Self Catering Holiday Cottages Near A Beach
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If you are looking for a holiday where you can relax and recharge your batteries, there's no better place than 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 break in the UK is a popular choice for couples, families and friends alike. We have put together a large selection of holiday homes located near to a beach. 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. Read More
Ferry View Cottage is no more than a fifteen minute stroll to Bowness on Windermere - one of the Lake District's most popular villages from where you can hop on a ferry, or try your hand at sailing. It is a peaceful base from which to explore this beautiful part of England, with a well fitted kitchen to make self-catering a breeze, a pretty garden, and efficient central heating.
Why stay in the Lake District and not be near the water? Longtail Lodge is within easy reach of Bowness-on-Windermere and the lake shire whether you drive, cycle, or walk. Relax after an active day with dinner and drinks on the balcony, or in the fantastic heart shaped hydro-massage hot tub.
A few minutes walk from the golden sands of Exmouth beach, Sunnydeck is a fresh, modern ground floor apartment sleeping two guests in one spacious bedroom. Exmouth is a fantastic choice for a Devon holiday with the beach, estuary, nature reserves and excellent walks like the Jurassic Coast Footpath all on your doorstep. There are endless opportunities for walking, swimming, sailing and cycling, and with good public transport links nearby you don't need a car to enjoy it all. Guests love that there are great bars and eateries nearby. Stop by The Phoenix for a lazy lunchtime drink, or treat yourself to a meal at The Point with great waterfront views and even better steaks. Exeter, Sidmouth, Dawlish and Budleigh Salterton are just a few of the choices for a fun day out, making Sunnydeck a popular choice for couples who want to see and do it all.
A lovely converted pigsty that sits in an exceptionally picturesque position on a Kentish sheep farm within an AONB on the old sea cliffs of the 'Isle of Oxney'. Only ten minutes from the ancient fishing port of Rye and Tenterden, along with the golden expansive beach of Camber Sands. 4 Star.
A welcoming holiday cottage located on an exceptionally picturesque sheep farm within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the old sea cliffs of the 'Isle of Oxney', just a short drive from the medieval Cinque Port of Rye, attractive town of Tenterden and Camber Sands with its glorious golden beach. An ideal place to relax amongst stunning views and good base to explore Kent and neighbouring Sussex. 4 Star.
Aberystwyth is a vibrant coastal town with a fantastic beach, and Harbourside View is perfectly positioned for you to enjoy it all. Overlooking Cardigan Bay and just a few short steps from the sand, it is thoughtfully decorated in a fresh modern style, and has incredible views of the coast and the castle (you may even be lucky enought to spot dolphins!).
Newhaven is a fantastic home from home just a few minutes walk from the harbour and beach at Porthleven. Why fight the crowds when you can simply stroll to the sand? The secluded garden has a patio where you can eat freshly caught seafood in the summer, while the open fire in the sitting room will keep you cosy in winter.
Willows is a fantastic 4-star holiday property near Slapton Village, two miles from Slapton Sands award winning beach. The country style kitchen/diner makes self-catering a pleasure, and there is a large, south-facing enclosed garden for relaxed picnic meals. 4 Star.
The attention to detail at Dittiscombe Holiday Cottages is superb. The properties - Rafters, Dovecote and Buddleia - have been thoughtfully decorated to fit in with the tranquil countryside surroundings with features including log burners, landscaped gardens, and well equipped kitchens. It is a wonderful place to come back to after a busy day combing the beaches of the South Hams, and exploring its many attractions. 4 Star.
Conwy is a fascinating walled town steeped in history. Ty Pen Y Bryn is within the ancient town walls and a two minute walk from shops, pubs, cafes, and restaurants. There are several beaches near Conwy, and the Snowdonia National Park with its many attractions within easy reach. The cottage's courtyard has a clear view of Conwy's famous castle.
A comfortable holiday lodge located on the Western edge of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park within the Argyll Forest Park. An ideal retreat for a relaxing holiday and for exploring the Cowal Peninsula, the delights of West Argyll or further afield. 3 Star.
You're only 200 yards from the coast when you stay at Tresquare. This fantastic holiday home sits peacefully in a large mature garden, yet is within walking distance of bustling Boscastle's harbour, shops, pubs, and cafes serving the perfect cream tea. It doesn't matter what season you come, Tresquare is always welcoming. 4 Star.
From Penrose you can walk to Boscastle's harbour, great tea rooms and pubs, and the South-West Coastal Path. The well appointed self catering cottage easily sleeps four, and includes its own private garden and patio. Boscastle has a sandy beach at low tide, or you could drive the few miles to Bude and Crackington Haven. 4 Star.
Wideacres is a fantastic self catering property on the outskirts of Boscastle. It's only a five minute drive to the village's famous harbour and beach, or leave the car and walk the mile and a half. Bude and Crackington Haven beaches are both within easy reach, or stretch your legs on the South West Coastal Path and make your way to magical Tintagel. The cottage has sea and countryside views from its enclosed garden, and a log burning stove in the comfortable sitting room. 4 Star.
The Old Dairy is a pretty Victorian building perfect for couples looking for a Cornish escape. Drive to Boscastle, with its picturesque harbour and beach, in five minutes, or walk there through one and a half miles of the beautiful Valendy Valley. It's a pleasure to start and end your day on the cottage's secluded patio, discussing which part of Cornwall's North Coast you'll explore next. 4 Star.
Whether you stay in Fir Tree or Willow cottage you will find it hard to leave. They have been thoughtfully furnished with guests' comfort in mind, and include central heating, a conservatory, and a walled garden with patio. The beach is 20 yards from the door, while Llandudno and Conwy are just two and five miles away respectively. 5 Star.
You can enjoy the best of the Cornish coast and countryside at Bramble Cottage. This gorgeous holiday home is under a mile from St Ives Harbour and Beach and within a short drive of beaches like Porthgwidden and Porthmeor. The cottage is spacious enough to easily sleep up to seven people in three bedrooms, but its cosy charm also makes it feel welcoming for couples. The large secure garden has sea views and is very child and dog-friendly; and with fantastic footpaths and cycle paths just metres from the door, it's a great choice for guests who don't want to spend their entire holiday stuck in the car.
Olde Barn Gardens is only five minutes from Dawlish's sandy beach, and Shaldon and Teignmouth are less than ten minutes' drive. The cottage gardens are a riot of colourful flowers in spring, and the deck, barbeque, and jacuzzi can be enjoyed all year round.
Sitting at the foot of the South Downs National Park, this delightful holiday cottage is located in the small historic town of Steyning in West Sussex. Perfect for walkers; pubs and shops a short stroll away and within easy reach of the Sussex coast including Brighton.
One of the many appealing traits of Woodlands at Porlock Weir is its amazing views across the harbour and out to sea. Set in large mature garden, the house is secluded and peaceful yet only a five minute walk to the pebble beach below. The private terrace is the ultimate summer dining spot, and even though Woodlands is large enough to sleep 10 guests in comfort, it's intimate enough to feel cosy with just two of you.
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A Holiday By The Sea
Whatever the time of year, a beach holiday 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 retreats 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!
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