8 cottages next to England's best beaches to book this summer

Laura Hampson
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Porthminster Beach in Cornwall was named as one of the best in the UK by Tripadvisor earlier this year (Tripadvisor)
Porthminster Beach in Cornwall was named as one of the best in the UK by Tripadvisor earlier this year (Tripadvisor)

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With lockdown continuing to ease, and self-contained accommodation stays allowed in England from next week, we’re more than ready for a holiday.

While foreign holidays are still shelved, this summer we’re banking on a staycation instead - especially one near the sea.

Read more: Do you live near one of the best beaches in Britain? Here’s the top 50 for 2021

Last year, English staycations saw a boom in popularity thanks to the pandemic and the same is expected this year, but luckily there are still some stellar spots available.

After revealing the best beaches in the UK earlier this year - which featured Bournemouth Beach as one of the world's best, while Cornwall’s Porthminster Beach and Perranporth Beach as well as Yorkshire’s Filey Beach were named among Europe's best - Tripadvisor has now pinpointed the holiday cottages still available to book in Dorset, Cornwall and Yorkshire this summer.

Bournemouth Beach Boutique, Dorset

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(Tripadvisor)

Near: Bournemouth Beach, Dorset

With room for 20 guests, this three-storey townhouse is an ideal spot for larger group or family gatherings. Plonked near Bournemouth Beach, inside there’s an eclectic collection of artwork, upcycled furniture and a bespoke dining table. When you’re not sunning at the beach, there’s a large hot tub in the courtyard to sink into.

From £476 per night | Book here

Chine Hideaway, Dorset

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(Tripadvisor)

Near: Bournemouth Beach, Dorset

While Chine Hideaway may sleep three, we think it’s better as a romantic hideaway for two. Just three minutes from the beach, it boasts an open plan living space, modern kitchen and a comfy lounge. The master bedroom also has patio doors opening onto a private garden complete with a BBQ.

From £178 per night | Book here

Read more: Bournemouth named one of the best beaches in the world for 2021 by Tripadvisor

27 The Terrace, Cornwall

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(Tripadvisor)

Near: Porthminster Beach in St Ives, Cornwall

Nestled above Porthminster beach, with stunning views overlooking the beautiful waters of St Ives, this Georgian house is the ideal option for those looking for a B&B. With eight ensuite bedrooms to choose from, there is free onsite parking, a private walled garden with sun terrace, and it's only a two minute stroll into town.

From £163 per night | Book here

The Old Salthouse, Cornwall

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(Tripadvisor)

Near: Porthminster Beach in St Ives, Cornwall

As its name suggests, The Old Salthouse was converted in 1962 from a pilchard curing cellar and seine loft to a studio apartment that is now a cosy oasis. Located in the heart of the old fisherman's quarters of St Ives, there’s a private parking space right next to the front door (a rarity in St Ives) and Porthmeor Beach is just along the road too.

From £120 per night | Book here

Trecarne, Cornwall

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(Tripadvisor)

Near: Porthminster Beach in St Ives, Cornwall

A six bedroom double-fronted Victorian house overlooking St Ives, Trecarne has space for up to 13 guests. Here, there’s two lounges, vibrant decor and sea views from most of the rooms. There’s also three bathrooms and a private garden as well.

From £399 per night | Book here

Read more: Are day trips currently allowed in the UK? Rules for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

Templeton, Cornwall

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(Tripadvisor)

Near: Perranporth Beach, Cornwall

This modern country abode sleeps up to eight people and is just a short walk from the golden sand (and pet friendly) Perranporth Beach. Besides its four large bedrooms, there’s also a terraced garden, sun terrace, charcoal BBQ and a fully-equipped kitchen at your disposal.

From £318 per night | Book here

Bourne End House, Yorkshire

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(Tripadvisor)

Near: Filey Beach, North Yorkshire

With a private onsite pub (yes, really) and hot tub this grand holiday home sleeps up to 16 people. Here, you can pull your own pints and have a game of pool or table football before retiring to your spacious and light-filled bedroom.

From £496 per night | Book here

Dale Farm, Yorkshire

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(Tripadvisor)

Near: Filey Beach, North Yorkshire

An 18th century farmstead just 15 minutes from Filey Beach, Dale Farm is packed with character. It’s made up of an eclectic collection of snug glamping cabins in the woods with cosy log burners, a pretty cottage, an airy apartment and two bright studios to choose from.

From £127 per night | Book here

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