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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.

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    • Big Cottages - Forth View Apartment - UK10460

    Forth View Apartment - UK10460

    Fife Inverkeithing

    S128698

    Well equipped and superbly modernised, this apartment is part of the former home of a Scottish naval officer and has glorious views.
    Forth View Apartment is a bright and welcoming second floor apartment with great views over to Edinburgh and...

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    • Big Cottages - Ivy Cottage - HTTX

    Ivy Cottage - HTTX

    Devon Torridge District Hartland

    S19135

    Relax in the 34ft open plan living space complete with wood burner and exposed beams, or gaze through the French doors towards Lundi Island - what a view!. Glorious sea views can be enjoyed from this tranquil retreat on the Hartland Peninsula, par...

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    • Big Cottages - West Boundary Farm Cottage 1

    West Boundary Farm Cottage 1

    Blackpool

    S18186

    Semi detached cottage, pet friendly with wood burning stove, fishing lakes available, Lytham St Annes and Fleetwood nearby.
    Ideal base to explore. This former farm house at West Boundary Farm has been thoughtfully converted into two bright a...

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    • Big Cottages - Lavender Cottage

    Lavender Cottage

    South East Southampton

    S14154

    Enjoy watching the wildlife from the garden of this grand property, which overlooks a Site of Importance for Nature Conservation.
    This grand detached residence is peacefully set, with its garden overlooking a woodland Site of Importance for ...

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    • Big Cottages - The Oaks -UK11270

    The Oaks -UK11270

    Cornwall Lanreath

    S174756

    The Oaks is a great choice for relaxatio with stunning views over the rich, Cornish countryside and the picturesque coast within easy reach.
    5 steps to entrance.
    All on the ground floor.
    Living room:
    With wood burner, Fr...

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    • Big Cottages - Cloud Howe

    Cloud Howe

    Aberdeenshire Arbuthnott

    S162828

    Cloud Howe is ideally located to relax or go further afield to explore the many beaches and attractions this area has to offer.
    Ground Floor:
    Living room: With Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Kitche...

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    • Big Cottages - Tigh Marion

    Tigh Marion

    Highland Nairn

    S168211

    Nestled amongst its own private wrap-around garden and sitting close to the sea, this charming bungalow is the ideal retreat, with plenty to explore nearby.
    Ground Floor:
    4 steps to entrance.
    All on the ground f...

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    • Big Cottages - Adamvale

    Adamvale

    Northumberland Morpeth

    S72297

    Explore beautiful Northumberland from Adamvale, with stunning coastal villages, market towns and castles within easy reach.
    Step to entrance.
    Ground Floor:
    Open plan living space: With wooden floor.

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    • Big Cottages - Holmbank

    Holmbank

    Lancashire Fylde District St Annes

    S183166

    Holmbank is a charming end-terraced holiday home, nestled in a lovely coastal location just half a mile from the beach, and with much to explore nearby.
    Step to entrance.
    Ground Floor:
    Living room: With ...

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    • Big Cottages - The Links

    The Links

    Suffolk Waveney District Southwold

    S171123

    Perfectly positioned in the heart of the popular coastal town of Southwold with views over the stunning Southwold common and beyond lies The Links. Formerly a hotel this property has been lovingly renovated by the homeowner to make a holiday ho...

    Sleeps 13

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    • Big Cottages - Welcome Retreat

    Welcome Retreat

    Devon Teignbridge District Newton Abbot

    S19362

    Welcome Retreat is ideally situated for exploring the area. Enjoy a glass of wine on the terrace after a busy day.
    This charming, spacious apartment is conveniently situated in a desirable area just off the town centre of Newton Abbot. Set o...

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    • Big Cottages - Ron's House

    Ron's House

    South East Kent Thanet District Broadstairs

    S13547

    Overlooking one of Broadstairs’ sandy beaches, this is the perfect location to enjoy a family holiday by the seaside.
    Opposite the beach with sea views. A perfect holiday home for groups of friends or an extended family, to enjoy the a...

