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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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Kirkennan Lodge sits on its own in a large garden.

Kirkennan Estate, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

Choose from 3 characterful cottages set on a small, organic Scottish Estate in a scenic coastal area bulging with birds & other wildlife; enjoy the woodland, riverside, Victorian walled & landscaped gardens - or just dog walk for miles from the door.
from 2 to 4 (sleep 5, 5 and 7), depending on the cottage.

Weekly cost: Lodge £310-£900: Mews £260-£640; Woodsedge £280-£715

The Mission

The Mission, Isle of Wight, England

A converted tin Mission Hall circa 1890, now a highly original four-bedroom holiday home in the Isle of Wight. Sleeps up to 8 in retro seaside splendour. One of a kind!
4 bedrroms. 2 double, 1 double/twin, 1 twin (bunks)

Weekends from £445, Weekly stays from £750 , Midweek breaks from £240 Some midweek deals available for couples (2 people sharing room) - just ask)

Lower Rodhuish

Lower Rodhuish, Minehead, Somerset

Lower Rodhuish set in a national park and ionly 10-minutes down country lanes to Blue Anchor Bay’s pebble beach. An active farm with livestock, ponies and arable the six tents are spread across two cosy paddocks behind the 17th-century farmhouse.
6 tents sleeping up to 6 each

From £269

Hideaway cottage

Nantwen, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Award winning, secluded and romantic luxury bolt hole near the beach at Newport on the Pembrokeshire coast, Nantwen is a former barn converted to a spacious cottage for 2 with a log burner and claw foot tub set in expansive private grounds on a farm.
1 double (more available)

From £465 per week (short breaks available)

The Chalet, Isle of Wight, England

A two-minute hop to the beach in Fishbourne, this simple timber cabin sleeps two. It’s a compact little space, with a cosy en-suite bedroom and an open-plan kitchen, living area and dining room.

From £245 per week.

Kiln Park Holiday Park, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Kiln Park is fantastic for families, with the beach nearby, swimming pools, outdoor activities and fantastic National Park Ranger Walks. Specially adapted caravans for the disabled are also provided, making it the perfect for an inclusive holiday.
Range of safari tents, caravans & disabled access caravans

Tents are approx. £145 per night, caravans are approx. £185 per night,

Croft House, Exmoor, UK

This delightful guesthouse – built for a sea captain in 1828, and retaining period features – nestles in the heart of Lynton Old Town, a hop away from the visitor centre, coast path and cliff railway down to Lynmouth Harbour.
Six en-suite bedrooms

Twins/doubles from £74 B&B.

Le Landemer, Normandy, France

A beautiful sea-facing hotel which had a total refurbishment in 2014. Just a short hop from Cherbourg, you've got 80km of wild coastline on your doorstep - a perfect spot for families, watersports enthusiasts and those after a bit of relaxation.
10 doubles

From €95 a night

The Imperial Hotel

The Imperial Hotel, Snowdonia, Wales

With views across Llandudno Bay, this four star hotel prides itself on being a fantastic base for many of the attractions of North Wales. The hotel itself features comfortable rooms, award winning food, a gym, swimming pool, sauna and spa.
98: many doubles, twins, singles; 4 suites, 4 family suites

£130-£475 per room per night.

Northlodge Eco-Camping, Pembrokeshire, Wales

With gorgeous views over the Preseli mountains, this smallholding is set in it's own beautiful patch of countryside, providing a campsite, two log cabins and a cosy B&B lodge. It's also about as eco-friendly and you can get, and welcomes dogs!
Campsite; B&B w. 2 double rooms; 2 log cabins, each sleeps 4

Campsite, £20; B&B, £50; log cabins, £45 (all per night in high season)

Bell tents at Cliff House, Suffolk, England

This fabulous collection of luxury bell tents are a new offering from the five star Cliff House Holiday site, set in a beautiful cliff top location with its own private beach access. The tents themselves are raised up on their own individual decks.
Safari tent for 4, cottage for 6, lodge for 4, camping

Safari tent and cottage from £334 per wk; lodge from £354; camping from £14.50

Granary Barns, Cardigan

Granary Lofts, Cardigan, Pembrokeshire, Wales

On the Quayside in Cardigan town centre, these holiday apartments combine chic contemporary design with original rustic features. Restored to heritage standard, they also feature gorgeous views over the River Teifi. Close to Pembrokeshire Coast.
2 x 1 rooms for 2, 2 x 2 rooms for 4, 1 x 2 room for 5

