What is a view? Definition: a view is a sight or prospect, typically of attractive natural scenery.
A view is truly a many splendoured thing, it can capture your heart, seize your soul and make it sing, it can amaze, astound and astonish, it can release you from a reverie and send you into one all at the same time. But - it's all very subjective, isn't it? So, what is your view of a view?
Whilst I'm definitely a 'walking on sunshine' kind of girl rather than an 'ain’t no sunshine' one, I can, and do, ooh and ahh at the beauty of dark, leaden skies rolling over the ocean on a wild and windy day or the desolate and yet magical moorlands in the grip of a hard frost. There’s no doubt about it, a view can be exhilarating-ly spectacular whatever the weather. Personally, I love to gaze at the sea; a beautiful, sun-streaked mackerel sky over an ever-changing seascape is a mesmerising sight to behold. I’m reliably informed by my children that one day I shall have my own sea view - it seems they’ve earmarked a room for me at a nearby residential care home that stands high and proud on the clifftop. You see, there’s always something to look forward to!
Just like Basil, we can't promise you a sunrise over the Sydney Opera House or a panorama of a herd of wildebeest sweeping majestically across the open fields but a stay at one of our ‘location, location, location’ rooms with a view may just be the sight needed for your sore eyes - who says you can’t have it all?
Tenby | Pembrokeshire | Sleeps 16
The mesmerising beach views over St Catherine's Island, with never ending sea beyond will capture your imagination for endless hours at the magnificent Georgian St Catherine’s House. It is an elegant beach side period property which effortlessly combines sumptuous luxury with the sheer joy of coastal living.
Widecombe in the Moor| Dartmoor | Sleeps 2
Positioned at the foot of Haytor, with breathtaking panoramic views of Dartmoor National Park, Room With A View is just such a place. This off-grid cabin nestled in a quiet corner of the owners' working farm has a wild beauty and calming tranquility and is a million miles from the mania of modern-day living, providing the perfect tonic from life's stresses and strains.
Whitsand Bay | Cornwall | Sleeps 2
Perched high on the clifftop at Rame, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with views stretching out to the iconic tiny chapel on the headland and surrounded by the sea, this is one unique and very special coastal getaway.
Freshwater | Isle of Wight | Sleeps 6
If you are looking to holiday in a place that is just that little bit special then The Tap Room at Golden Hill Fort is for you. The panoramic views from the shared roof terrace are quite simply breathtaking, with seating areas in amongst the beautifully tended gardens you can take up a glass of wine and a good book and settle in for the day.
Boscastle | Cornwall | Sleeps 4
Want to wake up in the middle of an idyllic village listening to the sound of the river gently flowing out to sea? Then a break at Harbour Light is your answer. Situated in a dream location in the picturesque village of Boscastle with the most stunning views overlooking the harbour.
Bigbury-on-Sea | Devon | Sleeps 10
Challadene is a fantastic beachside property which offers panoramic sea views, a glorious outside space and beautiful interiors, not forgetting that the beach is literally a stone's throw away from your front door. This fabulous property really is the perfect beachside getaway for all generations.
Little Haven | Pembrokeshire | Sleeps 4
Take a nostalgic trip down memory lane staying in the Officers' Quarters, a superbly recreated 1940s holiday retreat, nestling just a mile from glorious beaches on the magnificent Pembrokeshire coast, and surrounded by the stunning Pembrokeshire coastal views.
Lyme Regis | Dorset | Sleeps 2 (no children under 16)
Located in the west Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and just a 15 minute drive from fabulous Lyme Regis, Toby's Hut is a bespoke Shepherd's Hut, sitting in a perfect spot with amazing views over the gently rolling landscape.
Battle | Sussex | Sleeps 2 (no children aged 2 to 16)
Situated in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty within easy reach of the coast, this beautifully crafted Sussex barn is the perfect retreat for couples looking for a relaxing break in the heart of the countryside. Wake up in the morning and be greeted by the glorious outreaching views of the countryside that Hill Farm Cottage is nestled in.
Chard | Somerset | Sleeps 4
The Stables is a beautifully converted farm building surrounded by the gentle south Somerset countryside, an easy drive inland from the gorgeous east Devon and west Dorset Jurassic Coast. You don't need to go much further than the front door to see what a beautiful part of the country The Stables is in.
For more gorgeous places to stay have a look at our self catering cottages.