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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, treat yourself to a luxury property that can provide a unique getaway. While many hotels offer a high degree of service, luxury holiday cottages provide 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, cottages with 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 self-catering cottage. 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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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 guide price:
£460 to £760
Short breaks from £66 per night

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 5-Star (Gold) holiday 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 when they stay at Mowhay. Tourist board rating: 5 Star Gold

Weekly guide price:
£400 to £685
Short breaks from £94 per night

2  |   1  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

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 self-catering choice for families and also couples (one or two). Affording an 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 guide price:
£500 to £920
Short breaks from £112 per night

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 5 Star Gold

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 self-catering 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 guide price:
£495 to £960
Short breaks from £200 per night

5  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 5 Star Gold

53.098574, -1.948775

Families, multi-generational families and friends love Morridge View. The spacious barn conversion is four miles from Leek in the Peak District village of Onecoat. There is space for ten people to sleep in five beautiful bedrooms, three with an ensuite bathroom and one accessible for guests who use a wheelchair. It is available for self-catering holiday bookings in all seasons. Attractions local to the 4-Star Gold holiday cottage include Chatsworth House, Alton Towers, The Roaches, and the Monsal Trail. It's an excellent location for a walking or cycling holiday in the Peak District and Staffordshire.  Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold

Weekly guide price:
£980 to £2200
Short breaks from £262 per night

10  |   5  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri | 4 Star Gold

Mixon View

Last Minute Offer:Fri, 26th Aug 2022 for 7 nights, £490Save £60"Bank holiday in the Peaks - five-star break for 2 or 2 plus baby. Weekend break also available at £392"
53.098574, -1.948775

Mixon View is a newly renovated barn with all the 5 Star luxuries couples look for in a romantic holiday cottage. It's within the courtyard of Lane Head Farm – one of the oldest farms in Onecote in the Peak District National Park. Leek, and the stunning sights and attractions that make the Peak District one of Britain's favourite holiday destinations, are all within easy reach. You'll love the views of fields and farmland from both the house and the garden and the gorgeous footpaths and bike routes from the door. The one-bedroom cottage has been finished and furnished to a very high standard. It's a stunning spot for your next holiday.  Tourist board rating: 5 Star

Weekly guide price:
£390 to £595
Short breaks from £56 per night

2  |   1  |   No  |   Enquire  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri | 5 Star

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 ideal self-catering base for exploring both the Yorkshire Dales and Cumbria, including the Lakes.

Weekly guide price:
£1389 to £2569
Short breaks from £300 per night

10  |   5  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

The Stables Cottage

Last Minute Offer:Sat, 24th Sep 2022 for 7 nights, £825"SAT 24th SEPT & 8th OCT @ £825wk also 22nd OCT @ £895wk slps 5 with 2 en-suite bathrooms beds as king size or twins IDEAL FOR COUPLES FAMILY & FRIENDS BOOK on line NOW on our website"
54.210761, -0.591949

Located in a peaceful position just outside of the village of Snainton close to the edge of the North York Moors, The Stables Cottage offers a luxurious place to stay while discovering the many delights of the Moors. There is space for five guests to sleep in two bedrooms (both with en-suite bathrooms), so the cottage is a favourite with couples as well as families who enjoy being close to beautiful countryside and friendly towns including Pickering, Helmsley, Scarborough and Whitby.

Weekly guide price:
£595 to £1095
Short breaks from £130 per night

5  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

Granary Cottage

Last Minute Offer:Sat, 15th Oct 2022 for 7 nights, £795"SAT 15th OCT £795 week ALSO HALF TERM 22nd OCT £825wk slps 4 & 1 dog welcome ALL GROUND FLOOR walks from the door , Nr coast Pickering & York lots to see & do in the area BOOK ON LINE"
54.210761, -0.591949

This welcoming holiday cottage sits in the ground of a 100-year old granary, offering a high standard of accommodation for up to four guests in two bedrooms. Granary Cottage offers ground floor accommodation and sits on the edge of the North York Moors within easy reach of popular destinations including Malton, Scarborough, Pickering, Whitby and York. Picture yourself in the summer, enjoying an evening glass of wine as you gaze across countryside views towards the North York Moors, or in winter, relaxing in a cosy sitting room with a proper open fire. Just outside of the village of Snainton and within walking distance of a pub, Granary Cottage is a favourite all year round.

Weekly guide price:
£650 to £1050
Short breaks from £150 per night

4  |   2  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

Cocketts

Last Minute Offer:Mon, 29th Aug 2022 for 7 nights, £840Save £90"Pretty pink 16th century cottage in peaceful position. Sleeps 6(+2). Large garden, games room, welcomes dogs. Short breaks available"
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 guide price:
£660 to £1480
Short breaks from £100 per night

6-9  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

Basel Cottage

Last Minute Offer:Wed, 28th Sep 2022 for 3 nights, £450"Brecon Beacons Short Break. 5* Basel Cottage is a fabulous rural retreat sleeping up to 4 adults and 2 dogs are welcome to stay free of charge. Situated in 17 acres of stunning Welsh Countryside."
52.021480, -3.758650

Enjoying a peaceful location with amazing views and fabulous dark skies, this charming and award-winning holiday cottage is set in 17 acres of private woodland and gardens. Situated near Llandovery in the stunning Cambrian Mountains, this gorgeous rural retreat is perfectly located to explore Wales’ much-loved countryside. Basel Cottage sleeps up to four people and it is perfect for couples, families and friends alike and two dogs are welcome free of charge. It is close to the Brecon Beacons National Park, Brechfa Forest, and Llyn y Fan Fach, and within easy reach of Waterfall Country, Brecon, and Swansea Bay.  Tourist board rating: 5 Star

