Holiday in a stylish beach house this summer

From sun, sand and surf to a brisk dog walk exposed to the elements, a break by the beach is always welcome no matter what the season. So what better than to kick back and relax in a rental cottage brimming with beach style. If you love sailcloth fabrics and white painted wood, restful pale blues and wooden sea birds; here are some of our top property picks for a cool coastal holiday:


Lower Goosewell

This dog friendly property sleeps 6, has a sandy beach only 100m away and keen golfers will be pleased as it is literally a stone’s (or golf ball’s) throw from Thurlestone Golf Course. The South West Coast Path is virtually on the doorstep and there are plenty of interesting villages, towns and beaches within an easy drive. So if you want luxury with all the modern comforts of home then you need look no further, as Lower Goosewell Cottage will provide a fantastic base for your beachside holiday.


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This cosy, seafront fisherman’s cottage sleeps 4 in two bedrooms but is also perfect for a romantic break.  You’ll wake up to the sound of waves lapping onto the pebble beach plus a fantastic sea view from the bedroom window. The décor is modern and bright with a fitting, nautical theme. The South West Coast Path runs right past the front door, so whether you want some serious hiking or simply fancy a stroll along the seafront, we’re sure you’ll enjoy a holiday in Sail Cottage.


Longfield study view

For larger parties wanting to make the best of a beach holiday, Longfield is a great choice. This stylish property sleeps 14 and features a games room, tennis court, helipad and breath-taking sea views across to neighbouring Burgh Island.  The nearby beach at Bantham is well known for surfing and is very family friendly with a large expanse of sand at low tide. Whilst dogs are restricted in high season, they are allowed on certain parts of the beach all year round.  The house itself is beautifully furnished with some inspired beachside touches and we’re certain that you will truly relax in the tranquillity of this stunning home.

LUNDY, Salcombe:

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This luxurious, contemporary house sleeps 8, and is a short walk to the centre of the bustling, waterside town of Salcombe. From here it’s a quick ferry ride over to the golden sandy beaches of East Portlemouth. Lundy has all the luxury and mod cons you need with a calming colour scheme and beachside décor. The property has a spacious and airy feel, with an incredible view of the estuary from the living room; perfect for unwinding after a long day on the beach.


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This three bedroom, Grade II listed property may be slightly further from the coast but it still encompasses beach style.  Sleeping 5, it is set in the heart of the unspoilt village of Dittisham on the banks of the River Dart, which is the perfect spot for messing about on the river. You can take ferries to nearby Totnes and Dartmouth or just across the water to Agatha Christie’s former home, Greenway. Meadow View Cottage has been recently refurbished with bright, coastal colours and welcomes dogs, making it a great destination for family holiday.

HARBOUR WATCH, East Portlemouth:

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If you’re looking for somewhere to host a large coastal get together, Harbour Watch sleeps 12 and is right on the water’s edge with its own private beach. If you can drag yourself away from the golden sands and fabulous views, it’s only a short ferry hop across the estuary to trendy Salcombe, which is filled with boutique shops, pubs and eateries. This luxurious property oozes seaside chic, and offers the perfect escape from the daily grind.

21 TALLAND, Talland Bay:

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This seaside styled modern property sleeps 7 and is part of a luxury complex on the South Cornwall coast. Set in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it offers contemporary living and fantastic communal facilities including a heated swimming pool, gym, sauna and bar. The property itself has a hot tub, a range of games for children plus a log burner for those cooler evenings. Add to that its stylish coastal décor, and we’re sure you’ll enjoy your seaside stay at Talland Bay.


The White House sitting room

Perched on a promontory overlooking the beaches of both Torcross and Beesands, The White House sleeps 8 and has been stylishly renovated. Retaining character features alongside a more modern feeling kitchen and dining space, the house also has terraces to the north and south, perfect for al fresco dining. From here you can take the short walk down into the village of Torcross or follow the coast path to Beesands and Start Point. With unbeatable sea views from the south facing bedrooms, the décor takes advantage of the beachside location using a bright, coastal palette.

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