About Cottages to Rent

Cottages to Rent was launched by me, Dale Shelabarger, back in 2005 as an online travel guide. The original site offered guides to more than 100 holiday cottage locations in the United Kingdom, with links to the companies offering holiday properties in each region.

The site recently underwent a considerable redesign and change of focus. Although it still features guides to top visitor attractions and UK holiday destinations, we now place close attention to the holiday properties too. There are now more than 250 hand-picked holiday cottages on our pages in an assortment of top short break locations.

Our Hand-Picked Holiday Cottages

The holiday cottages showcased on Cottages to Rent have been sourced from some of the most trusted holiday companies in the UK. But their inclusion on our site isn’t just the result of cursory research – we delve deep into the databases of these companies to identify stand-out holiday properties.

All of them have attained excellent reviews from previous guests, some of which can be viewed on the property pages along with comments from the owners where possible. Details of mod-cons and the special features of each property are included as well as links to the rental companies through which the properties can be booked.

Our Travel Guides

You can still find guides to idyllic holiday destinations via our regularly-updated Travel Guides section. It features information about some of the most picturesque locations in the UK. including top UK visitor attractions, outdoor activities and historical/cultural places of interest. We try to convey the essence, charm and character of each location that we profile.

Cottage Rental Companies

As well as presenting hand-picked cottages, we also take a big interest in the companies which offer them to rent. Our cottage rental company section features background information about each company with further information about the size of their property portfolios, the extent of their geographical coverage as well as any extra fees attached to bookings.

Can’t Find the Right Holiday Cottage?

If you’re struggling to find a holiday cottage that suits your requirements, drop us a line and we’ll do our best to help! We have access to a wide range of leading rental companies.

Email: [email protected]

The United Kingdom offers some of the most breathtaking short-break holiday destinations – we therefore hope that you find the holiday cottage of your dreams via our website!

Dale Shelabarger, CEO Cottages to Rent


How We Advertise on Cottages to Rent

In order to cover the costs of running Cottages to Rent and to make future improvements possible, we have affiliate partnerships with Sykes Cottages and HolidayCottages.co.uk. So if you click on one of the links or banners of either company and then make a booking with them, we receive a small commission. However, all other links to holiday rental companies on the Cottages to Rent website are not affiliate-based unless expressely stated on the actual page.

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