Pathfinder’s little Ocean View beach hut has given a completely fresh perspective to the coastal retreat for two.

At Beach Cove in Ilfracombe, Devon, you’ll find a row of these pretty little mini-lodges, all with different interiors and layouts, overlooking the stunning Hele Bay and creating an environment which must be one of the UK’s most romantic holiday spots. Cute and quirky whichever layout you try, the space is brilliantly thought out and the vibe rustic and chic.

Its hint of yesteryear sets the perfect tone for chilling out, with views over this pretty beach.  The surprisingly fully-integrated kitchen runs smoothly around its niche, inviting idle hands to create tasty delights. With the work surfaces in a variety of mouth-watering pastel  shades, the kitchen itself looks good enough to eat.

The lounge combines functionality, comfort and style with a large sofa perfect for snuggling up on. From your seat you can put up your feet and sink back, looking out through the captivating panel window that frames the view, watching the tide come and go, and preparing to pop down and dip your toes in the water and feel the sand beneath your feet while the sun warms your soul.

At any time of day you can slide open the double doors and step out onto your own counter-levered suspended decking surrounded by the view. The inviting bed nestles away in its own little nook, promising luxury, cosiness and sweet dreams. A roof window lies above the bed, offering a night below the stars or, with the blind pulled down, a  private alcove for completely undisturbed sleep.

Despite its size, the Ocean View is a fully functioning lodge with all the necessities and luxuries you could require. A charming bathroom boasting a luxurious power shower will wash away the saltwater from the sea and the sand from your feet, leaving you fresh as a daisy after your day, and the combination of that and the cool sea air is bound to make you feel alive yet relaxed, ready for your next adventure.

An ingenious little holiday dwelling, the Ocean View really does deliver that dream escape you’ll never forget, and isn’t that exactly what all the best holidays are all about?

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