A comfortable holiday home providing an ideal base for large groups of friends or family who want to explore the Forest of Bowland, along with the Yorkshire Dales, Lake District and Lancashire's coast. Glorious countryside on the doorstep with superb opportunities for walkers, cyclers and horse riders.
Situated in the heart of Ards Peninsula, two miles from the Irish Sea, these seven beautiful Four star holiday cottages accommodate three to seven guests or larger parties if rented together. Just a mile from Strangford Lough, one of Europe's top bird sanctuaries, this a perfect place to relax amongst countyside and coast. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
Tucked away discretely on the edge of Wainfleet All Saints near Skegness, Northolme Hall is an elegant Georgian country mansion house that is ideal for large gatherings of family and friends. Sleeping twenty one guests in eleven bedrooms, it includes a separate cottage for grandparents or guests who want their own space. Northolme Hall has all the features of a top quality country hotel, including indoor heated pool, all-weather tennis court, and extensive gardens, with the benefit of complete privacy. Surrounded by glorious countryside and with fantastic beaches such as Skegness and Cleepthorpes just a short drive away, Northolme Hall is within an easy walk of the villages amenities including a supermarket and train station. Lincoln, Grantham, Mablethopre, Gainsborough and Sleaford are all accessible by car, making Northolme Hall the ideal base for a self-catering holiday in Lincolnshire.
Four lovely stylish holiday apartments located amongst the beautiful South Cambridgeshire countryside with exclusive new hot tub. Very well presented and located, the apartments are ideal for parties of two to six guests and welcome dogs. Fourteen miles from the City of Cambridge. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold
As pretty as its name, Apple Cottage nestles amongst beautiful countryside in South Cambridgeshire and is perfect for couples, friends and families. Offering a warm welcome to dogs (and even horses!) this gorgeous cottage provides the perfect mix of character and modern style and is just fourteen miles from Cambridge City centre. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
The largest of all of Fullers Hill's fabulous holiday cottages, The Granary sleeps up to six guests in two en-suite sumptuous bedrooms and has an exceptionally large social living area for a cottage of this size where parties of up to fourteen can dine around one table. Sitting in a tranquil position amongst the South Cambridgeshire countryside, this stylish holiday retreat is a popular choice for families, friends and large parties (when hired with other cottages) and offers dog friendly self-catering of a high standard with the use of a communal hot tub in the grounds. Only fourteen miles from Cambridge City centre. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold
The Old Dairy is one of the stylish holiday apartments available at Fullers Hill nestling amongst glorious South Cambridgeshire countryside. Perfect for families and friends, sleeping four guests (or six with the use of a sofa bed), the surrounding area offers all the right ingredients to relax and unwind with plenty of space inside and out (including a hot tub in the garden for guest use), fabulous walking, cycling, horse riding and attractions including Cambridge city centre just fourteen miles away. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold
Offering single level self-catering that is fully wheel-chair accessible, The Stables is perfect for couples having one bedroom, as well as families happy to use the sofa bed. Stylish throughout, The Stables has been beautifully presented to a high standard and sits amongst glorious countryside in South Cambridgeshire. Fabulous local walking, cycling and horse riding and just fourteen miles from Cambridge City centre. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold
With its own private hot tub, The Tack Room is one of Fullers Hill's most popular holiday retreats. Like the others it is stylish and modern throughout and offers self-catering of a high standard. Sitting in a rural position amongst the glorious countryside of South Cambridgeshire, guests have the best of both worlds with an abundance of outdoor pursuits to enjoy on the doorstep and Cambridge city centre just fourteen miles away. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold
Ideally placed in the Arnside/Silverdale AONB in Lancashire with its stunning landscape and easy access to cumbria and the Lake District National Park, these delightful holiday cottages nestle amongst fields and woods and are ideal for walkers, wildlife enthusiasts and those who simply want to relax and unwind. Tourist board rating: 3 Star
Comy and welcoming, this split level holiday cottage sits within the Arnside/Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Lancashire and is a great base for exploring the many attractions of Cumbria and The Lake District National Park. A breathtaking landscape surrounds where you can escape away in a rural setting abundant with wildlife and wonderful walks - prefect for relaxing. Tourist board rating: 3 Star
It's rare that a Snowdonia holiday property is as spectacular inside as the views outside, but St Curig's Church in Capel Curig is the exception. This fabulous conversion provides extremely comfortable accommodation for up to 16 guests, making it popular for family gatherings and holidays with friends. It is across the road from a great village store and within a few minutes' walk from the Bryn Tyrch Inn and Tyn-y-Coed Inn. Moel Siabod is virtually on the doorstep, and with Betws-y-Coed only a short drive away, there is no shortage of cafes, pubs and amenities from which to choose. Capel Curig offers cycling, walking, fishing, horse riding and kayaking. It is a superb base for exploring Snowdonia National Park as it is also within reach of Mount Snowdon, historical Conway, and beautiful beaches including Bangor, Llandudno and Harlech. If you want to experience the best of the great outdoors without forgoing any home comforts, Capel Curig is the best home-from-home you will find.
