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ARCHITECT-DESIGNED ECO RETREAT. ON THE BEACH. IN A NATURE RESERVE. 

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In a truly magical position, this remarkable contemporary beach house designed by award-winning architect Jonathan Hendry offers breathtaking and uninterrupted views of the ocean and Anderby Creek beach, voted one of the UK's best undiscovered beaches by The Times, AOL and The Telegraph. A true beach front house of this quality is incredibly hard to find. Sleeps up to 7 lucky guests including children across 3 Bedrooms with 3 Bath/Shower Rooms (1 En-Suite). Perfect for nature lovers looking for escapism and a laid-back, stylish, eco-conscious staycation.

"One of Britain's best undiscovered beaches." AOL

HOUSE summary

Brand new! 3 bedrooms, 3 baths inc. 1 ensuite. Sleeps 7 (2 king size beds, 1 bunk, 1 trundle).

On the beach, metres from the ocean, awe-inspiring sea views, private & restorative retreat, inside a nature reserve, striking architecture & interior design, furnished sustainably.

Bath with sea views, wood burners, fire pit, sunbathing deck, sun loungers, in-built BBQ, hammock, beach front garden, kayaks, SUPs & surfboards, guitar, WiFi, Sonos, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, parking for 2 cars.


A wonderful architect designed beach house holiday rental on award-winning Anderby Creek beach in Lincolnshire, nominated for a RIBA 2020 Award and featured in the press by Elle Decoration and Host Unusual. Managed by Beach House Holidays Ltd which specialises in holiday lettings and holiday homes in incredible beach locations.
A wonderful architect designed beach house holiday rental on award-winning Anderby Creek beach in Lincolnshire, nominated for a RIBA 2020 Award and featured in the press by Elle Decoration and Host Unusual. Managed by Beach House Holidays Ltd which specialises in holiday lettings and holiday homes in incredible beach locations.
A wonderful architect designed beach house holiday rental on award-winning Anderby Creek beach in Lincolnshire, nominated for a RIBA 2020 Award and featured in the press by Elle Decoration and Host Unusual. Managed by Beach House Holidays Ltd which specialises in holiday lettings and holiday homes in incredible beach locations.

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The Sandy Feet Retreat
Last house on the beach
Anderby Creek 
PE24 5XT
Lincolnshire

OFF-grid

A Luxury Retreat

The Sandy Feet Retreat is a striking and contemporary build in an incredible location, offering a sophisticated beach retreat in summer and a cosy bolthole with roaring wood buners in winter. Based on the concept of a retreat, where serenity, contemplation and restoration are foremost, the house will accommodate up to 7 guests in splendid isolation with all the creature comforts of a luxury hotel.

Seafront Garden & Sun Deck

Guests enter the house at ground level via the dining kitchen, through 2 large sliding windows, which open to create an indoor/outdoor space. These give access to a terrace with bespoke outdoor furniture, a built-in barbecue grill, enclosed beach front garden and raised sunbathing deck with panoramic sea views.

Sun Loungers & Hammock

The outdoor areas are ideal for alfresco cooking and dining, reclining on a sun lounger with a glass of something chilled, or just snoozing in the hammock under the sun deck.

The Boat House

For those looking for a more active holiday we provide complimentary kayaks, stand up paddleboards (SUPs), bodyboards, surfboards and life vests.

Open Fire Pit 

The crackling open fire pit is a magical place to gather around at the end of each day to socialise, toast marshmallows or simply gaze at the stars. Outdoor blankets and a guitar are also provided.

Ground Floor Layout

The ground floor is divided into 3 main areas. There's an open-plan dining kitchen, changing area/wet room and a snug. Guests can use these as individual private spaces, or open up the ground floor to feel more connected.

Dining Kitchen

The kitchen is bespoke, designed by our architect and built-by-hand locally. It is equipped with all the latest mod-cons, a large oak dining table with views overlooking the sea and a wood burner to light on cool winter mornings or evenings.

Changing Area & Wet Room

Beyond the dining kitchen there is a downstairs changing area inc. a walk-in wet room with double showers (perfect for sandy kids), plus a cloakroom/WC, washing machine and tumble dryer.

The Snug

To the rear of the ground floor there is a small but beautifully proportioned plywood-lined snug. Here you can retreat indoors, relax on the squishy sofa or floor mattresses, light the second wood burner, watch Netflix, Amazon Prime Video or Freeview, listen to Spotify on the Sonos system, play board games, or simply enjoy lazy afternoon naps on the day bed.

Upper Deck Layout

When in need of sleep or privacy guests can head upstairs via the blackened steel-clad steps to the first-floor, which has 3 bedrooms (1 with en-suite) and a house bathroom.

House Bathroom

The house bathroom/wet room has double walk-in showers, enclosed by frosted glass walls on 3 sides, which illuminate at night to create a stunning light feature.

Rear Double Bedroom

This bedroom is particularly quiet, tucked away at the back of the property. It has a king size bed with views of the adjacent nature reserve and bird hide. The silence here is broken only by waves breaking on the shore and faint murmurings of the surrounding wildlife and fauna.

Little Bunk Room

Designed specifically with children in mind, this small bedroom has a bunk bed with 2 single mattresses, plus a pull-out/trundle bed that fits neatly underneath for a 3rd child.

Master Suite

The magnificent sea views are best enjoyed from the master suite, where you are perfectly positioned to watch the sun rise over the ocean from the comfort of your king size bed.

Bath With Sea Views

The master bedroom also benefits from an en-suite bathroom featuring a bathtub with ocean views, the perfect place to soak for hours while taking in the incredible scenery.

Hanging Bubble Chair

Designed by Eero Aarnio in 1968 and featured in many movies, music videos, and celebrity photo shoots, the bubble chair which hangs from the ceiling in the master bedroom is the perfect place to sit and enjoy views across the sea, or watch the sun set over the fields behind the house.

