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Tosca Farmhouse, Cumbria - one of our Luxury Holiday Homes
Tosca Farmhouse, Cumbria - one of our Luxury Holiday Homes

Luxury and 5 Star Holiday Cottages

For a holiday that includes something a little different when it comes to accommodation then renting a luxury cottage can provide a unique getaway. While many hotels offer a high degree of service, self-catering provides plenty of space and privacy. Many properties at the luxury end of the market, offer all the facilities and sumptuous interiors of a boutique hotel, so why not enjoy the best of both worlds! Hot-tubs, private swimming pools, stylish kitchens with sparkling granite, state-of-the-art bathrooms and spa facilities are just a few of the things you can enjoy, all to yourself in a luxury holiday home. It doesn't just stop at facilities either, many owners can arrange private chefs for that special candlelit supper, champagne chilling upon arrival, beauty treatments for some extra pampering, daily servicing of the accommodation and even breakfast delivered to your front door! Read more

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53.826521, -0.465417

A collection of six award winning holiday cottages (rated Five star Gold) with views across the Yorkshire Wolds just two miles from the vibrant market town of Beverley. Cosy cottages to sleep two or four and larger barn conversions that sleep up to twelve, all have a private garden and free WIFI. An ideal base for visiting the areas many attractions and wildlife reserves – there are walks from the door with pubs and restaurants close by. Tourist board rating: 5 Star Gold

Weekly price from
£495 to £900
Sleeps 2-12

2-12  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 2 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 5 Star Gold

52.722818, -4.055409

Nestling amongst its own spacious garden, this delightful holiday cottage is perfectly located just two minutes from sandy beaches and rugged mountains in the Snowdonia National Park. Close to Barmouth, this is possibly one of the prettiest locations in Wales with its glorious beaches, lovely harbour, shops and restaurants - all the right ingredients for a seaside holiday! Tourist board rating: 5 Star

Weekly price from
£490 to £980
Sleeps 6

6  |   3  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 5 Star

52.860448, -4.105549

Perfectly located in the historic coastal town of Harlech at the foot of its majestic castle, these two stylish holiday cottages offer all the comforts of home and provide a great base for exploring the beautiful Snowdonia National Park. Sitting on the edge of Cardigan Bay, there are glorious sandy beaches for lazy days and plenty of attractions and opportunities for adventure. Tourist board rating: 5 Star

Weekly price from
£550 to £1020
Sleeps 8+12

8+12  |   6  |   Enquire  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Sunday | 5 Star

52.796917, -4.102482

One of the areas oldest properties, this welcoming farmhouse dates back as far as the 15th Century and affords a beautiful position perfectly sandwiched between the coast and mountains on the West Coast of the Snowdonia National Park. An abundance of attractions make day trips out plentiful, glorious beaches ensure lazy days are relaxing and for those who like to keep active, the area offers plenty of opportunity for adventure. Tourist board rating: 5 Star

Weekly price from
£570 to £1165
Sleeps 8

8  |   4  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 5 Star

52.796917, -4.102482

A 16th Century traditional Welsh farm offering self-catering set amongst beautiful countryside between the beach and mountains on the west coast of Snowdonia National Park. Plenty to see and do and an ideal base for relaxing or exploring this beautiful area with plenty to keep outdoor enthusiasts occupied amongst the glorious setting of the Rhinog Mountain Range. Tourist board rating: 5 Star

Weekly price from
£310 to £485
Sleeps 2-4

2-4  |   2  |   Enquire  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 5 Star

51.963116, -3.636092

The beautiful Brecon Beacons are calling so answer them with a stay at Tyn Y Coed. The 300-year old stone cottage is a fantastic mix of original features with contemporary conveniences and is perfect for families and friends who enjoy peace without feeling isolated. Sennybridge is less than two miles away, while Brecon, Tretower, Crickhowell and Abergavenny are all within easy reach. Walk to the top of Pen y Fan, beside the waterfalls in Ystradfellte, or through the underground world of Porth-yr-Ogof Caves and Dan-yr-Ogof Caves. With spacious gardens that feature an outdoor hot tub, there is nowhere nicer to relax.

