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A cottage offers the quintessential holiday - quiet and relaxation coupled with home comforts (and mod-cons), character and charm by the shovel, and the liberty to do and eat as and when you want that comes as part of a self-catering experience. There are cottages everywhere across the UK, Europe and beyond just waiting to be discovered by holidaymakers - in locations from rugged West Wales and the islands of Scotland to the rolling fields and hills of France and Italy and the southern coast of Spain - and all those we offer are guaranteed to ensure a stay with a minimum environmental impact.

Discover what you can do on a cottage holiday in one of the UK's most popular destinations, Cornwall and find out about eco-friendly cottages on the Emerald Isle in Irish travel writer Catherine Mack's list of top green holidays in Ireland, and her green holiday recommendations in England and check out what cottages made the Green Travel List.

The beautiful exterior of Old Rectory

The Old Rectory, St Juliot, Cornwall

A fantastic, family-run historic house surrounded by beautiful gardens in the Cornish countryside. Meet a wide variety of friendly farm animals and enjoy home cooked meals made using ingredients sourced from the walled kitchen garden.
From £90 Prices include breakfast.

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Garden House eco barn at Cranmer Country Cottages

Cranmer Country Cottages, Norfolk, England

These award-winning self-catering converted barns are a great base from which to explorer the stunning north Norfolk coastline. All heating and water comes from the site's own renewable resources. Luxurious and green with tennis courts and pool.
5 twins/doubles 4 singles

Week - Coot Cottage sleep 2 + cot from £475.00, sleep 6 Avocet from £945.00, Sleep 6 luxury Garden House from £1020.00

Boutique hotel Strattons Norfolk luxury hotels

Strattons Hotel, Swaffham, Norfolk, England

Bohemian 14-room country hotel in the market town of Swaffham. It's a Grade II-listed Queen Anne villa with canopied four-poster beds, open fires, stripped wooden floorboards and an award-winning restaurant serving mostly seasonal, organic food.
14: 7 doubles/twin, 5 suites, 2 self catering eco lodges

Per night for 2 adults sharing doubles from £133

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Alltybrain Farm Cottages Brecon Beacons Wales

Superb self-catering cottages for two and friendly, comfortable farmhouse bed and breakfast. Situated in peaceful farmland with extensive views of The Brecon Beacons and surrounding countryside.
B&B : 1 dbl, 1 twin, 1 family, 1 king; cottages sleep 2-4

from £40.

Howlugill Farmhouse and Barn

Howlugill Barn, County Durham, England

A 17th-century farmhouse with a contemporary touch in the Durham Dales & the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Luxurious, affordable accommodation: great for walkers, travellers, bird spotters and anyone who loves the great outdoors.
Two double bedrooms and one twin bedded room

From £220

Merryfields Barn from front gardens

Merryfields Barn, Crickhowell, Brecon Beacons, Wales

A 4* quality barn with stunning views of the River Usk, Black Mountains and historic Crickhowell town. With oak beams/floors in the bedroom, a heated limestone floor downstairs, walk-in shower and Japanese square bath.
1 King-size double bedroom and 1 twin bedroom

Prices for renting the barn vary from less than £50/night to between £375 and £795 per week.

Exterior of Beechenhill with big chickens enjoying the grounds

Beechenhill Farm, Peak District, England

A cottage and B&B in a truly beautiful place - an organic dairy farm looking south over a green wooded valley. Go for wonderful walks, discover villages and glorious views and return to bask in a wood-fired Swedish hot tub under the stars.
6: 2 doubles, 2 twin/doubles, 1 twin, 1 family

B&B £80 min 2 nights. Beechenhill Cottage costs £240-£370/short break £290-£420/week. Cottage by Pond costs £300-£600/short break £390-£720/week

The Old Coach House and its garden nestling in the Dyfi Valley Biosphere

The Old Coach House, Machynlleth, Mid-Wales

A 1 bed, self-catering holiday cottage in the peaceful Dyfi Valley and Snowdonia National Park. Ideal for walkers, cyclists and bird-watchers. Evening meals can be provided in the dining room in the main house with prior notice
The Old Coach House Self Catering 1 bedroom Cottage

from £90 per room per night

Exterior of Old Rectory Barn

Old Rectory Barn, Brecon Beacons, Wales

A beautifully renovated 16th century barn providing one large property or two independent cottages. Stunning views and ideally situated for an active or relaxing holiday in this unique corner of the Brecon Beacons National Park.
Stables sleep 4 people in 2 bedrooms. Loft sleeps 4-6 people

prices from: £280

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Treshnish & Haunn Cottages, Isle of Mull, Scotland

8 award winning renovated stone cottages with wood burning stoves and luxurious bedrooms overlooking the open fields of a working farm managed for wildlife and ecology and the sea. Peaceful and relaxing with spectacular coastal walks.
9 doubles, 4 twins, 1 single, 3 extra/sofa beds.

