6 Awesome Weekend Beach House Rentals

weekend beach house rentals

Beaches? The UK? Many outsiders don’t necessarily perceive the United Kingdom as the ideal beach holiday destination, but there truly are some awe-inspiring beaches in the UK, and although we’re not lauded for them, being an island nation, our coastlines are littered with some of the most beautiful in the world. From Woolacombe Beach in Devon, England to the north and south coasts of Cornwall, all the way west to Portstewart Strand, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland. There’s an incomparable beauty that our beaches have to offer. Being a self-catering accommodation listings site, we’ve put together 6 of our current favourite weekend beach house rentals across the UK.

Weekend Beach House Rentals In The UK


Trevigue Cottage (North Coast)

This wonderful and homely luxury cottage on the 200-acre farm at Trevigue is set in a magnificent location on the north Cornwall cliffs close to Crackington Haven, just yards from the spectacular coastal footpath.

Trevigue is rich in history, being a farm since before the Norman Conquest and mentioned in the Doomsday book. The farm is tenanted from the National Trust for the last 40 years and extends to 200 acres. It has three miles of stunning coastline with impressive cliffs and the lovely, unspoiled Strangles beach, the haunt of smugglers in times past and more recently of the famous author, Thomas Hardy.

Trevigue Cottage is on one side of the main farm and enjoys great views over the valley and rolling farmland beyond. It is a tranquil spot to enjoy a holiday. The cottage itself is warm, welcoming and has an abundance of charm. It is a comfortable place to relax and unwind after any type of day, be it a day on the beach or a blustery walk along the coast. One of the many great weekend beach house rentals!

Upper Tresulian (South Coast)

A Cornwall apartment by the beach with sea views. It has some of the most dramatic views of any property in St Mawes. It is just 50 yards from Tavern Beach and just a short walk from the beautiful harbour on a quiet private road with the benefit of a private parking space. Tresulian is an incredible place for a holiday in this idyllic south Cornwall village.

The Tresulians are just about in the heart of the village, just 50 yards from Tavern beach. Located on a quiet, private road, this apartment boasts stunning views across Falmouth Bay. Furthermore, the views of the mouth of the Percuil River are simply breathtaking. Access the property by way of a set of steps through a tiered garden. Moreover, the entrance to upper Tresulian is at the rear of the property. Right at the top of a flight of stairs.

Upper Tresulian also has a private garden with a table and chairs. It is at the rear of the property which has sea views – perfect for reading a novel come the early evening.


The Penthouse

Another one of our favourite weekend beach house rentals! Just gather your family and friends and arrive in style at this luxurious penthouse with hypnotic sea views. A perfect place to relax, unwind or enjoy a night out.

Enjoy the high life from the top floor, overlooking the spectacular sea view horizon. This is what we call luxury. Soar to a great height in this gorgeous seaside penthouse apartment.

Soak in the gorgeous décor and views, you can then venture out. Put on your trainers, hop on your bike, or pack those golf clubs! Experience an activity-filled holiday along this breathtaking coastline.

Folkestone and Sandgate have plenty of places for dining out, so bring those glam rags! Stroll to the famous Rocksalt or enjoy good old-fashioned entertainment at Leas Cliff Hall. Alternatively,  host your friends to a heavenly meal at a dazzling height.


Y Granar

This five-star cottage in Abersoch on the Llŷn Peninsula is full of traditional features. In essence, it has a true feeling of luxury. Just 1 mile from the lively yet laid-back village of Abersoch with its beach, water sports, coastal walks, restaurants pubs and shops, this location really is unparalleled.

The Llŷn Peninsula, known for its beaches, coves, bays and small and friendly, picturesque villages. In addition, is within easy travelling distance to larger towns such as Caernarfon, Pwllheli, and Porthmadog. This property dates to the 1800s and is truly charming.


Two the Crescent

Two the Crescent is a spacious Georgian style home overlooking the beach. It is close to the town centre of Cromer in North Norfolk. Ideal for a family holiday, Cromer with sandy beaches has many other attractions. These include a multi-screen cinema, golf course, museums, cycle hire, and a theatre at the end of the gorgeous pier.

It includes a fully enclosed high walled rear paved courtyard with lighting. Furthermore, tables and chairs for ten people, a gas barbecue, and drinks fridge are present. Ideal for entertaining.

Northern Ireland:

Belle Isle Castle

Technically not on the sea, but on an island on the shores of Lough Erne, Fermanagh.  This is an extraordinary castle, with its beautiful decoration, antique furniture, and fine paintings. It offers elegant and comfortable accommodation for up to 16 people. This one’s for big families, looking for an equally extravagant holiday. The Grand Hall, a vast banqueting room with its own minstrels’ gallery, seats 65 guests. This could also be an amazing place for a staff year-end party/getaway.

Belle Isle is a massive estate spread over eight picturesque islands, located on the northern part of Upper Lough Ern. Inhabited since the 12th century and bought in 1991 by the Duke of Abercorn. The Castle is now a vibrant working farm offering a wide range of attractive self-catering accommodation. The modernisation of the Castle, dating from 1680, was completed in 1993. Thereafter, the Coach House, followed by the farm courtyard, were then skilfully converted to provide comfortable, linked holiday cottages. Treat yourself to a mystical stay in the heart of Northern Ireland.

At Stays, we have hundreds of weekend beach house rentals available. No matter where in the UK you’re looking to visit, we have a place, at the best price.

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