living without the energy companies! Children, pets welcome. Wonderful for retreats.
3 rms; 1dbl, 1 family room (2 dbls), 1 dbl in a flat

From £281

Tipi camp perfect for memorable family holidays

Cornish Tipi Holidays, Cornwall, England

Not glamping, not tramping, just real camping made easy in a beautiful and private place. Sit round your own camp fire, fish and swim in the sparkling lake, drift through butterflies or run on the wild Atlantic beach.
34: 20 family tipis, 12 Couples tipis, 2 group tipis

from £18

The beautiful exterior of Old Rectory

The Old Rectory, St Juliot, Cornwall

A fantastic, family-run historic house surrounded by beautiful gardens in the Cornish countryside. Meet a wide variety of friendly farm animals and enjoy home cooked meals made using ingredients sourced from the walled kitchen garden.
4 ensuite rooms - 1 Super King (Twin), 2 King Size, 1 Double

From £90 Prices include breakfast.

West Cottage

Treshnish & Haunn Cottages, Isle of Mull, Scotland

8 award winning renovated stone cottages with wood burning stoves and luxurious bedrooms overlooking the open fields of a working farm managed for wildlife and ecology and the sea. Peaceful and relaxing with spectacular coastal walks.
9 doubles, 4 twins, 1 single, 3 extra/sofa beds.

Cottage from £320

Harvey - your carriage awaits!

Harvey, Cornwall, England

The golden age of steam travel is revived in Lizzy and Dave's sensitively converted '50s railway coach, now a wonderful place to stay with all mod cons, outside St Ives and close to Cornwall's miles of sandy beaches.
2 doubles, 1 quad, two living/sleeping rooms

From £295

Exterior of Southlands Farm Northumbrian Cottages

Southlands Farm Cottages, Northumberland, England

Three award winning luxury self catering cottages surrounded by farmland in Northumberland, an area famed for its outstanding natural beauty. Great for visiting its breathtaking beaches and stunning nature reserves or unwinding in the great outdoors.
5: 3 doubles, 2 twins

£650 per week, Short Breaks £422.50 for the first 3 nights and then £91.00 per night.

Tregulland Barn and Cottage on its impressive grounds

Tregulland Cottage and Barn, Cornwall, England

Luxury, sustainable accommodation, for groups of up to 22 people, in 16 acre grounds with its own fishing lake and the UK's first indoor freshwater pool. A stone’s throw from Cornwall’s best beaches, fishing villages and hidden gems.
11: 5 king can be twins, 3 s/king can be twin, 3 fixed queen

From £2230

Upcott House (Devon Retreat), Arts and Crafts Villa on the Devon Jurassic Coast

Upcott, the Gallery and Gospel Hall, Devon

Close to the fishing village of Beer, wonderfully luxurious self-catering houses with sea views of Lyme Bay. Beautiful & peaceful setting on a quiet coastal road with no light pollution, perfect for star-gazing! Five-star luxury & green credentials.
13: 7 king, 4 twin, 1 sk/twin, 1 cot room

From £325 per night

Luxury accommodation in England

Feather Down Farms at East Shilvinghampton, Dorset

Fantastically located on the south side of a valley that stretches from Portesham and Upwey, this luxury campsite provides acres of beautiful countryside as your playground. Also within easy walking distance of numerous beaches.
Room for up to 6: 1 double bed, 1 bunk bed, 1 cupboard bed

from £199.

Hot and sunny Ibiza with clear, bright blue sky

Agroturismo Can Marti, Ibiza, Spain

A beautiful, authentic and organic farmhouse in a quiet and idyllic spot in the unspoilt north of the island. The renovated house offers very comfortable and originally decorated apartments with garden access.
2 suites and 3 doubles

From 150€

Wheal Towan Lodge with the lush greenery surrounding it

Rosehill Lodges, Cornwall, England

On the beautiful Cornish coastline these luxury lodges are a great seaside retreat. Enjoy the cosy log burner, super king-size bed, outdoor drench shower, hot tub and dining al-fresco. Just a five minute walk to a sandy beach, bars and restaurant.
6, 2 bedroom and 4, 3 bedroom lodges. Beds adaptable.

