Luxury UK Beach Houses

Luxury UK Beach Houses

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Not normally associated with high end beachfront accommodation, the UK is home to a surprising number of high spec holiday homes overlooking some of the best beaches in Europe. Avoiding the added expense of flights to mainland Europe, more and more holidaymakers are looking closer to home for their much awaited summer break and with the vast selection of beachfront cottages and beach houses to choose from, you won’t be disappointed. From Wales and Scotland to Cornwall and the Isle of Wight, the UK really does have some of the best self-catering beach rentals available for hire. Whether you’re planning a romantic escape for two to Devon in the South West of England or a group holiday with friends to Camber Sands in Sussex, the level of quality and attention to detail will please the most discerning of travellers.

From large contemporary beach houses with modern kitchens, spacious living rooms wired up with the latest technology and outdoor decks with hot tubs to renovated period homes with stylish décor, luxury bathrooms and superb seafront locations. Creature comforts tend to include widescreen TV’s, high end sound systems, iPod docking stations, DVD players; some properties are even decked out with movie rooms and projectors. Other features you’ll discover include pool tables, swimming pools and sauna rooms; the whole idea being to ensure maximum comfort and a memorable experience. If you really want the five star opulence to continue then many properties offer additional services that include child minding, grocery shopping and even your very own private chef with waiting staff on hand for those planning a celebration banquet.

There are a number of specialist websites that list a comprehensive selection of luxury beach houses to rent in the UK, some that offer live availability and online booking putting you directly in touch with the owner or manager of the property. The majority of the beach houses are available for luxury short breaks or can be hired for a week at a time and can be secured by paying a deposit in advance. The UK is one of the most popular places in Europe for holidaymakers travelling with pets and with so many dog friendly beaches dotted along the coastline it’s no surprise that property owners are ensuring their beach rental accommodation is geared up to accept pets. Nothing is sure to please your faithful hound more than staying in a large beach cottage next to the beachfront.

Sailing into Dover as Viewed from St Margaret's-at-Cliffe
UK Beach Housesantonychammond / Beach Photos / CC BY-NC-SA

It’s becoming more and more popular for groups of friends or large families to rent self-catering group accommodation on the beach rather than staying in a hotel, which generally means eating in restaurants substantially adding to the cost of your holiday. Many luxury beach houses sleep from eight to ten guests in complete comfort with a few specialist group cottages sleeping up to 20 guests. It works out more economical per head to rent large beach rentals plus there’s the advantage of complete privacy, sort of like your own home away from home not having to conform to set meal times, coming and going as you please. So if you’re planning a beach holiday in the UK for you, your partner or the family and you like the sound of uninterrupted sea views, direct beach access and a luxuriously appointed beach house this summer, what are you waiting for?