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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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54.268395, -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
£969 to £1695
Sleeps 10

10  |   5  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

Arndale Cottage

Last Minute Offer:Fri, 19th Jan 2018 for 3 nights, £450"3 night weekend breaks. Newly listed, luxury detached Lakeland cottage. Wonderfully tranquil countryside location, open fire & woodburner, welcome pack. Flexible dates and late checkout on departure."
54.311054, -2.891315

An exceptional detached country cottage sitting in its own large enclosed 1.5 acre garden, nestling in the picturesque Winster Valley just four miles from Windermere in the heart of the Lake District National Park. Surrounded by stunning Lakeland scenery and wonderful walks, Arndale Cottage provides a tranquil setting for relaxation with plenty of space inside and out for everyone. Sleeping six in three bedrooms, the cottage offers the perfect blend of style and classic charm with two sitting rooms, a sun room leading to the terrace, country kitchen/diner with Aga and log burner for cosy nights in front of the fire. Perfect for enjoying everything the Lake District has to offer. Tourist board rating: 5 Star.

Weekly price from
£910 to £1500
Sleeps 6

6  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 5 Star

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

Keeper's Cottage

Last Minute Offer:Fri, 19th Jan 2018 for 3 nights, £300"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

54.212526, -3.079956

In an elevated position perched on a hillside, this luxurious log cabin enjoys peace and tranquility and sits on the edge of the Lake District National Park close to Ulverston, within easy reach of the Cumbrian coastline. A perfect base for couples, friends and families who want to explore the areas many attractions, walk or simply relax.

Weekly price from
£440 to £810
Sleeps 6

6  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Friday

Park Cottage

Last Minute Offer:Mon, 22nd Jan 2018 for 4 nights, £350"Charming cottage, 5 star reviews, log fire, great location, easy for Bourton, Daylesford Organic,; plenty of pubs & tea rooms"
51.928565, -1.718738

A luxurious Victorian Cotswold stone holiday cottage located in the popular market town of Stow-on-the-Wold in the heart of the Cotswolds. Perfect for eating out, walking or visiting the many pretty villages and attractions.

Weekly price from
£560 to £1000
Sleeps 6

6  |   3  |   No  |   Enquire  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Friday

51.786075, -5.099321

Stylish throughout, Dog House offers modern 5 Star self-catering accommodation on Pembrokeshire's stunning coastline in the National Park. Sitting along a private drive, this coastal retreat is just two hundred yards from Broad Haven's fabulous golden beach with miles of coastal footpath to explore for those who like walking, water sports, incredible wildlife, pubs for meals out and Blue Flag Beaches for lazy days on the doorstep. All the right ingredients for a seaside holiday. Tourist board rating: 5 Star.

Weekly price from
£492 to £1308
Sleeps 4

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 5 Star

51.786075, -5.099321

Offering 5 Star luxury, this delightful coastal retreat is perfectly placed along a private drive just two hundred yards from the glorious sandy beach of Broad Haven in the Pembrokeshire National Park. Miles of coastal path to explore, incredible wildlife, good pubs and lovely Blue Flag Beaches on the doorstep. Tourist board rating: 5 Star.

Weekly price from
£388 to £768
Sleeps 2

2  |   1  |   No  |   Enquire  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 5 Star

51.786075, -5.099321

Beautifully presented to a high standard of comfort and style, this delightful 5 Star coastal retreat is perfectly placed along a private drive just a short walk (200 yards) from the fantastic sandy beach of Broad Haven in the Pembrokeshire National Park. Miles of coastal walks, an abundance of marine/wildlife, good pubs and lovely Blue Flag Beaches on the doorstep. Tourist board rating: 5 Star.

Weekly price from
£580 to £1560
Sleeps 6

6  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 5 Star

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

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

50.456489, -4.913090

With its own hot tub on the veranda overlooking the lake, this fabulous luxury holiday lodge sleeps up to eight guests in four flexible super-king/twin bedrooms and sits on the prestigious Retallack Resort with superb onsite facilities including an indoor pool, spa, restaurant, bar, golf, tennis, fishing and aqua park to name just a few. Sitting just inland of Cornwall's glorious north coast with fabulous beaches including Padstow and Newquay within easy driving distance, this is the perfect place for a relaxing family holiday and exploring the many attractions of the South West. Tourist board rating: 5 Star.

Weekly price from
£949 to £2495
Sleeps 8

8  |   4  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 5 Star

50.721745, -1.589974

A modern self catering bungalow just one hundred yards from the beach in Milford on Sea in Hampshire with pubs and restaurants within a ten minute walk, and the New Forest easily accessible by car. Five Star quality assessed by VisitEngland and given their gold award. Tourist board rating: 5 Star Gold.

Weekly price from
£475 to £1350
Sleeps 6

6  |   3  |   Enquire  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 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

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

54.389153, -3.013655

Sitting in an idyllic Lakeland position perfectly sandwiched between Hawkshead and Ambleside, Pepper Cottage has country charm oozing in from every window and a modern stylish interior that ensures a high level of comfort throughout your stay. Dogs are welcome to come along and enjoy the incredible walking on the doorstep. Just a mile from the excellent Drunken Duck Inn and a plethora of attractions close by. An ideal base for exploring the Lake District.

Weekly price from
£484 to £741
Sleeps 4

4  |   2  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

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

50.333571, -4.521803

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.

Weekly price from
£695 to £1995
Sleeps 2-7

2-7  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Friday

50.333571, -4.521803

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 seaviews, this is a perfect place for not only large groups of ten but also couples.

Weekly price from
£1295 to £3995
Sleeps 2-10

2-10  |   4  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Friday

52.931135, 1.273451

Sitting in the coastal village of East Runton, this luxury holiday cottage is well placed for exploring the many attractions of the North Norfolk Coast and is close to Cromer. Perfect for indulging yourself in luxurious surroundings, The Brambles offers guests all the right ingredients for a seaside holiday with private hot tub for relaxing, and a Blue Flag beach as well as restaurants and coastal walks within a ten minute walk. Tourist board rating: 5 Star.

Weekly price from
£945 to £3295
Sleeps 6+2

6+2  |   4  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 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.