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).
On the North Cornish coastline, this spacious holiday home is located apx 200 yards from the coastal path, the picturesque harbour and the village of Boscastle with its pubs, shops and tea rooms. A beautiful part of North Cornwall for a self-catering holiday by the sea with an abundance of attractions, lovely beaches and fabulous walking. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
The Old Dairy is located on the outskirts of the beautiful fishing village of Boscastle on Cornwall's North Coast. With the coastal path just a mile away and excellent village amenities (including a choice of places to eat) just a pleasant stroll through the famous Valency Valley (a mile and a half) this is a perfect holiday destination for walkers and beach lovers. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
On Cornwall's stunning north coast, this welcoming holiday home enjoys a perfect position for walkers on the South West Coastal Path and strollable distance to the picturesque harbour and quaint village of Boscastle with its pubs, shops and tea rooms. A beautiful part of North Cornwall for a self-catering holiday by the sea. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
This three-storey Victorian townhouse is perfect for families as there is loads of space for up to eight people to sleep in four beautiful bedrooms, many of which have views of Criccieth Castle. The beach is a minute's walk from the door, as are pubs, restaurants, cafes and shops. Walk along the Wales Coast Path and spot dolphins and seals in Cardigan Bay, and spend your days exploring Eryri National Park, the Llyn Peninsula, and favourite attractions that include Portmeirion and the magnificent Caernarfon Castle. Aeolian is an ideal holiday rental for families or friends and is available for self-catering holidays all year round. Parking is free and unlimited directly across the road from the house and the nearest EV charging points are within a 10-minute walk. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
Befferlands Cottage is a spacious converted two storey barn. The interior benefits from a large sitting room with high vaulted ceilings which leads to an open plan, fully equipped kitchen with dining area. The sitting room has a lovely huge picture window which allows light to flood in and the kitchen has the advantage of a stable door. There are two stylish bedrooms both of which benefit from their own bathrooms. A double bedroom with an ensuite bathroom with both bath and shower and a twin room with its own bathroom right next door. Both bedrooms are recently refurbished and have ample wardrobe space. The cottage has its own parking a small private garden perfect for relaxing or a barbecue. Well behaved dogs are welcome by prior arrangement at a charge of £20 per dog (2 dogs maximum).
Dating back to the 1800's, The Lodge House is ideally located on the Dorset Heritage Coast with access to a private peaceful beach within strolling distance. Sleeping six, this dog-friendly holiday home is perfect for exploring Devon and Dorset and is surrounded by beautiful countryside and coastline.
Springhaven is a fantastic holiday home for large or extended families. It sleeps 11 people in five large bedrooms, those on the top floor having sea views. You can take a 3D walkthrough of the house to experience the space here.The house is next to the beach at Dymchurch, a stone's throw from the Blue Flag beach and two minutes from a great pub. It is just a 10-minute walk along the seafront to the village where there are shops, cafes and an amusement centre. Hythe and New Romney are within a few miles, with local attractions including Port Lympne Zoo and the heritage Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway.
This welcoming holiday cottage sits in the ground of a 100-year old granary www.granary-cottage.com , 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.
Located in a peaceful position just outside of the village of Snainton close to the edge of the North York Moors we have 2 cottages www.granary-cottage.com , 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.
Beautifully located, this traditional holiday cottage enjoys a prime position overlooking Mevagissey's picturesque harbour in South Cornwall. Pubs, restaurants and shops on the doorstep, beautiful beaches and coastal walks locally and an abundance of attractions for day trips out. Take the ferry to Fowey, lace up your walking boots and explore the coastal path, hire a boat and explore the surrounding waters or just relax by the sea.
An immaculate impressive barn conversion sitting in a countryside position in Badley, a peaceful little hamlet on the outskirts of the historic town of Needham Market in Suffolk. Ideal for large groups of friends or families wanting to get together or celebrate a special occasion and within easy reach of the coastline and the areas many attractions.
'Off the Rails' provides a truly unique holiday experience in the picture postcard village of Plockton in the Scottish Highlands. With superb pubs and seafood restaurants in the village and lovely walks nearby this is a perfect holiday destination for those who enjoy walking, kayaking, relaxing or exploring this wonderful part of Scotland including the Isle of Skye.
Historic Boscastle is one of the most beautiful villages on the coast of North Cornwall. Norwood is a charming Victorian holiday cottage a short walk from the natural harbour, South West Coast Path, Museum of Witchcraft, a village shop, cafes and two pubs. It is ideal for couples or friends as it has two ensuite bedrooms, good self-catering amenities, and off-street parking. There is lots to do, from surfing at Crackington Haven to looking for Merlin's ghost at Tintagel and exploring the beautiful gardens and country houses in the surrounding area.
Cartmel is a favourite holiday destination for foodies, walkers and lovers of a great view. Little Barn caters for these perfectly, putting visitors close to a well-stocked village shop, a friendly pub and a two Michelin-starred restaurant. The newly converted holiday cottage sleeps four people in two rooms and boasts superb views of Morecambe Bay. There are stunning walks from the door and, with Grizedale Forest and the Lake District National Park nearby, no end to the fun you can have exploring. Local attractions include Holker Hall, Dalton Safari Park, Windermere, Bowness, and the home of Beatrix Potter.
