Coastal Cottages Holidays Within Easy Reach of a Beach

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 inalnd ports such as [Wisbech](https://www.myfavouriteholidaycottages.co.uk/cambridgeshire/wisbech in East Anglia, holiday cottages close to the coast offer excellent value for money. They are near enough to coves, estuaries and beaches within a 10-15 minute drive of your cottage, many with sea views but generally less expensive than holiday homes right on the the beach. Enjoy access to miles of sandy beaches and great coastal walks with our selection of coastal cottages which can be found right across the UK. There is nothing quite like a refreshing walk along an empty beach on a crisp day in October or simply take the family away to any of our coastal holiday cottages this summer and relax by the seaside and let the children enjoy swimming, surfing or rock-pooling whilst you unwind and top up your tan - all within easy reach of your holiday cottage. Our search criteria will help you find perfect UK coastal cottages in just the right location.

240 cottages found 240 match all criteria.

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.

Seascape, a large five-bedroom family friendly house, in North Devon accommodating up to 10, looks down upon the beautiful award-winning Woolacombe Beach. The large, luxurious holiday home benefits from spectacular uninterrupted ocean views stretching across the bay all the way to Lundy Island.

The Chalet is stunning, purpose-built apartment - hotel, comprising of 6 luxury apartments and an incredible 2 bedroom penthouse suite. Each apartment sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms. The living area is open plan with large, glass, full length windows overlooking Saunton Sands beach and the sea beyond.

The Roundhouse is a large and spacious holiday cottage with an indoor pool near Barnstaple on the North Devon Coast at Combrew Farm. Sleeping 9, this 5-bedroom barn conversion offers luxurious self-catering holidays for large families or groups of friends all year round.

Farthings is a beautifully furnished 4-bedroom Fowey holiday cottage in Cornwall that sleeps 6 overlooking the sandy beach and wooded shores of Readymoney Cove. The little shops and restaurants in the picturesque centre of Fowey are just a scenic 10-minute stroll along the Estuary.

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, a spa and childrens play area with trampolines and a games room.

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.

£645 off

21st-25th May

Bilshay Farmhouse Cottage Listing
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Bilshay Farmhouse is a large beautiful thatched Dorset farmhouse sleeping 10, set in a rural location, a short distance from the market town of Bridport. It has recently been refurbished to a luxurious standard. Currently graded at 4 star Gold. Pets welcome.

Stable Cottage offers self-catering breaks just a short leisurely stroll from the beach. The perfect place to relax, or explore the local area of North Essex. The cottage is perfect for couples, groups of friends or families it sleeps 2-7 people and has a log fired hot tub, perfect for sun downers!

The Malting House is a luxury rural barn conversion in Norfolk with 5-Star Gold rating, 10-minutes? drive from the beach at Sherringham. The Malting House sleeps 6 guests in 3 ensuite bedrooms. Guests enjoy free use of the heated indoor pool and leisure facilities at the Woodlands Leisure Centre.

This Grade II listed, child-friendly holiday cottage with games room and treehouse is located in the rural village of Shorwell, just inland from the coast between Ventnor and Freshwater on the Isle of Wight. It sleeps 7 people in 3 bedrooms.

Peace and relaxation on a working farm above Putsborough and Woolacombe beach in North Devon. Walk through meadows to the beach or park for free at Putsborough when staying at Pickwell Court. A Perfect large, luxury coastal cottage for the extended family, being spacious inside and out.

The Blue House is a traditional Cornish fisherman's cottage in the pretty waterside village of Flushing near Falmouth. It has been recently renovated throughout to a high 5 Star standard. It sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms, with 2 luxury bathrooms, a new kitchen and a large lounge/diner. Pets are welcome.

£155 off

21st-25th May

Old Post Office Cottage Cottage Listing
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Old Post Office Cottage sleeps 5/6 and is conveniently located in the heart of Symondsbury Village. The generous gardens and proximity to both Bridport and the sea make this Dorset holiday cottage very special. Pets welcome.

Within a seagull's cry of the bustling Brixham harbour waterfront in Torbay, 1 Middle Manor is newly-built Devon coastal cottage part of a small collection offering comfortable, contemporary self-catering accommodation. Pets welcome.

Falmouth - Sea Views - Sleeps 4. 2 bedroom apartment. Placed at the top of the ancient High Street you are within the historic old town of Falmouth in Cornwall, a few minute’s walk from the many shops, bars and restaurants along the waterfront.

41 Marine Reach is a large, contemporary holiday home in Brixham, part of an award-winning waterside development with captivating views across Brixham Harbour and across Torbay. This family friendly house sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms.

This 18th century stone built coastal cottage is located in the village of Fairbourne close to Barmouth and Cardigan Bay on the west coast of Wales a the southern end of the Snowdonia National Park. It can sleep five people in three bedrooms.

Rowan Tree is modern, warm and comfortable Dorset coastal cottage in Bridport just a short drive from West Bay and glorious walks along the Jurassic Coast section of the South West Coast Path.

Farthings Cottage is A pretty Brixham holiday home in Torbay. This 2-bedroom house with harbour views is set over three floors and hidden away in a small, private terrace close to Brixham's busy fishing harbour and town centre.

This semi-detached, sandstone cottage is in the rural hamlet of Dalehouse on the edge of Staithes on the North Yorkshire coast and can sleep four people in two bedrooms.

Nutmeg is a luxury holiday cottage in the Norfolk Broads, ideal for a couple seeking a countryside self-catering escape. Within easy reach of the North Norfolk coast and Norwich, it offers cycling, walking, bird-watching and relaxing holidays. Close to all major tourist attractions and gastropubs.

Set in a sheltered valley two miles inland from Slapton Sands, and Blackpool Sands, Buckland House is a large elegant Grade II listed Georgian farmhouse c1750 and later rebuilt in the Regency style Offering high quality comfortable holiday accommodation for two or more families. Pets welcome.

Cricket Cottage sits on the banks of the River Esk, near the historic fishing town of Whitby. This airy riverside cottage sleeps five guests in three bedrooms. Surrounded by some of North Yorkshire’s most idyllic countryside, it has a private patio and wonderful views towards a dramatic viaduct.

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.

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