A collection of six holiday cottages (rated Four and Five star Gold) located on a farmstead just two miles from the vibrant market town of Beverley in the Yorkshire Wolds. An ideal base for visiting the areas many attractions - cottages sleeping two to twelve guests available. Tourist board rating: 5 Star Gold.
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.
An idyllic Five Star Gold luxurious rural retreat set amidst tranquil countryside in the Herefordshire village of Stoke Prior. Spend your days relaxing on the large balcony enjoying the fabulous views, walking, cycling, horse riding, exploring the historic towns and pretty villages, or simply relaxing over a long leisurely lunch in one of the local country pubs. With easy access to country houses, Ludlow, Ledbury and the cathedral city of Hereford, there are no end of great days out if you can tear yourself away from this fabulous holiday retreat. Tourist board rating: 5 Star Gold.
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.
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.
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.
With river views from the garden and a location that is just a short walk to the village with shop and two great pubs, Ty Garan is perfect for families. It sleeps eight people in four bedrooms, so there is plenty of room for everyone, and because Visit Wales has awarded it 5-stars, you know your stay will be comfortable. Pembrokeshire has 186-miles of coastline and beaches, including Tenby just four miles away, as well as popular attractions like Pembroke Castle, St David's Cathedral, Folly Farm, The Dinosaur Park, Heatherton, Manor House Wildlife Park and Carew Castle. Tourist board rating: 5 Star.
Ideally situated in the cobbled centre of Dent within the Yorkshire Dales in Cumbria, this delightful holiday cottage has pubs, cafes and shops on the doorstep and is perfect for exploring the Dales, Cumbria (inc the nearby Lake District), a walking holiday or simply relaxing.
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.
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.
A delightful holiday cottage offering the finest of finishes and attention to detail. Located in a pretty hamlet near Dentdale within the Yorkshire Dales in Cumbria, Bridge Cottage is ideal for exploring both the Dales and the nearby Lake District.
With six en-suite bedrooms, huge games room (with bar!), private patio with sauna, two hot tubs on the patio, welcoming sitting room and fabulous dining room (both with log burners) this Devon farmhouse provides spacious accommodation for large groups of up to sixteen. Set in a rural position on a farm, Honiton is just four miles away and the coast is half an hour. Perfect for holidaying or celebrating with friends and family.
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.
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.
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.
A spectacular luxurious beach cottage in a tranquil oasis of calm right by the beach in a beautiful unspoilt part of South Cornwall away from the crowds yet within easy reach of the many attractions. Fabulous throughout, a hot tub and patio with sea views, games room, stylish kitchen, gorgeous beach and coastal footpath on the doorstep are just some of its highlights.
Full of character and style, The Granary is one of a collection of luxury retreats in a picturesque setting on the edge of the Northumberland National Park. On-site tennis, stunning views, a log burner and plenty of space inside and out are just some of the many qualities guests can enjoy. Plenty of attractions (including the glorious Northumberland coast) make great days out and are within driving distance.
Luxurious Beach House in an unspoiled Cornish Hamlet, in an enviable position, thirty metres from the beach on the Cornish South Coast. With hot tub and sea views, this is a perfect place for not only large groups of ten but also couples.
A beautiful 18th Century barn conversion, Kingfisher Cottage provides a luxury retreat perfectly placed in the highly desirable South Hams area of Devon. Close to Kingsbridge, Dartmouth and award winning beaches, Kingfisher Cottage is a popular choice with families, friends and dog owners.
Situated in a picturesque part of Suffolk within nine acres of grounds. This delightful holiday home sleeps up to ten or can be combined with three luxury Yurts and a delightful cottage room, to sleep up to twenty four. Perfect for a family holiday or gathering of friends. Hen groups welcome. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold.
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.