From £386

The Scarlet's striking exterior

The Scarlet Hotel, Cornwall, England

A gorgeous hotel built to the highest eco standards, overlooking the sea on the Cornish coast. Be pampered in the luxurious Ayurvedic spa, sample delicious locally sourced food or take some time out to reflect and enjoy the views.
37 Sea View Rooms: doubles/twins

Prices from £240

Trelowarren, Cornwall, England

Trelowarren, Cornwall, England

Luxury cottages set in the sustainably managed Trelowarren Estate with heating via a biomass boiler using wood from the estate, an ozone pool, tap water fed by the estate’s springs and delicious local foods served at an award winning restaurant.
6xDouble, 50xTwin/Double, 13xDouble Sofabed, 3xDouble Bunk

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

External view of our barns in the sunshine

Roundhouse Barn, Cornwall, England

Relax and unwind in luxury, multi-award winning 5 star self-catering accommodation on the unspoilt Roseland Peninsula. 3 converted 17th Century Cornish stone barns are packed with the latest mod cons and are in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
3 self-catering cottages for couples

from £289.

Garden House eco barn at Cranmer Country Cottages

Cranmer Country Cottages, Norfolk, England

These award-winning self-catering converted barns are a great base from which to explorer the stunning north Norfolk coastline. All heating and water comes from the site's own renewable resources. Luxurious and green with tennis courts and pool.
5 twins/doubles 4 singles

Week - Coot Cottage sleep 2 + cot from £475.00, sleep 6 Avocet from £945.00, Sleep 6 luxury Garden House from £1020.00

The Channel Guest House, on Weymouth's beautiful Esplanade

The Channel Guest House, Dorset, England

A terrific bed and breakfast, based on fresh local produce, in warm and comfortable surroundings described by many previous guests as a 'home from home'. Situated on Weymouth seafront directly opposite the award winning central beach.
11: 4 Double, 1 large double, 1 twin, 3 family 2 single

Sea view Double £93, Double £80, Twin £80, 3 person Family £108, 4 person family £123, Single £55

Holiday lodge at Waveney River Centre

Waveney River Centre, Norfolk, England

Waveney River Centre provides an ideal location for a Norfolk Broads holidays where you can enjoy boating, walking and relaxing. Stay in one of our luxury holiday lodges, use our exceptional camping facilities. Rent a canoe, bike or day cruisers.
2/3 in lodges

Lodge s/b from £ 246, wk from £352 • Pod from £40 pn • Pitch from £10pn

eco lodge in Pembrokeshire

Ecolodge, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Wales' only 5 star activity centre built with sustainability in mind, Preseli is an excellent base for exploring the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Adventure by day and by night enjoy home cooked food, local tipples, and a bonfire under the stars
11 bedrooms, cosy doubles, twin rooms to group rooms for 4-8

From £42 including full Welsh cooked breakfast. Full board with home cooked meals available.

Primrose Valley Main Dining Room

Primrose Valley Hotel, St Ives, Cornwall

Stylish and modern hotel, built to an eco spec, overlooking the glorious Porthminster Beach. After a day on the beach or exploring St Ives, relax back at the hotel's spa and in the comfort of the individually designed bedrooms.
7 doubles/twins, 1 suite

rooms £120 - £165. Suite £235

Exterior shot of Asheston Eco Barns.

Asheston Eco Barns, Pembrokeshire, Wales

These luxurious 5-star eco barns, nestled away in a beautiful, peaceful and unspoilt part of Pembrokeshire, are perfect for a truly relaxing green self-catering holiday or short break.
Each eco barn has 2 or 3 bedrooms, mainly twins and doubles.

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.

Oriel Milgi

Oriel Milgi, Pembrokeshire, Wales

A stylish, comfortable and dog-friendly B&B a short walk from the sandy beach and the Preseli mountains. Breakfast is prepared using delicious locally sourced food - all diets e.g vegan, gluten free etc. are catered for.
2 doubles, 1 twin/double

from £95

Ruthern Wigwam

Ruthern Valley, Bodmin Moor, Cornwall

Small, family run holiday park in North Cornwall. Rural, wooded site with timber lodges, camping, camping pods, Wigwams. Very little light pollution so the stars are great! David Bellamy Gold Award, On The Camel cycle trail for family days out.
8 cabins 4 lodges 1 caravan 3 eco pods 4 wigwams, 28 pitches

From £12.50 per night for tents to £195 for static caravan hire in low season

The clean and beautiful exterior of The Green House

The Green House, Bournemouth, England

A luxury boutique hotel with excellent food in sunny, sandy Bournemouth, minutes from the sea front. It's described as "one of the greenest hotel in the world" so expect eco-cred. Comfy eco beds and solar power are just some of the light touches.
32: 5 Master Dbls 6 Large Dbls 16 Dbls 5 Small Dbls

prices from £50

The Oak and Hazel Houses

Little White Alice, Carnmenellis, Cornwall

A newly built green complex of 6 luxury self catering holiday cottages and 2 arks in the heart of Cornwall. Self sufficient with wood burners, a natural swimming pool, nature reserve and 25 acres of land. Close to North and South coasts.
7 double, 5 twin/double, 2 Arks (2 adults and 2 children)

