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510 Sq. Ft. Tiny Cottage on the Beach

I thought you might also enjoy this 510 sq. ft. beachfront tiny cottage that was originally built in the 1920s. Later it was somewhat abandoned for a few years so the new owners gave it a complete restoration while leaving it as original as possible.

Some of the unique features for this small beachfront cottage include clapboard siding, a stone chimney, an amazing porch, open floor plan, handmade furniture, and more (see below).

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Beachfront Tiny Cottage in England


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I really like the Spanish tiles in the kitchen and the stone fireplace is really awesome isn’t it?


The kitchen is simple but also looks very functional. The door you see in the photo above leads to the bathroom which was added onto the house but unfortunately no photos available of the inside of the bathroom right now.


The vaulted ceilings help it feel spacious and even more open. Notice above and below the large wood plank flooring.


Incredible views of the ocean right from the windows and of course from the porch too.


This tiny cottage now has a completely open floor plan which means even the bedroom is open to the rest of the home.


This makes it really fun and easy to cook breakfast in bed for each other, doesn’t it? 🙂


And- as you can see below- there’s a futon couch that converts into a bed so you can sleep more people (this is a vacation cottage).


Even though it is a vacation cabin, can’t you just imagine yourself living in it?

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  • Dawn Strait
    June 18, 2014, 1:49 pm

    Adorable! Priceless views!

  • Bruce CG Gallagher
    June 18, 2014, 2:03 pm

    What’s not to like!

  • Annie
    June 18, 2014, 2:21 pm

    Ok, this is my new most absolute favorite ever! Breathtakingly beautiful.

  • david
    June 18, 2014, 5:49 pm

    Too good. It’ll take me a while to recover from this one.

  • gale porras
    June 18, 2014, 7:14 pm

    This is exactly what a beach house should be, perfect in every way. Wish you could find one of these on the SC coast for a reasonable price. That’s my retirement dream ( hubby’s too!)

    • Cathy Young
      August 6, 2014, 10:53 pm

      I agree Gale, although i’m looking for something like this on the Delaware coast… would love to know restrictions in the US. I’m just beginning to plan for retirement and simple living is the perfect direction, but most people seem to own land already. I’d love to know about east coast small house communities; do they exist?

    • Donna D
      September 6, 2017, 9:43 pm

      I am here on the SC coast, waiting for Hurricane Irma to come and wipe us off the map. We were already flooded during the last two October storms; almost got it all repaired, and they are predicting huge storm surges and waves this time. My dream is a tiny house on a barge, that will rise and fall with the storm surges, and still have the beautiful view. Now if I could just find a tiny house builder that wanted to do that for me.

  • Susanne
    June 18, 2014, 7:56 pm

    Just adorable. Love every single thing about it. I would so live there! Oh YEAH!

  • Tiffiany Tate
    June 19, 2014, 8:26 am

    Most definitely I would live here. This has become one of my top three so far. Love it.

  • Duane Sherman
    June 21, 2014, 5:19 pm

    Wow. that would look great in the mountains of Co. Just need to add a lot of insulation. and a sky light. everything else is great.

  • Janey Lane
    June 23, 2014, 10:06 pm

    That has got to be the cosiest place ever. Everything is perfect about it. ( inside and out ). I would certainly live there year round.

  • Renee Chalfant
    June 23, 2014, 11:26 pm

    This is my #1…

  • Tom Steele
    June 24, 2014, 12:18 am

    I would love to stay there some stormy weekend. Not a hurricane mind you but just some weekend when the wind was a howling and the rain was a coming in sheets with a little lightening a flashing and the peals of thunder a rolling across the bay. And me and maybe an old dog snuggled up in that little bit of a cabin. Hope there is a generator for when the power is out. It would be a good place for a light house.

    • Bill Burgess
      August 7, 2014, 5:30 pm

      Funny you said Light House Tom. I am doing my next e-book on some of the light house designs for Park Model format on the 4FAthoms Design page.

  • Karen
    June 24, 2014, 9:14 am

    You bet I would live there. Our cottage is not much bigger than that 535 sq feet and it is more than comfortable for 2 people. Where is this location? I would love to plan a vacation there too!

  • INES
    July 30, 2014, 11:11 pm

    +_+_+_+ Can’t be better !!!!! +_+_+_+

  • Pat
    August 6, 2014, 8:12 pm

    Now this cottage by the sea is more like it! Absolutely breath-taking views, a modern cottage, and well kept! I’d live here in a heartbeat! Can you imagine waking up and looking out the window each morning! Wow!

  • Catherine
    August 6, 2014, 9:22 pm

    It’s just simply beautiful! I love the bed but would like just a teensy bit of privacy, but no biggie. I had an apartment with a murphy bed, and it was so uncomfortable–not like a bed at all. Love the stone fireplace but I wonder if the little wood burner is really big enough to heat the whole place when needed. The cast iron pots hung on the fireplace is brilliant, and everything looks so “homey”. Wonder how high the water comes at high tide and during a storm. What a fun place to stay–I’d do it in a minute.

  • AL
    August 7, 2014, 1:29 am

    I’d build a loft right over where the bed is…so therefore more room for the couch and chairs downstairs…i was thinking why was the fire place behind/part of the kitchen ..then i seen the table chair bistro type…i live it way it is :)..loft is must..and where the mirror is ..at little stair case 🙂 ..otherwise it’s awesome little comfy place to be!

