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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 - Bembridge Drive

    Bembridge Drive

    Kent Shepway District Lydd Dungeness

    S168219

    This lovely property is in a perfect location for a traditional seaside holiday, great for families who want to be near the beach.
    First Floor:
    Living room:
    With gas fire and Smart TV.
    Dining room: With ...

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    • Big Cottages - Miller'S Cottage

    Miller'S Cottage

    Devon East Devon District Beer

    S24566

    100 yards from the natural suntrap of Beer’s pebbly beach, beautiful walks on the coastal path to Branscombe, Sidmouth, Lyme Regis and Seaton.
    100 yards from the lovely sheltered pebbly beach of Beer, a natural suntrap, this traditiona...

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    • Big Cottages - The Nook

    The Nook

    Cumbria Allerdale District Bassenthwaite

    S126985

    Ideal for a family, this charming cottage is conveniently located to explore the stunning scenery of the Lake District National Park.
    The Nook is ideally located on the edge of the Lake District National Park, perfectly placed to explore the...

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    • Big Cottages - Wild Goose Cottage

    Wild Goose Cottage

    Cumbria Eden District Alston

    S18279

    Formerly the home of a farm labourer, this cottage is within easy reach of Hadrians Wall, Hexham, Newcastle, Ullswater or Keswick.
    Stunning conversion. Set in a quiet area just off the cobbled main street in Alston, this terraced holiday cot...

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    • Big Cottages - Achadh nam Blath

    Achadh nam Blath

    Highland Aviemore

    S73223

    Spacious, well appointed and just minutes from the town centre with almost instant access to tennis and squash courts and an 18-hole Championship golf course.
    Situated in a delightful small development near the edge of the vibrant town of Av...

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    • Big Cottages - Higher Dux

    Higher Dux

    Devon Torridge District Holsworthy

    S50063

    Discover the Devon countryside and coast from this property, located just 7½ miles from the golden sands of Bude and Widemouth Bay.
    Nestling within glorious Devon countryside, close to the breathtaking North Cornish Coast, you will fi...

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    • Big Cottages - Church House

    Church House

    Warwickshire Stratford-on-Avon District Whatcote

    S93313

    Nestled in idyllic Wirksworth, Church House boasts a beautiful blend of old and new, and is ideal for families wanting to explore Derbyshire.
    Nestled in Wirksworth, a lovely Derbyshire market town, you will find Church House. It is one of th...

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    • Big Cottages - Mill Pond Cottage

    Mill Pond Cottage

    Dorset Purbeck District Wareham

    S19925

    Enjoy fishing, walking, riding and golf in the Piddle Valley, just 8 miles from Lulworth Cove.
    Ground Floor:
    Kitchen/dining room:
    With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer and ceramic tiled f...

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    • Big Cottages - Dandelion Cottage

    Dandelion Cottage

    Durham Bishop Auckland

    S77518

    Walkers and cyclists will love this location, or for those who enjoy some retail shopping, the city of Durham is just 30 minutes’ away.

    Hidden away in the stunning countryside of County Durham, Dandelion Cottage is the perfect pl...

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    • Big Cottages - Cairns House

    Cairns House

    Highland Kirkhill

    S59542

    Cutting clean through Scotland’s Great Glen from Inverness to Fort William, the Caledonian Canal covers 60 miles in length and is one of the greatest waterways in the world. The most famous section of water that forms part of the Caledonian Canal...

    Sleeps 55

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    • Big Cottages - RIVERVIEW - CVM

    RIVERVIEW - CVM

    Norfolk Broadland Wroxham

    S17725

    Nautical themed cottage, with river side views and motor launch, Norwich close by, Cromer and Sheringham easily reached.
    The Boathouse has been built to a nautical theme and has been equipped to the highest standard, offering excellent holid...

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    • Big Cottages - Bullfinch Cottage

    Bullfinch Cottage

    Herefordshire Leominster

    S78612

    This semi-detached barn conversion is in a beautiful rural location and is ideal for walkers and cyclists.
    Set in a quiet location just inside the county of Herefordshire, these three attractive properties (refs UKC1505, UKC1506 and UKC1507)...