£60 - £150 per apartment per night

Exterior view of Gwesty Ty Newydd

Gwesty Ty Newydd, Aberdaron, Wales

Located on the magnificent sandy beach of Aberdaron, this contemporary hotel has a terrace that looks over the ocean with sunning views of nearby islands. Enjoy freshly caught seafood and scrumptious homemade cakes or stroll along the gorgeous coast.
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From £110 per night based on 2 people sharing

Hotel Penzance, Cornwall, England

A calm retreat with friendly staff, a fantastic restaurant and a monthly-changing exhibition of work by local artists. Rooms have a classical air, with plenty of little luxuries. Perfectly positioned in central Penzance for car-free activities.
25 doubles, twins and suites

From £120 for two

Exterior of Carricks farm B&B

Carricks at Castle Farm, Norfolk

A splendid guest house on the family farm sitting on the banks of the River Wensum, home of the Carrick family for almost 100 years. Stroll along the beautiful beaches, visit the County's fantastic sights and retreat into the serene countryside.
4: 2 Doubles suite, 1 double/twin suite, 1 private Bathroom

£90 Double / £60 Single = Monday - Thursday, £95 Double / £65 Single = Friday - Sunday

Views from Great Escapes

Great Escapes Tarifa Costa de la Luz Andalucia Spain

Self-catering chalets with outdoor terraces & garden area. Within walking distance to golden beaches with views across the Atlantic to Morocco. Plan your BBQ, relax by the pool, lounge in the hammocks in beautiful grounds surrounded by natural park.
5 rooms (one per chalet)

Low season 395 euros; Mid season 495 euros ; High season 595 euros per week minimum stay for a chalet for one couple.

The Dunoon Hotel, Snowdonia, Wales

This charming hotel is situated in a prime location, being in easy reach of mountains, forests, rivers, beaches and National Trust properties. The Dunoon Hotel prides itself old-fashioned hotel values, and boasts an award winning restaurant.
50: 35 doubles/twins, 11 singles, 3 triples, 1 family room

Bed, breakfast and dinner: £74-95 per person per night; £441-567 per person per week. Discount if opting out of dinner.

St Michael's Hotel & Spa, Cornwall, England

Fabulous seaside retreat: relax in comfortable, contemporary bedrooms, dine on fish caught in the bay, soak in organic products in the spa, gaze out to sea across south-facing subtropical gardens. It's kid- and dog-friendly, too.
Mixture of doubles, suites and family suites

From £52 for two

The Captain’s House, Preveza, Greece

There’s a quiet elegance about this small hotel just off Preveza harbour, formerly the mansion of a 19th-century sea captain. It has a secluded garden and balconies with views of the marina, and they also offer free bike hire to guests.
7 doubles, 2 suites

Doubles from €80 B&B

The beautiful chateau

Clos Saint-Gilles, Normandy, France

A leper colony might seem an odd choice for conversion to a guesthouse – but this 17th-century half-timbered building and adjacent farmhouse captured the imagination of Gilles and Joëlle de Champ, both passionate about old structures and gardens.
3 doubles

€102 for 2

Prassinos Studios, Donousa, Small Cyclades, Greece

A short walk from the harbour on the island of Donousa, this collection of traditional houses is the perfect place to while away a few days on this lovely, laid-back island. With a village-like feel to the place, the houses stretch over a hillside.
Mix of doubles, triples and suites
Deepdale Tipi

Deepdale Backpackers & Camping, Norfolk, UK

Award winning, eco friendly, self-catering, backpackers' paradise of a hostel and campsite on the Norfolk Coast. This beautiful village by the sea is designated an "area of outstanding natural beauty" - the driest, warmest, sunniest region in the UK.
Mixed private & dorm, Campsite, Tipis, Yurts, Shepherds huts

from £12.

View from Hotel Window

The Sandbeck, Whitby, North Yorkshire, England

Seafront boutique B&B yards from the famous Whale Bones with harbour, beach and coastal views. Organic breakfasts available. Wine, flowers, champagne and chocolates for romantic arrivals!
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From £109

Villa Fol Avril, Normandy, France

Each of the twelve light and airy bedrooms have unusual layouts and exposed beams and are filled with antiques salvaged from local markets. Feast on regional dishes in the restaurant, and there’s masses to do in the area.
12 doubles

From €71 per night

Over the Rainbow, Vegetarian/Vegan Country Retreat, Cardigan Bay

Over the Rainbow, Cardigan Bay, Wales

Fabulous, award winning vegetarian b&b in a converted Georgian mansion near Cardigan Bay nestled in secluded mature gardens and woodland. Perfect base for cycling, coastal walking or exploring all that the Pembrokeshire National Park has to offer.
5 Rooms (2 double, 2 double/twin ensuites, 1 single ensuite)