2020 RIBA Awards

For 50 years the The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) awards have championed and celebrated the best architecture in the UK. We are please to announce that The Sandy Feet Retreat has been shortlisted for a 2020 RIBA East Midlands Award. If successful, we will be shortlisted for a National Award.

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LOCATION location

"Perfect place to get away from the crowds." BBC

"Just quiet sands and families having fun." THE GUARDIAN

"Just beautiful." THE TIMES

All furniture, fittings, lighting, even the cutlery, was chosen by the architect. Every detail, large and small, has been considered carefully to compliment the house and surrounding landscape. The end result is an exceptionally well-crafted holiday rental, with everything you need for a stylish staycation by the sea.

From the hand built kitchen - to the wood panelling in the snug - to the glass box that forms the house bathroom - to several pieces of furniture - the house is mostly bespoke. The outside dining table and seating, for example, were designed by Jonathan Hendry and made locally from sustainably sourced kiln dried larch. 

53.2607° N, 0.3250° E

The Sandy Feet Retreat is located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) within a Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust nature reserve, a 60 acre haven of wildlife. Spot rabbits hopping past the garden fence, birds of prey scouting the sand dunes, harbour porpoises and grey seals in the water.

Round & Round House

Designed as a bird hide, this contemporary piece of architecture is 200 metres from the house, with views out to sea and inland over coastal grazing marsh to the Lincolnshire Wolds. A great place to watch wildlife, especially conservation priority birds... plus swans, ducks, geese, swallows and other large flocks of migrant birds arriving and departing overhead.

Best Sunrises In The UK?

Getting up at the crack of dawn might not be everyone's cup of tea, especially on holiday, but watching the upper limb of the sun rise over the ocean horizon from the comfort of your bed is a unique and special experience. The house faces due east with uninterrupted views over the North Sea, so the sunrises are epic. 

Starry, Starry Night

Got a telescope? Bring it with you or use the house binoculars and enjoy some of the best stargazing in the UK. When there is no bright moon or clouds in the sky, there are more visible stars than grains of sand on the beach! You may also see chains of SpaceX satellites running vertically over the house, out to sea. Perfectly aligned in formations of 50-60 satellites. Just look up.

Orange Moon

A new full Moon rises over the North Sea opposite the house every 29.5 days. The lunar surface is often clearly visible, covered in craters from meteorite strikes. The Moon is also likely to be a brilliant orange colour when it's close to the ocean horizon. That's because you're seeing it through much more of the Earth's atmosphere than when it's high in the sky. 

England Coast Path

The first Lincolnshire stretch of the England Coast Path is now open, a 16 mile route stretching from Skegness to Mablethorpe. It is part of a planned 2,700 mile path along the entire English coastline by Natural England and passes right in front of The Sandy Feet Retreat. Pick up or download an OS Map and go explore the beautiful countryside, literally on our doorstep.

Sand Dunes & Salty Air

The dunes are a wonderful feature of our seaside location, with wild flowers, and even wilder children jumping off them! They began forming in the 13th century and the process continues, as very fine sand is blown off the beach before being stabilised and held in place by native plants. The dune system extends for miles on both sides of the house.

The Cloud Bar

This place may not serve alcohol but it does offer pretty epic cloud spotting, just 300 metres from the house. Designated the world's first official cloud spotting area by The Cloud Appreciation Society, find cloud menus to help identify clouds, mirrors to reflect the sky and specially designed cloud viewing seats to enjoy the vast open skies of Anderby Creek.

North Sea Observatory 

Head onto the beach, turn right and walk for 2 miles to this contemporary piece of architecture and purpose-built marine observatory. Here you'll find information and exhibitions on our area's rich natural history, plus an art space and The Seascape Café serving great breakfasts, freshly brewed tea/coffee, lovely lunches and delicious cakes. They also do supper clubs and yoga here.

Anderby Beach Café

Delicious breakfasts, home cooked lunches and snacks inc. gluten-free and vegan options, plus a licensed bar, beer garden and outdoor children's play area. Just 400 metres from the house. 

Popa’s Kitchen & Bar

Newly refurbished with a licensed bar and extensive menu serving excellent food all day inc. Sunday lunches. Only 600 metres.

"Is this the best beach in Britain?" AOL

Booking Calendar

White = available.
Grey = booked.
Pink = start date.

From £262 Per Night

e.g. 4 nights mid-week in Jan.

Late Availability

We have limited availability for September. Why not plan ahead for a late autumn escape? We have a good range of availability from October onwards inc. weekend breaks... plus Christmas, New Year and into next year.

2021

We have opened bookings for next year so that you can get planning all those special occasions or last-minute getaways that you have missed with family and friends this year!

Holiday Rental Payments

We take a 50% deposit at the time of booking for holiday lettings and the balance is payable 60 days prior to arrival date.

Cautionary Security Deposit

£1,000 fully refundable deposit.

House Restrictions

No pets.
Strict noise, water sport and party size policies in place.
No additional day guests permitted.
Not suitable for Hen or Stag parties.
No bookings from young groups (25 years and below without supervision).

Our Covid Charter

We are following the latest Government safety guidelines: inc. rigorous cleaning and disinfecting of all spaces with emphasis on highly touched hard surfaces; check-in is strictly after 4pm and check out strictly by 10am to allow housekeeping staff sufficient time to carry out deep cleaning; where practicable the house is left vacant before re-occupation; and all towels and linen are washed using the hottest water setting.

We are enabling self-check in and social distancing: guests do not come into contact with housekeeping staff; and all guests are asked to confirm before arrival that they are well and have not come into contact with anyone with, or showing symptoms of, Covid.

