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Holiday Cottages In The United Kingdom To Rent

Holiday Cottages in the UK

The UK is a land of contrasts; head away from major cities like London, Birmingham, Liverpool and you’ll quickly reach the stunning natural landscapes that characterise places like Cornwall, the Lake District, and Dartmoor. From amazing historic landmarks to exquisite restaurants, there’s so much to experience in the UK, and holiday cottages are a great choice if you want accommodation that offers quality and comfort while giving you the freedom to holiday on your own terms.

Picture a cottage and you’re perhaps thinking of a cosy little idyll, maybe a traditional terrace or former miner’s dwelling. These holiday cottages are great for year-round breaks, and are uniquely British. There are many kinds of UK holiday cottages available, including spacious modern lodges, pet-friendly barn conversions and even holiday cottages boasting their own hot tub or swimming pool – and yes they are normally heated!

What to do on your UK holiday cottage holiday

No matter where you travel to across the length and breadth of Britain, you’ll enjoy an unforgettable getaway. Head to the southern tip of the country and you’ll find some world-class beaches and a temperate climate. Cornwall boasts some exquisite strips of sand and surfing spots such as at Fistral Beach, or you head a little upwards to North Devon and discover one of the best sandy beaches in Europe, the stunning Woolacombe Beach.

Great beaches aren’t unique to Britain, but what marks this island out as special is its long history and the sheer number of fascinating historic landmarks scattered throughout the land. There are great castles all over the place, well over two thousand in Scotland alone! Prime examples include Conwy Castle in Wales, Stirling Castle in Scotland and Bamburgh Castle, located on the coast of Northumberland.

Beyond beaches and castles there’s so much more going on, from world-class arts festivals like the Edinburgh Fringe to miles upon miles of hiking trails, cycle paths, and mountains to climb. And what better way to enjoy the country than with a stay in your very own little castle? Check out the selection of great UK holiday cottages, available for all tastes and budgets.

United Kingdom Cottages

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    • Big Cottages - Excellent North Walsham Cottage S17566

    Excellent North Walsham Cottage

    Norfolk North Norfolk District North Walsham

    S17566

    Explore Norfolk direct from the doorstep with country lanes and cycling opportunities abound.
    Situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this detached holiday barn is ideal for exploring Norfolk. Direct from the doorstep, a network ...

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    • Big Cottages - Captivating Nympsfield Cottage S41537

    Captivating Nympsfield Cottage

    Gloucestershire Stroud Nympsfield

    S41537

    Complimentary Welcome Hamper
    A complimentary welcome hamper will be awaiting you on your arrival containing milk, tea, fresh coffee, bread, butter, eggs, juice, wine and cheese, along with other essential items to prepare a light snack or break...

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    • Big Cottages - Charming Whiddon Down Cottage S44796

    Charming Whiddon Down Cottage

    Devon West Devon District Throwleigh

    S44796

    Complimentary Welcome Hamper
    A complimentary welcome hamper will be awaiting you on your arrival containing milk, tea, fresh coffee, bread, butter, eggs, juice, wine and cheese, along with other essential items to prepare a light snack or break...

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    • Big Cottages - Gorgeous Sibton Cottage S41776

    Gorgeous Sibton Cottage

    Suffolk Suffolk Coastal District Sibton

    S41776

    Complimentary Welcome Hamper
    A complimentary welcome hamper will be awaiting you on your arrival containing milk, tea, fresh coffee, bread, butter, eggs, juice, wine and cheese, along with other essential items to prepare a light snack or break...

    Sleeps 24

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    • Big Cottages - Exquisite North Burlingham Cottage S41789

    Exquisite North Burlingham Cottage

    Norfolk Broadland North Burlingham

    S41789

    Complimentary Welcome Hamper
    A complimentary welcome hamper will be awaiting you on your arrival containing milk, tea, fresh coffee, bread, butter, eggs, juice, wine and cheese, along with other essential items to prepare a light snack or break...

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    • Big Cottages - Delightful Hollacombe Cottage S44754

    Delightful Hollacombe Cottage

    Devon Mid Devon District Yeoford

    S44754

    Complimentary Welcome Hamper
    A complimentary welcome hamper will be awaiting you on your arrival containing milk, tea, fresh coffee, bread, butter, eggs, juice, wine and cheese, along with other essential items to prepare a light snack or break...

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    • Big Cottages - Beautiful Tregony Cottage S41854

    Beautiful Tregony Cottage

    Cornwall Tregoney

    S41854

    Complimentary Welcome Hamper
    A complimentary welcome hamper will be awaiting you on your arrival containing milk, tea, fresh coffee, bread, butter, eggs, juice, wine and cheese, along with other essential items to prepare a light snack or break...

    Sleeps 10

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    • Big Cottages - Adorable Looe Cottage S136951

    Adorable Looe Cottage

    Cornwall Looe

    S136951

    A stunning, beautifully-restored Victorian house set in a small hamlet 5 miles inland from Looe and Polperro in South East Cornwall. Renovated to an extremely high standard this English country house has many original features including Delabol...

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    • Big Cottages - Charming Constantine Bay Cottage S42804

    Charming Constantine Bay Cottage

    Cornwall St. Merryn Saint Merryn

    S42804

    This attractively furnished, impressive and spacious house is ideal for a large family.  It has a huge lounge/dining room, extremely well equipped kitchen and a large garden.  Conveniently located 8 minutes' wal...

