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 Mill is a holiday cottage for couples with use of an onsite heated swimming pool and a tennis court. Located at Wheel Farm near Combe Martin, the cottage is within easy reach of the stunning North Devon coast, including the long sandy beaches at Woolacombe Bay. Exmoor is also nearby.
Lower Mill Cottage at Wheel Farm is a 1-bedroom holiday home for couples with communal use of a heated indoor pool and tennis court, near award winning Blue Flag beaches at Woolacombe and Putsborough. The wilds of Exmoor where ponies and red deer roam freely are also only a short drive away.
Aggies is a beautifully furnished rural holiday cottage in Devon sleeping 6 in 3 bedrooms nestled in the hills of the North Devon Coast close to the coast and beaches at Ilfracombe and Woolacombe.
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.
Situated in the heart of lovely Dunster, Priory Cottage is a beautifully-presented cottage which blends tradition and modernity. The pet-friendly cottage boasts space over its three levels and features a wood-burner, exposed beams and sloped ceilings, as well as access to the wonders of Exmoor
Stars in the Sky is a sophisticated romantic cottage for two nestled among the greenery near Plymouth, Devon. Stargaze through the skylight or the secluded hot tub. Bask in the sun on the furnished deck, before retiring to a chic open-plan space and the lofted bedroom. Enjoy coast and country life.
This large detached property is on the quietest edge of the beautiful, much sought after village of Burton Bradstock, with idyllic views of open farmland. The village is one of the main gateways to the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site.
A Tudor cottage in the heart of Minehead, Somerset, Pilgrim Corner is a luxurious coastal cottage with a thatched roof and loads of country charm. Families and pets are welcomed to a charming property featuring a sun trap garden with hot tub and an interior boasting a log burner, Aga and beams.
3 Frazers Court is a sophisticated modern cottage with contemporary design features and a central position in the market town of Aylsham. Urban chic permeates the property which includes a sunlit courtyard, an open-plan design, light & airy spaces and proximity to the attractions of Norfolk.
Annie's Cottage is a Grade 2 listed 1-bedroom Kent coastal cottage in the countryside for couples near Ramsgate and Broadstairs which can sleep 2 - 5 guests. Charming and characterful it has exposed brick and flint walls and original beams. It has 4-Star Quality in Tourism rating.
Situated in an elevated rural location just outside the walled market town of Conwy, Cymryd Uchaf is is a pet-friendly cottage. Its four lush gardens overlook lovely Conwy Bay and offer views of the nearby Snowdonia National Park. This large coastal cottage sleeps 8.
Poppas Cottage is a romantic coastal cottage within a 19th century thatched property in Burton Bradstock in Dorset. The cottage lies just moments from the beach and features spacious stylishly-appointed rooms as well as a lovely garden for pets and couples to enjoy, plus contemporary comforts.
Peak Hill Cottage blends old and new, in a rural location on the Suffolk coast in Theberton It features exposed beams, an inglenook fireplace and modern furnishings, and is surrounded by rolling green hills. Ideal for a family holiday. Pets welcome.
Riverside Lodge is an eco-cottage in the rural village of Washford, Somerset, that offers luxury accommodation for up to six guests on holiday in South West England, a pet-friendly lodge with amenities such as two wine fridges, games room with Xbox and Wi-Fi, and under-floor heating.
Deposit refund guarantee* Stable Cottage on the North Norfolk coast in Cromer is a luxury 5-star Award winning Norfolk holiday cottage. free WiFi, 5-minutes walk from the beach, pet friendly cottage, private hot tub, table tennis, Sky HD and, in the private walled garden + BBQ.
Rose Cottage is a delightful Grade II listed detached cottage in the charming village of Powerstock in Dorset. The stone-built rural cottage boasts mature gardens with sitting-out areas as well as an interior with exposed beams, tiled floors, inglenook fireplace and wood burner plus modern comforts.
Perfectly situated just steps from the heart of the market town of Aylsham, Norfolk, lies Ted’s Place, a mid-terrace period home renovated to a high standard, a pet-friendly cottage with modern kitchen, three pretty first-floor bedrooms, freestanding rolltop bath, and enclosed lawned garden.
The village of Torcross can be found on one of south Devon's prettiest stretches of south coastline and is the perfect setting for anyone looking to relax near the sea. Just metres from Slapton Sands and its clear water, this lovely apartment provides guests with bright and spacious accommodation.
This North Devon coast and countryside cottage in the picturesque coastal village of Westleigh near Instow Beach is a perfect spot to relax with the whole family or just as a couple. Elm Cottage is a delightfully cosy 2-bedroom rural retreat, beautifully presented and very well-equipped.
Holiday in comfort and style in the Lake District with a stay at 2 Beacon High, a coastal cottage nestled in a quiet locale in the traditional south Lakeland village of Lindale, Cumbria, featuring a spacious sitting room, well-equipped kitchen and beautiful enclosed garden.
A beautifully presented pet and family-friendly cottage set within 26 acres of West Cornwall countryside. Surrounded by flower meadows and excellent walks, it has its own enclosed patio and garden with underfloor heating throughout as well as three en-suite bedrooms.
Once a working corn mill near Kingsbridge, it has been beautifully renovated to create a large, luxury Kingsbridge holiday cottage in a secluded rural location near the South Devon coast. The Cornmill sleeps 12 in 6 bedrooms, perfect for large family holidays or groups of friends. Pets welcome.
Uninterrupted ocean views await guests at St Anthony’s Cottage, a luxurious coastal cottage just a stroll from the beach in Porlock Weir, Somerset. The pet-friendly cottage boasts contemporary charm and pastel hues, as well as generous grounds, a sun-drenched patio, a wood burner and the sea breeze.
The Olde Shop is a sophisticated romantic rural cottage in the heart of Docking village in Norfolk. The elegant cottage retains its unique original shop front & boasts brick, wooden floors, oak beams, a flint wall & modern comforts, and is situated within reach of the Norfolk coast and countryside.
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.