Britain’s Best Coastal Walks

With summer in full swing why not make the most of the weather and take a walk along one of Britain’s best coastal paths?

cottages4you is launching its third beachcombing campaign, and this year we’re encouraging people to enjoy everything that Britain’s beaches have to offer. Beachcombing consists of searching the beach for washed up items, the perfect pastime for some summer holiday fun. What’s more, it’s free and can be done at any beach whatever the weather!

cottages4you has got a wide range of properties perfectly placed to enjoy walks along some of the UK’s most stunning scenic routes. So for walking and beachcombing, whatever takes your fancy, take a look at our selection below for a beachcombing break with a difference.

Formonthills Farm- But ‘n’ Ben, Leslie, Fife


Property reference: 19129

This charming 200 year old rural property is privately set within 220 acres of Woodland Trust land and surrounded by the Fife Regional Park. With magnificent views of the surrounding countryside to the Firth of Forth and wonderful walks from the doorstep, this is an undiscovered gem.

Fully modernised and furnished, this property makes an ideal base for exploring the Fife coastal path or for a peaceful retreat. The property offers easy access to all areas of St Andrews and its renowned array of golf courses, excellent theatres and good variety of shops, all within 30 minutes’ drive.

Blue House Cottage, Elsdon, Northumberland


Property Reference: MNV

Set in the heart of the historic village of Elsdon, within the Northumberland National Park, this unique and beautifully presented cottage overlooks the village green: rumoured to be one of the largest in England, with its 13th-century church and 15th-century pele tower.

This is a wonderful touring area with easy access to the Craster to Dunstaburgh coastal walk, as well as the Borders, Kielder Water and Hadrian’s Wall all within easy reach.

Mill Pool View, North Elmham, Norfolk

Property Reference: CXF

Elmham Mill stands in a stunning location, straddling the River Wensum. Mill Pool View lies on the second floor with a wonderful view of the mill pond, gardens and surrounding countryside.

Guests can relax in the shared grounds or find a quiet spot along the riverbank for a picnic; an ideal place to enjoy the abundant birds and wildlife. Centrally located for exploring the North Norfolk Coast, Norfolk Broads and fine City of Norwich, all within an hour’s drive.

Mallows, Seaford


Property reference: 25697

This welcoming holiday property is only a quarter mile from Seaford, a quaint seaside resort located at the foot of the South Downs (now designated a National Park). There are superb walks close by with plenty of wildlife and birds, and Brighton is only 20 minutes by train.

The Seven Sisters Country Park, South Downs Way or Paradise Park are all within easy reach, as are the far reaching views and coastal walks along Beachy Head. Golf, riding, hang-gliding and wine-tasting can also all be enjoyed nearby.

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