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Looking for your ideal holiday destination this spring?

Posted by Luci Ackers on Mar 17, 2016

Holkham Beach, Norfolk


After being cooped up during the winter months, nothing is better than seeing the sun start to shine and getting back outside! Plan your spring break around what you truly fancy doing, and we're bound to have your perfect property situated nearby. Embrace the warmer weather and discover new places. What would be your ideal get-away?



This is still England, so maybe a dip in the sea is a bit too much for ask for just yet. But the sun is out, the days are longer, and we have some spectacular coastline with golden beaches and glittering sea views to enjoy.

Cornwall has more than its fair share of sandy expanses. It is the UK's most south-westerly county and offers all things from watersport beaches such as Newquay, to pretty little havens like Kynance Cove. Cornwall is home to the popular little fishing town of Looe and the protected Roseland Peninsula.

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Kynance Cove, Cornwall


Sticking to the south coast, Devon is another one for beach-goers. Devon's coastline, often referred to as the English Riviera, is loved for its mild climate and seaside resorts.

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Norfolk is more for nature-lovers. Many of the Norfolk beaches are protected for the incredible variety of habitat found there. You're sure to spot a lot of wildlife along the Norfolk coast, especially birdlife, and especially in spring! The Wells/Holkham beach is a particular favourite with visitors.

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If you enjoy the sea air and the excellent views, but aren't really in the mood for sand, there is plenty of protected coastline well worth a visit!

Dorset is perhaps most famous for its stretch of the Jurassic Coast, and the abundance of fossils discovered each year. Incredible rock and coastal formations characterise this section of Britain: Dorset is home to the stunning Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door and, of course, Old Harry!

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Durdle Door, Dorset


Heading slightly further North, the Pembrokeshire Coast was the first National Park in Britain to be inscribed primarily for the beauty of its coastline. It is fantastic for walks and there are many incredible wild and rugged beauty spots.

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Prefer to keep inland? We have hundreds of properties situated in peaceful little corners of rural Britain. A whole range of countryside is at your disposal, you only need to decide what sort of area you fancy exploring.

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The Yorkshire Dales is an expansive area of undulating hills and attractive cave systems. It's a great place to explore on foot and there are a lot of walking routes and nature trails to enjoy, not to mention a whole host of historic sites.

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Bolton Priory on the River Wharfe, Yorkshire


If you prefer less of a scramble while exploring the great outdoors, stick to the Shropshire Hills AONB. A beautiful rolling landscape that has woodland, open farmland and gentle river valleys to discover as well as the hills themselves.

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National Parks and Countryside

We are lucky enough to have 15 incredible National Parks in the UK. These protected areas are each different and unique in their own way, with all of them offering their own variety of habitat and wildlife. Spring is a fantastic time to discover an area you haven't visited before; the evenings are lighter for longer and you can really blow away the cobwebs. Whether you fancy birdwatching on the wild moors of Exmoor, or mountain climbing in the iconic Peak District, you'll find staying in your perfect property really makes all the difference. Maybe you have never seen Snowdonia or would love to visit the chocolate-box villages of the Cotswolds – make this spring the time to do it!

Bamford Edge, Peak District


We have over 380 properties across the UK. Pick your ideal destination and just go exploring!

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Luci Ackers
Author: Luci Ackers

Luci loves getting out and about for a good cycle ride or easy-going walks in the countryside, and thoroughly enjoyed the time she previously spent working for the National Trust. Her love of writing started from a young age and on rainy days nothing beats curling up in a secret corner with a good book.

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