With less than three months to go until the turkey goes in the oven, it’s time to book your coastal cottage while we’ve still got availability for the perfect Christmas by the beach.
Wake up on Christmas morning to the sound of waves lapping on the shore, spend the day strolling along empty beaches and breathing in the fresh sea air, then return to the warmth of your coastal cottage for fine food, festive cheer and quality time together in front of a roaring fire.
Enjoy the magic of the festive season at one of these wonderful Christmas cottages by the sea.
Lakeland Hideaway, Bouth, Cumbria
Best for: Couples
If you’re hoping for a romantic Christmas with your loved one, you couldn’t bag a more idyllic abode than this charming stone cottage squirrelled away in the Lake District. Luxuriate in your sleigh bed under beamed ceilings, soak in your freestanding bath, and snuggle up beside the log burner after long, scenic walks into the hills. Just four miles from Windermere and a short stroll from the village pub, this boutique hideaway boasts an incredible location teamed with authentic charm and elegant style made for two.
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The Castle, Thornham, Norfolk
Best for: Families
Enjoy a regal family Christmas in your very own castle boasting coastal views. While this detached property isn’t actually a castle, its turreted entrance gives it the appearance of one, and the stylish interior is fit for royalty, with its plush furnishings, character features and designer style. With Hunstanton and Brancaster beaches on the doorstep, you can work up a festive appetite exploring the stunning Norfolk coastline before unwrapping gifts beside the log burner, and if you want to visit a real castle, it’s only half an hour’s drive to Castle Rising Castle near King’s Lynn.
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The Wood, Salcombe, Devon
Best for: Large groups
Even Aunty Mildred and Great Uncle Fred can join the festive gathering at this impressive family pile overlooking stunning Salcombe. Pop the turkey in the Aga, crank up the carols on the Sonos sound system and lap up sea views from the inside and out, while the kids play table football and run wild in the garden. With direct access to the beach, no one’s got an excuse to dib out on a bracing Christmas dip, and if you do want to break out of your private wonderland, wander into the yachtie haven of Salcombe to catch wind of the festive cheer in maritime pubs.
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St Anthony’s Cottage, Porlock Vale, Somerset
Best for: A remote getaway
This sensational Somerset property on the edge of Exmoor National Park enjoys unobstructed views of Porlock Bay. It’s a wonderfully remote property, where you and your family can get away from it all for Christmas together by the sea. Take a stroll along the cliffs and then return and watch the whitecaps on the sea in this comfortable home warmed by a wood-burning stove.
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The Saltings, Southwold, Suffolk
Best for: Winter beach walks
Just a couple of hours from London, Suffolk’s beautiful coastline proves that you don’t have to flee far from the Capital to enjoy wild winter walks on pristine beaches this Christmas. Step outside your contemporary, wooden-clad beach house into the golden dunes of Gun Hill Beach, or strike out across Southwold’s beautiful marshes. Once your legs are worn out and your cheeks tinted with a rosy, wintery glow, you’ll have earned a festive feast served at your fancy dinner table. It’s the perfect Suffolk cottage by the coast.
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The Gables, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex
Best for: Luxury by the sea
As if waking up right beside the ocean on Christmas Day isn’t enough of a treat, Christmas comes with more than a stocking’s worth of gifts at this luxury beach house in West Sussex. Sip your festive bubbles in your private hot tub, play mini golf on your own five-hole course while you wait for Christmas dinner to cook, and soak up the serene sea views from the luxury living room while you’re trying to work out your next move in the obligatory Christmas charades.
Maes Teg, Pwllheli, Gwynned
Best for: Sight of snow-capped peaks
Here, you can stoke up the fire and relax in comfort while admiring panoramic views over Cardigan Bay in Wales. Located just one mile from the seaside town of Pwllheli, this modern holiday home is perfect for exploring the Llŷn Peninsula or venturing further afield to Snowdonia National Park. Enjoy the festive cheer in nearby pubs and restaurants or create your own Christmas magic in this wonderful property on the Welsh coast.
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