Welcome! We feature highly-rated hand-picked holiday cottages in England and Wales from some of the most trusted rental companies in the business.
Featured Budget Properties
A detached cottage in Moneystone, Staffordshire with a charming, rustic interior that consists of two bedrooms (1 double, 1 king-size double), a shower-room, a well-equipped kitchen and a living room with wood-burner. Outside there are two patios to the front and back with furniture – both offer excellent views of the surrounding countryside.
Single-storey apartment set near the village of Frampton-on-Severn. It features a double-bedroom with en-suite facilities and a well-furnished open-plan interior comprising a modern fitted kitchen, dining area and living room. The exterior includes a garden with furniture and barbecue. The Gloucester and Sharpness Canal is also nearby – ideal for cyclists and walkers looking to explore this picturesque region.
Featured Properties for Two
One of three holiday cottages located on a working farm near the idyllic Ravenglass – the well-furnished interior, which includes character features such as ceilings beams, consists of a double bedroom with en-suite facilities and an open-plan area comprising a modern kitchen, dining section and sitting area. Outside is small garden area with furniture. The beautiful Cumbrian landscape is literally on the doorstep.
Stone holiday cottage that sleeps two guests, located in the picturesque Ribblesdale village. The well-furnished interior consists of two bedrooms (1 double, 1 twin), a modern kitchen with dining area and a spacious living room with open-fire. Outside is a private garden which overlooks a mill pond and affords some wonderful views of the idyllic rural landscapes of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales.
Featured Properties for Large Groups
This Grade II holiday cottage sleeps 10 with 4 bedrooms (2 super king-size doubles, 2 twins, 2 pull-out stacker beds). The roomy interior, which boasts flagstone floors, consists of a modern kitchen, dining room, two sitting rooms and a parlour with piano. Gravelled gardens can be found to the front and rear with furniture and a barbecue – a superbly-appointed property in one of Yorkshire’s prettiest settings.
Stunning timber-framed holiday property on the High Weald for large groups – it affords wonderful views of AONB-designated countryside and features seven bedrooms. The spacious interior also comprises a large modern kitchen with breakfast table, a formal dining room and a living room with wood-burner. Outside is a private garden with furniture. There’s also a heated outdoor swimming pool.
Featured Luxury Properties
Beautifully-presented chalet-style holiday property near Dereham in Norfolk – there are four bedrooms (1 king-size, 2 doubles, 1 twin) and a stylish, open-plan interior comprising a modern kitchen with the latest mod-cons and a sitting area with wood-burner. The exterior includes a decked area and an enclosed garden with furniture – an excellent base for exploring the majestic North Norfolk coast.
18th century holiday cottage set out over three floors that offers stylish, spacious accommodation for up to sixteen guests. Its charming interior, which includes numerous character features such as a wood-burner and snug, comprises seven bedrooms and nine bathrooms. There are also plenty of mod-cons including an AGA and five smart TVs. Outside are private side and rear lawns with furniture.
Featured Pet-Friendly Properties
Located just outside the village of Welsh Newton, this charming, pet-friendly holiday cottage offers a secluded getaway. Laid out over two floors, it includes a king size room with adjacent bathroom, a small but modern kitchen and a snug living room with a wood-burner. To the exterior is a private patio area which affords some inspiring views of the surrounding countryside..
Y Cwtch is located in Newport, Pembrokeshire and has been tastefully converted from an old farmyard building. It’s well-furnished and decorated in a style that combines traditional and contemporary themes to great effect. The interior comprises a king-size double bedroom, bathroom with Jacuzzi and a modern kitchen. The exterior features a private garden and patio.
Featured Regional Properties
Looking for holiday cottage in a specific region? The following highly-rated properties form part of our regional collection and can be found in some of the most popular short break holiday locations in England and Wales.
Near the village of St Columb Major, this Cornwall cottage is a 300 year-old farm house that’s been restored to a very high standard. Although contemporary in style, the luxurious interior manages to retain many of character features such as a stone fireplace and exposed beams. It has two bedrooms (1 double, 1 single) which can be reached via a spiral staircase and a shower room with shower.
This former corn mill is located in the wooded valley of St Nectan’s Glen, which is designated as an Area of Outstanding Beauty. The interior is an absolute delight and comprises original, rustic features such as exposed ceiling beams. There are two bedrooms (1 four poster double, 1 twin), a bathroom with bath and shower over, a modern kitchen and a sitting room with dining section and wood-burner stove.
