win a book for your cottage holiday in 2015Win a Book Competition

Would you like to win a new book to read during your cottage holiday this summer?


Lots of people like a bit of crime fiction, and a new free book could entertain during those quiet evenings on holiday and just want to sit in the garden and relax after having been out all day sightseeing and walking for miles. Put your feet up, pour yourself a generous glass of wine and read the latest from author Alan Bradley.

All you need to do is to answer a simple question. Click on the book to get started.







A Competition that will appeal to Cottage Owners

cottage competitionWin free advertising for your holiday cottage for 1 year

How to enter:

Write a description of your village or home town which emphasises the aspects that you think visitors may be interested in. You may be especially fond of a certain street with well-maintained gardens or a view from a certain point. We are looking for local attractions that people personally find enjoyable, perhaps high hedgerows strewn with flowers, a granite walkway, numerous interesting benches etc.  Everywhere in the UK and Ireland has something to offer so do please let us know what it is in your town or village.

The winner will be the person who writes a description that sounds most inviting; that would encourage people to come and see for themselves. This piece of writing should be no more than 500 words long, accurate and humour is most welcome. All entries must be original not published elsewhere.

Entries should be sent to

The prize is one year of free advertising with Country Cottages Online
for one self-catering property only.

Closing Date:  Midnight 31st July 2015

Terms and conditions: entrants must be cottage owners or their employees, agree to allow XE Website Solutions Ltd the right to publish images and content in web applications. By submitting original content, all entrants confirm that their submitted entries can be freely published online.


Competition to win a portrait of your loved one

country cottages competition Would you like to win an oil painting of the one you love? It can be of a child, adult, dog or your favourite pet.

Proudly display them on your wall for all to admire.

Details of the oil portrait: the portrait will be painted from photographs that you supply the artist Alicja D. The finished painting will be for a 40 cm head and shoulders.


What do you have to do to enter Country Cottages competition?

Send us a photograph of what you enjoy doing most on holiday. You might be an avid surfer, walker, mountain climber, table tennis fanatic or simply prefer to curl up with a book in a quiet corner of your garden. Or an image of an inspirational landscape perhaps of your favourite holiday destination?

Please send photographs attached to an email to  Remember to include your name, telephone number and address.

Feel free to submit as many entries as you like.  Photographs must be in focus and can be any size.  Do please share this with your friends.


The closing date of the competition is the 14th September 2014.

The prize winner will be notified by email

Terms and conditions: entrants must be over 18, resident in the UK or Ireland and agree to allow XE Website Solutions Ltd the right to publish images and content in web applications. By submitting photographs, all entrants confirm that the subjects of the images have consented for their photographs to be freely published online.

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Sleeps 12 Competition to Win a Special Weekend Away in the West Country

Enter Sleeps 12’s Competition for a chance to win a very special weekend away in beautiful Somerset. This is one of the best competitions we have had the pleasure to feature here on Country Cottages Online. One lucky winner will win a weekend break at Fuzzy Orchard, a gold award winning luxurious 6 bedroom house. Featuring a hot tub, a sauna, a games room and even an indoor pool, this is a spectacular place to stay.

Click on the photo below for more information and details of how to enter this fantastic competition and who knows you may be the lucky person who wins a free weekend break away.

 Win a weekend at Fuzzy Orchard, enter the competition


Previous competitions featured on Country Cottages Online:

  • Symondsbury Estate Photo Competition for a chance to win a special Dorset Hamper - this competition is no longer available.
  • Grove Cottages Competition to win a free cottage stay in Suffolk - please note that this competition closed in May 2012.
  • Best of Suffolk competition to win a free cottage short break in one of their quality cottages - sorry this competition is now closed.
  • The Grove Cottages Prize Draw to win a free romantic weekend in the Bakery, one of their romantic cottages in Suffolk - the deadline for entering this competition has now passed.
  • Cornwall Competition - win an original oil painting- this competition is now closed