10 of the best coastal cottages for 2022

Accommodation, Coastal

Posted by Ruth on 1st December 2021

Top coastal cottages

We do like to be beside the seaside and, if you do too, our Coastal Collection offers some of the very best places to stay by the sea.

To help you plan your 2022 beach holiday, we’re showcasing 10 coastal cottages that have been most booked by our guests in the last 12 months, situated in some spectacular locations around the Great British coast.

Discover secret coves with your loved one, build sandcastles with the kids, and spend your days playing in the surf – where will you go in 2022?


Beach Ahoy

Beach Ahoy! Instow

Sleeps 6 + 2 dogs

Why we love it:

A stone’s throw from the golden (and dog-friendly) beach at Instow, this contemporary home is a brilliant base for a family beach break all together. With a terrace for dining in the fresh sea air when the weather is warm, and a private hot tub for relaxing evenings, the property provides a fabulous setting for making special memories together, after days combing the sands and roaming the nearby traffic-free Tarka Trail.

Why our guests love it:

Beach Ahoy! is a fantastic property in a fantastic location. Spotlessly clean with every mod con you could wish for. Lucky enough to meet the owners of the property who were very accommodating and exceptionally pleasant. All the usual 'provisions and essentials' you'd normally take when self-catering were already included within the property. Truly a 'home from home' holiday which is a rarity when going self-catering. The only regret we have is that we only booked the property for a week!” Andrew, 2021


Surf View Apartment

Surf View Apartment, Westward Ho!

Sleeps 4

Why we love it:

With a front-row seat to the sight and sound of the crashing surf at Westward Ho!, this is a fantastic apartment if you want to immerse yourself in a coastal escape. In fact, you don’t even need to leave your bed, as the floor-to-ceiling windows in the bedroom give you an unbeatable vantage point. At the end of a wonderful day on the golden sand, sit on the balcony and watch the sunset with a drink, toasting to a brilliant beach break.

Why our guests love it:

The apartment commands outstanding views across the bay at Westward Ho! and is spacious, comfortable, clean and well maintained. The facilities and kitchen utensils are extensive with plenty of crockery and cooking options.” Michael, 2021

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Nant Barns

Nant Barns – Carreg, Aberdovey

Sleeps 4 + 2 dogs

Why we love it:

This super-chic barn conversion combines characterful charm with luxe furnishings – and boasts stunning sea views on the North Wales coast, only 1 mile away. Curl up in front of the wood burner after days by the sea or scaling Snowdonia’s peaks, or enjoy long and languid lie-ins in the plush beds before making use of the two en-suites.

Why our guests love it:

The barn is beautifully designed and clean, and they have thought of everything – from the way they have maximised the communal space, to the very cool sliding door downstairs to the fire! And every small detail inside the cottage has been thought about – from the high-quality cot bed to the blankets which we wrapped around ourselves when we had picnic breakfasts by the babbling brook nearby, to the quality table and chairs outside and the coasters and glasses! We can’t wait to book again!” Veronica, 2021


Werdnas Cottage

Werdnas Cottage, Conwy

Sleeps 4 + 2 dogs

Why we love it:

Enjoying another spectacular setting on the North Wales coast, this cosy home boasts sea vistas out to Puffin Island and Anglesey. There are plenty of coastal walks to explore nearby and, when you’re fresh-air faced and tired out, return to your seaside base and curl up in front of the wood burner. Bring your kayaks too, as there’s ample storage at the cottage and plenty of waterways to explore in nearby Snowdonia National Park.

Why our guests love it:

Werdnas Cottage is a great location on the North Wales coast with easy access to Snowdonia, Conwy, Anglesey and the hills behind the village. It has a lovely beach 5 minutes’ walk from the cottage, and local shops and pubs. We loved staying there and had amazing weather so we were able to eat outside on the terrace every evening. Beautiful sunsets and so lovely to see the sea from the cottage.” Fran, 2021


Tegfan

Tegfan, Aberdovey

Sleeps 2 + 1 dog

Why we love it:

A charming setting for a beach retreat as a couple, this traditional seaside home boasts views over the water at Aberdovey. Wander the few metres to the waterfront to stroll hand in hand, or spend lazy mornings having breakfast on the terrace. When the day is done, drift off in the sumptuous king-size bed amid the chic and calming coastal décor.

