Looking for budget holiday cottages? Then take a look at our hand-picked collection of affordable self catering properties. Each one has received extremely positive reviews from previous occupants and can be found in the some of the most picturesque holiday locations in the UK.
Charming stone cottage near the attractive little village of Clifford in the Yorkshire Wolds – although furnished in a contemporary style, the well-presented interior also includes numerous traditional features such as stable doors and a free standing gas-fired stove. Upstairs are a large king-size double bedroom and a bathroom with bath and shower over, while the downstairs comprises a comfortable living room with two-seat sofa and a small but properly equipped kitchen. The exterior consists of a front garden with patio and furniture. This wonderfully-appointed cottage is set near the Yorkshire Dales National Park and there are numerous attractive towns nearby such as Wetherby, with its cobbled streets and alleyways, and the famed spa town of Boston Spa. A little over 10 miles away is the wonderful cathedral city of York.
This detached stone cottage is set near the small village of Grinton in the Yorkshire Dales. Built in the 17th century, this pretty holiday property features exposed beams throughout as well as a stone fire-place and under-floor oil central heating. Upstairs are two bedrooms (1 king-size double with en-suite bath, 1 twin) and a shower room with shower. The downstairs comprises a spacious kitchen with breakfast table, a dining area with table for four and a cosy living room with free-standing wood-burning stove. The exterior includes an enclosed patio with furniture. Cross Beck Cottage is about a mile from Reeth which nestles on the northern fringes of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. This is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and there are numerous opportunities for exploring this idyllic region, with an assortment of pretty towns also within easy access. Some of these include the market town of Leyburn (8 miles), with its local shops and traditional pubs and the beautiful Richmond (11 miles), which is graced by historical Georgian buildings and a Norman castle.
This budget holiday cottage is situated near the pretty rural hamlet of Litcham. It’s a single-storey property that comprises one twin bedroom, a shower room with cubicle (seat for disabled guests included) and a well-equipped galley-style kitchen. The nicely-presented interior also includes a living room with sofa bed and a dining area with table for up to four. Outside is a gravelled garden with furniture and a spa pool, that’s available from June to September. The nearby Litcham is about a two minute walk from the property and includes a traditional rural pub and convenience store. Guests looking to venture further afield are within driving distance of the bustling Georgian market town of Swaffham and Fakenham, both of which are about 10 miles away. La Petite Maison also proves easy access to Litcham Common Nature Reserve and the Nar Valley Way – a picturesque 30 mile trail that runs from the medieval town of King’s Lynn to Gressenhall.
This semi-detached holiday cottage offers cheap self catering accommodation and is located in the historical town of Hadleigh. There are three bedrooms on the first floor (1 king-size double with en-suite facilities, 2 doubles) and a bathroom with bath and shower over. The downstairs’ open-plan layout comprises a modern kitchen with electric oven, gas hob and microwave, a dining table for six and a living area with two-seat sofa. The exterior of the property features an enclosed front garden with patio and furniture. The ancient market town of Hadleigh is a short walk from Mulberry Cottage and includes a variety of inns, independent shops and an assortment of lovely half-timbered houses. About a twenty minute drive away is the Tudor town of Lavenham, the Roman town of Colchester and Dedham Vale AONB.
Stylish stone barn conversion located in the picturesque grounds of the owner’s home. Set near the Lake District village of Melling, Old Crow Trees Barn boasts a beautifully-presented interior – the first floor comprises one king-size double bedroom with TV and a bathroom with bath and walk-in shower. Downstairs is a ground-floor WC and an open plan area consisting of a well-equipped kitchen area with table for four and a living room with traditional free-standing wood-burner. The exterior features a garden with patio decking and furniture. There are numerous beauty-spots in the vicinity such as the Forest of Bowland AONB and the Lune Valley, while the nearby Melling provides a great base from which to explore this majestic region. Slightly further afield is the bustling market town of Kirkby Lonsdale which features an excellent collection of top restaurants and pubs. Major local visitor attractions include Hornby Castle and Devil’s Bridge.
