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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.

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...

  • Padstow Breaks - Luxury Cottages and Apartments

    Padstow Breaks - Luxury Cottages and Apartments, Padstow 'Old Town', Cornwall, England.

    Three delightful contemporary holiday apartments that are perfectly located in the old town of Padstow, Cornwall, and within just a short stroll from the harbour and quayside with its fantastic selection of restaurants, pubs and bistros as well as glorious beaches for lazy days. Sleeps 2

    From £185 to £890

  • Savile House

    Savile House, Ollerton, Nottinghamshire, England.

    Just because you're staying in Sherwood Forest doesn't mean you have to rough it like Robin Hood and his merry men! Savile House is a lovely home which comfortably sleeps four in one double and two single rooms. It's perfect for couples, friends, and families with kids who don't like to share, and because it's so wonderfully central, you won't spend all holiday in the car. Not only is Sherwood Forest with its famous Major Oak tree three miles away, but Ollerton Mill is a short walk, and the White Hart Inn is even closer. Nottingham, Mansfield and Worksop are all a short drive from the house, and with an abundance of country walks, cycling trails, forest and parks to explore, your holiday will be full of fun and fantastic memories. Sleeps 4

    From £350 to £500

  • Polanach

    Polanach, Appin, Argyll and Bute, Scotland.

    You don't have to choose between the mountains and the sea when you stay at Polanach. The Highland cottage is less than 150 metres from the shore of Loch Linnhe and sleeps four guests in two bedrooms. It is around half an hour from both Fort William, where there are mountain sports galore and good access to Ben Nevis, and Oban, where there is fresh seafood, excellent amenities and regular ferry services to surrounding islands for day trips. The small friendly village of Appin is just two miles from the cottage. There is a very good village store selling fresh and local produce, and lots of opportunities for fishing, cycling, sailing and bird spotting. With great views, an excellent location and comfortable accommodation, Polanach is everything you could ask for from your Highland getaway. Sleeps 4

    From £375 to £525