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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Dolly's barn is a large 17th Century barn near Ilfracombe which has been lovingly converted into a charming 6 bedroom luxury holiday cottage sleeping 11 with disabled access in a beautiful spot on the North Devon Coast.
Stunning 3-bedroom North Devon holiday cottage with panoramic sea views over Woolacombe Bay. This beautiful coastal cottage overlooks Combesgate Beach, Baggy Point and Lundy Island. Sunnycliffe House is mainly open plan with a sunny terrace off the lounge with a picnic table and sun loungers.
Situated on the outskirts of Exmoor, and only a short drive from the North Devon coastline is Ford Hill, a luxury 3 bedroom cottage with a beautiful garden. Elegantly decorated throughout, Ford Hill is a hop, skip and a jump from many of the area's best attractions, including Woolacombe beach.
This family friendly charming and large farm cottage is set in 120-acres of stunning farmland just a few rural miles from the North Devon coast in Kentisbury near the pretty seaside village of Combe Martin. Patchole Farmhouse sleeps 9 in 4 bedrooms.
Close to the coast, this large and luxurious North Yorkshire holiday cottage with a hot tub, sauna and games room lies in a remote rural location between Beverley and Hornsea. Perfect for self-catering holidays for large families or groups of friends. Sleeps 16.
Starling, a pine-timbered eco-lodge nestles in a tranquil woodland location just inland from Falmouth and the Helford River in Cornwall. This fully equipped and well-insulated pod is perfect for couples or a young family with 1-2 children.
Pinkmead is a waterfront cottage in Cowes, on the Isle of Wight, which boasts its own private jetty and boat shed as well as beautiful water views, 24 acres of gardens, a sauna, an open fire and pizza oven. The pet-friendly cottage also boasts a separate studio, plus rare seclusion and tranquillity.
A spacious and dog-friendly waterfront retreat, Steamer Quay Cottage’s four bedrooms, five baths, and open living spaces will give a big group an incredible holiday only yards from the beach. Convenient to beaches, parks, and many local attractions in Paignton (Torbay) and the surrounding area.
Fisherman’s Cottage achieves the rare combination of contemporary chic and traditional charm. The stone-built holiday cottage in Seahouses treats guests to a delightful coastal cottage just a stone’s throw from the harbour and the Northumberland coastline. Sleeps 6. Pets welcome.
In the heart of the North York Moors National Park, come to stay at Lanes Barn, a countryside cottage in the remote village of Glaisdale, new Whitby, North Yorkshire that comfortably sleeps four and provides the perfect home base to explore all that the region has to offer.
Clapham Cottage is a luxury holiday cottage in Exeter with traditional features such as a thatched roof, exposed stone and timber and a log burner fireplace. This has been complemented with modern comforts and a swimming pool to create a sun-filled and sophisticated family rural retreat in Devon.
This quaint two-bedroom coastal cottage in Lytham St Annes features beautiful nautical interior and a comfortable contemporary feel. Neutral shades and a warming electric fireplace are ready to welcome you at this lovely home from home, where everyone in the family is welcome, including your dogs.
Look no further than Una Stannum 66 for a magnificent coastal holiday at Carnis Bay in picturesque St. Ives, Cornwall. This large, luxury home away from home with a bespoke interior design comfortably sleeps eight and is part of a resort that includes swimming pool, spa, and restaurant.
Offering sea views across Torbay, Norville is a large 4-bedroom seaside holiday cottage in Brixham, sleeping 8 guests. This spacious, child friendly property has a large secure garden and is perfect for large or dual family holidays in Devon.
Barn Owl Cottage at Cornbrew Farm near Barnstaple on the North Devon Coast is a pet-friendly holiday cottage sleeping 5 in a rural location. Facilities include a heated indoor pool, tennis and badminton courts, sauna, spa and children's play area with trampolines and a games room.
This pet-friendly coastal getaway near Campbeltown offers room for eight with excellent amenities. Featuring four bedrooms, this large and accessible farmhouse makes the most of its location on the Kintyre peninsula, providing spectacular rural views and easy access to many attractions.
A quiet and pretty spacious Cornish cottage perfect for a peaceful break from all the city hustle. Positioned near Torpoint in the village of Kingsland, this beautiful coastal property is comfortable and private. Its facilities have all you and your family need for a weekend break or longer holiday.
Commanding unrivalled views across the water from Flushing towards Falmouth and with its own private beach, The Point will make any dog-friendly self-catering holiday in Cornwall one to be remembered for many years to come. It sleeps 6 in 4 generous bedrooms and has 2 bathrooms and a lounge.
The Drury enjoys glorious sea views from its multiple outdoor entertaining spaces and is the perfect location for a special occasion. The luxury cottage offers guests a games room, a hot tub, expansive grounds, 11 stylish bedrooms and access to the delightful seaside town of Oban in Scotland.
Dunlins is an elegant coastal cottage in Grange-over-Sands on the Cumbria coast for a family of four, with two bedrooms, one bathroom, and a well-equipped kitchen and sitting room, within easy reach of the southern Lake District.
The Hamptons is a luxury seaside cottage boasting an Italian marble fireplace, contemporary fittings and an expansive outdoor entertaining area offering sea views. Situated in an exclusive area of Torquay, the large, gorgeous holiday home promises refinement on the South Devon Coast.
Squirrel is a chic eco-lodge sleeping 2-4 in a peaceful woodland setting at Trecombe Lakes above the Helford River near Falmouth in Cornwall. This snug and cosy self-catering property is perfect for couples or a young family for short breaks or longer holidays.
Bank View is a pretty three bedroom dog-friendly holiday property on the Scottish borders is able to sleep up to seven people in spacious comfort. This beautifully maintained country cottage close to the coast in Chirnside near Berwick--upon-Tweed sleeps 7.
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.