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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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.
The pet-friendly Dairy Cottage at Wheel Farm Holiday Cottages in Combe Martin manages to combine genuine rustic charm with modern facilities, swimming pool and tennis court, to provide the perfect self-catering holiday.
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.
3 miles from the North Cornwall coast at Perranporth, Trelydarth is a large Cornish holiday cottage set in a secluded rural location sleeping 12 guests in the village of Penhallow. Pets welcome.
Sleep among the canopy is The Treehouse, a luxurious rural cottage in Halse, Somerset, which boasts beautiful views, a swimming pool and hot tub. The wooden clad-cottage includes a fire-place and promises 5-star eco-friendly comfort as well as access to the countryside and miles of sandy beaches.
Redwood, a large coastal apartment in Croyde sleeps 10 people. It welcomes groups including stag and hen groups, perfect for fun, beach holidays at one of Devon's top award-winning beaches. Redwood is open-plan with 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, dining area, lounge, balcony and kitchen.
Buckland House is a large elegant Grade II listed Georgian farmhouse c1750 and later rebuilt in the Regency style Set in a gorgeous sheltered South Devon valley two miles inland from beaches at Slapton and Blackpool Sands. Pets welcome.
Set among woodland on Nut Tree Farm, Ashcombe is a grand rural cottage near Teignmouth in Devon which offers large groups an ideal setting for a special celebration. Boasting extensive grounds, the property also features an open fire, games room and outdoor pool, plus many extra activities.
Courtyard Lodge 29 is one of Barton Pine's inspiring collection of Devon eco-lodges and apartments in the South Devon countryside between Paignton and Totnes. It's perfect for a family-friendly coast and countryside family holiday or a romantic break for two.
Stable Cottage welcomes guests to a delightful rural cottage featuring open roof trusses in Belford, Northumberland. The former 19th century, stone-built stable block offers a delightful garden and character-laden bedrooms as well as an open fire and contemporary elegance.
Ancon is a delightful bungalow set moments from the beach in Nefyn, on the Llyn Peninsula. The pet-friendly coastal cottage offers a modern and spacious home away from home with an open fire, light-filled spaces, games shed and a generous lawned garden for catching the sun and the sea breeze.
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.
For any group of four, Lodge 9 near Totnes is a spacious retreat with all kinds of special touches. From your private lodge in the countryside, South Devon offers an endless choice of beaches, Dartmoor, riverside walks, activities, delicious food, and nature reserves. Pets welcome.
Ty Cerrig, with incredible rustic décor sleeping five, is built from an ancient barn in Llanbedr. This magnificent coast and countryside getaway near Harlech in Snowdonia offers homely modern features along with easy access to breathtaking natural scenery and many outdoor activities. Pets welcome.
Sandymouth, Gwelva Hills promises families a holiday in luxury. The sophisticated coastal cottage is situated on Wooda Farm, near Bude, and places guests near the beaches and the hills of Cornwall. The cottage offers open-plan spaces, an open fire, gorgeous views, urban chic and on-site facilities.
Blue Bay of Marazion lies in a rural location close to the coast between Penzance and St.Michaels Mount. This superbly furnished holiday cottage in West Cornwall sleeps 5 and welcomes pets.
Once the 18th Century Church Rooms in the tiny Anglesey coastal village of Llanallgo, and now very tastefully presented as a comfortable rural holiday cottage. The Church Rooms is perfect for large groups of friends or extended family holidays on an Island ringed with splendid beaches.
The Sycamores is a 2 bedroom Dorset holiday cottage situated on our stunning farm overlooking the West Dorset Coast and Chesil Beach. 5 miles to the West of Weymouth, the Sycamores offers the perfect countryside holiday accommodation for families or friends throughout the year. Pets welcome.
Set in the historic Grade I listed building at Royal William Yard, this contemporary one bedroom apartment sleeps four guests and has wonderful waterside views. Enjoy eating out at the many great restaurants that line the streets of the Barbican, or simply cosy up and relax in this stylish home.
Beach Cottage is a large and family-friendly holiday cottage in Rhyl that sleeps 12 guests in 5 bedrooms. It is also a pet-friendly, luxury holiday home with a pool table, Sky TV, and many other facilities to ensure a happy holiday for families of large groups of friends on the North Wales Coast.
Overlooking Small’s Cove and Mill Bay and offering views to the open sea from a year-round conservatory, Keel Row in the lovely seaside town of Salcombe, Devon, is the perfect coastal getaway for any time of year, a charming ground floor waterside apartment decorated to a high standard.
Mineshop Holiday Cottages are located in the heart of the stunning Mineshop Valley, a short walk through the fields and woodland to the beach at Crackington Haven near Bude in North Cornwall. Set in a secluded and tranquil spot, its the perfect getaway for families, couples and dog owners.
For a stunning retreat that pulls out all the stops, The Station House is a large North Yorkshire holiday home full of charm. The Grade II listed Victorian property is ideal for large family groups, offering exquisite accommodation from which to explore the North York Moors and the Whitby coast.
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.