From £210

Gwel an Mor

Gwel an Mor, Portreath, Cornwall

A fabulous gathering of self-catering eco lodges above a beautiful beach in Cornwall, full service with a spa, indoor pool, wildlife centre and restaurant. Perfect for all the family and fully accessible. Like a five star hotel but without the price.
Over 80 self contained chalets and residences

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

The Park

The Park, Mawgan Porth, Cornwall

On a sunny, south-facing hillside behind Mawgan Porth beach on the north Cornwall coast, The Park is a collection of eco-friendly self-catering places to stay. This is technically a holiday park but conceptually something else altogether..
Yurt village, eco lodges, airstreams, caravans.

From £335-£2935 per week.

Willows Barn at Pollaughan, overlooking the lake

Pollaughan Farm, Cornwall, England

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.
4 separate cottages, beds can be doubles/twins.

£ 1450 for one week high season in smallest cottage which sleeps 4

Wild Luxury Norfolk Coast Safari Farm stay at night

Wild Luxury Safari Farm Stay, Norfolk, England

Combines all the beauty of Wild Camping on the Norfolk coast with all the creature comforts of home in a stunning unspoilt location without a chimney pot in sight. Terrific for beach days, bike rides, nature walks and climbing.
Master bedroom, double canopy bed, bunk beds

From £695.

exterior of en-suite accommodation

SRUC – Craibstone Estate, Aberdeen, Scotland

Just a short distance from the beaches, outdoor sports and walking trails of Scotland's North East coast, SRUC–Craibstone Estate is a comfortable hostel with a walled garden and arboretum, surrounded by some 800 acres of glorious woodland.
45 single ensuite rooms, 15 twin ensuite rooms

from £30 per person breakfast £5

Oxwich Bay Hotel, Gower, Wales

The wonderful restaurant is a real highlight, as are the friendly, smiling staff. The little details, from vintage radios to toiletries in the rooms, are well thought-out.
12 doubles

Doubles from £149

Cross Cottage

Cross Cottage, Martletwy Cross, Pembrokeshire, Wales

18th Century traditional lime washed crogloft cottage rescued from dereliction and renovated authentically and with sensitivity, located in beautiful countryside, Cross Cottage lies half an hour from several Blue Flag beaches.
Sleeps 6: 1 double, 2 twin rooms

£400 per week low season to £770 per week high season

Vintage Airstream caravan

Vintage Vacations, Isle of Wight, England

13 original American vintage and five British caravans in a secluded green field near Ryde on the Isle of Wight. Trailers are kitted out with fully equipped kitchens, hot showers, vintage boardgames, crotchet blankets and amusing retro knick-knacks.
18 trailers sleeping 2 - 6 people

Weekends from £160, midweek breaks from £145, weeks from £360 Large groups and events on request

View of outside pool area

Hafan Y Mor Holiday Park, Pwllheli, Wales

This Havan holiday park is the perfect place for a family break; with a range of accomodation available (including adapted caravans for the disabled), Hafan y Môr features a water park and has a range of outdoor activities on offer.
Several family caravans, chalets & apartments

Caravans from £133, Apartments from £143, Lodges from £176 per night

Great Field Farm, Kent Downs, England

Ideally located for exploring some of Kent's prettiest villages, historic buildings, places of interest, traditional seaside towns and beaches. An excellent farmstay base for walkers and cyclists, being near the North Downs Way
three eco barns sleeping six, five and four; plus B&B

weekly rates: smallest barn from £420 (to £799); barn for five from £520 (to £850); and for six from £550 (to £925). B&B from £40 per person

The welcoming sign for Tir Cethin Farm

Tir-Cethin Farm, Gower, Wales

A pair of luxury self-catering barn conversions surrounded by the UK's first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. A perfect example of eco-luxury, this is also a fantastic base for everything from walking and pony-trekking to kite surfing.
6 rooms, 4 double, 2 with 1 single and adult bunkbeds.

The barns are available for short breaks from £300 for 3 nights or a full week from £1000.

Ty Park tents

Ty Parke, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Set in the beautiful Pembrokeshire countryside, this secluded, luxury yurt and camping site is the perfect place to come for privacy and space to roam. Wander over the coastal cliffs, snuggle up by the camp fire, and stargaze to your heart's content.
Campsite; four yurts, each with 1 double and 2 single bed.

£13 per adult to camp per night; yurt hire from £70 per night.