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.
A cosy holiday cottage located within the grounds of the castle walls of the medieval town of Conwy and within a short stroll of the towns many amenities and harbour. Watkin Cottage enjoys a picturesque setting and is a perfect self-catering base for a holiday exploring North Wales and the Snowdonia National Park.
A large detached holiday home perfectly positioned almost on the sea wall in Little Haven on the Pembrokeshire coast. Most of the rooms enjoy stunning sea views and this is a perfect place for a relaxing holiday by the sea with pubs within walking distance, fabulous coastal walks and beaches on the doorstep.
A few minutes walk from the golden sands of Exmouth beach (with Blue Flag status), 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 Grapevine 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.
Welcome to The Halt, Holiday Cottage, Sheringham. We offer 4 bedroom (max 8 persons) self catering holiday let accommodation which is both family friendly and dog friendly. We provide 2 off street parking spaces for two full sized cars. The Halt is walking distance from the Sheringham beach, Sheringham High St and the Heritage Steam Railway (North Norfolk Poppy Line) and close to the many activities surrounding.
We have put together a large selection of holiday homes located in seaside towns near a beach. Some of our coastal cottages have uninterrupted sea views, some have direct beach access, whilst others are a short walk or drive away from sandy beaches, ideal for a beach holiday.
Whether you are looking for a romantic sail loft for two, luxury beach houses to spend time with friends or a cosy fisherman's cottage for a fun family holiday, we have a great selection of self-catering accommodation and seaside cottages available for rent.
We offer a wide range of holiday cottages by the beach. Browse through the list below for some of the most popular seaside breaks.
There are many more destinations that offer secluded beach cottages in the UK. To find the best one for you, filter your search and prepare for the most relaxing seaside break in one of our self-catering beach houses!
Before booking your next beach holiday cottage, it’s best to know everything from when to visit and what to do. Luckily enough, we’ve got you covered! Keep reading to learn more about our beach cottages to rent and how to make the most out of your getaway!
Deciding on the best time to enjoy a beach holiday, ultimately comes down to where you want to go. The weather can vary throughout the UK, so it's best to plan accordingly so that you can make the most of the great outdoors and sandy shores.
Summer beach holidays tend to be the most popular in the UK. This is when the weather is at its warmest, with plenty of sunshine and more daylight hours. A trip to places like Cornwall or Devon in the south is great during this time. Enjoy some time lounging on the sandy shores, or even take a dip in the sea if the temperatures are particularly warm!
A beach getaway in spring is perfect for those who want to hike or bike along coastal paths. With cooler temperatures and a gentle breeze, this makes for great weather for anyone seeking an active break. North Wales, Pembrokeshire and Dorset are great places to visit in spring. With warmer temperatures and a plethora of walking routes, there’s something for all types of adventurers during this time.
Winter is perfect for anyone seeking a cosy coastal getaway. Wrap up warm as you stroll along the beach and waves crash against the shore. With fewer tourists, this provides an ideal time of year to stay by the sea without the hustle and bustle of crowds. If you prefer to get comfy indoors, light the fire and watch as the fierce swells roll onto shore, all from the comfort of your holiday cottage.
Whatever the time of year, a cottage by the beach 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 coast 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 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 self-catering holiday cottages to rent close to a beach to suit all budgets.
Many beaches operate dog bans throughout the summer months. Make sure you find out if there are any dog restrictions on local beaches if you are taking your four-legged friend to one of our dog friendly cottages 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 booking a break in self-catering coastal cottages outside the peak summer months, when you have a greater choice of properties available and larger savings to be made. Finally, don't forget your sun tan lotion, windbreak, bucket and spade, and enjoy your next coastal holiday!
There are several amazing seaside holiday destinations, all of which cater for a range of itineraries. If you’re seeking exciting water sport adventures, head to Cornwall. For historical attractions and scenic coastal walks, Dorset will do the trick! Anyone seeking somewhere to relax amongst dramatic landscapes, be sure to check out Pembrokeshire. There are many more exceptional holidays by the beach, each with beautiful sea view cottages to be found. Filter your search to find the perfect one for you in our most popular destinations!
Deciding on how long you require for a seaside break depends on what you plan to do whilst visiting. Many choose to take a long weekend (3 nights, 4 days) to enjoy some of the UK's best coastal destinations, whereas others have a jam-packed week of activities. Make a list of what you want to see, where you want to go and the activities you want to try, as this will help you determine how long you will need to do it all.
Yes! There are many stunning beaches scattered throughout Scotland. From white sandy shores to rugged headlands, you will find a seaside adventure for all here. You will discover some of the most beautiful sandy shores in the Scottish Highlands. With white sands and turquoise waters, you will be fooled into thinking you’re on a tropical island!
Remember, as important as location is, there are lots of factors that should go into your decision when choosing a sea view cottage. Do you want one with a private hot tub, or multiple hot tubs for you and the kids? Luxury beach houses just a stone's throw from the nearest beach? A quiet spot along the coast boasting stunning sea views? Once you've narrowed down the type of cottage you want, use the filters on our site to find an exciting selection of luxury accommodation that fits the bill for your specific dates. Then, have a look at the reviews and photos to narrow your choice down even further. You're sure to find somewhere you love!