If you’re looking for a popular beach resort or just a cosy retreat by the sea, here are six of the best beach houses available to rent in Britain this summer.
1. Stylish and comfortable house with sea views in St Ives
3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8. From £800 per property per week
The house sits in a lovely garden with sun deck and boule court, has two large double rooms, both with sea views, and a good sized third room with two bunk beds. The master bedroom has a floor to ceiling ocean view window and en-suite shower room. Upstairs a large kitchen is the ideal spot for long lazy meals around the farmhouse kitchen table. A comfortable sitting room with plenty of family entertainment, board games, widescreen TV, DVD and video player, Wii and a selection of books and maps, completes the offering.
2. Fabulous waterfront estate with indoor pool and private beach, Falmouth
10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 27. From £3,000 per property per week
This fabulous waterfront home has a 200ft frontage to the Port Navas Creek on the stunning Helford River and its own private shingle beach, slipway, quay and dock. The country house is set in two acres of stunning, sub-tropical gardens and woodland and has a large west facing patio with glorious views of the creek. It features ten bedrooms, six bathrooms, a delightful games room with a snooker/pool table and complimentary wireless broadband. There is a fabulous private, heated, indoor pool and spa.
3. Beautiful 18th Century home on the Isles of Scilly
4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8. From £750 per property per week
A grand 18th Century Grade II listed family home with spectacular views of the Isles of Scilly archipelago. One of the finest locations on the islands, this historic house on the Garrison peninsula offers panoramic views of the sea and the other islands. There is a beautiful garden with direct access to a splendid rocky foreshore. The islands provide for a huge range of leisure activities and are ideal for family holidays, romantic getaways, nature lovers or activity based breaks for anyone interested in sailing, swimming, diving, riding, bird watching or walking. The house features a stately dining room with open hearth, an elegant sitting room with 160 degree sea views and two light and spacious twin rooms with dormer windows.
4. Stunning country house in 168 acres of coastal estate with private beach
7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14. From £1,680 per property per week
Llanlliana House is a beautifully renovated country house set in 168 acres of private estate in a designated area of outstanding natural beauty, which includes a private beach, coastal cliff top walks, St Patricks Island and the most northern point of Wales. The house is very secluded and just a five minute walk to the cove and Anglesey Coastal Path. It boasts seven bedrooms, so is ideal for large family holidays and special celebrations. Beautiful period details combine with an abundance of modern technology, while WiFi, iPod docks, Wii and a variety of games are also available.
5. Modern beachside house with private balconies and sea views, Aldeburgh
6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14. From £1,789 per property per week
Strafford House is one of Aldeburgh’s significant Grade II listed properties. Recently refurbished to a luxury finish and superbly equipped, it is ideal for a traditional family holiday or get together with friends. On the ground floor you will find a large sitting room with comfortable sofas, SKY TV and bay window overlooking the beach. There is a stylish dining hall with seating for 14 and double doors opening into the newly fitted, spacious kitchen and morning room. There is also a first floor drawing room for guests to relax and enjoy the sea views.
6. Idyllic seafront Georgian thatched cottage in Lyme Regis
3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6. From £660 per property per week
Located on the beachfront, just beyond the high tide wall, Madeira Cottage was built in 1818. With its distinctive bay windows it is frequently pictured on chocolate boxes! Perfect for all ages, its current owners have used this Grade II listed building as a treasured family retreat for ten years. With its low ceilings and gently sloping floors it still retains much original period charm which is enhanced by the simple antique furniture and tasteful furnishings.
You can rent these properties through holiday rentals website HomeAway.co.uk which now has more than 1,500 beach properties available. Prices quoted are per property per week and correct at the time of going to press.