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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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.
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.
Bryn Hyfryd Bach is a romantic cottage with sufficient charm to entice couples to Llanbedr in North Wales. The stone-built terraced cottage with a hot tub and sea views is situated in a quiet country lane boasts character, an open fire and a vibrant mature garden.
Set in Gosport, Hampshire's historic naval town on the Solent, Bury Villa is a large and spacious Georgian gentleman's house by the sea with a hot tub. It sleeps 19 in 7 bedrooms - a lovely holiday cottage for big families or groups of friends all year round.
Embrace life on the coast with a stay in this beautiful harbour town cottage! With tasteful beach-inspired decor and wonderful views overlooking Brixham marina, we think its the perfect place to enjoy a well earned break on the beautiful south coast of Devon.
Blue Horizon is a large seaside holiday home on the Espanade at Woolacombe offering awesome panoramic sea views across award winning Woolacombe Sands from its wrap-around balcony. This pet friendly holiday let in North Devon sleeps 8 guests in 4 bedrooms.
Want the ideal base camp from which your family embarks daily on its holiday? Book Una Argentum 51, just minutes from the beach at Carbis Bay in St. Ives, Cornwall. Families can enjoy the Cornish coastline from a quaint eco-cottage with private hot tub and large indoor heated pool.
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.
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.
The sleepy seaside hamlet of Torcross in South Devon hosts this luxury cottage and a separate one-bedroom studio. Luxury defines Golden Meadows and Workshop. Views of Start Bay lie before its elegant entertaining spaces and contemporary chic blesses its interior. Pets welcome.
In the far west of Cornwall, Una Stannum 73 is a large luxury lodge offering self-catering holidays in an exclusive development sleeping 8 guests for holidays and short breaks. Guests have access to an indoor heated swimming pool, stat-of-the-art gym, sauna and even an on-site cafe.
YOUR DOG CAN STAY FREE* TOO Stable Cottage on the North Norfolk coast in Cromer is a luxury 5-star Award winning Norfolk holiday cottage. 5-minutes walk from the beach. Facilities at this secluded, pet friendly cottage include a hot tub, table tennis, Sky HD and, in the private walled garden + BBQ.
Offering sea views from the Cardigan Bay seaside village of Tresaith, Bryn Berwyn is a large, warm and spacious period self-catering property with a hot tub in Pembrokeshire sleeping 20 in 8 bedrooms. Pets welcome.
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.
Windward is a charming 2-bedroom Isle of Wight holiday cottage in the picturesque Victorian seaside resort of Yarmouth within easy reach of golden sandy beaches. Windward sleeps 4 in a stylish and very well equipped holiday home-from-home.
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.
Exmoor National Park surrounds Heather Cottage, providing visitors with tranquillity and a variety of outdoor activities. This waterside Exmoor holiday cottage at Riscombe Farm near Exford boasts modern comforts and traditional features with an open fire and a garden with a view of the River Exe.
The lovingly restored Rutland Lodge is a large and pet-friendly Torquay holiday home offering holiday luxury accommodation for up to ten guests an extensively renovated, elegant seaside villa in Torbay with traditional decor and vast relaxing spaces.
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.