About Beachside Holiday Cottages

We are a family of five.  All three of our children love beaches and we set this website up because mum and dad love staying in different holiday cottages and sometimes the children simply insist there must have be a beach close by when we go away.

Just like the old cliché of a hotel offering sea views … from a single loft room … if you crane your neck, many unscrupulous cottage owners insist the beach is ‘just a very short drive away’ when it is actually half an hour.

We own self catering holiday cottages in Northumberland which are half an hour’s drive from our favourite beach.  Our cottages are beautiful and they are located in a fantastic place for a holiday, but we can’t and won’t list them on this website because they are not by any stretch of the imagination next to the beach.

In late 2013 we created The Cottage Cooperative, which has a number of websites like this one to help guests find exactly the type of cottage they are looking for.  Cottages listed on our websites are owned by like-minded members who abide by a genuine code of advertising standards and are committed to offering a high quality of service.

For this reason there will never be hundreds of cottages on this website, but as members must agree to our standards before advertising, you should enjoy more peace of mind when booking.  We may well not yet have a cottage of the size you require in the area you want, but please check back soon as vetted membership is growing slowly but surely.

All of the cottages in the Beachside Holiday Cottages collection are listed on the strict understanding that it takes no more than ten minutes to get to the beach.  The cottage is that close to the beach or it simply isn’t – it’s not rocket science.

So we hope you find the cottages listed here are situated in the exact location you need to ensure you enjoy a sandy, pebbly, salty, seaside break!

Gemma & Tim

Founders of The Cottage Cooperative and proprietors of Burnfoot Holiday Cottages.