Four spacious holiday cottages, comfortably furnished with exposed beams and original features providing a peaceful retreat within walking distance of the historic market town of Thame in Oxfordshire. Within easy reach of the Cotswolds for day trips out and a great self-catering base for exploring Central England. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
The Shepherd's Rest is a rural holiday cottage two miles south of Thurso on the far north coast of Scotland. The property sleeps six people in three ensuite bedrooms and suits families, friends or couples, including those with dogs. It's an incredible spot close to two golf courses, numerous beaches, castles, and remnants of Viking habitation. Spend your days walking, cycling, or touring the North Coast 500 route in a car or on a motorbike. Thurso has excellent amenities whether you choose to self-cater or dine out.
With rolling hills, charming towns and villages and a strong sense of history at every turn, Shropshire is the ideal choice for a romantic holiday. Daisy Cottage is dog-friendly, perfect for couples and can be booked on its own or together with one or more of the other self-catering retreats at Ryton Farm for those travelling as part of a group of extended family or friends. There is an excellent pub, the Horseshoes in Dorrington, a mile away, and five well-stocked coarse fishing lakes only a few minutes' walk from the door. The Shropshire Hills AONB, Shrewsbury, Ludlow and Telford are all within easy reach for a wonderful day out, as are memorable walks, superb fishing and bike rides.
Chestnut at Ryton Farm offers single level self-catering, ideal for those who prefer to not climb stairs. Set amidst glorious Shropshire countryside in a peaceful position, the cottage sleeps 4 and offers a place where guests can enjoy lovely walks, views and 5 on-site fishing lakes on the doorstep. A great dog-friendly holiday home with plenty of attractions within easy reach including Ludlow, Shrewsbury and Ironbridge.
Lavender Holiday Cottage is one of a collection at Ryton Farm nestling amongst Shropshire countryside. Enjoying a peaceful setting, Ryton Farm is a popular choice with fishermen having 5 well-stocked lakes, along with country walks. Relax amongst the tranquillity or discover the many attractions of Shropshire within easy reach including Ludlow, Ironbridge, and Shrewsbury to name just a few. You can do as much or as little as your heart desires when you holiday at Ryton Farm.
Located on a farmstead in the North York Moors National Park, these two self-catering holiday cottages provide the ideal retreat for anyone who enjoys walking or simply wants to relax in beautiful countryside. Just a mile from Hutton-le-hole with a good pub serving food and within easy driving distance of Pickering, Helmsley and Kirkbymoorside. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
Everything you need for a fantastic holiday is at your fingertips when you stay at The Lodge on the Lake. The lakefront chalet is on the Hoburne Park in the Cotswold Water Park, close to all amenities with idyllic views. It sleeps up to four people in two bedrooms and is ideal for families or couples. South Cerney is a few minutes away, as are Cirencester, Cheltenham, Bibury and Bourton-on-the-Water. You're only ever a walk, bike ride or scenic drive away from a gorgeous view, country pub or a farmers market. Facilities on site include sailing, fishing, pedalos, swimming and lots more.
Relax by the lake in this spacious self-catering caravan on the popular Holburn site of the Cotswold Water Park. Water's Edge sleeps up to seven people in three bedrooms, with guests having access to excellent amenities that include indoor and outdoor swimming pools, an adventure playground and a clubhouse with a sports bar, brasserie and cafe. The pretty village of South Cerney is just five minutes away, while Cirencester, Bibury and Bourton-on-the-Water are within a 15-30 minute drive. With short breaks available, Water's Edge is ideal for a fun, family getaway or holiday at any time of the year.
With rolling hills, charming towns and villages and a strong sense of history at every turn, Shropshire is the ideal choice for a romantic holiday. Gorse Cottage is dog-friendly, perfect for couples and can be booked on its own or together with one or more of the other self-catering retreats at Ryton Farm for those travelling as part of a group of extended family or friends. There is an excellent pub, the Horseshoes in Dorrington, a mile away, and five well-stocked coarse fishing lakes only a few minutes' walk from the door. The Shropshire Hills AONB, Shrewsbury, Ludlow and Telford are all within easy reach for a wonderful day out, as are memorable walks, superb fishing and bike rides.
