Beach Cove Retreat, Ilfracombe | TRAVEL

24 Sep 2017

Travelling has always been a passion of mine, exploring new cultures and discovering new destinations gives a thrill like no other in my life (apart from perhaps a warm croissant from the bakery teamed with a freshly ground coffee...).  However, it's very rare I holiday in this country and am blown away my chosen location to the point where I don't want to come home.  With the wedding looming on the horizon, our 2017 holiday was always going to be a low key affair to keep costs low.  We knew we wanted to head towards the sleepy seaside town of Ilfracombe as my partner's parents had relocated to the area so we wanted to combine our holiday with a visit to family, after some research into location hotels and holiday camps we stumbled upon the delightful Beach Cove in Hele Bay.  
The website promised pinterest friendly and oh-so-instagrammable white panelled huts that were quite literally located on the beach, a private hot tub and sensational coastal views we booked it with excitement.

The hut had beautiful wooden walls, a gorgeous (fully equipped kitchen), a King size bed and a sea view to die for.  We spent our mornings listening to the sound of the waves crash down outside the front window, our evenings were spent in the private hot tub with a bottle of fizz or walking the private beach of Hele Bay a mere 20 steps away from the hut.  Some days we ventured out towards other little towns on the coastal line (Westward Ho! and Woolacombe are a must for beaches), but mainly we just shut ourselves away for the week.  It was pure bliss. 

As we drove away from the hut at the end of our blissful 5 days away, we realised we had only turned the television on twice whilst we were away and we'd spent some real quality time together.  I felt relaxed and completely zen with the world, spreadsheets and my inbox were far from my mind.  
If you're looking for a break away this year in the UK then I heartily recommend the luxurious sea view huts, prices start from £255 and you can pay in instalments to help spread the cost.  
You won't regret it.

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