Hallsands, the Village that Fell into the Sea

The village that fell into the sea – Devon for £234 pp with Boutique Retreats

Hallsands, once a fishing village with a thriving community, was washed away one stormy night in January 1917. What remains, seen from a viewing platform on high, is not only fascinating but surrounded by what is undoubtedly one of England’s most beautiful sea views.

Start Bay Lookout (sleeps three), nearby, is an interior-designed apartment with Ralph Lauren soft furnishings, a whitewashed terrace with panoramic sea views, plus use of a heated swimming pool and tennis court.