With reports that the UK holiday market is benefitting from uncertainty about what Brexit means for foreign travel post-29th March, here’s a selection of self-catering holiday properties new for this year.
Byron is a new development in Woolacombe, north Devon. With spectacular views across the bay the apartments are aimed at the luxury end of the market and with secure parking, concierge services and luggage assistance the idea is to ‘fuse the little luxuries of a hotel stay with the privacy and comforts of home’.
The development isn’t completely finished yet but a good number of apartments are ready now and bookings are being taken. Plus, the pool, gym and spa facilities will be opening at the end of May. The onsite restaurant, Brundles, is now open and is being run by Graham Brundle who was until recently Richard Branson’s private chef on Necker.
The Granary (pictured above) is a four-bed, four-bath barn (pictured above) conversion which is new for this year. Four miles outside of Tavistock in a peaceful rural location with gorgeous countryside views the space is bright and open with wonderful decorative splashes of colour. It’s a welcoming, well-thought-out house, perfect for families who want to get away from it all but still want easy access to the many delights on offer in the region, including Dartmoor which is on the doorstep. The barn is being marketed through Helpful Holidays.
Salcombe has some great large holiday homes new for this year. Lazylands is a modern five-bed upside down house on the hill above South Sands beach with a view down through the trees towards the estuary. And then at the top of the town is Salcombe Heights, another modern, high-end house sleeping 10. Both are available for rent through Blueriver Cottages.
If it’s a cosy hideaway for two you’re looking for then the quirky shepherds’ huts at High Bickington in north Devon may be just for you. The huts at Little Silver House in the Taw Valley come with their own hot tub and golf buggy and have all mod cons from underfloor heating to king-size beds with Eve mattresses. Getting back to nature it may be but basic it isn’t.
Bentley, a former chauffeur’s cottage, is an elegant two-bed house at Dartmeet in the middle of Dartmoor. Sitting on the edge of the River Dart this is the perfect base for exploring everything that Dartmoor has to offer.