Great coastal cottages for summer breaks

Stay just a stone's throw away from the beach this summer with a break in one of these gorgeous coastal cottages

Published: July 9th, 2018 at 2:15 pm
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Escape to the coast this summer with a stay at one of these gorgeous coastal cottages


Erw Gwenllian, Wales

The newly restored Erw Gwenllian/ Image Premier Cottages

The gorgeous Erw Gwenllian has some of the most breath-taking views of Aberdovey village and estuary. Aberdovey sit on the northern edge of the Dyfi estuary, where the mountains meet the sea on the edge of the Snowdonia national park. This peaceful village has a thriving harbour and remains a popular seaside resort.

Recently refurbished to an incredibly high-standard, it is the perfect place for a beach holiday and wanders along the Welsh coastal path. The house, which sleeps eight, has glass sliding doors opening out to a patio and an outdoor barbecue area with a gas three burner BBQ, table chairs and additional built in seating. This area is on the west side of the house and so benefits from late afternoon/evening sun.

Newquay View Resort, Cornwall

A comfortable way to camp, 15 minutes away from the beach

This resort offers beautiful scenery by the coast and is a chance to stay in a camping pod with excellent home comforts. Only 15 minutes from the Porth beach, the park even has its own surf school for those wanting to make the most of the waves.

Bulverton House, Devon

Bulverton house captures an old charm with its beams and vaulted ceilings

The five-star Bulverton House sits only a mile from Sidmouth’s Jurassic Coastline, a beautiful regency town with great beaches, shops, restaurants and cafes. The three properties are built on the sites of a former milking parlour, cider press and stables, the high-quality ground floor properties maintain some of the older charming brickwork features with exposed roof beams and vaulted ceilings.

Seagulls, Menai Strait, Anglesey

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This luxury villa boasts views of the Snowdonia mountains across the water

Set on the bank of the Menai Strait, the luxury four-bedroom villa boasts mesmerising views across the water, to the mountains of Snowdonia. Relax on the sun-soaked terraces and in the private hot tub, which sits on the water’s edge. The open plan living area with natural light gives way to the beautiful views, thanks to the floor to ceiling glass windows.

Clare Park, Devon

Clare Park has a large garden that has access to the River Teign

Located on the shores of the River Teign estuary on the South Devon Coast, Clare Park offers fantastic views to Dartmoor. This property overlooks a large lawn that runs down to the water with direct gated access to the river. For those who love to fish, there is ample space to cast a line. The house sleeps eight so is ideal for family getaways.

Llanfendigaid Estate, Gwynedd

Llanfendigaid estate
The historical cottages in the Llanfendigaid estate provide an indoor pool as well as being nearby lots of local attractions
Llanfendigaid Estate is steeped in history and located close to the sea on one of the most attractive stretches of Welsh coastline at the southern end of the Snowdonia National Park. Not only does the property have an indoor swimming pool and access to a secluded beach, it is also near Talyllyn Railway and Aberdyfi, where you can go sailing, or visit good pubs and golden sand dunes. There are four cottages on the Llanfendigaid Estate sleeping between four and 17 guests.

Country View Cottages and Yurts, Cornwall

The country view cottages and arts have every home comfort, from double beds to a private decking

Each luxury yurt at this site on the North Cornish coast has been decorated to a high standard with rustic wooden furniture, skylight and private decking area. The yurts have double beds and excellent home comforts to make guests feel right at home.

Chaffcombe Lodge, Beer, Devon

For panoramic views, visit Chaffcombe Lodge in Devon

In the heart of the “Jurassic Coast” World Heritage site, the beautiful Chaffcombe Lodge offers panoramic sea views of Lyme Bay to Portland from every window. Guests also have use of a beach hut on Beer beach, which has a delightful choice of quaint village pubs where guests can buy fresh fish or the famous Beer crabs. For an adventure you can also visit the Beer caves and Pecorama light

Boskenna Cottage, Cornwall

Boskenna cottage is surrounded by fields and nearby the South West Coastal footpath

Boskenna Cottage lies on the South Coast of the Land’s End peninsula between Mousehole and Porthcurno. Set in its own grounds in a peaceful corner of a working stock farm, the cottage lies in an area of outstanding natural beauty with fields leading down to the Heritage Coast and South West Coastal

Buttercup hut, Devon

Buttercup Hut has breathtaking views of the river Severn and Malvern Hills

Located in north Devon and close to the sea, the Buttercup shepherd's hut is the ideal place for a scenic break, and has plenty modern comforts. It's close to the seaside towns of Ilfracombe and Woolacombe and also has stunning views over the River Severn and Malvern

Field House Farm Cottages, Yorkshire

Visit Field House Farm to experience Yorkshire's coves and beaches

In a perfect location near a spectacular coastline and the rolling countryside sits Field House Farm Cottages. The nearby coastal areas have long, sandy Blue Flag beaches, tiny coves and fascinating rock pools. These beautifully furnished properties offer a variety of charming features such as exposed beams, exposed brick work and original high roof beams. There are seven cottages sleeping between two and six, including one all ground floor property.

Briar Rose, Gower

Briar Rose Cottage is a great place to stay to visit the stunning beaches near Gower

A ten-minute drive from Gower’s beautiful beaches, including Rhossili and Three Cliffs Bay, this three-bedroom stone cottage is nestled in a large, private walled garden. Wild ponies graze beyond the walls and kites fly overhead. While sheltered from the sea breeze, a large fire pit makes for cosy evenings a short walk away is King Arthur's Stone of myth and legend. A stunning footpath circles the peninsula, is also nearby.

Little Fox Cottage, Pembrokeshire

It may be 200 years old, but Little Fox Cottage has been modernised with a war outdoor shower, spa and built in BBQ

Just a ten-minute walk from the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path, in the charming village of Herbrandston, lies Little Fox Cottage. This super luxurious cottage is 200 years old and has been creatively renovated with every comfort in mind. Highlights include a sunken swim spa that’s kept at 40 degrees all year round, a heated outdoor shower plus a built in barbeque and wood fired pizza oven. There’s also state of the art music and lighting system.

Milk Wood, Carmarthenshire

Milk Wood was once owned by writer Dylan Thomas

Just two miles from the waterside village of Llansteffan and a short journey from the stunning Gower Peninsula, Milk Wood is a two-bedroom luxury cottage once owned by Dylan Thomas’ aunt. Just a stone’s throw from the writer’s favourite pub, the cottage is filled with photos of Thomas and his aunt wandering along the coasts and through the farm. An outdoor dining terrace, wood burning stove and wooden hot tub make for a perfect evening.

Penlan Coastal Cottages, Ceredigion, Penlan

The cottages have stunning views of the Ceredigion coast

Penlan coastal cottages are less than half a mile from Aberporth’s two glorious beaches and the Ceredigion Coast Path. The glorious National Trust beach of Penbryn is nearby, with its vast golden sands. Visit the picturesque harbour towns of Newquare and Aberaeron during your stay in one of Penlan Coastal Cottages four properties, which sleep between two and six guests.



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