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No big deal, but it's only accessible by a 100-foot-long suspension bridge.

By Marisa Spyker

When you book a stay at a private island rental, you can generally count on arriving there by boat.

But this beach house isn’t like most island rentals. Located on the rugged north coast of England, the cottage is perched atop a rock formation some hundred feet above the ground. To get there, you cross a 100-foot suspension bridge from the mainland to your private paradise.

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Provided you aren’t acrophobic, the walk is well worth the rewards. The views, as you can imagine, are unreal, the seclusion is restorative, and the sounds of the waves crashing below will easily lull you to sleep.

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Indoors and out, guests will discover a plethora of cozy little hideaways to enjoy the island and the views, from within the lush gardens that surround the cottage to the window-wrapped conservatory. The interiors are elegantly outfitted in a cool palette of grays and whites with lots of wood for warmth.

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Should you have guests, the bar room is great for social hour, with a billiards table, TV, and fully equipped bar. The seclusion, of course, also makes the cottage perfect as a romantic couples retreat (the rates on stays for two are reduced 25 percent as a bonus).

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And while the home's luxuries make a solid case for never leaving the island again, the location—a town called Newquay—is actually pretty perfect for those itching to explore. Directly below is popular Towan Beach, which, during low tide, you can walk across to grab a crab sandwich and a pint at the local pub. Stunning clifftop trails, bays, and beaches are also just a short walk away.

See more of this stunning property below:

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