August bank holiday cottages in the UK

Luxury holiday cottages for the bank holiday weekend

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Kai Sedgwick

Kai Sedgwick
HomeAway travel expert

Northern IrelandEvery summer, the bank holiday weekend falls in the last week of August. For many, it presents the last opportunity to get away and enjoy the summer before the leaves start to crisp and fall, and the mercury slinks south. Spending the bank holiday weekend away may not be compulsory, but it’s highly recommended.

You can lounge around the house on any weekend; the bank holiday is all about discovery. Discovering new places, meeting new people and possibly rekindling romance. Whatever your reasons for getting away, make sure you do something this August bank holiday. We’ve rounded up a selection of luxury cottages that are perfect for enjoying a long weekend together.


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August bank holiday cottages in Northern Ireland August bank holiday cottages in Northern Ireland

There are numerous reasons to visit Northern Ireland, but instead of reciting the usual spiel about beautiful countryside, friendly people and good food (all of which are true), here’s a different reason: to visit the locations where pivotal scenes from Game of Thrones were filmed. Discover the fictional world of Westeros nestling amidst Northern Ireland’s quiet coves and forests. Looking for a place to stay? Monaghans’ Cottage, overlooking the County Cavan countryside, is equipped with a solid-fuel stove, open-plan living area, wet room and space for six. It’s the ideal base for exploring Northern Ireland’s hills, valleys and beaches.

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August bank holiday cottages in Orkney August bank holiday cottages in Orkney

Head to the northernmost part of mainland Britain and when you get there, keep going. It may take a ferry ride to reach the Orkney Islands, but the journey alone makes it all worth while. Seabirds soar and the sea roars as the islands come into view and you pass the statuesque landmark known as the Old Man of Hoy. The clean beaches, shipwrecks and Stone Age settlements are reason enough to visit Orkney; check into this cosy cottage on the mainland, and you'll enjoy 2.5 acres of land, from which to soak up the scenic views across the low hills. The prehistoric village of Skara Brae and the sheltered sandy bays close by are waiting to be explored.

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August bank holiday cottages in Cornwall August bank holiday cottages in Cornwall

The bank holiday weekend is all about soaking up the sunshine and enjoying the last days of summer. There’s nowhere better suited to that goal than the southwest of England, where the locals see more than their fair share of sun. Cornwall’s natural beauty needs little introduction; its clean sandy beaches and azure waters are legendary. Bring a bunch of mates – as many as you can muster – and spend the weekend in Atlantic Lodge, a sumptuous 12-bedroom holiday home that promises spectacular views of Land’s End and the Scilly Isles. It’s spacious, it’s comfy and it’s full of little luxuries.

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August bank holiday cottages in Stratford-upon-Avon August bank holiday cottages in Stratford-upon-Avon

Stratford-upon-Avon is destined to be forever known as the birthplace of Shakespeare, and let’s face it, it’s a pretty good claim to fame. The historic market town promises 800 years of history, boating, winding side streets and open parklands that flank the river. Ten miles south of the town lies Shipston-on-stour (triple-barrelled names are de rigueur in this part of the world). Here you’ll find Hill House, a sprawling Cotswolds country house that sleeps 16. A raised private terrace, sweeping driveway, tennis court and private pool make this luxury cottage just a little bit special.

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August bank holiday cottages in Shropshire August bank holiday cottages in Shropshire

Shropshire: hard to say in a hurry; even harder to leave in a hurry. Straddling the border between England and Wales, Shropshire’s sleepy towns date back to Roman times. Ludlow and Shrewsbury are well worth a visit, the latter notable for being the birthplace of Charles Darwin. Spend the bank holiday weekend in The Gatehouse, a renowned historic building furnished with fine tapestries and period features. Prince Rupert, the nephew of Charles I, stayed here during the Civil War. How do you like that history?

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UK Holiday Cottages

Meadow Manor

Overview: Meadow Manor is a beautiful Manor House with parts dating back to the 16th century. The house has a stunning cliff top position overlooking the sea in the delightful village of Mundesley and direct beach access from the private garden. ...

Wonderland House, City Centre Luxury, Stunning Sea Views, Sleeps 24

Welcome to Brighton Wonderland ... WONDERLAND HOUSE has stunning sea views and is arranged over 5 floors with 6 exciting, individually designed bedrooms to discover. There are 3 shower rooms, a further WC and 2 Kitchens! The dining room is set up...

Luxury Holiday Cottage Complex South Devon indoor pool, playrooms, nr beach

Higher Bowden holiday cottages are luxury self-catering holiday cottages in Devon suitable for all the family set within a complex in a spectacular rural setting of 6.5 acres - a designated area of outstanding natural beauty. The cottages are loca...

Lovely Spacious & Bright Apartment in Edwardian Terrace House

Paddington, New South Wales Lovely spacious & bright apartment in Edwardian Terrace House Lovely 3 bedroom apartment in recently renovated terrace house. Spacious, well equipped and stylishly furnished (110sqm/1180sqft). Large open plan living a...

Luxury Newquay Self Catering Holiday Accommodation next to Fistral beach

Vacate to the idyllic surroundings of Newquay with family, friends or a significant other, taking advantage of the fresh Cornish air while strolling along the Fistral Beach. The magnificent view of the North Cornwall Coastline from our apartments ...
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