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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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51.770520, -5.111777

Treat yourself to a week of 5-Star luxury with spectacular views over St Bride's Bay. This holiday cottage is located in Little Haven and perfect for couples or individuals who don't want to compromise on the quality of their accommodation or their proximity to the beach. The sand, coastal footpath, and two friendly pubs are all within a few minutes walk of Leet Cottage, which is at the end of a quiet land and feels remarkably secluded. It's a fantastic place to stay, whether you want to settle back on a sun lounger and unwind or to try everything the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park has to offer, from castles to coasteering. 

Weekly guide price:
£775 to £1400

2  |   1  |   No  |   No  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Friday

54.283041, -2.363369

Large groups of up to fourteen guests are sure to love the space and privacy that Cowgill Grange (sleeps 10 in 5 bedrooms) and The Coach House (sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms) provide. Both set within grounds just a few steps apart, this is a superb choice for extended families and large groups who appreciate plenty of space and privacy whilst away. Fantastic opportunities for walkers and cyclists and within walking distance of Dent Railway Station on the picturesque Settle to Carlisle line. An ideal self-catering base for exploring both the Yorkshire Dales and the nearby Lake District.

Weekly guide price:
£1789 to £4269
Short breaks from £400 per night

4-14  |   7  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 4 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

52.930435, -4.199574

Glas y Dorlan is a wonderful stylish barn conversion in a gorgeous setting between the Llyn Peninsula and southern Snowdonia mountains. Criccieth and beaches are two miles away, while Porthmadog and Portmeirion are 10 and 15 minutes by car. There is fishing on-site and excellent access to footpaths, cycling routes and mountain bike trails. Caernarfon Castle, Zip World and Bounce Below are all within half an hour's drive. The cottage is dog friendly and sleeps up to four people in two bedrooms. It is very popular with couples but also suits families and friends. 

Weekly guide price:
£505 to £890
Short breaks from £255 per night

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

50.908344, 0.303639

This welcoming 5 Star Gold holiday rental has three ensuite bedrooms that sleep six people, and a layout that suits anyone looking for a home-away-from-home and a peaceful treat to call your own for extended periods of 2-12 weeks. The Granary is on the wonderful gated Beechcroft estate in Cowbeech, a short walk from the Merrie Harriers pub with fantastic views, lots of space and tranquility. Next to the High Weald AONB and within easy reach of the South Downs National Park, East Sussex coast, and 1066 Country, there are many sights and activities to enjoy in all seasons. Normal bookings taken are from 2-12 weeks, making The Granary ideal for those visiting the area and wanting accommodation for longer periods - please enquire for shorter breaks. Tourist board rating: 5 Star Gold

Weekly guide price:
£1361 to £2529

6  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 5 Star Gold

50.908344, 0.303639

The Byre is a fantastic 5 Star Gold holiday cottage on the edge of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and within a short walk of an excellent country pub. It is one of four super self-catering properties at Beechcroft in Cowbeech, with easy access to lovely walks and bike rides through the countryside and along the coast. The owner specialises in bookings of 2 to 12 weeks - a little longer than the usual short break, giving visitors plenty of time to settle in and get to know this lovely part of England which features incredible country houses, gardens and castles, beaches and famous sights. The Byre sleeps four people in two ensuite bedrooms and is ideal for couples and families.  Tourist board rating: 5 Star Gold

Weekly guide price:
£1211 to £2252

4  |   2  |   No  |   Enquire  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 5 Star Gold

Swallow Lodge

Last Minute Offer:Fri, 3rd Jun 2022 for 2 nights, £522Save £70"Celebrate the Platinum Jubilee weekend in style and save £70! To apply the discount use the code 'Jubilee' in the voucher section on the booking form."
52.583298, -3.042022

There's nothing like being surrounded by beautiful countryside to help you unwind and relax. Swallow Lodge is in a quiet spot in the Shropshire Hills, offering a high standard of accommodation for up to four people in two bedrooms. The views are incredible, and there is lots of scope for walking, cycling and horse riding. Ludlow, Shrewsbury and Montgomery are all within easy reach, making this self-catering lodge perfect for couples, families and friends in every season.

Weekly guide price:
£500 to £1500

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Friday

54.143037, -2.483773

A superb holiday home that is perfect for large groups. Just one mile from Ingleton village, Warth House sits 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 guide price:
£650 to £2000
Short breaks from £170 per night

9  |   4  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 5 Star Gold

The Stables Cottage

Last Minute Offer:Sat, 4th Jun 2022 for 7 nights, £825Save £100"SAT 4th or 18th JUNE £825wk or 3/4 nights £495 slps 5 with 2 en-suite bathrooms , beds as king size or twins IDEAL FOR COUPLE FAMILY & FRIENDS, great local pub, Nr coast Pickering & York"
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, 2nd Jul 2022 for 7 nights, £795Save £100"SAT 2nd & 16th JULY £795wk slps 4 & 1 dog ALL GROUND FLOOR walks from the door great local pub , lots to see & do Nr Pickering Coast & York"
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:
£550 to £995
Short breaks from £115 per night

4  |   2  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

54.276589, -2.458382

A large detached holiday 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, The Methodist Manse Cottage makes a fantastic self-catering 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 guide price:
£869 to £1769
Short breaks from £240 per night

8  |   4  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

Mixon View

Last Minute Offer:Fri, 1st Jul 2022 for 3 nights, £372Save £20"Peaceful five star summer break for 2 or 2 plus baby in a quieter part of the Peak District"
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 £570
Short breaks from £98 per night

2  |   1  |   No  |   Enquire  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri | 5 Star

52.217889, -1.931916

The Granary at Oaks Barn Farm offers a taste of country life on a small working farm in a peaceful rural location, yet it is only ten minutes drive from Stratford-Upon-Avon. With a salt water hot tub as an optional extra, you can soak up the tranquility of the countryside by day, and by night, enjoy the clear star-filled skies watching the flickering flames of the Kandai fire bowl. Centrally located in England, The Granary is a great base for exploring the many attractions of Warwickshire as well as the nearby Cotswolds.

