Holiday Cottages

Choose from a cosy country cottage, a romantic retreat just for two, a fisherman’s cottage by the sea or a large holiday home for a family occasion. Browse cottages with hot tubs, castles to rent, pet friendly cottages and our popular cottages with pools page. These are just some of the properties in our selection of holiday cottages to rent in England, Scotland and Wales.

Or travel a little further afield… Cross the water to discover Ireland’s stunning coastline, sample a pint of the ‘black stuff’ and experience the ‘craic’. Or cross the Channel to France and choose from holiday cottages on the coast to traditional French gites in the famous wine making regions.

Popular Areas:

Cornwall | Devon | Dorset | Norfolk | Suffolk

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Hathaway Hamlet

Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire.

Sleeps 3. Situated in the quiet village of Shottery, this very pretty listed cottage boasts a large feature inglenook fireplace and 17th-century oak four-poster bed. Just 1 mile from Stratford, it lies 200 yards from Anne Hathaway’s famous cottage. Cottage Code: RHI.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 16th Century

Dunstan Hall

Dunstan Hall, Craster, Northumberland.

Sleeps 18. Dunstan Hall is a wonderful grade II listed exclusive use castle dating back to the 14th century, perhaps as far back as the 11th century. The hall boasts wonderful sea views, and is only one mile from the local beach. Cottage Code: MRD.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • 14th Century
  • Piano

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La Source

Thônes, Haute-Savoie, France.

Sleeps 6. Enjoying beautiful views of the imposing heights of Aravis Mountains, this traditional chalet stands in the unspoilt valley of Manigod. Outside there is a flowery garden with a grassy area and a large covered terrace ideal for al fresco dining. Cottage Code: F74129.

  • Open Fire
  • 20th Century

Lakeside Lodge

nr. Bantry, Co. Cork.

Sleeps 4. With views of Bantry Bay, this comfortable property stands detached within the owner’s grounds. Well placed for touring, it lies on the road to Glengarriff, just 2 miles from the historic town of Bantry. Cottage Code: YUQ.

  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century

Byron

Riva del Garda, Lake Garda, Veneto.

Sleeps 6. Once associated with the literary translator and art critic Andrea Maffei, this well presented holiday apartment is located within an imposing historic house. The terraced gardens enjoy views over the surrounding vineyards to Lake Garda. Cottage Code: IVG401.

  • Games room
  • Open Fire
  • 17th Century

Villa Giarre

Giarre, nr. Taormina, Sicily.

Sleeps 5. Close to the World Heritage Site of Mount Etna in eastern Sicily, this elegant holiday villa is decorated and furnished in traditional Italian-Mediterranean style. Set in an elevated location, relax and enjoy stunning sea views from the balcony. Cottage Code: ISS268.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Open Fire
  • 20th Century

Crismaxa

Biscarrosse, Landes, Aquitaine, France.

Sleeps 4. Just a short drive from the dramatic Atlantic coastline of southwestern France, this delightful holiday villa enjoys its very own swimming pool. The nearest shops, bars and restaurants of Biscarrosse are just half a kilometer away. Cottage Code: F40131.

  • Swimming pool
  • Pub nearby
  • 20th Century

Mas Crouanques

St. Marsal, nr. Perpignan, Pyrénées-Orientales, France.

Sleeps 6. Surrounded by spectacular scenery, this luxurious and magnificently restored mas enjoys shared use of the owners outdoor pool. Roam the extensive forests and fields of this stunning property, with paths that lead straight into the mountains. Cottage Code: T66283.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Open Fire
  • Shared pool
  • 18th Century

Stokers Loft

West Mersea, nr. Colchester, Essex.

Sleeps 2. Ideally located for sailing enthusiasts, Stokers Loft is just 20 yards from the sea and offers fantastic views from its upstairs living area. It is also conveniently situated for two renowned fish restaurants, local shops and pubs. Cottage Code: BRY.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century

Longfellow’s Cottage

Cloghbolie, nr. Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal.

Sleeps 4. This traditional stone-built fisherman’s croft has been carefully renovated in order to retain many original features. Dating from the 1800s, it now provides comfortable and well-appointed holiday accommodation close to Creevy Pier. Cottage Code: W31870.

  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • Fishing
  • 19th Century

La Haie au Loup

Norrey-en-Auge, Normandy, France.

Sleeps 9. This beautifully restored, part timber-framed holiday property is set in large, mature gardens with its own private swimming pool. Set in a peaceful hamlet close to the medieval town of Falaise, the birthplace of William the Conqueror. Cottage Code: F14125.

  • Swimming pool
  • Open Fire
  • Pet friendly
  • 18th Century

The Loft

Arthurstown, nr. Waterford, Co. Wexford.

Sleeps 6. Set over three floors in the picturesque fishing village of Arthurstown, this former corn loft has been carefully restored to take full advantage of the spectacular sea views. Take a short ferry ride to Waterford, the oldest city in Ireland. Cottage Code: W32011.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Close to Sea
  • Quirky
  • Pub nearby
  • 18th Century