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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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Orchard Lodge B&B, Cornwall, England

A 5 star bed & breakfast with gold award from the Green Tourism Business Scheme, Orchard Lodge has en suite rooms, an open fire for winter, relaxing garden for summer. Within 10 minute's stroll from Boscastle's historic harbour and coastpath.
5: 3 doubles, 2 twins/doubles

£82-£94

View of back of stone cottage and garden

Plas Lligwy Farm, Anglesey, Wales

Four spacious stone cottages on a working farm near fishing village Moelfre with hand-crafted farmhouse kitchens and private gardens. 90 acres of farmland and woodland on your doorstep, and the beach and the village are a short stroll.
4 cottages: 3 for 5, 1 for 6

From £322 per week

View of Bolmynydd Camping Park

Bolmynydd Camping Park, Llanbedrog, Wales

Just a stones throw away from the glorious, golden sand beach of Tyn Tywyn, this tranquil, dog-friendly campsite is in the perfect location for an action-filled family holiday. From wakeboarding to pony rides, there is something for everyone.
Grass pitches with electric hook ups

From £22 per night including tent, car, 2 adults and children up to 3 years old during peak season

Nissaki Beach Hotel, Naxos, Greece

A hop from Naxos Town but a world away from those sizzling summer crowds, this boutique hotel has 24 elegant bedrooms, a beautiful pool area dotted with shady palms and a smart little beachside restaurant serving tasty fish dishes.
24 doubles and suites, 1 honeymoon suite for 2

From €89

Horsebox in June sunshine

Tree Of Life Horsebox Holiday, Cornwall, England

A traditional wooden horsebox that has been renovated into a beautiful, modern living space for two people on a fully registered organic 'off the grid' smallholding in a wooded valley near to the Cornish Coast.
1 double

from £85 per night

Lighthouse with red and purple skies

The West Usk Lighthouse, Wales

A super and relaxed B&B in a real lighthouse, near Newport Gwent, with impressive views across the Severn and the Bristol Channel. Wedge-shaped en-suite rooms, with a waterbed or four poster bed, various therapies, and a chauffeured Rolls Royce.
4 doubles in the Lighthouse

£155 per night for 2 people sharing

Manoir de la Fieffe, Normandy, France

Just a short hop from the dramatic northern coast of the Cotentin Peninsula, and convenient for the port at Cherbourg, this 16th-century manor house has three suites, a substantial bedroom and a self-catering cottage in the old bakery.
1 double, 3 suites, 1 self-catering cottage

Double rooms and suites from €100 B&B; self-catering cottage from €85 per night. Reduced rates for longer stays

Makares Apartments, Donousa, Small Cyclades, Greece

A higgledy piggledy complex of apartments and studios just above Donousa's tiny port. Rooms are cool and contemporary, all with views from the terraces. Plenty to do on this lovely island, and charming Loukas will take you on boat trips.
Apartments and studios for 2-5

From €60 for 2

Exterior shot of Bedruthan Hotel

Bedruthan Steps Hotel and Spa, Cornwall

Unwind and refresh at this stunning hotel and spa in the natural and peaceful setting of the Cornish Coast. You'll be welcomed by a friendly team, sample home-cooked local food and be pampered in the Ocean Spa.
101 Rooms: Mix of twin/double, singles, villas & apartments

From £94

Chewton Glen

Chewton Glen, Hampshire, England

An English original... Chewton Glen is a luxury country house hotel, 12 tree-houses and a spa in 130 acres of Hampshire countryside on the edge of the New Forest National Park, from where it's a glorious 20 minute stroll to a wonderful sandy beach.
58 Rooms/Suites and 12 Treehouse Suites

Prices from £435

Stilegate, Somerset, England

Enjoy a good night's sleep in a cosy room, and a home-cooked breakfast made from local produce. The local beach is great for fossil hunters, with ammonites often discovered on the shore.
Solway View Wigwams - Bring your boots

Solway View Holidays, Kirkcudbright, Scotland

A lovely campsite nestled on the coast of Dumfries and Galloway, with eco wigwams and eco pods near the pretty little town of Kirkcudbright.
5 Large Wigwams

£37pn Big Chief Wigwam (inc 2 adult) and £42pn Running Water Wigwam (inc 2 adult). Extra: Adult £6pn, Infant (0-3) £foc & Child (4-16) £4pn

Slade Barn, Gower, Wales

A woodburning stove and lots of oak features keep it cosy, whilst modern marble and granite make it feel sleek and contemporary.
1 cottage for 6; 2 doubles, 1 twin

From £550 per week. Short breaks available.

