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
Two self-catering cottages that sit 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.
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.
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.
With the lighthouse at the end of the road and the beach, famous pier, bustling harbour, shops and pubs a short stroll away, this welcoming self-catering cottage provides the perfect retreat for a family holiday by the sea in the popular Suffolk town of Southwold. Stay put and enjoy a quintessentially English seaside experience or venture out and explore Suffolk's Heritage Coastline.
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.
Elmar dates back some 400 years and it is ideally placed within walking distance of Holywell Bay, Polly Joke, and Crantock, and just four miles from Newquay. Miles of coastal path mean you can park the car and forget it during your stay if you want. The kitchen is well equipped for self-catering, and there are some great pubs in the village if you want to eat out. 3 Star.
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.
The Kent coastline has the benefit of being close to London and the south eastern suburbs, allowing you to step away from your desk and onto the sand in under two hours. Annie's Cottage and Well Cottage are part of a larger, Grade II listed estate, and include inglenook fireplaces, panelled walls, and flagstone floors. Set in a peaceful location near some fantastic Blue Flag beaches, Broadstairs, Margate, and Ramsgate are a short drive away, 4 Star.
Parts of The Chapel date from the 1200s so a stay here is like adding your own footprint to its history. It is peacefully secluded on the edge of Manston village, four miles from the beautiful beaches of Ramsgate, Margate, and Broadstairs. The owners have retained original features like fireplaces and flagstones, and brought them up to date with a modern kitchen, and touches like a large television and games consoles. 4 Star Gold.
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.
Comfortable and well presented throughout, Coastal Way Cottage is a family friendly holiday home located on the edge of the pretty Devonshire village of Braunton in North Devon. With cafes, pubs and the country's largest network of sand dunes, Braunton is a popular seaside destination and close to Croyde, Woolacombe and Ilfracombe. Stunning sandy beaches, glorious coastal walks, beautiful bike rides and great golf.
There are eight cottages on the Ellary Estate including beautiful Lochead Cottage. With far reaching views over Loch Caolisport and the mouth of Lochead Burn, it is peaceful and private, and close to the sea. Make your days last as long as possible by relaxing in the large garden on light Scottish summer evenings, and stay cosy by the open fire in winter.
Escape the rat race at Turbine House. It's part of a 15,000 acre estate so there is more than enough to keep you busy whether you're into fishing, sailing, walking, or cycling. French doors open onto decking and the garden, with views stretching down to the water. The sandy shore of Loch Caolisport is a short drive, while the beaches of the west coast are within easy reach.
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.
Full of country charm, this gorgeous self-catering farmhouse oozes character and is perfectly placed just a mile from the coastal Devonshire town of Ilfracombe. Available for the peak eight summer weeks only, you can enjoy a taste of country life by the sea with stunning beaches and an abundance of attractions nearby as well as wonderful walks.
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.
This water's edge property comes with the use of a dingy to help you explore the stunning Norfolk Broads. There are miles of waterways and pretty villages to explore, and a choice of white sandy beaches within an easy drive on the Norfolk Coast. Brightside makes a fantastic choice for up to eight guests to really enjoy the best this beautiful county has to offer.
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.
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.
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.
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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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