Cottage from £320

The beautiful Coach House retains its historic character. Photo © Catherine Mack

The Coach House, Carmarthenshire, Wales

Enjoy breathtaking views of the Welsh landscape from the unique Coach House at Mandinam, an ancient building retaining original features with all the comforts you'd expect. Savour the tasty breakfast, much of it homemade or from the working farm.
1 double or twin

£70 per night based on 2 sharing

Beautiful cottages in a superb location...

Wheeldon Trees Farm Holiday Cottages, Peak District

Choose from a range of beautiful cottages in a quiet, relaxed location amidst the Peak District's stunning scenery - at Wheeldon Trees every comfort is provided & the friendly hosts, Martin & Deborah will ensure your stay is everything you hope for.
9 cottages, 17 bedrooms, 10 bathroom, sleeps up to 30

From £132

Courtyard Cottage self catering cottage at Hopyard Farm

Courtyard Cottage, Brecon Beacons, Wales

A large stone barn ideal for accommodating up to 14 guests, set in the beautiful Usk Valley on the Welsh border. Fantastic for friend and family get-togethers, celebrations, active breaks and enjoying the scenic Brecon Beacons.
6 Bedrooms: 2 Family rooms, 1 Double, 3 Twins

Short breaks from £890

Four Poster handmade bed in Master Bedroom

Angel Barn, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria, England

An eco chic holiday home that's full of indulgence whilst being as sustainable as possible. A cosy and peaceful hidden gem in the Eden Valley with wild and beautiful countryside, nestled between the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales.
Sleeps 6: 3 ensuite rooms, all kingsize beds (1 can be twin)

£945 - £1,365 per week, £495 - £675 for 3 night weekend break, £600 - £840 4 night mid-week break.

Pretty and secluded Greyfield Farm Cottages

Greyfield Farm Cottages, Bath, Somerset, England

Five secluded, peaceful rural cottages with lovely log fires in three and a half acres of land, close to historic Bath, Wells, Glastonbury and Bristol. Enjoy relaxing in the hot tub and sauna. Includes free WiFi and gym.
1 Unit(Double), 1 Unit(Double+Single), 3 Units(Double+Twin)

From £77

Exterior of Llanilid Cottages with pretty flower boxes

Llanilid Holiday Cottages, Brecon Beacons, Wales

Four and five star converted barns in the heart of a splendid 220 acre organic farm. The perfect base for an activity packed holiday, exploring the Brecon Breacons National Park or a stress free mini-break.
3 doubles, 2 twins

Weekly prices normally range from £235 - £600 and short breaks from £190- £330.

Maximum fun in the hammock

Mazzard Farm cottages, Devon

Enjoy luxury & sleek contemporary design safe in the knowledge that your self-catered holiday cottage is leading the way in sustainability. Perfect for families, with woodland and play areas, Mazzard Farm is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
6 cottages. Between them share 6 doubles, 6 twins and 1 bunk

Weekend / midweek £210 - £525; full week £350 - £1,395

Willows Barn at Pollaughan, overlooking the lake

Pollaughan Farm, Cornwall, England

Pollaughan Cottages, a home from home, has been lovingly restored with both children and the environment in mind. The relaxing little farmstead, near sandy beaches, provides guests with round the clock interaction with nature and wildlife.
4 separate cottages, beds can be doubles/twins.

£ 1450 for one week high season in smallest cottage which sleeps 4

The Georgian Farmhouse with it's hidden gems inside

Corner of Eden, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria

A 4 bedroomed luxury country house nestled in the Eden Valley between the Yorkshire Dales & the Lake District. Wander freely through miles of fells, savour the home-made cakes and bread from the Butler's Pantry and have a tipple at the honesty bar.
4 rooms: 3 doubles & 1 twin (only 3 rooms sold individually)

£120 per room for 2 nights or more, £130 per room for one night stays. £440 per night for House Party of 4 rooms (min 2 nights).

