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Best Coastal Areas to Rent a Cottage in the UK

By Andrew John Cocks | Cottages For Rent In Muskoka Area

Best Coastal Areas to Rent a Cottage in the UK

There are many places to rent cottages throughout the UK that will ensure you have a great holiday this summer. You may choose small quaint villages or in the middle of the countryside, but for this article we are going to look at some of the great coastal areas dotted around the UK that you can visit.


The Northumberland Coast is best known for it’s stunning castles, dramatic views and great beaches.

But renting a cottage along the coast will not only allow you to see the scenery, but you may even come across some endangered wildlife. According to experts, the Northumberland coastline is one of the best places to see some rare species.

Dotted along the coastline are some islands that are worth visiting, including Farne Islands and the Holy Island of Lindisfarne.

Walkers can explore the coast by taking the Northumberland Coast Path, which comprises of 64 miles that stretch from Cresswell in the South to Berwick upon Tweed in the North.


The coastline in Norfolk is stunning and you will find many spots along the beaches where it will feel like you have the area to yourself.

Miles and miles of sandy beaches will be available during your stay, combined with nature reserves like Snettisham and Titchwell you are likely to fall in love with the Norfolk coast.

South Devon

Visitors to South Devon can walk along any part of the 100 mile coastline thanks to the South West Coast Path that stretches from the Exe Estuary in the East to Wembury in the west. Obviously not everyone can walk the entire stretch so shorter mini walks can still allow you to see the amazing views at your own pace.

Exploring the coast lets you see some of the history behind the smuggling trade, see shipwrecks and take in some of the quaint fishing villages dotted along it.

Renting a cottage on the South Devon coast will allow you to participate in watersports, take in history, geology and culture, and is great for walking.

North Wales

The coastline in North Wales consists of around twenty miles of long sandy beaches that are broken by odd headlands. There is a main road that follows the coastline quite coastline and will provide access to the various resorts in the area.

Colwyn Bay is a modern seaside resort that features the usual attractions and amenities you would expect from a typical resort of this type, but they also have a zoo which is worth a visit.

Fans of medieval buildings should consider renting a cottage in Conwy, as there is a magnificent castle in the town. The castle is in great condition and interestingly the castle was built in the shape of a Welsh harp.

This article was written by Tom Sangers on behalf of Northumbria Cottages who offer great Northumberland Accommodation that are perfect for Northumbrian Short Breaks.

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