Cottage Holidays in the UK and Ireland


Destinations abroad may offer the promise of permanent sunshine and different cultures, but for many of us there comes a time when we grow tired of waiting times at airports, language difficulties, the feeling that we're easy prey when paying for goods and services, and sometimes, the endless heat. If you're like me, and return to this beautiful green land of ours with relief, book a cottage holiday in another part of the UK or Ireland and enjoy a trip of discovery and good honest local food.cottage holidays Staying in a self-catering country cottage provides a comfortable holiday home where you can relax and take life at your own pace. Eat at restaurants of your own choice, do the things that interest you.

Cottage owners are in the business of being friendly and helpful; they can guide you to places that you may be interested in and tell you about a few that they can recommend. Our tourist information offices supply a vast collection of free leaflets about visitor attractions and different parts if the country. Be brave and visit a place you have never ever been to. Discover what Britain has to offer and indeed what still makes it Great.

cottage holidays
Vast acres of countryside in the UK and Ireland have been set aside in National Parks. Protected land left to nature and wildlife - beautiful and peaceful - wander and simply enjoy the marvellous vistas around you. You will find national parks in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. If you have travelled the world but never visited one of our own national parks - do it this year.

Where will you go to for your cottage holiday?

thatched cottages

It is difficult to think of any other country in the world that has charming and picturesque thatched country cottages like ours. Explore out national heritage in all its variations. If you've never seen pargetted houses or flint cottages, visit East Anglia which also has a plethora of historic period self-catering houses. There are exceptionally well-preserved medieval villages to explore, fine churches and stately homes open to the public throughout Suffolk.

There are a number of small villages in the west country that have a high number of thatched cottages that always create a picture postcard perfect scene. Cadgwith in Cornwall is one such village. The views of a collection of pretty thatched cottages, with gardens overspilling with flowers on entering the village, make every effort to get there rewarding. Cornwall cottage holidays are among the best for scenic locations and good views.

East Anglia, the Cotswolds and West Country are firm favourites for cottage holidays

If you adore peace and seclusion then do consider a cottage holiday in the more remote parts of Scotland and Ireland. You could stay in a country cottage complete with wood or turf fire, surrounded by glorious countryside and open sky.

The north west coast of Scotland offers truly majestic unspoilt scenery - stay in a cottage on the coast or take a cottage holiday by a loch.

Cottage holidays in secluded and peaceful countryside



dog friendly cottages

Cottage holidays are popular with dog owners because there is a good selection of pet-friendly cottages to choose from for holidays where dogs are welcome. Some cottages provide dog beds and rugs to make your dog comfortable.

The pational parks, moors and countryside areas of Scotland, Wales and Ireland provide acres of land where your dog can run free.

Perhaps you need a cottage holiday where dogs are also welcome?

pine lodges log cabins
As an alternative to a self catering cottage you may prefer the feel of a pine lodge with its cosy wood surroundings. Many of our pine lodges are in attractive setting; for example, overlooking the River Avon or beside nature reserves. Some are on holiday parks with indoor swimming pools, cycle paths through woods and many other family activities. Check out the self-catering pine lodges and log cabins for holidays closer to nature.

Stay in a pine lodge or log cabin for a closer relationship with nature

The Site Map at the bottom left is useful in identifying the best holiday cottage for you because it classifies cottages in many different ways, e.g. secluded cottages, remote self-catering cottages.


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