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...

  • Hurstly Cottage 2

    Hurstly Cottage 2, Boldre, Hampshire, New Forest, England.

    A beautifully presented holiday cottage in an idyllic position sitting within its own pretty secluded garden on the outskirts of the magical New Forest National Park. An ideal retreat for family holidays, friends who want to spend time together or romantic breaks. Sleeps 6

    From £650 to £1490

  • 2, Quayside Court

    2, Quayside Court, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk, England.

    Beautifully appointed, this well equipped holiday apartment sits in an enviable position overlooking the harbour in the quaint Norfolk coastal town of Wells-next-the-Sea. Pubs, restaurants, shops, wonderful walks and the water are all on the doorstep and the area offers numerous attractions within easy reach. Sleeps 4

    From £474 to £854

  • Secret Nook

    Secret Nook, Windermere, Cumbria, Lake District, England.

    A cosy holiday apartment for two in a peaceful setting just a ten minute stroll from the many amenities in Windermere village. With wonderful walks on the doorstep and easy access to Lake Windermere, this is an ideal touring base for exploring the areas many attractions. Sleeps 2

    From £325 to £325