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Fancy a last-minute beach holiday?

Looking for a last-minute getaway this May half term on some of the most beautiful beaches the UK has to offer? Et voila! Check out these gorgeous properties from Wellies & Windbreaks all still available... but perhaps not for long.

Picture this. Long stretches of white sandy beaches, clear turquoise water and long sunny days. And nope, you don’t have to head to the Bahamas to get it – thanks to Wellies & Windbreaks, a boutique holiday rental company.

ON THE BEACH

Seacote – sleeps 7

Where: On the seafront in Selsey Village

Details: Situated right on the seafront, this three bedroom property sleeps up to seven people – making it perfect for two families with young children or one larger family. There’s a private and secure garden – perfect for setting the kids loose to play while you enjoy a G&T, or perhaps the doggos (up to two dogs are welcome). There’s also a great summer house at the end of the garden.

Upstairs, the master bedroom has fab views over the seafront… and a large balcony, so the perfect spot to enjoy the views. I think I’ll take my G&T up here. There’s a second bedroom upstairs, and one downstairs where you’ll also find an open-plan sitting and dining space, plus a kitchen and breakfast room and a separate utility.

Nearby: Seacote is in the seaside village of Selsey, about eight miles south of Chichester. There’s direct access to the beach just over the green, and it’s a 20 minute walk to the town centre with all of its shops and restaurants. You can also walk all along the beach front to get to the village centre. 

Also worth knowing: There’s a hot tub at the end of the garden (available all year round) and a fab summer house.

Cost: £2,300 for the week, plus £295 for the hot tub.

BEST FOR FAMILIES

Cirrus – sleeps 8

Where: East Wittering

Details: A modern and stylish holiday home, just a short walk from the beach and East Wittering Village. Cirrus sleeps eight people in four bedrooms with two ensuite bathrooms – which makes it ideal for two families.

There’s a large open plan living space with full width bi-fold doors that open onto a secure garden with patio area that’s perfect for outdoor dining. It’s south-facing, too, so you’re in a haven of afternoon sunshine.

Nearby: You’re in a good spot here for both East Wittering Beach and West Wittering Beach.

Also worth knowing: There’s plenty of off-street parking on the drive for up to three cars.

Cost: £2,950 for the week

SUPER STYLISH APARTMENT

Sunny View – sleeps 4

Where: On the beachfront at East Wittering

Details:  Located in Seagate Court on the beach-front in East Wittering, this 1970’s block is not where you might expect to find such a stylish holiday home. But you’d be wrong. This beautiful two-bedroom apartment has been recently renovate – and with stylish interiors plus sea views it’s very nice indeed.

Nearby: The shops and restaurants of East Wittering village are literally on the doorstep and the beach is right in front of the apartment. Perfecto. 

Also worth knowing: There are sea views from every room, but the best views are from the balcony.

Cost: £1,355 for the week.

COTTAGE BY THE BEACH

Pebbles – sleeps 4

Where: In the heart of West Wittering village.

Details: Sleeping four people in two bedrooms this charming cottage is perfect for a family holiday to the seaside. There’s an open plan kitchen and living room that opens out onto an enclosed garden with astroturf and kids’ play equipment.

Nearby: You’re just a 15 minute walk to the white sands of West Wittering beach.

Also worth knowing: The Landing cafe, just 5 minutes walk from the cottage at the entrance to the beach car park road, does excellent coffee and cakes and The Old House at Home pub, just over the road from the cafe, is a great serves good food.

Cost: Available from 27 May to 2 June; £1,330 for 6 nights. 

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