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Unusual Getaways with Epic Views

When you look out of your windows at home, what do you see?

If you’re greeted each day by an idyllic seascape and abundant wildlife, or a vista of big skies, soaring mountains, and deep, shimmering lakes, then you’re truly living the dream.

But if you’re not, don’t worry. Simply do what we do, and choose an holiday home with epic views instead.

Waking each day to beautiful views is guaranteed to lift your spirits. Plus, there’s no better way to make your friends and family jealous than updating your social media feeds with jaw-dropping holiday scenes.

We hardly need to tell you that when those incredible photo-ops are waiting just outside the window, inspiring green-tinged envy takes far less effort! In fact, you may even find yourselves putting those jam-packed holiday itineraries on hold, as you sit back and get deliciously lost in the landscape.

Paired with great conversation and your favourite tipple, it’s hard to think of anything lovelier. That’s why we’ve packed this list with unusual holiday homes that also showcase the most beautiful backdrops imaginable.

Each one can be savoured inside from enormous windows, or outside from furnished decks, gardens and verandas that take scenic relaxation to entire new levels of bliss.

Author: Nina JervisMain image: Hill House at 57 Nord | Scottish Highlands

Belle Tout Lighthouse B&B

Beachy Head, East Sussex
A historic Lighthouse B&B perched on the white cliffs of Beachy Head, with show-stopping panoramic views and many original features.  
Bedrooms: 6
Sleeps: 2 per room
From
£155 / night

Sally Port Cottage

Truro, Cornwall
Self-catering holiday cottage at St Anthony's Lighthouse, St Mawes, Cornwall - the location for Fraggle Rock!
Bedrooms: 2
Sleeps: 4
From
£928 for a 7 night stay

Jackdaw Quarry Lodges

Capernwray, Lancashire
Two unique eco-friendly self-catering lodges built on the limestone cliff edges of Jackdaw Quarry
Bedrooms: 3 per lodge
Sleeps: Up to 6 per lodge
From
£750 (1 week, low season)

Black Moon

St Ives, Cornwall
Indulge in windswept decadence and panoramic views of St Ives Bay from this richly romantic retreat by the sea.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£660 (3 nights)

The Box House

Prospect Bay, Nova Scotia
A stunningly secluded, contemporary Atlantic oceanfront retreat with your very own beach, privately situated in Canada's beautiful Nova Scotia.
Bedrooms: 4
Sleeps: 8
From
£840 / week

Harbour Crane

Harlingen, Friesland
Experience an out-of-this-world hideaway just moments from (and high above) the heart of historic Harlingen!
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£285 / night

Vedetta Lodges

Scarlino, Tuscany
Five-star, dog-friendly glamping in the beautiful Tuscan countryside, complete with a warm Italian welcome!
Bedrooms: 1 per lodge
Sleeps: 2-4 per lodge
From
£123 / night

Glamping Corsica

Ospedale Forest, Corsica
Relax in your very own eco-bubble with spectacular clifftop views from the heart of Corsica's refreshing Ospedale Forest.
Bedrooms: 1 per bubble
Sleeps: 2 per bubble
From
£160 / night

Pohue PurePod

Port Levy, Canterbury
Luxuriate in a uniquely secluded and immersive PurePod experience in the midst of the captivating New Zealand landscape.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£310 / night

Canopy Lodge

El Valle de Antón, Coclé
Take a refreshing tour of the natural world, from a warmly picturesque setting in the foothills of Panama's volcanic heart.
Bedrooms: 12
Sleeps: 1-4 per room
From
£145 pppn

Shipwreck Lodge

Skeleton Coast, Kunene
Discover Namibia's raw and rugged Skeleton Coast, from a unique ‘shipwreck' cabin set amongst remote desert dunes.
Bedrooms: 1 per cabin
Sleeps: 2 per cabin
From
£755 / night

Sacromonte Landscape Hotel

Sacromonte, Maldonado
An architect-designed hotel and winery sustainably blended within a vast stretch of valley grassland in Uruguay.
Bedrooms: 1 per cabin
Sleeps:
From
£395/ night

Hobbitenango

Antigua, Central Highlands
Experience the fantasy world of storybooks, set high above the Antiguan hills with breathtaking volcano views.
Bedrooms: 1 per casita
Sleeps: 4 or 6 per casita
From
£60 / night

