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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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Exterior of West Hollowcombe Cottages

West Hollowcombe Cottages, Exmoor, England

Four stone barn conversion cottages on a hill with wonderful views across wooded valleys, pastures and moorland of Exmoor National Park. Ideally situated for walking and exploring the surrounding coastal towns and beaches.
4 cottages - 3 x 2 bedrooms; 1 x 3 bedrooms

£248pw - £695pw (seasonally variable and dependent on which cottage is selected)

Snowdonian Dairy

Snowdonian Dairy, Llanwerst, Wales

This former coach house and dairy has been lovingly renovated to a high standard, with original artwork by well-known British artists located on a 14 acre Snowdonian country house estate which has its own fine restaurant and coffee shop
master double - sleeps two

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

Cowbridge Cottage

Cowbridge Cottage, Cardiff, Wales

Cowbridge Cottage, a chocolate box thatched cottage dating from the 17th century, Grade II listed and dinky, yet quirky with room for six to share in delightful 'boutique style' comfort straddling both a beach and city (Cardiff) break.
Sleeps 6: Master Double, Double, Bunk

£493.00 to: £1028.00 (based on two staying)

A beatuful detached Lakeland cottage

Ben Fold, Hawkshead, Lake District, England

Ben Fold is a grade II listed, recently redeveloped, cosy country cottage set in its own enclosed garden near Tarn Hows with lovely views across the Esthwaite Valley. Self-catering and a perfect base for walkers or nature lovers.
2 double bedrooms and 1 twin bedroom

price range £662 - £1299

Pavilion Cottage, Isle of Wight, England

Set in the grounds of Osborne House, Queen Victoria’s majestic island home, this one-time cricket pavilion now sees service as a comfortable, and very contemporary, two-bedroom cottage.
Two bedrooms

From £649 per week.

Studio Cottage, Isle of Wight, England

A cosy stone cottage converted from a stable, this welcoming hideaway near Freshwater Bay sleeps five between three comfortable bedrooms. Its open-plan kitchen and sitting room overlooks a garden and orchard, both shared with the main house.

From £290 per week.

Bramblings Cottage at Bolotho Barns

Bolotho Barns, Cornwall, England

An ideal escape for couples, tucked away down a farm drive in the idyllic Cornish countryside. The five-star converted barns provide the comforts of a boutique hotel and are just a short distance away from the picturesque coastline.
2 cottages: each with 1 bedroom with kingsize bed (plus cot)

£950 for a week in high season

The inside of the Travelling Post Office

The Travelling Post Office, Cornwall, England

The Travelling Post Office is a piece of history now converted into a beautiful and unique place to stay: this historic railway coach broke the 100mph barrier in 1904 and now boasts stunning views of the surrounding Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
1 double, 1 twin, 1 lounge/diner/2 extra beds, bathroom

from £295 for a winter short break, to £789 for a week in high season

Hunters Moon, Dartmoor, England

Just north of the national park, on the Granite Way cycle trail between Okehampton and Lydford, Hunters Moon is a great base for exploring this corner of the moor. The charming 17th century cottage provides modern day comforts in a stunning setting.
3: 2 DoubleRooms, 1 Twin Room

£35 per person per night; Single occupancy £50; Children aged 3-13 £20; Children under 3 free. 10% discount for 4+ nights.

Exterior view of Carrog Farm Cottages

Carrog Farm Cottages, Pwllheli, Wales

Formerly a milking parlour, cowshed and stables, these spacious cottages are situated on the beautiful Llŷn Peninsula. From Nintendo Wii's to scenic coastal walks this peaceful sanctuary is ideal for families.
3 cottages, sleeps 2 - 18

From £280 per week

The LongHouse, Dartmoor, England

This 15th-century cottage is wonderfully tucked away yet conveniently sited in the centre of the vibrant town of Moretonhampstead. Three cosy bedrooms, a beautiful garden and welcoming hosts make this a great base from which to explore Dartmoor.
3: 2 Double Rooms, 1 Twin Room

En suite double £65 two sharing, £50 single occupancy; Double £55 two sharing, £40 single occupancy; Twin £55 two sharing, £40 single occupancy

Broxtead, Suffolk, England

Glamp it up on the 3000 acre Broxtead country estate in an authentic tipi, or opt to stay in one of their newly converted Suffolk barns. The tipis themselves stand on large wooden decks in two separate locations, each sleeping up to eight adults.
3 self-catering barns; 1 for 2, 2 for 8

