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Independently Owned Holiday Cottages and Self Catering Accommodation in the UK

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We have a large selection of around 1500 independently owned self catering holiday homes throughout the UK.

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

Should you be looking for a last minute break, you can also search our extensive database of last minute offers in the forthcoming few weeks; or you can browse our popular destinations or holiday ideas 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 holiday cottages for that something special.

We are not an agency; we are an online advertising resource for UK holiday homes, putting you, the holiday maker, in direct contact with the cottage owner who will answer all of your questions first hand and take you’re booking directly. Booking holiday accommodation independently, provides a high level of flexibility and often saves agency fees! Before you book your next holiday, please take a look at our useful tips and suggestions for booking independently and safeguarding yourself throughout the process.

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...

  • Weir Bungalow

    Weir Bungalow, Brendon, Devon, Exmoor, England.

    A homely comfortable retreat for two (or singles) ideally located close to the Heritage coast in the Exmoor National Park near to Lynton and Lynmouth with their pubs, restaurants and beaches. Perfect for walkers and those who want to visit the areas many attractions. Sleeps 2

    From £295 to £370

  • Limekiln Barn

    Limekiln Barn, West Layton, Yorkshire, Yorkshire Dales, England.

    A beautifully presented 5 Star Gold barn conversion located in a peaceful setting close to the many attractions of the Yorkshire Dales. Ideal for walkers who want to explore local Swaledale and Teesdale and perfect for family holidays, getting together with friends or for celebrating a special occasion. Sleeps 8

    From £695 to £1450

  • Braecroft Apartment

    Braecroft Apartment, Upper Oddington, Gloucestershire, Cotswolds, England.

    A stylish self-catering apartment providing a romantic retreat in the highly desirable 'Golden Triangle' area of the Cotswolds on the outskirts of Upper Oddington village. Excellent pubs within walking distance and a great base for exploring the Cotswolds with its attractions, pretty villages and historic towns. Superb walks from the front door. Sleeps 2

    From £350 to £595