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Independently Owned Holiday Cottages and Self Catering Accommodation in the UK

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Unlike other sites, we don’t charge any hidden fees. That's right! No booking fees meaning that you, the holidaymaker, can get the best possible deal.

Independent Cottages provides you with a choice of 1400 verified holiday homes throughout the UK. We put you in direct contact with the cottage owner so that you can ask questions, make sure the property meets your personal needs, and book directly with the person who knows the cottage better than anyone else. Search for your next cottage holiday via Independent Cottages and book it safe in the knowledge that you have not paid any unnecessary additional charges.

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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 cottage 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! (with the exception of just a handful of small niche local agencies we include due to their specialised offering) 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.

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A few recently added properties...

  • Saratoga

    Saratoga, Bruern, Oxfordshire, Cotswolds, England.

    Saratoga is one of Bruern Holiday Cottages twelve luxury retreats sitting amongst gorgeous grounds in the very heart of the Cotswolds within easy reach of Chipping Norton, Stow and Burford. Offering the height of luxury for couples, this delightful cottage provides an ideal base for exploring the areas many attractions and has superb onsite facilities including a pool, spa and gym. Sleeps 2

    From £630 to £1441

  • Wisteria Cottage

    Wisteria Cottage, Watlington, Oxfordshire, England.

    Compact, yet cosy with a big welcome, Wisteria Cottage provides an ideal retreat for couples and small families and an excellent base for exploring Central England. Sitting in the Oxfordshire village of Watlington on the edge of The Chilterns, Oxford city centre is close by as is Henley, Windsor and The Cotswolds. Sleeps 4

    From £400 to £650

  • Admirals Cottage

    Admirals Cottage, Filey, Yorkshire, England.

    Sitting on a private holiday complex surrounded by parkland and glorious golden sands, Admirals Cottage is a stylish seaside retreat in an enviable position just two miles from Filey on the stunning North Yorkshire coast. Fabulous on-site facilities including spa, indoor pool and bar and an abundance of attractions close by to enjoy. Sleeps 4

    From £270 to £700