With the sea on the doorstep and the peaks of the Lake District within easy driving distance, this delightful holiday cottage provides the best of both worlds for those who are torn between a seaside break or walking holiday in the Lakes. Discover the beauty of the Cumbrian coast and the many attractions of the National Park. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold
A delightful holiday cottage ideal for couples in a tranquil coastal area of West Cumbria with a sandy beach within walking distance. Enjoy views of the Lake District in the distance or spend your days exploring them - they are just a short drive away! Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold
Set in a beautiful location in a hidden valley at the base of the Cambrian Mountains, this welcoming cottage is just a mile from Glaspwll nestling within the most wonderful Welsh countryside. The perfect retreat for anyone who wants to get away from it all for some peace and tranquility. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
Sitting in the fantastic location in a hidden valley within beautiful Welsh countryside close to Machynlleth, this holiday cottage provides a high standard of holiday accommodation and is an ideal retreat for outdoor enthusiasts sitting at the foot of the Cambrian Mountains, or those looking for peace and tranquility.
Three lovely holiday cottages in a peaceful corner of West Cumbria. Ideal for a relaxing seaside break, the cottages are just a short walk from the sandy beach and enjoy views of the Lake District mountains. Perfect for water lovers with the sea on the doorstep and the Lakes within easy driving distance. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold
A well presented holiday home in a lovely idyllic setting close to the pretty Somerset village of Simonsbath within the Exmoor National Park on the Somerset/Devon borders. Superb location and perfect for cycling, walking and relaxing with a good selection of country pubs and attractions within easy reach.
A beautiful barn conversion oozing character and charm in the heart of North Norfolk and within easy reach of the coast, Norwich and the areas many attractions - Ideal for friends or family who want to spend time together or celebrate an occassion.
Set on a farm amongst beautiful rolling countryside this holiday cottage offers a high standard of self-catering accommodation and is a perfect base for exploring East Lothian and its many delights. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
Independent Cottages has a large collection of holiday homes throughout the UK that offers self-catering accommodation for you and your horse. Cottages you can rent that provide on-site grazing and/or stabling for your pony or horse. Some even offer the use of a ménage, cross country facilities and livery facilities so you can relax on holiday and let someone else take care of the mucking out!
There is no better way to explore a new area than to get off the beaten track and discover its many hidden treasures by horseback. With plenty of properties in some of the UK’s best equestrian areas, there is some superb riding available and with your horse close at hand, you can enjoy exploring a new area, as and when you wish.
Tips: Booking independently for this type of holiday offers the big advantage that you can speak to the cottage owner directly to make sure the property/livery facilities are suitable for both you and your horse. If you are just looking for grazing, clarify the acreage available and make sure facilities such as fencing are suitable. For those looking for stabling, you may want to confirm the size and type of stable available; whether bedding and hay can be provided to save transportation and make sure there are parking facilities that can accommodate your trailer or lorry. You may want to check how close the stabling or grazing is in relation to the holiday home and speak to the owner about the type of riding that is available on the doorstep.