As the evenings start to get lighter and thoughts turn to summer getaways, Seymours Prestige Homes take a look at some fun and luxurious seaside retreats, perfect for a weekend escape – all within a short drive of Surrey.
Get back to nature without compromising on quality on Lunsford Farm a working farm in Pett, East Sussex. The beach is a mere 10-minute walk away from your base, where you can also experience the wonder of wildflower meadows, sand dunes and the very best fresh air fun. There are plenty of attractions nearby, the seaside town of Hastings, as well as the ancient centres of Winchelsea and Rye where you can browse the boutiques or sample some artisan ice cream before you head back for some rural R&R.
The Canvas Hideaway features a living room – complete with chandelier, a fully equipped kitchen and three bedrooms.
If you are looking for a family-friendly, off-grid getaway then Lunsford Farm is definitely for you.
Prices start at £450 | featherdown.co.uk
Heading a little further to Wootton Bridge on the Isle of Wight, this dreamy hand-built tree house can comfortably accommodate up to six guests. After climbing the beautiful wooden stairs, visitors can cook up a feast in the eco-friendly kitchen before settling down in front of a cosy wood burner.
The Tree House’s clever design means there are two separate sections with the ‘sleeping house’ comprising two heated bedrooms and a good sized and super cool bathroom. The master bedroom has flexible beds creating either a king-size bed or twin beds while the second has one set of bunk beds and ladder stairs up to a hidden double sleeping space that children will love.
Nearby is a plethora of English seaside staples, including a steam train, an array of quirky independent shops and a thriving coffee culture.
From £1,000+ based on two sharing for seven nights | glampinghub.com
The Beachcroft Hotel has four Beach Hut Suites each with a stylish lounge area, their own terrace overlooking the beach, a mezzanine master bedroom and for those who want to bring the children, there is a small bunk bed room at the back of the suite. Situated on a seven-mile coastal footpath, the West Sussex setting has secluded beaches, award-winning seafront with a Grade II listed pier and green-flag parks
Guests can also enjoy a champagne-packed picnic hampers or with freshly prepared and boxed-up fish and chips, for an authentic taste of the English coast. Four-legged friends are also catered for, with basket and bespoke treats waiting for your pooch on arrival.
The hotel also offers a personally curated Walking Guide for guests to encourage them to get out and about and explore the region further. Adult bicycles are included as part of your stay when staying in a Beach Hut Suite and wine lovers should definitely take a trip to nearby Tinwood Estate where tasting and vineyard tours are on offer.
Prices start at £275 based on two sharing B&B. | beachcroft-hotel.co.uk
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Set within the heart of the New Forest, The Pig is the perfect place to head for a grown-up break, whatever the season. The original of the much celebrated chain, it offers a chic yet quirky mix of quintessential English styles that sits perfectly in the ancient setting of one of England’s National Parks.
Dubbed a ‘restaurant with rooms’, the food is one of the standout features, with events featuring visiting chefs held throughout the year. While there is much to enjoy in the towns and villages immediately surrounding its Brockenhurst base, the hotel’s Walled Garden really is the place to be. There, you will be introduced to many of the fresh ingredients that go to make its fine dining experience one of the best in the region.
While there you can treat yourself to a treatment or two in the Potting Shed or Shepherd’s Hut or simply kick off your walking boots and while away a couple of hours in the well-stocked bar.
Prices start at around £445 per room | thepighotel.com
Why opt for a traffic-packed trek to Cornwall, when you can take a stress-free option and head to West Sussex and the simply stunning Witterings. In both East and West Wittering, you will find miles of golden sand, a host of water sports and an array of accommodation options supplied by boutique holiday establishment Wellies & Windbreaks. Make the most of summer tides and sign up to surf school or simply head out on cycle or foot around the wonderful shoreline.
Within 60 minutes of Surrey, you can also explore the ‘glorious’ Goodwood Estate or shop till you drop at Gunwharf Quays or find out all there is to know about England’s nautical past at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. The company offers many accessible and pet-friendly beach-front cottages, which can be booked for stays of three nights plus and sleep up to 12, should you fancy making a party out of it.
Prices start at: £1,000+ | welliesandwindbreaks.co.uk