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]( 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.

172 cottages found. 172 match all criteria.

The Penthouse is set on the top floor of The Chalet, with uninterrupted views of Saunton Sands beach and the sea and dunes beyond. The Penthouse has two, stunning en-suite bedrooms. The open plan lounge/kitchen/diner enjoys the best sea views through the massive glass, sliding doors onto the patio.

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.

A spacious open plan Victorian terraced cottage in the heart of the seaside village of Manorbier, 5 miles west of Tenby in south Pembrokeshire. The cottage was completely refurbished in 2009 to a high standard (5 star rating with Tourist board). Pets welcome.

Part of the iconic landscape of Beadnell Harbour and Bay. The Harbour Cottage truly is one of a kind.

Romantic Dream Cottage near Westward Ho! beach in North Devon is a 5-star gold holiday cottage, a perfect cottage for couples looking to retreat and relax in complete luxury. With south facing views of the Devon countryside and a private 2-person hot tub you are sure to fall in love. Pets welcome.

Coxswain’s Cottage nestles in Downalong, a jumble of fishermen’s cottages above the beach in St.Ives. This immaculately furnished cottage sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms and has private access to the beach below. You’ll be hard pressed to find somewhere else in St. Ives so impeccably furnished.

Swanpool is one of three luxury lodges for a romantic retreat on the North Devon coast in Braunton with miles of coastal footpaths and golden sandy beaches for walks. Relax in your private hot tub and walk for miles on golden sandy beaches at Saunton, and Croyde. Pets welcome.

Located in a magnificent remote coastal setting on Anglesey at Rhoscolyn with three sandy beaches only 100m away, The Point offers large and extensive luxury self-catering accommodation with spectacular ocean views across the Irish Sea. Pets welcome. Sleeps 9.

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5th-9th Mar

The Hayloft Cottage Listing
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Luxury Barn Conversion in lovely Cartmel Peninsula. Winner several 4 Star Gold Awards. Sleeps 6+1. Pet-friendly, enclosed garden, games room, heated conservatory and upstairs lounge with views towards Morecambe Bay. Pub with open fire - 1 minute & 5 mins from picturesque Cartmel & Grange-ove...

A large, luxury seaside apartment in Pennsylvania Castle on the Isle of Portland in Weymouth. With 7 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms. It is perfect for large families of groups of friends at any time of year. And, between March and October, this 5-star Castle has a covered swimming pool!

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2nd-30th Mar

Shepherds Cottage Cottage Listing
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Shepherd's Cottage is a semi-detached cottage that was formerly an old farm worker's residence as its name suggests. It has been tastefully modernised and offers wonderful light and airy accommodation with a comfortable, homely atmosphere and great character for 2-6 guests in 3 bedrooms.

Tian Tang is a beautiful Isle of Wight holiday home with communal use of an indoor heated swimming pool, summerhouse and large garden that runs down to the Solent. This mdoern and comfortably furnished annexe in Yarmouth sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms and has 2 bathrooms.

Affinity is a luxury apartment on the rural North Devon coast that sleeps 7. Located near Georgham and a short hop and a skip from Putsbrough Beach, this spacious, elegant and beautifully furnished apartment has 3 bedrooms (+ cot).

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19th-21st Mar

The Beach Hut Cottage Listing
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Our wonderful little Beach Hut sleeps 2 in an isolated, quiet and totally private cove near Plymouth. It is available to rent for 2 night weekend & mid-week breaks during the warmer months. The Beach Hut offers is the perfect place for couples to really escape for a few days away from it all!

Well cottage is a bright airy 1 bedroom cottage all on one level. It sleeps 2 to 4 guests and has private off road parking. Situated on the edge of the village of Manston it is close to the Kent coast with lots of award winning sandy beaches. It has a Gold 3 Star rating from Quality in Tourism.

Southclay North Devon coastal cottage is a large, family-friendly, 5-star home sleeping 10-12. Oozing quality, it is a real treat with rural & sea views. Facilities include hot tub, swimming pool, tennis court & games room. With underfloor heating and cosy wood-burner it is perfect all year round.

Berwyn is a large stylish pet friendly Victorian house situated in the charming Cornish, coastal village of Crantock. It has 5 bedrooms and sleeps 10 people. The interior has been tastefully designed to provide, comfortable rooms, ideal for a large family holiday.

A spacious family and pet-friendly coastal cottage with WiFi, Willow Cottage sleeps 6 in the picturesque North Devon countryside near Barnstaple. Guests enjoy use of a communal swimming pool and tennis courts.

Lovely, peaceful 2 bed, dog friendly holiday bungalow in Devon with fabulous River Dart Views. Set in an area of outstanding natural beauty in Galmpton, Brixham, South Devon. Very convenient base for Torbay & South Hams. Availability shown on website - see link below.

It is said that the view makes the holiday, and where better for families to discover this, than at Glintings, a Polperro holiday cottage. Sitting comfortably on a sunny hillside location, this spacious, pet friendly cottage in Cornwall sleeps 6 and offers superb views over the village and harbour.

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19th-26th Apr

Crepe Farmhouse Cottage Listing
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Crepe Farm House in Dorset is a large, luxury holiday home near Bridport with a swimming pool and large private garden. Ideal for extended family groups or large parties. It sleeps 17 and is located on the beautiful Symondsbury Estate, surrounded by stunning scenery. Pets welcome.

Beachside Cornwall holiday let in St, Ives, The Poopdeck sleeps 5

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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