We are empowering guests to practice good hygiene: e.g. the house is well stocked with cleaning supplies, hand sanitiser and soap; guests are asked on departure to place all used linen and towels in special bags for safe removal and washing by housekeeping staff; and guests are also asked to open windows on departure to air the house in advance of cleaning.

Arrival & Departure

Check in 4pm.
Check out 10am.

Strict timings to allow deep cleaning.

Why Go Abroad?

Create sustainable memories instead.
Safe and secluded, away from crowds.
Support a local business.

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#Staycation
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"Nothing is more expensive than a missed experience."

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PLANES

Humberside Airport - 40 miles

TRAINS

Skegness Station - 10 miles

AUTOMOBILES

Lincoln - 47 miles
Hull - 70 miles
Nottingham - 82 miles
Sheffield - 104 miles
Leeds - 110 miles
Birmingham - 135 miles
Manchester - 149 miles
London - 
161 miles


Contact Us


Architect & Interiors - Jonathan Hendry Architects Ltd

Main Contractor - J.H.A. Winter & Sons Ltd

Photography - David Grandorge & Happy Holistic Human 

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Payment Process

We take a 50% deposit at the time of booking and the balance is payable 60 days prior to arrival date

Cautionary Deposit

£1,000 refundable deposit

House Restrictions

No pets please
Strict noise, w
ater sport & party size policies in place
No additional day guests permitted
Not suitable for Hen or Stag parties

No bookings from young groups (25 years and below without supervision)

Arrival & Departure

Check in 4pm
Check out 10am

Don't Go Abroad

Create sustainable memories instead

View more photos on our Instagram page

Dining Kitchen

Oak dining table by Heals
Dining chairs by John Lewis

Recycled oak block dining stools
Candle in glass lantern by LSA International
Welsh wool blankets by fforest
Fan oven, combination microwave oven, induction hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher
Induction stainless steel cookware set
Toaster by Dualit

Selection of good cookbooks

Nespresso Vertuo coffee machine
Espresso coffee maker by Bialetti
French press cafetière
Electric milk frother

Electric kettle by Eva Solo
Teapot, flat white cups, stemless wine glasses, champagne flutes, water carafe by LSA International
Large tea mugs
Insulated travel mugs by Thermos

Glass tumblers by Duralex
Stemless acrylic wine glasses

Natural cork place mats & coasters
Waiters corkscrew, wine saver vacuum pump + wine stopper, acrylic wine cooler

Crockery by The White Company
Shock resistant plates, bowls & tumblers in assorted colours for kids + cutlery

Hand-finished cutlery by Glazebrook & Co.

Nutrient extractor by NutriBullet

Water filter jug by Brita
Baking box inc. non-stick baking trays, cake tins, bun tins, electric scales, rolling pin
Non-slip drinks trays
Salt & pepper grinders by David Mellor
Oak bread board

Chopping board set by Joseph Joseph
Chef's cuttings boards

Chef's knives

Utility

Dishwasher tablets, salt, rinse aid
Laundry pods, compostable bin bags, washing up liquid, dish cloths, anti-bac hand gel & spray
Washing machine, tumble dryer, steam iron, ironing board, washing line, clothes airer
V8 Animal cordless vacuum by Dyson

V8 Animal upright vacuum by Dyson
Indoor & outdoor sweeping brushes

Mop & bucket by Vileda
First aid kit


LED torch by Maglite
Assorted spare batteries

Fires

2 wood burners by Jøtul
Fire tools, log baskets, kindling buckets, ash buckets, kindling, firelighters, matches
2 fire extinguishers
2 carbon monoxide alarms

Fire blanket

Outdoors

Fire pit
In-built BBQ grill & cooking tools 
Dining table & benches designed by the architect in kiln dried larch (for 8 people) 

11' shade parasol
 by Activia
7 outdoor blankets

4 folding 'Thai-style' floor mattresses
4 padded sun chaise lounge by Palm Aire
Hammock (under sun deck)

Parking for up to 2 vehicles*
Lockable storage for up to 7 bikes
Lockable storage for all empty luggage
3 kayaks inc. 1 kid's kayak
2 stand-up-paddleboards (SUPs)
2 surfboards
2 bodyboards
7 buoyancy aids

2 beach trolleys
Beach toys
Picnic set
Cool box & ice packs
Folding beach chairs
Wind break & rubber mallet
Beach parasol
Beach throws

Hose cart w/50m hosepipe



Foot water bath (to keep sand outside)

Hurricane storm shutters

The Snug

Leather sofa & armchair by Heals

Futon daybed by The Natural Bed Co.

Butterfly fireside stool by Sori Yanagi
Welsh wool blankets by fforest
Side table by The White Company
Recycled oak block side tables
2 Alexa-activated floor lamps by Mobelaris
Oak magazine rack (inc. copies of Coast)

Entertainment & Tech.

Free/fast broadband Wi-Fi
Smart underfloor heating
49” smart TV by LG
Terrestrial TV, Netflix & Amazon Prime
Premium Spotify
4 multi-room speakers by Sonos
2 Amazon smart screens w/Alexa
2 Amazon smart speakers w/Alexa
Board games inc. Jenga & Scrabble
Small library of books

Guitar by Tanglewood
Binoculars by Olympus
Selection of kids toys

Changing Area

Oak bench designed by the architect
Privacy curtain in tweed by Bute

Bathrooms

100% cotton hand & bath towels
Bath w/sea views
2 wet rooms w/double showers
2 heated wall mirrors

2 vanity mirrors
3 toilets

Bedrooms

Master suite w/sea views (sleeps 2)
Rear bedroom (sleeps 2)
Kid's bedroom (sleeps 2 + 1)
Award-winning mattresses by Emma
Duvets & pillows by Snuggledown
Egyptian 100% cotton linen
Bed throws by The White Company

2 full-length mirrors
2 hairdryers

2 heat mats for hair straighteners
2 floor lamps by Mobelaris

Reading lamps by Anglepoise
Bedside tables by The Natural Bed Co.
Hanging bubble chair by Eero Aarnio
Platform bench by George Nelson
Oak hanging rails designed by the architect

Wooden coat hangers

Highchair & travel cot

Security & Safety

Hard-wired fire alarm system
Security intruder alarm

Laptop safe by Yale


*Not easy to park on site. Please ask us.

