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 672 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 672 self catering cottages near the sea

3 bedroom self catering cottage near the beach in Seaview.


In a quiet position within a secluded courtyard in Seaview, Raleigh Cottage is complete with a cosy wood-burning stove for the cooler months, lovely decking for outside dining and ...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £625 - £1400

3 bedroom cottage with sea views in Bigbury-on-Sea, South Devon.


What a house – and what a view! There are indeed spectacular views from Spring Tide, one of a pair of contemporary properties, built to a very high specification, in the village of...

  • Sleeps 6
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £626 - £1751

Our property managers are local experts who handpick perfect places to stay.

3 bedroom thatched cottage near the beach in Instow, North Devon.


This beautiful and historic cottage is at the heart of the north Devon hamlet of Westleigh, just one mile from the stunning sandy beach at Instow. Plovers Barron is a listed 17th C...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £631 - £1450

3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views in Torquay, Devon.


With spectacular views over Blue Flag Meadfoot beach, this spacious and tastefully designed, semi-detached house is the perfect holiday home for any occasion. The stunning sea view...

  • Sleeps 6 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £642 - £1395

4 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach in Studland, Dorset.


The Isle of Purbeck is a stunning Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty between Poole and Swanage boasting one of the most spectacular coastlines in Dorset. Sunnyholme, an extremely s...

  • Sleeps 6 + 2 cots
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £646 - £1806

3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach in Bembridge.


Ledge View is a beautifully renovated semi-detached home just steps away from Forelands beach, lined with quirky beach huts, stretches of white sand, rock pools and an acclaimed ca...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £648 - £1420

3 bedroom cottage near the beach near Newquay, North Cornwall.


Crantock beach is a long expanse of golden sand backed by sheltering dunes, ideal for sandcastles and surfing. Picture-perfect Crantock village is a friendly place with ancient cot...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £648 - £1620

3 bedroom holiday cottage with sea views in Mousehole, West Cornwall.


Beautifully refurbished, Pender Cottage occupies possibly one of the best positions in picturesque Mousehole. Watch the boats bob as the tide ebbs and flows, be lulled to sleep by ...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £649 - £1980

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

3 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near the beach in St Helens, Isle of Wight


A simply gorgeous three bedroom property just off St Helens' green on the eastern side of the Isle of Wight, The Haven is just a short walk from the coast and a ten minute stroll t...

  • Sleeps 6 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £650 - £1500

Luxury safari tent glamping with a hot tub and sea views, pet friendly near Penzance.


Mount View Horizon Safari Tent is the perfect family retreat, set high above Mounts Bay in a spacious meadow with incredible 180 degree panoramic views. As far away from basic as i...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £672 - £1490

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