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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Upper Instow Beach Cottage is a charming first floor North Devon holiday let overlooks the estuary. The dog-friendly waterside apartment sleeps 5 people in 3 bedrooms. It has a lovely balcony to sit and enjoy uninterrupted views across the beach and estuary to Appledore and lovely sunsets.
Hayloft at Wheel Farm is a pet-friendly North Devon holiday cottage for couples situated just a short drive from the coast and the rolling hills of Exmoor, perfectly placed to offer guests rural self-catering holidays with a swimming pool.
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.
Part of the brand-new Byron Apartments complex on the ground floor of a block of apartment homes, 2 Putsborough in the heart of Woolacombe, Devon, offers a luxurious coastal holiday for up to four guests, a pet-friendly apartment with an en-suite master double and access to indoor pool and gym.
Clover Court is a large coastal cottage set moments from sandy beaches in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. The pet-friendly cottage boasts bay windows and spacious, contemporary rooms, and attracts natural light and the calming sea breeze. The attractions of the seaside town are just a short walk away
Perched high above the vibrant town of Brixham, this property has fantastic views of the harbour and out to sea. With three beautiful bedrooms sleeping six guests it makes an ideal holiday home for families or groups of friends looking for a fabulous coastal break in Torbay, Devon.
The Compass is a stylish one-bedroom apartment in the heart of the resort town of Swanage, Dorset, a romantic flat within a pleasant courtyard that makes a cosy holiday escape for couples, with private parking space, fully fitted kitchen, breakfast bar, tiled bathroom, and comfy sitting area.
A charming Grade II listed stone holiday cottage in Snainton near Scarborough on the North Yorkshire coast, this pet friendly holiday cottage sleeps 17 in 8 bedrooms and oozes warmth and charm. Relax in the hot tub, walk in the North York Moors or enjoy a day trip to the seaside.
The ideal home base for exploring Exmoor National Park’s natural beauty, The Coach House, Old Cleeve is a modern, two-storey coastal cottage offering stunning views of the Somerset countryside, spacious kitchen, two sitting rooms, and large walk-in wardrobe between two double bedrooms.
Situated in the desirable Dorset village of Burton Bradstock is Dormouse Cottage, a stone-built cottage with thatched roof and character. The pet-friendly cottage sits near the beach and offers a lovely courtyard, exposed beams, an inglenook fireplace and cottage style kitchen, plus modern elegance.
A bijou bolt hole for two in the centre of the pretty harbour town of Padstow, this cottage is beautifully presented and offers features like a wood burning stove, hand made king size bed and underfloor heating.
Rose Cottage is a gorgeous stone-built 1600s Grade l Listed cottage in Ashprington, Devon, which boasts a delightful garden and a thoroughly sophisticated interior. The luxurious rural cottage offers multiple spaces for relaxation both indoors & outdoors, as well as a wood burner and modern style.
A charming conversion above the stables turned into a small cottage nestled in the beautiful Doone Valley amidst pretty Exmoor countryside, The Hayloft in the small village of Oare, Somerset, features stylish sitting room, country style kitchen with granite countertops, and two en-suite bedrooms.
5 Middlecombe in the seaside resort village of Woolacombe, Devon, is part of the North Devon coast’s newest holiday destination, a child-friendly first-floor apartment with access to the complex’s many amenities and boasting open-plan living area, private balcony, and en-suite master bedroom.
Rampisham Hill Farm Barn sits in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on a working sheep farm near Hooke in Dorset, & the rural cottage promises beautiful views, spacious outdoor areas, an open fire, fresh farm eggs, contemporary comfort, open-plan design, serenity & access to the Jurassic Coast.
The Retreat is featured in the Daphne Du Maurier novel The King’s General and couples can write their own narrative at this romantic cottage with a cute patio in St Keyne, Cornwall. The pet-friendly, stone-built cottage features inviting, modern décor blended with rural charm and intimate touches.
Positioned at the end of the three-mile shingle beach at Slapton Sands, you couldn’t get closer to the sea if you tried. Step inside this beautiful apartment and you'll instantly feel at home. Take in the wonderful sea views from the Juliet balcony, or relax in the spacious open-plan living areas.
Acorn Cottage is cute as a button. The romantic cottage in Oulton, Norfolk, is surrounded by countryside and a delightful garden and possesses true character. Pitched beamed ceilings grace the interior and a wood burner warms the living area. Contemporary styling complements the country charm.
Butterwell Barn is a Victorian barn conversion turned into a comfortable South Devon holiday home that sleeps up to eight near the seaside town of Dartmouth, Devon, a pet-friendly rural cottage offering reverse-level accommodation with high vaulted ceilings, oak beams, and four en-suite bedrooms.
Explore the beautiful beaches of the Llyn Peninsula and retire at the end of every adventure-packed day to a well-presented, coastal cottage the peaceful village of Mynytho near Abersoch. Rhos offers four bedrooms, contemporary furnishings and welcomes young children and pets.
Cornflower at Headland Escape offers a unique seaside holiday experience along the Welsh Riviera, a luxurious yurt on a family-run glamping site at Lydstep Haven near the walled town of Tenby, Pembrokeshire, a pet-friendly holiday home with wood-burner, lantern ceiling, and insulated pine flooring.
Just metres from the beach at Slapton, this chic, beach side apartment is perfect for dog owners looking to enjoy a slice of coastal life. With a lovely, open plan layout, two spacious bedrooms and allocated parking, we can't think of a better way to experience this special part of south Devon.
Hazel Lodge combines the best of old and new, with exposed beams and open fire, plus modern comforts and contemporary style. The pet-friendly cottage near Washford in Somerset features a spilt design and external staircase and offers a covered hot tub, open fire, lovely garden and serenity.
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.