Holiday cottages by the sea

From sheltered coves and idyllic inlets to vibrant ports and rugged cliffs, seaside cottages situate you beside this region’s greatest asset. 

Whether your passion is for surfing beaches or sandy beaches, sailing and canoeing or simply taking in the view, the variety of our 654 cottages by the sea in The West Country ensure you’ll be best placed to enjoy this coastline’s many delights.

Our seaside cottages on the atmospheric north coasts of Devon and Cornwall will assault your senses with the sights, smells and sounds of the ever-changing, ever-beautiful ocean. Where better than to plan your next romantic break?

Along the The West Country’s southern coastlines, a holiday by the sea offers tranquil waters, secret coves and pretty towns to explore. With one of the world’s most beloved walking routes - the 630-mile South West Coast Path - snaking around the South West, a cottage by the sea in the region don’t only mean water sports on your doorstep. Hiking this glorious coastal route is one of the perks of staying in one of our holiday homes. 

For a gentler pace, consider a holiday in one of the region’s many picturesque fishing villages, where sea views will allow you to watch the comings and goings of working boats as well as the rich diversity of marine birds and wildlife who make the coastline their home. 

Whatever the weather or the season, self catering by the sea will never be anything short of breath-taking.

We have 654 self catering cottages near the sea

1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach in Portscatho.


This is a gorgeous little bolthole, right in the middle of lovely Portscatho on the Roseland peninsula and just yards from Tatam's beach (and Tatam's boutique cafe selling deliciou...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £378 - £870

2 bedroom cottage near the beach in Porthleven, West Cornwall.


Driftwood Cottage, a terraced three-storey former fisherman’s home, lies a mere stroll from Porthleven’s picturesque harbour where colourful boats are overlooked by several shops, ...

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

Price per week £379 - £715

Readymade beds and fluffy towels; this simple but appreciated welcome is standard with us.

3 bedroom apartment with sea views in Mevagissey, South Cornwall.


You can indeed see the harbour lights from this immaculate cliffside apartment set above bustling Mevagissey harbour, and watch the fishing fleet as they come and go. This ancient,...

  • Sleeps 5
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £379 - £1290 *

* Includes 30% off for parties up to 2 between 20 Oct and 8 Dec 2018. Only one bedroom is available at the discounted rate.

1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views near Looe, Cornwall.


The water at Talland Bay seems to glitter in the sun, as if a million fireflies were dancing on the surface. What better place to relax and take in this breathtaking view than Litt...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £382 - £771

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


Just yards from the coastal footpath and spectacular clifftop walks above Porthtowan beach on the rugged north Cornish coast, Ocean Retreat is the perfect bolthole for walkers, sur...

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

Price per week £389 - £846

Rural shepherds hut with sea views near Ilfracombe, North Devon.


Taken from the name of the rocks along this dramatic and exhilarating stretch of the north Devon coast, this beautiful shepherd's hut has views that will take your breath away - mi...

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

Price per week £391 - £696

Rural shepherds hut with sea views near Ilfracombe, North Devon.


Wild Pear Beach is in sight of this gorgeous shepherd's hut and gives it its name. High above the incredible north Devon coast between Ilfracombe and Combe Martin, with its dramati...

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

Price per week £391 - £696

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


Tiddily Prom has unsurpassed sea views across Mount’s Bay as far as the Lizard peninsula. Elegant and spacious, this light and airy apartment has an open plan living area and a lar...

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

Price per week £392 - £852

We’ve been raising the standards of self catering holidays since 1977.

1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach in Portscatho.


The Beach House is in a truly exceptional location just above safe sandy Porthcurnick Beach. The living-room has French doors that lead out to the patio and garden, with spectacula...

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

Price per week £394 - £795

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


This cosy little cottage is literally on the edge of Cadgwith’s shoreline, perched a few steps above the beach looking straight out to sea. Many hours can be whiled away watching t...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sun

Price per week £397 - £750

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