Holiday cottages in the UK and beyond: your self-catering cottage directory


  • Hideaways
    Hideaways >>
    Long-established Hideaways offers a great selection of holiday cottages in Devon, Somerset, Cornwall, Kent and Sussex and - notably - Wiltshire, Dorset and Hampshire (including the New Forest). We feature properties in the Cotswolds, The Forest of Dean, The Wye Valley, Herefordshire and the Welsh borders. also include Visit Britain star rated accommodation in Bath, Stratford-upon-Avon and Ludlow. Our cottages in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Surrey mostly have the advantage of being in easy reach of London.
  • Norfolk Holiday Homes
    Norfolk Holiday Homes >>
    One of the longest-established holiday cottage agencies in East Anglia, we are known for offering 50-plus rigorously inspected cottages and houses in one of the most sought-after holiday destinations in the country. Many of these are just a short walk from the sea - near famously beautiful beaches - or are in or near pretty and peaceful rural villages. We are especially popular with families searching for traditional and perhaps rather nostalgic holidays. [A number of individual Norfolk Holiday Homes are featured on this website]
  • The Grove Cottages
    The Grove Cottages >>
    Here (writes Mark Scott) is my unique selection of Romantic Holiday Cottages in Suffolk. With their open log fires and beautiful unspoilt original interiors, they are exceptional places from which to explore the lovely English countryside (and you can bring your pet). The cottages have been chosen for their unique character and atmosphere - they are places where you can relax by just being in them. Each has its own character and has something unique. [A number of individual Grove Cottages are featured on this website]
  • Norfolk Country Cottages
    Norfolk Country Cottages >>
    Norfolk Country Cottages Norfolk Country Cottages has over 20 years’ experience leading the way as a quality holiday home provider in East Anglia, and we have over 450 properties to let across our beautiful county. Every one of our cottages has been Visit England assessed and star-graded. This ensures your accommodation is of the quality you would want. We have an excellent reputation and people do appreciate our personalised, hands-on approach. [A number of individual Norfolk Country Cottages properties feature on this website.]
  • Suffolk Secrets
    Suffolk Secrets >>
    Suffolk Secrets Searching for the perfect Suffolk cottage? With over 350 cottages in Southwold, Aldeburgh, Woodbridge, Suffolk Coast and Heaths, the Suffolk countryside and the Shotley Peninsula, we’re sure to be able to offer you a holiday that’s just right for you. Established over 19 years ago, Suffolk Secrets is staffed by a local, friendly team and every one of our lovely cottages has been inspected by Visit England. There is an amazing choice.
  • Manor Cottages
    Manor Cottages >>
    Manor Cottages have long been known for properties that offer 'the true Cotswold experience'. We have cottages of real character, often in internationally famous picture-postcard locations, sometimes of great historical importance. All have reliably high standards and attract many repeat visitors. We feature 'the Cotswold Lakes' and a good number of extra-large properties. Our collection extends to the Wye Valley, Bath, Shakespeare Country. [A number of individual Manor Cottages properties feature on this website.]
  • Campden Cottages
    Campden Cottages >>
    The Cotswolds is where you will find some of the most beautiful and picturesque villages in the UK and is a designated 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty'. We offer high quality self catering holiday cottages to rent in the following villages: Chipping Campden, Broad Campden, Blockley, Paxford, Mickleton, Bretforton, Saintbury, Moreton in Marsh and Darlingscott. Properties sleep between 3 and 15 people, and 20 of them welcome a dog.
  • Hideaways (Heart of England)
    Hideaways (Heart of England) >>
    Our current selection of self-catering holiday cottages embraces The Cotswolds, The Forest of Dean, The New Forest, The Wye Valley, Herefordshire and the Welsh borders. We also include Visit Britain star-rated accommodation in Bath, Stratford-upon-Avon and Ludlow. In all we span twelve counties: Devon, Somerset, Cornwall, Kent, Sussex, Wiltshire, Dorset, Hampshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Surrey, Herefordshire and Warwickshire. [A number of individual Hideaways properties feature on this website.]
