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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...

  • Far Helks

    Far Helks, Dentdale, Yorkshire, Yorkshire Dales, England.

    A semi-detached luxurious farmhouse under a mile from the quaint village of Dent within the Yorkshire Dales in Cumbria. Within easy reach of the Lake District and the areas many attractions - an ideal place to escape from it all and enjoy stunning scenery, great walks or simply relax. Sleeps 4

    From £419 to £595

  • West View

    West View, Dentdale, Yorkshire, Yorkshire Dales, England.

    A character holiday cottage located on a farm and just a short stroll into the lovely village of Dentdale, within the Yorkshire Dales in Cumbria. A peaceful retreat for exploring both the Dales & Cumbria including the nearby Lake District. Sleeps 4

    From £309 to £449

  • Foxglove Cottage

    Foxglove Cottage, Barbrook, Devon, Exmoor, England.

    A comfortable welcoming holiday cottage in the Exmoor National Park just three miles from Lynton and Lynmouth in North Devon. Stunning coastal scenery all around and superb opportunities for walkers, along with plenty of attractions for great days out. Sleeps 5

    From £300 to £720