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Self Catering Holiday Cottages Near A Beach

If you are looking for a holiday where you can relax and recharge your batteries, then take a look at our coastal holiday cottages by the sea. Whether it's the cry of the gulls, wet sand between your toes, the fun of crabbing or fish and chips in the wrapper, a seaside cottage is a popular choice for couples, families and friends alike. We have put together a large selection of holiday homes located in seaside towns near to a beach. Some cottages have seas views, some have direct access onto the sands, whilst others are a short walk or drive away, but all are within approximately a mile and ideal for a beach holiday. Whether you are looking for a romantic sail loft for two, a luxury beach house to spend time with friends or a cosy fishermen's cottage for a family holiday, we have a great selection of properties available for rent. Read more

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54.256864, -3.172045

A delightful Lakeland holiday cottage converted from a former Watermill with a cottage garden that provides an ideal place to relax and unwind. Located on the outskirts of a small village close to Grizebeck, The Watermill is ideally situated for exploring the Southern Lakes and its popular attractions.

Weekly guide price:
£425 to £765

4  |   2  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

50.289190, -5.239290

You've never seen a cottage like this one. Built in the 1930s from a vintage coach, Boskernyk has been sympathetically extended and updated to offer fantastic self-catering accommodation for one or two people and their dogs. Its elevated position above Porthtowan beach means it enjoys incredible views of the Atlantic Ocean from both the house and the garden, while the beach, shops, cafes and pubs are all within a 10-minute stroll. Truro and Falmouth are both within easy reach, and there is a wide choice of attractions and activities that make this an excellent holiday destination at any time of the year.

Weekly guide price:
£350 to £625
Short breaks from £80 per night

2  |   1  |   2  |   No  |   No

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday

54.352415, -2.917418

A delightful Lakeland cottage ideally situated in a tranquil position near the popular village of Bowness-on-Windermere within the Lake District National Park. Ferry View Cottage provides a cosy base from which to explore all this stunning area has to offer with super walking opportunities and an abundance of attractions.

Weekly guide price:
£390 to £630
Short breaks from £100 per night

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

50.763995, -0.745617

Seagull Cottage is all about the location. Sitting on Pagham's tranquil RSPB Nature Reserve, overlooking its harbour and lagoon, this delightful holiday home is just perfect for families and also couples (one or two), especially those who appreciate tranquillity, bird watching and being close to the sea. The beach is a short stroll away and guests have a family size hot tub in the garden for sitting back and soaking up the magical atmosphere. A quiet piece of coastline in West Sussex (and one of the sunniest in the country!) with plenty of attractions close by for day trips out including Chichester Harbour.

Weekly guide price:
£750 to £1050

6  |   3  |   Enquire  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 7 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

52.930154, 1.267688

Bay Tree Cottage is in the friendly village of East Runton in the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The traditional stone and flint cottage is a proper home-away-from-home for couples and families, with lots of space indoors and outside, including three bedrooms that can sleep up to five people. It's on a quiet residential street within walking distance of the beach, village shop, cafe and two pubs, and close to favourite attractions such as Cromer Pier, Felbrigg Hall, BeWILDerwood, Amazona Zoo and the North Norfolk Steam Railway.

Weekly guide price:
£690 to £1100

5  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

50.309269, -3.687887

Willows is a beautifully presented Four Star dog-friendly holiday cottage ideally placed in a tranquil setting in the popular South Hams area of Devon. Part of Dittiscombe Estate & Cottages, this welcoming cottage is near to Slapton with its glorious beach and is a superb location for visiting the many attractions and beautiful beaches of South Devon. Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£90 to £1850

6  |   4  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 4 Star

50.309269, -3.687887

An ideal place to relax and unwind in a tranquil valley setting in the beautiful South Hams close to the coast. Near to Slapton village with its wonderful beach, this is an ideal place to explore this lovely part of South Devon with an abundance of attractions and lovely beaches. Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£650 to £1450

