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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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Higher Gills Farm, Lancashire, England

These two self-catering holiday apartments, Lower Laithe and Granary, have both been tastefully converted from a 200-year-old stable block on Higher Gills Farm, a working cattle and sheep farm run by the Pilkington family.
2 cottage apartments for 4; extra beds available

From £325 per week

Carreg Onnen Bay Cottage

Carreg Onnen Bay Cottage, Pembrokeshire, Wales

This cottage enjoys an enviable and peaceful position near the famous lighthouse on Ynys Meicl. This semi-detached Pembrokeshire cottage is only 5 minutes from the coast. Perfect for anyone who loves walking, wildlife and ideal for a family.
Sleeps 8: Master Double, 2 Singles, 1 Double

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

Heath Farm Holiday Cottages

Heath Farm Holiday Cottages, Chipping Norton

Five award-winning luxury self-catering holiday cottages lovingly converted from old stone farm buildings set in 70 acres of meadow and woodland. A perfect base for the whole family to explore the Cotswolds on foot or by bike.
5 cottages sleeping between 2-4

5 cottages available from £381 per week.

Keld Head Farm Cottages, Yorkshire, England

With a range of different cottages for different budgets, tastes and numbers of people, Keld Head advertises itself as a gateway to the North York Moors and Coast – and they are indeed perfectly placed for exploring both.

From £253 per week

Rear garden of Hen Ffermdy cottage.

Banceithin, Ceredigion, Wales

Two renovated cottages blending modern design with character and original features of traditional Welsh stone buildings, on a smallholding nestled in a quiet valley. A great location for enjoying unspoilt countryside, wildlife and the gorgeous coast.
Hen Ffermdy 1 king. Cwt Mochyn 2 doubles, 1 twin/superking.

from £180

Gutshof Kraatz, Brandenburg, Germany

This coach house and farmhouse on a cider-making estate have been given a new lease of life. Natural, traditional materials used throughout, fabulous restaurant and farm shop on site, and orchards, forests and lakes to discover nearby.
House for 6, farmhouse for 8

Contact owners for details

Brighstone holiday cottage, Isle of Wight

2 The Granary, Brighstone, Isle of Wight

A charming, grade II listed, 4 star, Isle of Wight holiday cottage, originally part of Brighstone Mill. The cottage is located beside a quiet lane on edge of popular village of Brighstone, 1/2 mile from sea. Upside down layout with enclosed garden.
1 kingsize, 1 twin, 1 travel cot

£375 - £795 per week

The Gables, Suffolk, England

Owned by the same family since 1880, The Gables is a three storey, Victorian family house, tastefully refurbished to offer self-catering accommodation for up to 14 people. There are seven double or twin bedrooms, and a dining room with an open fire.
House for 14

Contact owner for details

B&B near Lyme Regis and Axminster. Hedgehog Corner close to River Cottage.

Hedgehog Corner, Devon, England

Adult-only B&B and (separate) child friendly holiday cottage that sleep 6 very close to Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall's River Cottage HQ. Just 3 minutes drive to Lyme Regis on the Jurassic Coast. Take a look at their website for a fabulous video.
B&B for adults only and child friendly Holiday Cottage.

Holiday Cottage Short Breaks from £240

Old Sowtontown, Dartmoor, England

Two delightfully converted farm buildings offer comfortable, characterful accommodation with exposed stone walls and wood beams. Situated just outside Peter Tavy, close to the wild, empty expanses of the western moor, wonderful for lonely walks.
The Barn sleeps 6; Shippen sleeps 4; Hemphouse sleeps 5

The Barn from £304 per week. The Shippen from £228 per week. The Hemphouse from 304 per week.

Exterior of one of the Cairnton Farm Cottages

Cairnton Farm Cottages, Cairngorms, Scotland

Three beautifully designed, contemporary holiday cottages set amid a working Aberdeen Angus cattle farm, with floor-to-ceiling windows that provide stunning views. Enjoy scenic walks and outdoor pursuits, and visit Macbeth's final resting place.
3 cottages sleeping 4 to 7

From £350 per week. Shorter stays available outside holiday high season.

Exterior view of Organig Parc

Organig Parc, Carnguwch, Wales

These old stone stables have been renovated using local materials to transform them into charming holiday cottages. With breathtaking views of the mountains, river and Cardigan Bay in the distance, this is the perfect retreat to unwind.
4 cottages, sleeps from 4 - 6 people

From £495 for a week stay

The Lighthouse, Isle of Wight, England

One of three cottages at Steephill Cove managed by the same owners, the Lighthouse, as the name suggests has wonderful coastal views, especially from its octagonal kitchen-diner and wide decked terrace.