Front view of Cliefiog

Cleifiog, Anglesey, Wales

The words “Peace to those who enter and health to those who leave” welcome you into Cleifiog, inscribed on the doorway some 400 years ago – perhaps more. Cleifiog has one of the best spots in Beaumaris with a panoramic view over the Menai Strait.
3 doubles.

From £80

Pedn Olva, Cornwall, England

Jutting out on a peninsula in colourful St Ives is this great hotel. Cabin rooms face seaward, the restaurant serves up a seasonal menu and there's plenty of car-free activities. Fall asleep to the sound of the waves crashing on the rocks below.
29 rooms: a mixture of doubles, twins and suites

From £73 per night

Stunning views

Churchwood Valley Holiday Park, South Devon, England

Enjoy peace and tranquillity in a secluded cabin in South Devon, in a beautiful wooded valley. Explore the stunning coastal and countryside walks and take in the abundance of wildlife from your doorstep- from birds and badgers to squirrels.
55 one bedroom & two bedroom cabins.

Self-catering per week ranges from £265 to £400 for 2 people (1-bedroom cabin) & from £345 to £895 for 4-6 people (2-bedroom cabin). Short Breaks also available.

Slver Birch Lodge, built from untreated larch and reclaimed slate

Lodges at the Mains, Highlands, Scotland

Two 5 star luxury eco-lodges which combine green technology, spacious interiors and gorgeous views to provide relaxation and comfort in the tranquility of the private woodland setting, home to abundant wildlife.
Each lodge has 1 kingsize master bedroom

Per lodge:from £812

Treganhoe Farm

Treganhoe Farm, Penzance, Cornwall

Treganhoe Farm in the Cornwall AONB has been in the James family for three generations, and is now run as a dairy farm with pigs and sheep. Visit the beach, famous Land’s End and "The Drift" reservoir, a lovely bird reserve and fly fishing spot.
3 rooms in each tent sleeping 5-6

From £435 per week

Merlin Farm Holiday Cottages, Cornwall, England

A collection of cool, contemporary cottages near the away-from-it-all beach at Mawgan Porth, last word in luxurious, eco-sensitive holiday accommodation. The views are of rolling hills but you can hear the crashing of the waves on the nearby beach.
6 cottages sleeping between 2-6

From £250 per week

Lush gardens at Fairyhill Hotel

Fairyhill Hotel, Gower, Wales

Reynoldston and beautiful Rhossili beach are nearby but you may struggle to leave the beautiful grounds - there are 25 lush green acres to wander in.
7 doubles

Doubles from £200

Luxury accommodation in England

Boswarthen Farm, Cornwall, England

A wonderful secluded campsite in the Cornish countryside boasting sea views of St Michael's Mount and the Lizard. Visit nearby St Ives and the famous Eden Project, or get active with surfing, swimming, biking and walking opportunities.
Room for up to 6: 1 double bed, 1 bunk bed, 1 cupboard bed

Prices from £354

Pretty exterior of Blue Seas Hotel

Blue Seas Hotel, Cornwall, England

Overlooking Mounts Bay and with the promenade just yards away, Blue Seas Hotel has fantastic sea views and is ideal for a refreshing break. Breakfasts use local, fresh ingredients.
5 doubles, 3 twins

Prices ranges from £84 to £90 per room per night

devon yurt

Holyford Yurt, Devon, England

Nestled in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the beautiful Axe Valley in Devon, this family-friendly, lone yurt pitched in a smallholding offers homegrown fruit and veg, earth oven, solar showers and is close to beaches and nature reserves.
Yurt sleeps 5 double bed, bunk beds, futon. Extra tent space

From £150

Alonaki Beach, Preveza, Greece

The tranquility of a beautiful beach-side stay just over a mile from central Preveza. This small hotel is on a quiet sand beach with calm clear water, making it ideal for young families.
15 doubles with adjoining twin

Doubles from €55

the shack beach house

'The Shack' - Vintage Vacations, Isle of Wight

Located in a dingly dell on the Isle of Wight (in a secret location near Cowes) "the shack", bijoux but perfectly formed, has two bedrooms, a kitchette and is peaceful and within reach of the beach, with a bbq, swing and hammock in a private garden.
1 double bedroom and 1 twin - sleeps 4

Weekend breaks from 185, midweek breaks from £160, weekly stays from £475

Brudenell Hotel, Suffolk, England

Sat right on Aldeburgh’s shingle beachfront, the Brudenell Hotel offers 44 stylish bedrooms with panoramic views of the sea or the tranquil River Ade and surrounding countryside. Lovely terrace for morning coffee and delicious fish at the restaurant.
44 doubles, twins, suites and family rooms

Contact hotel for details

Worm's Head Hotel, Gower, Wales

A beautiful view over Rhossili Bay and every bedroom faces the sea.
17 doubles

Doubles from £86

King Arthur Hotel, Gower, Wales

The location of the King Arthur, in chilled-out Reynoldston with the moorland and the sea both a walk away, makes it a wonderful choice for a relaxed weekend away.
18 doubles.

