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Running Away to Sea 2013

Running Away to Sea 2013


Top Coastal Getaways


June still has to play out but already it feels like we’ve had more of a summer than the washout of last year.


Now is the perfect time to carve out a long weekend, to get your annual fix of briny breezes, restorative strolls along the beach and picnics on the cliffs. Be inspired by our pick of coastal retreats, runaway now or plan your perfect escape for later in the year.


The Island Hideaway, Isle of Wight


The Island Hideaway, Isle of Wight. There is also a little summer attached to the property for lazing by the pond.


For deep relaxation, leafy seclusion and bracing beach walks:

If you want to really run away from it all this is where to go. Shack up in a perfectly formed little garden cottage straight out the pages of a glossy interiors magazine. Sleeps 2 in dappled shady, romantic bliss. In the heart of the Old Village of the Isle of Wight, just ten minutes stroll from golden sandy beaches and a thatched roofed shoreside pub. For further details contact: Unique Home Stays +44 (0) 1637 881942.


The Scarlet Hotel, Cornwall, England


The Relaxation Terrace at the Scarlet Hotel, Cornwall, England.

The Relaxation Terrace at the Scarlet Hotel, Cornwall, England.

For informal, design conscious luxury after you’re all surfed out:

The Scarlet is slick, swish and salty. Lounging amidst the dunes midway between Trevose and Newquay the Scarlet is the antidote to seaside twee. The eco interior and exterior are big on curvilinear organic design, there is a natural chemical-free pool and log fired hot tub in the spa. Every room has a stunning sea view and gorgeous, unfussy contemporary furnishings.


Pool House, Poolewe, Scotland


HMS Nairana, a suite inspired by the grand palaces of Rajasthan.

HMS Nairana, a suite inspired by the grand palaces of Rajasthan. The suite has its own private entrance and is situated just fifteen feet from the sea. Image courtesy Pool House, Poolewe.


For lovers of rugged mountains, gilded luxury and sumptuous surrounds:

With its exquisitely eclectic interior of antiques and curios, and its atmosphere of elevated culture and luxury, the Pool House is like nowhere else on earth. It is above fashion and beyond time, the ultimate scene for seduction and romance: five suites and two rooms of unique, uncompromising luxury and indulgence. For further details contact; Pool House, email: Tel: +44 (0)1445 781272



The Lighthouse, Llandudno, Wales


The Lighthouse, Llundudno at sunset, courtesy Steve Thomas.

The Lighthouse, Llundudno at sunset, courtesy Steve Thomas.

For plunging vertical drops, wooden four posters and unique Victorian architecture:

The Lighthouse is situated in Great Orme Country Park, just a couple of miles from Llandudno. Built in 1862 the Lighthouse is testament to the grandeur and wealth of the Empire. The Keeper’s Hall with its enormous curving walls of polished pitch pine is particularly impressive. Breakfast is taken in the Victorian dining room, overlooking the 100 meter drop to the roaring surf. For further details contact: Great Orme Lighthouse +44 (0) 1492 876819.


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