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Large Coastal Cottages within a mile of the beach or the sea

Looking for a large coastal cottage?...A holiday cottage so near the sea that you can smell the salt? Check out our large seaside properties that are within 1 mile of the coast. You might be looking for a boutique villa in a seaside resort, a luxury beach house in the dunes or a cluster of cottages on a coastal farm - there is a great selection to choose from! Rent a cottage by a family friendly beach, a luxury townhouse overlooking a busy harbour or a country house on the cliffs – which ever you choose, you are sure to create memories to last a lifetime! Seaside self catering holidays are a great choice when holidaying with a mixed age group. Sand dunes and rock pools provide traditional bucket and spade entertainment for the younger members while coasteering, surfing and all manner of water sports will satisfy the adrenaline junkies. For those wishing to relax, sea air is as good as Champagne and who can resist evening cliff walks and spectacular sunsets? If you are looking for a self catering property by the water with a mooring or offering boats for private use, or a house boat or holiday cottage with direct access to a beach, lake or river, see our ‘Water’s Edge’ properties.

United Kingdom Cottages

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    • Big Cottages - Barley Cottage

    Barley Cottage

    Ceredigion Cardigan

    S97830

    S97830 forms part of a collection of holiday cottages within the Brongwyn Mawr Estate and provides comfortable family accommodation offering a fantastic base from which to explore the surrounding area. The property is conveniently located a sho...

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    • Big Cottages - The Lodge

    The Lodge

    Gwynedd Bontnewydd

    S11360

    S11360 is a delightful detached house, in a superb, rural yet convenient location, with a south facing aspect and excellent views over to

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    • Big Cottages - Ty Nain

    Ty Nain

    Gwynedd Aberdyfi

    S24645

    Family town house, ideally placed to explore the surrounding area, Talyllyn Railway, Cadair Idris and Dolgoch Falls all easily reached.
    A well appointed and well presented town house conveniently located for all of the town’s facilitie...

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    • Big Cottages - Island View

    Island View

    South Ayrshire Ayr

    S23469

    Spacious property with home cinema/entertainment room, and hot tub enclosed in glass walls and roof with sound system.
    Boasting spectacular uninterrupted views over the Firth of Clyde coast and across the sea to the Isle of Arran (pictured),...

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    • Big Cottages - Godrevy No 6

    Godrevy No 6

    Cornwall Hayle

    S136123

    With a host of on-site activities, this property is just over a mile from the beach and 7 miles from St Ives, perfect for a seaside escape.
    Ground Floor:
    Living room: With electric coal-effect fire, Fre...

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    • Big Cottages - Gresham Hall

    Gresham Hall

    Norfolk North Norfolk District Gresham

    S136866

    Larger families or groups of friends will be well catered for, and the nearest beach is just 3 miles away.
    Ground Floor:
    Entrance hall: With wood burner.
    Living room: With open fir...

    Sleeps 10

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    • Big Cottages - Straton Cottage

    Straton Cottage

    Aberdeenshire Saint Cyrus

    S138099

    Ground Floor:
    Step to:
    Living room: With wood burner, Smart TV, beams, wooden floor and French doors leading to garden.
    Step to:
    Cinema room: With projector.
    Kitc...

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    • Big Cottages - Whyke House

    Whyke House

    South East West Sussex Chichester District Chichester

    S167584

    Beautifully styled period house situated minutes from the vibrant centre of the wonderful Cathedral city of Chichester and a short drive from the stunning beaches at West Wittering.
    Services
    Wi-Fi/Broadband
    Central heating. ...

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    • Big Cottages - Church Hill Cottage

    Church Hill Cottage

    Cornwall Lanteglos

    S136119

    Within 5 miles of the coast, Churchill Cottage is great for a family holiday, with its flexible sleeping arrangements, and large garden.
    Ground Floor:
    Living room: With open fire, Freeview TV, DVD playe...

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    • Big Cottages - Carbis No 7

    Carbis No 7

    Cornwall Hayle

    S136124

    Close to beautiful beaches, picturesque harbours and towns with restaurants and shops, and many on-site activities, this property couldn’t be better for a family holiday.
    Ground Floor:
    Living/dining room: ...

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    • Big Cottages - Guyscliff

    Guyscliff

    Devon South Hams District Salcombe

    S132623

    A spacious, detached house with rural views, just a short walk from North Sands beach.
    Lower Ground Floor:
    Bedroom 2: With zip and link twin beds (can be super kingsize on request).
    Bathroo...