Contact owners for details

Baddegai Holiday Cottage from the front garden

Baddegai Holiday Cottage, Brecon Beacons, Wales

Recently refurbished, 4 large en-suite bedrooms that can be either doubles or twins. Surrounded by fields with views to Pen-y-fan. Direct access on to the Brecon Beacons. Wood burning stoves, oak pannelling, beams. Dogs & children welcome.
4 en suite bedrooms - can be twins or doubles - 3 superkings

From £675

Beckleshele Cottage, North Pennies, England

Lying high in the wild moorlands of upper Weardale, this wonderfully restored lead miners cottage offer 4-star accommodation, perfect for walkers, cyclists and anyone wishing to explore the surrounding North Pennies AONB.
2: 1 double, 1 twin

Prices per week are £295 in January, £450 for July, August, Christmas and New Year and £345 at all other times. £20 per dog per week

Kinlochlaich House on beautiful grounds

Kinlochlaich House, W Highlands, Scotland

A historic country house set in its own beautiful gardens, close to the sea with views of the mountains. Stay in one of the self-contained apartments, the a cottage adjacent or the unique octagonal eco treehouse.
4 double, 3 twin, 1 bunks

Prices from £360

Sprotts Farm Holiday Cottages, Dedham Vale, England

Four cottages converted from former farm buildings on Sprott’s Farm, set in 10 acres of tranquil countryside. The farm is a haven for wildlife so bring your binoculars, and pretty Polstead has a great pub serving wonderful local food.
Four cottages: 3 for 4, 1 for 2

From £350 per week; £475 peak season

Cobblestone Barn exterior

Cobblestone Barn, Cumbria, England

Set in the bucolic Cumbrian village of Melmerby, this lovely converted barn is ideal for a family getaway. And with its fantastic location between the North Pennines and the Lake District, there’s plenty of stunning scenery to soak up.
3: 2 doubles, 1 twin

£728 to rent per week

The Old Luggage Van

The Old Luggage Van, Cornwall, England

In picturesque St Germans, close to the beautiful Cornish coast and the West Country moors, this beautifully converted Victorian railway carriage offers comfortable, cosy and characterful accommodation for two, with access to 10 acres of woodland.
1 double bedroom, separated from the open plan living area

3-4 day winter short breaks £245, Spring and Summer breaks £295; a week in low season from £325, mid season from £395 to high season £545

View from the Farmhouse garden at Nannerth Country Holidays

Nannerth Country Holidays, Rhayader, Mid Wales

Delightful 4 star cottages, farmhouse B&B and wild camping on a 200 acre organic Welsh family farm. Secluded, beautiful and green. Great for badger watching from the treehouse, seeing lambing live or soaking in the tranquillity.
3 cottages: 1-3 bedrooms per cottage for 2 - 7. B&B double

Per cottage per week: min £203 for 2 low season; max £791 for 7 high summer. B&B suite £35 pppn

Hucklesbrook Farm Cottages, New Forest, UK

Each of the four Hucklesbrook cottages is set within a colorful courtyard hidden behind a beautiful 17th Century farmhouse.Views from the South facing windows look over farmland, woodland and the New Forest to the east.
3 cottages
Pandy Barn

Pandy Barn, Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales

The property is a stylish converted barn tucked near the village of Pandy, with views over the Brecon Beacons. This spacious family barn effortlessly sleeps ten people. This place is perfect for walkers as there are a wealth of footpaths.
Sleeps 10, four doubles and a twin room

From £1159.00 to: £2729.00 (based on two staying)

Highbridge Cottages, Lake District, UK

You'll find this pair of self-catering holiday cottages hidden in the picturesque village of Braithwaite, a walker's paradise in the northern Lake District.
Two cottages

Langstone Manor Holiday Park, Dartmoor, England

Nestling in the park’s western fringes, Langstone Manor provides the full gamut of self-catering accommodation, from tent and van pitches through wooden glamping pods to fixed holiday homes, an apartment and a pair of cottages.
Mixture of rooms, tent pitches and clamping pods

Camping pitches from £14.50-£20; Static caravan from £255-£359 per week; Camping pods from £40-£60; Two-bed holiday homes from £215 per week; Apartment/cottages from £285/£369 per week.

The welcoming sign for Tir Cethin Farm

Tir-Cethin Farm, Gower, Wales

A pair of luxury self-catering barn conversions surrounded by the UK's first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. A perfect example of eco-luxury, this is also a fantastic base for everything from walking and pony-trekking to kite surfing.
6 rooms, 4 double, 2 with 1 single and adult bunkbeds.

The barns are available for short breaks from £300 for 3 nights or a full week from £1000.

