Award winning cottages for some of the best UK self-catering holidays

Award winning self-catering accommodation

Looking for award winning holiday accommodation?  Whether you're searching for a country cottage, a log cabin or even a large country house, Country Cottages Online feature a great selection of high quality holiday rentals and can help you find some of the best holiday homes around.

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When it comes to finding award winning holiday accommodation to best suit you, there are a few key choices available.

Gold Award Winners

For those looking for excellent levels of customer service on holiday in England, renting a gold award winning holiday home could be the perfect choice.  Awarded by Quality in Tourism for Visit England in recognition of exceptional standards of customer service, comfort and cleanliness, gold award winning cottages can be found dotted throughout England.  

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Green Award Winning Holiday Homes

Or if you're someone who cares avidly about the environment then you may be searching for a green award winning holiday home, with green eco-credentials, where you can holiday safe in the knowledge that you're doing your bit for the environment with your choice of holiday.

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Award Winning Accommodation in the UK

Whether you are looking for a gold award winning cottage for the very best in customer service or a green award winner with green eco-credentials we trust that you will enjoy browsing through the excellent choice of award winning self-catering available here.

If you want more information on the main rating schemes in the UK and Ireland for self-catering properties including gold awards see our ratings guide.  For information, when it comes to the main tourist board' schemes, it is only Visit England that has a Gold award scheme to recognise excellent standards of customer service.  Visit Scotland and Failte Ireland have no such schemes.  Visit Wales also does not operate a Gold scheme, but instead there is a Visit Wales National Tourism Award scheme where cottages can be nominated as 'best places to stay'.

There are a variety of different award schemes in the UK though including regional excellence awards and tourism awards.and such schemes are not limited to those run by the official tourist boards.


A few top-notch suggestions for you of award-winning self-catering holiday cottages in Britain and Ireland


Bruern 5 star award winning cottages in the Cotswolds/Oxfordshire

Bruern Holiday Cottages in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire. 

5 Star rated cottages in Oxfordshire - top of its class. Range of luxury cottages sleeping from 2 people to 10,  heated outdoor swimming pool etc. Each of these luxurious holiday homes is furnished in a supremely comfortable traditional English style.

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Award winning cottages in north Wales

Winners of the Wales Tourist Board Self-Catering Award 2005, these luxurious 4 and 5 star award winning holiday homes are on a small friendly family run cottage complex near Pwllheli, north Wales. The facilities available are excellent and varied.  They include an indoor swimming pool, a jacuzzi, sauna, Games room, Gym, Tennis Court and a children's play area with swings, climbing frame, slide and trampoline.

There are a number of pigs, goats, lambs, cats, dog, hens and cows that children enjoy meeting.

Within 2 miles of the cottages you can find a Blue Flag Marina and beaches so bring your bucket and spade! Please click on photograph for details.

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 Upper Rectory Farm Cottages in Leicestershire - several awards

The high quality Upper Rectory Farm Cottages in Leicestershire have been recognised by the following awards:

  • "Best Visitor Accommodation 2002 - Leicestershire" ,
  • "Self-Catering Holiday of the Year 2002 Gold Award - Heart of England Tourist Board"
  • finalist in the "Excellence in England" 2003
  • finalist in the "East Midlands Tourism Outstanding Quality" 2004

Set amidst the wheatfields of N.W. Leicestershire these six beautifully-converted single-story barns are cosy and peaceful.

Luxuriously furnished and equipped, and featuring a wealth of oak beams. En-suite facilities throughout. All-inclusive prices - no hidden extras! Lots to do locally for all ages.

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A small collection of luxury 5 star cottages in Suffolk - Constable Country

These 9 cottages are located in 22 acres of beautiful Constable Country  and won the Regional Award for Excellence in 2003 and 2006.

Cottages to sleep from 2 to 8.

There is a mix of self catering accommodation available.  There are 6 conversions of Tudor barns and stables, ideal for history lovers.  There is also a ground floor apartment and two luxurious cottages sleeping 6 and 8, all in en-suite bedrooms. The facilities at these high quality cottages include a heated indoor pool, sauna and tennis court. Private hot tubs are available at some properties.

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Secluded cottage in the Isle of Wight - won Conservation Award for 2006

This comfortable cottage has a beautiful location.  It is situated within the grounds of a country house which total 60 acres.  What's more, it is within a recognised area of outstanding natural beauty near Arreton on the Isle of Wight.  Also of note, this cottage won the Isle of Wight Conservation Award for 2006.

Isle of Wight Cottage , a supremely comfortable cottage in a beautiful rural locationThe cottage benefits from a number of attractive features. 

Click on the photographs for details of this accommodation on the Isle of Wight.




Cossington Park near Glastonbury in Somerset - an award winning self-catering accommodation - sleeps up to 13


award winning house near GlastonburyCossington Park offers quality accommodation, as recognised in its award winning status.  This large country house is excellent for large groups of up to 13 people and is good for large group bookings and special celebrations.  The house has been owned by the same family for a number of years who take pride in providing quality self catering accommodation.  The house benefits from beautifully kept gardens and is secluded yet near to a village.  The location of Cossington Park is good for visiting Exmoor, the Quantock hills, the Somerset Levels, Cheddar, Glastonbury, Wells and the Somerset coast.



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Click on the photograph of Cossington Park to read a full description of this award winning house and contact owners for booking.

Whatever type of award-winning holiday accommodation you're searching for, we hope you find the best holiday home rental for you on Country Cottages Online.

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