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HOUSE summary

Brand new! 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms inc. 1 en-suite. Sleeps 7 (2 king size beds, 1 bunk, 1 trundle).

On the beach, metres from the ocean, awe-inspiring sea views, private & restorative retreat, surrounded by wildlife, inside a nature reserve, striking architecture & interiors, furnished sustainably.

Bath with sea views, wood burners, fire pit, sun deck, sun loungers, BBQ, hammock, beach front garden, kayaks/SUPs/surfboards, guitar, WiFi, Sonos, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, parking for 2 cars.

A wonderful architect designed beach house holiday rental on award-winning Anderby Creek beach in Lincolnshire, nominated for a RIBA 2020 Award and featured in the press by Elle Decoration and Host Unusual. Managed by Beach House Holidays Ltd which specialises in holiday lettings and holiday homes in incredible beach locations.
A wonderful architect designed beach house holiday rental on award-winning Anderby Creek beach in Lincolnshire, nominated for a RIBA 2020 Award and featured in the press by Elle Decoration and Host Unusual. Managed by Beach House Holidays Ltd which specialises in holiday lettings and holiday homes in incredible beach locations.
A wonderful architect designed beach house holiday rental on award-winning Anderby Creek beach in Lincolnshire, nominated for a RIBA 2020 Award and featured in the press by Elle Decoration and Host Unusual. Managed by Beach House Holidays Ltd which specialises in holiday lettings and holiday homes in incredible beach locations.

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eco-CHIC

Recycled Glass

Green and clear recycled glass particles were mixed with pigmented lime to render the exterior walls. By converting this waste into reusable material, the house gains extra protection from the elements. In addition, when sunlight catches the glass it shimmers, providing a unique and attractive aesthetic. Recycled glass also reduces the demand for sand (currently 2m tonnes p.a. are extracted, depleting a natural resource).

Natural Materials

Many of the finishes and pieces of furniture are composed of natural materials. The walls and ceiling in the kitchen, for example, are covered in clay. An abundant raw material, this 100% natural product requires no painting. It is environmentally inert and non-toxic, as well as breathable and humidity and temperature regulating.

Green Energy

We purchase energy only from 100% renewable suppliers.

Air-Source Heating & Cooling

Our underfloor heating system uses air for fuel, which is about as renewable as it gets. It works by transferring heat absorbed from outside (even in temperatures as low as -15°C) to water, which is pumped through tubes embedded in the floors to maintain the house at a comfortable temperature. In the summer it works in reverse, as a cooling system. A bit like a fridge. Our air-source heating system also heats the water, eliminating the need to burn and waste propane, reducing our CO2 emissions.

Wood Burners

Our Jøtul wood burning stoves are highly efficient. We also only use kiln dried wood supplied locally from sustainable sources, making these appliances a carbon neutral way of heating the house.

Thermal Insulation

There’s double glazing throughout and a significant amount of above requirement insulation in the walls, floors and ceilings.

Internet of Things (IoT)

Many of the household appliances and amenities inc. the heating and hot water can be controlled and monitored remotely using wireless reporting systems for predicting maintenance and to analyse energy usage and reduce waste.

Low Energy Bulbs

Every individual light bulb on our premises is low energy-consumption.

Class-A Appliances

All appliances are Energy Class-A efficient and star rated, designed to conserve electricity and water inc. the dishwasher, freezer, refrigerator, oven, washing machine and tumble dryer. To limit use of the tumble dryer there’s an outside washing line, so you can air dry wet clothes.

Green Housekeeping

Our 100% cotton linen is washed using eco-friendly products by a small company in Louth, which not only supports a local business but also reduces our carbon footprint. We use biodegradable cleaning products where possible.

Waste Recycling

We encourage guests to recycle at least 80% of waste in accordance with the local recycling options available. From glass bottles and plastic packaging to cardboard and paper. There are clearly labelled bins on site for different types of waste and a bottle bank 500 metres away in the car park.

Wormery 

To further reduce waste being hauled to landfill there's a wormery-based composting bin, which breaks down organic food matter into nutrient rich soil and fertiliser. Young children especially love this!

Refillable Toiletries

We're committed to providing you with the most luxurious toiletries in the most environmentally friendly way, which is why we provide Aesop hand wash in refillable bottles. Nothing is thrown out.

No Single Use Plastics

There's virtually no single use plastic on the premises.

Local Food Suppliers

The produce that goes into our welcome pack is sourced mainly from local farms and artisans, enabling us to heavily limit the food miles of things we serve you. Our underlying ethos is a ’25 mile menu’.

Tote Shopping Bags

We provide canvas tote bags for our guests, eliminating the need for plastic supermarket carrier bags.

Filtered Drinking Water

Our tap water is safe to drink, though we understand that some guests prefer filtered water, so we provide you with the means to filter it yourselves, to reduce unnecessary packaging waste.

Low Water Usage

All bathrooms have lo-flow, dual flush toilets to save water.

Transport Cashback

We offer a 5% refund to guests who have reduced their carbon footprint by travelling to The Sandy Feet Retreat via bus, train, bike or foot, rather than by car.

Bike Rental Service

There’s lockable bike storage on site, so bring your wheels! We can also recommend a very good local bike rental service that will deliver and pick up from the house.

Electric Vehicle Charging

There’s an electric vehicle charging point in the public car park approx. 500 metres away.