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 7

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 4 Star

54.736713, -3.374740

Tailor-made for two, Parlour Cottage is a romantic retreat in the peaceful Ellen Vale between Cockermouth and the Solway Coast in Cumbria. Within easy driving distance of the Lake District National Park, there are an abundance of great days out for couples as well as lovely walks on the doorstep. Sit back in the hot tub and enjoy the peace, tranquility and bird song! Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£322 to £434

2  |   1  |   2  |   No  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 4 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 4 Star

53.279766, -3.827271

Stylish throughout, Castle Reach is a popular choice with families and friends and puts you right in the heart of the ancient town of Conwy in Wales. Just a short stroll from the harbour and quayside, you have everything on the doorstep including artisan shops, galleries and plenty of places to enjoy a meal out. Snowdonia's stunning national park is just waiting to satisfy outdoor enthusiasts, with wonderful beaches for those wanting to relax and recharge.

Weekly guide price:
£550 to £1050
Short breaks from £135 per night

6  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

50.771308, -1.528575

Little Home Farm is a fabulous New Forest holiday home, half a mile from Lymington with fantastic views towards the Lymington River. It sleeps six people in three superb ensuite bedrooms and is ideal for families and friends. Walking, cycling, golf, sailing, and kayaking are readily accessible, while local attractions include Hurst Castle, Milford-on-Sea beach, and the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu. The welcoming cottage has recently been refurbished to a very high standard and features an enclosed garden with a seven-person hot tub. It's available for bookings all year round and is child-and-pet friendly. 

Weekly guide price:
£1600 to £2500
Short breaks from £350 per night

6  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

The Stables Cottage

Last Minute Offer:Sat, 4th Jun 2022 for 7 nights, £825Save £70"SAT 4th or 18th JUNE £825wk or 3/4 nights £495 slps 5 with 2 en-suite bathrooms , beds as king size or twins IDEAL FOR COUPLE FAMILY & FRIENDS, great local pub, Nr coast Pickering & York"
54.210761, -0.591949

Located in a peaceful position just outside of the village of Snainton close to the edge of the North York Moors, The Stables Cottage offers a luxurious place to stay while discovering the many delights of the Moors. There is space for five guests to sleep in two bedrooms (both with en-suite bathrooms), so the cottage is a favourite with couples as well as families who enjoy being close to beautiful countryside and friendly towns including Pickering, Helmsley, Scarborough and Whitby.

Weekly guide price:
£595 to £1095
Short breaks from £130 per night

5  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

Granary Cottage

Last Minute Offer:Sat, 2nd Jul 2022 for 7 nights, £795Save £100"SAT 2nd & 16th JULY £795wk slps 4 & 1 dog ALL GROUND FLOOR walks from the door great local pub , lots to see & do Nr Pickering Coast & York"
54.210761, -0.591949

This welcoming holiday cottage sits in the ground of a 100-year old granary, offering a high standard of accommodation for up to four guests in two bedrooms. Granary Cottage offers ground floor accommodation and sits on the edge of the North York Moors within easy reach of popular destinations including Malton, Scarborough, Pickering, Whitby and York. Picture yourself in the summer, enjoying an evening glass of wine as you gaze across countryside views towards the North York Moors, or in winter, relaxing in a cosy sitting room with a proper open fire. Just outside of the village of Snainton and within walking distance of a pub, Granary Cottage is a favourite all year round.

Weekly guide price:
£550 to £995
Short breaks from £115 per night

4  |   2  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

51.783169, -5.099879

Carousel is a large modern stylish holiday home with sea views in the picturesque coastal village of Broad Haven with a glorious sandy beach on the Pembrokeshire Coast. A great choice for a family holiday by the sea, walking and exploring this beautiful part of South Wales.

Weekly guide price:
£1500 to £2700
Short breaks from £350 per night

10  |   5  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

50.182411, -5.417231

This charming cottage is in Hayle on the beautiful Cornish coast. Though only 300 metres from the town centre, it is peaceful and private thanks to its secluded position. In addition to being within walking distance of beaches and the South West Coastal Path, guests are within easy reach of favourite attractions like Land's End and the Minack Theatre. This cottage is ideal for couples but also perfect for families who appreciate the high standard of accommodation and sunny courtyard garden.

