Down by the water Nothing can beat the perfect beachside holiday. No doubt we all have childhood memories of the beach (swimming, surfing, rockpooling, sandcastles, fish’n’chips, beach cricket) that come flooding back when we engage with the fresh sea air again. There is nothing quite like the sound of waves crashing in the distance, a good book in hand and a gentle sea breeze blowing. How about rolling out of your hammock, after your morning swim, for a spot of lunch with this view. 1 hammock 2 sea swing seats Why not while away the hours with a lazy lunch, a glass of wine (or three) and a good book. 3 ocean shack 4 ocean wicker chair Love these big glazed walls to help take in the scenery and let your mind drift out to sea with the tide. 5 glazed walls 6 glazed wall view ocean

Expansive ocean views

Perched high above the ocean these stunning homes exude relaxation. 7 contemporary beach house 8 beach house with stairs outdoors 9 glass doors living 10 elevated pool outdoors Is there no greater place to be than soaking in a hot bath and watching the ever changing forces of nature? 11 indoor corner bath 12 bath overlooking town Or how about waking up to this? 13 cosy bedroom with pillows 14 bedroom with a view

Forests and mountains

If you prefer a greener, or hillier, outlook then a tree change may just be perfect for you. Pull up a chair, sit back, relax, enjoy the shifting of the light and watch nature go about its business (way better than TV). 15 bedroom with mountain view 16 lounge with mountain view 17 picture window with rocking chair 18 desert view 19 mountain lake view Why not take a leisurely stroll through the trees and rugged terrain, get some fresh air, take in the scenery and ponder a while on the majesty of nature. 20 backyard forest 21 bedroom forest view 22 reading room forest view Perfect mountain hideaway: Wake up and relax with a morning coffee while admiring the morning air and beautiful view. 23 coffee mountain view

Is snow more your thing?

How about a cabin in the woods, or perhaps something a little more contemporary. Love the clean, simple, natural, raw and warm interiors in these snow field abodes. Picture yourself snuggled up against the elements with the fire roaring while quietly contemplating the world in these serene landscapes. 24 glass wall bedroom snow 25 cosy fireplace 26 loungeroom with snow view 27 contempletative study with snow view]]>