Those searching for affordable holiday cottages should take a look at this single-storey lodge property. Ideal for two guests, it’s located on the fringes of Egloskerry and is decorated to an excellent standard. The interior comprises one double bedroom, a bathroom with shower over bath and a WC with basin. The living room is open-plan and includes a small but well-equipped kitchen with dining table for tow and a cosy sitting area. To the exterior is an enclosed, private patio area. Palmers Lodge is well-placed for exploring the idyllic Tamar Valley AONB with its undulating wooded valleys and quiet country lanes. Launceston, the ancient capital of Cornwall, is about four miles from the property and includes highly-rated restaurants and pubs as well as top visitor attractions such as a Norman castle and heritage steam railway. Also within easy access is the fabulous North Cornwall coast with its excellent beaches.
This is a lovely detached holiday cottage situated near the peaceful village of Moneystone, Staffordshire. Character features can be found throughout and include quarry-style flooring, exposed beams, wooden floor-boards and a stone feature fire-place. The charming interior also comprises two bedrooms (1 king-size double, 1 double) and a ground-floor shower room on the first floor. Downstairs is a shower room with shower, a dining room with table for four and traditional stove, a well-equipped kitchen and a comfy living room with wood-burner. Patios with furniture can be found to the front and rear of the property. The property is set in open countryside and provides guests with easy access to the attractive Churnet Valley. Pretty Peak District villages are nearby too such as Ashbourne, Buxton and Leek. Popular local visitor attractions include the Churnet Valley Steam Railway and Alton Towers.
Well-presented single-storey cottage offering cheap self catering accommodation – located in the village of Barmston, the interior is replete with character features such as exposed beams, a stone fireplace and quarry-tiled floors. There are two bedrooms, a shower room with shower, a modern spacious kitchen with dining table for four and a comfortable living room with wood-burner. The exterior comprises a shared courtyard with furniture. Barmston, which offers lovely coastal vistas, is a short walk from the property as is a local sandy beach. Also in the vicinity are the popular seaside towns of Bridlington and Skipsea. Major visitor attractions in the area include Bempton Nature Reserve, Bridlington Animal Park and Bondville Model Village.
Affordable holiday cottages don’t get much quainter than Wards Court 1. This lovingly restored self catering property is laid out over the ground floor and features an open-plan interior. Able to accommodate two guests, it includes a double bedroom with luxury en-suite bathroom, a small but adequately equipped kitchen with dining table and a snug, cosy sitting area. Outside is shared garden with patio, furniture and barbecue. Wards Court is well-placed for walking/cycling along the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal, as well as exploring the picturesque Severn Valley. Frampton-on-Severn, with its expansive village green and Tudor/Georgian architecture, is also an absolute delight. Guests looking to venture further afield are within driving distance of the pretty market town of Dursley (7 miles) and the historic cathedral city of Gloucester (10 miles).
This beautiful 19th century barn conversion offers cheap self catering accommodation and is set in the owner’s grounds in the Shropshire village of Asterton. The stunning interior is brimming with character features such as vaulted ceilings with exposed ceiling beams, oak flooring and a traditional free-standing wood-burning stove. The open-plan interior comprises two bedrooms (1 double, 1 twin), a colourful, fitted kitchen, a dining table for four guests and a living room with two-seat sofa, armchair and wood-burner. Outside is a front garden with furniture and a barbecue, as well as a side lawn. Plenty of attractive towns are nearby such as the picturesque Ludlow, the famed spa town of Church Stretton and the superbly-appointed rural market town of Bishop’s Castle. Willow Brooke Barn is also ideally-placed for exploring the surrounding AONB countryside. In addition, guests have easy access to major visitor attractions like Stokesay Castle, Ironbridge World Heritage Site and the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre.