UK shuttle: How Chalet Saunton Is mixing North Devon's Timeless enchantment With luxury dwelling

the first factor you notice are the large skies and the huge, seemingly limitless beach stretched out earlier than you. Like a magnet, you're drawn to the large home windows that frame the seascape as if it become a Turner painting and, fabulous as the Scandi-styled interiors are that wait behind you, it is this view that puts every little thing else in its shadow.

The views from Chalet Saunton(credit score: Chalet Saunton)

found on Saunton Sands, one of North Devon's most-adored shores, the brand new flats which are Chalet Saunton are one of the vital latest gems which are working towards championing this seaside spot and helping to reimagine it as an beneath-the-radar luxury destination for those who wish to holiday in the UK.

Saunton seashore is considered one of North Devon's' most most adorable spots(credit score: Angelina Villa-Clarke)

North Devon, of course, has long been a favourite UK break go-to, with its own, interesting 'historical-vogue' attraction. For these after a timeless experience of holidaying, this is the location to return: you'll discover hedgerow-lined lanes with impossibly picturesque thatched cottages, quaint eating places serving the archetypal cream teas that the enviornment is commonly used for and bucket-and-spade towns that appear unchanged considering that the 1950s. but whereas the neighbouring county of Cornwall has upped the ante with a number of boutique hotels, reducing-part home-from-homes to appoint (that would now not seem out of vicinity in Ibiza) and Michelin-starred restaurants, North Devon has a little lagged behind in the glamour stakes.

The Chalet(credit score: Chalet Saunton)

Designed and constructed by property developer Tim Fleming, Chalet Saunton is set to trade that. The collection of six luxury three-bed room holiday residences, and a two-bedroom, true-ground penthouse, is helping to ramp up the photo of this little slice of beachy paradise, devoid of compromising its age-old appeal.

stylish interiors supply a boutique think(credit score: Angelina Villa-Clarke)

Overlooking Saunton Sands seashore – the purpose built apart-hotel (which is completely serviced and comes with a concierge carrier) – is found on the customary site of Fleming's family unit home. It goes devoid of announcing that his coronary heart is firmly within the building. while its USP is, little question, the dazzling views throughout the ocean – it also boasts tremendous-elegant design ideas (taken from his event within the London property sector) and which might be an international far from the chintz and the litter that regularly comes with regular break leases.

A clear, pared-returned design ethos has been embraced.(credit score: Chalet Saunton)

With a minimalist ethos, the apartments' interiors are concurrently elegant and enjoyable. right through, whitewashed 'blond' floorboards add to the light, open feel that they all have. For greater households, the three-bed room apartment Six is premiere. Its open-plan kitchen and lounge have a pared-lower back think, with white, address-less kitchen cabinetry, city-style pendant lighting and an easy yet sensible Scandinavian eating desk and chairs. including character are the deep, navy blue modular chairs and couch, brass espresso table and moody black-and-white pictures of the native area.

stylish, marble bogs supply a luxury think.(credit score: Chalet Saunton)

introduced luxuries, equivalent to a Nespresso espresso laptop, wine-cooling fridge, dishwasher and underfloor heating, mean that self-catering becomes more of a pleasure than a chore. With its long balcony and French doorways (which just cry out to be thrown open to breathe within the salty air), early morning coffee with the solar simply lifting within the sky will become a highlight of your stay. in the meantime, ingesting fish and chips al fresco, as the solar sets, is a vacation highlight (insider tip: for the tastiest fish and chips, go to the regional South sixteen in Braunton).

Room to breathe: the living area(credit: Angelina Villa-Clarke)

Bedrooms, in the meantime, proceed with the equal uncluttered think – with a palette of grey, off-white and navy persevered all the way through. stylish additions – akin to a roll-properly bath in the grasp bedroom, en suite bathing room and crisp linens – flow the condo extra towards boutique resort than a bathroom-normal self-catering domestic-from-home. And that's the intention.

catch the ocean views and salty breezes.(credit score: Angelina Villa-Clarke)

There's Sonos and Netflix-linked flatscreen TVs, marble bogs with Ila products and funky artwork (more usually found in Notting Hill than Devon). "Chalet Saunton is household-friendly nevertheless it is also 'of the second'," says Fleming. "Taking a holiday in Devon shouldn't imply you have to scrimp on the little luxuries. basically, we need your chosen residence to be even greater than your personal home – somewhere in order to inspire you and make you wish to come returned many times."

Tide's out and it be sunset over Saunton Sands(credit: Angelina Villa-Clarke)

With its landscaped grounds and direct footpath to the seashore, the place of the residences is beneficial. The three-mile long Saunton Sands, framed with the aid of dunes, is noted for its Atlantic rollers that name in the area's surfers. The seashore also borders Braunton Burrows, the biggest sand dune gadget in England, which lies at the coronary heart of the fifty five rectangular mile UNESCO certain North Devon Biosphere Reserve. The coral reefs at regional Bideford Bay are additionally among the many most diverse in the country, and the South West Coastal direction runs through the pretty village of Saunton local, providing up lots of wind-in-your-hair walks.

there may be room for all of the household in residence Six.(credit: Chalet Saunton)

as well as techniques for nearby restaurants and any troubleshooting that might also turn up, the concierge carrier can additionally book browsing lessons and watersports' activities with nearby consultants going for walks on Waves, and might even advocate a local chef to come and prepare dinner up a storm, in case you in reality need to down equipment.

Days may also be spent on the beach: The Beachside Grill is first rate for casual lunches and brief dinners and is the best pitstop after a day spent within the open air. but a should is to discover the local enviornment and the quaint towns neighborhood. A power to regional pretty city of Croyde will take you previous jaw-losing vistas across the ocean (pull into some of the roadside spaces to seize a wonderful Insta moment), and a promise of stocking up on clotted cream fudge. Croyde is the premiere spot for night strolls and dinner at Blue Groove or, for something innovative – and delicious – select up gourmet pizzas at the pop-up Stoned.

again at Chalet Saunton, it's time to get back to nature. despite the slick interiors, there's a rugged enchantment here of sea breezes and silvery skies. whereas your companions and family unit sleep, slip out on to the balcony and breathe it in for a 'painterly' second it really is enjoyable to Devon and principally to Chalet Saunton. or not it's a masterpiece.

e-book a stay at Chalet Saunton from £350 per night in a three-bed room condo (sleeps six) on a self-catering foundation. This comprises a welcome hamper of native produce, apart from amenities through British biological skincare manufacturer Ila Apothecary. (; 01271 890 514)


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