Exterior of pretty Peace & Plenty  in foreground & Ring & Thimble in background

Ring & Thimble and Peace & Plenty, Cornwall, England

Two lovely cottages on 25 acres of land, in the countryside yet only 2 miles from the centre of Penzance. Beautifully furnished and well equipped, these are not just standard self catering accommodation but homes you would aspire to live in.
Ring and Thimble-1 double. Peace and Plenty- 1 double,1 twin

from £495

The Salty Monk, Suffolk, England

This restaurant-with-rooms has six individually decorated bedrooms. King-size beds, freestanding baths and power showers, private courtyards and garden views are just some of the features you can choose. All rooms have wi-fi.
6 doubles

From £65 for 2

La Ramade, Normandy, France

Two beautiful villas, one with rooms in a palette of pastel shades, the other an elegant, spacious and contemporary space for a romantic break away. Historic sites aplenty on your doorstep and lots of family-friendly attractions within easy reach.
21 doubles

From €75 a night

Fancy a cruise?

Boats at Norfolk Broads Direct, Wroxham

Norfolk Broads Direct, based in Wroxham, offers luxury boats sleeping 2-11 people, allowing you to explore the 125 miles of beautiful waterways in comfort and style, awarded the Green Boat Mark, they are doing their bit to be as eco as possible.
25 Boats sleeping from 2-11

from £505

King's Head Inn, Gower, Wales

A 17th-century inn that is dog-friendly and serves homecooked food. Underfloor heating soothes walk-weary feet and your evening meal is only a few steps away.
27 doubles.

Doubles from £85.

Self catering cottages in Liskeard

Treworgey Cottages, Cornwall, England

Gorgeous 18th Century cottages with their own private garden, log fire and antique furniture overlooking the Looe Valley and river. Delicious homemade food, on-site horse riding, tennis & swimming pool.
15 cottages, from 1 bedroom for 2 up to 4 bedrooms for 8

Prices are per cottage per week (not per person). Low season smallest cottage min rate is £361, High season largest cottage highest rate is £2619. Short breaks available out of season.

Little Shuttlesfield Farm, Kent Downs, England

A high quality, self-catering cottage with a pool on a rural farm above the Elham Valley in the East Kent Downs. Dogs (and other pets), families, walkers, cyclists, horses and disabled guests are all welcome!
two bedrooms sleeping four in total

From £380 (£610 high season) per week

Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel, Northumberland

Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel, Northumberland, England

This hotel is perfect for exploring the wonders of the National Park, such as the ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle itself and the beautifully long beach at Embleton Bay. You can choose to stay in elegant guest rooms or lovingly-converted cottage suites.
21 rooms, 1 suite & 6 cottage suites

Doubles from £60 pppn. Self-catering cottage suites £200-600 per week.

Schooner Point, Cornwall, England

Lovely Looe, with its rows of whitewashed fisherman cottages and colourful boats bobbing in the harbour. This B&B makes a great lookout for passing boats, hence the name – you never know, you might even catch sight of a schooner in the harbour.
4: 2 doubles, 1 twin/double, 1 single

From £60 for two

Exterior view of the Hobbit  Tent

The Willows, Mynytho, Wales

An award-winning, beautiful caravan park and campsite just a short walk from the stunning beaches of Abersoch has excellent facilities and plenty of space for each pitch. A very quiet and peaceful site, superb for couples and small families.
Grass pitches, Hobbit tent and Eye Pod

From £33 per night for a grass pitch during peak season

View from the Terrace, Trenython Manor Hotel & Spa Cornwall

Trenython Manor Hotel & Spa Resort Cornwall

A glorious mansion hotel on the Cornish Riviera surrounded by acres of beautiful countryside and stunning sea views. With exquisite food, warm indoor pool & spa and luxurious interiors, this is the perfect seaside getaway.
22: 18 twins/doubles 4 family rooms

From £140

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Yr Hen Stablau east exterior in the south of Snowdonia National Park
from: £360 per week low season to £640 high season

"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

"A comfortable, family-run B&B with delicious food and helpful staff in a beautiful part of England."

Reviewed by: Paul Miles

The Crown Spa Hotel, Scarborough
2 night break for 2 adults Room only from: comfort twin/ double £181,...

"The Crown Spa Hotel, Scarborough has won the Sustainable Tourism Award in the Enjoy England Awards for Excellence 2010."

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

eco lodge in Pembrokeshire
From £42 including full Welsh cooked breakfast. Full board with home...

"Our coasteering instructor, Steve, always reminded us to 'take just one big positive step' before stepping off the edge of a precipice. This gentle optimism and low key approach to having fun in the outdoors, sums up Preseli Venture for me."

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"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