Doubles from £90

Tipi in a field

Anglesey Tipi & Yurt Holidays, Anglesey, Wales

A cluster of off-grid tipis and yurts in a secluded woodland setting just a mile from the coast. Beautifully furnished with beds or futons, sheepskins and lanterns, and stoves to keep you cosy. Pick-your-own veggies and eggs available on site.
2 tipis: 1 for 2, 1 for 4; 3 yurts: 1 for 4, 2 for 5

From £55 for two

Traditional Cumbrian Pub with Rooms. Dog and walker friendly. Great food & ales.

The Derby Arms, Witherslack, Cumbria

A traditional Cumbrian Inn at 'the gateway' to the English Lake District offering six comfortable, individually designed double bedrooms, all with en-suite facilities. Serving delicious award winning food, local ales and an extensive wine list.
Six double en-suite bedrooms

from £70 per room per night, with a full Continental Breakfast included the next morning.

Quirky and kitsch La Rosa caravan

La Rosa Campsite, Whitby, Yorkshire

A 20 acre campsite in The North York Moors constructed with recycled, reclaimed and found objects. Stay in a vintage and classic caravan, a converted truck with funky decorations or a tipi. Wild, colourful, bohemian and kitsch.
B&B in Whitby, Van, Carvan or Tipi

from £86

Kinlochlaich House on beautiful grounds

Kinlochlaich House, W Highlands, Scotland

A historic country house set in its own beautiful gardens, close to the sea with views of the mountains. Stay in one of the self-contained apartments, the a cottage adjacent or the unique octagonal eco treehouse.
4 double, 3 twin, 1 bunks

Prices from £360

Exterior view of Organig Parc

Organig Parc, Carnguwch, Wales

These old stone stables have been renovated using local materials to transform them into charming holiday cottages. With breathtaking views of the mountains, river and Cardigan Bay in the distance, this is the perfect retreat to unwind.
4 cottages, sleeps from 4 - 6 people

From £495 for a week stay

Front of white washed Black Lion Inn on cloudy, blue sky day

Black Lion Inn, Anglesey, Wales

Wedged between Valley and Cemaes Bay, this 18th-century pub has been renovated by owners Leigh and Mari who have a flair for design and a passion for good food: ingredients come direct from local producers. Two light and bright doubles upstairs.
2 doubles

From £115 for 2

YHA Swanage, Dorset, England

This elegant Victorian Villa on the dramatic Jurassic Coast is the perfect base for a family beach holiday. Within minutes, you can be building sandcastles on an award-winning sandy beach or enjoying the classic seaside resort of Swanage.
101 beds. Rooms 2-8 beds, for private hire or as dorms.

From £13 per person for a dorm bed - up to £90 for a private room for 6 or more people.

Tallizmand B&B, Gower

Tallizmand Guest House, Gower, Wales

A cosy and friendly atmosphere reins supreme and owners David and Anne can send you off with a packed lunch.
3 doubles.

Doubles from £89 per night.

The Nanhoron Arms Hotel, Nefyn, Wales

A family-friendly hotel close to the beach and the clean and clear waters of the Llyn peninsula. Popular with holidaymakers who come to explore this historic spot and with locals who love the 'Back Bar'.

Doubles from £75; family rooms from £95

The Willowfield

The Willowfield, Arnside and Silverdale, England

With uninterrupted views over the Helvellyn range, this family-run guesthouse is the perfect spot for a quiet retreat. It’s also close to Arnside Knott and the nature reserve Leighton Moss, respectively renown for having butterflies and birds galore.
11: 4 doubles, 3 twins, 3 family, 1 single

Double/twin rooms available from £87 and single room £49

Rear garden of Hen Ffermdy cottage.

