Update on Rules on Cottage Holidays due to Coronavirus Pandemic, updated 5 May 2021


When can I book and take a cottage holiday in the UK?

Following lockdowns due to the covid pandemic, the UK government have announced a roadmap out of lockdown and you can now book a cottage holiday in England, Wales or Scotland (it is not yet possible to holiday in Northern Ireland).  See details of rules and restrictions in the government's roadmap out of lockdown below. 

Booking terms vary from property to property.   As always, it is strongly recommended that you take out appropriate holiday insurance.


UK Government Planned Roadmap out of Lockdown

Key Dates for Summer 2021 Cottage Holidays

  • Cottage holidays are now permitted with your household or support bubble in England, Wales or Scotland, for residents of England, Wales or Scotland.
  • No dates available yet for when cottage holidays will be possible in Northern Ireland.


When are Cottage Holidays permitted in England, Wales and Scotland?

As at 5 May, residents of England, Wales or Scotland are permitted to book and stay in a holiday cottage with your household group or support bubble (no household mixing permitted) in England, Wales or Scotland.

  • From 17 May, 2 households will be permitted to meet indoors (or rule of 6) and domestic overnight stays (with the aforementioned constraints) will be permitted in England (for residents of England).  You may want to read the UK government's roadmap out of lockdown


When can you take a Cottage Break in Northern Ireland?

No dates have been announced yet for when holidays in Northern Ireland will be possible.

Remember to check booking terms and conditions prior to booking.  It is also strongly advisable to take out appropriate holiday insurance.