Beautifully presented, this stylish barn conversion provides a high standard of self-catering accommodation for up to ten guests and sits in a rural position, conveniently placed within easy reach of the Norfolk coastline and Broadland villages. An abundance of attractions for a fun-filled holiday and a super retreat for friends, families and celebratory breaks.
Those searching for large group accommodation in Dorset will fall in love with Symondsbury Manor. The beautiful home boasts 11 bedrooms that sleep up to 22 people, expansive living areas that include a ballroom and games room, and lots of original features such as oak panelling and inglenook fireplaces. The owners have updated and modernised the 17th Century building without losing its unique charm or character, making it ideal for family celebrations, wedding receptions, and holidays with friends. There is a pub and a village shop within walking distance, and the Jurassic Coast is only a mile from the door.
This pretty cottage is in the charming village of Taddington, high up in the White Peak mid-way between Buxton and Bakewell and just 3-miles of picturesque Ashford-in-the-Water, and within easy reach of Chatsworth House, Alton Towers and the Heights of Abraham. There are beautiful walks and bike rides from the doorstep, including the traffic-free Monsal Trail and a pub just 400 yards away.
The Buttery is a beautiful barn conversion on a family-run farm in the Wensum Valley. It is a lovely spot with onsite catch-and-release fishing, beautiful walks and a wealth of birds and wildlife. Norwich, the beaches of the Norfolk Coast, and the Norfolk Broads are all within easy reach for fun days out. The cottage is one of three lovely self-catering properties at Sparham Hall Farm and sleeps four people in two bedrooms. It is ideal for families, couples or friends, including wheelchair users. Local attractions include beWILDerwood, Roaar! Dinosaur Adventure and Pensthorpe Natural Park. Tourist board rating: 5 Star Gold
Sparham Hall Farm is in an idyllic location in the Wensum Valley, half an hour from the Norfolk Broads and beaches like Cromer and Sheringham, and around 20 minutes from Norwich. The owners have renovated a small collection of barns into three comfortable holiday cottages, including the one-bedroom Apple Room, ideal for couples or individuals. There is catch-and-release fishing onsite, beautiful walks through woodland and beside the river, and the sort of peace that is impossible to come by in busy daily life. Tourist board rating: 5 Star Gold
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.
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 base for exploring the Dales and the Lake District and is perfect for extended families and large groups wanting a walking or cycling holiday.
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.
This welcoming holiday cottages 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.
You'll never want to leave this period waterfront boathouse, which dates from the 1700s and has a fantastic location beside Turnchapel Harbour. The gorgeous holiday cottage sleeps up to six people in three bedrooms with a layout that suits families or friends. There is lots of space indoors and outside, with huge decks and balcony’s make the most of the harbour views, and luxurious touches like underfloor heating and an open fireplace. There are lovely beaches within walking distance of the cottage, and a private pebble beach in front of the house just for you.. Plymouth and Dartmoor National Park are both within easy reach with a wealth of sights and attractions, and there are lots of opportunities to sail, paddle-board, kayak, walk and cycle. We know you'll love Drift Cottage.
Westward Ho with its own private jetty - Enjoying a truly magical setting overlooking Lake Windermere, this exceptional holiday home offers guests the chance to enjoy an abundance of attractions, superb lakeland walks and plenty of opportunity to relax and unwind. Just a short drive from Bowness with excellent amenities close to hand and perfect for boaters with its own private jetty for mooring (you can launch just half a mile away).
Set in 55 acres of stunning woodlands and meadows, this pretty cottage on Upper Vobster Farm has been lovingly restored to provide a luxury holiday cottage close to the small village of Mells in the gorgous Somerset countryside. With miles and miles of woodland walks to explore from the front door, an abundance of wildlife to spot and wild flowers to admire, it is easy to kick back, relax and unwind whilst staying at Lavender Cottage. Day trips include visiting the Roman City of Bath, Longleat Safari Park, Babington House and Stonehenge. Sleeping six guests in three bedrooms with an ensuite bedroom on the ground floor, a wood burning stove and large garden, it is ideal for families, friends or couples. Lavender Cottage is one of several self-catering holiday cottages on Upper Vobster Farm also making it perfect for family get togethers, special occasions and large gatherings of friends.
