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.
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.
Situated just 100 yards from Watchet marina is Cuain Cottage, a new holiday cottage in this lovely seaside town of Somerset. The coastal cottage features exposed beams and original features as well as contemporary comforts, and is just a hop and step away from the beaches and attractions of Watchet.
Minffordd Cottage is a 19th-century stone-built end-terrace cottage in the quiet hamlet of Llanegryn in Mid Wales and Cardigan Bay, replete with stone exterior, exposed beams, a summer house and beautiful gardens, as well as stunning views, space for pets and proximity to the mountains and the sea.
Penisarlon is a large, coastal holiday cottage including a ground floor bedroom and bathroom. Located on the Llyn Peninsula in Gwynedd, it boasts rural, sea and mountain views of Snowdonia. Pets welcome.
Sleeping 4-6 in 2 bedrooms The Annex is perfect for a family but is also often let to a couple for a relaxing, romantic break. Facilities (including private hot tub, swimming pool, tennis court, table tennis), spectacular views of the coast, comfortably & thoughtfully equipped... it's an easy choice
Whether blooming with wildflowers or blanketed in snow, the views from Greenway are gorgeous. The luxurious pet-friendly cottage near Kilve in Somerset offers seclusion as well as beautiful grounds, an open fire, a hot tub, multiple outdoor entertaining spaces, subtle elegance and ocean views.
Rhoslan is a detached modern holiday bungalow close on a rural 80-acre beef farm. This coastal cottage is in the beautiful remote Anglesey countryside close to the beaches on the north coast and is child-friendly. Sleeps 5.
Chestnut Cottage is a reappointed holiday home offering complete luxury accommodation within the popular town of Aberystwyth. A pristine and inviting property, the cottage effortlessly blends contemporary style into its rustic build, making it a perfect countryside retreat for families.
2 Rockham is part of the Byron Apartments complex in the heart of the seaside resort of Woolacombe, Devon, a new child-friendly luxury apartment home on the second floor boasting en-suite master, well-equipped kitchen, and access to a range of amenities such as games room and indoor pool.
This semi-detached, sandstone coastal cottage is in the countryside hamlet of Dalehouse on the edge of Staithes on the North Yorkshire coast and can sleep four people in two bedrooms.
Thill Side Barn is a spacious Lake District barn conversion with a hot tub sleeps six guests seeking a high-quality rural retreat in a quiet rural corner of Cumbria area that’s not too far from the best bits of the Southern Lake District and the Cumbrian coast.
The Willows is a 1 bedroom Dorset cottage ideal for couples or solo travelers set on our working farm overlooking the Fleet Lagoon and the mighty Jurassic Coastline. Ideal for walkers, cyclists and people who just want to escape to the peace and tranquility of the Dorset countryside.
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.
Wootton Gray enjoys enviable ocean views from many vantage points and sits just moments from the beaches and attractions of Mousehole in Cornwall. The sophisticated coastal cottage offers light and airy spaces, a furnished lawned garden, contemporary design features and a wood-burning stove.
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.
Hawthorn Cottage is a delightful pet-friendly cottage in the market town of Ulverton and it offers couples a romantic escape in Cumbria and The Lake District. Oak beams and stone flagged floor complement the open fire and add character to the cottage, which boasts a lovely patio and modern comforts.
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.
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.