What we do

Over 30,000 big properties in one place

We've brought together a huge range of owners and suppliers with a wide selection of properties suitable for groups. We've done the research so you don't have to.

View properties

We give you the best price

Complete your booking with us to receive last minute discounts, member only prices and the best price, guaranteed. Big Cottages, little prices.

Become a member

A marketplace you can trust

We make things simple, connecting you to the supplier of your dream property once you find it. Need help? Our experienced customer service team are on hand to assist should you need us.

Start your journey

Trusted by our customers as part of the family

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

  • Special Offers Available

    • Big Cottages - Attractive Newgale Apartment S11401

    Attractive Newgale Apartment

    Pembrokeshire Brawdy Newgale


    S11401 is a bright apartment on the ground floor of this large, detached house in Newgale with spectacular views (see also WAV301), 400 yard...

  • Special Offers Available

    • Big Cottages - Luxury Llanfair Pg Rental S11179

    Luxury Llanfair PG Rental

    Anglesey Rhosyr Dwyran


    Enjoy a truly warm welcome at this interesting cottage adjoining the owner's C17 farmhouse, with wonderful views across the Menai Strait to Caernarfon and Snowdonia. Situated in a rural location just outside the village of Brynsiencyn...

  • Special Offers Available

    • Big Cottages - Captivating Aberystwyth Cottage S94146

    Captivating Aberystwyth Cottage

    Ceredigion Aberystwyth


    S94146 is conveniently located on the outskirts of the historic and seaside town of Aberystwyth and a short distance from the popular coastal town of Borth. The property forms part of a group of holiday cottages sympathetically converted from r...

  • Special Offers Available

    • Big Cottages - Cosy Caernarfon Lodge S11360

    Cosy Caernarfon Lodge

    Gwynedd Bontnewydd


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

  • Special Offers Available

    • Big Cottages - Marcross Lighthouse S41523

    Marcross Lighthouse

    Vale of Glamorgan St. Donats Marcross


    Complimentary Welcome Hamper
    A complimentary welcome hamper will be awaiting you on your arrival containing milk, tea, fresh coffee, bread, butter, eggs, juice, wine and cheese, along with other essential items to prepare a light snack or break...

  • Special Offers Available

    • Big Cottages - Inviting Sutherland Cottage S113898

    Inviting Sutherland Cottage

    Highland Embo


    S113898 boasts impressive sea views, situated just a mile north of the Royal Burgh of Dornoch. The historic town of Dornoch, is best known for it’s golf course, however, it boasts a selection of handy amenities, including shops and restaurants. Th...

    Sleeps 16

  • Special Offers Available

    • Big Cottages - Excellent Mevagissey Cottage S21089

    Excellent Mevagissey Cottage

    Cornwall Mevagissey


    This charming holiday cottage is set above the working fishing harbour of Mevagissey and directly on the South West Coastal Path. With views over the harbour and down the coast, and minutes from the shops, pubs and restaurants, this cottage pro...

  • Special Offers Available

    • Big Cottages - Cosy Port Isaac Cottage S20703

    Cosy Port Isaac Cottage

    Cornwall St. Endellion Port Isaac


    Watch the sunrise and set over the sea, stroll along the coastal path and make S20703 the place where family memories are made.
    Beautiful views along the Cornish coast greet visitors to this single-storey, light and spacious property. Totall...

  • Special Offers Available

    • Big Cottages - Adorable North Walsham Cottage S80144

    Adorable North Walsham Cottage

    Norfolk North Norfolk District North Walsham


    This detached, single-storey barn conversion, provides idyllic accommodation for families, friends and couples alike.
    White House Farm Holiday Cottages, (refs UKC150, UKC151 and UKC1627), lie just 2 miles from the seaside village of Mundesle...

  • Special Offers Available

    • Big Cottages - Superb Bideford Cottage S18978

    Superb Bideford Cottage

    Devon Torridge District Bideford


    This traditional barn conversion provides a high standard of furnishings while being close to many local attractions and coastal paths.
    Set within beautiful open countryside, in a peaceful rural village just 3 miles from historic Bideford, t...

  • Special Offers Available

    • Big Cottages - Splendid Bognor Regis Cottage S80852

    Splendid Bognor Regis Cottage

    South East West Sussex Arun District Bognor Regis


    This property, with a hot tub, offers the best of both worlds - a coastal location as well as easy access to Chichester with its attractions.
    Within strolling distance of the beach, good pubs and restaurants, and set on the edge of the coast...

  • Special Offers Available

    • Big Cottages - Inviting Cromer Cottage S123130

    Inviting Cromer Cottage

    Norfolk North Norfolk District Cromer


    Within yards of Cromer’s sandy beach this lovely terraced cottage is perfect for a family holiday whatever the time of year.
    Nestled on a picturesque side street that leads straight to the cliff edge and walk way down to the beautiful ...

  • Special Offers Available

    • Big Cottages - Excellent Woolacombe And Croyde Apartment S85974

    Excellent Woolacombe and Croyde Apartment

    Devon North Devon District Woolacombe


    After a busy day exploring north Devon and its attractions, relax on the decking with a drink and admire the sea views.
    With great views towards Woolacombe’s majestic beach, S85974 is ideal for those wanting a beach holiday or for gues...