Norfolk Mead

Norfolk Mead Hotel, Norfolk

Set in an acre of landscaped gardens with a lake and abutting the River Bure Norfolk Mead is a gorgeous country pile with Suites, Deluxe and Standard rooms in the hotel and the Cottage & Summer House in the grounds. Dog and children friendly.
3 suites, 6 deluxe and 2 standard rooms, house & cottage

£130-£185 per room

Amazing dog walking country. Black Mountain Range

Coity Bach, Brecon Beacons, Wales

Choose between two medieval cottages for a truly rural Welsh farmland experience. With direct access to cycling trails and rugged mountainous landscape, there is plenty to keep you busy in the surrounding hills.
Peacock-1double,2twins+futon. Ty Ffer-doulble+single in room

Cottage prices range from £190 for a 3 night break to £495 one week

The Oak and Hazel Houses

Little White Alice, Carnmenellis, Cornwall

A newly built green complex of 6 luxury self catering holiday cottages and 2 arks in the heart of Cornwall. Self sufficient with wood burners, a natural swimming pool, nature reserve and 25 acres of land. Close to North and South coasts.
7 double, 5 twin/double, 2 Arks (2 adults and 2 children)

From £210

Trevyr Barn exterior

Trevyr Barn, Grosmont, Wales

A recently renovated stone barn in beautiful Grosmont, on the edge of the Black Mountains. Pitch black night skies, perfect for star-gazing. Fantastic walking and cycling right from the doorstep, wonderful views and a peaceful location.
2 doubles, 1 twin (bunk beds)

From £559

Glaslyn House

Glaslyn House, Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales

In the wilds of the Brecon Beacons this modern house has been renovated with the environment in mind and sleeps 12. Perfect for big gatherings, walkers and those looking for a slower pace of life on holiday.
House sleeps 12: 4 doubles, 1 single, 1 bunk beds

from £785

Shatton Hall Farm view

Shatton Hall Farm Cottages, Peak District

Enjoy a rural idyll in an environmentally recognised farm cottage set in the glorious Peak District. Wild orchids thrive in the peaceful ancient woodland where you can cycle, walk or fish. A converted barn makes this a perfect venue for a wedding.
6: 3 doubles, 3 twins

w/end 3 nights or mid-week 4 nights £350 to £450. Per week £400 to £600

Farmhouse kitchen at Dovecote Barns in York

The Dovecote Barns, York, England

A five-star holiday cottage near York with six en-suite bedrooms (king size beds), individually designed bathrooms and a private garden, perfect for dining al fresco. Short breaks and group dining for 12 guests are available year round.
6 rooms in 3 barns (2/4/6) - 4 twins/super-kings, 2 kings

High Season Prices - 2 Pers barn Short breaks £324-£395/Week £572 | 4 Pers barn Short break £465-£536/Week £776 | 6 Pers barn Short break £660-£759/Week £1083

The lovely Henllys Lodge cottage in Llandovery, Wales

Henllys Lodge, Llandovery, Wales

A superb, state of the art and ecofriendly rebuild of a 17th century Lodge, complete with everything to make a family's stay here as cosy and comfortable as possible. A natural stay in beautiful rural surroundings.
4: 3 doubles, 1 bunk room

From £621

Exterior shot of Asheston Eco Barns.

Asheston Eco Barns, Pembrokeshire, Wales

These luxurious 5-star eco barns, nestled away in a beautiful, peaceful and unspoilt part of Pembrokeshire, are perfect for a truly relaxing green self-catering holiday or short break.
Each eco barn has 2 or 3 bedrooms, mainly twins and doubles.

The eco barns each sleep a maximum of 4-7 people, and cost between £365 and £1365 per week. Short breaks for up to 4 nights stay are also available, costing from £300.

Harvey - your carriage awaits!

Harvey, Cornwall, England

The golden age of steam travel is revived in Lizzy and Dave's sensitively converted '50s railway coach, now a wonderful place to stay with all mod cons, outside St Ives and close to Cornwall's miles of sandy beaches.
2 doubles, 1 quad, two living/sleeping rooms

From £295

Balebarn ecolodge and the wildlife pond at Wheatland Farm

Wheatland Farm Eco Lodges and Cottage, Devon, England

Unwind amidst Devon’s beautiful countryside, knowing your stay helps protect rare orchids, owls and dormice. Relax in comfortable low-impact lodges or a cottage (has woodburner). Borrow bikes, fish the pond, or explore 21 acres managed for wildlife.
4 lodges (sleep 8,6,4,4) & 1 cottage (sleeps 4)

Prices from £205 per week . Short breaks also available.