Why our guests love it:

If you want a home-from-home experience then Tegfan is the place to book. I cannot recommend it highly enough – I loved it. The location for me was heavenly! Every morning, I would make a drink and take it down to the beach opposite (15 metres approx.) and just enjoyed the view and the sound of the waves rolling onto the beach. The calm and at-peace feeling this evoked was healing for the soul and a break from the usual everyday demands!” Dawn, 2021

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Strandways Court

Strandways Court, Saundersfoot

Sleeps 2

Why we love it:

A stone’s throw from the popular beach at Saundersfoot, this waterfront apartment is a lovely setting for a couple’s coastal break. Enjoy morning coffee or evening drinks on the beachfront balcony or walk the few steps onto the golden sands for a refreshing dip in the sea. If you fancy exploring further, Saundersfoot’s many shops and pubs are just a short walk away, perfect for a romantic day out.

Why our guests love it:

The prime location overlooking the beach is a big plus. It’s well equipped and also well maintained. The comfortable bed ensures a good night’s sleep. The 3-minute walk to the shops and harbour is another plus.” Gary, 2021


Goscar View

Goscar View, Tenby

Sleeps 6

Why we love it:

A brilliant setting for fun-packed family holidays by the coast, this seaside apartment overlooks Tenby’s ever-popular North Beach and is only a short walk away from the golden sands. Spend your days building sandcastles and dipping in the sea before returning to your beachside base to sit on the balcony and soak up the view.

Why our guests love it:

“Absolutely stunning apartment in a fantastic location for the beach. The view is incredible and we wished we could have stayed longer. Apartment is finished to a high standard with everything you could need. Very comfortable.” Laura, 2021

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Tennysons View Cottage

Tennysons View Cottage, Freshwater

Sleeps 2

Why we love it:

Overlooking the glistening Freshwater Bay - one of the Isle of Wight's best beaches - this modern apartment is a great base for an island getaway. Surrounded by stunning AONB landscapes, and a stone’s throw from the water, this apartment offers the opportunity to spend days soaking up the scenery and nights on the private waterfront balcony with a glass in hand, your loved one by your side.

Why our guests love it:

Absolutely brilliant location which gave us everything we wanted: quiet and a sea view. Flat was spotless and was all we could have wanted for a week away from everything.” Malcolm, 2021


Briary Cottage

Briary Cottage, Cowes

Sleeps 4

Why we love it:

This beautifully quirky abode is metres from the Solent at Cowes, perfect for an action-packed break with the family. Drink in the views from the large picture windows indoors or strike out on foot to spot boats zipping through the water at the end of the garden. Ideal in all weathers, the cottage has a decking area for summer days, and a wood burner and underfloor heating for hunkering down in winter.

Why our guests love it:

Fabulous place to stay. Cottage was immaculate and came with everything you need for a great holiday. Very comfortable beds, well-furnished rooms and a great shower. Lovely views over the Solent and a short stroll to the restaurants and bars in Cowes. Highly recommended for a relaxing stay away.” Bryan, 2021

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Sandy Cove

Sandy Cove, Portmellon

Why we love it:

Just metres from the sandy beach, this coastal cottage is the perfect destination for a holiday by the sea – there’s even an outdoor shower for after long days by the water. Inside, the property has been sympathetically refurbished with subtle nautical styling, but the main feature is the mesmerising sea view from most of the windows. Enjoy cosy evenings in by the wood burner or stroll along the coast to explore the picturesque harbour at Mevagissey.

Why our guests love it:

Wonderful location and well-set-up house. Ideal for families and several couples. Outside shower is perfect to come off the beach wet and warm up, and to take the wetsuit off. Ideal if you kayak/paddleboard as can bring your boat in and hose it down on the drive and it’s not far to carry them across the road to the sea. Plenty of parking, pleasant patio and feels safe for children and a dog as you can shut the gates and know they can’t wander off! Wood burner very efficient and really warm.Suzie, 2021

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Top Cottages 2022

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