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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...

  • Tosca Farmhouse

    Tosca Farmhouse, Kearstwick, Cumbria, England.

    Affording a quiet position sitting on a country lane, Tosca Farmhouse offers the perfect blend of luxury and country living and is a fabulous retreat for the discerning guest. Close to the The Lake District National Park, the Yorkshire Dales and also the Trough of Bowland, this stunning property offers glorious scenery and outdoor pursuits on the doorstep and an abundance of attractions within easy reach. A popular choice for a family holiday, few nights away with friends or celebrating a special occasion in a wonderfully relaxing setting. Sleeps 8

    From £631 to £1308

  • The Granary

    The Granary, South Hay, Hampshire, South Downs, England.

    Tucked away in a quiet corner of the Hampshire countryside, The Granary has been a part of this beautiful landscape for centuries. Sympathetically restored to a high standard, this wonderful self-catering property sits on a working farm just outside of Alton market town. It sleeps up to six guests in three en-suite bedrooms and, with a location that puts it in within easy reach of Winchester, Guildford and Portsmouth, as well as attractions like LEGOLAND Windsor, Beaulieu Motor Museum and Highclere Castle, it is perfect for couples, families and friends who want to make the most of every minute of their holiday. Alton is part of the South Downs National Park, and there are pleasant walks around the farm with several footpaths, including one which links to The Hangars Way going through the farm. The South Downs is a favourite destination for mountain bikers, and there is a good choice of trails to suit all abilities. Opportunities to play golf, go horse riding and even fly a glider are nearby, or simply spend your days discovering the many delights of picturesque Hampshire villages and market towns. Whatever makes your holiday perfect, The Granary is a beautiful place to stay. Sleeps 6

    From £635 to £1065

  • The Coach House

    The Coach House, South Hay, Hampshire, South Downs, England.

    The Coach House is the perfect 'bolt-hole' for two and nicely tucked away in a quiet spot amongst rolling Hampshire countryside. With lovely views, this first floor holiday home affords a detached position with its own small garden on a working farm, and is located on the outskirts of the Hampshire market town of Alton within the South Downs National Park. Conveniently placed, The Coach House has an abundance of attractions within easy reach for day trips out including Winchester, Portsmouth and Guildford. Windsor Castle, the New Forest (including Beaulieu Motor Museum) and Highclere Castle are all also within driving distance. Sleeps 2

    From £340 to £475