This is one of our favourite Devon cottages and is just a short distance from Hallsands Beach as well as the South West Coast Path. It’s a Victorian terraced property that’s decorated in a traditional style with two bedrooms (1 double, 1 bunk room) and a bathroom with bath and shower over. The charming open-plan interior, that’s accessed via steps and stable doors, harks back to the 19th century…
This beautiful 18th century thatched cottage exudes charm both inside and out. There are three bedrooms (1 double, 1 twin, 1 single) and a bathroom with bath and shower over. The rustic interior includes exposed beams and an inglenook fireplace complete with wood-burner as well as a modern kitchen, dining room and separate sitting room. To the rear of the property is a small private courtyard.
Situated just outside Keswick, this holiday apartment has been converted from a farmhouse and is ideal for couples with one double bedroom. Affording wonderful Lake District vistas, the well-presented ground-floor interior consists of a bathroom with shower over bath and an open-plan living configuration that comprises a modern, roomy kitchen with dining table for two and a comfortable sitting area.
Former Grade II listed barn that’s been superbly converted to offer self catering holiday accommodation for up to six guests. Suitable for medium-sized groups, the two-storey interior includes three bedrooms – double and twin bedrooms are on the ground floor and another double is to be found on the first floor. There are numerous character features throughout the property such as vaulted ceilings…
Eynons Cottage is a pretty single-storey holiday property set in the peaceful village of Roch. The tastefully decorated interior is full of character, comprising stable doors, exposed stone brickwork and ceiling beams. Inside, there are two bedrooms (1 double, 1 twin), a bathroom with bath and shower-over and an open-plan configuration comprising a small but well-equipped kitchen with dining table…
This charming Pembrokeshire holiday cottage is set in the heart of Saundersfoot and oozes character both inside and out. Sumptuously furnished, there are two bedrooms (1 super king-size double, 1 twin), a bathroom with corner bath and separate shower. There’s also a large kitchen with four-seat dining table and a living room with gas fire. Although decorated in a contemporary style, there are plenty of character…
This charming detached holiday cottage is set in the Royal Forest of Dean near the village of Newnham-on-Severn. The well-presented interior retains numerous original features such as ceiling beams and a stone fireplace. On the first floor are one double bedroom and a bathroom with bath and shower over. Downstairs is a fitted kitchen, dining room and living room with wood-burner stove.
This Grade II-listed former coach house sits in an elevated position near Lydney and affords some wonderful views out over the Severn Estuary. Set in the owners ground, it comprises a first-floor layout that’s accessed via external steps. The open-plan interior is brimming with character features such as the original ceiling beams and traditional wood-slab doors.
Highly-Rated Holiday Properties
From the dramatic splendour of the Lake District to the tranquil charm of the Norfolk Broads, our highly-rated properties can be found in some of the most idyllic locations in the UK. All of them have attained positive reviews from previous occupants and offer high levels of self-catering accommodation. You’ll be able to find guest reviews and comments on each property page.
What Else Do We Offer?
As well as featuring hand-picked holiday properties in England and Wales, we pay close attention to the major rental agents from which we source our properties. Given how crowded the industry has become, it’s always worth getting an idea of the company your thinking of doing business with.
With this in mind, we assess a wide array of UK holiday companies both major and small. In addition to providing background information, we evaluate the size of their property portfolios, the extent of their geographical coverage as well as any extra fees they may attach to bookings. Navigate to our holiday rental company section for the low-down on most of the major providers.
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Can’t Decide Where to Stay?
Are you struggling to make a decision about where you’d like to take your cottage holiday? Then head over to our blog section for help. We also profile a variety of short break holiday destinations in England and Wales, offering detailed information about local visitor attractions and outdoor activities.
How We Rate Our Holiday Cottages
The majority of self catering properties on our site have been assigned a star rating. This is an aggregated score based on the guest ratings left at top holiday rental companies such as AirBnb, Booking.com, Expedia, Sykes Cottages and Trip Advisor. Further information about each rating can be found on the individual property pages and is updated every month.
Our aim is to help you make an informed decision when booking a cottage or holiday property. We believe our rating system will help you do just this.