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Coastal cottages and self catering in South East England

Holiday near the beach at one of our 26 self catering cottages in South East England. Whether you want to explore the great British coastline or relax on the beach, stay close by in cottage and self catering accommodation. Search for hot tubs, pools and other features near the coast in South East England by using menu below.

 
 
 
 
 

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Swallow Cottage in Shanklin, Isle of Wight, South East England

Swallow Cottage, Shanklin, Isle of Wight, South East England

Sleeps 5
Weekly prices from £365 to £ 1089

Self catering accommodation in Shanklin sleeps 5.

Features include: • Garden • Pet friendly • Internet Access • Close to the Beach • Close to the Sea • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 5

Accommodation overview: Peacefully located in an idyllic rural country lane with many public footpaths, this delightful barn conversion is the perfect retreat for exploring the surrounding area. Completely refurbished throughout, it offers attractive and comfortable accommodation. Shanklin, with its popular beach and amenities, and picturesque Old Shanklin with its thatched roof-top shops and restaurants, are less than 5 minutes’ drive. For the outdoor enthusiast, walking, cycling, horse-riding, golf, fishing, sailing and birdwatching can all be found locally. Shop ½ mile.

Living room with electric ‘wood burner’. Well-equipped kitchen/dining room. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with TV. Twin bedroom with additional single bed (for +1). Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.


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2 Seabreeze Cottages in Freshwater, Isle of Wight, South East England

2 Seabreeze Cottages, Freshwater, Isle of Wight, South East England

Sleeps 5
Weekly prices from £248 to £ 0

Self catering accommodation in Freshwater sleeps 5.

Accommodation overview:

2 Seabreeze Cottages is a two bedroom property perched on a cliff hugging road, on the West of the Isle of Wight. Enviably positioned on this rugged coastline, the property boasts spectacular sea views.

Internally 2 Seabreeze Cottages has been furnished to a high standard, offering views of the English Channel from several rooms and from the balcony in the master bedroom. Externally the property benefits from a large furnished patio and a communal garden suitable for ball games.

Just opposite the property is Brighstone Bay- an unspoilt beach on the “Dinosaur Coast”.  Many fossils have been found here including well preserved footprints and even a skeleton! To truly catch a sight of this stunning coastline be sure to walk a stretch of the coastal path, this can accessed within 300 metres of 2 Seabreeze Cottages.

The village of Brighstone can be reached within a 15 minute walk or a short drive, here you will find a selection of amenities including a post office, pub, National Trust Shop, museum and a beautiful Norman Church.  

This beautifully unspoilt area of the Isle of Wight is a haven for walking, cycling and nature lovers. Watersport enthusiasts are also well catered for, with nearby Brook Bay and Compton Bay providing ideal conditions for windsurfing, kite boarding and paragliding.

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Living

  • Spacious open plan living/dining.
  • Furnished with a two seater sofa, two armchairs and an electric fan fire.
  • Features a futon that can accommodate the fifth guest.
  • Entertainment is provided by a 37” TV, VHS and DVD player.
  • A cot, high chair and stair gate are available for family bookings.
  • Benefits from access onto the patio.
  • The dining area consists of a pine dining table with seating for six.
  • Sea views from the dining area.
  • Night storage heater during winter months.

Kitchen

  • Modern kitchen with oven, fridge, washing machine and dryer.
  • Complete with a range of appliances including a microwave and kettle.

Sleeping

Bedroom one

  • Furnished with a double bed and bedside cabinets with lamps.
  • Complete with a fitted wardrobe and a chest of drawers.
  • Benefits from a small balcony with panoramic sea views.
  • Night storage heater during winter months

Bedroom two

  • Furnished with twin beds and a bedside cabinet with lamp.
  • Complete with a fitted wardrobe and a chest of drawers.
  • Benefits from a Velux window with sea view.
  • Night storage heater during winter months.

 

Bathroom

  • The bathroom consists of a wc, bath with shower over, wash basin and heated towel rail.

Outside

  • Off-street parking for 2 cars.
  • Balcony in bedroom one with panoramic sea views.
  • Furnished patio area complete with a barbecue and beach toys.
  • Communal garden.
  • Opposite the beach and coastal path.
  • Short walk to village centre.

Phone enquiries: 0844 704 4966

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Les Quatre Vents in Dungeness, Kent, South East England

Les Quatre Vents, Dungeness, Kent, South East England

Sleeps 6
Weekly prices from £404 to £ 897

Self catering accommodation in Dungeness sleeps 6.

