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Beach house in UK?

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ali23 Sat 29-Dec-12 18:11:09

Can anyone recommend a beach house that has direct beach access, anywhere in UK, including Scottish islands?

VerityClinch Sat 29-Dec-12 18:16:01

What's your budget? I know of a great one on the South Coast but it's quite expensive!
Babyfriendlyboltholes has a few though that are lovely (and you don't have to have children to appreciate them - in fact I'm amazed that some of them let to families at all as they are so immaculate!)

ali23 Sat 29-Dec-12 18:44:05

Budget flexible. Not going abroad so money saved on flights can go into accommodation - and I do like a bit of luxury grin. We've got two mental kids , 6 and 2.

Pendipidy Sat 29-Dec-12 20:24:55

mental kids?! shock

louloutheshamed Sat 29-Dec-12 20:26:34

Look at beadnell on northumberland coast. Will try to find link.

louloutheshamed Sat 29-Dec-12 20:28:05


thefirstmrsrochester Sat 29-Dec-12 20:36:28

loulou that is gorgeous. I am actually in love with that beach house.
<listens to kids fighting upstairs and realised that accommodation like that must remain a dream>

ali23 Sat 29-Dec-12 21:02:21

loulou, that is beautiful but, sadly, out of budget. I may look at it again from time to time and stare wistfully, a little like thefirstmrsrochester.

Pendipity - sorry! They have been rather wild boiserous today with too much rain, too many sweets and not enough space to let off steam.

Thanks, folks.

bekind Sat 29-Dec-12 21:39:34

The National Trust for Scotland has a couple - one at Rockcliffe which is in Dumfries and Galloway (sw Scotland) looks like its got a terrific position. haven't stayed but have would like to.
Arran has lots of holiday accommodation with beach/shore access. I haven't any specific recommendations but google and he shall find! Arran is a great holiday destination wi something for everyone.

bekind Sat 29-Dec-12 21:40:42

That was meant to say ' ye' shall find

SupermanEatsKryptonite Sat 29-Dec-12 21:44:00

South Coast here

notnowImreading Sat 29-Dec-12 21:47:57

Camber Sands is a beautiful beach and there are lots of nice houses close to the beach, although most are across a road. Bramley and Teal have lots - we stayed at 21 The Dunes and it was marvellous.

Whatevertheweather Sat 29-Dec-12 21:55:11

I was coming on to say The Black House at Hengistbury Head too grin

SupermanEatsKryptonite Sat 29-Dec-12 21:59:21

I love the beach there, here's hoping we get a better summer next year to make the most of it!

VerityClinch Sat 29-Dec-12 22:04:41

Sussex Beach House

AgentProvocateur Sat 29-Dec-12 22:06:08

I was going to suggest Arran too. Fabulous place.

VerityClinch Sat 29-Dec-12 22:10:47

This is cheaper but same fab location

ali23 Sat 29-Dec-12 22:12:34

Frantically looking this evening rather than working as I should be. Thanks all!

farmersdaugther Sat 29-Dec-12 22:22:56

Try Jura?!?

MildlyMonica Sun 30-Dec-12 18:58:06

beautiful south wales coast here

Allegrogirl Mon 31-Dec-12 10:16:40

Have considered this for us as the beach is fab You would be right on the beach but it's a bit of a trek to the actual shore. Lots of dunes and a stream to play in. My five and two year old love it.

KarenG Mon 31-Dec-12 12:45:30

Harvest Moon holidays, east lothian. You stay in a safari tent with a woodburner/range and proper beds, and it's car free in the actual camp area. Beach is 2 mins over the dunes, only potential problem is the Scottish weather! Great area though. Access to Edinburgh by road = 45 mins if weather too appalling.

KarenG Mon 31-Dec-12 12:47:58

Here's the link to Harvest Moon

SpaSeeker Mon 31-Dec-12 13:45:04 is a great place to start, lots of lovely luxury properties near the seaside, we always tend to return to the North Coast in Cornwall as the kids love surfing, been to Merlin Farm a few times as only a short walk to Mawgan Porth Beach

ali23 Wed 02-Jan-13 12:43:39

Thanks for replies!

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