Weekly guide price:
£985 to £1375
Short breaks from £274 per night

6  |   3  |   Enquire  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

50.855169, -4.034252

The Old Northcote Arms is a beautiful holiday cottage in a wonderful location. The 17th Century former pub is in Iddesleigh in Devon, strolling distance from the Duke of York pub and within easy reach of Dartmoor and the North Devon Coast. There is space for six people to sleep in three bedrooms, and the cottage is also dog-friendly. Guests can access beautiful walks and bike rides from the door, making this a wonderful holiday destination at any time of the year. 

Weekly guide price:
£795 to £1950
Short breaks from £180 per night

6  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

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 has 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 guide price:
£560 to £900

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 5 Star

54.461912, -3.016971

Escape to the Lakes in this superb family holiday home a short walk from the centre of Grasmere Lake and village. Heron Beck is a spacious property in an elevated location, surrounded by mature trees with lovely views. It sleeps seven people in four bedrooms and is perfect for families. Heron Beck is finished and furnished to a very high standard to create a sumptuous haven where you can enjoy spending time together, walking, cycling and exploring the fells and lakes that make this region special. Heron Beck is available for bookings all year round. 

Weekly guide price:
£1295 to £2795

8  |   4  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

Fieldgate Farmstead

Last Minute Offer:Fri, 24th Jun 2022 for 3 nights, £3995"The price is for stay exclusively at both of our properties, which can accommodate up to 38 people. One property let is also available. Please contact us by email."
54.560445, -2.716165

Fieldgate Farmstead is perfect for big groups. Whether you're hosting a family reunion, accommodating guests or a wedding party, or planning to celebrate a milestone event, the late Georgian farmhouse and beautifully converted barn in Bampton near Shap is an ideal destination. There is space for 30 people to sleep in 15 stylish bedrooms, each with spectacular views over the surrounding countryside. The northern Lakeland fells are a favourite for walking and mountain biking. You're close to the River Lowther for fly fishing, and to Penrith, Carlisle, Ullswater, and the Scottish border for sightseeing. The farmhouse can be booked on its own for smaller groups of up to 16 people. 

Weekly guide price:
£5995 to £9995
Short breaks from £1595 per night

30  |   15  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

53.315146, -1.819693

Cop Farm is a sensational large holiday home. It sleeps 14 people in five bedrooms so is ideal for gathering your friends or extended family for a special occasion or simply to catch up. The farmhouse is only a mile from the Devonshire Arms Pub in Peak Forest, and you can walk or cycle along the canal into Buxton if you want to stretch your legs. Bakewell, Chatsworth House, Blue John Cavern, and the Monsal Trail are all within easy reach to offer something fun for everyone.

Weekly price:
Please enquire with owner
Short breaks from £800 per night

14  |   5  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Friday

Lavender Barn

Last Minute Offer:Fri, 1st Jul 2022 for 7 nights, £4700Save £700"Also 3 or 4 night breaks. Stunning family holiday home sleeps 12. Private indoor heated pool, BBQ, large garden & games room. Fab local Inn 5 mins walk."
51.045196, -3.230741

Finding somewhere that sleeps 12 people with a flexible layout, is close to beaches but also near countryside walks and good mountain bike routes, offers the luxury adults crave (including a hot tub and swimming pool for guests exclusive use!) with the space kids need, and which is suitable for family and friends is a walk in the park once you have discovered Lavender Barn. The 200-year old holiday home ticks all of the boxes, offering 5-Star Gold accommodation close to Exmoor National Park, The Quantock Hills AONB and beautiful beaches. There is a friendly pub within walking distance and plenty more places to eat, drink, shop and explore in the surrounding towns and villages. Tourist board rating: 5 Star Gold

Weekly guide price:
£2550 to £6300
Short breaks from £588 per night

12  |   6  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 5 Star Gold

52.887605, 0.763300

You won't have to settle for anything less than luxury when you stay at The Old Chequers. This former village pub in South Creake has been welcoming guests for centuries and is now a fantastic holiday home sleeping up to 14 people for a self-catering holiday in North Norfolk. Six ensuite bedrooms, an extremely well-equipped kitchen for self-catering, and a garden with a stream and a hot tub make it a favourite for guests of all ages. The location is also ideal, close to Burnham, Fakenham, Holkham, and Wells-next-the-Sea. 

Weekly guide price:
£4195 to £7130
Short breaks from £505 per night

12+2  |   6  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

54.276874, -2.451196

Ideally situated in the cobbled centre of Dent within the Yorkshire Dales in the county of Cumbria, Ivy Cottage has pubs, cafes, shops and spectacular walking on the doorstep and is perfect for exploring the Dales, Cumbria (including the nearby Lake District), or simply relaxing.

Weekly guide price:
£589 to £1169
Short breaks from £155 per night

5  |   3  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

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.