Nesting Boxes

We have nesting boxes in the garden for birds and bats, plus an insect house to encourage bees and other insects to live and nest in the garden. 

Wildflowers & Plants

We’ve sown wildflowers to encourage pollinators, beneficial insects and wildlife… and planted drought resistant native grasses to cut down on unnecessary watering.

Beach Clean Scheme

There’s a brilliant beach clean scheme available to all guests... look for the litter pick-up tools and signage outside the Anderby Beach Café. This is a great way to educate (especially kids) anyone who's staying with us about plastic pollution.

Recycled Marketing Materials

Our business and welcome cards are made from recycled paper.

Local Community 

We support our community by contributing to local wildlife charities and also the micro-economy by giving local products and services absolute priority.

OUR story

Behind tufts of marram grass and rolling dunes, directly on the beach with stunning panoramic sea views, sits The Sandy Feet Retreat. One of only a few genuine beach houses and holiday homes available to rent on the English coast, the word most used to describe this seaside escape is simply ‘Wow!’

Forget your shoes, forget the news. We're an off-the-grid retreat. An exclusive and private holiday rental, surrounded by nature, a place to disconnect. Feel the sand between your toes and salt in your hair. Enjoy the ultimate experience in sustainable luxury seaside living, from watching the sun rise over the ocean from the comfort of your bed, to strolling along one of the most beautiful, unspoilt beaches in England.

Anderby Creek beach is a true gem, a Narnia, where untouched sands lie as fresh as snow, and vast stretches of marram grass dunes hide an abundance of wildlife. It is one of the greatest tracts of untouched beach wilderness remaining in our country today and one of England's finest and best kept secrets. So.... Sssshhhh!

Over 10 miles of pristine sand backed by traditional coastal dunes. Stoll, jog, beachcomb, sunbathe, build sandcastles, even ride horses on the beach. Whatever the weather, it is the perfect place to disconnect and take a breather from everyday life.

The Wildlife

The Sandy Feet Retreat is located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) within a Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust nature reserve, a 60 acre haven of wildlife. Spot rabbits hopping past the garden fence, birds of prey scouting the sand dunes, even the occasional frolicking porpoise or dolphin. Five more nature reserves can be found within walking distance, making this a true nature-lovers paradise. During the winter months, thousands of grey seals can also be seen up-close on the nearby beach of Donna Nook, giving birth to their pups.

The Privacy

There's an air of 'endless summer' living on Anderby Creek beach, helped by warmer weather and a relaxed lifestyle, although it's a lovely place all year round, including in winter. Whether it's a BBQ on the terrace, or, if the weather comes in, wine and board games around one of the 2 wood burners, The Sandy Feet Retreat is the perfect seaside retreat. Our location is safe and secluded, away from crowds.

The Beach

Put Anderby Creek beach on your bucket-and-spade list. It's one of the UK's best beaches, and regularly features in the press, yet it's virtually unknown. No need to fight crowds of sunbathers or queue for ice creams or car parks either. All the ­entertainment is at hand on your very own beach, often deserted, and literally on your doorstep (no, we mean... 'literally'). Perfect for free-range kids, beach lovers, watersport and fitness junkies, artists, photographers, walkers etc.

The Ocean

Whether paddling, fishing, kayaking, surfing, or just listening to waves lapping the shore, our immediate proximity to the ocean adds to the magic of this special location. If you're feeling brave, a heroic morning plunge into the North Sea is guaranteed to transform you from a groggy mass of city ­fuddle into a fully awake human-being; splashing, squealing and alive. Dripping on the sand afterwards, ­tingling all over, the natural high quickly kicks in. Forget the coffee, this is the real deal! In an instant you’ll want to dive back in. 

The Bird Hide

The Round & Round House is another contemporary piece of architecture, just 200 metres away, with views out to sea and inland over grazing marsh to the Lincolnshire Wolds. A great place to watch wildlife, especially conservation priority birds... Fieldfares, Oystercatchers, Sanderlings and Shorelarks are just some of the birds which can be spotted... plus swans, ducks, geese, swallows and other large flocks of migrant birds arriving and departing overhead.

The Sunrise

Getting up at the crack of dawn might not be everyone's cup of tea, especially on holiday, but watching the upper limb of the sun rise over the ocean horizon from the comfort of your king size bed is a unique and special experience. The house faces due east with uninterrupted views over the North Sea, so the sunrises are epic. 

The Night Sky

Got a telescope? Bring it with you or use the house binos and enjoy some of the best stargazing in the UK. As the human population becomes more urbanised, man-made lights obscure our view of the stars and other celestial features. Not in Anderby Creek though. Far away from human settlement, when the weather is good, stars, planets and the Milky Way shimmer with incredible clarity in clear, dark night skies. Sometimes there are more visible stars than grains of sand on the beach! You may also see chains of SpaceX satellites running vertically over the house, out to sea. Perfectly aligned in formations of 50-60 satellites. Just look up.

The Orange Moon

A new full Moon rises over the North Sea opposite the house every 29.5 days. We hope you're lucky enough to experience this during your stay. The lunar surface is often clearly visible, covered in craters from meteorite strikes. The Moon is also likely to be a brilliant orange colour when it's close to the ocean horizon. That's because you're seeing it through much more of the Earth's atmosphere than when it's high in the sky. 

The England Coast Path

We're a wonderful rambler's retreat too, with some cracking coastal walks. The first Lincolnshire stretch of the England Coast Path is now open, a 16 mile route stretching from Skegness to Mablethorpe. It is part of a planned 2,700 mile path along the entire English coastline by Natural England and passes right in front of The Sandy Feet Retreat. Pick up or download an OS Map and go explore the beautiful countryside, literally on your doorstep.