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    • Big Cottages - Bishopsgate

    Bishopsgate

    Torbay Torquay

    S132632

    A beautiful home from home in Torquay, with an elegant décor and spacious gardens.
    Ground Floor:
    Living room:
    With Sky TV, Blu-ray player, CD player and French doors leading to terrace.
    Kitchen/dinin...

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    • Big Cottages - Beach View

    Beach View

    South East Hampshire Gosport District Lee-on-the-Solent

    S167675

    S167675 is a quirky coastal cottage offering a comfortable ’home from home’ experience, lovingly and creatively furnished with upcycled driftwood and chandlery making this wonderful cottage a real ’one off’!. Ground Floor
    Living ro...

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    • Big Cottages - Westbrook Bay House

    Westbrook Bay House

    South East Kent Thanet District Margate

    S167647

    The perfect house for families and friends to enjoy the exciting coastal town of Margate, set over three floors with a lovely open plan living space and four large bedrooms.
    Ground Floor
    Bedroom 3 (sleeps 2) Double bed, bedside...

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    • Big Cottages - The Lady Hamilton

    The Lady Hamilton

    South East Kent Dover District Deal

    S167660

    Offering the ideal position in Deal’s pretty conservation area, minutes from the beach, and close to a hub of vibrant cafes and restaurants, boutique and vintage shops, sits this Georgian townhouse.
    Ground Floor
    Kitchen with ga...

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    • Big Cottages - Seagulls

    Seagulls

    South East Kent Shepway District Sandgate

    S167719

    With a backdrop that most would dream of, this fantastically situated apartment offers beautiful far reaching views over the sea and to the beach below. An idyllic coastal retreat.
    Entrance
    Main entrance to the building with pr...

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    • Big Cottages - 12 Arthur Road

    12 Arthur Road

    South East Kent Thanet District Cliftonville

    S167720

    This late Victorian town-house has wonderfully preserved interiors, carefully renovated and updated to provide a memorable historic holiday home. Located in the dynamic and rapidly emerging area of Cliftonville, it is a short walk from the coast a...

    Sleeps 10

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    • Big Cottages - Stable Cottage - UK10694

    Stable Cottage - UK10694

    Pembrokeshire Amroth

    S136867

    Perfect for those looking to explore the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, there are plenty of sightseeing opportunities nearby.
    Ground Floor:
    Step to entrance.
    All on the ground floor.

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    • Big Cottages - Treetops

    Treetops

    Cornwall Whitstone

    S138963

    Perfect for families or couples, this barn conversion is ideal for a relaxing holiday but is just a short drive from attractions and sandy beaches.
    Ground Floor:
    Tiled floors throughout.
    Bedroom 1: With ...

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    • Big Cottages - Mossley Cottage

    Mossley Cottage

    Cornwall Sennen

    S21297

    S21297 sleeps six guests and is situated within a peaceful location but with easy access to nearby attractions.
    This detached holiday cottage sits in a quiet position at the heart of the ancient village of St Buryan, in walking distance of t...

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    • Big Cottages - The Skilling

    The Skilling

    Dorset West Dorset District Bridport

    S125502

    S125502 has superb views of the countryside and towards the sea and is located in the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
    S125502 is an upside down detached house with the living room, kitchen and dining room on the first floor and ce...

    Sleeps 10

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    • Big Cottages - Church House

    Church House

    South East Isle of Wight Ventnor

    S135190

    Charming Grade II Listed Victorian stone cottage located in the quiet historical village of Bonchurch.
    Ground Floor:
    Living room:
    With Freeview TV.
    Dining room.
    Kitchen: Galle...

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    • Big Cottages - La Belle Vie

    La Belle Vie

    South East Isle of Wight Ventnor

    S135259

    A luxury country house with a gym, games room, hot tub and barrel sauna set in 3 acres of stunning grounds.
    Ground Floor:
    Living room: With wood burner, Freeview TV, Blu-ray player and Bose bluetooth st...

    Sleeps 12

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    • Big Cottages - Dolphin Cottage

    Dolphin Cottage

    Cumbria South Lakeland District Lower Holker Flookburgh

    S166999

    Just 2 miles from Grange-over-Sands, this spacious property is a great base from which to explore the Cumbrian coastline.
    Ground Floor:
    Living room: With wood burner, 42" Freeview TV with Chromecast, DVD p...

    Sleeps 12

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