A fantastic holiday home located in the heart of Little Haven on the Pembrokeshire Coastline less than 100 yds from the sea. With a choice of good pubs in the village, this is an ideal self-catering seaside retreat for large groups of up to nine guests. Pubs, sandy beach and miles of coastal path on the doorstep. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
Luxury Lodge with Hot tub, South Devon, not far from Torquay and Teignmouth. Luxury Resort.
Dovecote Apartment is at Redwell Fisheries in the gorgeous Lancashire countryside, close to Kirkby Lonsdale and within easy reach of the Yorkshire Dales, Lake District, and Morecambe Bay. The park's extensive grounds include five acres of fishing lakes with guests able to indulge their passion for coarse fishing during their stay. Walking, cycling, climbing, golf, caving and scuba diving are all readily accessible. Local attractions include Lancaster Castle, the Ingleton Waterfalls Trail, and RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve.
Lakeview Apartment is a quiet, comfortable holiday home in the heart of the Lancashire countryside. The ground floor property is pet-friendly and wheelchair accessible, and ideal for couples or solo visitors who enjoy on-site coarse fishing and a location close to the Forest of Bowland, Yorkshire Dales, Morecambe Bay, and the Lake District. It's an ideal spot for anyone who enjoys being outdoors. Kirkby Lonsdale, Lancaster, and Kendal are all 15-20 minutes drive away, with a great choice of amenities and attractions. It's a fantastic choice for a holiday at any time of year.
A delightful waterside retreat on the Shropshire Union Canal in the grounds of a popular tavern which serves good food and cask ale. Just twenty miles from Shrewsbury, Ironbridge and The Potteries, The Boathouse is a great self-catering cottage for a family holiday or romantic waterside break.
This seafront holiday cottage is a wonderful escape from the stress of daily life. Sleeping four people in two bedrooms, Stella Maris is perfect for couples, families or friends, boasting a landscaped sea-facing garden and panoramic views from the living area and master bedroom. It's on a cliff above the beach and harbour of Auchmithie, a few miles from Arbroath and within easy reach of Dundee and Aberdeen. Guests can spend happy days walking and cycling, visiting castles and distilleries, spotting birds and watching pods of playful dolphins. Stella Maris is available for bookings all year round.
Miller's End offers ground floor self-catering ideally placed alongside a picturesque working Water Mill nestling amongst glorious Dorset countryside. A tranquil oasis of calm where you can escape from everyday pressures or get out and about exploring the many attractions of Hampshire (including the New Forest) and the South Coast.
Blare Cottage is one of six well presented holiday retreats nestling amongst North Devon countryside on the edge of West Down village with a good local pub, shop for forgotten conveniences and an abundance of attractions close by. The glorious beaches of Devon's stunning north coast are just a car ride away with Croyde, Woolacombe and Saunton providing lovely days out by the sea. On-site facilities include fishing lakes and plenty of space for children to play.
Enjoying a countryside position and with plenty of space for children to play and adults relax, Lower Aylescott is home to six family-friendly holiday homes surrounded by North Devon countryside within easy driving distance of the coast. Enjoy on-site fishing, lovely countryside walks from the front door or jump in the car and head for the popular beaches at Croyde, Woolacombe and Saunton. There is an excellent pub in the village as well as a shop for provisions.
Perfect for a family holiday and also couples, Smithy Cottage is one of six family-friendly holiday homes sitting amongst North Devon Countryside on the edge of West Down village and within easy driving distance of the coast and the areas many attractions. Spend your days walking in the surrounding countryside, relaxing on one of the gorgeous sandy beaches or getting out and about exploring. On-site fishing, plenty of space for children to play and a great pub serving food in the village.
