Scroll down to view all Coastal Cottages. The UK has one of the most picturesque and varied coastlines in the whole of Europe, so why not enjoy a self-catering holiday in a coastal cottage by the sea. Pick any stretch of coast and within a mile or two of the beach, you will be spoiled for choice with the range of coastal cottages such as converted barns, fishermen's lofts and luxury beach apartments available for short breaks or long summer holidays. From Scottish sea lochs in Loch Duich to historic inland ports such as Wisbech in East Anglia, holiday cottages close to the coast offer excellent value for money.
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Devon Beach Court is a light and airy modern seaside apartment with WiFi in Woolacombe, North Devon. Offering comfort and style throughout, it sleeps 4 people in 2 bedrooms.
Nestled in the heart of the North Devon countryside between Bideford and Clovelly, Crooked Lake is a charming 17th Century cottage ideal for a quiet and relaxing getaway amidst beautiful countryside.
Set on the edge of the pretty village of Crantock on the North Cornwall coast, Talland Croft is a large and charming 5-bedroom house sleeping 10. The dog-friendly house is a short walk across dunes to a Crantock or an even shorter walk into the heart of Crantock, with good pubs and local shops.
Braefoot is a North Devon countryside cottage close to beaches at Woolacombe and Ilfracombe. This child-friendly rural retreat at Lower Aylescott Farm is perfectly located for family holidays exploring the North Devon coast.
The School House is a charming Victorian cottage situated in Countisbury, near Lynton in North Devon and surrounded by the beauty of Exmoor. The pet-friendly cottage features a wood burner and other traditional details and boasts a wonderful garden with a running stream and rural views.
A holiday in this beautiful apartment is coastal living at its best. With a large, private terrace and a sweeping sea view over the sparkling shingle beach, you'll instantly feel like you're miles away from it all.
The Old Cricket Pavilion is situated in a picturesque rural location at North End Farm near Bridport. It has a small enclosed lawned garden and panoramic Dorset countryside views. An ideal for a romantic retreat for two or a small family. Pets welcome.
The Coach House near the seaside village of Porlock Weir, Somerset, is the perfect romantic getaway along the Exmoor coast, a small dog-friendly cottage offering gorgeous views of Porlock Bay from the private terrace, stone flagged flooring and an upstairs double bedroom with comfy king-size bed.
Dating back to the 17th Century, Higher Mullacott Farmhouse near Ilfracombe is a beautiful large 5 bed holiday property which has been tastefully renovated for style and comfort ; all set in a beautiful countryside position with sea views on the North Devon coast.
A pretty stone-built cosy coastal cottage near Kirkcudbright with sea views, Cutlar's Cottage is set in its own fully enclosed garden overlooking a wildflower meadow. It's a glorious walk to the seashore and a 2-3 minute amble to the landscaped loch and pavilion.
A real coastal gem for dog owners, this sleek ground floor apartment is just metres from the beach at Slapton Sands. Bright and well laid out, the property has a two bedrooms, a modern kitchen, terrace and two bathrooms.
A character Cornish holiday cottage on the North Cornwall coast near Perranporth, Wishing Well Cottage, situated close to beaches at Perranporth, offers impeccably presented accommodation. The two-bedroom residence has been renovated to an incredibly high standard.
Elm is an ideal seaside escape. The coastal cottage lies in Primrose Hill, Somerset, and boasts wonderful ocean and countryside views from its delightful gardens which catch the sea breeze. The cottage also offers a games room, wheelchair access and contemporary comforts, plus proximity to Exmoor.
Budle Cove is a modern apartment inside a mill conversion and it enjoys fantastic views over Budle Bay towards Lindisfarne Castle. The coastal property in Waren Mill, Northumberland boasts modern comforts and unique, characterful décor as well as lovely grounds, open-plan living and space for pets.
Once an 18th-century farmhouse lovingly transformed into a riverside holiday cottage boasting views of the village of Dittisham, Devon, and the River Dart estuary, Dower House sleeps up to 10 guests in four spacious bedrooms and features a secluded orchard garden, two fireplaces, and exposed beams.
For a truly quirky holiday home with stunning ocean views, stay at Lizard Lighthouse on the Southern-most tip of mainland Britain. This large Cornwall holiday cottage near Helston stands in a remote cliff top location with spectacular coastal walks.
Mary Rose Cottage is a light and airy detached cottage set in the peaceful grounds of Eastfield Hall, just two miles from Warkworth. The grounds and the spacious conservatory boast splendid views towards the sea and the pet-free, seaside cottage offers easy access to the Northumberland attractions.
The Ship Inn, once a pub in Colwyn Bay in North Wales, has been comfortably and stylishly converted to create a large, dog friendly holiday cottage sleeping 34 guests in 12 spacious bedrooms, with a 5-minute walk of the beach.
Harbour Lights is a sophisticated coastal cottage boasting contemporary comforts and expansive views to Bridport and the ocean. The pet-friendly Dorset cottage offers a generous furnished terrace perfect for entertaining, and the interior features Corian work surfaces and marble and wooden floors.
Enjoy a unique holiday experience with a stay at Siren, one of four refurbished former lighthouse keepers’ cottages overlooking Bull Point near the village of Mortehoe, Devon, a child-friendly cottage that sleeps up to five, featuring three bedrooms, fully fitted kitchen, and gorgeous sea views.
Enjoy ocean views and a sea breeze at Oak, a coastal cottage at Primrose Hill in Somerset which boasts beautiful gardens, disabled access, contemporary comforts, a games room and light-filled spaces. Admire the countryside views and spend days exploring Blue Anchor Bay and Exmoor National Park.
Byron's Retreat is a wonderful 2 bedroom apartment furnished to a high standard in an unrivalled position looking out over Port Pendennis Marina with the most amazing views across the harbour and onwards out to sea.
Enjoy relaxing coastal holidays in this stylish, contemporary terraced property set near the village of Wootton Bridge on the Isle of Wight. Marina House sleeps six people in three bedrooms.
Many holiday cottages by the coast will have a store of beach equipment for guests to use such as buckets, spades, wind breaks, crab lines and even beach games or wet suits for children. Visit the website of a coastal property to see just what beach equipment an appealing cottage on the coast provides for guests. It could save a lot of packing or unnecessary purchases.
Beach and Coastal Cottages appeal to walkers. Self-catering means you are not tied to hotel restaurant times or having to dine out every night, and also offer facilities for drying and washing muddy clothes and boots overnight, ready for the following morning. Many coastal cottages welcome dogs - but do check local tourist information to see which local beaches will be 'dog friendly' during the dates of your holiday.