    Sleeps 10

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    • Big Cottages - Sea Holly

    Sea Holly

    Devon South Hams District Dartmouth

    S77907

    Sea Holly is centrally located in Dartmouth and therefore within easy access to all the local amenities that Dartmouth has to offer. The property is ideal for a couple or family looking for a stress free getaway to Dartmouth. As well as being c...

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    • Big Cottages - Little Seahorse

    Little Seahorse

    Norfolk North Norfolk District Sheringham

    S73206

    This ground floor apartment lies in the heart of the beautiful, coastal resort of Sheringham.
    These two self-contained apartments together form a traditional Victorian red brick and flint townhouse in the Sheringham Conservation Area, and ea...

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    • Big Cottages - Casa Bonita

    Casa Bonita

    South East Brighton and Hove Hove

    S97717

    Casa Bonita is a contemporary four bedroom family home filled with luxurious fixtures and fittings throughout, including a wood-burning stove and top of the range kitchen appliances. This spacious property is spread out over three floors and co...

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    • Big Cottages - East Street Central

    East Street Central

    South East Brighton and Hove Brighton

    S168547

    This beautiful first floor maisonette, situated in the center of Brighton's Lanes is the ideal accommodation for city seekers and shopping enthusiasts. Excellent location, just moments away from Brighton's famous beach! East Street Central has ...

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    • Big Cottages - Fairway Cottage- UK11780

    Fairway Cottage- UK11780

    Northumberland Belford

    S173042

    Nestled in a beautiful rural, coastal area, this lovely detached cottage offers spacious accommodation ideal for families, with much to explore in the local area.
    Ground Floor:
    Step to entrance.
    All on the groun...

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    • Big Cottages - Brunel Boutique Railway Carriage 3

    Brunel Boutique Railway Carriage 3

    Devon Teignbridge District Dawlish

    S181054

    A tastefully renovated railway carriage ideally situated just a few metres away from Dawlish Warren Beach.
    8 steps to entrance.
    All on the first floor.
    Open plan living space.
    Living area:

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    • Big Cottages - Headland House

    Headland House

    Cornwall Newquay

    S132747

    With incredible views out to sea and a stylish décor throughout, this spacious home’s a popular choice for that Newquay escape.
    Ground Floor:
    Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed, Freeview TV, pati...

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    • Big Cottages - Merlin

    Merlin

    Norfolk North Norfolk District Happisburgh

    S17257

    Relax and enjoy this peaceful setting from the balcony. This ’upside down’ property lies just 3 miles form the beach and 50 yards to the pub.
    In a peaceful setting just yards from a mooring basin and river where fishing and lovel...

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    • Big Cottages - Regents House

    Regents House

    South East West Sussex Arun District Arundel

    S13796

    Arundel Castle is just 50 yards away and can be seem from this splendid Regency town house suitable for up to 12 guests.
    Beautifully presented throughout, this splendid Grade II listed Regency town house offers wonderful views to historical ...

    Sleeps 12

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    • Big Cottages - Brunel Boutique Railway Carriage 1

    Brunel Boutique Railway Carriage 1

    Devon Teignbridge District Dawlish

    S180722

    Boutique Railway Carriage accommodation with sea views, in the popular seaside resort of Dawlish Warren. All on the first floor.
    Open plan living space.
    Living area: With TV.
    Dini...

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    • Big Cottages - Brunel Boutique Railway Carriage 4

    Brunel Boutique Railway Carriage 4

    Devon Teignbridge District Dawlish

    S180723

    A unique and quirky boutique railway carriage renovated to a high standard and in a perfect location for exploring Dawlish Warren beach.
    All on the first floor.
    Open plan living space.
    Living are...

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    • Big Cottages - Links Apartment  29975

    Links Apartment 29975

    Highland Brora

    S24365

    From this holiday apartment, sit back, relax and watch the ever-changing views of the Northern Highlands.
    Enjoying an ideal location with wonderful panoramic views towards the sea, this beautifully presented 4 star accommodation, on a select...

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