Weekly price from
£850 to £1400
Sleeps 6

6  |   3  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

50.252303, -5.280277

Sitting on the North Coast of Cornwall, this beautifully presented holiday cottage nestles amongst Cornish countryside and has the sandy beach of Portreath within walking distance. Picturesque St Ives, Newquay with its great surfing beaches, Falmouth and the Roseland Peninsula are all an easy drive away. Tourist board rating: 5 Star Gold

Weekly price from
£420 to £720
Sleeps 4

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 5 Star Gold

50.252303, -5.280320

The perfect blend of style and character, this cosy Five Star (Gold) welcoming cottage is just perfect for two with an immense amount of character and charm. Surrounded by rolling Cornish countryside and with the golden sands of Portreath within walking distance, guests can enjoy easy access to many of Cornwall's top beaches, attractions and fishing villages. Tourist board rating: 5 Star Gold

Weekly price from
£375 to £665
Sleeps 2

2  |   1  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 5 Star Gold

50.252290, -5.280299

With a welcoming sitting room with beams and log burner, stylish kitchen and two beautifully presented bedrooms, Trengove Wing is an excellent choice for families and also couples (one or two). Affording any idyllic position with some of Cornwall's finest beaches within easy reach (including Portreath which is just twenty minutes walk), you can spend your days lazing on the beach, walking or discovering the areas many attractions. Tourist board rating: 5 Star Gold

Weekly price from
£470 to £840
Sleeps 4

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 5 Star Gold

54.268395, -2.418025

In a beautiful rural setting just two miles from Dent's cobbled village, this delightful country house provides accommodation for large groups and is an deal base for exploring both the Yorkshire Dales and cumbria, including the Lakes.

Weekly price from
£1069 to £1695
Sleeps 10

10  |   5  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

54.276589, -2.458382

A large detached cottage with off road parking, recently extended and refurbished to a high standard. Ideally placed in the Cumbrian village of Dent in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, it makes a fantastic base for exploring the Dales and the Lake District and is perfect for extended families and large groups wanting a walking or cycling holiday.

Weekly price from
£739 to £1429
Sleeps 8

8  |   4  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

55.370233, -3.925406

Formerly the station masters house, this spacious luxurious holiday home is located in the rural Scottish town of Sanquhar within Dumfries and Galloway. There are plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy locally, pubs and fine dining restaurant for meals out, superb walking with the Ayrshire Coastal Path easily accessible and places to visit by train! Tourist board rating: 5 Star

Weekly price from
£469 to £929
Sleeps 6+2

6+2  |   3  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 5 Star

51.926828, -4.093705

Beautifully presented and full of charm, this welcoming Welsh cottage dates back to the 15th century and enjoys a beautiful quiet location close to the town of Carmarthen in the picturesque Towy Valley. Lots of attractions close by including the National Botanical Garden of Wales, Oakwood Theme Park and the medieval house and gardens of Aberglasney. The coast and Brecon Beacons National Park are also within easy reach by car, and there are an abundance of outdoor adventures to enjoy on the doorstep. Tourist board rating: 5 Star

Weekly price from
£620 to £855
Sleeps 2-6

2-6  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 5 Star

51.926828, -4.093705

In an elevated position in beautiful Welsh countryside near Carmarthen in the Towy Valley, this spacious self catering holiday lodge is perfect for large families or groups, and is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts (great walking, cycling, fishing and birdwatching). It is also a good base for exploring the many attractions of Wales including Brechfa Forest with its superb mountain bike trails, and the Brecon Beacons National Park. Tourist board rating: 5 Star

Weekly price from
£950 to £1205
Sleeps 8

8  |   4  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 5 Star

50.745501, -4.529184

Offering 5 Star Gold luxury, Harvest Barn sleeps eight guests and is a fabulous holiday home ideally placed just inland of North Cornwall's stunning coastline near to Bude. The perfect place for a special holiday with friends or extended families. Tourist board rating: 5 Star Gold

Weekly price from
£695 to £1995
Sleeps 8

8  |   4  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 5 Star Gold

52.707898, 1.512251

It is hard to imagine a more serene spot for a Norfolk holiday than Limes Farmhouse. The 5 Star Gold award winning property is on a former working farm in lush countryside. It sleeps four guests in two spacious bedrooms, making it ideal for couples or families who want to explore the Broads and the beaches. There are two great pubs - The Dog and The Kings Arms - within a ten-minute walk, and the village has an excellent choice of amenities. Hire a boat for the day and make your way up the River Ant to How Hill and Toad Hole Cottage, or sail along the Bure to St Benet's Abbey. Norfolk's beaches, including Sea Palling, Great Yarmouth and Horsey, are within easy reach. If it’s a day of shopping you want, Norwich will not disappoint. The city also has a magnificent cathedral, beautiful gardens, and over one thousand years of history. You can spend the day simply driving around the country lanes until you stumble upon one of Norfolk’s exceptionally lovely villages. There’s nowhere nicer than the Norfolk Broads for a relaxed holiday, and Limes Farmhouse is a wonderful place to stay while you are there. Tourist board rating: 5 Star Gold