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    • Big Cottages - Exquisite Little Petherick Cottage S78213

    Exquisite Little Petherick Cottage

    Cornwall St. Issey Little Petherick

    S78213

    S78213 is a beautiful barn conversion in the little hamlet of Lower Halwyn, set in the stunning Cornish countryside, only a short distance away from the Camel Trail providing easy access to Padstow for keen walkers or cyclists. Lovely views ove...

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    • Big Cottages - Inviting Mawgan Porth Cottage S42881

    Inviting Mawgan Porth Cottage

    Cornwall Mawgan-in-Pydar Mawgan Porth

    S42881

    Situated on a working farm, S42881 is a converted milking parlour. There is plenty to do nearby - stunning beaches just a short drive away, coast path walks, sightseeing in Padstow or just sit back and enjoy the beautiful countryside.

    Slee...

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    • Big Cottages - Charming Wadebridge Cottage S80684

    Charming Wadebridge Cottage

    Cornwall Wadebridge

    S80684

    A luxurious holiday home located on the Hustyns Resort amongst 100 acres of beautiful gardens and woodlands. S80684 also includes the use of facilities such as indoor heated swimming pool, fitness centre and steam room to name a few. The proper...

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    • Big Cottages - Inviting Padstow Town Cottage S133318

    Inviting Padstow Town Cottage

    Cornwall Padstow

    S133318

    A classical Padstow family townhouse in an amazing location just a stone's throw from some of the best eateries in the country. Lovingly restored and maintained to a very high standard with an emphasis on traditional townhouse interiors evoking...

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    • Big Cottages - Captivating St Merryn Cottage S42644

    Captivating St Merryn Cottage

    Cornwall St. Merryn Saint Merryn

    S42644

    This delightful, cosy bungalow is located in a quiet close on St Merryn Park, only two miles from the beach which is one of a number along this stretch of coast much loved by families and surfers alike. For the more active, surfing equipment is...

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    • Big Cottages - Exquisite St Merryn Cottage S42642

    Exquisite St Merryn Cottage

    Cornwall St. Merryn Saint Merryn

    S42642

    This delightful modern, spacious cottage in the heart of St Merryn village close to pubs, wine bar, shops, takeaways and excellent restaurants. Stylishly furnished and beautifully finished to a high standard the cottage is also ideal ...

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    • Big Cottages - Inviting Padstow Cottage S42872

    Inviting Padstow Cottage

    Cornwall Padstow

    S42872

    Once a sail loft, Sailmakers is a modernised Grade II listed conversion to a beautiful family home.  The sail loft itself is now a spacious open plan lounge, kitchen and dining room with a bank of windows increasing the airy feel.  Lo...

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    • Big Cottages - Attractive Coverack Cottage S42974

    Attractive Coverack Cottage

    Cornwall St. Keverne Coverack

    S42974

    This traditional Edwardian villa is located in the popular seaside town of Coverack on the Lizard Peninsula in Cornwall. It is  just 50m to the beach and a short walk to the South West coastal footpath and in an Area of Outstanding Natural...

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    • Big Cottages - Tasteful Padstow Town Cottage S105330

    Tasteful Padstow Town Cottage

    Cornwall Padstow

    S105330

    This beautifully presented property in Padstow is the perfect family getaway. The house is bright and spacious and with three double bedrooms sleeps 5 in a spacious lay out. The front patio is a morning suntrap perfect for enjoying the first co...

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    • Big Cottages - Inviting Little Petherick Lodge S43060

    Inviting Little Petherick Lodge

    Cornwall St. Issey Little Petherick

    S43060

    A stay in this welcoming and spacious lodge is a sure way to unwind in peaceful countryside surroundings. Situated just 2 miles from the busy fishing port of Padstow with its choice of restaurants, pubs and shops. At the bottom of the hill in L...

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    • Big Cottages - Gorgeous Fowey Cottage S80432

    Gorgeous Fowey Cottage

    Cornwall Fowey

    S80432

    S80432 offers bright and modern holiday accommodation in a convenient location just a short walk down the hill to Fowey town centre and Readymoney Cove.

    Sleeps: 5
    Bedrooms: 3
    Beds: 1 x Kingsize (5'), 1 x Twin (3'), 1 x Singl...

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    • Big Cottages - Beautiful Wadebridge Cottage S42746

    Beautiful Wadebridge Cottage

    Cornwall Wadebridge

    S42746

    A modern comfortable detached home in a quiet residential area only 5 minutes' walk from the town - which offers a wide selection of places to eat, pubs, shops and a cinema - and the Camel Trail which provides a level walk beside the picturesqu...

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    • Big Cottages - Luxury Polruan Cottage S42930

    Luxury Polruan Cottage

    Cornwall Lanteglos Polruan

    S42930

    S42930 is a comfortable holiday home sleeping up to 6 people and with views of Fowey Harbour. The surrounding countryside is beautiful and this property is nicely located close to the coastal footpath. Polruan is a little fishing village which ...

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    • Big Cottages - Beautiful Constantine Bay Cottage S42844

    Beautiful Constantine Bay Cottage

    Cornwall St. Merryn Saint Merryn

    S42844

    Gorgeous impressive property, decorated with flair and imagination, features woodburning stove, large patio for al fresco dining and newly fitted kitchen and bathrooms. S42844 is situated in a very quiet spot on the Trevose Estate only a short ...

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    • Big Cottages - Inviting Bude Cottage S42994

    Inviting Bude Cottage

    Cornwall Bude-Stratton Bude

    S42994

    Located near the unspoilt village of Jacobstow in a lovely quiet rural location but only a 15 minute drive from Widemouth Bay, the ideal spot for surfing and family days out, and 20 minutes from Bude which offers a number of boutiques, shops an...

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