A beautiful patio area to make the most of the weather and scenery

Coombe Farm & Woodlands Trust, Devon

Nestled in organic farmland and mixed woodland in the heart of the beautiful Devon countryside, Coombe is a charming, grade 2* listed, 16-17th century cob and thatch farmhouse in a sheltered valley offering a unique, wonderful holiday environment.
8 Bedrooms - varying configurations (zip-lock mattresses)

Min 14 people for 3 nights £1,050; Max 20 people for 3 nights; Max in farmhouse 16 and Annex 2-6 people (total 20-22).

Johnston Cottage

Johnston Cottage, Pembrokeshire, Wales

This South Pembrokeshire Cottage has been carefully restored from the 19th century and has it own Grade II Listed stone bridge. This charming south-facing stone cottage is set within a ¼ of an acre of grounds and with nearby scenery and wildlife.
Sleeps 4, Master Double (ground floor), Twin

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

Tynrhelyg, Dyfi Biosphere, UK

Two pretty stone holiday cottages – Helygen and Eithinog – sit side by side with fabulous views over the Cambrian Mountains; perfectly placed for walkers and those wishing to visit Dyfi's nature reserves and coast.
Three 5* luxury cottages
The nature reserve surrounding Beech Cottage

Beech Cottage, Dorset, Engand

Escape and immerse yourself in nature in this peacefully secluded cottage in the heart of the Kingcombe Meadows nature reserve, with almost 500 acres to explore. The stone farmhouse offers wonderful views and is perfect for families and small groups.
Five bedrooms, sleeps up to 9 people

From £174-£1,688 per week (short breaks available, prices on request)

The Forest Country House

The Forest B&B and Cottages with hot tubs, Powys, Wales

A beautiful country house in a secluded rural setting, 3 mi to Newtown. The 5 star B&B has 5 en-suite bedrooms, guest lounge and fine views; 4 self catering cottages and log cabin have a hot tub, gardens, tennis court, play area, games room and wifi.
5 double rooms, 4 cottages, 1 log cabin

from £70

Sunny, sheltered courtyard in listed building near St Andrews

Sandford Country Cottages, Fife, Scotland

Sandford Country Cottages are 4 luxury, 5 * self-catering properties making up Sandford House, Fife, a 'B' Listed Arts and Crafts House. The 2/3 bedroom properties share a large, grassy wooded area suitable for picnics, walking and relaxing.
20 rooms, all double, en-suite

2 bedroom cottage costs £550 for 3 night stay (4 people), 3 bedroom apartment costs £700 for 3 night stay (6 people).

Carmel Cottage

Carmel Cottage, West Wales, Wales

This traditional detached cottage is set in the famous rolling hills of the Towy valley. You can relax by an open fire in one of the most historic cottages. It is in a secluded setting on the edge of the town of Carmen and the cottage is peaceful.
sleeps 6 in three bedrooms: 2 doubles and a twin

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

Warren House Farm, Yorkshire, England

Surrounded by fields of horses and sheep, these three self-catering cottages, sleeping four or five, date from the 18th century. Exposed stonework and beams meet frills and easy-clean lino. Each has a lovely enclosed garden, patio and extensive views
3 cottages: 1 for 4, 2 for 5

From £390 per week

Hay-On-Wye Cottage

Hay-On-Wye Cottage, Wye Valley, Wales

This beautiful rustic cottage is in an isolated spot, ideal for a relaxed retreat but also within walking distance of the famous literary town of Hay-on-Wye. Situated right on the Welsh border, it offers plenty to see and do.
1 master double, 1 double, 1 twin

£293 - £524 short stay, £488 - £903 week

Woodovis Park, Dartmoor, England

Set in a lovely spot among rolling green hills above the Tamar Valley, Woodovis is a small site offering high-end camping and self-catering accommodation. Warm and friendly, the site has won many awards for its facilities and services.

Camping from £18 (tent and two adults); pods from £45; luxury caravan from £245 per week; cottage from £329 per week.

Sunset Cottages, Yorkshire, England

The views from the six self-catering cottages on a 175-acre farm outside the village of Gilling East, will make a city-dweller weep: rolling wooded hills of pasture and, in the foreground, colourful herbaceous borders of the farmhouse gardens.
6 cottages: 1 for 2, 1 for 3, 3 for 4, 1 for 6

From £300 per week

The Blue House, Isle of Wight, England

A modernised timber building, with a fabulous cedar and glass extension, the Blue House sleeps eight in style.

From £1,450 per week.

