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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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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.

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A few recently added properties...

  • No.2 The Coach House

    No.2 The Coach House, Yealand Redmayne, Lancashire, England.

    Comy and welcoming, this split level holiday cottage sits within the Arnside/Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Lancashire and is a great base for exploring the many attractions of Cumbria and The Lake District National Park. A breathtaking landscape surrounds where you can escape away in a rural setting abundant with wildlife and wonderful walks - prefect for relaxing. Sleeps 4

    From £310 to £450

  • Meadow Barn at Stone Farm

    Meadow Barn at Stone Farm, Brayford, Devon, England.

    Meadow Barn sits on an eighty acre farm amongst rural Devonshire countryside and is within easy driving distance of Exmoor National Park (just a few miles away). Perfect for families and couples (one or two), the cottage was once a farm building and today has been sympathetically converted to provide comfortable and welcoming self-catering. Abundant with wildlife as well as sheep peacefully grazing the fields, this is an ideal place to relax and unwind and a good base for exploring Devon's many attractions with Barnstaple just a few miles away as well as glorious beaches at Croyde and Putsborough. The area offers lovely walks (including the nature trail through the woods on the farm) and cycle rides on the Tarka Trail (secure bike storage available). Sleeps 5

    From £450 to £1100

  • Orchard Barn at Stone Farm

    Orchard Barn at Stone Farm, Brayford, Devon, England.

    With 80 acres of peaceful farmland to enjoy, and views stretching towards Exmoor just a few miles away, Orchard Barn is a charming choice for couples or families. It has been sympathetically converted from a former farm building to create a comfortable modern home with lots of warmth and charm. Guests are welcome to explore the area around the property, including the woodland where the owners have created a family trail, where kids love spotting the resident sheep and visiting deer and rabbits. Barnstaple is just a few miles away, as is the Exmoor National Park and fantastic North Devon beaches like Croyde Bay and Putsborough. The Tarka Trail is just one of many ways to explore this beautiful part of England, with the owners providing secure bike storage if you choose to bring your own wheels. With space for four guests in two luxurious en suite bedrooms, and the potential to hire neighbouring Meadow Barn for to accommodate five more guests in three bedrooms, Or chard Barn is a great choice for everyone from couples to large families and groups of friends. Sleeps 4

    From £350 to £920