Range from £90 to £140 per room per night B&B for 2 people sharing, depending on facilities. Single ensuite £48 per night B&B

Inside yurt with wooden floors, seating and chest

Anglesey Outdoors Centre, Anglesey, Wales

An outdoor activity centre with a collection of comfortably furnished yurts and cabins, with woodburners, shelves packed with games for rainy days, driftwood mirrors and rugs and lanterns. Try sea kayaking, coasteering or windsurfing at the centre.
3 yurts: 1 for 2, 2 for 4; 2 cabans for 4

From £75 for 2

The Little Gloster, Isle of Wight, England

A recipe for the perfect foodie seaside break: a seaside bar and restaurant run by a Danish chef passionate about his locally produced ingredients, within Scandinavian-style three-room B&B.
Three en-suite bedrooms

Double rooms from £90, B&B.

Coed Cae, Snowdonia, Wales

Looking out over the beautiful Mawddach Estury, this rural B&B offers cosy accomodation, delicious food and an abundance of breathtaking walks nearby. Come for some rest and relaxation, or get active and hire one of their bikes.
3: 1 double, 1 twin & 1 family room (1 double & 2 singles)

From £75 per night

Outdoor Alternative group accommodation on Anglesey

Outdoor Alternative, Anglesey, Wales

Stay in a 4 star, family-run, green tourism gold award winning accommodation – a relaxed & informal base to explore Anglesey. Your hosts provide comfortable year-round group accommodation for 16 to 45 people in 2 adjacent buildings and activities.
10: 2 x 6; 2 x 5; 3 x 4; 1 x 3; 2 x 2.

Bunkhouse £375 each per night (w/e); £21pp mid-week groups.

Suffolk Secrets, Suffolk, England

Whether you’re looking for a country cottage in Southwold, a seaside retreat in Aldeburgh or a traditional beach hut, Suffolk Secrets has some absolute gems in its collection. Winners of the 2011 Green Small Business of the Year Award.
Various self-catering cottages from 2-16 people

Various; contact owner for details

Dairy Barns

Dairy Barns, Norfolk, England

Dairy Barns is B&B accommodation on the outskirts of Hickling village, within touching distance of the coast at Sea Palling, 6 lovely B&B rooms and 3 suites, plus two self-catering cottages on what remains a working farm. Locally sourced breakfasts!
6 Doubles, 3 Suites and 2 self catering cottages

From £78

Pendyffryn Guesthouse, Pembrokeshire, Wales

A stone's throw from the beach, this renovated Victorian house is the perfect place to come to witness the stunning scenery and an abundance of wildlife, such as seabirds, seals, and even dolphins and whales!
3: 2 double en suite, 1 double/twin en suite

£80

Mercure Brighton Seafront, Brighton, England

This four-starred, 117-room grand Victorian landmark is right on the seafront, close to The Lanes with all its shops, cinemas and theatres.
The Pig on the Beach

The Pig on the Beach, Dorset, England

This luxurious, tranquil retreat has stunning views of the coastline and features comfortable rooms furnished in the Pig's signature style, as well as a spa. The restaurant celebrates the freshest local produce - often grown in their kitchen garden.
23 rooms: doubles of varying sizes and twin rooms available

From £145 per room per night

The Gables, Suffolk, England

Owned by the same family since 1880, The Gables is a three storey, Victorian family house, tastefully refurbished to offer self-catering accommodation for up to 14 people. There are seven double or twin bedrooms, and a dining room with an open fire.
House for 14

Contact owner for details

Webbington Farm Holiday Cottages

Webbington Farm Holiday Cottages, Mendip Hills

Webbington Farm Holiday Cottages is a conversion of stone courtyard barns into four fantastic oak beamed cottages with hot tub and river frontage for private fishing on a beef farm that can accommodate from 1 to 30 guests, perfectly child friendly
Accommodates 1-30

From £369 per week

Broughton Bank Cottage in woodland garden. Sleeps 4 in double and twin bedrooms.

Cartmel Holiday Cottages, South Lakes, Cumbria, England

Two unique Lake District detached renovated cottages each in its own grounds with great views, cosy fires and private gardens in quiet wood and farmland location. Carefully maintained by owners nearby. Pets welcome for long rambly Cumbrian walks.
2 x 2 bedrm cottages: 1 double & 1 twin; 1 kingsize & 1 twin

Low / High season £234 / £402 for 3 nights to £390 / £670 for a week.

