In a new survey of Londoners’ holiday preferences, unsurprisingly, 50% prefer holidays in the sunshine.

The ebookers.com survey of nearly 2,000 Londoners also found that a happy holiday consisted of sightseeing (62% of respondents) and hassle-free travel (61%). To add to this, 30% said that beach holidays were their favourite type of vacation.

These results led to the “staycation” maintaining its popularity with 15% of Londoners stating that some of their happiest holidays have been in the UK.

Combine the wish for the beach and the contented holidaymakers in the UK and you’ve got a perfect recipe for a brilliant holiday in one of our many holiday cottages. Why not try beautiful Devon, or Cornwall for instance?

You couldn’t ask for more if you go to this stunning cliff-side chalet (sleeps 4), about one and a half miles from Millbrook at Whitsand Bay. This Helpful Holidays property has sea views to Rame Head and a footpath down to the beach. It’s the perfect place to get away from the stresses of the big city, London or otherwise.

So close to the beach

So close to the Beach

Sunshine in the bedroom

Sunshine in the bedroom

Miles of sandy beach

Miles of sandy beach