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Self Catering Holidays In The United Kingdom

Self Catering Cottages

Holiday in your own way and on your own terms; choose UK self catered cottages. From pet friendly properties to accommodation that’s bursting with character, the UK has some amazing cottages located in some incredibly stunning locations. Looking for something spacious and fully-equipped with all the mod-cons? No problem. Or how about a cosy hideaway that has a story to tell? You’re bound to find that idyllic little nook in no time!

For families that like to go with the flow, discovering the landscape on their own terms and shunning organised group tours to head off the beaten track at every opportunity, UK self catered cottages are the ideal accommodation. Rock up without a plan and start the adventure in your own little (or large if you prefer) home from home. Self catered cottages typically come with fully-equipped kitchens, big screen satellite TVs, and all those little touches you expect from a home from home.

What’s best about UK self catered cottages?

There’s something quintessentially British about holiday cottages. Picturesque and romantic, these lovely properties are tailor made for an unforgettable break, and each one has its own character, and perhaps even one or two stories to tell! (Yes, some are ‘haunted’, apparently!) With features like wood burning stoves, heated swimming pools and hot tubs, UK self catered cottages might enjoy some off-the-beaten-track locations, but they certainly aren’t lacking in luxury finishes, making them ideal for honeymoons and extra-special romantic getaways.

Of all the advantages that self catered cottages have to offer, you really can’t beat the amazing locations. From rustic lodges located in the Lake District to cosy little farm cottages in picturesque towns like Dorchester, opting for cottage accommodation opens up the entire UK countryside for you and your family to enjoy and discover. If you love hiking or cycling, you’ll find many top-notch properties right by the UK’s miles of paths and cycle trails. If days by the sea is more your thing, there are some stunning properties dotted around Cornwall and the South Coast.

Shape your next holiday exactly how you want it choose a unique holiday cottage that goes beyond the norm and enjoy an unforgettable experience in some of the UK’s most amazing locations.

United Kingdom Cottages

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    • Big Cottages - Gorgeous Llandeilo Cottage S70069

    Gorgeous Llandeilo Cottage

    Carmarthenshire Llansawel


    S70069, originally a stable on the Edwinsford Estate and set in a group of similar properties, has been converted to a peaceful dog-friendly cottage, just north of the village of Talley in the beautiful Carmarthenshire countryside, about 10 mil...

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    • Big Cottages - Splendid Whitstable Cottage S13680

    Splendid Whitstable Cottage

    South East Kent City of Canterbury Whitstable


    Just yards from the beach and with sea views from the first floor living room, this is the perfect seaside location.

    S13680 lies just yards from the beach, accessed by a private single lane to the front of the house, with glorious unin...

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    • Big Cottages - Splendid Robin Hood's Bay Cottage S24579

    Splendid Robin Hood's Bay Cottage

    Yorkshire and the Humber North Yorkshire Scarborough District Fylingdales Robin Hood's Bay


    Original features and a farmhouse kitchen help define the character of this spacious property which is close to Whitby.
    Steeped in history, this imposing, detached holiday cottage dates back to 1888 and was originally the residence of a form...

    Sleeps 10

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    • Big Cottages - Superb Seahouses Cottage S14682

    Superb Seahouses Cottage

    Northumberland North Sunderland Seahouses


    Bungalow style property attractively decorated and well equipped, in a good position being only a few minutes from the harbour at Seahouses.
    This stone built, semi-detached holiday bungalow sits within a cul-de-sac, only a few minutes walk f...

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    • Big Cottages - Inviting Tintagel Cottage S20824

    Inviting Tintagel Cottage

    Cornwall Tintagel


    Elegant house close to the centre of Tintagel, a short walk to the coastal footpath with Bodmin Moor and the Camel Trail nearby.
    This spacious, Edwardian semi-detached holiday property is elegantly furnished and has a sunny rear garden ideal...

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    • Big Cottages - Wonderful Nefyn Cottage S22306

    Wonderful Nefyn Cottage

    Gwynedd Nefyn


    Lovingly restored holiday home with wood burning stove and fantastic views over Caenarfon Bay. Close to beaches along the coast and the mountains of Snowdonia.
    In an elevated position, 400ft above sea level, this 400-year-old detached cottag...

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    • Big Cottages - Superb Chulmleigh Cottage S19027

    Superb Chulmleigh Cottage

    Devon North Devon District Chulmleigh


    An ideal base for guests wanting to relax, adventure or even fish in and around the surrounding beautiful area.
    Use of professional all-weather tennis court. This delightful, Grade II listed barn conversion is situated in a quiet country lan...

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    • Big Cottages - Cosy Broadstairs Cottage S59194

    Cosy Broadstairs Cottage

    South East Kent Thanet District Broadstairs


    Equipped with a games room and two gardens, this holiday property is very spacious, and a fantastic holiday base for the whole family!. S59194 is a detached, spacious holiday property in Broadstairs. Boasting four bedrooms, two bathrooms (one a we...

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    • Big Cottages - Attractive Brora Cottage S24326

    Attractive Brora Cottage

    Highland Brora


    Traditional cottage within walking distance of harbour and beach, Castle of May and Dunrobin Castle easily reached.
    Within walking distance of the beach and picturesque fishing harbour, this very comfortable, traditional holiday cottage sits...

