Coastal cottages in the UK

Coastal cottages in the UK: where to visit

Aug 12, 2022

A coastal holiday cottage is a delightful place to escape from everyday life and enjoy some quality family time together. From a romantic getaway for two, a fun day trip for the whole family, there's something for everyone.

At Handpicked Cottages, we have a beautiful selection of coastal cottages in the UK available to rent. With our cottages, you can spend a few days or weeks enjoying everything the seaside has to offer. Whether that's lazing around on the beach, exploring local attractions, taking part in water sports or just basking under the sun.

We've chosen a selection of beautiful locations across the UK, perfect for a relaxing holiday on the Coast...

Coastal view


The south-west region is well known for its coastal retreats - particularly in Devon and Cornwall. Home to some of the UK's most beautiful beaches, Devon is an ideal location for a coastal holiday. With a rich heritage and thriving cultural scene, it’s easy to see why Devon is such a popular holiday destination for tourists.

You’ll discover plenty to keep you busy during your break, including stunning beaches, historic buildings and award-winning restaurants. Whether you want to explore the area’s natural wonders, take part in fun festivals. Or simply relax on the beach, there’s always somewhere new to discover. Check out the fantastic Bay Cottage in Babbacombe, Torquay.

At Handpicked Cottages, we have a great range of coastal holiday cottages in Devon, complete with all the modern facilities you'll need for a relaxing break. Some also include hot tubs and swimming pools, perfect for cooling off in those hot summer months.

Bay Cottage, Babbacombe Torquay


Another ideal coastal location, Dorset is famous for its Jurassic coast, home to many historic fossils and rock formations. This coast is also a listed world heritage site, with 95 miles of picturesque coastline. Our cottages in Dorset won’t disappoint, leaving you free to explore every nook and cranny of this stunning area.

From quaint seaside towns to charming villages, there are plenty of things to do and places to see. Visit some of the region's popular tourist attractions, such as Durdle Door, Chesil Beach and Lulworth Cove.

We have a wide range of accommodation options to choose from – including self-catering coastal cottages and lodges. We love Seaspray at Symondsbury Estate, a beautiful chalet in a stunning location.

There really is something to suit everyone. Whether you want to enjoy some quality family time together, relax and unwind in one of our luxury lodges. Or just kick back and watch the world go by, we've got everything covered.

Seaspray At Symondsbury Estate


With its rugged cliffs, dramatic scenery and unspoilt beaches, Cornwall offers visitors a unique experience. The county is renowned for its spectacular coastline and is home to some of the UK’s finest sandy beaches.

Whether you're looking for a quiet spot to enjoy a romantic weekend away, or a family holiday adventure, Cornwall has something for everyone. From bustling resorts like Newquay and Padstow, to sleepy fishing villages and secluded bays. There’s no shortage of choice when it comes to choosing a coastal holiday cottage in Cornwall a great example of which is Beach Vista, Mount Zion - St Ives.

Our coastal cottages in Cornwall will make sure you have a memorable stay. They come fully equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay, including Wi-Fi access and satellite TV. We also have some properties that include private swimming pools and hot tubs for your pleasure.

Beach Vista


With 90 miles miles of stunning coastline, Norfolk offers plenty of beautiful beaches, high-rising cliffs and estuaries. This coast is also home to an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and countless nature reserves.

Norfolk is full of things to see and do. From sailing trips down the river, to walking tours of the countryside and nearby towns, there’s no shortage of ways to spend your days off. Whatever you fancy doing, Norfolk has plenty of options.

If you love culture, history and art, Norfolk has got you covered. Just a short drive away is Norwich - the most complete medieval city in England. From here, you can learn about the region’s fascinating past while exploring beautiful buildings and museums.

We have plenty of luxury holiday cottages along the Norfolk Coast. Each of these properties offer you a relaxing stay whilst you tour the region. We also have plenty of dog-friendly cottages if you want to bring your dog away with you. Also included is a selection of hot-tub cottages, perfect for a romantic couples break on the coast.

Why not try?

If you are looking to explore the beautiful west coast of Scotland, a truly unique and unrivalled location, then look no further than the stunning Tigh Beg Croft. This is the ultimate secluded coastal getaway situated near Oban.

Tigh Beg Croft

Book your UK coastal cottage holiday today, through Handpicked Cottages. Be sure to check out our latest special offers to find yourself a fantastic deal.

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