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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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54.098419, -1.769024

Overlooking Nidderdale, this 5 Star Gold barn conversion affords superb views and is nicely positioned just outside the historic market town of Pateley Bridge within the Nidderdale AONB close to the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Plenty of attractions within easy reach and a relaxing retreat for families or friends. Tourist board rating: 5 Star Gold.

Weekly price from
£625 to £975
Sleeps 6

6  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 5 Star Gold

53.826521, -0.465417

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.

Weekly price from
£495 to £868
Sleeps 2-12

2-12  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 5 Star Gold

54.278550, -2.456588

Superbly positioned in the cobbled centre of Dent, within the Yorkshire Dales in Cumbria, this delightful holiday cottage is a short stroll from pubs for a local pint, cafes and shops. A great base for visiting the areas many attractions (including the nearby Lake District), walking, cycling or simply relaxing amongst glorious scenery.

Weekly price from
£579 to £845
Sleeps 6

6  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

54.280817, -2.472557

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.

Weekly price from
£495 to £899
Sleeps 6

6  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

54.143037, -2.483773

An superb holiday home ideal for large groups, just one mile from Ingleton village on the Lancashire/Yorkshire borders on the fringe of the Yorkshire Dales with a wealth of attractions within easy reach. A great place to get together with friends or family. Tourist board rating: 5 Star Gold.

Weekly price from
£490 to £1100
Sleeps 9

9  |   4  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 5 Star Gold

54.143037, -2.483553

Beautifully presented throughout, this outstanding barn conversion provides luxury 5 Star self-catering accommodation on the Lancashire/Yorkshire borders. Sitting on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales, in the popular village of Ingleton, guests can enjoy a wealth of attractions on the doorstep and have easy access to the areas many attractions. Tourist board rating: 5 Star.

Weekly price from
£490 to £1100
Sleeps 10

10  |   4  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 5 Star

50.989737, 0.335741

Sitting in the High Weald of Sussex AONB, this comfy welcoming 5-star holiday cottage offers total seclusion, nestling amongst thirty acres of grounds with streams, woods and lawns for relaxing. The area offers plenty of attractions including the seaside resort of Hastings, Battle, Tunbridge Wells and Glyndebourne, excellent country walks and lots of country houses and castles to visit in Kent and Sussex. Close to the South Downs National Park. Tourist board rating: 5 Star.

Weekly price from
£550 to £900
Sleeps 4

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 5 Star

52.966698, -2.927327

This delightful luxury holiday cottage sits in picturesque countryside on a small farm just half a mile from the village of Overton (with shops and a local pub) in a sought after location on the Welsh borders. With an indoor heated swimming pool and countryside views, this is the perfect place for a relaxing holiday in Wales. For those who can tear themselves away, Shrewsbury, Wrexham and Chester are within easy driving distance.

Weekly price from
£995 to £2500
Sleeps 9

9  |   4  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

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

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

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

50.726987, -1.589630

Perfectly placed in the coastal village of Milford-on-Sea, this stylish luxury holiday home offers the chance to enjoy all of Hampshire's best bits. The beach is just a short stroll away and the New Forest National Park is only a minute by car. Whether you want to enjoy forest walks, bike rides, relax on the beach or explore Hampshire's many attractions, Mulberry Barn is an excellent choice. Tourist board rating: 5 Star Gold.

Weekly price from
£795 to £1625
Sleeps 4

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 5 Star Gold

50.779382, -3.123788

With six en-suite bedrooms, huge games room (with bar!), private patio with sauna, two hot tubs, 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.

Weekly price from
£1555 to £2970
Sleeps 16

16  |   6  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Friday

53.333362, -1.665010

The ultimate retreat for couples looking for a holiday home with that little something extra special in the village of Hathersage with shops and pubs. A beautiful interior and incredible views make this a fantastic retreat in the heart of the Peak District National Park.

Weekly price from
£445 to £695
Sleeps 2

2  |   1  |   No  |   No  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

52.206450, -2.695899

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.

Weekly price from
£632 to £1050
Sleeps 4

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 5 Star Gold

54.573416, -3.198849

A detached country house in the Northern Lake District, ideal for large groups of friends or family located mid-way between Buttermere and Keswick in the picturesque Newlands Valley. Sitting in an elevated position, Bawd Hall provides a secluded retreat to relax whilst offering easy access to the areas many attractions and tourist hot spots. Wonderful views and super walking opportunities straight from the front door. Tourist board rating: 5 Star.

Weekly price from
£990 to £2270
Sleeps 10

10  |   5  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 5 Star

54.414485, -2.175392

A traditional three hundred year old stone farmhouse offering self-catering in the little hamlet of West Stonesdale within the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Nestling within its own walled grounds with gardens, this delightful farmhouse offers a taste of country living and is an excellent choice for walkers with Alfred Wainwright’s Coast to Coast and the Pennine Way accessible from the farmhouse. Tourist board rating: 5 Star Gold.

Weekly price from
£595 to £895
Sleeps 6

6  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 5 Star Gold

54.316110, -2.077961

A luxurious 5 star holiday cottage in Askrigg with a south facing garden and views to the meadows beyond. Situated closely to all the village amenities and perfect for walking and exploring the Yorkshire Dales. Tourist board rating: 5 Star Gold.

Weekly price from
£465 to £835
Sleeps 4

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 5 Star Gold

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
£729 to £1389
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

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.