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
Pennysteel Cottage will transform an ordinary seaside holiday into something really special. The old fisherman's cottage is over two hundred years old, and bursting with character and charm. There's nothing nicer than sitting on Staithes' beach eating paper wrapped chips and wiggling your toes in the sand. 3 Star.
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.
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.
The Roundhouse is a perfect choice for couples looking to explore Cornwall's stunning coastline. Sitting on the North Coast, you have Portreath beach with its golden sands within walking distance and many other beaches (St Ives and Newquay for example) a short drive away. Alternatively, drive over to the South Coast and explore the pretty fishing villages and hidden coves. Miles of coastal walks and countryside to explore. 4 Star Gold.
Named after the famous smuggle who once resided at the farm, Burgess is packed full of style and magic and provides an excellent base for exploring the North Coast of Cornwall. Spend your days visiting St Ives and falmouth, or surfing the waves at Newquay. Alternatively stay closer to the cottage and relax on the local beach of Portreath (within walking distance) and explore the South West Coastal path and glorious countryside all around. An excellent base for exploring both North and South Cornwall's many attractions. 5 Star Gold.
Spend your days strolling around the art galleries of St Ives, surfing the waves at Newquay or walking to Portreath's sandy beach for a lazy picnic - the choices are endless at Trengove Farm. Affording an enviable position, this beautiful cottage is perfect for discovering the many attractions and glorious beaches of North Cornwall, and within easy reach of the South Coast. 5 Star Gold.
Offering the best of all worlds Trengove Wing is perfect for a seaside break at any time of the year, whether you are a family, couple or friends wanting to get away for some coastal walks and lazy days on the beach. Sandwiched between St Ives and Newquay on the North Coast of Cornwall (and within easy driving distance of the South Coast), you are spoilt for choice with some of Cornwall's best beaches to discover, as well as Portreath's golden sands just twenty minutes away by foot. 5 Star Gold.
Superbly positioned, this welcoming self-catering cottage provides the perfect base for visiting the many popular seaside villages and towns of both North and South Cornwall. Picturesque St Ives and Newquay with its great surfing beaches are both close by as is Falmouth with its long maritime history and the Roseland Peninsula. Beautiful walks from the front door including a twenty minute walk to the glorious sandy beach of Portreath. 4 Star Gold.
Seaside locations don't get much better than Point Cottage, sitting right on the headland by the coastal footpath with stunning views from most rooms over St Bride's Bay on the Pembrokeshire Coast. Located in the heart of the seaside village of Little Haven, this lovely cottage has a choice of pubs on the doorstep, glorious sandy beaches, miles of coastal path and fabulous opportunities for watersports.
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.
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.
In the quieter part of Scarborough on Yorkshire's stunning north coastline, this well presented holiday flat is just perfect for older couples or a small family with an older child (sorry no children under 8) who want a holiday relaxing by the sea. Ideally situated on the Esplanade adjacent to South Bay, the apartment is nicely tucked away away from the crowds yet within walking distance of the resorts many attractions. York City, Whitby and the North York Moors are within easy driving distance for day trips out.
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!).
You don't have to decide between visiting the beach and the Broads when you stay at Goleby's Cottage because it's location on a quiet lane in the pretty village of Hickling makes it easy to get to both. The charming country cottage sleeps four guests in two bedrooms, and is extremely dog-friendly so you can take the whole family on holiday. The Greyhound is a fantastic pub just a short walk from your door, and with attractions like Hickling Broad, Sea Palling and Waxham within a few miles, you can enjoy the best of Norfolk in absolute comfort.
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.
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.
Inglewood Cottage is nestled between the New Forest National Park, and Christchurch's beautiful coastline. You can walk to Barton-on-Sea in around 40 minutes, or drive there in less than ten. Inglewood's modern kitchen, spacious dining room, and private garden with two outdoor seating areas make self catering a pleasure.
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.
Rosebank Cottage is loved by visiting families and couples who appreciate it's centuries-old charm, as well as it's fantastic location near one of the finest beaches in North Cornwall. The rambling cottage is set slightly back from the centre of Boscastle and has been sympathetically modernised to retain its character and provides ample room for up to four guests to stay in comfort. With Boscastle Harbour, the coastal footpath and an excellent local pub no further than a gentle stroll from the front door, and attractions such as Tintagel, Widemouth Bay, Newquay, Crackington Haven and Trebarwith Strand all a pleasant cycle or a short drive away, it is a fantastic base for your Cornish holiday.
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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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