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Ok, so you might not jump for joy when you wake to raindrops on the window, but let’s face it – June’s as good a month as any to book a break at home. The schools have broken up in Scotland (the holidays usually begin around 25 June), and the weather is, well, more pleasant than usual. It can get as high as 22°C in the furthest reaches of southern England, topping off in Scotland at a moderate 17°C. There’ll only be six hours of sunshine per day, but hey – you can’t expect anything too great from our wet and windy isles right?
Wrong (I'll keep the cockiness to a minimum!). When you’re out hiking in the hills, boating on the river, or simply enjoying those summer-bloom scents, you won’t worry about a spot of drizzle; there’s too much fun to be had. Snuggling up in front of your wood-burning stove, you’ll soon find renting a UK cottage was the best idea you ever had.
June holiday cottages in the UK’s loveliest locales
June holiday cottages in Suffolk
Are you a seaside sunbather or adventure seeker? Crazy about cathedrals or all about the wildlife? It doesn’t really matter (and no one’s crazy about cathedrals), because Suffolk’s a diverse place for a cottage holiday. The county’s awash with market towns and dense woodlands, great for tourists looking for jam-packed breaks. Cycle through Brandon’s Thetford Forest (with its Go Ape tree-top attraction), watch the sunrise on the UK’s most easterly beach at Lowestoft, or get lost in the 19th-century maze at Somerleyton Hall.
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June holiday cottages in Northumberland
With its coast and National Park, Hadrian’s Wall and the North Pennines, there’s no doubt Northumberland offers you more to see and do than you could ever accomplish in a week. So, you’ll have to choose – and what’ll it be? You’ve got two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty to consider, religious sites like Lindisfarne Priory to visit (well, that’s a must – Holy Island is spectacular), and Kielder Water & Forest Park to traverse. The latter has England’s largest planted forest, home to 150 million trees. That’s a whole lot of climbing to do...
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June holiday cottages in Torbay
From north to south, and the indescribably beautiful Torbay. Set on the South West Coastal Path, it encompasses Paignton, Brixham and – of course – Torquay. But while most people associate the area with its beaches, there’s a lot more to cottage holidays than seaside fun in the sun (though admittedly, that’s enough to please me!). Ever heard of Cockington Village? You should have – it’s one of the most photographed in the UK. With thatched buildings dating back to the 14th century, it really does deserve the word ‘picturesque’.
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June holiday cottages in Carmarthenshire
Otherwise known as the ‘Garden of Wales’, Carmarthenshire is one of those places where unwinding is almost obligatory – but don’t let its beauty belie its fascinating past. An ancient place where Welsh culture never died, it’s rife with myth and legend. Oh, and castles – don’t forget the castles. Carreg Cennen; Dinefwr; Kidwell; Llandovery: the list really does go on, and they’re all riddled with little passageways. Prepare your double-l sound (place your tongue to say ‘l’ and blow through it!), and get ready to go Welsh for the week.
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June holiday cottages in Argyll
The last time I was in Argyll, I ate my bodyweight in oysters – and it was tremendous (though incredibly greedy, I’ll concede). I watched hermit crabs fight for new homes, took long walks and saw too many birds to name. I wanted to travel to the Isle of Gigha – but the weather wasn’t quite right. In June, this won’t happen; it’s an ideal time to go. When back at your cottage for a night beside the fire, you’ll realise how wonderful it is to do, well, nothing. This is a place to explore on your own steam. And if you don’t fancy finding your own dinner (which you easily can, trust me) head to Loch Fyne oyster bar – it’s worth making the trip alone.
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UK holiday cottages for June
The cottage is in a farm location on the side of the Taw Valley with magnificent views of the valley and Exmoor. The coast and beaches are just 25 minutes drive away. The warm indoor pool is fed from spring water. There is only one holiday cottage...
Self-contained cottage built in 1994 to blend in with the owners' traditional red sandstone farmhouse dating from 1840, set in garden with views of Rosemarkie bay. Accommodation includes small bedroom with double bed, hanging cupboard, bedside ca...
Two bedroomed cottage on the hill down to the pier in Tenby with views over harbour and beach.
Sevena cottage has all the charm of a beautiful country home, yet is situated just minutes from glorious winterton beach.
Inside: the cottage is delightful, with natural wood floors throughout, a wood burning stove and three cosy bedrooms i...
An-T-Gwen is conveniently situated in the centre of Llangollen, North Wales in Church Street. This beamed, three storey, terraced cottage with history dating back several centuries has been modernised to a good standard without losing its original...
This contemporary self catering white sand holiday cottage is only a five minute walk from the beautiful beach of Camber Sands and just a short drive from historic Rye.
Harbour Lights at White Sand is perfectly located on the East Sussex/Kent bor...
Built in 2009 Glebe Cottage blends perfectly with the ancient village of St Ewe. A traditional exterior hides a modern interior with double height ceilings and an open plan living area. Huge glass doors frame the fantastic view, whilst underfloor ...
QUOTABLE RATES: If you require 5 or 6 nights - check weekly (7 night) rates which are lower due to a longer stay.
Gertie's Cottage is a pretty weatherboarded cottage just 50 metres from the heart of Cranbrook. A cosy warm holiday home with a log ...
An attractive terraced character cottage in the heart of this popular village, steeped in traditional features such as original beams, slate floor and exposed stone walls yet infused with stylish interior design, fabulous fabrics and luxurious fur...
No Price Increases - Same rates as for 2011. Available for full weeks or short breaks - flexible arrival/departure days. A log fire, woodland views and a stream running through the garden, all just above Loch Ness make Skoorah a wonderfully relax...