Weekly price from
£495 to £890
Sleeps 2-4

2-4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 5 Star Gold

Limes Farm Cottage

Last Minute Offer:Mon, 4th Jun 2018 for 4 nights, £555"Great time for a break in the heart of the Broads - you may even spot a Swallowtail!"
52.707898, 1.512251

Situated on a peaceful former working farm just ten minutes' walk from the centre of Ludham, Limes Farm Cottage is perfect for families and couples who want the best of the Broads and beautiful Norfolk beaches. Start your day in the large, sunny family kitchen and finish it with a barbeque or picnic in the orchard or with a drink at one of two friendly pubs, The Dog and The Kings Arm, both of which are within walking distance. Nearby, there are miles of waterways to explore by boat or canoe and ample walking and cycling opportunities. The owners are happy to provide secure bike storage, and it is possible to arrange for hire bikes to be delivered to your door. Wroxham, Sea Palling, Great Yarmouth and Norwich are all within easy reach either by car or bus from Ludham, and there are numerous picturesque villages to discover by road and water. The Broads are renowned for the diversity of bird and wildlife, and there is always something wonderful to look at whether it's an ocean view or the sight of a dragonfly skimming across the river. Tourist board rating: 5 Star Gold

Weekly price from
£560 to £1020
Sleeps 5

5  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 5 Star Gold

52.707898, 1.512251

The Limes is a lovely Georgian cottage in the Norfolk countryside, a short walk from Ludham village and pubs like The Dog and The Kings Arms. It has been awarded 5 Gold Stars and the Green Tourism Gold Award from VisitEngland and is popular with couples who appreciate a high standard of comfort. In addition to friendly pubs serving delicious food, Ludham has a village store, butcher and cafe. You can hire boats, canoes and bicycles by the day from near the bridge - the Broads are best when seen at a slow pace so you can truly appreciate their beauty and the diversity of birds and wildlife which make this place their home. With fantastic beaches around ten miles away and easy access to Norwich and larger towns, The Limes is in a wonderful location for a self-catering holiday on the Norfolk Broads. Tourist board rating: 5 Star Gold

Weekly price from
£430 to £590
Sleeps 2

2  |   1  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 5 Star Gold

Cocketts

Last Minute Offer:Mon, 2nd Jul 2018 for 4 nights, £550"Charming and peaceful 16th century Suffolk country cottage, sleeping up to 8 with a large garden. Ideally set up for families with young children, and welcomes dogs"
52.227530, 1.087281

An exceptionally attractive luxurious Suffolk Farmhouse with heaps of character sitting in a peaceful countryside position within easy reach of the areas many attractions. With a large garden and wood burning stove, this is a cosy retreat at any time of the year and perfect for a family holiday or weekend away with friends.

Weekly price from
£590 to £1250
Sleeps 6-9

6-9  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday

Keeper's Cottage

Last Minute Offer:Mon, 21st May 2018 for 4 nights, £550"Priced to 4 guests. Further discount offered to a couple. Inc: Gas, electricity, linen, towels, free wi-fi and lots of essentials. No booking fee, vat, meters or security deposit."
50.861818, -1.871815

A detached, two bedroom, beautifully maintained 5* cottage with ground level accommodation, en-suite and family bathroom. Situated on the border of the New Forest / East Dorset, with rural views and a wealth of local country and coastal pursuits for every age and interest. Tourist board rating: 5 Star

Weekly price from
£550 to £925
Sleeps 4+1

4+1  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 5 Star

Enjoy a luxury holiday

Whether you' re looking to treat your partner to a romantic weekend away or want to give the family a holiday they won't forget, Independent Cottages has a wide selection of luxury properties available throughout the UK. Many are Five Star rated and those that aren't have photographs that speak for themselves. Booking direct with the owner through Independent Cottages avoids unnecessary booking fees. You pay the best possible price allowing you to enjoy luxury at more affordable prices!

We have large luxury houses for celebrating a special occasion and if you are worried about the cost, you will be surprised how affordable it is to sample a taste of the 'high life' when you split the cost with friends. For animal lovers, we also have a great choice of pet-friendly accommodation at the luxury end of the market, so there is no need to compromise on quality, just because you are taking your four legged friend away with you.

If you are a discerning traveller or just fancy staying somewhere that offers that little something special, take a look at our luxury self catering accommodation.

Tips: Everyone's idea of 'luxury' is different so make sure the property ticks all your personal 'luxury' boxes before booking. You will be amazed how well equipped luxury properties are - fluffy bathrobes, capsule coffee machines and luxury toiletries are just a few little extras that may be provided, so find out what is offered to save taking unnecessary items from home. If you are booking pet-friendly accommodation, make sure you confirm the number of pets before booking and find out if there are any 'house' rules that your pet is expected to adhere to whilst in the cottage.