Weekly guide price:
£520 to £950
Short breaks from £165 per night

3  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday

50.404836, -4.952293

This lovely Cornish villa is located in the countryside within easy reach of Newquay and the beautiful beaches of the North Cornwall coast. Just Beachy sleeps four people in two bedrooms with space for two more on a sofa bed and is ideal for couples or families. It's on the edge of the family-friendly Atlantic Reach holiday park, with guests able to use the site's cafe, bar/restaurant, and adventure playground. Up to two well-behaved dogs are welcome, and the wonderfully equipped cottage is available for bookings all year round. 

Weekly guide price:
£400 to £1200
Short breaks from £100 per night

4+2  |   2  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday

50.334035, -4.202393

Homely and comfortable, Jackdaw Cottage affords an enviable position just one hundred yards from the waters edge and beach. Sitting in the Cornish village of Kingsand, this is an ideal seaside retreat whether you want to explore South Cornwall's many attractions or simply stay put and relax with a beach, coastal path, shops and choice of pubs a short stroll away.

Weekly guide price:
£595 to £1260
Short breaks from £65 per night

8  |   4  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday

50.782863, -1.540833

Located in the New Forest National Park midway between Lymington and Brockenhurst, this spacious holiday home provides a good self-catering base for families and couples to explore the areas many attractions. Spout House Studio is a great choice for walkers and cyclists.

Weekly price:
Please enquire with owner
Short breaks from £120 per night

4+1  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

50.343151, -4.660409

On the outskirts of the popular Cornish coastal town of Fowey, this delightful holiday cottage provides a great base for a relaxing summer holiday by the sea or a cosy winter break where you can enjoy invigorating coastal walks and evenings by the fire. Lovely beaches, an abundance of attractions and plenty of places in Fowey for a meal out - all the right ingredients for a holiday!

Weekly guide price:
£550 to £785

3  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

50.753237, -1.529828

In a superb position by the marinas and yacht clubs in the bustling Hampshire market town of Lymington, this 'upside down' cottage benefits from having off-street parking for 1 car, secluded outside seating areas and vibrant views of nautical life with The Solent and Isle of Wight on the horizon. An ideal base for exploring the New Forest and the coast with plenty of amenities and places for a meal out on the doorstep and an abundance of attractions nearby. The best of both worlds allowing you to explore the coast and forest, as well as the Isle of Wight (just a ferry trip away).

Weekly guide price:
£738 to £1312

3  |   2  |   No  |   Enquire  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday

51.350892, 1.363764

A beautiful spacious, part 13th and part 18th Century Grade II listed building of historical importance on the outskirts of the Kent village of Manston just four miles from Broadstairs, Ramsgate and Margate on the Kent coastline. Ideal for parties of two to thirteen guests. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold

Weekly guide price:
£1050 to £1550
Short breaks from £275 per night

6+7  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 4 Star Gold

Coastal Cottages to Rent

Whatever the time of year, a cottage by the sea holds immense appeal and with the sea nearby you can have hours of endless 'free' fun without having to spend a penny or travel too far. Enjoy breakfast on the beach first thing in the morning before the crowds arrive, or a BBQ at the end of the day as the sun goes down. Why not take a look at our dog friendly cottages so your four legged friend can also enjoy a holiday; or book a large holiday home ideal for families or friends who want to split the cost and share the fun. Whether you are seeking a tranquil seaside retreat away from the crowds or fancy the bright lights and some good old fashioned traditional seaside fun, we have plenty of cottages to rent close to a beach to suit all budgets.

Tips: Many beaches operate dog bans throughout the summer months so make sure you find out if there are any dog restrictions on local beaches if you are taking your four legged friend with you. Pack your beach towels before you set off on holiday as many cottage owners only provide towels for use inside the cottage. Establish how far away the property is from the beach before booking and check if it is accessible by foot or car. Find out if local beaches are pebble or sand if this is important to you. Book early to avoid disappointment as seaside retreats get booked up quickly. If you are holidaying on a budget, consider a break outside of the peak summer months when you have a greater choice of properties available and larger savings to be made. Don't forget your sun tan lotion; wind break and bucket and spade!