Historic Holiday Cottages to rent in the UK

Searching for an inspiring historical holiday cottage to rent for a break in the UK?  From Grade I listed properties to Grade II listed and character properties with a rich history, including houses that back to the Victorian and Georgian periods, Country Cottages Online features a great selection of historical cottages dotted throughout England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland.

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Many holidaymakers love holiday properties with a strong past and character.  Many guests find these sorts of rentals truly appealing because they are charming, have a story to tell from the olden days and make for truly atmospheric places to stay.  Popular choices when it comes to old holiday cottages in the UK include rentals with beams, listed holiday homes, forts and historic castles.


Historic Holiday Cottages with Character Features

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Whatever type of historical features you find appealing, whether exposed wooden beams or mullioned stone windows to take just two examples, find a holiday cottage with ample character and charm for your next break.

Historic Holiday Cottages with Character


Listed Holiday Cottages

Grade I Listed Properties

Grade I Listed Holiday Homes

Recognised for being of exceptional historical interest, Grade I listed properties are special and rare.  If you would like to stay in a historical building where every effort has been made to preserve and care for the property and its heritage then a stay in a Grade I listed holiday cottage could be the perfect choice for you.

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Grade II Listed Holiday HouseGrade II Listed Holiday Cottages

As properties of special historical or architectural significance, Grade II listed holiday homes are special and characterful properties.  If you love the charm of historical properties, booking a stay in a Grade II listed holiday home could be ideal.

Grade II Listed Holiday Cottages



Holiday Homes Dating Back to Certain Historical Periods

Victorian Holiday Homes

Victorian Holiday House

Usually exuding style and elegance, it's easy to see why some many people love staying in Victorian buildings.

Victorian Holiday Houses


Georgian Holiday Houses

Georgian Holiday House

Georgian architecture is renowned for its sense of symmetry and elegance, making a stay in a Georgian holiday home all the more special and memorable.

Georgian Holiday Homes


Edwardian Holiday Houses

Edwardian Holiday House

Rent a holiday house that dates back to the Edwardian period and choose from properties built in the Arts and Crafts style, Baroque or Georgian style.

Edwardian Holiday Houses to rent


Visitors from abroad are so much more aware of the depth and wealth of history in the UK that we Brits just take for granted.  To many people, it's a joy and privilege to be able to stay in a historic holiday home that goes back two or three hundred years. Several of the cottages are Grade I or Grade II listed cottages, or in conservation areas.

If you like character features you may be particularly interested in olde worlde historic cottages with exposed beams and properties with inglenook fireplaces.

You may also wish to explore self-catering cottages according to whether they are thatched cottages, 18th century cottages, or are old with character.

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