Clare's Cottage, Wye Valley, Wales

Low-impact cosiness at this pretty stone eco cottage. It's a walkers' delight, too, as your baggage can be transported to your next stopover.
2 doubles

From £330 per week

Highway Farm, Dorset, England

This cosy cottage and B&B are run by an enthusiastic and knowledgable couple and offer easy access to the South West Coast Path and several beaches, as well as lovely views. The perfect place for a peaceful retreat.
Four B&B rooms; cottage sleeps 4 plus one cot.

From £80 for two B&B; cottage from £225 for 3 nights.

Old Barn

Old Barn, Mendip Hills

The Old Barn is a beautiful and historic holiday cottage located in Somerset, England, offering cosy self-catered holiday accommodation for up to five people all year round within easy reach of the Mendip and Quantock Hills, Wells, Bath and Bristol.
2 bedrooms sleeping 5

From £68 per night

Kirkennan Lodge sits on its own in a large garden.

Kirkennan Estate, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

Choose from 3 characterful cottages set on a small, organic Scottish Estate in a scenic coastal area bulging with birds & other wildlife; enjoy the woodland, riverside, Victorian walled & landscaped gardens - or just dog walk for miles from the door.
from 2 to 4 (sleep 5, 5 and 7), depending on the cottage.

Weekly cost: Lodge £310-£900: Mews £260-£640; Woodsedge £280-£715

Bala Cottage

Bala Cottage, Snowdonia National Park, Wales

Set amongst miles of heather moors and mountains, this lovely cottage may feel like the middle of nowhere, but is in fact only a short journey away from the town of Bala, creating a sense of perfect harmony between rurality and civilisation.
Sleeps 6: 1 master double, 2 twins

From £327.00 to: £666.00 (based on two staying)

Gwenoldy exterior

Gwenoldy, Mold, Wales

Self-catering farm cottage converted from the stable and forge of an adjacent 17th-century Welsh long house. Have a barbecue in the garden with views across the valley to the Bronze Age hill forts of Penycloddiau and Moel Arthur.
1 barn for 4

From £340 per week

Gites in Normandy

Gîte La Mouche, Normandy, France

A lovingly converted press makes a wonderful family retreat sleeping four, restored with strong green to create a cosy interior with pellet-burning stove for cool evenings. Extensive gardens with a bewildering array of plants. Mont St-Michel nearby.
Gîte for 4

From €200

Hilly Field Barn, Dartmoor, England

A homely cottage has been created from this converted 200-year-old barn set in rolling farmland and its own private garden, with views over to the village of Buckland Monochorum. A cosy cosy base for exploring the western part of the moor.
1 Double Room

Weekly prices from £260 to £455, depending on season.

Blackheath Cottage exterior

Blackheath Cottage, Gower, Wales

The building may be 150 years old but it feels comfortable, modern and relaxed, whilst keeping its old-world charm intact.
1 cottage for 4; 2 doubles and 1 extra single bed.

From £325 per week.

Wartime Cottage

Restored Wartime Cottage, Nr. Glastonbury, Somerset

Originally built to house the Women's Land Army, every little detail has been thought of in this quirky renovated cottage. Decked out with upcycled vintage furniture, this cottage offers an unusual destination not far from Glastonbury.
2 twins, 1 extra single bed

From £308.00 7 nights up to: £570.00 (based on two staying)

Malkin Tower Farm Holiday Cottages, Lancashire, England

These two luxury self catering holiday cottages and ‘Piggery’ have been converted from the former Malkin Tower Farm, set in stunning countryside within the Forest of Bowland AONB. Great base for non-car based activities like walking and cycling.
3 cottages: 1 for 1, 1 for 2, 1 for 3+1

Contact owners for details

Hidden in the undergrowth No.2 Danby Cottages, Yorkley, Gloucestershire, England

2 Danby Cottages, Gloucestershire, England

Deep in the Forest of Dean lies this ex-forester's dwelling, a rehabilitated cottage offering family comfort in a calm and natural setting.
1 double ,1 twin-bedded and 1 double en-suite bedroom

Low season £400 per week, high season £600 per week. Short breaks, low season £150 for 2 nights.

Converted Barn

Converted Barn, Dyfi Valley, Wales

In a peaceful setting surrounded by organic farmland and birdsong, this converted barn has been luxuriously restored to the highest eco standards featuring a wood burning stove and comfortable retro furniture.
4 bedrooms: 3 doubles and 1 single, sleeps 8

From £420.00 to: £896.00 (based on two staying)

Dove Valley Centre, Peak District, UK

These sustainably converted barns, sleeping up to 12, offer self-catering accommodation on our farm in the spectacular upper Dove Valley, home to many wildflowers and animals.