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 0345 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.
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.
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.
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.
Dunstan Hall, Northumberland
Sleeps 18. Dunstan Hall is a wonderful grade II listed exclusive use castle dating back to the 14th century, perhaps as far back as the 11th century. The hall boasts wonderful sea views, and is only one mile from the local beach.
Mariners Cottage, Cornwall
Sleeps 3. Set in a quiet lane, Mariners is one of a charming little row of listed coastguard cottages, just a minute’s walk from the heart of Boscastle. With its spectacular harbour, the village boasts shops, pubs, restaurants and a Witchcraft Museum.
High Lowscales Byre, Cumbria
Sleeps 2. Set on a traditional Cumbrian hill farm, this romantic barn conversion enjoys its very own spa hot tub, complete with massage jets and feature lighting. With walks from the door, the beaches at Haverigg and Silecroft are a short drive away.
Little Barn, Gwynedd
Sleeps 2. Boasting its own 4-person hot tub with stunning views out to sea, this carefully converted barn provides idyllic holiday accommodation. Dating back 500 years, this romantic cottage lies just just a short drive from Pwllheli Marina.
The Pool House, Cornwall
Sleeps 2. Set on one level, this holiday apartment stands detached to the rear of the owner’s property in the small hilltop village of Tywardreath. The indoor heated swimming pool can be accessed directly from the living room.
Haven Cottage, Northumberland
Sleeps 3. Just a short stroll from the harbour and long sandy beaches, this former fisherman’s cottage combines contemporary comfort and original character. Enjoy complete tranquillity as the incoming tide cuts the island off from mainland twice a day.