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 Applecross 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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Set in a tranquil rural location on the North Devon coast near the charming seaside village of Combe Martin, The Linhay at Wheel Farm sleeps 4 and is one of a small collection of lovingly converted farm buildings. Onsite facilities include an indoor heated swimming pool, a tennis court and a sauna.
The Shippen is a pet-friendly holiday cottage in Combe Martin sleeping 4. It is tucked away in a quiet corner on the North Devon coast at Wheel Farm Holiday Cottages: A collection of charmingly refurbished self-catering cottages with a pool.
From Fron Olau, a large holiday cottage on the Llyn Peninsula to the superb sandy beach and seaside fishing village of Morfa Nefyn it is a pleasant two-minute stroll. This delightful North Wales coastal cottage sleeps 11 in 7 bedrooms. Pets welcome.
Beautiful stone-built Cornish holiday cottage, sleeping up to 4. Set in the historic Cornish town of Fowey and within walking distance of the beach. Dogs welcome.
Waterfront Retreat in the Isle of Wight sailing resort of Yarmouth is a 2-bedroom holiday cottage. It is stylish decorated and furnished to create a sense of relaxation using driftwood ornaments and calming seaside colours for 2-4 guests (snd red squirrels living at the bottom of the garden).
Awel Mon is a charming Anglesey holiday bungalow in Marianglas, a quiet village, just a mile from the beautiful Traeth Bychan beach, This 3-bedroom pet-friendly property an ideal base for a family seaside holiday.
7 Harlyn Cottages is a beautifully furnished, modern, holiday home at Harlyn Bay near Padstow in North Cornwall. Within a short walk of a white sandy beach for surfing and rock-pooling, this family friendly holiday cottage sleeps 6 and welcomes pets.
Ysgubor Penrallt is a little treasure; a romantic, rural retreat for two near Bangor in North Wales with superb sea views across the Menai Straits to Anglesey. A perfect coastal location for couples exploring North Wales beaches and Snowdonia in all seasons.
The flagstone flooring and thatched roof of Champernhayes Farmhouse point to its history and frame a masterfully restored farmhouse sitting on a vast property near Lyme Regis in Dorset. The pet-friendly rural cottage boasts an inglenook fireplace, a garden pond, an indoor jacuzzi and a swim spa.
Birch House is a large Victorian seaside holiday home in Cromer just a few minutes walk from the beach. It sleeps 17 guests in 9 bedrooms (6 with en suite bathrooms). Ideal for traditional seaside holidays and short breaks in Norfolk for large families or groups of friends.
An Isle of Wight rural retreat in the little hamlet of Wooton Bridge, Shiloh Cottage offers self-catering holidays in a farm cottage with panoramic countryside views. With walks from the door and the coast at Ryde within a 10-minute drive it’s a peaceful location from which to explore the Island.
Ranscombe House occupies an enviable position in the heart of the popular coastal town of Brixham in Devon. The coastal cottage welcomes groups and pets to a property boasting lovely ocean views, a unique games area with bar, outdoor relaxation spaces and proximity to the beaches and harbour.
Based on a rural smallholding near Benllech on the Isle of Anglesey, Crow’s Nest Cottage is a detached stone-built holiday home perfect for a coast and countryside holiday in North Wales. The attractive cottage is steeped in character, with stunning seaside views, perfect for small families.
Laylands is a grand old house just moments from the beach in Well-next-the-Sea, Norfolk. As one of the original houses in the region, the cottage boasts myriad original features, such as an open fire, which blend seamlessly with the modern décor. The expansive gardens make for a perfect holiday.
This lovely detached stone building was originally a barn and home to a domesticated goshawk. The Mews, named in honour of its former resident, has been thoughtfully renovated to provide delightful, luxury accommodation with hot tub for two people on the idyllic South Devon coast outside Plymouth.
Seaspray is the perfect Dorset get away for walkers, families, beach lovers and star gazers! With extensive sea and coastal views Seaspray offers a taste of life by the beach in the beautiful small village of Eype. Pets welcome.
This former 19c Isle of Anglesey rural stately home has been thoughtfully converted to create 5 homes. Tan y Graig, with 6 bedrooms sleeping 16 is the largest of these. It is a luxury, pet friendly coastal holiday home, retaining may of the Hall's original, beautifully restored features.
Babble Brook House is a unique seaside holiday cottage and villa near Torquay in Devon, that welcomes families and pets. This seaside escape is replete with wood burning stove, country-style kitchen, exposed beams, ample gardens and a sun-drenched conservatory, just a short walk to Babbacombe Beach.
Luccombe Cottage, a 4-star Exmoor holiday cottage Somerset sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms in the beautiful Avill valley near Dunster and Minehead. Indoor pool, spa bath, games room, tennis court, trampoline, play centre etc. Families and dogs welcome.
Gamekeeper's Hide is a beautifully presented and sought after countryside cottage with use of outdoor and indoor swimming pools. It is located on a 28-acre rural estate in the heart of the idyllic South Hams region in South Devon.
Town Farm is a luxury holiday cottage in the Yorkshire Dales near Barnard Castle. This large holiday home with a hot tub spoils guests with high-quality furnishings in every room as well as spacious gardens which invite relaxation and socialising for families and large groups. Sleeps 10.
Apple Mill delightful Grade II listed holiday cottage in East Devon, accessed via its own driveway. This large rural cottage has its own secluded, private garden, hot tub and courtyard.
Captains House, a large holiday cottage in Marazion, enjoys direct, uninterrupted views across crystal clear water to St Michael’s Mount. This luxury waterfront Cornish coast cottage is immaculately presented and enjoys direct access to a sandy beach. Sleeps 10.
A spacious, modern, pet-friendly villa just two miles from the village of St Merryn and within easy reach of Padstow. Open-plan living and two large bedrooms provide ample room for families or friends looking to explore the towns and beaches along this fabulous stretch of North Cornwall coastline.
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.