From £900 per week.

Gîtes de la Fontaine Secrete

Gîtes de la Fontaine Secrete, Normandy, France

A trio of quirky, highly individual options comprise this unique set-up in a peaceful hamlet in the Suisse Normande: a stone-built 17th-century former bakery, Le Four à Pain; cute A-frame Chalet du bout du monde, sleeping up to six. B&B option too.
2 gîtes for 2-6, 1 gypsey caravan for 2.

Prices from €80

Brookside holiday cottage, Shorwell, Isle of Wight, UK

Brookside Cottage, Shorwell, Isle of Wight, UK

Delightful cottage in centre of picturesque Shorwell village, 2 miles from the sea. Well furnished with all modern comforts. Beautiful garden with babbling brook. Ferry inclusive deal available, including for foot ferry passengers.
Sleep 6 (1 double, 1 twin, 1 bunk bed) + travel cot

£385 - £945 per week. Short breaks from £297.

Interior view of Llwyndyrus Farm Spa Holidays

Llwyndyrus Farm Spa Holidays, Pwllheli, Wales

From a 16th century maternity barn to 18th century cowshed, these 5 lovely cottages have been rejuvenated to be part of a luxurious Farm Spa.
5 cottages, sleeps 2 - 7

From £340 per week during high season

Quernmore Valley Cottages, Lancashire, England

Tucked away on the old Roman road from Lancaster to the Trough of Bowland is Quernmore Valley. You can choose from a traditional, three bedroom cottage with its own spacious garden area and babbling brook, or a modern, newly built cottage.
2 cottages: 1 for 5, 1 for 6

£350 per week; 2-3 nights from £270

Boot and Shoe Cottage, North Pennies, England

Expect the warmest of welcomes, a roaring log fire, home made food and a real home-away-from-home from this riverside cottage in Teesdale.
2: 1 large king-size double + 1 attic-style twin

Enquire on website for prices

High Cloud, Monmouthshire, Wales

A huge holiday home split over two buildings that is perfect for mixed-age groups and families. Sculpture in the garden, woodland grotto and a heated pool.
10 bedrooms, 3 kitchens and 9 bathrooms in two properties.

From £2950 per week; short breaks from £1950

The walls of the bedrooms in Rêve de Mouettes are decorated with birds

Rêve de Mouettes, Marseille, France

This chic one-bedroom apartment is conveniently located just a few minutes' walk from Castellane Metro station. It's had a green makeover, with A-rated appliances, a water-conserving shower and toilet, organic toiletries and eco cleaning products.
One-bedroom apartment, sleeps 2

See website for details

Beech and Poplar Tree Ecolodges, Brecon Beacons, Wales

Two new, super-efficient ecolodges with hot tub and glorious views set on an organic farm in the heart of the Brecon Beacons. Comfy interiors, bikes to borrow, masses of space for the kids. Borrow the telescope for an evening of star-gazing.
2 lodges for 5

From £1021 per week

Manor house and garden

West Lexham, Norfolk, England

A creative, sustainability-focussed social enterprise offering a unique immersive learning experience as well as a beautiful rural setting to relax, eclectic accommodation including tree houses to suit all budgets and an open, friendly vibe.
28 twin/double rooms, 4 single dorm spaces, 2 ensuite twins

from £246

Dee Valley Barn

Dee Valley Barn, Llandrillo, Wales

This is a simple, stylish modern barn conversion in peaceful North Wales with fine views of the Dee Valley, one of the most beautiful areas of Wales, and yet one of the easiest regions to access - so ideal for short breaks from England.
Sleeps 6 Master Double, Twin, Double

From £374

The Stone Barn

The Stone Barn, Pembrokeshire National Park, Wales

This is gorgeous little cottage for two, which has been tastefully and lovingly converted from an old barn in the middle of the picturesque valleys of Pembrokeshire National Park.
1 master double

from £319.00 7 nights up to:£649.00 (based on two staying)

The Tin House

The Tin House, Martletwy, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Decked inside and out with a fresh vintage feel, this converted traditional Pembrokeshire tin bungalow is charming and cosy, and offers the perfect base from which to explore some of the wonderful surrounding countryside.
Sleeps 4: 1 master double, 1 twin

From £374.00 to: £777.00 (based on two staying)

Tavistock Holiday Cottages, Dartmoor, England Both

Owls Roost cottage is brimming with character, boasting exposed beams, granite fireplaces and woodburning stove. Recently refurbished with a top-notch fitted kitchen and luxurious bathrooms, this is a comfortable place from which to explore the moor.
1 large double room

From £395 - £650 per week.

