You’re in prime position for epic beach sunsets at The Old Rectory, the only building on Rhossili Bay in Wales. All that’s between this boxy white house and the beach is a mini grassy cliff and a few sheep. Dating back to the 1800s, it served as a base for WWII radar workers and a filming location for ‘Torchwood’ before becoming a holiday cottage. It’s got a big kitchen for cooking up feasts, and proper hygge wood-burning stoves. Evenings can be spent in the garden out front, watching the tide come in under those pinky skies.
Don’t get us wrong, we love London. But sometimes we need a break from the concrete metropolis. We want to swap power walking on narrow pavements and inner city paths for fresh air and ambles in wide open spaces in the UK countryside. Luckily for us, the country is peppered with quiet pockets of green, and cute places to stay right in the middle of them.
Whether you’re dreaming of heading off on a solo adventure, road tripping with pals or spending some quality time with family, one of these rural retreats – from Cornish treehouses and cabins designed for stargazing to floating huts and a military fort that gets cut off from the land at high tide – will fit the bill.
Time to forget all about our own overfamiliar four walls and book one of these super rural weekend breaks from London.
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