  • The Good Life Cottage Company
    The Good Life Cottage Company >>
    We have a beautiful selection of quality Lake District Holiday Cottages. The Good Life Cottage Company is an independent, family run business in the heart of the Lake District. We love letting holiday cottages and pride ourselves on offering a personal touch. All our cottages enjoy stunning scenery and great walks, so whether you’re looking for a romantic break, a cosy retreat with a log fire, lake views or a luxury pet-friendly property we'll have a place for you. [A number of individual 'Good Life' cottages properties feature on this website.]
  • Lakelovers
    Lakelovers >>
    For the ultimate in holiday living Lakelovers have it all. Established over 31 years ago, we pride ourselves on hand picking individual properties in unique locations. Our selection of almost 400 properties includes traditional Lakeland farmhouses in the absolute heart of the Langdale Valley, sleeping up to 14, steeped in character , to luxury modern apartments sleeping 2. All properties have been graded by Visit England, to a minimum of Three Stars.
  • Coppermines
    Coppermines >>
    With over 70 cottages of quality and character in and around Coniston village and the surrounding area, including Hawkshead, Langdale, Duddon Valley, Sawrey and Windermere, our selection of cottages now ranges from romantic cosy hideaways for two to larger interlinking cottages for large groups. Choose from spectacular mountain locations, quiet rural retreats or cottages in charming villages. All are inspected and graded annually by Visit Britain.
  • Lakeland Cottage Holidays
    Lakeland Cottage Holidays >>
    Choose from our varied selection of cottages in the northern Lakes. Our accommodation includes farmhouses, apartments, bungalows, family houses, converted barns and large properties in their own grounds, as well as white-washed traditional cottages. They are in places such as Grange-in-Borrowdale, Seatoller, Braithwaite, Bassenthwaite, Keswick, Ambleside and in valleys such as Borrowdale and the Vale of Lorton.
  • Red Rose Cottages
    Red Rose Cottages >>
    Our agency provides self-catering holiday homes in some of the most beautiful and less explored parts of rural Lancashire, one of northern England's 'best kept secrets'. (Our coverage also extends into parts of Cumbria and The Lakes) There’s no substitute for experience, and coupled with our commitment to giving the very best in customer service you’ll find that booking a holiday with Red Rose Holiday Cottages is memorable for all the right reasons.
  • Heart of the Lakes
    Heart of the Lakes >>
    Here at Heart of the Lakes we offer you a fine selection of Lake District cottages sleeping from just 2 up to the largest - sleeping 10. Whatever time of year you stay you will find a cottage that fits the bill. They come in all shapes and sizes, with a range to suit every taste and pocket. Locations vary from village-centre to remote and rural, but all are in the most sought after parts of the National Park. Every holiday includes free Leisure Club membership.
  • Ingrid Flute's Yorkshire Holiday Cottages
    Ingrid Flute's Yorkshire Holiday Cottages >>
    We are based in charming and historic Whitby, on the much-loved Yorkshire coast, It means we have exceptional knowledge of the region and the location of every one of our rigorously inspected properties. Established in 1970, we have been providing quality self-catering accommodation in this idyllic part of the world for over 40 years. You can book online or, by phone, with an experienced and locally-based staff, who are happy to advise.
  • Northumbria Coast & Country Cottages
    Northumbria Coast & Country Cottages >>
    We have introduced nearly a million holidaymakers to Northumberland - a fact we are very proud of. With over 400 cottages to choose from, we are sure we've got somewhere in the county that's just right for you. Our friendly, local and enthusiastic team are always happy to help you choose your ideal holiday cottage and to give advice on locations. While in Northumberland, do come and visit us in one of our offices in Alnmouth or Seahouses.