The Blue House, Isle of Wight, England

A modernised timber building, with a fabulous cedar and glass extension, the Blue House sleeps eight in style.

From £1,450 per week.

Exterior view of The Ship Hotel

The Ship Hotel, Aberdaron, Wales

Looking out across to the Gwylan islands and Aberdaron Bay, this modern and comfortable hotel offers the perfect resting place after a stroll along the coastal paths, serving freshly caught, award-winning lobster and crab for dinner.
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From £99 per night based on 2 people sharing

Richardson's Boats, The Broads, Norfolk

Boats at Richardson's, Stalham, Norfolk Broads

Established for over 60 years, and still family-owned and -run, based in the small town of Stalham, Richardson’s has the largest fleet of motor cruisers on the Broads available at a mind-boggling range of prices available for day or week long hire.
Over 100 boats available sleeping from 2-9

From £299.

Acacia Farm

Acacia Farm Camping and Touring, Mendip Hills

The Robinson family runs this five-acre campsite and caravan park with cabins, which overlooks the gorgeous Mendip countryside, surrounded on all sides by rolling countryside; bring the dog. Guests arriving on 2 wheels or feet get a discount.

Pitches from £13.50

Laverock Law Cottages, Self Catering Northumberland

Laverock Law Cottages, Northumberland, England

Laverock Law, a clutch of 3 cottages and a shepherd's hut - all self catering and tucked away in 2 acres of woods in a tranquil area of Northumberland. An ideal place to relax by starlit campfires, explore the fantastic coast, castles and wildlife.
3 cottages: double rooms and singles and Shepherd's hut

From £145

Brighstone holiday cottage, Isle of Wight

2 The Granary, Brighstone, Isle of Wight

A charming, grade II listed, 4 star, Isle of Wight holiday cottage, originally part of Brighstone Mill. The cottage is located beside a quiet lane on edge of popular village of Brighstone, 1/2 mile from sea. Upside down layout with enclosed garden.
1 kingsize, 1 twin, 1 travel cot

£375 - £795 per week

B&B near Lyme Regis and Axminster. Hedgehog Corner close to River Cottage.

Hedgehog Corner, Devon, England

Adult-only B&B and (separate) child friendly holiday cottage that sleep 6 very close to Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall's River Cottage HQ. Just 3 minutes drive to Lyme Regis on the Jurassic Coast. Take a look at their website for a fabulous video.
B&B for adults only and child friendly Holiday Cottage.

Holiday Cottage Short Breaks from £240

Manorbier Bed and breakfast front garden and guest patio and guest sun deck.

Manorbier B & B, Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK.

Manorbier, a little bed and breakfast by the sea, in Tenby, Wales is in the shadow of Manorbier's Medieval castle. The 2 rooms, both with coastal views, located in a family home, have private bathrooms, a guest lounge & use of the Sea Breeze Garden.
1 double en suite, 1 twin room

£85 for two people sharing double en suite single occupancy £60 double en suite, twin room with private sole use bathroom £75 two people, single £50.

Undermount, Isle of Wight, England

In foodie Bonchurch, home to a good pub and the renowned Pond Café, this three-bedroom house is part of a large Victorian mansion overlooking the sea.

From £750 per week.

Votsala Hotel, Thermi, Lesvos

This colourful, friendly hotel is made up of blocks of apartments facing out to the sea, but it doesn't feel too big or busy - the abundance of flowers dotted about the grounds make a stay here feel like ambling about in someone's garden.
45 apartments

Doubles from £31 B&B

Blyth Hotel, Suffolk, England

This beautiful Edwardian building offers 14 stylish rooms, each with their own individual character and charm. Southwold's sandy beaches are five minutes away, and the town has arguably the Suffolk's best fish and chips.
13 doubles, twins and singles

Contact hotel for details

Brighton House

Brighton House, East Sussex, England

A refurbished historic guesthouse on the elegant Regency Square in the heart of Brighton - just a stone's throw from the seafront. Relax in the comfortable ensuite bedrooms and savour the healthy organic breakfast.
We offer 16 clean & comfortable ensuites rooms

All rates are per room, per night & are inclusive of breakfast & all taxes. Double rooms (£75-£115) Single rooms (£45-£55) Twin & Triple rooms (£95-£150) Superior double (£105-£135)

Lydstep beach

Lydstep Beach Holiday Park, Pembrokeshire, Wales

The perfect place for those wanting to spend most of their time on the beach, this holiday park is ideal for a family getaway. Immerse yourself in the beautiful surrounding countryside, or sample some of the park's many available leisure activities.
Several caravans, sleeping 3-8

Caravans cost approx. £185 per night

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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