Beechwood B&B, Dartmoor, England

Ideally placed for exploring the wild central tors, Beechwood boasts wonderful views, beautiful gardens and delicious food. This charming B&B retains the feel of a country cottage, updated with home comforts to welcome returning walkers and cyclists.
5: 2 Twins, 2 Doubles, 1 Family Room

Twin room from £68; Double room from £72; Family room from £72

colina flora eco guesthouse

Colina Flora, Colares, Sintra, Portugal

Delightful country house with ocean views, in the beautiful and quiet Sintra Natural Park. Only 5 minutes to wonderful beaches, 35 min to Lisbon and 15 minutes to Sintra, Cascais and Estori. Brilliant for hiking, surfing and cycling.
4 doubles, 1 single

€55 to €89 per night high season singles, cozy double, large double with veranda. A summer kitchen for all guests wanting to self-cater

Exterior of Mas del Puig with Montserrat in background

Mas del Puig, Paisatges Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

A beautiful renovated farmhouse with mountain views, an outdoor pool, garden and terrace. Eat fresh produce and explore the famous Santa Maria de Montserrat monastery, all only an hour by train from Barcelona.
3 cottages (for 2, 4 and 10 people)

2 person apartment €195 2 nights/€526 7 nights; 4 person apartment €375 2 nights/€944 7 nights; 6 person apartment €595 2 nights/€1,589 7 nights; 10 person apartment €755 2 nights/€2,149 7 nights

Anglesey Farmhouse

Anglesey Farmhouse, Carreglefn, Isle of Anglesey

A beautiful conversion of a former milking parlour on the lovely Isle of Angelsey. Still retaining plenty of original features, it is just ten minutes from the sandy beach.
Sleeps 6: master double, double, twin

From £410.00 to: £859.00 (based on two staying)

Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Cottage

Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Cottage, Wales

A stylish modernist mill conversion with a bronze-clad modernist extension by author/ TV presenter Griff Rhys Jones in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Enjoy seventy acres of farmland and the fabulous sea views.
Sleeps 4: Master double and twin

Prices from £419.00 to: £892.00 (based on two staying)

Betws-y-Coed Barn

Betws-y-Coed Barn, Snowdonia, Wales

A gorgeous detached conversion with a surprisingly modern and stylish interior, this is a little slice of modernity set in beautiful timeless countryside.
Sleeps 8: 1 master double, 2 doubles, 1 twin

From £472.00 to: £976.00 (based on two staying)

Swallow's Nest sitting room

Higher Menadew Farm Cottages, Cornwall, England

Seven superb holiday cottages set in the Cornish countryside with fabulous facilities including indoor heated swimming pool. Ideally located for all Cornwall's attractions including beaches and gardens. Perfect for families and couples.
7 cottages: 2 x 1 dbl, 2 twin; 4 x 1 dbl,1 twin; 1 dbl

from £238

Tottergill Farm Cottages, North Pennies, England

In the heart of Cumbria, these award-winning cottages sleep between two and eight people and enjoy breathtaking views of both the Lake District and the Scottish hills.
9 cottages sleeping between 2 and 8 people

Ranges from £428 to £1,858 per week, depending on season and size of cottage

Stone Cottage, Wales

Stone Cottage, Carmarthenshire, Wales

Set amidst woodland close to the beautiful coastline of Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion, Stone Cottage is beautifully restored in traditional West Wales style - a sustainable place to get away from it all in total comfort.
Sleeps 4: 1 double, 1 single with second pull-out bed

Prices from £327.00 to: £666.00 (based on two staying)

The complex of Crubenbeg highland holiday cottages, complete with red phone box.

Crubenbeg Highland Holiday Cottages, Cairngorms

With not one but three nearby mountain ranges to explore, as well as fishing, golf and pony trekking, it's a treat to come back and cosy up beside a crackling wood-burning stove. These modern cottages have great facilities and are very eco-friendly.
8 cottages - one, two or three bedrooms

1/2/3-bed cottages from £330/£360/£400 per week

Beacon Hill Farm - self-catering accommodation in Northumberland National Park

Beacon Hill Farm, Northumberland, England

15 well-equipped luxury cottages with fabulous facilities including a swimming pool, steam room and spa, as well as lovely gardens. If you can leave the comfort of the cottage, the Northumberland coast and Cheviot Hills are waiting to be explored.
15 cottages, sleeping between 2-6

From £525 per week. Short breaks available from £395.

