UK holiday cottages for September

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Kai Sedgwick

Kai Sedgwick
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ExmoorSeptember is a great time for booking a British holiday cottage. With the kids back at school, rates are lower, and there’s still some lingering warmth in the sun’s rays provided you stray far enough south. Book a long weekend, or a week if you can stretch to it, and prepare to see the UK in a whole new light.

Where do you wanna stay? From Cornwall to Orkney and from East Yorkshire to Flintshire, the UK’s coastline is dotted with scenic cottages that promise all the staples of the quintessential British holiday: long walks on the beach, leisurely rounds of golf and fishing. Inland, the countryside is equally scintillating, from the mountains, rivers and moorland that make up the Cairngorms to the lakes and fells that characterise the Cotswolds. Pick your favourite part of the UK or throw a dart at a map and pray you strike St Andrews ahead of Skegness.

 

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September holiday cottages in Conwy September holiday cottages in Conwy

The walled town of Conwy in North Wales is the setting for a picturesque holiday against a stunning backdrop. In the distance, the Snowdonia mountains are engulfed by clouds as the town stands in the shadow of its medieval castle. Built in the 13th century on the orders of Edward I, the castle is flanked by the old city walls which are still intact today. If architecture is your thing, Conwy is also notable for its major bridges including the spectacular Conwy Railway Bridge, built in 1849. Ambivalent about bridges? That’s OK, there’s also an excellent golf course in Conwy and a bustling farmers’ market to peruse.

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September holiday cottages in Exmoor National Park September holiday cottages in Exmoor National Park

One of Britain’s greatest national parks, Exmoor is a haven where nature reigns supreme and wildlife flourishes. Check in to a holiday cottage in the area and prepare to fill your days with hiking, horse riding and cycling – interspersed with more leisurely pursuits, such as sitting in the village pub. Fish for trout early in the morning; sample cream teas in the afternoon; watch kingfishers and otters as dusk falls. There’s a lot of pretty in this part of the world – and it doesn’t end when darkness descends. Exmoor National Park is Europe’s first International Dark Sky Reserve, so don’t forget to look up; on a clear night, the heavens are carpeted with stars. Watch them shimmer, sparkle and shoot.

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September holiday cottages in Buckinghamshire September holiday cottages in Buckinghamshire

Less than an hour’s drive from London lies Buckinghamshire, an unspoilt expanse of rolling hills, dykes and stiles, footpaths and brooks that merrily gurgle their way to the coast. The best part of this leafy region is the Chilterns, a 60-mile stretch of idyllic countryside that runs from Buckinghamshire to Hertfordshire. Set aside a day for exploring Hambleden Valley, its bucolic charms augmented by the high profile movies that have been filmed here, including Sleepy Hollow and The Avengers. If the valley’s thatched cottages look vaguely familiar, you’ll know why.

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September holiday cottages in Staffordshire September holiday cottages in Staffordshire

Posited in the heart of England, Staffordshire is an overlooked region that warrants a second chance. From Weston Hall, a magnificent listed building in 20 acres of gardens, to Lower Drayton Farm, a family-friendly centre complete with wire death slide and assault course, Staffordshire is nothing if not diverse. Get better acquainted with the past during a visit to Mill Meece Pumping Station, whose huge steam engines once supplied water to Stoke and Newcastle and savour a moment’s contemplation at the National Memorial Arboretum. 280 war memorials are set amidst 50,000 trees, making for a tranquil spot in which to gather your thoughts and pay your respects. Elsewhere, one of the UK’s largest collections of aircraft can be found at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford.

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September holiday cottages in Oban September holiday cottages in Oban

Oban, on the West Coast of Scotland, is a dreamy, mystical place; an area of exceptional beauty and utter tranquility. The town bills itself as Scotland’s seafood capital, and for good reason: prawns, langoustines, scallops, cod and lobster are among the sea creatures landed at its bustling harbour. While much of the fare is then transported to Glasgow and the rest of Scotland, the freshest seafood can be sampled at the town’s waterfront pubs and bistros. Cuan Mor combines good homemade food with hand-crafted beers and live music, while Chartroom II promises some of the finest views on the West Coast.

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UK Cottages

Remote, Peaceful Location Down 1km Private Track & 5km From The Nearest Neighbours

Surrounding you are hills and Lochs and the deer graze right down by the house while the river bubbles past. You can fish from the banks of the Loch for native brown trout and you can walk for miles and see nobody. Beautiful surrounding countrysid...

Historic Grasmere self catering cottage with fantastic lake and mountain views

This historic Lake District cottage has amazing views over Rydal Water and the Lakeland fells. Perched high on a Lakeland hillside with views over Rydal to the Coniston Fells this romantic famous 200 year old cottage is many people's ideal Grasme...

Grade II Listed Seaside House Superbly Located On The Beachfront

Commanding magnificent views over the sea, this Grade II listed seaside house dates back over 200 years, and is superbly located on the beach front, just behind a large shared manicured lawned area. The holiday property imparts a light and airy fe...

Spacious flat in Secret London! See reviews!! WiFi. Terrace. Many extras!

This gorgeous converted warehouse flat in a cobbled street five mins stroll from the new Wapping tube boasts great living space (especially in London terms) plus a large West-facing private balcony and also the use of a stunning huge riverside ter...

A quaint Victorian cottage in a picturesque Scottish fishing village

Shonang is well equipped, with accommodation on two floors, the upper floor offering spectacular views over the village harbour. The house has recently returned as a holiday cottage following 15 months of owner occupation and subsequent renovation...

Large, luxury 3-bed apartment in quiet street close to central London

This 115 m2 apartment is on the garden level of an attractive Victorian house. It was modernised recently to a high specification. It comprises 3 good-size double bedrooms and two bathrooms, one of which is ensuite. The main bedroom has a super-...

Lovely 2 Bed 2 Bath Apt. Views over Loch Ness. Superb Pool & Gardens

This large and beautifully decorated apartment has unforgettable views out across the Monastery Lawn towards Loch Ness. Such views are highly sought after at The Highland Club. Furnished to an extremely high standard the apartment lies partly in t...

Putney, Super 1 bedroom flat on the river with use of garden.

This large one bedroom self-catering flat is available for holiday lets of a week or more throughout the year. With a double bed in the bedroom and a single in the living room it will sleep up to 3 people. There is a washing machine and tumble dry...

14: London Flat Sleeps 5, Convenient In Battersea

Second floor one bedroom apartment on a typical london traditional street. There is a double bed in the bedroom and in the living room there is one single sofa bed and a double sofa bed. There are hair dryer, iron, tv and dvd player. Comprises ope...

Central London - Trafalgar Square - Sleeps 4 - 6

In the very heart of London! Located in a quiet cul-de-sac 1 minute walk from Trafalgar Square - ideal for visitors who want easy access to the best of London. Major tourist sites such as Big Ben & Parliament, No 10 Downing Street, Buckingham Pala...

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