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.

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...

  • William House

    William House, Broad Haven, Pembrokeshire, Pembrokeshire Coast, Wales.

    Offering 5 Star luxury, this delightful coastal retreat is perfectly placed along a private drive just two hundred yards from the glorious sandy beach of Broad Haven in the Pembrokeshire National Park. Miles of coastal path to explore, incredible wildlife, good pubs and lovely Blue Flag Beaches on the doorstep. Sleeps 2

    From £380 to £880

  • Owl Cottage

    Owl Cottage, Thornton, Yorkshire, England.

    Nicely presented, this welcoming Yorkshire holiday cottage sits on a working farm amongst the East Yorkshire countryside between Thornton and Melbourne and is only thirteen miles from the historic city of York with its many attractions, excellent eateries and great shops. A excellent base for exploring not only York but the local canals, East Yorkshire countryside and slightly further afield, the stunning coastline. Sleeps 4

    From £340 to £580

  • Ashcoast House

    Ashcoast House, Talysarn, Gwynedd, Snowdonia, Wales.

    With stunning walks on the doorstep (including walks amongst Dorothea Lakes and the mountains), this comfortable holiday home nestles amongst the Nantlle Valley on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park. Equidistant of Porthmadog and Caernarfon, the area offers endless opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts and is just a short car ride from the coast, castles and abundance of attractions. Sleeps 5

    From £349 to £649