Banceithin, Ceredigion, Wales

Two renovated cottages blending modern design with character and original features of traditional Welsh stone buildings, on a smallholding nestled in a quiet valley. A great location for enjoying unspoilt countryside, wildlife and the gorgeous coast.
Hen Ffermdy 1 king. Cwt Mochyn 2 doubles, 1 twin/superking.

from £180

Iona Hostel in a fantastic natural setting in Scotland

Iona Hostel and Bothy, Isle of Iona, Argyll, Scotland

An independent hostel with a strong ethos of sustainability, on a traditional working croft in an extraordinary and elemental landscape. Kick off your shoes and watch the light sing on the sea. Comes highly recommended by visitors.
Five mixed rooms, sleeping 2, 4 (x2) and 6 (x2)

£19.50 per bed night / £16.50 for under 10's.

Springhill Farm, Northumberland, England

Ten cottages in converted farm buildings, a clutch of wooden wigwams, a bunkhouse sleeping 32 for family reunions or groups of friends, and a beautiful campsite. The coast is within touching distance, as are the area's historic sights. Fabulous.
Camping & caravan site, cottages, bunkhouse, wigwams, hides

Pitches from £14; wigwams & hides £19.50 pppn; bunkhouse £15 pppn; cottages from £185 for 2 nights.

Berwick Holiday Park, Northumberland

Berwick Holiday Park, Northumberland, England

This caravan park overlooks the North Sea on the highest cliffs in Northumberland; follow steep steps down to two white sand beaches and seek out sea creatures in the rock pools at low tide. Onsite, there’s a bowling green and sports court.
2-bed caravans sleep up to 6 people, 3-bed sleep up to 8.

Standard 2-bed caravan for 3 nights from £230.

Outstanding views and landscapes

College Farm, Feather Down Farm, Norfolk, England

Immerse yourself in Norfolk's wonderful countryside with a stay at College Farm campsite, offering up everything from bird watching to canoeing, as well as being within easy reach of the picturesque towns of Southwold, Beccles and Aldeburgh.
Room for up to 6: 1 double bed, 1 bunk bed, 1 cupboard bed

Weekends from £405, Midweek from £465, Week from £635

Villa Arbutus Lefkas

Villa Arbutus, Lefkas, Greece

Perched on an ancient olive grove overlooking the sea, islands and mountains of the south coast of Lefkas, this wooden house with stone floors and infinity pool is a perfect spot for a self catering holiday with friends or family.
1 double, 1 twin

Between £1400 to £1800 per week in high season for up to 5 people. Significantly less at other times. See website.

colina flora eco guesthouse

Colina Flora, Colares, Sintra, Portugal

Delightful country house with ocean views, in the beautiful and quiet Sintra Natural Park. Only 5 minutes to wonderful beaches, 35 min to Lisbon and 15 minutes to Sintra, Cascais and Estori. Brilliant for hiking, surfing and cycling.
4 doubles, 1 single

€55 to €89 per night high season singles, cozy double, large double with veranda. A summer kitchen for all guests wanting to self-cater

L’O de l’Orme

L’O de l’Orme, Normandy, France

Nestling into a hillside pasture at the edge of the privately owned 4,000-acre forest of Beaumont, with views across the Grosley-sur-Risle valley, this stylishly refurbished cottage sleeping four oozes Gallic chic, blending classic fifties furniture.
Gîte for 4

From €180.

Hotel Galini, Lesvos, Greece

A chilled-out little hotel down a quiet side street in town. Galini's rooms are clean and airy, with balconies looking out over the streets. The best bit of a stay here is a chat with charming owner Fani, a font of local knowledge.
20: 18 twins, 1 single, 1 triple.

Twin from €40; single from €35; triple from €50.

Swallow's Nest sitting room

Higher Menadew Farm Cottages, Cornwall, England

Seven superb holiday cottages set in the Cornish countryside with fabulous facilities including indoor heated swimming pool. Ideally located for all Cornwall's attractions including beaches and gardens. Perfect for families and couples.
7 cottages: 2 x 1 dbl, 2 twin; 4 x 1 dbl,1 twin; 1 dbl

from £238

Exterior View of a Leafy approach to our front door

Bedford Lodge, Shanklin, Isle of Wight, UK

The Bedford Lodge is situated on a leafy avenue in the heart of picturesque Shanklin Old Village, close to quaint village shops, thatched pubs and excellent eateries. Just minutes from the sea and close to the bus and train routes.
14

£40 per person per night for a double room.

East Briscoe Farm Cottages are set in beautiful rural Teesdale

East Briscoe Farm Cottages, County Durham, England

Experience the beautiful, unspoilt landscape of Teesdale from these award-winning, farm cottages. The surrounding countryside with its woodlands, meadows, market towns and pretty villages is great for walking and cycling.
8: 5 doubles, 3 twins in 3 2-bedroom & 2 1-bedroom cottages

prices from £206

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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