Luxurious and 5 Star Self catering accommodation in the UK and Ireland
Pamper yourself in a self-catering country house, cottages, apartment or houseboat in the UK or Ireland surrounded by the finest furniture and furnishings in a beautiful setting.
Whether you want to rent a luxurious holiday cottage in England, Scotland, Wales or Ireland, Country Cottages Online features a great choice of rentals.
5 star cottages, award winning and opulent self catering accommodation in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales falls into the categories of large country houses, cottages, town houses and apartments, houseboats and pine lodges - everything from luxury cottages for 2 to large grand luxurious houses. Click for more information on the rating scheme for self catering in the UK.
The very best family self-catering breaks
Every family likes to have the very best self-catering break possible and for that reason it is worth spending a little time finding out about the lesiure provision for children at various high quality cottages. Some top-notch cottage complexes have created a collection of wonderful amenities for pre-school age children and we know that kids love sand and water play, safe soft-play, riding play tractors and cars, adventure playgrounds and craft activities. Find out more about high quality self-catering breaks with children.
If you have a particular part of England in mind for a luxury break, take a look at the below self catering cottages in England by area:
Superb self catering in the South East England and East Anglia
The South East of England covers a wide area. Here you can find some beautiful countryside, amongst which there are numerous quaint English towns and villages and an array of attractions. There are also a number of interesting national trust properties to visit. If you are after a break by the sea, Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex all have attractive coastal areas and high quality cottages to book. Take a look at the following luxury cottages in:
- Luxury cottages in East Anglia (includes luxurious cottages in Essex, Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire)
Luxury cottage holidays in the South West of England:
The West Country (also known as the South West of England) is a popular place for high end holidays in England. People go for the beautiful coastline, beaches, pretty villages and if you are lucky, good weather. There is a wide selection of five star accommodation to choose from including: Luxury Cornish cottages, luxury self catering in Devon, luxury Dorset cottages, as well as high quality cottages in Somerset Wiltshire.
5 star cottages to rent in the North of England & Lake District for luxury holidays:
The North of England is famous for beautiful areas such as the Lake District, Northumberland, Durham and of course the Yorkshire Dales. It is a large and diverse area and includes interesting cities, towns, coastline and areas of outstanding natural beauty. If you are looking to stay in style, take a look at the below for:
The Midlands, Heart of England & 5 star self catering in the Peak District:
The Midlands is a popular area with lots to do. If you love the great outdoors, you'll love the nearby Peak District national park in Derbyshire with its amazing scenery and walks. The Heart of England includes Shakespeare country and the beautiful Stratford Upon Avon. Not far from the Heart of England, further south, the Cotswolds can be found where you can get a taste of qunitessentially English villages and countryside.
With so much choice, you can be sure that wherever you go there is lots to do and see - all you need to do is find the right high quality accommodation. Take a look at the luxury cottages in the:
Luxury self-catering holidays in the South Coast of England:
The South Coast of England includes the counties of Hampshire, Sussex and Kent. Hampshire is home to the New Forest where wild ponies roam free. Sussex includes the popular holiday resorts of Brighton and Eastbourne and the South Downs. Kent is a popular choice for luxury breaks due to its proximity to London, pretty villages, countryside and attractive coastline. The beaches of the south coast of England are a big draw during the warmer months of the year and a holiday is always better when staying in high class accommodation. Don't envy those people in luxury apartments overlooking a harbour or beach - join them!
Want to know more about star ratings used in the UK to assess accommodation, see our quality ratings guide.
- self-catering cottages with Egyptian cotton bedlinen for that silky comfortable feeling that one expects from five star accommodation.
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