Holiday cottages by sandy beaches

Nothing says summer more than warm sand between your toes and turquoise waters lapping onto golden beaches. Visit the West Country for Britain’s best

The poet Robert Frost declared, rather despondently, that ‘nothing gold can stay’: clearly he had never been to the West Country. Here, miles of sandy beaches offer the perfect family holiday in a myriad of destinations.

Somerset’s 50 miles of coastline combines warm waters, soft sand and traditional seaside towns. Try Burnham-on-Sea and Brean Cove beach for sandy exploits; bustling Minehead or extrovert Western-super-Mare for family-friendly attractions on their respective miles of sands.

On the South Coast, Dorset competes with equally as attractive towns bursting with beach-side fun. Quaint Lyme Regis and pretty Swanage offer sand-a-plenty as well as all the amenities needed on a self-catering holiday.

But sandy beaches don’t have to be busy…venture further south to Devon and Cornwall to discover seclusion and serenity on your own stretch of golden sand. On the North Coast, tiny coves offer secret slivers of beach perfection: check out BossineyDaymer Bay and Constantine Bay for your idyllic romantic getaway or Valentines’ break.

Miles of flat sands are the perfect host for beach-sports: try your hand at kite-buggying at Watergate BayWestward Ho! or Perranporth.

Beach breaks abound along the Devon and Cornwall coasts: jump into the surf, then relax on soft sands at Fistral BeachPraa Sands or Sennen Cove.

If gentle waves lapping onto sugary sands is more your style, explore the calmer waters around Falmouth or Devon’s famed, ‘English Riviera’ stretching between the towns of Torquay, BabbacombePaignton and Brixham.

Wherever you choose your cottage in the West Country, a sandy beach is never far away. 

We have 507 self catering cottages by a sandy beach.

2 bedroom luxury apartment with panoramic sea views in Praa Sands, West Cornwall.


The breathtaking view from this stunning beach apartment must be one of the best in Cornwall; imagine relaxing on your private balcony at the end of another wonderful day watching ...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £741 - £1497

2 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach in St Agnes, North Cornwall.


This is a fabulous holiday cottage, combining contemporary architecture, superb quality and stunning location in one sumptuous package. Just a five minute stroll from the sand and ...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £754 - £1524

2 bedroom holiday apartment with sea views in St Ives, West Cornwall.


Soft pinks and blues, stunning views and all mod-cons are to be found at Rolling Surf. This ground floor apartment is as gorgeous as it gets. Set high above Porthminster beach, wit...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £759 - £1990

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    27 Apr 2018 - 4 May 2018

    £893.91 £715.20

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    4 May 2018 - 11 May 2018

    £986.84 £789.60

  • 20% off

    11 May 2018 - 18 May 2018

    £1082.96 £866.40

2 bedroom holiday apartment with sea views in St Ives, West Cornwall.


Enter this stunning building into your first floor apartment and the awesome views may delay the process of unpacking for a while. Adjustable mood lighting and individual room ther...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £759 - £1990

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  • 20% off

    4 May 2018 - 11 May 2018

    £986.84 £789.60

  • 20% off

    18 May 2018 - 25 May 2018

    £1082.96 £866.40

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2 bedroom holiday apartment with sea views in St Ives, West Cornwall.


Designed to complement the most spectacular views over Porthminster beach, St Ives harbour and beyond, these luxurious security-gated apartments are stylish, contemporary and excee...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £759 - £1990

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  • 20% off

    28 Apr 2018 - 5 May 2018

    £893.91 £715.20

  • 20% off

    5 May 2018 - 12 May 2018

    £986.84 £789.60

  • 20% off

    12 May 2018 - 19 May 2018

    £1082.96 £866.40

  • 20% off

    19 May 2018 - 26 May 2018

    £1082.96 £866.40

2 bedroom holiday apartment with sea views in St Ives, West Cornwall.


Decorated with pinks and taupe, you cannot help but fall in love with this apartment and all the mod-cons it has to offer; with fully controllable heating and lighting systems thro...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £759 - £1990

View
  • 20% off

    27 Apr 2018 - 4 May 2018

    £893.91 £715.20

  • 20% off

    4 May 2018 - 11 May 2018

    £986.84 £789.60

  • 20% off

    11 May 2018 - 18 May 2018

    £1082.96 £866.40

  • 20% off

    18 May 2018 - 25 May 2018

    £1082.96 £866.40

2 bedroom holiday apartment with sea views in St Ives, West Cornwall.


Occupying one of the most sought-after locations in St Ives, Summer Breeze has its own private balcony where sea views are guaranteed. This open plan first floor apartment is style...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £759 - £1990

View
  • 20% off

    27 Apr 2018 - 4 May 2018

    £893.91 £715.20

  • 20% off

    4 May 2018 - 11 May 2018

    £986.84 £789.60

  • 20% off

    11 May 2018 - 18 May 2018

    £1082.96 £866.40

  • 20% off

    18 May 2018 - 25 May 2018

    £1082.96 £866.40

6 bedroom holiday home near the beach near St Mawes, South Cornwall.


Cuilan is situated overlooking the Percuil River in what can only be described as one of the most idyllic spots on the Roseland. A large house built to a very high specification, o...

  • Sleeps 14 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £761 - £3295 *

* Includes 30% off for parties up to 4 + cot on selected dates. 20% off for parties up to 8 + cot on selected dates.

4 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views near St Agnes.


Clifftop location? Tick. Stunning coastal views? Tick. Hot tub to soak away the stresses of everyday life while drinking in the view? Tick. Ocean Breeze certainly ticks all the rig...

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £792 - £2277 *

* Includes 20% off for parties up to 4 + cot on selected dates. 2 bedrooms are excluded at the discounted rate (please specify which bedrooms you would like when booking).

2 bedroom, dog friendly apartment with sea views in Mullion.


With uninterrupted views of the most picturesque storybook fishing harbour in Cornwall, this fabulous first floor apartment with a private balcony sits in an enviable position righ...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £799 - £2099

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