Weekly guide price:
£695 to £950
Short breaks from £150 per night

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 5 Star

52.934050, 1.270917

Wonderful five star (Gold awarded) holiday cottage near Cromer on the North Norfolk Coast. Perfect for indulging yourself in luxurious surroundings with facilities such as private hot tub, beach, restaurants and glorious coastal walks accessible within a five minute walk. A great choice for those who like to surround themselves with luxury and sea air. Tourist board rating: 5 Star

Weekly guide price:
£995 to £2995
Short breaks from £232 per night

6  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 5 Star

51.813337, -4.373679

The owners of Bwthyn Creigiau have turned a former Georgian piggery into a beautiful holiday cottage that sleeps six people in three bedrooms. Original beams and stone walls have been brought into the 21st-century with triple glazing and underfloor heating, and the family have used their experience to create a space that feels like home but which is accessible and wheelchair-friendly. The self-catering cottage is just outside the village of Llangain and a short drive from both historical Carmarthen and the Twyi Estuary and beaches, with the Gower and Pembrokeshire also accessible for a day out. Tourist board rating: 5 Star

Weekly guide price:
£625 to £1290

6  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 5 Star

51.813337, -4.373679

Ty Log ("Log House", in Welsh) is a contemporary log cabin in a peaceful location with fantastic views and accessible accommodation for up to four guests in two bedrooms. It is part of a former working farm and guests have access to six acres of landscaped grounds which include ponds and a sensory garden. The cabin is less than two miles from Llangain and the Tafarn Pantydderwen pub, four miles from the coast at Llansteffan and only five miles from the ancient town of Carmarthen. The Gower, Pembrokeshire Coast and Brecon Beacons National Park are all within an hour's drive. Tourist board rating: 5 Star

Weekly guide price:
£560 to £1090

4  |   2  |   No  |   Enquire  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 5 Star

50.597966, -1.193232

Create your own classic British tale in Haviland Cottage, named after Charles Dickens's famous characters inspired by his own holiday in Bonchurch. This picturesque village on the edge of Ventnor and close to the beach, pub and shop, is as appealing today as it was 150 years ago. You and your family will love staying in this luxurious Isle of Wight holiday home, where the owners have combined period features with modern luxuries and keen attention to detail. They have thought of everything to ensure all their guests have a relaxing holiday, from the impressive decor and hot tub in the garden to the decadent Dog Bedroom for four legged family members. All you have to do is turn up with your beach towel and a holiday mindset and start enjoying yourself. The four-bedroom property sleeps seven people, offers a high degree of comfort and style and is child and dog friendly.  Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£1400 to £3850
Short breaks from £250 per night

7  |   4  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 4 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 4 Star

54.201571, -0.855596

A delightful detached holiday cottage in the heart of rural North Yorkshire in the little hamlet of Great Barugh nicely sandwiched between Pickering and Malton. Sitting in the Vale of Pickering on the edge of the North York Moors National Park, the area offers plenty to see and do. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold

Weekly guide price:
£495 to £795
Short breaks from £125 per night

2-5  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 4 Star Gold

54.284838, -2.965054

Woodside is a charming stone holiday cottage in a gorgeous location within walking distance of Lake Windermere and High Dam. The former mill worker's cottage dates back 250 years, and the owners have kept original features like the exposed beams and inglenook fireplace while creating a welcoming retreat where up to six people can sleep in three bedrooms. The property is dog-friendly and a particular favourite with families who appreciate the lovely gardens and child-friendly features.

Weekly guide price:
£680 to £1400

6  |   3  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

The Treehouse

Last Minute Offer:Fri, 9th Sep 2022 for 3 nights, £795Save £450"Boutique-style luxury Treehouse is perfect for s family or a couple. Private hot sunken hot tub and a long tube slide! Check out 5pm Sunday £50 off."
51.045196, -3.230741

The owners of The Treehouse prove that it's possible to combine adventure and luxury. Fall asleep gazing at the Somerset skies, listening to the gentle rustle of leaves on the cedar shingle roof in this 5-star self-catering property, which sleeps four people in two bedrooms. The custom octagonal building is close to Exmoor National Park and the Quantock Hills AONB, within walking distance of Halse village and the New Inn pub, and only a short drive from beautiful Somerset and North Devon beaches. Tourist board rating: 5 Star

Weekly guide price:
£1195 to £2500
Short breaks from £198 per night

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 5 Star

Cornflower Cottage

Last Minute Offer:Fri, 2nd Sep 2022 for 7 nights, £745Save £400"2 bedroom, luxury detached stone cottage, hot tub, 2 private sessions in our indoor heating pool every day. Two dogs welcome. 3 nights also possible at £625 Great local pub in easy walking distance"
51.045196, -3.230741

This country bolthole is ideal for couples looking for an easy escape. The luxurious period holiday cottage has loads of charm together with lots of extras like an outdoor hot tub which have earned it a 5-Star Gold rating from Visit Britain. Two comfortable double bedrooms make it perfect for one or two couples, and there is also space for an extra bed to sleep a child or baby. Exmoor National Park, beautiful beaches and the Quantock Hills are all within easy reach. Tourist board rating: 5 Star Gold

Weekly guide price:
£745 to £1500
Short breaks from £131 per night

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri | 5 Star Gold

51.673316, -4.776060

With river views from the garden and a location that is just a short walk to the village with a shop and two great pubs, Ty Garan is the perfect holiday retreat 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 for its standard of self-catering accommodation, 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

Weekly guide price:
£1305 to £2245

8  |   4  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 7 (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 in a luxury lodge or want to give the family a holiday they won't forget, Independent Cottages has a wide selection of luxurious self-catering holiday cottages 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.