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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...

  • Boscobel Cottage

    Boscobel Cottage, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, New Forest, England.

    A short walk from the centre of Brockenhurst in the heart of the New Forest, Boscobel Cottage is the perfect base for exploring this wonderful National Park. The well-appointed property comfortably sleeps four guests in two bedrooms, and is a favourite with families and groups who like the convenience of being a few minutes' walk from amenities while enjoying the peace of a large private garden. It is in easy reach of the Brockenhurst train station, great pubs like the Foresters Arms, and all of the New Forest's most popular attractions including Lyndhurst, Lymington and the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu. Sleeps 4

    From £635 to £990

  • Castell Holiday Cottages - Gwynant

    Castell Holiday Cottages - Gwynant, Caerphilly, Caerphilly, Wales.

    Just four hundred metres from Caerphilly's stunning medieval castle, this modern self-catering holiday home provides an excellent base for exploring South Wales and is less than eight miles (a short drive or train ride) into Cardiff's vibrant city centre. Plenty to see and do and great for those who enjoy theatre, cinema, opera and night life. Sleeps 5

    From £500 to £1000

  • The Garden Flat No2

    The Garden Flat No2, Scarborough, Yorkshire, North York Moors, England.

    In the quieter part of Scarborough on Yorkshire's stunning north coastline, this well presented holiday flat is just perfect for older couples or a small family with an older child (sorry no children under 8) who want a holiday relaxing by the sea. Ideally situated on the Esplanade adjacent to South Bay, the apartment is nicely tucked away away from the crowds yet within walking distance of the resorts many attractions. York City, Whitby and the North York Moors are within easy driving distance for day trips out. Sleeps 4

    From £470 to £635