  • Special Offers Available

    • Big Cottages - Beautiful Aberdovey Cottage S97706

    Beautiful Aberdovey Cottage

    Snowdonia Gwynedd Aberdyfi


    Located just 500 yards from the sea, this super property offers ideal accommodation for a fun-filled family holiday exploring the surrounding area of Gwynedd.
    Superbly located just a short stroll from a fine selection of shops, restaurants a...

  • Special Offers Available

    • Big Cottages - Tasteful Mablethorpe Cottage S94787

    Tasteful Mablethorpe Cottage

    Lincolnshire East Lindsey District Mablethorpe


    Relax and enjoy the wonderful, south facing garden at this delightful bungalow, just 1 mile from the long sandy beach.
    Perfect for family holidays in a traditional seaside holiday, S94787 is a lovely detached bungalow situated adjacent to th...

  • Special Offers Available

    • Big Cottages - Quaint Newton Abbot Cottage S93255

    Quaint Newton Abbot Cottage

    Devon Teignbridge District Newton Abbot


    Explore the unspoilt coast and countryside of south Devon with its three Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
    Situated in the heart of the picturesque village of Abbotskerswell is S93255, a picture postcard ‘chocolate box’ five b...

    Sleeps 11

  • Special Offers Available

    • Big Cottages - Attractive Weymouth Apartment S42548

    Attractive Weymouth Apartment

    Dorset Weymouth and Portland District Weymouth


    Located just a short stroll from the buzzing seafront, this property makes for a great family holiday.
    Just 200 yards from the seafront at Weymouth, with wonderful views over the bay and onto Portland, this first floor holiday apartment for ...

  • Special Offers Available

    • Big Cottages - Attractive Annan Cottage S85559

    Attractive Annan Cottage

    Dumfries and Galloway Annan


    Set on a working farm, with striking views over the surrounding countryside, this property is ideally located to discover the region’s culture and heritage.
    With beautiful rural views, S85559 is a charming farmhouse located on a workin...

  • Special Offers Available

    • Big Cottages - Exquisite Whitby Cottage S93622

    Exquisite Whitby Cottage

    Yorkshire and the Humber North Yorkshire Scarborough District Whitby


    This beautiful town house is an ideal choice for families and friends to get-together in the bustling town of Whitby.
    S93622 is a stunning four-storey town house with parking, in a popular part of Whitby and just a short stroll from the town...

    Sleeps 10

  • Special Offers Available

    • Big Cottages - Captivating Great Yarmouth Cottage S17248

    Captivating Great Yarmouth Cottage

    Norfolk Great Yarmouth District Great Yarmouth


    The perfect holiday destination with your own private hot tub and just 50 yards from the beach.
    Just 50 yards from the glorious sand duned beach at Caister-on-Sea, this delightful property offers a very good standard of accommodation and won...

  • Special Offers Available

    • Big Cottages - Captivating Broughton In Furness Cottage S18365

    Captivating Broughton-in-furness Cottage

    Lake District Cumbria South Lakeland District Broughton in Furness


    This very attractive 1672 coaching inn, is in the heart of Broughton-in-Furness, and is perfectly placed for outdoor pursuits.
    This holiday property is situated in the heart of the historic, 11th-century village of Broughton-in-Furness, whic...

  • Special Offers Available

    • Big Cottages - Exquisite Torquay Cottage S19439

    Exquisite Torquay Cottage

    Torbay Torquay


    Molly’s Cottage is a fantastic family property located just a short distance from the beach, local amenities and popular attractions!. Within 500 yards of the beach. This spacious, Victorian terraced cottage enjoys views of the two picturesq...

  • Special Offers Available

    • Big Cottages - Captivating Fishguard Cottage S88779

    Captivating Fishguard Cottage

    Pembrokeshire Fishguard and Goodwick Fishguard


    Set in large grounds with woodland, S88779 is a spacious property with wonderful sea views and the coastal path close by.
    This lovely property, perched on the hillside, commands ‘picture postcard’ views out over the Fishguard Har...

  • Special Offers Available

    • Big Cottages - Delightful Bude Cottage S90873

    Delightful Bude Cottage

    Cornwall Bude-Stratton Bude


    With a welcoming open plan living space, this lovely barn conversion is the perfect base for an enjoyable get together for families or friends.
    This family-friendly farm is the perfect choice if you are looking for a rural retreat just minut...

Get access to exclusive member prices not available on any other website

Join for free and save an average £30 per booking on thousands of properties

Login to see

  • Discounts exclusive to members (on average £30)
  • Save & share your favourite properties
  • See your previously viewed properties

Sign up to see

Login to see

  • Discounts exclusive to members (on average £30)
  • Save & share your favourite properties
  • See your previously viewed properties


Already a member login here

Not a member?

By entering my email address, I agree to Last Minute Cottages Ltd's Terms of Service, Privacy Policy and to receive email updates, news, & offers from Big Cottages.

Thank you for joining, member discounts are now available.