Features include: Non Smoking • Multi Bath Shower • Pub Close By • Sandy Beach 5 Miles • Sea 5 Miles • Short Break • Ultimate • Pet Friendly

Accommodation overview: In the unique and magical location of Dungeness Les Quatre Vents sits in a completely private position off the beaten track and just a few minutes’ walk from the beach. Teeming with rare birds and plants Dungeness is a designated National Nature Reserve a Special Protection Area and a Special Area for Conservation. The landscape famously the setting for Derek Jarman’s lovely garden and the wartime ‘listening ears’ is punctuated with wooden houses iconic lighthouses power stations and gravel pits and crossed by steam trains of a miniature railway. The Romney Hythe and Dymchurch Light Railway terminates about 100 yards from the cottage. Fishing locally. Shop 1 mile tea rooms and pub 0.25 miles.

Accommodation details

All on ground floor: Living room with single day bed/dining area. Dining area/kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 1 double (4ft) with en-suite shower room (no toilet) 1 twin 1 single. Bathroom with toilet.

Phone enquiries: 0345 498 6152

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Meadow View in Crowhurst, East Sussex, South East England

Meadow View, Crowhurst, East Sussex, South East England

Sleeps 4
Weekly prices from £344 to £ 674

Self catering accommodation in Crowhurst sleeps 4.

Features include: • Multi bathrooms • Non smoking Near the Beach • Close to the Sea sleeps 4

Accommodation overview: Amidst beautiful rolling countryside in the heart of 1066 Country these four charming properties offer an ideal holiday base within easy reach of the myriad delights East Sussex has to offer. Set on the owners’ non working farm they lie just 3 miles from the historic seaside town of Hastings. Here visitors will find activities and attractions to suit all tastes and ages including the Stables Theatre numerous fascinating museums a unique marine life experience at Underwater World and deep in St Clements Caves dark tales of the town’s smuggling past. And high above the sea and the attractive Old Town there is glorious walking to be had within Hastings Country Park’s acres of ancient woodland heath and grassland and miles of dramatic cliffs and coastline.
Battle and its famous Abbey and museum are just a short drive and the ancient Cinque Port of Rye with its cobbled streets old smuggling inns interesting shops and galleries is only a little further afield as are the National Trust properties of Sissinghurst Castle and Gardens Bateman’s (a beautiful Jacobean house that was once the home of Rudyard Kipling) and the evocative moated medieval castle at Bodiam. The gorgeous gardens at Great Dixter the picturesque old town of Winchelsea Bexhill and Eastbourne are also all within easy reach. Riding fishing and golf can all be found nearby. Shop and pub serving food 2 miles.

Accommodation Detail

All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen area with tiled floor. 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet 1 twin with en-suite shower room and toilet. Beams throughout.

Phone enquiries: 0345 498 6152

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Alum Bay Cottage in Totland, Isle of Wight, South East England

Alum Bay Cottage, Totland, Isle of Wight, South East England

Sleeps 10
Weekly prices from £977 to £ 2295

Self catering accommodation in Totland sleeps 10.

Features include: • Pet friendly • Internet Access • Close to the Beach • Close to the Sea • Pub near by • Short Breaks • Games Room • Detached Property • Cottage

Accommodation overview: Beautifully located within 3 acres of private gardens, paddock and orchards, this spacious detached Victorian home is peacefully situated in a spectacular rural area with panoramic views over the surrounding countryside and western reaches of the Solent. Being set within an AONB, most of the surrounding land is National Trust, offering spectacular uninterrupted views over the sea and downland, including West High Down, Tennyson monument and Headon Warren - with its breathtaking views of The Needles. The holiday property makes an ideal choice for families, with plenty of indoor and outdoor entertainment, including badminton, croquet and other games. Although in a secluded area, amenities in Totland and Freshwater are only 5 minutes’ drive, offering shops, library, tea-rooms, indoor swimming-pool and pubs, and Alum Bay with its famous coloured sands, is about 15 minutes’ walk over the Downs. The historic sailing town of Yarmouth, set in the estuary of the River Yar, is about 10 minutes’ drive, and Colwell, Totland and the popular sandy beach at Compton are 5 minutes’ drive away. As well as the excellent walks from the house locally, there are also many tourist attractions to discover, including The Needles Park - one of the most popular attractions on the island, with chairlift, boat rides, coloured sands, lighthouse, amusements and glass making. Also within easy driving distance are Blackgang Chine, Ventnor Botanical Gardens, traditional pottery making, Calbourne water mill, various NT homes/gardens, vineyards, museums, wildlife centres, a zoo, pearl factory, Carisbrooke Castle, Osbourne House, Cowes/Yarmouth harbours. Outdoor pursuits include golf (nearby Freshwater), cycling, riding, sailing, fishing and diving. Shops 2 miles, pub a 1-mile walk over the Downs.

