Sustainable break or late cottage deal
Word is that scorching July will be followed by a sultry August. Fairhaven Holiday Cottages still has a few properties available in Kent. One is Iluka, which faces Herne Bay across a shinglesand beach. Sleeping two to three, the cottage has won a Kent Tourism Award and is available in the weeks beginning August 12 and 19 for pound;420 a week. Details and booking: 01208 821 255, www.fairhaven-holidays.co.uk
It's not too late to make for Cornwall, either. The Salt House, a refurbished traditional stone cottage in Mevagissey, has views over the harbour wall and out to sea. Cornish Traditional Cottages is offering a 20 per cent discount for the week beginning August 25, so four can enjoy a week self-catering for Pounds 413 instead of pound;516. Details and booking: 01208 821 666, www.corncott.com.