It's perhaps hardly surprising that over half the bookings for Lake Cottage each year are returning guests! If you’re looking to relax and enjoy the peace and quiet of a traditional stone cottage at the very centre of the glorious Arnside & Silverdale AONB, with your own boardwalk meandering through reeds to a private jetty nestling amongst lilies on spring-fed Hawes Water lake… then Lake Cottage is your dream come true. Swim off our jetty in the crystal-clear water, fish for specimen roach, rudd and tench (or tiddlers every cast to keep children happy!) or just immerse yourself in the natural wonderworld that’s around you. We have resident otters, kingfishers, marsh harriers and even bittern, with deer and hedgehogs frequent visitors to the garden. You have a private cabin with covered veranda at the lake edge - perfect for birdwatching, reading and even dining as the sun sets over the lake. Lounge on the sunny lawn, BBQ in the gravel courtyard or enjoy the mile
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Before booking your next fishing holiday cottage, it’s best to know everything from when to visit and what to do. Luckily enough, we’ve got you covered! Keep reading to learn more about our fishing lodges and log cabins to rent and how to make the most out of your getaway!
Before booking your fishing trip, it’s first important to assess the best time to go. The weather can impact several factors for your holiday. Fishing is generally an outdoor sport, meaning the better the climate, the more enjoyable the activity.
Generally, May, June and July are known for being great times of year to enjoy a fishing holiday. This is when the temperatures heat up, with more sunshine and longer daylight hours. The water is also known for being a little warmer between 10 am and 4 pm, increasing your chances of a catch!
Places like Oxfordshire, the Cotswolds, Devon, Suffolk, Pembrokeshire, plus many more are all great summer destinations for a fishing trip. With plenty of beautiful holiday cottages with a private fishing lake, you will be able to relax in your lovely rental with great activities nearby.
While it goes without saying that you'll enjoy the carp fishing lakes, with so many fishing holiday cottages scattered around the UK, there are plenty of other things to do and see on these types of trips. Visitors often find themselves immersed in beautiful countryside, providing the opportunity to explore various hiking and biking trails. You will also discover some lovely towns near your holiday rental, the ideal spot to explore your surroundings.
For those hoping to enjoy a pleasure fishing trip with their four-legged friends, there are also some excellent dog-friendly holidays with properties catering to pets. Whether you’re seeking river fishing, lakes, trout fishing and more, there is something for everyone when booking a trip with Independent Cottages.
Whether you enjoy the activity and excitement of fly fishing or prefer the relaxation of coarse fishing, the UK offers excellent opportunities for anglers. Renting a holiday cottage with on-site fishing means that you will never be far from the water or enjoying your passion.
Even if you are not keen on fishing yourself, having a lake, loch, river or the coast on the doorstep is sure to add to the tranquillity of any environment. For the keen anglers amongst you, what could be nicer than starting the day with an early morning fish whilst breakfast is being prepared back at the cottage? Or perhaps end the day with a cold beer and your fishing rod as the sun goes down.
It’s important to always supervise children around water. Some cottage owners will provide rods, equipment and storage facilities, so find out what amenities are available before setting off on your holiday. It’s also best to check if fishing permits are required, and don't forget your waders and waterproofs!
If you’re hoping to add a little luxury to your fishing holiday, there are some excellent cottages with hot tubs. This provides the perfect place to relax and unwind after a day by the water. What’s more, these jacuzzis are often situated in beautiful positions, so you can soak up your stunning surroundings whilst relaxing in hot tub bubbles!
With so many lovely holiday cottages situated in the encompassing countryside, you won’t struggle to find a property with river fishing. This is perfect for those hoping to get outdoors and explore their surroundings. Enjoy spending your days by the water, with a luxury holiday rental to relax in afterwards.
You will find several amazing holiday cottages that offer fishing on-site. This provides the ideal place to enjoy a fishing holiday without having to wander too far. What’s more, with dog-friendly cottages, cottages with hot tubs plus many more great amenities, you get to enjoy a fishing adventure, alongside a luxurious place to stay.