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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, 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

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The Old Stable

Last Minute Offer:Fri, 19th Jan 2018 for 3 nights, £195"Can do from Saturday too. For 2 people in 1 bedroom: 3 or 4 nights £195. 2 nights £160, full week £280. For 4 in 2 rooms: 2 nights £180, 3 or 4 nights £220, full week £320."
54.545796, -0.774830

Perfectly situated just one mile from the seaside villages of Staithes and Runswick Bay, this holiday Cottage is ideal for couples who want to explore the beautiful North Yorkshire Moors and coastline. An abundance of attractions and stunning scenery to enjoy.

Weekly price from
£340 to £560
Sleeps 4+1

4+1  |   2  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

54.545796, -0.774830

Sitting in an ideal position in Port Mulgrave just a mile from the picturesque seaside villages of Runswick Bay and Staithes in the North York Moors, this welcoming holiday home provides the perfect retreat for couples who want to explore the moors and coastline. With good pubs and restaurants close by, lovely beaches for lazy days and miles of moorland and coastal walks, The Apple House is perfect whether you are looking for a holiday to relax and recharge, or want to get out and about exploring the North Yorkshire Moors.

Weekly price from
£240 to £390
Sleeps 2

2  |   1  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

The Coachman's Rest

Last Minute Offer:Sat, 20th Jan 2018 for 3 nights, £150"Full week £220. 2 nights £120. 4 nights £150. Please contact me direct to book. Thank you"
54.545796, -0.774830

An apartment just for two, The Coachman's Rest is ideally placed just a mile from the popular picturesque seaside villages of Staithes and Runswick Bay in the North Yorkshire Moors National Park. Stunning coastal and moorland scenery and an abundance of attractions closeby. Perfect for those who line walking with coastal and countryside walks from the front door

Weekly price from
£230 to £370
Sleeps 2

2  |   1  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

55.470636, -1.593559

Number Twenty Eight sits in the coastal village of Craster on Northumberland's stunning coast. With the Northumberland Coastal Pathway and great restaurants a short walk away, plus an abundance of attractions and glorious beaches within easy reach, this stylish beautifully presented holiday home is ideal for families, friends and also couples. Perfect for relaxing by the sea or to use as a base for exploring Northumberland.

Weekly price from
£535 to £995
Sleeps 6

6  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Friday

54.352415, -2.917418

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

Weekly price from
£330 to £540
Sleeps 4

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

54.177338, -2.943233

A luxurious holiday home in the village of Allithwaite (with two pubs) and within walking distance of the seaside resort of Grange-over-Sands in Cumbria. Within driving distance of the Lake District National Park there are plenty of attractions on the doorstep and within easy reach. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold.

Weekly price from
£360 to £975
Sleeps 6

6  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 4 Star Gold

Ty Gwyn

Last Minute Offer:Fri, 9th Feb 2018 for 2 nights, £1900"Why not enjoy a big get together with family and friends on the wonderful Welsh coast - 3 nights £2400"
52.662840, -4.086853

Relaxed, comfy and great value for money, this large property allows big groups of up to thirty to getaway and enjoy time together under one roof. There are ten bedrooms, a games room, cinema and even a bar! Set in four acres of grounds with the most amazing seas views, Ty Gwyn is a short walk from the pub, shop and beach below Llwyngwril village - guests can enjoy fabulous walking and mountain biking locally.

Weekly price
Please enquire with owner
Sleeps 30

30  |   10  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

Bramble Cottage

Last Minute Offer:Tue, 23rd Jan 2018 for 4 nights, £276"£69 a night all inclusive , minimum 3 nights , any day check in / check out"
50.199391, -5.505945

You can enjoy the best of the Cornish coast and countryside at Bramble Cottage. This gorgeous holiday home is just over 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 along the lane from the cottage, it's a great choice for guests who don't want to spend their entire holiday stuck in the car.

Weekly price from
£483 to £1360
Sleeps 6+1

6+1  |   3  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

56.855057, -5.742131

Have you ever wanted to go back to basics and enjoy the simpler things in life? This Scottish retreat provides a 'unique' self-catering experience where you can enjoy complete peace and isolation. On the mainland, the cottage is only accessible by boat (provided as part of the rental) and once arrived, you can experience your own little slice of 'island' life.

Weekly price
£850 all year
Sleeps 5

5  |   3  |   2  |   Enquire  |   No

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

56.877069, -5.694091

Perfect for couples looking to truly escape the hustle and bustle of modern day living, Lower Polnish is a 'unique' Scottish retreat for two and offers the chance to get away from modern day distractions, get back to basics and enjoy the simple pleasures in life. Offering the chance to get 'off the grid' this cosy former blackhouse sits a stone's throw from the private shoreline on the Ardnish Peninsular in an isolated position away from it all with only wildlife to disturb you.