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    • Big Cottages - Exquisite Ballater Cottage S126993

    Exquisite Ballater Cottage

    Aberdeenshire Ballater


    Nestled amongst stunning grounds, you’ll be encompassed by peace and tranquillity whilst staying at this quaint cottage.
    Blissfully set on the Glenkindie Estate, an active sporting and agricultural estate, these four lovely properties ...

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    • Big Cottages - Captivating Freshwater Cottage S14262

    Captivating Freshwater Cottage

    South East Isle of Wight Freshwater


    Situated in a superb area with many top attractions, this single-storey property enjoys beautiful surroundings and an enclosed garden.
    This beautifully presented coastal bungalow is in a lovely, quiet location in the West Wight, a stone&rsqu...

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    • Big Cottages - Inviting Chulmleigh Cottage S19039

    Inviting Chulmleigh Cottage

    Devon North Devon District Chulmleigh


    Small Tarka Line railway passes this detached cottage, in the beautiful Taw Valley, 2 miles of fishing is available, and Barnstaple easily accessible.
    This detached holiday property, formerly a mill house, is located in the beautiful Taw Val...

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    • Big Cottages - Captivating Newton Abbot Lodge S19374

    Captivating Newton Abbot Lodge

    Devon Teignbridge District Newton Abbot


    S19374 is a wonderful lakeside retreat set within its own traditional Devonshire meadow.
    S19374 is aptly named, situated by the lakeside and boasting an idyllic retreat. The lodge is within its own acre and a half meadow. Enjoy the peaceful ...

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    • Big Cottages - Stunning Happisburgh Cottage S60168

    Stunning Happisburgh Cottage

    Norfolk North Norfolk District Happisburgh


    In a quiet countryside setting, yet only 2 miles from a beach, this terraced property is the perfect base for a relaxing holiday.
    Within 2 miles of the beach, peacefully tucked away along the North Norfolk coast, surrounded by open countrysi...

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    • Big Cottages - Adorable Newquay Apartment S132844

    Adorable Newquay Apartment

    Cornwall Newquay


    A luxury apartment close to Fistral Beach.
    All on the ground floor.
    Open plan living space.
    Living area: With Freeview TV, double sofa bed and patio doors leading to balcony.

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    • Big Cottages - Luxury West Lulworth Cottage S132911

    Luxury West Lulworth Cottage

    Dorset Purbeck District West Lulworth


    A modern and spacious house superbly elevated to give stunning countryside views.
    50 steps to entrance.
    Ground Floor:

    Living/dining room: With wood burner, 42" Freesat TV and DVD player.

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    • Big Cottages - Exquisite Kingsand And Cawsand Cottage S70836

    Exquisite Kingsand and Cawsand Cottage

    Cornwall Maker-with-Rame Cawsand


    This holiday property lies in a central position with the beach literally on the doorstep, making it perfect for both family and couples alike.
    Nestled in the idyllic little seaside village of Kingsand, this holiday cottage sits just a stone...

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    • Big Cottages - Cosy Shanklin Cottage S132966

    Cosy Shanklin Cottage

    South East Isle of Wight Shanklin


    S132966 is a large, renovated Victorian house just a short walk from a sandy Blue Flag beach. Ground Floor:
    Living room: With Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Kitchen/dining room: With double...

    Sleeps 10

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    • Big Cottages - Wonderful Whitwell Cottage S132977

    Wonderful Whitwell Cottage

    South East Isle of Wight Niton and Whitwell Whitwell


    A beautiful converted dairy, with views across Stenbury Downs.
    Ground Floor:
    Living/dining room:
    With Freesat Smart TV and French doors leading to garden.
    Kitchen: With electric oven, electric hob,...

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    • Big Cottages - Splendid Coldstream Cottage S135758

    Splendid Coldstream Cottage

    Scottish Borders Coldstream


    This cottage is a great base for exploring the Scottish Borders, and has the added bonus of a pub just 20 yards away.
    Ground Floor:
    Open plan living space.
    Living area: With 50" F...

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    • Big Cottages - Lovely Swansea Cottage S127559

    Lovely Swansea Cottage

    City and County of Swansea Castle Swansea


    For the perfect beach holiday look no further! Just yards from two sandy beaches, one of which is great for your faithful four-legged friend.
    This lovely terraced, three-storey property has been renovated to a good standard with fabulous vie...

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    • Big Cottages - Stunning Wooler Cottage S14727

    Stunning Wooler Cottage

    Northumberland Wooler


    Part of a cluster of farm buildings renovated to provide excellent accommodation for groups. Fantastic onsite facilities include pool and games room.
    "A gracious manor and cottages of mellow stone .
    . between history-steeped hills and ...

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    • Big Cottages - Gorgeous Haverigg And The National Park Coast Cottage S18594

    Gorgeous Haverigg and the National Park Coast Cottage

    Cumbria Copeland District Haverigg


    Set close to an award winning beach, this cottage provides excellent walking opportunities within a place soaked in history.
    Coastal village location. Just a two minute walk from this cottage brings you to a harbour and award-winning sandy b...

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    • Big Cottages - Tasteful Abersoch Cottage S41290

    Tasteful Abersoch Cottage

    Gwynedd Llanengan Abersoch


    An apartment within an Edwardian villa, commanding beautiful views across Cardigan Bay and to the mountains of Snowdonia.
    Situated in the fashionable and lively coastal resort of Abersoch, Aberafon offers comfortable family accommodation on ...

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