Our hand-picked range of holiday cottages for two people includes a mixture of traditional character properties and contemporary short-break retreats. Each one has received high ratings from previous guests, is available to rent throughout the year and can accommodate at least 2 guests. So whether you want to holiday with a friend or you’re looking for romantic holiday cottages for two, the properties below may be just what you’re looking for.
Aidan Apartment is one of three stone-built holiday cottages for two in the tiny village of Beal. Converted from a former schoolhouse, the cosy interior features a mezzanine level for the bedrooms which can be accessed via a spiral staircase. The downstairs is open-plan, comprising a kitchen area equipped with the usual mod-cons and a comfortable sitting area with leather sofas. To the front of Aidan Apartment is a private, enclosed patio area with furniture. Guests can also arrange access to a shared garden, subject to approval by the owner. The historical town of Berwick on Tweed is about 8 miles away and features a vibrant collection of shops, pubs and restaurants. Local attractions include Holy Island and Northumberland’s beautiful heritage coast.
Ashfield Studio is set on the fringes of Osgodby in Lincolnshire and is an annex holiday property with its own entrance. Ideal for friends and couples, the well-furnished interior features a modern kitchen with quarry tile floors, a dining area and living room with 3-seater sofa. From the living room, a spiral staircase leads to a king-size bedroom with an arched wood-panelled ceiling. The exterior includes a side garden with furniture and guests also have shared access to the extensive two-acre grounds. A collection of walking and cycle paths run near Ashfield Studio such as Viking Way, which offer a great opportunity to explore this picturesque region. The bustling market town of Market Rasen is a short drive away as is the historical town of Lincoln with its majestic cathedral and castle.
This modern cottage is located in the picturesque harbour town of Watchet on the North Somerset coast. Tastefully furnished throughout, its open-plan interior comprises a bathroom with bath and shower over, a small but modern kitchen, a dining section and sitting area with leather sofa. There are two bedrooms (1 double, 1 single with pull-out bed). The exterior includes a private enclosed courtyard-garden with patio furniture. Watchet is well-served by a good collection of independent shops as well as an attractive marina. It’s also on the West Somerset Railway Line – a twenty-mile heritage railway on which run steam locomotives regularly run to Minehead and the historical Dunster – set on the fringes of Exmoor National Park this medieval village features more than 200 listed buildings and an impressive castle.
Perfect for those seeking self catering cottages for two. Gable View consists of three stone cottages that have been tastefully converted from farm buildings. Set on a working farm near Ravenglass, Gable View has a ground-floor, open-plan layout that offers snug accommodation for couples or friends. Well-furnished throughout, it boasts original character features such as exposed beams. The double bedroom also has en-suite facilities. Outside this holiday cottage for two is a small shared garden with furniture. Gable View is well-appointed and offers a great base for exploring the dramatic and picturesque surroundings. Nearby visitor attractions include Muncaster Castle as and the Ravenglass and Eskdale Miniature Railway.
This stone-built holiday cottage for two is near the idyllic village of Ribblesdale and is the former home of a mill worker. Inside, there are two bedrooms (1 double, 1 twin), a bathroom with bath and power shower, a modern kitchen equipped with the usual mod-cons and a dining area. The spacious living room has an open-fire and offers some great views of the garden which itself overlooks a mill pond. Seating has been provided in the garden and there’s also a barbecue. The property is well-furnished throughout and affords some excellent views of the picturesque, Yorkshire Dales countryside. There are plenty of opportunities to explore the numerous beauty spots, in particular, the River Ribble which passes Lock Cottage and leads to the bustling market town, Settle which is little over a mile away.
Semi-detached barn conversion that’s been renovated to offer outstanding self-catering accommodation for two guests – there are 2 bedrooms (1 double, 1 twin) and a bathroom with bath and hand-held shower. The open-plan ground-floor comprises a fitted kitchen with dining table while the living room includes a wood-burner stove. The spacious interior is also replete with character features such as exposed ceiling and wall beams. Outside is a shared garden area with furniture, barbecue and a set of swings. Swallow Cottage is set in the tranquil village of Staintondale in the North York Moors National Park which is a short distance from the Gothic seaside town of Whitby as well as Scarborough. So although there’s plenty of opportunity for a peaceful escape, those looking for a day or night out have easy access to a collection of bustling North East seaside resorts.
A beautifully appointed holiday property in the village of Quatford – well-suited for romantic getaways, the cosy single-storey interior retains the original building’s wooden beams and consists of a twin bedroom with en-suite facilities, a sitting area with modern kitchen and fold-away dining table. Patio doors lead out from the sitting area to the rear garden while at the front of the property is a private garden area that includes furniture. The Brewhouse also provides the ideal base from which to explore the idyllic Shropshire countryside. There’s also a collection of pretty rural towns in the area such as Ludlow, Church Stretton as well as Ironbridge Gorge – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Bridgnorth is the nearest (about 2 miles) and offers a vibrant collection of shops, pubs and highly-rated restaurants.
A large studio apartment near the heritage town of Kings Lynn that’s suitable for people looking for self catering cottages for two. As part of a barn conversion, the well-furnished, spacious interior comprises a small but modern kitchen and breakfast bar and a dining area. There’s also a shower room with walk-in shower, sitting area and one king-sized double bedroom. The exterior features a gravelled area with furniture. The Cart Lodge ideally situated for those looking to sample this lovely part of the world that includes the Broads National Park as well as Norfolk’s picture-post card coastline. In addition to the picturesque Watlington and King’s Lynn, the historic town of Norwich, with its majestic cathedral, is just an hour’s drive away.
The Loft is part of a collection of three holiday cottages for two people, one of which is single storey while the other two are apartments – located near the village of Chilsworthy, each one has a private patio and there’s also a shared lawn area. Accessible via an indoor 14-step staircase, the Loft’s stylish interior has been well-furnished and modernised to exacting standards. There’s one double bedroom, a bathroom with bath and shower and a modern, a kitchen area, dining section and sitting room with sofa bed. In addition to a private patio, guests have shared access to a garden as well as a communal indoor swimming pool. The nearby Holsworth includes a good collection of shops, cafes and pubs while the dramatic Cornwall and Devon coasts are a short drive away.
Semi-detached holiday cottage with two bedrooms (1 double, 1 super king-size double) – character features can be found throughout and include wall and ceiling beams as well as original stone flooring. The bathroom consists of spa bath with shower over and there also a dining area as part of a large, fitted kitchen. Outside this property for two guests is a front patio as well as a large enclosed lawn garden to the side with furniture. The nearby spa town of Malvern, which lies within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, includes a collection of independent shops, top pubs and restaurants. Numerous walking trails and cycle paths are also close-by which offer guests the chance to explore local beauty spots such as the Malvern Hills.