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...

  • South Barn

    South Barn, Wangford, Suffolk, England.

    Stylish throughout, this Four Star Gold barn conversion sits in a peaceful countryside setting just minutes from the seaside town of Southwold on the Suffolk Heritage coast. Lovely cycling on quiet lanes, an abundance of attractions, beaches and nature reserves, and within driving distance of Norwich and the Norfolk Broads. Sleeps 4

    From £394 to £724

  • South Devon Lodge

    South Devon Lodge, Chudleigh, Devon, Dartmoor, England.

    Located on the prestigious Finlake Holiday Resort on the outskirts of Dartmoor National Park, this stylish holiday lodge is the perfect choice for families who like to keep active, and those who enjoy relaxing with a private hot tub on the decking and the coast just twenty minutes away. On-site facilities include indoor and outdoor pools, gym, tennis, bar, restaurant and a host of activities to keep the kids amused. Sleeps 6

    From £695 to £1395

  • Caxton House

    Caxton House, Fordingbridge, Hampshire, England.

    A quirky self-catering apartment sitting in a characterful 18th Century Georgian House, offering a self-contained retreat from which to explore the New Forest and its many attractions. Located right in the heart of the riverside town of Fordingbridge, guests have pubs, shops and restaurants on the doorstep. A great base for exploring the area with or without a car. Sleeps 6

    From £385 to £525