Families and friends love Thatched Cottage, which sleeps eight people in four bedrooms and is within walking distance of a good country pub. It's spacious enough for friends but cosy so that families will also feel right at home. The period property features oak beams, an enclosed garden with fruit trees and a hot tub, and a Country Living design style. It is in the beautiful Waveney Valley on the border between Norfolk and Suffolk, a few miles from Diss and 20 minutes from Thetford Forest. It's a fantastic area for walking, cycling and sailing. Norwich, Cambridge, Southwold and other beaches on the coast are within easy reach for fun-filled day trips.
Treat your family and friends to a holiday in the White House. This charming period holiday home is just minutes from Diss on the Norfolk/Suffolk border, with lovely walks from the door and a location within easy reach of Norwich, Beccles and beaches like Aldeburgh and Great Yarmouth. The 17th-Century farmhouse has been lovingly restored and extended to sleep up to eight adults and four children in four bedrooms. Its garden includes a hot tub, and there is loads of space to spread out and relax or come together and socialise.
Families love Maristow Cottage at Gitcombe Estate. The three-bedroom holiday cottage is light and spacious, sleeping six people in three bedrooms with a sofa-bed to accommodate an extra person if required. It's in the quiet village of Cornworthy on the edge of the Dart Valley and within easy reach of Totnes, Dartmouth, Dartmoor National Park, and beautiful Devon beaches like Blackpool Sands. On-site amenities include an indoor heated swimming pool with a sauna and a steam room, an outdoor heated swimming pool with a terrace and sun loungers, an indoor games room and play area, a playground, an all-weather tennis court, and 14 acres of landscaped grounds. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
Enjoy the best of the South Hams, Dartmoor and the Devon coastline in this gorgeous self-catering holiday home. Burrator Cottage at Gitcombe Estate sleeps six people in three bedrooms and is ideal for families. Facilities include indoor and outdoor heated swimming pools, an all-weather tennis court, an indoor games room, a playground, and 14 acres of landscaped gardens. It's a few miles from Dartmouth and Totnes, 20 minutes from Blackpool Sands, and half an hour from Paignton and the English Riviera. Walking, cycling, sailing, surfing, swimming, fishing, golf, and horseriding are easily accessible all year round. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
Haytor Cottage at Gitcombe Estate sleeps six people in three bedrooms and is ideal for families, including those with young children. It's a light, fresh holiday cottage using the estate's indoor and outdoor swimming pools, 14 acres of landscaped grounds, indoor and outdoor play areas, and an all-weather sports court. Guests are close to Dartmouth, Totnes, Dartmoor and Devon's beautiful coastline and within easy reach of some of the area's favourite sights and attractions. It's a fantastic place for a holiday in any season, with stunning walks and bike rides from the door. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
Meavy Cottage is a fantastic 4-Star self-catering holiday cottage near Totnes and Dartmouth and within easy reach of Dartmoor National Park and Devon's beautiful beaches. It's one of nine superb properties on the Gitcombe Estate, where there are 14 acres of landscaped grounds, indoor and outdoor heated swimming pools, an adventure playground, and an all-weather sports court. Meavy Cottage sleeps four people in two bedrooms with a single sofa-bed on a mezzanine level. It's perfect for families but is also welcoming for couples who appreciate the extra space. Bookings are available all year round. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
Just a stone's throw from Exmoor National Park and long sandy beaches, Courtyard Cottage is set in gorgeous North Devon countryside on the outskirts of the market town of Barnstaple. Perfect for walking, cycling or surfing holidays, or simply enjoying some time out in a beautiful setting, this tastefully decorated holiday cottage is an ideal self-catering getaway for couples or small families. Sleeping four guests in two bedrooms with a wood burning stove and underfloor heating it is cosy all year round.
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.