The Sand Dunes

The dunes are a wonderful feature of our seaside location, with wild flowers, and even wilder children jumping off them. They began forming in the 13th century and the process continues, as very fine sand is blown off the beach before being stabilised and held in place by native plants. The dune system extends for many miles on both sides of the house.

The Cloud Bar

This place may not serve alcohol but it does offer pretty epic cloud spotting, just 300 metres from the house. Designated the world's first official cloud spotting area by The Cloud Appreciation Society, find cloud menus to help identify clouds, mirrors to reflect the sky and specially designed cloud viewing seats to enjoy the vast open skies of Anderby Creek.

The North Sea Observatory 

Head onto the beach, turn right and walk for 2 miles to this contemporary piece of architecture and purpose-built marine observatory. Here you'll find information and exhibitions on our area's rich natural history, plus an art space and The Seascape Café serving great breakfasts, freshly brewed tea/coffee, lovely lunches and delicious cakes. They also do supper clubs and yoga here.

The Anderby Beach Café

Delicious breakfasts, home cooked lunches and snacks inc. gluten-free and vegan options, plus a licensed bar, beer garden and outdoor children's play area. Just 400 metres from the house. 

The Kitchen & Bar (at Popa’s)

Newly refurbished with a licensed bar and extensive menu serving excellent food all day inc. Sunday lunches. Only 600 metres.


"Be free and wild as the sea."

With some of the world’s most idyllic beaches paying a heavy price for the world population’s plastic use, we are taking steps to reduce our own environmental impact.

Every aspect from the towels to the toilet paper to the furniture and general decor has been carefully considered and made as sustainable as possible. We aim to offer a luxury experience without sacrificing our local ecology. 

Recycled Glass

Green and clear recycled glass particles were mixed with pigmented lime to render the exterior walls. By converting this waste into reusable material, the house gains extra protection from the elements. In addition, when sunlight catches the glass it shimmers, providing a unique and attractive aesthetic. Recycled glass also reduces the demand for sand (currently 2m tonnes p.a. are extracted, depleting a natural resource).

Natural Materials

Many of the finishes and pieces of furniture are composed of natural materials. The walls and ceiling in the kitchen, for example, are covered in clay. An abundant raw material, this 100% natural product requires no painting. It is environmentally inert and non-toxic, as well as breathable and humidity and temperature regulating.

Green Energy

We purchase energy only from 100% renewable suppliers.

Air-Source Heating & Cooling

Our underfloor heating system uses air for fuel, which is about as renewable as it gets. It works by transferring heat absorbed from outside (even in temperatures as low as -15°C) to water, which is pumped through tubes embedded in the floors to maintain the house at a comfortable temperature. In the summer it works in reverse, as a cooling system. A bit like a fridge. Our air-source heating system also heats the water, eliminating the need to burn and waste propane, reducing our CO2 emissions.

Wood Burners

Our Jøtul wood burning stoves are highly efficient. We also only use kiln dried wood supplied locally from sustainable sources, making these appliances a carbon neutral way of heating the house.

Thermal Insulation

There’s double glazing throughout and a significant amount of above requirement insulation in the walls, floors and ceilings.

Internet of Things (IoT)

Many of the household appliances and amenities inc. the heating and hot water can be controlled and monitored remotely using wireless reporting systems for predicting maintenance and to analyse energy usage and reduce waste.

Low Energy Bulbs

Every individual light bulb on our premises is low energy-consumption.

Class-A Appliances

All appliances are Energy Class-A efficient and star rated, designed to conserve electricity and water inc. the dishwasher, freezer, refrigerator, oven, washing machine and tumble dryer. To limit use of the tumble dryer there’s an outside washing line, so you can air dry wet clothes.

Green Housekeeping

Our 100% cotton linen is washed using eco-friendly products by a small company in Louth, which not only supports a local business but also reduces our carbon footprint. We use biodegradable cleaning products where possible.

Waste Recycling

We encourage guests to recycle at least 80% of waste in accordance with the local recycling options available. From glass bottles and plastic packaging to cardboard and paper. There are clearly labelled bins on site for different types of waste and a bottle bank 500 metres away in the car park.

Wormery 

To further reduce waste being hauled to landfill there's a wormery-based composting bin, which breaks down organic food matter into nutrient rich soil and fertiliser. Young children especially love this!

Refillable Toiletries

We're committed to providing you with the most luxurious toiletries in the most environmentally friendly way, which is why we provide Aesop hand wash in refillable bottles. Nothing is thrown out.

No Single Use Plastics

There's virtually no single use plastic on the premises.

Local Food Suppliers

The produce that goes into our welcome pack is sourced mainly from local farms and artisans, enabling us to heavily limit the food miles of things we serve you. Our underlying ethos is a ’25 mile menu’.

Tote Shopping Bags

We provide canvas tote bags for our guests, eliminating the need for plastic supermarket carrier bags.

Filtered Drinking Water

Our tap water is safe to drink, though we understand that some guests prefer filtered water, so we provide you with the means to filter it yourselves, to reduce unnecessary packaging waste.

Low Water Usage

All bathrooms have lo-flow, dual flush toilets to save water.

5% Cashback

We offer a 5% refund to guests who have reduced their carbon footprint by travelling to The Sandy Feet Retreat via bus, train, bike or foot, rather than by car.

Bike Rental Service

There’s lockable bike storage on site, so bring your mountain bike, road racer or BMX! We can also recommend a very good local bike rental service that will deliver and pick up from the house.

Electric Vehicle Charging

There’s an electric vehicle charging point in the public car park approx. 400 metres away.

Nesting Boxes

We have nesting boxes in the garden for birds and bats, plus an insect house to encourage bees and other insects to live and nest in the garden. 

Wildflowers & Plants

We’ve sown wildflowers to encourage pollinators, beneficial insects and wildlife… and planted drought resistant native grasses to cut down on unnecessary watering.