Nebesa

Nr Kobarid, Soca Valley
Peaceful, scenery-showcasing chalets set far from the beaten tourist track, on the unspoilt slopes of Slovenia's remote Kuk Mountain.
Bedrooms: 1 per chalet
Sleeps: 2 per chalet
From
£178 / chalet / night

Cantick Head Lighthouse Cottage

Longhope, Orkney Islands
Steal away from civilisation, to an historic haven with dramatic sea views out towards the Pentland Firth.
Bedrooms: 2
Sleeps: 4
From
£170 / night

The Hillside Hideaway

Carbost, Isle of Skye
View the Isle of Skye at its most dramatic and beautiful, from the chic comfort of a private, scenery-showcasing retreat for two.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£695 (7 nights)

The Island Cornwall

Newquay, Cornwall
Gaze dreamily out at the Atlantic Ocean, from the sumptuous comfort of your very own private, palm-fringed paradise.
Bedrooms: 3
Sleeps: 6
From
£1,233 (3 night weekend/4 night midweek)

Pilot House

Drimnin, The Highlands
A unique aluminium cabin for two, architect designed and perfectly set in the remote Scottish Highlands, for spectacular views over the Sound of Mull.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£160 / night

Demeter Cave House

Santorini, Cyclades
A dreamily luxurious cave house with a romantic roof terrace and hot tub, blissfully secluded in a beautiful, unspoilt Santorini village.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£200 / night

The Little Lookout

Littlehampton, West Sussex
A former coastguard tower, stylishly transformed into a cool, contemporary retreat with spectacular views from Littlehampton's iconic seafront.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 4
From
£150 / night

La Esperanza

Granada, Andalucia
A grand, authentic hacienda with luxury suites, a swimming pool, and a designer courtyard inspired by the Alhambra, nestled amongst private flower gardens just 35 minutes from Granada.
Bedrooms: 6
Sleeps: Up to 14
From
£394 / night

The Nest

Dolassey, Powys
A sumptuous, secluded retreat with a green roof, a wildflower garden, and double al fresco bathtubs, completely surrounded by idyllic views on a working family farm in Powys.
Bedrooms: 2
Sleeps: 4
From
£185 / night

Milovaig House

Lower Milovaig, Isle of Skye
A cosily restored 19th century crofter's house with a wood-burning hot tub, remotely nestled on the atmospheric, windswept cliffs of the Isle of Skye.
Bedrooms: 2
Sleeps: 6
From
£150 / night

Sweet Donside Cabins

Strathdon, Aberdeenshire
Heavenly, hand-crafted hideaways with private hot tubs, beautifully secluded amongst nine magical acres of the Cairngorms National Park.
Bedrooms: 1 per cabin
Sleeps: 2 per cabin
From
£155 / night

Villa Ca'Damare

Porto Venere, Liguria
An exclusive, architect-restored villa with a private Mediterranean garden, mesmerisingly secluded within the natural park of Cinque Terre for incredible views of the Gulf of Poets and the soaring Apuan Alps.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£300 / night

Hill House at 57 Nord

Wester Ross, The Highlands
A jaw-dropping boutique hideaway that blends Scottish and Scandinavian craftsmanship to perfection, secluded high on a hillside for superlative sea-and-mountain views.
Bedrooms: 2
Sleeps: 4
From
£1,650 (3 nights)

Casa Canelo Circus Wagon

Malaga, Andalucia
Roll up, roll up, for a Big Top-themed stay in a gloriously renovated 19th century wagon with an al fresco swimming pool, surrounded by the soaring mountains and abundant wildlife of rural Spain.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£75 / night

Portamaggie Cottage

Portpatrick, Dumfries and Galloway
A romantic Dumfries and Galloway beach cottage with breathtaking sea views and a stargazing hot tub, moments away from a tranquil, sandy beach near Portpatrick.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£1225 / week

Dalnaglar Castle

Blairgowrie, Perthshire
A grand 19th century retreat, spectacularly set within a 200-acre estate in the heart of Glenshee, on the southern fringe of the Cairngorms National Park.
Bedrooms: 10
Sleeps: Up to 20
From
£3,999 (3 nights)

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