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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.

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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...

  • Heather View Holiday Cottage

    Heather View Holiday Cottage, Sway, Hampshire, New Forest, England.

    If your ideal New Forest retreat is a cottage where ponies wander up to the front gate, and you have access to miles of forest walks on the doorstep, then Heather View Cottage is a great choice. Located on the edge of the village of Sway (with a good range of shops, pubs and restaurants), this cosy cottage is just three miles from Lymington and Brockenhurst offering the best of both worlds - the forest and the coast. Sleeps 5

    From £300 to £900

  • The Hayloft

    The Hayloft, Warren Carr, Derbyshire, Peak District, England.

    A welcoming holiday apartment for two offering cosy, well priced accommodation full of olde wolde charm on the edge of the Peak District National Park between Bakewell and Matlock. Set in glorious cottage gardens, guests can enjoy beautiful views, lovely walks and an abundance of attractions (including Chatsworth and Haddon hall) close by. Sleeps 2

    From £240 to £320

  • Owls Lodge

    Owls Lodge, Winterslow, Wiltshire, England.

    Providing a high level of contemporary style throughout, Owl Lodge offers couples the chance to escape the hustle and bustle of modern life in a tranquil setting amongst Wiltshire countryside. Wonderful walks and cycle rides from the front door, a pub in the village of Winterslow (walking distance) and a haven for wildlife with Bentley Woods on the doorstep. Sleeps 2

    From £395 to £500