Beach Clean Scheme

There’s a brilliant beach clean scheme available to all guests... look for the litter pick-up tools and signage outside the Anderby Beach Café. This is a great way to educate (especially kids) anyone who's staying with us about plastic pollution.

Recycled Marketing Materials

Our business and welcome cards are made from recycled paper.

Local Community 

We support our community by contributing to local wildlife charities and also the micro-economy by giving local products and services absolute priority.

"The most stylish, relaxing, eco-conscious staycation ever."

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Slice of Malibu

The properties all faced the sea with uninterrupted views. No traffic, no people, no arcades or bars. In the middle of a nature reserve. Just the most perfect setting for a beach house. Lincolnshire's very own little Malibu... who'd a thought!?

Proper Beach Houses

We walked and talked about how wonderful it would be to own one of the houses, and how rare it was to see genuine and authentic beach properties, connected so naturally to the environment.

For Sale

And then we saw it.

 A 'For Sale' sign.

Uh oh.

The Balcony

It was the last house on the beach, completely run down. Falling down actually. It had subsidence and the day before the balcony had quite literally fallen off (which proved useful in the subsequent sales negotiation).

We Haggled (& Haggled)

Two weeks later, after much haggling with the toughest 80 year old vendor you could ever meet, we had our offer accepted and started looking for an architect to help us rebuild the house.

Old Toilet Block

We found a lot of press coverage about a local architect called Jonathan Hendry. He'd designed a beach hut clad in red-stained timber on top of an old toilet block, a few miles down the road in Sandilands. It was so different, we just knew he was perfect for our project.

The A-Team

Jonathan agreed to help and together we embarked on a design and build project with a wonderful team of local builders at J.H.A. Winter & Sons Ltd, who one quality trade at a time turned his vision into a reality. 

March 2020

The house was finally completed in March 2020. The end result is more than just a building. From the moment you walk in and get settled, you breathe. You disconnect. You relax. There’s an emotional bond. It's a wonderful place just to be. And a very hard place to leave.

"On one of the most beautiful unspoilt beaches in England."

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It all started back in 2016 when we read an article online about Britain's best undiscovered beaches, which featured Anderby Creek. We'd never heard of it but on the back of this article we booked a week's holiday in one of the local holiday homes.

On the first day of our holiday we headed to the beach and were blown away. It was pristine, wild and beautiful with not a soul in sight. Empty in all directions as far as the eye could see with vast open skies, backed by miles of dunes... and 13 beach houses!

Little Slice Of Malibu

The properties all faced the sea with uninterrupted views. No traffic, no people, no arcades or bars. In the middle of a nature reserve. Just the most perfect setting for a beach house. Lincolnshire's very own little Malibu. Who'd a thought!?

If Carlsberg Did Beach Houses

We walked and talked about how wonderful it would be to own one of the houses, and how rare it was to see genuine and authentic beach properties, connected so naturally to the environment.

Is That A 'For Sale' Sign?

And then we saw it.

 A 'For Sale' sign.

Uh oh.

The Balcony Fell Off

It was the last house on the beach, completely run down. Falling down actually. It had subsidence and the day before the balcony had quite literally fallen off (which proved useful in the subsequent sales negotiation).

We Haggled (& Haggled)

Two weeks later, after much haggling with the toughest 80 year old vendor you could ever meet, we had our offer accepted and started looking for an architect to help us rebuild the house.

Old Toilet Block

We found a lot of press coverage about a local architect called Jonathan Hendry. He'd designed a beach hut clad in red-stained timber on top of an old toilet block, a few miles down the road in Sandilands. It was so different, we just knew he was perfect for our project.

The A-Team

Jonathan agreed to help and together we embarked on a design and build project with a wonderful team of local builders at J.H.A. Winter & Sons Ltd, who one quality trade at a time turned his vision into a reality. 

Seaside Escape

The house was finally completed in March 2020. The end result is more than just a building. From the moment you walk in and get settled, you breathe. You disconnect. You relax. There’s an emotional bond. It's a wonderful place just to be. And a very hard place to leave.


"Swerve the crowds and enjoy lungfuls of salty air."

VITAMIN sea

Ever wondered why the ocean has a calming effect? Well, the prescription for a healthier lifestyle may be as simple as a walk on the beach. 'Blue Mind' describes the mildly meditative state characterised by calm, peacefulness and a sense of general happiness and satisfaction that washes over you as you stand by open water.

In this uncertain world where so many of us also experience daily exhaustion, screen fatigue and anxiety, which in turn can lead to chronic illness, insomnia and often on an over-reliance on drugs and alcohol to unwind, Blue Mind offers a connection to a deep health and wellbeing boost that taps into ancient neural pathways.

Research into neuroconservation suggests that being near the ocean has the potential to alleviate cognitive conditions and physical ailments. This discovery, which is now only understood thanks to cutting-edge science, offers a new insight into the human psyche and healing powers of water.

To tap into your Blue Mind, close down the screens, log out, stand up and head outside to the ocean. The benefits that stem from the sights, sounds, smells and even the energy of the waves is as easy as just being there.

Your breathing and heart rate will slow. Your mind will clear. Your brain will switch into a different mode where creativity, insight and connections with others are enhanced. You will breathe more deeply and relax. Tapping into your Blue Mind is a natural form of self-care from which you can immediately reap rewards.

All you need is the ocean. Simply sit on the beach, stroll, exercise, play or even just take time out for a long luxurious soak in our bathtub overlooking the sea. Door locked, lights out, bath salts, candles, perhaps a glass of wine. Either way, we are the perfect escape. A place to disconnect, to reconnect, and enjoy the beauty and calm of our blue planet.

 

"Ecotherapy is fast becoming a way to manage stress and anxiety, with doctors and studies increasingly backing nature immersion as a medicine for our unprecedented times."

