A staycation in a luxury coastal cottage is the ideal escape for those who cannot resist the lure of the sea? With rolling waves, sandy beaches or rocky coves sprinkled with rock pools, coastal holidays provide an escape from the day to day. To whet your appetite, we’ve picked out a few most inviting coastal cottages to inspire you for your next dog friendly break.
Spindrift, Luxury Coastal Cottage, Praa Sands, Cornwall.
Sleeps: 6, Bedrooms: 3, Bathrooms: 2, Pets Allowed: 2
With views stretching across the beautiful Cornwall Coast at Praa Sands, Spindrift coastal cottage offers luxury self-catering accommodation with contemporary style.
A raised deck, complete with bubbling hot tub is the perfect spot to relax and unwind with your dog (and friends and family too). The shimmering white sand beneath and beautiful blue sea beyond are truly breathtaking and can be enjoyed from the deck at Spindrift whilst enjoying an early breakfast or enjoying the last of the sunshine on a balmy evening.
The modern interior boasts sumptuous armchairs and sofas, perfect for relaxing whilst curled up in front of a flickering woodburner. At the end of a great day, you can enjoy a blissful night’s sleep in one of the welcoming and comfortable bedrooms.
Spindrift coastal cottage is perfect for all the family, a great bucket and spade holiday. Praa Sands is dog friendly in the quieter months but with scenic walks available from the nearby South West Coast Path, you and your four-legged friend can enjoy what must surely be some of the most scenic walks in Cornwall.
Available to book from Coastal Cottages, this is definitely one for your bucket (and spade) list.
3 Goodrington Lodge, Paignton Devon.
Sleeps: 4, Bedrooms: 2, Bathrooms: 2, Pets Allowed: 2
Perfectly positioned on a popular part of the English Riviera, 3 Goodrington Lodge is a beautiful, elevated ground floor apartment boasting stunning coastal views across Goodrington Boating Lake and sea beyond. Clean and contemporary, this luxury coastal cottage is blessed with large patio doors leading onto a delightful balcony overlooking the onsite pool and gardens – the ideal spot for a morning coffee or chilled glass of wine in the evenings.
Goodrington’s sandy beach is perfect for walks with your dog and splashing around in the waves. Colourful beach huts decorate the sands. The nearby boating lake offers great fun for all the family who can take to the water in a relaxing swan boat or make a splash with a bumper boat.
Paignton provides the perfect location for exploring The English Riviera and is conveniently close to the nearby towns of Brixham and Torquay with their boutique shops and harbourside cafes.
West Winnowing – Yarmouth and surrounding villages, Isle of Wight
Sleeps: 5, Bedrooms: 3, Bathrooms: 1, Pets Allowed: 1
Those seeking a relaxed, more rural escape with their dog will surely find tranquillity in the peaceful village of Niton, 10 miles from the lovely seaside town of Ventnor. This coastal cottage dates back to the mid 1800s. The traditional and quaint exterior belies the beautiful, contemporary interior. Offering a large garden with decking areas, it benefits from spectacular views across the Isle of Wight’s Southern coastline at St Catherine’s point.
This coastal holiday location is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. You and your dog can enjoy coastal and cliff-top walks. For the energetic, why not try a variety of surfing activities including wind surfing and kite surfing. Cycling and horse riding are also popular within the area and for the creative amongst you, how about the opportunity to relax with a spot of pottery painting.
The nearby Buddle Inn, dates back to the 17th century and serves a delicious selection of meals throughout the day. A dog-friendly destination, they’ll be assured of a warm welcome.
Palomino Cottage Isle of Wight
Sleeps: 2, Bedrooms: 1, Bathrooms: 1, Pets Allowed: 2
A quaint cottage forming part of a small collection of holiday cottages at Brook Farmhouse, Palomino Cottage, was once part of a stable block which has now been exquisitely renovated into a small but perfect formed coastal cottage for a welcome break for you and your dog.
