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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...

  • Rushcroft Cottage 1

    Rushcroft Cottage 1, Sway, Hampshire, New Forest, England.

    A welcoming holiday retreat in the Hampshire village of Sway with forest walks straight from the front door. Sitting within the New Forest National Park, Rushcroft Farm is ideal for walkers, cyclists, horse riders (on-site livery available) and those who want to visit the areas many attractions. Just four miles from Lymington and within easy reach of the coast. Sleeps 4

    From £285 to £735

  • Rushcroft Lodge

    Rushcroft Lodge, Sway, Hampshire, New Forest, England.

    Rushcroft Lodge sits in the New Forest National Park on the edge of the Hampshire village of Sway. With easy access to the coast (Lymington is just 4 miles) and direct forest access from the front door, this welcoming comfy cottage is a good choice for walkers, cyclists and horse riders (on-site livery available for those who wish to bring their own horse). A great base for visiting the many attractions of the New Forest. Sleeps 3

    From £265 to £475

  • Allt na Braighe

    Allt na Braighe, Aviemore, Highland, Scotland.

    Whatever your reason for visiting the Cairngorms National Park, you'll find a warm welcome at Allt na Braighe. The modern three-bedroom bungalow is in a quiet cul-de-sac just north of the centre of Aviemore, putting you within walking distance of shops, pubs and public transport if you choose to leave the car at home. With skiing, mountain biking, fishing, golf, hiking and white water rafting being just a few of the activities on offer, the kids won't have a chance to say "I'm bored"! Each bedroom can be set up either as a double or twin bedroom and there are two separate living rooms to make Allt na Braighe a comfortably versatile property for couples, families and groups of friends. Sleeps 6

    From £390 to £490