Foxtwood on an early summer morning

Foxtwood Cottages, Peak District, England

A fantastic collection of 7 cottages nestled in the Churnet Valley, part of the beautiful Staffordshire Peak District. Wander the labyrinth of footpaths through picturesque woodlands and meadows and admire the views over Caldon Canal.
7 cottages, sleeping 2, 3, 4 (x3), 5 and 9.

From £285, based on 2 people staying for three nights

Plum Tree Cottage (sleeps 6) sitting room

East View Farm Holiday Cottages, Norfolk, England

A duo of luxury award-winning holiday cottages close to the Norfolk Broads National Park and set within 10 acres of peaceful grounds. Impressive eco credentials include a wind turbine, private borehole and plenty of opportunities for walkers/cyclists
4 twins/doubles - every bedroom has its own ensuite.

prices from £295

Coliza cottage, Bosinver

Bosinver Farm Cottages, Cornwall, England

20 individual, award winning detached cottages on a farm in a hidden valley near the sea: easy access to all of Cornwall. 30 acres of wild flower meadows, woods, lake & friendly animals. Pool, tennis court, playbarn. Ambassador for the COAST project.
20 cottages sleeping 3-12

: Cottages for 4, prices £440-£1845, cottages for 12 £1180-£3800 and everything in between.

Little Goonreeve Farm

Little Goonreeve Farm, Cornwall, England

Little Goonreeve Farm holiday cottages welcome you to indulge in as little or as much tranquil country life as you wish. Our two peaceful cottages are located to the west of the village of Mylor Bridge, situated within our small-holding.
6 rooms over two cottages - sleeps 10.

The Granite Barn (sleeps 6) £1170- £450. weekends available out of season. The Old Farm Cottage (sleeps 4) £842- £322. Weekends also available.

Church Farm Holiday Cottages

Church Farm Holiday Cottages, Alsop en-le Dale, Derby

Church farm Holiday Cottages are cosy, well-equipped, eco-friendly cottages which have been award the Environmental Quality Mark. Situated at the head of a beautiful, quiet dale. Walk from the door on to numerous trails & footpaths.
2 Cottages Pinster Cottage Sleeps 3 Winnets Cottage Sleeps 4

From £380

Pretty exterior of Cantref Coachhouse

Cantref Coachhouse, Brecon Beacons, Wales

A warm and cosy one-bedroom cottage, sleeping 2 persons, in the heart of the countryside. Perfect for couples looking for a romantic break and to get away from it all. There's walking, cycling and riding direct from the doorstep.
One bedroom self-catering cottage.

From £265

Pembrokeshire Farm Cottage

Pembrokeshire Farm Cottage, Pembrokeshire, Wales

One of the UK's top green places to stay, Pembrokeshire Farm Cottage was restored by the BBC's Griff Rhys Jones and offers exemplary accommodation with real character on one of Pembrokeshire's most ruggedly beautiful stretches of coastal scenery.
sleeps 4, 2 rooms: 1 double, 1 twin

from ££367.00 up to:£766.00 (based on two staying)

Gwel an Mor

Gwel an Mor, Portreath, Cornwall

A fabulous gathering of self-catering eco lodges above a beautiful beach in Cornwall, full service with a spa, indoor pool, wildlife centre and restaurant. Perfect for all the family and fully accessible. Like a five star hotel but without the price.
Over 80 self contained chalets and residences

From £599 for low season short break From £1039 for mid season short break From£1909 for peak season short break Prices for Residence 3 Bed in 2016

Inglenook Cottage, West Burton, Wensleydale, Yorkshire Dales National Park

Cottage in the Dales, Yorkshire, England

18th century self catering holiday cottages in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, perfect for a relaxing retreat. Explore the country lanes and unique serenity of Wensleydale.
1 cottage sleeps 4; 2 sleep 2 (+cot)

from £395

Tregulland Barn and Cottage on its impressive grounds

Tregulland Cottage and Barn, Cornwall, England

Luxury, sustainable accommodation, for groups of up to 22 people, in 16 acre grounds with its own fishing lake and the UK's first indoor freshwater pool. A stone’s throw from Cornwall’s best beaches, fishing villages and hidden gems.
11: 5 king can be twins, 3 s/king can be twin, 3 fixed queen

From £2230

Combe House Hotel in Devon

Combe House Hotel, Devon, England

Discover an elegant Grade 1 Elizabethan Manor & Restaurant with beautiful gardens & panoramic views, set in 3,500 acres where Arabian horses roam freely. Voted the most Romantic Hotel in the UK – Conde Nast Johansens.
4 doubles, 9 king size doubles/ twins, 2 suites & 1 cottage

The Doubles & Twins are... £215 - £285, and the Suites & Cottage are £375 - £450. B/B full breakfast & VAT per room per night.