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    • Big Cottages - The House On The Green

    The House On The Green

    South East Oxfordshire West Oxfordshire District Chipping Norton

    S15690

    A three-storey home decorated with quality furnishings. In a quiet location yet within walking distance of all amenities in Chipping Norton.
    Set in the Cotswolds AONB, on the edge of the historic market town of Chipping Norton (‘Gatewa...

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    • Big Cottages - Galena

    Galena

    Lake District Cumbria Eden District Glenridding

    S18466

    Super location within woodland and a SSSI. Teaming with wildlife but just a short stroll from amenities at Glenridding.
    Conveniently set among the woodland on the edge of the village of Glenridding, this detached Lakeland cottage stands in a...

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    • Big Cottages - Stable Cottage

    Stable Cottage

    South East Hampshire East Hampshire East Meon

    S14087

    Light and spacious barn conversion, with miles of scenic walks in the Meon Valley, South Downs within easy reach.
    Amidst beautiful rolling countryside and farmland, set in the grounds of the owner’s farmhouse within a working farm, Dra...

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    • Big Cottages - The Stables

    The Stables

    Norfolk South Norfolk District Diss

    S25786

    There are many attractions in this area to suit all ages, including Banham Zoo and Bressingham Steam Museum, or stay on site and enjoy use of the games room.
    Nestling in a delightful rural setting, these two holiday properties, one a traditi...

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    • Big Cottages - Florence Garden Apartment

    Florence Garden Apartment

    Herefordshire Hereford

    S79790

    This first floor apartment is within walking distance of Hereford town centre so you can leave the car behind and explore the area on foot, bicycle or by train.
    An ideally positioned, first floor apartment in a quiet, residential area within...

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    • Big Cottages - Apartment 3

    Apartment 3

    Cotswolds Gloucestershire Cotswold District Cirencester

    S16169

    Visit the picturesque villages of Bibury, Chipping Campden and Snowshill from this deligthful holiday apartment.
    "Set in the spectacular Cotswold Water Park, these exclusive apartments enjoy unsurpassed setting of lakes, wetlands and grassla...

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    • Big Cottages - The Gearings - UK3163

    The Gearings - UK3163

    Northumberland Bamburgh

    S84705

    This first floor apartment is perfect for couples or a family wanting to explore beautiful Northumberland and its stunning coastline.
    Spindlestone Mill is nestled in a tranquil setting, situated just over a mile inland from the stunning coas...

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    • Big Cottages - The Griffin

    The Griffin

    Lake District Cumbria South Lakeland District Broughton in Furness

    S18365

    This very attractive 1672 coaching inn, is in the heart of Broughton-in-Furness, and is perfectly placed for outdoor pursuits.
    This holiday property is situated in the heart of the historic, 11th-century village of Broughton-in-Furness, whic...

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    • Big Cottages - Sunnyside

    Sunnyside

    Yorkshire and the Humber Bradford Haworth, Cross Roads and Stanbury Haworth

    S81135

    Sample the boutiques and tea rooms of Ilkley, take a train to Leeds, or tour the Dales - the choice is yours!. This magnificent, stone-built, end-terraced cottage can be found within easy walking distance of the popular town of Ilkley, which boast...

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    • Big Cottages - Weets Cottage

    Weets Cottage

    Yorkshire and the Humber Lancashire Pendle District Barnoldswick

    S41996

    Visit Bronte Country, Yorkshire Dales, Ribble Valley and the Forest of Bowland (AONB). Further afield, you can visit Manchester or Leeds.
    Located on the outskirts of Barnoldswick, Weets Cottage is ideal for couples and small families who lov...

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    • Big Cottages - Finchairn Cottage

    Finchairn Cottage

    Argyll and Bute Lochgilphead

    S80272

    A wonderfully remote cottage bringing out the true ’get away from it all’ destination to life.
    Ederline is a family owned working hill farm of around 13,000 acres of some of the most breathtaking scenery in Argyle and Bute. Finch...

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    • Big Cottages - Riccal Dale Cottage

    Riccal Dale Cottage

    Yorkshire and the Humber North Yorkshire Ryedale District Helmsley

    S81133

    Ideal for a holiday at any time of the year, this property lies in the perfect location with a range of attractions for all ages nearby.
    Converted from 18th-century stone farm buildings, Riccal Dale Cottage is one of four characterful and ch...

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