Weekly price from
£350 to £550
Sleeps 2

2  |   1  |   2  |   Enquire  |   No

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

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

50.391619, -3.568122

One of three self-catering chalets providing affordable accommodation in the highly desirable English Riviera in South Devon. Located on the edge of Galmpton, this modern stylish holiday home is within walking distance of the village pub, excellent butchers and shop, and within a short drive of Dartmouth, Brixham, Torquay and Paignton. Fabulous beaches close by (Elberry Cove is just a mile walk), miles of coastal walks and an abundance of attractions make for a fun-filled family holiday by the sea.

Weekly price from
£310 to £520
Sleeps 3-4

3-4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   No

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

53.317757, -3.762626

Two cosy holiday cottages (sleeping up to five guests in each) ideally placed for a seaside holiday in Llandudno just twenty yards from the seafront. An ideal base for exploring this lovely part of North Wales whether you are a family or couple looking for a romantic break.

Weekly price from
£370 to £620
Sleeps 4+1

4+1  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   No

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

50.352411, -3.580522

Briny Cottage sits right in the heart of Dartmouth's historic harbour side town, within the picturesque South Hams area of South Devon. Step out of the front door and wander to the shops, beach, galleries and abundance of cafes, pubs and restaurants. An excellent base for exploring the areas many attractions and perfect for couples (one or two) and family holidays.

Weekly price from
£329 to £929
Sleeps 4

4  |   2  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

51.783169, -5.099879

A large modern stylish holiday home with sea views in the picturesque coastal village of Broad Haven with 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 price from
£1400 to £2500
Sleeps 10

10  |   5  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

50.211531, -5.481078

With log burning stove, granite walls, pastel seaside hues and luxurious furnishings, this chic coastal retreat is ideally placed within walking distance of popular St Ives harbour, beaches, shops and restaurants (free local parking available). A beautifully scenic part of Cornwall with an abundance of attractions and outdoor activities to enjoy including coastal walks, surfing and fishing.

Weekly price from
£315 to £945
Sleeps 4

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

51.208314, -3.599219

A perfect retreat in the heart of Exmoor's picturesque National Park with breathtaking sea views, where two to eight guests can enjoy a relaxing holiday in the picturesque coastal village of Porlock in West Somerset. A haven for wildlife, the local area offers fantastic opportunities for walkers as well as restaurants for a meal out and plenty of attractions. Tourist board rating: 4 Star.

Weekly price from
£349 to £950
Sleeps 6

6  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 4 Star

51.208314, -3.599219

Perfectly placed in the Somerset village of Porlock, this holiday apartment just for two provides the ideal place for couples to enjoy a relaxing break and discover the many attractions of West Somerset and Exmoor National Park. Tourist board rating: 4 Star.

Weekly price from
£199 to £550
Sleeps 2

2  |   1  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 4 Star

51.979789, -5.056898

You will breathe an audible sigh of deep relaxation the moment you arrive at Llanffynnon. The soft pink cottage, with its white picket gate and thick stone walls, is warm and welcoming with furniture and decor that has been carefully chosen to fit the age of the property and allows guests to feel immediately settle in and feel comfortable. The two bedrooms provide ample space for four guests, and Llanffynnon's appeal is as strong with couples who come to walk the Pembrokeshire Coast Path as it is with families who visit for a bucket-and-spade holiday. Stop for a pint by the harbour in Fishguard, watch the dolphins play off the coast of Strumble Head and visit St David's, Britain's smallest city. The choices are endless!

Weekly price from
£350 to £660
Sleeps 4

4  |   2  |   1  |   Yes  |   No

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

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

52.067473, -4.740467

Accommodating up to twenty six guests, Hafod Grove is an impressive Georgian Mansion House ideally placed on the Pembrokeshire Coast approximately a mile from the beach. With sea views, plenty of space inside and out and extensive gardens, this welcoming holiday home is perfect for families who want to holiday together, friends reunions and celebratory events (sedate hen and stag parties are welcome). Beaches close by for lazy days, fabulous coastal and countryside walks and an abundance of outdoor activities to enjoy to keep the whole party entertained.

Weekly price from
£1525 to £2925
Sleeps 14-26

14-26  |   10  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Friday

51.182478, -3.446602

Located in the medieval village of Dunster on the Somerset coast, this lovely holiday cottage is positioned in a quiet road standing at the foot of Dunster Castle and ancient church - ideal for an activity packed holiday exploring Exmoor or relaxing break by the sea.

Weekly price from
£275 to £525
Sleeps 4+1

4+1  |   2  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

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!