Yr Hen Stablau east exterior in the south of Snowdonia National Park

Yr Hen Stablau, Dyfi, Wales, UK

Unfussy, renovated stables overlooking the peaceful Dyfi Valley woodland near Machynlleth. It has impressive eco credentials including solar energy, underfloor heating and woodburning stove. Dogs are welcome and it is wheelchair accessible.
3: 1 double or twin, 2 twin

from: £360 per week

Brynich Farm cottages

Brynich Farm Cottages, Brecon Beacons, Powys, Wales, UK

Set in the heart of the Brecon Beacons, our converted 18th century farm buildings offer beautiful accommodation in four seperate cottages; sleeping a total of 20 guests we happily take dogs. We are sure you will enjoy this stunning setting.
10 rooms in 4 houses: 4 dbles, 2 twins, 3 bunks, 1 family

from £350

Casal dei Fichi

Casal dei Fichi, Le Marche, Italy

A luxury apartment with a private garden in extensive grounds and gorgeous views of the countryside. Take a dip in the 15m solar heated swimming pool, help yourself to produce from the veg plot and orchard and fresh eggs from the free range chickens.
6 apartments -5 doubles + sofabeds & 1 twin or 1 emperor bed

Weekly rates - High (July and August) 950 euros. Standard (rest of the year) 820 euros

Trelowarren, Cornwall, England

Trelowarren, Cornwall, England

Luxury cottages set in the sustainably managed Trelowarren Estate with heating via a biomass boiler using wood from the estate, an ozone pool, tap water fed by the estate’s springs and delicious local foods served at an award winning restaurant.
6xDouble, 50xTwin/Double, 13xDouble Sofabed, 3xDouble Bunk

7 days Low Season range: £450 for 4-6 people, £950 for 8-10 people. High Season range: £1660 for 4-6 people to £2650 for 8-10 people

High Broadwood Hall Cottages, Northumberland, England

Surrounded by utter peace and tranquility, these two beautifully-restored, eco-friendly cottages are set in the gorgeous Northumberland countryside with magnificent views of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Swallow's Rest: 2 super king/twn bdrms; Dove Cottage:1double

Prices vary, please enquire.

Patio of Pen y Fedw

Pen Y Fedw, Monmouthshire

A beautiful, luxurious cottage in the depths of lovely Monmouthshire countryside, recently designed to accommodate a couple, plus a baby, and up to 2 dogs. It is bright, light, spacious, clean-lined - refreshingly contemporary and stylish.
1 double room

From £260

Gorge View Cottage with Cheddar Gorge in the background

Gorge View Cottage, Mendip Hills, Somerset, England

An traditional cottage recently fully renovated to exacting environmental standards. Situated on a small lane, conveniently located in Cheddar village, with panoramic views to Cheddar Gorge, it is perfectly placed to explore the Mendip Hills area.
Living room/kitchen; 1 double bedroom en-suite

from £235

Upcott House (Devon Retreat), Arts and Crafts Villa on the Devon Jurassic Coast

Upcott, the Gallery and Gospel Hall, Devon

Close to the fishing village of Beer, wonderfully luxurious self-catering houses with sea views of Lyme Bay. Beautiful & peaceful setting on a quiet coastal road with no light pollution, perfect for star-gazing! Five-star luxury & green credentials.
13: 7 king, 4 twin, 1 sk/twin, 1 cot room

Gallery/Gospel Hall: £1100/£1200pw sleep 6 each, Upcott: £3950pw sleeps 12+2

Exterior of Huntstile Organic Farm in Somerset

Huntstile Organic Farm, Somerset, England

Escape into the country at this lovely Tudor farmhouse on a working organic farm offering delightful, individual accommodation decorated to a high standard, all with en-suite facilities. Dine on delicious home-cooked, locally produced food.
4 family, 6 doubles, 1 twin

B&B from £60

coach house south front

Old Coach House at Windsworth, Cornwall, UK

An old stone coach-house on a 70-acre farm with half a mile of seashore. Cosy for 1 or 2 people, but can sleep 8. Offgrid, so a real change of lifestyle - it's fun living without the energy companies! Children, pets welcome. Wonderful for retreats.
3 rms; 1dbl, 1 family room (2 dbls), 1 dbl in a flat

From £281