"When I grow nostalgic about my ocean childhood... the wauling of gulls and the smell of salt, somebody solicitous will bundle me into a car and drive me to the nearest briny horizon."

Sylvia Plath

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"The place is stunning. I loved opening the doors first thing in the morning and having my morning cuppa whilst listening to the waves. The main bedroom is especially breathtaking. I would quite happily live here forever."

Debbie. J

"We spent one of the most heavenly weekends here. The place is beautiful. Every detail has been thought of. It’s quiet, but there’s still life on the beach. The views from the house are stunning, from the beach they’re equally so."

Jane Carroll

"Everything is so well thought out and sustainability is such a big focus. We walked on the beach and chilled in the snug when it rained. The beds are so comfy and the kitchen had everything we needed to cook lovely meals. In the evening we toasted marshmallows and drank wine around the firepit."

Rebecca & Andy

"An exceptionally well-crafted home."

"The house is beautiful and luxe but has a laid-back vibe. The amazing beach and dunes stretch for miles in both directions." 

Mark. L

TSFR on Host Unusual, a travel website that features extraordinary places to stay.

Article about TSFR being shortlisted for the 2020 RIBA Awards (East Midlands).

Our Architect's website, Johnathan Hendry, showcasing all his work inc. TSFR.

Red Beach Hut designed by our architect which prompted us to contact him initially.

Filmmaker Tapio Snellman's website who made the short film about TSFR on our website.

Google Reviews of TSFR.

Coast Magazine article about The Seascape Café located at The North Sea Observatory.

The Seascape Café's Facebook page feat. events like yoga at sunrise & supper clubs.

The Guardian: "Best travel discoveries of 2019, chosen by Guardian writers" feat. Anderby Creek. 

Ebb & Flo's website for local kayak & stand-up-paddleboard (SUP) lessons.

Anderby Creek Tide Times & Heights

Real-time Surfing Report & Forecast for our area on MagicSeaweed.com 

Live Streaming Webcam on the roof of the Anderby Beach Café.

Lincolnshire County Council's web page about Anderby Creek.

@jamestmorrison & @jameswdaniel (both local photographers) feat. some great shots of Anderby Creek beach on their Instagram pages.

The Times: "Plan now, go later: Britain’s best coastal hideaways" feat. Anderby Creek.

Book Horse Riding On Anderby Creek Beach with a trained beach guide at nearby Field Farm.

Ian Royle's Smokehouse where you can buy fresh crab, lobster & smoked fish (direct from his on-site smokery). Thanks to our neighbour Chris for this top tip.

The Telegraph: "England's best secret beaches" feat. Anderby Creek.

The Guardian: "10 of Britain’s best wild beach walks" feat. Anderby Creek. 

Latest Rare Bird Sightings for Anderby Creek on BirdGuides.com

Francis Frith archive of old Anderby Creek photos (not much's changed in 60 years).

Love Lincolnshire Wolds website feat. Anderby Creek.

Website devoted to the History Of Anderby Creek inc. 'Now & Then' photos.

The Times: "50 best secret beaches in the UK" feat. Anderby Creek.

Lincolnshire Aqua Park's website feat. a floating inflatable assault course for all the family.

Donna Nook, the nearby birthing beach for more than 2,000 grey seal pups every Nov & Dec.

The Telegraph: "Staycation nation: 10 of the best UK beach holidays" feat. Anderby Creek.

Twentysix, an original 'Anderby Chalet' owned by our friends & also available to rent.

An article by The Beach Guide about Anderby Creek.

The Admiral Benbow beach bar, a local institution & fun pub nearby in an old pirate ship.

Anderby Creek beach is great for Fossil Hunting, here's an article about it.

Saga article titled: "Britain's Unspoilt Beaches" feat. Anderby Creek.

The Daily Mail: "The glories of secret Britain: 20 unspoilt seaside gems you MUST try and visit before the summer ends" feat. Anderby Creek.

Beautiful Photo Essay about a couple's first trip to Anderby Creek inc. great photography.

AOL, the American web portal & online service provider, published this article online: "Is this the best beach in Britain?" feat. Anderby Creek in the Britain's best hidden beaches section.

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"No cars, bars or arcades. Perfect, pure escapism."

"A place to disconnect, to reconnect."

(un)plug & play.

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"Though its floor-to-ceiling windows, both upstairs and down, frame tempting shots of the banks beyond, its raw, rosy-hued interior - inspired by the surrounding landscape - makes staying in an equally appealing prospect."

young FAMILIES

The Sandy Feet Retreat is perfect for young families, from toddlers to free-range teenagers. The beach is clean, safe and crowd-free. The water is shallow and shelves gently out to sea. The house is private and secluded with an enclosed garden.

Complimentary water sports equipment, just 10 metres from Anderby Creek beach, as well as a nature reserve with sand dunes to explore and wildlife to spot, the house is in a dream location for a seaside family holiday. Also, as parents with a young family ourselves, we have tried to cater for other families like us, so everyone gets a break.

Bady & Toddler Equipment

You'll find a high chair - travel cot - stair gate (at bottom of stairs only) - night light - step-ups (for little legs to reach sinks and toilets) - potty and toilet training seat - shock resistant plates, bowls and tumblers - sip spout trainer cups - kids' cutlery, books and toys.

Best Rooms For Families

The little bunk room is ideal for small children (sleeps up to 3 little ones in bunk beds and a pull-out trundle bed); the rear bedroom (double) is better for older children; the master suite is best for the travel cot as it's the largest.

Parents Should Know

There are steep steps from the sunbathing deck down to the patio. The wooden sleepers around the fire pit are a potential trip hazard - keep an eye on small children when the fire is lit. There's only a stair gate at the bottom of the stairs not the top, due to the door arrangement. The little bunk room is a squeeze if sleeping 3.


"I need 6 months of vacation, twice a year."