Bluefolds Highland Holiday Cottages are surrounded by lush green fields.

Bluefolds Highland Holiday Cottages, Cairngorms

Surrounded by stunning panoramic views of the Cairngorms mountains, these four restored farmhouse cottages sleeping between 2 and 8 are ideal for walking, mountain biking, wildlife watching and visiting historic castles or whisky distilleries.
4 cottages sleeping 2 to 8

Smallest cottage: 3/7 nights £236/£438. Largest cottage: 3/7 nights £416/£650.

Dairy Barns

Dairy Barns, Norfolk, England

Dairy Barns is B&B accommodation on the outskirts of Hickling village, within touching distance of the coast at Sea Palling, 6 lovely B&B rooms and 3 suites, plus two self-catering cottages on what remains a working farm. Locally sourced breakfasts!
6 Doubles, 3 Suites and 2 self catering cottages

From £78

Strumble Head Farmhouse

Strumble Head Farmhouse, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Star of the TV show 'A Pembrokeshire Farm', this lovely coastal farmhouse was renovated by Griff Rhys Jones to create a desirable getaway which charmingly combines traditional features with modern updates.
Sleeps 5: 1 master double, 1 twin, 1 single

From £419.00 7 nights up to:892.00 (based on two staying)

Gladwins Farm, Dedham Vale, England

Nine cottages converted from traditional farm buildings into comfortable accommodation for between 2-8 people. Lovely original features, private patios, and 22 wonderful acres of rolling countryside to explore on foot or by bike.
9 cottages sleeping between 2-8

Contact owner for details

The stony and rustic exterior of Cae'r Hendre, Llangynidr, Wales

Cae'r Hendre, Llangynidr, Wales

This simple and wholesome cottage generates its own electricity from a nearby spring. Spectacular hill walks and beautiful views are to be found straight from the doorstep.
2: 1 double

Prices from: £218

The quirky Meadow Keeper's Cottage in Sussex

Meadow Keeper's Cottage, Sussex, England

A higgledy-piggledy cottage on wheels offering a roomy four person stay. Pitch in with the animal feeding on the farm, explore the diverse range of habitats, visit the beach and try the various courses, including bush craft, on offer.
Roomy four person space.

£107 per night

Well Cottage, Kent, UK

A charming pair of cottages, newly refurbished and proud owners of the 5* Enjoy England award, notifying exceptional quality.
Two cottages, sleep up to 6 people
Lough Anure Cottage

Lough Anure Cottage, County Donegal, Ireland

This quaint cottage is situated in the picturesque mountains of Donegal, right next to Lough Anure. Eco-friendly with pretty modern interiors, this is the perfect rural retreat.
One

£636.00 to: £736.00 (based on two staying)

Milburn Grange Cottages, North Pennies, England

This collection of delightful holiday cottages lies directly below the Pennines, with some fantastic views of the Lake District fells. Sleeping between 2 and 6 people, each cottage is well-equipped and comfortable.
7 cottages sleeping between 2 and 7 people

Prices range from £230 to £640 depending on size of cottage and season

Pembrokeshire Cowshed and Wagon

Pembrokeshire Cowshed and Wagon, Pembrokeshire, Wales

A delightful cottage conversion of a stone dairy and cowshed by Griff Rhys Jones on his coastal farm in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park with a separate Showman's Waggon in the grounds for the (older) kids available in the summer.
sleeps six, 2 doubles 2 singles

£440.00 to: £944.00 (based on two staying)

Drumlin Lane from our Vegetable Garden

Drumlin Lane, County Down, Northern Ireland

Northern Irish self catering cottages located in the rolling hills of the County Down countryside only 3 miles from the historic village of Hillsborough. Panoramic views, vegetable garden, trampoline, table tennis and pool tables.
Two and three bedroom accommodation. Doubles, twin & bunk.

Prices from £475/week for 2 people during high season.

Cortijo Prado Toro, Las Alpujarras, Spain

Six traditional, elegant apartments with fantastic views – on a clear day, you can even see the mountains of North Africa. Escape into the hills or discover tiny rustic hamlets nearby. A tranquil retreat.
6 apartments sleeping 2-6

2 people from €80/€450 per day/week - 6 people from €140/€600 per day/week

Brackenrigg Holiday Cottages, Lake District, UK

At the very heart of the Lake District National Park, just a couple of miles from Keswick, is the peaceful Naddle Valley.
Four cottages.