Category : Holiday Maker Information

Our Travel Posters Encourage You to ‘Discover the Magic of Home’

With the UK back in lockdown, travel restrictions are currently in place once more. So while we can’t encourage you to explore characterful cottages around the UK just now, we have put a new spin (or perhaps the original spin) on the meaning of the word ‘staycation’ – by inspiring you to enjoy everything your […]

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Cities, Countrysides and Coastlines: The Pantone Colours of the UK

With all that is going on in the world right now, enjoying the beauty of the UK has never been more important. This year UK staycations have been more popular than ever, from coastal breaks to countryside escapes and city stays.  That’s why we have decided to put together a visual guide to the beauty […]

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These are the most popular movie and TV homes, according to Google

At Independent Cottages we list an extremely diverse array of holiday homes – from grand manors, to quaint cottages, tree houses, houseboats, converted buses and everything in between. We know how much a special house can stick with you, and that’s true not only of your own home or places you’ve stayed on holiday but […]

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Coronavirus: UK holidaymakers’ questions answered

Updated 17th August 2021 With the uncertainties surrounding overseas travel, many of us are looking to holiday in the UK this year. Whilst you may be keen to book a holiday, it is likely that you will have questions and concerns surrounding future covid-related restrictions and cancellation policies. Whilst individual holiday home owners will have […]

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Recent research shows average savings of £211 on a UK holiday when you book direct.

We all look for ways to save money and booking a holiday is no exception. However, deciding what to compromise on is often tricky. The good news is that recent research conducted by Independent Cottages in August 2019 has shown that it is easy to save hundreds of pounds without any trade-offs. Simply by booking […]

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Cottages with swimming pools for summer holidays

With rolling countryside, secluded valleys and rugged coastlines to enjoy, it’s easy to see why people choose the UK for their summer holiday. If you dream of swimming with a view of the Cotswolds, or Devon’s green pastures, you’ll love our collection of cottages with swimming pools.   Hartwell, West Devon – Sleeps 10 This idyllic […]

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UK National Parks – 15 Stunning Reasons to Have a British Holiday

The British Isles are home to no less than 15 National Parks. From the Cairngorms National Park in North Scotland, to Dartmoor National Park in England’s South West, there are thousands of acres of unspoiled landscape for you to enjoy amazing British holidays. National Parks in Scotland The Cairngorms National Park is for adventure lovers. […]

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Top 10 UK Christmas Markets for a Festive Break

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If the thought of spending hours trawling the internet or high street shops in search of that perfect Christmas gift fills you with dread, why not try something different this year? Growing in number year by year, Christmas markets are becoming increasing popular in the UK and they are the perfect way to find those […]

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Booking a Holiday Cottage Independently & Safeguarding Yourself Throughout The Process

Family leaning out of the car window smiling with sun glasses on

There are many advantages of booking your holiday cottage directly with the owner. Not only is there a huge selection of properties to choose from, but it is also likely to be considerably cheaper than booking a cottage through a third party. In addition, you have a direct line of communication with the property owner […]

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