  • Cornish Holiday Cottages
    Cornish Holiday Cottages >>
    We have a portfolio of properties in the cosmopolitan marina town of Falmouth and the romantic ‘Du Maurier' setting of the Helford River and surrounding creek-side locations. Breathtaking sea-view apartments, tucked away waterside retreats, cosy homes-from- home and those with a touch of grandeur await you. You choose - outdoor thrills, new discoveries, beautiful scenery, a log fire, the finest seafood, superb beaches, a walk with the dog.
  • Dorset Coastal Cottages
    Dorset Coastal Cottages >>
    We have large-group accommodation sleeping up to 17. Our large holiday lets are perfect for special occasions and multi-generational get-togethers. Many of our large holiday cottages also feature the option of choosing different bed make-ups (eg doubles split into singles) to ensure a comfortable holiday. Visit our website or give us a call on 0800 9804070 and we will use our local expert knowledge to find the very best Dorset cottage for you.
  • Forgotten Houses
    Forgotten Houses >>
    Ours are unusual self-catering holiday houses, cottages and homes in Cornwall, Wales, France and Ireland. Whether you are looking for a large house overlooking the Helford River, a romantic thatched cottage in the woods or a castle next to the beach in Wales, we have the perfect place for you. Each property has been handpicked for its unique location, its architecture and history. Established for 16 years, we pride ourselves on attention to detail... [A number of individual Hideaways properties feature on this website.]
  • Hideaways (West Country)
    Hideaways (West Country) >>
    We have cottages in Devon, Somerset, Cornwall and Dorset. Also farmhouses and apartments in Wiltshire (including the cathedral city of Salisbury). We also feature character cottages in Kent and Sussex and a wide selection of much sought-after period cottages. We have cottages in and around the New Forest, in Hampshire. We also have several cottage rentals within easy reach of London, as well as in Bath, in Stratford-upon-Avon and in Ludlow. [A number of individual Hideaways properties feature on this website.]
  • Helpful Holidays
    Helpful Holidays >>
    Winner of a Sunday Times Travel Editor's Award, Helpful offers over 700 holiday homes across the West Country. In Cornwall and Devon, Somerset and Dorset - seaside and inland - we range from smart beach houses to a coastal fort, with many 'chocolate box' thatched cottages. Our priority is to find out what individuals and especially families want to do on holiday and to direct them to places and accommodation that suit their tastes and purses.
  • Salcombe Holiday Homes
    Salcombe Holiday Homes >>
    Salcombe, at the southernmost tip of Devon, is on what must be one of the world's most beautiful estuaries. This provides sailing, walking, beaches, fishing, diving, birdwatching and a pleasant climate. We are very much specialists in Salcombe as 99% of our 180-plus properties are in the town, North Sands and South Sands. These include The Old Rectory, a magnificent early Victorian Rectory in a beautiful position beside the Salcombe estuary.
  • Mackays Holidays
    Mackays Holidays >>
    Mackays have been offering holiday cottages throughout Scotland for over 40 years. They have a wide range, from one bedroom cottages to a historic castle and large houses perfect for group getaways. Based in Edinburgh, they offer accommodation from the Scottish Borders right up to Highlands and Islands, and dedicated property managers visit each property to ensure the highest standards. Full details of all self-catering properties, along with live availability, can be found on the website – Book securely online or call the friendly booking team on +44 (0) 1237 426725.
  • Abade (Tayside/Perthshire)
    Abade (Tayside/Perthshire) >>
    Book your next holiday in Scotland in one of our hand-picked, quality, traditional cottages, apartments, lodges and unusual places to stay in the heart of Scotland and Scottish Highlands, most just an hour's drive from Edinburgh and Glasgow. Perthshire is a very accessible part of Scotland - packed with alternatives, from golf to gardens, from castles to ceilidhs, from a classical concert to a remote highland Perthshire glen with dramatic scenery and wildlife the only company. We provide greater flexibility than most self catering operators, offering weekly lets, short breaks and several properties with a completely flexible approach to length of stay and date of arrival and departure.

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