This light and airy coastal holiday home offers open-plan living accommodation with plenty of charm and character. Fresh, white-painted walls are the perfect backdrop for floor to ceiling windows and doors overlooked by beautiful, wooden beams. Double doors lead onto a welcoming patio area, a delightful spot for an alfresco meal or glass of wine in the evening. The farm cottages also benefit from a large, privately enclosed, garden with adventure play area.
Take to the outdoors and you are surrounded by miles of footpaths, perfect for exploring with your dog and beautiful, unspoilt scenery and stunning coastline – there are more than 20 beaches around the island. The Isle of Wight has an abundance of tea rooms, country pubs and quality restaurants alongside beachside cafes – the perfect destination for those seeking adventure or the chance for some welcome rest and relaxation.
Piper Cottage – Norfolk
Sleeps: 4, Bedrooms: 2, Bathrooms: 1, Pets Allowed: 1
Piper Cottage is nestled in the heart of a picturesque village, perfectly positioned opposite a local pub and a short 20 minute walk across the local golf course to a beautiful beach.
This quaint cottage is very characterful with elegant furnishings and offers plenty of ambience with its original beams, thick stone walls and a cosy wood burning stove. The cottage is set on three floors and comprises of a relaxing sitting room, 2 lovely bedrooms and a beamed kitchen. Outside you can relax with your dog in its pretty terraced garden.
Nearby there are plenty of pubs, restaurants, shops and galleries in Thornham and Old Hunstanton to explore. Don’t forget to pack your walking boots, golf clubs and lead.
Westgate Cottage, Holme-next-the-Sea, Thornham & Holme-next-the-Sea
Sleeps: 10, Bedrooms: 5, Bathrooms: 3, Pets Allowed: 2
Westgate Cottage is situated in the quiet but popular village of Holme-next-the-Sea in the beautiful coastal county of Norfolk.
This beautifully restored flint cottage has plenty of personality. It offers the full package with a woodburning stove, traditional beams and stable doors. The airy open plan family room oozes natural light for all the family to relax and unwind, spending a night by the inglenook fireplace. The cottage is set on three floors with 5 beautifully furbished modern bedrooms. On the ground floor, French doors lead out towards the terrace and large garden, perfect for your furry friend to stretch their legs.
Be sure to embark on a quick walk to the village pubs, restaurants and shops. Or you can also take some time out to visit the nearby golf course or sandy beaches. With day trips on offer to Holkham there are plenty of wonderful sights to see.
Coppet Hall Lodge, Saundersfoot, Pembrokeshire, Wales
Sleeps: 6, Bedrooms: 3, Bathrooms: 3, Pets Allowed: 2
Coppet Hall Beach enjoys the perfect position for making the most of life in the great outdoors. With beautiful golden, sandy beaches stretching in front and woodland behind there are plenty of walks for you and your four legged friend to enjoy.
This beautiful coastal cottage has all the ingredients for the perfect family holiday – light, airy and exquisitely furnished. Cosy up in front of a woodburning stove in the snug and lounge for a quiet night in or cook up a storm in the thoroughly modern kitchen.
Coppet Hall Lodge is conveniently placed with easy access to the Pembrokeshire Coast Path and bustling harbour village of Saundersfoot. Be sure to take time out to explore the historic tunnels along the Tramway that lead to Wisemans Bridge and Stepaside.
Saltmarshes, Thornham & Holme-next-the-Sea
Sleeps: 6, Bedrooms: 3, Bathrooms: 2, Pets Allowed: 1
Saltmarshes is the perfect holiday home for families, birdwatchers and those keen to enjoy the peace and beauty of the North Norfolk coast. This traditional cottage offers three bedrooms and sleeps up to six guests. The cottage also boasts a large enclosed garden enabling your pup to explore safely.
The coastal cottage is located in the popular holiday village of Holme-next- the-Sea where you can enjoy a light bite or refreshing drink in the family friendly White Horse pub.