Independently Owned Holiday Cottages and Self Catering Accommodation in the UK

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We have a large selection of around 1400 independently owned self catering holiday homes throughout the UK.

There are three simple ways to find your ideal retreat: Search (above) by holiday destination; Advanced Search where you can specify your personal requirements and refine your choice; or search by region using the map.

We also have a huge choice of last minute breaks for those who want to get away in the forthcoming few weeks, so why not search our extensive database of last minute cottages and grab yourself a bargain.

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Who are we?

Independent Cottages offers a wide selection of self catering holiday accommodation from oast houses to fisherman’s cottages and town houses to farm stays.

With a huge range of dog friendly cottages; and accommodation ideal for large group bookings, a romantic break or a family holiday, we have something to suit everyone and all budgets. If it’s pure luxury that you’re after, we also have a great selection of Luxury properties for that something special.

We are not an agency; we are an online advertising resource, putting you, the holiday maker, in direct contact with the property owner who will answer all of your questions first hand and take your booking directly. Booking independently, provides a high level of flexibility and can often make great savings as there are no agency fees! We have put together some useful tips which should assist you through the process of booking independently and help to safeguard you along the way.

If you are an owner and wish to find out more about promoting your holiday home through Independent Cottages, please see our add a cottage page.

A few recently added properties...

  • Coachmans Cottage

    Coachmans Cottage, Steeple Ashton, Wiltshire, England.

    Beautifully presented, this 18th Century holiday cottage offers single level accommodation and is located in Steeple Ashton, one of Wiltshire's prettiest villages within easy reach of Salisbury, Bath and Stone Henge. Sleeps 4

    From £495 to £695

  • Windermere Lake Holidays

    Windermere Lake Holidays, Windermere, Cumbria, Lake District, England.

    Two spacious self-catering apartments with wonderful lake and mountain views in an enviable waterside position right on the shore of Lake Windermere in the very heart of the Lake District National Park. Exceptionally well positioned, beautifully presented and a superb location for outdoor activities or relaxing in a tranquil setting. Sleeps 6

    From £650 to £1050

  • Lakeside

    Lakeside, Windermere, Cumbria, Lake District, England.

    A well equipped reasonably priced studio style retreat for 2 with wonderful lake views in a superb waterside position right on the shore of Lake Windermere in the heart of the Lake District National Park. Perfect for outdoor activities and using as a base to explore the areas many attractions. Sleeps 2

    From £365 to £545