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Independently Owned Holiday Cottages and Self Catering Accommodation in the UK

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How to search for a holiday cottage

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.

If you haven't decided where you want to go yet, you might want to look through our guides for England, Scotland and Wales for inspiration.

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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...

  • The Old Inn

    The Old Inn, Wheddon Cross, Somerset, Exmoor, England.

    Offering a lovely blend of cosiness and old-world charm, The Old Inn is perfectly placed in the very heart of Exmoor's National Park close to Wheddon Cross and Snowdrop Valley. Wonderful walks on the doorstep and plenty of attractions within easy reach including the beaches of Devon and Somerset. Sleeps 5

    From £350 to £550

  • Apple Loft

    Apple Loft, Upottery, Devon, England.

    Stylish throughout, this well presented self-catering apartment is a super choice for couples who want to relax and unwind in a peaceful setting amongst the beauty of the Blackdown Hills. Within easy reach of the Jurassic Coast guests can enjoy wonderful walks and fantastic views on the doorstep. Sleeps 2

    From £300 to £550

  • The Garden Annexe

    The Garden Annexe, Hayling Island, Hampshire, England.

    Comfy and welcoming, Garden Annexe is located on the outskirts of Hayling Island on the South Coast of England and is ideal for those visiting the many festivals and events of the area, along with the plethora of attractions. Superb water based activities and beaches. Portsmouth and Chichester close by. Sleeps 4

    From £200 to £350