Get set for springtime with a refreshing seaside break!
holidaycottages.co.uk reveals the five most popular spots for spring and introduces its Great British Coast hub, helping customers make the very most of their coastal escapes in 2022
7 March 2022
With spring just around the corner, is there anywhere better to welcome in longer, lighter and warmer days than on the British coast? Any lingering lethargy from the darker months is swiftly swept away by the gentle lapping of waves, the refreshing sea breeze, the taste and smell of salt in the air, and the unspoilt magnificence of the views. And, with over 11,000 miles of spectacular coastline in the UK, there’s certainly plenty of it to enjoy.
Even more aware of the UK’s coastal appeal than most is self-catering specialist holidaycottages.co.uk, which has over 3,500 properties located within five miles of a beach, each offering a cosy, homely base from which to explore the local shores… and to relax in at the end of an exhilarating day of fresh air and fun.
Based on searches on its website since the New Year, holidaycottages.co.uk has found that Tenby (pictured below), in Pembrokeshire, is the most sought-after coastal town for a spring holiday in the UK, closely followed by Seahouses in Northumberland and Bude in Cornwall. Devon takes two spots in the top five, with Appledore and Brixham both proving to be very popular with holidaycottages.co.uk customers looking for an early seaside getaway this year.
With demand for UK coastal breaks up over 40% compared to 2020, holidaycottages.co.uk has created the Great British Coast hub, providing an invaluable source of information for anyone considering a holiday by the sea in 2022.
The Great British Coast hub features:
- A Great British Beach Index – choose your favourite beach by comparing the facilities (parking, dog-friendliness, accessibility and water quality, etc) offered by seaside spots across the UK;
- Great British Guidebooks to topics such as dog-friendly beaches, surfing and coastal walks;
- Inspirational ‘Discover’ guides to popular British coastal destinations, including Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Northumberland and Norfolk;
- Informative articles to help you plan your next beach escape, such as 10 of the best coastal cottages for 2022, which water sport you should try this year, and where to spot wildlife on the Great British coast.
Matt Brayley, Marketing Director at holidaycottages.co.uk, comments: “More than ever, people are feeling the draw of being by the sea and realising that you don’t need to travel far to experience the benefits of a revitalising coastal break. Here in the UK, we’re lucky enough to have an amazing coastline full of beautiful beaches and secluded coves, which offer something for all our guests. We’ve created the Great British Coast hub to make planning the perfect 2022 coastal holiday an even easier and more enjoyable experience this year.”
holidaycottages.co.uk has a coastal property to suit everyone: from cosy seaside cottages suitable for couples and singles, to larger coastal boltholes that are fantastic to share with family or friends – plus, of course, their beloved dogs. Here is a selection of holiday homes in holidaycottages.co.uk’s top five coastal towns that currently have availability, either for a short break or longer stay, between March and May. Properties are getting snapped up fast though, so be sure to book soon…
TENBY, WALES – beach days and movie nights
Min Y Mor (sleeps six) is an extremely stylish mansion apartment in the medieval walled seaside town of Tenby, famous for its brightly hued houses. Just yards from the sweeping sands of Paragon Beach, families can delight in days of sandcastle building and sea paddling, while a boat trip to the beautiful monastic island of Caldey will be an added treat. Come the evening (or inclement days), family film nights are enhanced by a projection screen with Netflix and Apple TV. And, once the children have climbed into their cabin bunk beds (where a ladder leads to a play area), grown-ups can treat themselves to a soak in the copper slipper bath. A seven-night self-catering stay this spring costs from £251 pp (£1,503 total).
Or search here for all coastal properties in Wales.
SEAHOUSES, NORTHUMBERLAND – floor-to-ceiling spectacle and wildlife spotting
The Fat Badger (sleeps six) is a wonderfully stylish property flooded with light by magnificent floor-to-ceiling windows. The kitchen is ideal for entertaining, with a large central island, a wine fridge, a coffee maker and a Smart TV to keep the cook entertained. Sail over to the Farne Islands on a boat trip from nearby Seahouses to see a range of wildlife, and cross the causeway to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne for a taste of both history and the local mead. Berwick-upon-Tweed to the north and Alnwick Castle, with its pretty market town to the south, are also within easy reach by car. A seven-night self-catering stay this spring costs from £210 pp (£1,260 total).
Or search here for all coastal properties in Northumberland.
BUDE, CORNWALL – private beach hut and ‘The Cube’ garden room
Kerth (sleeps eight) is a beautiful coastal property, big enough for the whole family, and just a short walk from the town of Bude and Crooklets Beach (where guests have unlimited access to a beach hut). The South West Coast Path is nearby, offering spectacular walks for miles around. There is a contemporary-style courtyard with an outside shower, garden furniture, locally made tyre seats and a BBQ, perfect for relaxing in with a glass of wine on a pleasant spring evening. ‘The cube’ is a modern garden room in which to unwind with a book and a cup of tea. A seven-night self-catering stay this spring costs from £98 pp (£779 total).
Or search here for all coastal properties in Cornwall.
APPLEDORE, DEVON – courtyard garden and family attractions
Appledore Cobblestones (sleeps four, plus one dog) is a quirky and stylish former fisherman’s cottage with a pretty sun-trap courtyard garden. Set in the heart of the fishing village of Appledore, with its bustling quayside, quaint shops, restaurants and gastropubs on your doorstep, this is an idyllic retreat for couples and small families alike. The whole of the North Devon coast is easily accessible by car while, for families, The Big Sheep and Milky Way adventure parks are close by, as are RHS Rosemoor’s beautiful gardens. A seven-night self-catering stay this spring costs from £136 pp (£542 total). £20 supplement for a dog.
Or search here for all coastal properties in Devon.
BRIXHAM, DEVON – harbour views for humans and hound
Fruits De Mer (sleeps two, plus one dog) is a delightful top floor apartment, with spectacular harbour views, in beautiful Brixham. There’s a spacious open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner, two airy double bedrooms and a handy hallway for shrugging off walking boots (and dog lead) after days spent exploring the local area. Take a boat trip across the bay to Torquay, hop on board the wonderful steam railway which runs through the Dart Valley or simply potter around Brixham, visiting the fascinating replica of Sir Francis Drake’s ‘The Golden Hind’ and enjoying the array of waterfront cafés and restaurants. A seven-night self-catering stay this spring costs from £225 pp (£550 total). £20 supplement for a dog.
Or search here for all coastal properties in Devon.
To book your springtime coastal escape, visit www.holidaycottages.co.uk and get set to blow away those cobwebs!
Notes to Editors:
- holidaycottages.co.uk has a diverse collection of over 8,000 holiday homes and has been operating for more than 30 years. Spanning England, Scotland and Wales, all its properties have been personally inspected to meet the company’s high quality standards.
- holidaycottages.co.uk has been recognised for its outstanding customer service with a Feefo Platinum Trusted Service Award, an accolade that honours companies which have upheld a very high standard in terms of customer experience consistently for over three years.
- holidaycottages.co.uk is part of the Travel Chapter, one of the UK’s leading holiday letting agencies.
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