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Welcome to the Holiday Cottages website.

Whether it is for a quick weekend break or a whole season away, holiday cottages are a holiday concept that is increasing in its popularity throughout the UK. Best of all, they really can provide a more affordable alternative to cramming onto a plane and then having to book multiple hotel rooms when you get to your destination.

Holiday cottages are able to offer a home-from-home, with all of the mod-cons your discerning taste could ever desire. They provide the opportunity to experience some of the more remote parts of the country and allow you to lose yourself in the pretence of a whole new way of life.

Very few of us realise just how much there is to see within our own country. In past years it was always the accepted norm to head abroad for our holiday, but maybe now is the perfect time to explore closer to home. Be it breath-taking mountainous scenery, to secluded coastal escapes, there is such a wide choice of holiday cottages available across the country, you are bound to find one that ticks all of the right boxes for you.

Your Holiday cottage will provide unique accommodation

We’ve all stayed in numerous hotel rooms in the past and if we are being completely honest with ourselves, once you have seen one hotel room, you really have seen them all. This is one area where holiday cottages really do come into their own. Obviously, no two cottages are going to be the same and this means that you have more choice than you could ever imagine.

You have a wide selection of holiday cottages for considerations such as your budget and the number of people travelling in your party. Many holiday cottages are even able to extend a warm welcome to your beloved pet; an idea that really is taking off amongst the pet-owning ‘staycation’ community.

Holiday cottages provide you with the ideal opportunity to experience a whole new lifestyle. Many of us may be restricted to having to live within the towns and cities and therefore, reserving holiday cottages in the countryside can be just the ticket. This will enable you to really recharge those batteries and take things at a pace that it right for you.

Another perfect aspect of holiday cottages is the fact that many properties are spacious enough to accommodate larger groups. For friends and families that are keen on travelling and staying together, this will be ideal. All-in-all, holiday cottages are ultimately a much less stressful holiday choice; they are just one car drive away and as soon as you arrive, your holiday can get going without any of the bureaucratic nonsense you can expect from travelling abroad.

Most Popular Holiday Cottage locations across the UK

As our map proves, the UK has a massive choice of holiday cottages right across the country. Let’s just take a little time to take a look at some of the most sought after regions of the country:

Holiday Cottages in Devon

On the southwest peninsula and bordered by Cornwall to the west and Somerset and Dorset to the east, the county of Devon has always been a firm favourite with people looking for holiday cottages. Quintessentially English and sleepy villages are dotted all across the beautiful county and there are even two national parks for you to enjoy: Dartmoor National Park and Exmoor City Park. Devon is the only county to have a border on two separate bodies of water (The Bristol Channel and The English Channel) and there are also large towns and cities to enjoy for the shopaholics amongst you including Plymouth, Torbay and Exeter. Holiday cottages in Devon are a firm favourite with many people because of the counties natural beauty and the variety of places to see and things to do.

Holiday Cottages in Cornwall

Cornwall is England’s farthest west county and when you stay in the holiday cottages here, you definitely feel that you are away from the hustle and bustle of ordinary life in the UK. Cornwall is actually much longer than most people think: around 80 miles from west to east. In between this are numerous idyllic Cornish fishing villages that will transport you back to a bygone time. The best thing about Cornwall is that it is said that you are never more than 18 miles from the sea, so holiday cottages in Cornwall often tend to be perfectly spread out throughout the Duchy.

Holiday Cottages in the Peak District

The tranquil and rolling hills of the Peak District can boast the fact that they were the first officially designated National Park in the country. This great swathe of the Derbyshire countryside is home to a plethora of holiday cottages in the Peak District for you to choose between. The peaks and tors were carved out during the last dramatic Ice Age and provide a cosy and relaxing setting at anytime of the year.

Holiday Cottages in Wales

The Principality of Wales has been a massive draw to tourists for many decades. From perfect beaches to the grandeur of the Snowdonia National Park and its breathtaking, mountainous scenery, you will not fail to find a good number of holiday cottages in the best settings.

Holiday Cottages in Scotland

Home to some of the last real wildernesses of the United Kingdom (the Highlands), Scotland is the best choice for peace and complete relaxation. Scotland is an immensely diverse country and holiday cottages in Scotland are able to reflect this fact: with properties located in the rural areas, as well as the largest cities. If you really feel like getting away from it all, you may even be able to locate holiday cottages on some of the isolated Western Isles.

Holiday Cottages in the Lake District

If you ever get the chance to stay in holiday cottages in the Lake District, grab it with both hands and prepare yourself for an amazing experience. This part of Cumbria, in north-western England, will leave you with a lump in your throat: it really is that stunningly beautiful! Picturesque lakes are surrounded by the highest hills and mountains in all of England; just make sure you remember to take your camera along.

Holiday Cottages in the Norfolk Broads

This is another designated and protected National Park of England and given that it is said to be under great threat due to rising sea levels, you must consider holiday cottages in this part of East Anglia right now. The wetlands here are home to some extremely endangered species of flora and fauna and the overall landscape will leave you thinking that it is hard to believe that you are actually in the UK.

Other popular destinations for holiday cottages include Kent, Ireland, The Isle of Wight, The Yorkshire Dales, Dorset, Suffolk and plenty more locations. Basically, wherever you fancy exploring throughout the UK, you are pretty much guaranteed to find that perfect property for your next stay.

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