Well, it’s official, the heatwaves have spoken and summer’s in full swing, and it’s not too late to snap up a stay somewhere spectacular. We’ve still got some beautiful properties available and ready to welcome the frazzled for some time out from it all, and here are 10 of the best...
10 summer escapes
Set in the heart of the North Devon countryside, the only sound you’ll hear from this swanky lodge is the bubbling of the hot tub and the summer breeze.
A firm favourite with the press, Laburnham’s the ultimate beach retreat. Perched high on a Cornish cliff, this one enjoys 60 miles of sea views.
Close to Somerset’s Cheddar Gorge, Millstone’s all about floor to ceiling windows, country views and mod cons…and there’s a hot tub too.
Can’t decide between city or countryside? How about a cottage with all the character of the country, within easy reach of bustling Exeter…
Three things…St Ives, sea views and storage for your surfing gear…life at 3 Salt is all about slowing down and enjoying Cornwall.
If you’re not quite over Downton Abbey yet, then allow us to present The Hermitage. Set on the Isle of Wight, this country house has 11 acres of grounds, ten bedrooms and a games room.
How about a stylish apartment in a coastal Devon village? Literally a stone’s throw from Slapton Sands, 6 At the Beach even has a 40ft terrace so you can enjoy the views.
Part of our beautiful Gara Rock collection, Apartment 7 includes use of the pools and enjoys gorgeous views across the South Devon coast.
Did someone say “Penthouse”? This bright, modern apartment’s perfect for a family break in East Devon, and it welcomes dogs too.
How about retreating to enjoy the sun in a three bedroom cottage in the Yorkshire countryside? Just think of all those walks in the estate's grounds.