    • Brenda
      October 1, 2014, 8:59 pm

      I also love this cottage. I need to get me a log cabin built by some of the guys that build tiny homes etc. This would be great if we put logs in place of the wood & a loft like you suggest , & I gotta have a tub in the bathroom. I want this so bad. I own a brick home in Va. but I need to move to MN. to be close to my baby girl, her husband & 2 grand babies. I just turned 68 & I ain’t gonna live forever. Someone Please help me. Thanks & God bless you, Brenda

  • Comet
    August 7, 2014, 11:04 am

    My seven year old grand daughter has decided that JUST US TWO are going to live in this place where our ancestors CAME FROM!

    Absolute perfection! The only thing I wondered about was the position of the two fire extinguishers right next to that LOVELY fireplace—but other than THAT minor quibble—I LOVE THIS!

  • Nat
    August 9, 2014, 5:54 pm

    I love this gorgeous little cottage. It’s the perfect size for one or two people and a dog. I could definately handle that location too!

  • Diana
    August 20, 2014, 2:57 pm

    Lovely layout… always enjoy looking at this little place by the sea 😉

  • pat kapsak
    August 21, 2014, 10:17 am

    Yes yes and YES ! In the woods by a lake ! Love everything about this !! thank you for sharing

    • Alex
      August 21, 2014, 10:22 am

      Thanks Pat glad you liked it 🙂

  • Ellen A.
    September 27, 2014, 3:54 pm

    The Christmas photo shows the warm character of this place to perfection. Charming! But first, one has to own a picturesque stretch of coastline…. 🙂

  • Rob the potter
    July 14, 2016, 5:16 pm

    Am echoing the other comments, but..WOW!…what a cool place and an amazing setting!…

  • Valerie
    June 18, 2017, 4:09 pm

    I could live there with much happiness. It is simple and SWEET!

  • Michael
    June 18, 2017, 11:28 pm

    Its charming and lovely. The huge covered porch, white interior and raised location which makes it more save when the sea gets nasty. Love it.

  • Patty
    June 19, 2017, 12:46 am

    This is the home with the most gorgeous views I think I’ve ever seen! The house is wonderful, too! Thank you.

  • Dolores Burke
    June 19, 2017, 3:16 am

    I would live in this tiny house in the summer. It is just gorgeous.
    My hubby and I and of course our two dogs would just love it. Then Mexico for the winter lol. No harm in dreaming!

  • Jeanne
    June 19, 2017, 10:59 am

    I would live here in a heartbeat. Looks just the right size. And so serene.

  • Laura York
    September 5, 2017, 4:05 pm

    YES! I wouldn’t move it one inch! I love this cottage and it’s location. It’s just what I’ve always dreamed of.

  • Gary Barnett
    September 5, 2017, 4:24 pm

    This cottage is just 4 miles down the coast from where I live in North Cornwall. It is possibly one of the most stunning locations in England. I have been in the cottage a couple of times and it is amazing, done so nicely. Not sure I would want to be in there during a wild winter night with the surge of the Atlantic on the door step.

  • Monica
    September 5, 2017, 6:19 pm

    You wouldn’t have to ask me twice! My bags would be packed no questions asked.

  • Carol Perry
    September 6, 2017, 5:57 am

    I could invision myself living in this beautiful cottage! Sitting on the porch having breakfast, smelling the ocean air, watching the tide come in! I can see myself sitting in front of that fireplace at night and enjoying the warmth it gives off! Cooking in the homey kitchen and enjoying dinner overlooking the ocean views from the dining room table! This cottage is sitting in a beautiful setting overlooking the ocean, the views from the cliffs above! What a wonderful location to have your home situated in! The home itself is just gorgeous! Thank You for sharing! I really enjoyed touring it!🦀🐟🐠

  • Curt
    September 6, 2017, 2:15 pm

    From the view of the back, you can see the bump out for the bathroom and fireplace. A slight modification could be a similar bump out on the other side and move the bed in there. Doesn’t even need to be a large addition, almost a sleeping alcove. Otherwise I would be happy there in the current location or maybe a nice forested glen in Vermont.

  • Bob W
    September 6, 2017, 2:37 pm

    Nice, very nice. Wondering how it is powered? Didn’t see any wiring on the outside and couldn’t detect any solar cells.

    Regarding the Fire Extinguishers hanging to the left of the wood stove. One is a container holding just pressurized water (you can tell by the way the hose is configured) most likely for the wood burning stove and the other is most likely standard A,B or A,B,C powdered baking soda content in case of a grease fire from the kitchen stove. Good safety features and most likely lowers their insurance costs for the place.

  • Linda Tracy
    September 6, 2017, 8:22 pm

    What I wouldn’t give to live here!!!

  • GenericUsername
    September 7, 2017, 9:58 pm

    This is what heaven looks like for me!

  • Donna Rae
    September 2, 2019, 11:37 pm

    This is adorable! I would like to find a way to have just a bit more counter space in the kitchen and I’d bring in a Murphy Bed. There are ones that are attached to a couch so you could have two couches during the day or a party and then turn one of them into a bed at night. I love the atmosphere and character of this little house!

  • Mary Ann
    September 6, 2019, 7:27 pm


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