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Independently Owned Holiday Cottages and Self Catering Accommodation in the UK

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Unlike other sites, we don’t charge any hidden fees. That's right! No booking fees meaning that you, the holidaymaker, can get the best possible deal.

Independent Cottages provides you with a choice of 1400 verified holiday homes throughout the UK. We put you in direct contact with the cottage owner so that you can ask questions, make sure the property meets your personal needs, and book directly with the person who knows the cottage better than anyone else. Search for your next cottage holiday via Independent Cottages and book it safe in the knowledge that you have not paid any unnecessary additional charges.

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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 cottage 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! (with the exception of just a handful of small niche local agencies we include due to their specialised offering) 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.

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A few recently added properties...

  • Little Thatch

    Little Thatch, Selsey, West Sussex, England.

    With three en-suite king-size bedrooms, this pretty dog friendly cottage is perfect for friends and families and sits in the coastal village of Selsey, close to Chichester in West Sussex. Within walking distance of the village pub, dog friendly beach and a great base for exploring the Sussex coastline. Sleeps 6

    From £699 to £1299

  • Arcobaleno

    Arcobaleno, Sway, Hampshire, New Forest, England.

    A versatile large holiday home accommodating up to ten guests in the pretty Hampshire village of Sway in the New Forest National Park. The Quayside market town of Lymington is just four miles away and there are an abundance of attractions within easy reach. The perfect mix of forest and coast! Sleeps 10

    From £800 to £1700

  • Dyer's Cottage

    Dyer's Cottage, Halifax, Yorkshire, England.

    Sitting in West Yorkshire in the Calderdale Valley close to Halifax, this beautifully presented 17th Century holiday cottage is perfect for couples, small families or singles and an ideal base for exploring Yorkshire's many attractions. Sitting in the heart of the film sets for 'Happy Valley' and 'Last Tango in Halifax' there is plenty to see and do all around. Sleeps 2

    From £295 to £420