Water way to spend a lazy day. We check out cool waterside stays for warming walks and early autumn getaways...

Burnsyde Beach House >>

Close to home for most Luxe readers and once you’re installed just a short hop from the sea and sand at Saltburn. Here you find bonny Burnsyde Beach House. Calm, contemporary furnishings and a dreamy great-views porch to watch the waves and the weather. Perfect for those who love the dependable surf on this beach or families who want some bucket and spade space within a whiff of Seaview restaurant and the best fish and chips in these parts.



Whitsands >>

Ocean gazing is the most mindful of pastimes. Make Whitsands your daydream destination and send your cares across the ocean. This soothing chalet has been freshly refurbished and hides away in the face of Tregonhawke Cliff at the heart of the beautiful Rame Peninsula in South Cornwall. Accommodation features light, fresh, seaside inspired décor for the ultimate coastal retreat with windows to let the sunshine flood in.



Rock Lobster >>

Just 100 yards from the beach at Flamborough on the Yorkshire coast, Rock Lobster (B52s fans, it’s for you!) is a stylish little holiday home within a seabreeze sniff of the sea via a gorgeous beach down a coastal path. Bright, stylish interiors have a nautical feel, with fresh white walls, white shutters and striking blues to make you feel seaside shiny.



Pod perfect >>

Have you got a spare bit of water just made for luxe living? Luke Robertson is the man behind a new business creating floating ‘micro-houses’. He’s created portable ‘pod’ homes that can be bought fully furnished and installed as waterside retreats – by rivers, lakes, ponds and oceans. And you can even spend the night in one – at the showcase ‘flotel’ on Hartlepool Marina.

Robertson Marine Group’s prototype pod is currently on show at the marina with a compact and cool interior with double bed, kitchen area, wet room, outside seating space, a Bluetooth speaker system and even WiFi, all ingeniously fitted on to a deck just 4x6metres. Perfect for a stay if you’re a watersports enthusiast or just fancy life on the ocean wave without setting sail.

The pods offer a waterborne take on the concept of ‘glamping’ and can be customised and expanded to create a floating village around a lake, joined together in a snake-like formation. There are plans for floating penthouses with steam rooms, two double bedrooms and roof deck.

The team can also create multi-storey houses by water and pride themselves on an eco-friendly approach to their business. You can stay the night at the Hartlepool Marina pod for £65-£75 a night.



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