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Are these 20 of the coolest beach houses in the UK?

Published: 11th June 2019

Is being a stone's throw from the beach high on your list of priorities when looking for a holiday rental? If so, then we have a treat for you! We have handpicked 20 of the coolest houses on the beach in the UK. These include an off-grid beach hut in Devon, some architectural gems in the south east of England, a lighthouse keeper's cottage in Wales and a converted boathouse located in a secluded Cornish cove. Dive in to this CoolStays collection ....
Tresillian

Tresillian

Sennen - Cornwall

A warm, spacious and light farmhouse that's been lovingly restored, with wide sea views and a sheltered outdoor courtyard.

Sleeps 8

From 128/night

The Boathouse

The Boathouse

Manaccan - Cornwall

A beautiful, 6-bed boathouse in a secluded Cornish cove; off-the-beaten track and just a few steps from the shore

Sleeps 14

From 107/night

Osea Island

Osea Island

Maldon - Essex

Retreat to this stunning English island, perfect for big group celebrations, and only an hour from London.

Sleeps 42 (20 Manor House, 22 Captain's House)

From 1647/night

Shangri-La

Shangri-La

Waxham - Norfolk

Architect designed simplicity offers a modern twist on a traditional Norfolk beach house, just behind the dunes at Waxham beach.

Sleeps 6

From 176/night

House on the Beach

House on the Beach

Fishbourne - Isle of Wight

A beautiful, New England style house situated on its own private beach in a woodland setting close to Fishbourne and Ryde.

Sleeps 12

From 246/night

Blue Point

Blue Point

Whitstable - Kent

A stunning haven in the most amazing location right on Whitstable Beach that enjoys spectacular views across the water.

Sleeps 5

From 214/night

Stella

Stella

Marcross - Vale of Glamorgan

Soak up the sea views at Stella; your ideal lighthouse stay, with pretty villages to go pottering and sandy beaches to go swimming and surfing.

Sleeps 5

From 102/night

Sea Gem

Sea Gem

Camber - East Sussex

A contemporary, seafront pad on the stunning Camber Sands, with sensational sea views and an award-winning design

Sleeps 8

From 429/night

Rockfish St. Ives

Rockfish St. Ives

St Ives - Cornwall

Restored fishermans cottage in St Ives with a Scandi twist and views across Porthmeor Beach

Sleeps 8

From 170/night

Barford Beach House

Barford Beach House

nr. Bude - Cornwall

Head to the North Cornwall coast at Barford, a stunning holiday home for up to 16 people that offers sea views and luxurious living.

Sleeps 12 (+4)

From 600/night

Sound of Harris

Sound of Harris

Isle of Harris - Eilean Siar

Chic and contemporary mid century style holiday units, located in the remote splendour of the Outer Hebrides, a perfect retreat for just the two of you.

Sleeps 2 per unit

From 107/night

Hive Beach House

Hive Beach House

Burton Bradstock - Dorset

A stunning romantic bolthole right next to a sandy, shingle beach on Dorsets Jurassic Coast

Sleeps 6

From 200/night

Pentire Penthouse

Pentire Penthouse

Newquay - Cornwall

Enjoy the truly unique experience of Pentire Penthouse, a stylish apartment mixing contemporary and retro design that overlooks the renowned Fistral beach.

Sleeps 8 (+2)

From 300/night

Buddha Beach House

Buddha Beach House

Near Looe - Cornwall

Amazing Cornish beach house - sit in the hot tub and gaze at the stunning sea views

Sleeps 10

From 185/night

The Beach Hut

The Beach Hut

nr. Plymouth - Devon

Delightful off-grid South Devon beach hut in the most jaw dropping location with a hot tub, barbecue and its own private beach - The ultimate romantic bolthole.

Sleeps 2

From 275/night

Eco Luxury Beach Huts

Eco Luxury Beach Huts

Calshot - Hampshire

Two uber-stylish beach huts on the stunning Solent seafront, with solar power, sumptuous beds and views across the ocean...

Sleeps 5

From 90/night

Shingle House

Shingle House

Dungeness - Kent

Experience life on the edge in Kents most remote but intriguing corner. Shingle House adds modernity and architectural brilliance to Dungeness strangely addictive desolation

Sleeps 8

From 214/night

Saltponds House

Saltponds House

Mousehole - Cornwall

A stunningly styled cottage for four right by the sea in the charming Cornish village of Mousehole

Sleeps 4

From 142/night

Pitts Deep

Pitts Deep

Lymington - Hampshire

A remote, sea-front cottage hidden on the New Forest coast, where the secluded beach is a well-kept secret.

Sleeps 6 + 3 kids

From 300/night

Kiora

Kiora

Whitstable - Kent

Luxury beach-front house in the charming town of Whitstable; where glorious sea views and sunsets await.

Sleeps 8

From 229/night

Remember, CoolStays has many more amazing seaside stays, and it's almost impossible to pick our favourites, so do make sure you check out the full By The Sea collection here.

Author:
Claire Wills
Claire is the International Editor for CoolStays. It's her mission to scout the globe for new amazing places to show you. You can follow her on Twitter, @clairelewills

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