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Classic Cottages Most Popular Waterside Cottages in the UK

Whether it’s a cottage next to the shoreline or a cabin on the clifftops, there’s something quite therapeutic about being by the water. Classic Cottages have picked out a few of their most popular waterside escapes, perfect for that restorative getaway you’ve been dreaming of.


Sleeps six | Cornwall

Sitting within the fishing cove of Cadgwith, just moments from the glorious coast path, the charming Cornish cottage of Kinsale is ideal for a cosy winter hideaway or a summertime escape by the sea. Plus, you’ll find the welcoming pub, the Cadgwith Cove Inn, just a short stroll away – perfect for supper after a day of exploring.

Lighthouse Keep

Sleeps six | Pembrokeshire

Perched on the Pembrokeshire clifftops, Lighthouse Keep has never ending sea views (best enjoyed from the hot tub!), a secluded location, and plenty of coastal adventures to choose from, should you wish to explore.

The Linney

Sleeps four | Devon

Leave the city behind for a little while and spend a few days switching off at The Linney. Sitting on the hillside, overlooking the North Devon coastline, this cosy escape is just the place to unwind. And for those looking for adventures, you’ll find sandy bays, hidden coves, and rock pools within easy reach.


Sleeps two | Cornwall

For a waterside haven for two tucked away in the most idyllic of settings, Pippin is the perfect choice. Just a short stroll down to the tranquil beach, spend your holiday swimming in the sea, wandering along the coast path (stopping off at the award-winning pub, of course!) and paddle boarding around hidden creeks and coves.

The Shute

Sleeps six | Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight goes hand in hand with coastal bliss, and one such place to enjoy it is The Shute, a welcoming cottage with breath-taking coastal views. The garden is rather special, and the seafront is within easy reach for those shoreline strolls.

Captain Blake’s Retreat

Sleeps two | Cornwall

Tick a secluded clifftop escape off your bucket list with a stay at Captain Blake’s Retreat. The setting is wonderfully peaceful, there’s panoramic views of the water, and you’ll find quiet beaches just a wander away for lazy days on the sand and dipping your toes in the sea.

St Catherine’s House

Sleeps sixteen | Pembrokeshire

Situated literally steps from the shoreline, St Catherine’s House is the ultimate beachside escape. And with front row seats to golden sands and sparkling seas, you’re sure to while away many hours simply soaking up the incredible views and admiring the stunning sunsets.