Have you ever dreamed of whisking your partner away to a secluded spot where you can relax in luxurious surroundings without being disturbed? Owl Lodge is that place. The open-plan holiday cottage is one of only two at Hawthorn Hideaway near Doncaster in Nottinghamshire, giving guests peace and privacy with beautiful canal and countryside walks from the door. Owl Lodge has an outdoor hot tub, barbecue area with a fire pit, and a garden day bed built for two to snooze in the sunshine. Guests can book spa treatments, delicious barbecue hampers, and exclusive use of a wood-fired sauna and cute barbecue hut.
A quintessential Cotswold holiday cottage sleeping four people in two bedrooms. Graziers Cottage is in the pretty hamlet of Ford, a short stroll from The Plough Inn and within easy reach of Stow-on-the-Wold, Bourton-on-the-Water, Winchcombe, and Moreton-in-Marsh. The charming stone cottage dates from 1730 and features original oak beams and flagstone floors, together with modern comforts like underfloor heating and super-fast broadband. There are lovely walks and cycling routes in the vicinity, and it is close to favourite attractions that include the Cotswold Farm Park and Sudeley Castle. Graziers Cottage is perfect for couples and families. It is available for bookings all year round.
Hall Cottage is in the gorgeous Peak District village of Baslow, within walking distance of the village green, shops, pubs and a Michelin-starred restaurant. The period stone holiday cottage sleeps four people in two bedrooms and is perfect for couples, friends or families with older children. There are lovely walks from the door, including routes beside the River Derwent and the nearby Chatsworth Estate. Bakewell and Buxton are also within easy reach, as are favourite attractions like Haddon Hall and Pooles Cavern.
Cromer Flint Cottage is a traditional Norfolk flint holiday cottage located in the popular seaside town of Cromer. Sleeping four guests in two bedrooms, and with the beach just a short walk away, it is perfect for families, friends and couples looking for a self-catering holiday by the sea. It’s just a three-minute walk to the town centre and with fantastic walking trails, National Trust properties and gorgeous gardens just a short drive away, you couldn’t be in a better place to explore the beautiful county of Norfolk.
This modern holiday home on the Isle of Skye was designed to make the most of its incredible location and breathtaking views. It's only half a mile from the edge of Loch Dunvegan, with views over the water towards the castle. Spend happy days walking, cycling, fishing, mountain biking and visiting attractions like the Skye Museum of Island Life and Dunvegan Castle. The two-bedroom, two-bathroom holiday home sleeps four people and is perfect for couples, families or friends.
41 St Brides Road is a deceptively spacious and modern holiday cottage a short stroll from the beach, cafe and pubs in Little Haven. From the front, it looks like a typical fisherman cottage but, step inside, and it opens into a contemporary home with space for four people (plus an extra child) to sleep in two bedrooms and an open plan living room and kitchen with two log burners and bi-fold doors opening into the private garden. The layout and the location make it ideal for couples or families who enjoy being close to the beach and the beautiful Pembrokeshire Coast Path.
Located on the shore of Loch Linnhe, this beautiful waterfront log cabin is the perfect base for a self-catering holiday in the Highlands. Sleeping four people in two ensuite bedrooms, Otterbank is perfect for couples, families or friends. Bring your paddleboards or kayaks to use on the Loch or simply enjoy the fantastic views as you snuggle up next to the log burner. This private croft is situated just a few miles from Fort William and Ben Nevis where you will find numerous outdoor activities such as walking, climbing, mountain biking and ski-ing.
This fantastic cabin on the shore of Loch Linnhe is the perfect contrast to the rugged Highland landscape. It was designed and finished by the owner to make the most of the waterfront location and the incredible views, with luxurious touches that include two huge ensuite bathrooms, a master bedroom with a super-kingsize bed, and a log burner. Heron Bay is on a private croft and sleeps four people in two bedrooms. It is only a few miles from Fort William and Ben Nevis, and guests can bring paddle-boards, canoes and kayaks to use on the loch. Fishing, skiing, mountain biking, hiking and climbing are just a few of the many ways to enjoy this beautiful landscape.
Perfect for couples, Carters Cottage is well-equipped to a 4-Star standard and offers guests the use of excellent on-site facilities that include an indoor swimming pool and 10 acres of grounds. With a log-fire, the holiday cottage is a welcoming bolt-hole for two at any time of the year and sitting on the edge of Pickering, it has excellent amenities close to hand and is within easy reach of the North York Moors National Park and North Riding Forest. A great choice for those who enjoy walking, cycling, exploring or simply relaxing whilst on holiday. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
Wasp Nest Cottage is perfect for couples, friends or small families seeking to escape to the peace and beauty of the Peak District. The period holiday cottage is on the edge of Holymoorside, close to the national park and with stunning walks over the moors accessible from the door. There is an excellent village shop and two pubs within walking distance. Favourite Peak District attractions like Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, Bakewell, and the Heights of Abraham are all within a 15-20 minute drive. The two-bedroom self-catering cottage sleeps four people and features furniture, art and pottery from local artisans.
