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...

  • The Shed at Ploughmans

    The Shed at Ploughmans, Nr Lymington, Hampshire, New Forest, England.

    A funky 'shed with a bed' in the grounds of a Victorian cottage sitting on the outskirts of the New Forest National Park. Packed full of style and charm, this cool holiday retreat is in a great position for exploring the area and the many attractions of both the forest and coast. Sleeps 4

    From £500 to £800

  • Rose Cottage

    Rose Cottage, Combe St Nicholas, Somerset, England.

    Ideally placed along a quiet country lane within walking distance of the pretty Somerset village of Combe St Nicholas (with good pub), this delightful cottage provides a warm welcome at any time of the year. Stylish and well equipped with plenty of space to relax inside and out, there are lovely walks and bike rides locally and a wealth of attractions for day trips out within Somerset and also nearby Devon and Dorset. Sleeps 4

    From £350 to £595

  • Montara

    Montara, Backbarrow, Cumbria, Lake District, England.

    Offering comfortable self-catering, this cosy cottage with open fire and lovely views provides the chance to enjoy a quieter area of the Lake District National Park whilst being within easy driving distance of the many busier tourist attractions. Lakes Windermere and Coniston are close by, as is Morecambe Bay and the Cumbrian coast. Sleeps 4

    From £225 to £395