Sea view cottages

Escape to the coast and breathe in the sea air while gazing out of your holiday cottage window at a beautiful sea view.

You can't beat a sea view. And when you book a sea view holiday cottage you can enjoy the panorama all week from the comfort and luxury of a Classic Cottage. After all, 'the sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever' (Jacques Yves Cousteau). There's a real sense of wonderment as you gaze at a sparkly blue horizon, a sense of inferiority to Mother Nature and the vast power of the ocean. A lungful of salty sea air can cure any ill but even sitting in a window on a dark stormy night brings a thrill to uplift your spirit.

Cornwall is known for its many beaches and miles of coastpath so you're always assured of a good view with a sea view cottage, whether it be perched on a clifftop or clustered around a harbour. Even the cornish moorland cottages can have sea views, with a rural cottage looking out over the unspoilt countryside, dotted with mining heritage, to the sea.

Devon is the largest West Country county but is top and tailed by the north and south coast. A north Devon sea view cottage will have superb views out over rugged coastlines whereas a south Devon cottage with sea views takes in the calm flatness of the south coast.

Who knew Somerset was the place to go for a self catering break with a sea view? Well drive over Exmoor and you'll hit the coast of the Bristol channel, with all the charm and easy access of Somerset, topped off with a spoarkly sea backdrop. 

Dorset is known for its Jurassic coastline so any keen fossil hunter will want a cottage with a sea view to fully appreciate the golden cliffs and undulating rock formations that form the beautiful landscape of the south coast.

Hampshire is known for leafy green lanes, but its south coast is a sailing Mecca so make sure to pick a cottage with sea views out over the Solent to the Needles.

Whichever county you choose, make sure you get your dose of Vitamin Sea in a holiday cottage with a sea view.

 

We have 297 luxury holiday cottages with sea views in The West Country to rent

1 bedroom holiday cottage with sea views in Sennen, West Cornwall.


This cosy dwelling lies opposite the steep path which winds its way down to picturesque Sennen Cove, its harbour and renowned surfing beach. Set in Mayon, a small hamlet high above...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £209 - £522

1 bedroom, dog friendly apartment with sea views in Falmouth.


This stylish contemporary apartment has views towards the sea at Swanpool beach on the outskirts of Falmouth. A 10 minute walk down through grassy playing fields and quiet lanes br...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £267 - £540

1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views near Boscastle.


Snuck down a little lane close to the shores of the north Cornish coast, Driftwood is the ideal retreat for two. Small but perfectly formed, this charming bolthole nestles next to ...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £291 - £550

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views in Brixham, Devon.


Close to Berry Head National Nature Reserve and the coast path, The Lookout is a beautiful, modern house with fabulous sea views across Torbay. The open plan, L-shaped living-room ...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £297 - £854 *

* Includes 20% off for parties up to 2 + cot between 6 Jan and 17 Mar 2018, 29 Sep and 8 Dec 2018.

Luxury Shepherds Hut with sea views near Praa Sands.


What could be more wonderful than breathtaking sea views from your cosy shepherd's hut? Positioned so that you can see right out to the far Atlantic, Forget-Me-Not is cleverly desi...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £315 - £685

1 bedroom apartment with sea views in Portscatho, South Cornwall.


Cowries is a cosy ground floor apartment sleeping two with fabulous uninterrupted views of Gerrans Bay and the pretty seaside village of Portscatho. Situated directly above the har...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £316 - £605

1 bedroom, rural cottage with sea views near Sennen, West Cornwall.


Hike the Cornish cliffs just a moment’s walk away from Faraway Loft and watch the buzzards wheel above you. Approached by a wide but bumpy farm lane just under half a mile long, th...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £316 - £687

1 bedroom, rural cottage with sea views near St Ives, West Cornwall.


Set apart from the other properties, The Quillet is a single-storey, traditional dwelling with an enclosed sea-facing private garden. There are views across the countryside to the ...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sun

Price per week £317 - £640

1 bedroom holiday cottage with water views near Fowey, South Cornwall.


This lovely little waterside bolthole is perfect for couples who like walking, bird watching or messing about on the water – and those who just like to kick back and relax in comfo...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £317 - £690

1 bedroom, cottage with hot tub and sea views in Perranporth.


Set down an unmade bridleway close to the surfing beach at Perranporth, The Summer House is a perfect bolthole for couples. Enjoying wonderful sea views, this delightful little hid...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £320 - £695

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