A welcoming holiday cottage near the beautiful Blackdown Hills on the border between Somerset and Devon. Smithy End sleeps two people and is perfect for couples or individuals who crave rural views, the opportunity to walk for miles, and a decent pub less than a mile away. It is in Combe St Nicholas, half an hour from Lyme Regis and the Jurassic Coast.
You can fish from this riverfront cottage's patio, which is within a 5-minute walk of shops, cafes, relaxed pubs, and supermarkets in Newton Stewart. Otter Cottage sleeps two guests in one bedroom, with a light, spacious open-plan living area that makes the most of beautiful views of the River Cree. It's close to the Galloway Hills, Loch Trool, The Merrick, and 7Stanes Glentrool, with plenty of fishing and golf options. Holiday accommodation is all on the ground floor level, and the self-catering cottage is available for bookings all year round. It's perfect for couples or solo travellers.
Mulberry Tree is a pretty and romantic self-catering cottage in Appledore. If you didn't know where to find it, you'd never even realise its there as, despite being a short stroll from the harbour, shops, cafes and pubs, it's hidden away and only accessible through a quiet, sunny courtyard garden. The one-bedroom cottage is a favourite with couples but also works well for solo visitors. Westward Ho! beach is less than three miles away. There are wonderful footpaths and cycling routes leading to spectacular views, gardens and stately homes, and many other attractions that make this a perfect year-round retreat.
Tucked away through a charming sunny courtyard, Pear Tree Cottage is a hidden gem. This two-bedroom period holiday cottage is in Appledore, a short walk from shops, cafes and pubs yet blissfully quiet and private. It sleeps four people in two bedrooms with a layout that suits couples, families or friends. Westward Ho! is less than three miles away, and there are miles of beautiful Devon coastline to explore. The opportunities for swimming, surfing, kayaking, paddle boarding and sailing either in the estuary or the ocean are endless. With Exmoor and Dartmoor both under an hour's drive away, you never have to sit still. The cottage is pet-friendly and available for bookings all year round.
A romantic holiday cottage with a private terrace within strolling distance of Appledore's shops, cafes, and pubs. Apple Tree Cottage sleeps two people in one bedroom and is set back the road with access through a quiet courtyard. Westward Ho! and Saunton Sands are nearby, as is the South West Coast Path. It's easy to get to Barnstaple, Exmoor National Park and favourite attractions like the Tarka Trail and Lundy Islands. Apple Tree Cottage is available for holidays all year round, with short breaks possible outside of peak season.
Chestnut Cottage is on the family-friendly Wood Farm estate, with beautiful views over fields and woodland and excellent onsite amenities. The single-storey holiday cottage sleeps four people in two bedrooms and suits couples and families, including visitors who use a wheelchair. Guests can use the playground, woodland walk, nature/jogging trail and indoor games room or spend time exploring North Norfolk's beaches and attractions. There is no shortage of places to walk or ride your bike, while nearby riding stables and golf courses provide further ways to enjoy the beautiful scenery.
With its four-poster bed and beautiful setting, Usk Apartment is the perfect choice for outdoorsy couples who want relaxation and adventure. Sitting beside a nature reserve and with direct access out onto the Cambrian Way as well as access to Table Mountain, Sugarloaf Mountain, Llangattock Mountain, and Pen-Allt-mawr, the opportunities for walking are endless. The area is also great for cycling and a good choice for history lovers with ancient sites to discover. Llangattock village with two good pubs is a 10-minute stroll away and the attractive town of Crickhowell is a little further with independent shops and good pubs within walking distance. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
Escape to the beautiful Brecon Beacons in this stunning one-bedroom holiday cottage with spectacular views. Valley View is close to Llangattock, within walking distance of two friendly local pubs and within easy reach of Crickhowell, Abergavenny and Brecon. There are fantastic walks from the door and many opportunities for cycling, caving and climbing, fishing, golf, and horse riding. Visit Norman castles, go shopping in local markets and spend time doing things you love. The cottage is ideal for couples and works well for a solo traveller who wants the space and privacy of a self-catering cottage. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
Stay in the heart of the Brecon Beacons in this charming barn conversion, which provides holiday accommodation for four people in two bedrooms and is perfect for couples or friends. Trelawney Cottage is in Langattock, near Crickhowell and within easy reach of Abergavenny, Monmouth and Brecon. It has stunning views and direct access to some of the best footpaths and mountain bike trails in the entire National Park. The cottage is a favourite with visitors all year round, not least for its spectacular views. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
Moelwyn View Cottage is a lovely period holiday cottage in Llan Ffestiniog in the Snowdonia National Park, within walking distance of the village pub and shop with direct access to footpaths. The Cottage sleeps three people in two bedrooms and is suited to individual travellers, couples, or small families with an older child. It has stunning views of the Moelwyn Mountains and Manod Hills. The location is ideal in every season as it is within easy reach of the coast and Llyn Peninsula, Caernarfon, and the Dwyryd Estuary.