School’s Out For Summer – The Best British Breaks

Share Article provides its top picks for escaping to enjoy sun, sea and sand for the school holidays with its best summer properties., have provided their top selection for last minute UK getaways so that, come what may, people can still grab their buckets and spades and head down to some of the best beaches and properties that our fair isle has to offer.

Brits nationwide are eagerly following the forecast to find out whether this week’s weather will be met with glorious sunshine or will turn out to be wet and windy. Social accommodation company,, have provided their top selection for last minute UK getaways so that, come what may, people can still grab their buckets and spades and head down to some of the best beaches and properties that our fair isle has to offer.

Beer, East Devon
Built in 1897, Upcott House is a unique Victorian coastal holiday house situated on East Devon’s Jurassic coast, near the picturesque seaside village of Beer. Located in an area of outstanding natural beauty, guests have their pick of unspoilt beaches, spectacular coastal walks to Lyme Regis and the villages of Beer and Branscombe, and a selection of great pubs and fine restaurants to try. This beautiful Devonshire retreat sleeps up to 12 people and is available for £316 per night.

West-Looe, Cornwall
The towns of Looe in Cornwall are ideal for a tranquil Bank Holiday retreat. Situated in the quieter West-Looe, sister town of East-Looe, this luxury duplex apartment has uninterrupted views of the neighbouring harbour, beach and cliffs, making it the perfect base for a seaside weekend. Sleeping two for a very reasonable £75 per night, this property is a paradise for those who want to relax.

Llandudno, Wales
Llandudno is Wales' largest seaside resort, uniquely situated between the Great and Little Ormes with two wonderful beaches - the award winning North Shore and the quiet, duned West Shore. There is nowhere better to enjoy the area’s views than this beautiful villa property which is located in Great Orme Country Park. Boasting fantastic views over the West Shore and Conwy Estuary towards the Snowdonia Mountain range, guests can enjoy this bustling country home for just £44 per night.

Highland Scotland
Looking for accommodation with a unique twist? Then this conversion of an original lighthouse should do the trick! This self-catering holiday accommodation can be found in the beautiful setting of Ardgour - perfect for a fun-filled break with the family.

The living room has wonderful views of Loch Linnhe and is ideally located for those wishing to get up close and personal with nature. Relax in the spacious rooms with rustic decorations, wood-burning stove, Aga and full range of mod-cons. There is also a large play room to keep the little ones entertained too.

Bodmin Moor, Cornwall

Think camping is just small tents and beans on a barbecue? Then think again. Based on the edge of Bodmin Moor, these Luxury Cornish Yurts are in the heart of the Cornish countyside. The spacious yurts can sleep up to four comfortably and the structures are made from sustainable greenwood.

Try to imagine being snugly tucked up in a king sized bed with the light from the flames of the woodburner dancing on canvas of the yurt. Stargaze through the transparent roof dome of the yurt at the Cornish skies. Magical is the only word to describe it.

Additionally, there is a separate fully fitted kitchen area within the Cow Shed with it's own hob, fridge, sink and food preparation area. The Cow Shed Kitchen also has comfy leather sofas and plenty of books, toys and games to keep the whole family entertained throughout the day

About Wimdu
Wimdu is a social accommodation community that brings together travellers and hosts from around the world to enable consumers worldwide to travel like a local. Wimdu enables hosts to generate additional income on their spare rooms, while guests can search for a room and a rate that suits them. The site lists a range of over 235,000 properties internationally across over 100 countries with everything from boltholes in Berlin to English castles. Wimdu was founded in 2011 by serial entrepreneurs Hinrich Dreiling and Arne Bleckwenn who wanted to harness social media to transform the way consumers are travelling worldwide.

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