Welcome to our selection of holiday cottages by the sea. These properties include cottages on the beach, harbour-side properties, seaside holiday homes and cottages with beautiful sea views: all are within walking distance of the beach, cliff, harbour or sea.
We have also grouped the cottages by region: simply follow the links on the right.
If you are interested in finding out more about any of the properties, simply click on 'more info' to find additional pictures, information, maps... some even feature virtual tours! To book by phone, you can call our cottages information line on 0845 268 1307. From outside the UK please call +44 1282 845994.
Blue Seas, Cornwall
Sleeps 2. If you're looking for a truly unusual holiday experience then how about staying in this Victorian fort?! Commissioned by Lord Palmerston in 1864, this converted holiday apartment boasts a spectacular balcony overlooking Plymouth Sound.
Thatched Cottage, Ireland
Sleeps 2. This thatched cottage is set in its own natural garden on the peaceful Renvyle Peninsula. Full of olde worlde charm, this romantic cottage with its turf burning stove enjoys superb sea views and is just a short ten-minute stroll to beaches.
Sleeps 4. Set next to 2 miles of golden sand, this sympathetically extended, 18th-century shepherd’s cottage enjoys far-reaching views to the Cullins of Skye. Comfortably refurbished, it has its own garden and is within a short walk of a friendly hotel.
Gullsway Boathouse, South Devon
Sleeps 4. The dining balcony of this first floor holiday apartment is a mere 20ft from the water and commands wonderful views of the estuary, harbour and castle at the rivers mouth. Furnished to a high standard, the apartment enjoys a secluded setting.
Ceilwart Cottage, Wales
Sleeps 6. Boasting a stunning location with spectacular sea views, this refurbished detached stone cottage is within walking distance of Barmouth and its Blue Flag Beach. Set in a beautiful terraced garden, complete with stream and waterfalls.
The Thatched House, Kent
Sleeps 7 - 11. Situated just 1 mile from sandy beaches, this 'chocolate box' pretty, detached thatched cottage offers spacious family accommodation and is ideally placed to explore the Isle of Thanet. Shops, pubs and restaurants 500 yards.
The Cottage, East Sussex
Sleeps 4. The cottage is named for the giant wisteria that wraps itself the entire way around it, although it was originally a chapel where the fisherman of Rye would be blessed before going out to sea. Boasts an inglenook fireplace and garden with BBQ.
The Cart House, Devon
Sleeps 2. This delightful romantic retreat, complete with 5ft wrought-iron four-poster bed, enjoys glorious uninterrupted sea views. Cleverly mixing olde worlde charm with modern living, this barn conversion is situated in North Devon near Hartland.
Sleeps 4 - 5. Set on a tranquil shingle beach, with oyster beds to one side, Seashell's hot tub provides the perfect place to relax and unwind while watching Seasalter’s spectacular sunsets. Whitstable's seafront is just a five minute drive away.
Macinnisfree Cottage, Isle of Skye
Sleeps 8.This substantial holiday home boasts 3 en-suite bedrooms. Offering stunning sea views, the property is just 200 yards from the shore and stands in 3 acres of wild private garden with a small stream.