Large reception room with ornamental Aga, flagstone and part wood floor leading to well-equipped farmhouse-style kitchen with tiled floor. Spacious living room with wood-burning stove. Dining room with French doors. TV/play room with selection of toys, games, books and jigsaws. Boot room. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft brass bed and en-suite bathroom and toilet. Double bedroom with cast iron bed and wash basin. Two twin bedrooms, one with two additional pull-out beds (for +2). Bathroom with shower cubicle and bidet. Separate toilet.


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Chalk Pit Cottage in Sarre, Kent, South East England

Chalk Pit Cottage, Sarre, Kent, South East England

Sleeps 5
Weekly prices from £332 to £ 740

Self catering accommodation in Sarre sleeps 5.

Features include: Short Breaks • Multi bathrooms Near the Beach • Close to the Sea Open Fire or Wood Burner Stove Pub near by • Pets allowed sleeps 5

Accommodation overview: This charming cottage and its pretty garden sit at the end of a row in the little village of Sarre just a short drive from the myriad delights of historic Canterbury city (8 miles) and seaside Margate. Trips to France are easily accessible – both Ashford and Dover are under 20 miles away whilst Sissinghurst Gardens and fairytale castles at Bodiam and Scotney (all in the care of the National Trust) are a little further. Joss Bay provides a range of water sports and golf and riding are found locally. Shops 2.5 miles pub serving food 100 yards.

Accommodation Detail

Ground floor: Living/dining room with wooden floor. Kitchen. Conservatory. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double 1 single. Bathroom with bath shower cubicle and toilet. Second floor: 1 twin bedroom.

Phone enquiries: 0345 498 6152

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Grooms Studio Cottage in Lyminster, West Sussex, South East England

Grooms Studio Cottage, Lyminster, West Sussex, South East England

Sleeps 2
Weekly prices from £266 to £ 396

Self catering accommodation in Lyminster sleeps 2.

Features include: Short Breaks Non smoking Near the Beach • Close to the Sea Easy Walk access • Pub near by sleeps 2

Accommodation overview: Lying within the conservation area of Lyminster just 1.5 miles from Arundel and its magnificent castle and 3 miles from the beach at Littlehampton is this very comfortable stable conversion. In the grounds of the owners’ home it is ideally placed for exploring the south coast and has shared use of 1-acre lawns for outdoor games. Petworth House (NT) Amberley Chalk Museum Arundel (Wild Fowl Trust) and Wetlands Trust horse racing at Goodwood and Fontwell Park and the Roman Palace at Fishbourne are all within easy reach as are Chichester Portsmouth and the lively resort of Brighton. Lovely walking can be enjoyed on the South Downs close by. Shop and pub 0.5 miles.

Accommodation Detail

All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen/bedroom area with double bed. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Phone enquiries: 0345 498 6152

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Lanterns in Udimore, East Sussex, South East England

Lanterns, Udimore, East Sussex, South East England

Sleeps 4
Weekly prices from £281 to £ 559

Self catering accommodation in Udimore sleeps 4.

Features include: Short Breaks Non smoking • Detached • Wheelchair access • Near the Beach • Close to the Sea Easy Walk access Pets allowed sleeps 4

Accommodation overview: Situated on the ridge between the Brede and Tillingham valleys just 3 miles from the ancient Cinque Port of Rye this pretty detached cottage perfect for romantic weekends boasts a charming beamed interior and its own garden. Set close to the owner’s home it makes a delightful base from which to explore the many attractions of East Sussex. The nearby wetlands offer wonderful birdwatching and myriad footpaths afford lovely country walks. With its cobbled streets and beautifully preserved medieval Tudor and Georgian houses Rye is a delightful town seemingly almost untouched by time and where visitors will find interesting shops and eating places. Winchelsea Camber Sands and Hastings (10 miles) are a short drive. Golf fishing kite surfing and riding are nearby. Pub serving food 0.25 miles.

Accommodation Detail

All on ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed/dining area/kitchen with wooden floor. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet. Beams throughout.

Phone enquiries: 0345 498 6152

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