Holiday self-catering accommodation close to the sea

Self-catering holiday cottages in South of England

The South of England has a lot to offer visitors; much of the country’s stunning scenery is located around the region, including home county areas of Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Hampshire as well as the Victorian seaside towns on the south coast in Sussex with sandy coves and pebble beaches. If you’re unsure where to stay, our South England tourist information pages have plenty of useful information about the location, historic significance, fun things to do and the best tourist attractions, sporting activities, local events and transport routes, helping you build the perfect itinerary for family getaways or romantic breaks. Huge savings can be made for last minute availability.

Popular high season holiday periods command higher rental rates - but last minute deals will be highlighted.

Danny Cottage Alfriston East Sussex

Danny Cottage, Alfriston, East Sussex

Bedrooms: 3 (1 double, 1 twin, 1 single + pull out bed). Sleeps: 5/6. Alfriston. Short breaks, Nov - Mar. Pets welcome. 3 miles to the sea. Great walks on South Downs. Traditional English thatched country cottage.

This charming, 16th century ex National Trust thatched cottage is situated in its own private garden with lovely views only half a mile from the pretty village of Alfriston and just 3 miles from the sea. The area is rich in history and there are many places of interest and family attractions to...

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Dorothy's Cottage Bexhill on Sea East Sussex

Dorothy's Cottage, Bexhill on Sea, East Sussex

Bedrooms 3: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single. Bexhill-on-Sea. Short breaks (3 nights minimum). Up to 2 pets allowed. Cycling, boating, fishing, golf, swimming, sailing, and riding close by

Dorothy’s cottage is a beautiful red brick cottage in the historic seaside resort of Bexhill-on-Sea. Over a hundred years old, the cottage has period features, and gardens to the front and back. Bexhill-on-Sea is surrounded by the magnificent countryside and coastline of East Sussex, an area...

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Kilbirnie Bosham West Sussex

Kilbirnie, Bosham, West Sussex

Bedrooms: 5 Sleeps 10. Located in historic village of Bosham. West Sussex Coast. Family friendly holiday home close to the sea, sailing and watersports.

Located in the charming village of Bosham, Kilbirnie sits on the approach to the harbour, at the centre of this well-known village. An idyllic location with lots of opportunity to sail or simply explore the local area. Bosham is very close to Chichester and the weald and downland of West Sussex. The...

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Dymchurch holiday home, Kent

Dymchurch Detached Bungalow, Dymchurch Romney Marsh, Kent

3 bedrooms, sleeps 5, Bathroom with shower bath. Holiday house by the sea on Kent coast - minutes from beach and minutes from Dymchurch town centre. Near Hythe and Rye. Pets welcome. Storage for bikes in garage.

Perfect for a beach and summer holiday in Kent - with sandy beaches where dogs are welcome. A coastal self-catering cottage in a spectacular position near the beach in Romney Marsh, on the South East Coast, Hythe only 4 miles away.

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superior converted barn in Kent with coastal views

Connetts Farm Holiday Cottages, Sheerness, Kent

3 apartments with 2 bedrooms (sleeping up to 4) in South Barn + 2 large 3 bedroom apartments (sleeping up to 6 ) in North Barn. Sheerness, Kent. Large parties sleeping 24 could rent them all. Sorry no pets

5 self-catering apartments in Kent with coastal views over the Thames Estuary - a wonderful barn conversion on a 100 acre working family owned farm in Sheerness. Easy access to London if desired. Fishing, bird watching and fossil hunting on the beach are very popular holiday activities here. Wind...

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The Annexe, Shanklin, Isle of Wight

Small luxury cottage in Apse Heath, near Shanklin with 1 bedroom, sleeps 2. Pets welcome. Enclosed Garden / Patio, Pub within 1 mile, Short Breaks All Year.

Open countryside views from this delightful cottage, Osborne House, home of Queen Victoria and Carisbrooke Castle easily accessible.

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Rent a house in South England

Holiday cottages in South England are available in all parts of this vast region taking in London, Sussex, Berkshire, Kent and Home Counties. Large country houses, quaint English cottages, seaside cottages and slick city loft apartments are among the accommodation choices. There is so much to see and do in South England, whether you want to travel around or stay in close proximity to your cottage. Think of The south of England and 'The White Cliffs of Dover' spring to mind - and there are miles of beaches to explore, historic houses, cathedrals and castles to visit. Also well known for English wine growing in the region - you can visit a vineyards and interesting wildlife parks too. Chessington World of Adventure is one of the largest theme parks with Zoo, The iconic Brighton Pier is a terrific seaside adventure and the 'Brighton Lanes' are terrific for shopping. Close by and for smaller children Eastbourne Miniature Steam Railway Adventure Park is worth a visit, there is also a pier and a fabulous promenade and bandstand by the sea and the Sky Lark boat offers day trips sailing in the sea along the coast. Be sure to bring a bucket and spade and your swimming costume!

Self-catering is the perfect way for a family to enjoy privacy combined with excellent facilities in a fabulous, scenic setting. And importantly, they provide a great affordable, alternative to hotels or bed and breakfast establishments.

South of England has superb transport links - with the channel tunnel - cross channel ferries, International airports and high speed rail links - not to mention the brilliant roads. if you are touring UK you are sure to spend sometime here – there’s truly something for everyone in the South of England.