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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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.
No.01 is a double-fronted stone cottage with its own private beach hut on Nefyn Beach, in Gwynedd. The pet-friendly cottage features coastal chic throughout and includes light and airy spaces plus an open fire. Spacious gardens capture the sea breeze and include a hot tub and space to relax.
A short rural walk from Croyde?s sandy beach in North Devon, Oyster Cove is a stylish 3-bedroom property with a lovely garden and outdoor dining patios. The cottage, sleeps 2-8 guests, and is also able to welcome pets.
Mor Awelon, in the charming village of Goodwick, has an upside-down design to capture the views of the Pembrokeshire countryside and the ocean beyond. Ultra-modern finishes define this rural holiday cottage near Fishguard while its balcony and lawned garden invite relaxation and socialising.
Seascape boasts elegant furnishings and sea views from its multiple outdoor entertaining areas and is situated just moments from the beaches and harbour of Paignton in Devon. The luxury seaside cottage offers joyful décor as well as refinement and is ideal for a memorable family holiday by the sea.
Crofters Cottage is a very special little Devon holiday cottage in the most beautiful spot with no neighbours and lovely views out to sea. It is remote, rustic and fairly basic but if looking for peace, tranquillity and a chance to escape from everyday life, then this is the cottage for you!
3 The Towans is a contemporary coastal cottage located in St Merryn, Cornwall, which features a unique wooden interior & contemporary styling throughout, plus a large deck. The pet-friendly cottage is situated a short stroll from Constantine Bay, so pack the surfboard and enjoy a break by the be...
Pilotage Cottage is a luxurious seaside cottage boasting dashes of tradition and modern comforts as well as sea views and a south-facing terrace. Situated in the heart Brixham, the family cottage offers access to the coast and wonderful seafood restaurants which abound in this corner of Devon.
With 4-bedrooms, 5-bathrooms, The Old Customs House is a large, luxurious, stylish and funky waterfront self-catering holiday cottage in Banff with breathtaking sea views and jacuzzi hot tub. Pets welcome.
Situated in the heart of the seaside village of Porlock Weir, Somerset, Harbour House Apartment once housed the harbour master but now makes an idyllic holiday home along the Exmoor coast, a waterside cottage featuring two cosy bedrooms and French windows offering gorgeous views of the bay.
The seven double bedroom Gladices Barn is a large Isle of Wight holiday cottage with a hot tub and fine rural views on a farm above Clyffe Pypard. The use of a very efficient Geo-thermal heating system heats the floors, to create a warm and cosy holiday cosy holiday cottage at any time of the year.
Set in a gorgeous countryside location near Holywell Bay just six miles west of Newquay, this beautifully restored eco home is perfect for four and accept two dogs. Tastefully furnished with a spacious living area, two luxurious bedrooms and fantastic rural views, it is the ideal family retreat.
The Crows Nest offers a unique holiday experience along the Exmoor coast, a large two-storey cottage perched above scenic Porlock Bay in the village of Porlock Weir, Somerset, featuring stone floors, exposed beams, large inglenook fireplace with wood burner, and three spacious bedrooms.
The Blue Bell is a large holiday cottage close on the East Coast of Yorkshiretr in Burton Agnes between Bridlington and Driffield. This dog-friendly, rural property is perfect for large group holidays and family celebrations. It sleeps 48 guests in 19 bedrooms (all ensuite). Perfect for beach days.
The word Westminster conjures images of royalty, and this sophisticated coastal apartment delivers regal luxury in the heart of Plymouth. The Westminster Suite is a pet-friendly renovation of a property built in 1837 and is blessed with tasteful elegance and proximity to Devon attractions.
What could be a more idyllic destination for a relaxing holiday that a quaint and cosy fishermans cottage close to the water in the South Devon fishing village of Newton Ferrers. Dog friendly Riverdale Cottage welcomes 4 guests for walking, boating, culinerary and beach holidays all year round.
There’s probably no better place to spend a family holiday on the West Cornwall coast than Una Argentum 71 in St. Ives, a luxury eco lodge where your family can avail itself of the onsite heated pool, spa, and fitness studio or explore nearby Carbis Bay Beach. Pets welcome.
A gorgeous cottage sits nestled in a densely wooded valley in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and offers couples an idyllic getaway. Coachman’s is a truly romantic Cornish coastal cottage featuring bundles of character, an open fire, a mezzanine bedroom and tranquillity near Tintagel.
This spacious, coastal home has wonderful views over Brixham Marina and out across the bay towards Torquay. The bright and welcoming open plan living space as well as its enclosed garden with seating makes it a fantastic choice for families or friends looking to spend a special break in Brixham.
View this traditional coastal cottage in Northumberland, Lyndhurst Cottage is a stone built semi-detached property, a relaxing and easy going Northern getaway enjoying the best of the Northumberland Coast and countryside a short stroll to the harbor and beach at Beadnell Bay.
Based in the peaceful Norfolk countryside near Kings Lynn, Sheppard's Hut is a quaint bungalow on the outskirts of Terrington St. Clements. A quiet and simple holiday home, it is a perfect base from which to explore the Lincolnshire coast and countryside popular for its trails and wildlife.
A four-star lodge amidst a prestigious resort in the coastal town of Salcombe, Devon, 22 Salcombe Retreat offers luxury accommodation in one of the UK’s most naturally beautiful areas, a pet-friendly three-bedroom cottage featuring gorgeous sea and rural views and contemporary furnishings.
Cosy relaxation for two awaits in West Cornwall at Una Aurum 56 on the Una St Ives resort. If you want a romantic holiday, the Una Aurum 56 lodge at Una St Ives resort is ready for you. From an indoor pool to a full spa to an onsite restaurant, the lodge and resort await to welcome you.
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.