UK Bank Holiday weekend cottages

Cosy getaways that are tailor-made for enjoying the bank holiday

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Kai Sedgwick

Kai Sedgwick
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Cotswolds cottageBank holiday weekend. The three greatest words in the English language. The pessimist would take the view that bank holidays serve only to remind us that for the remainder of the year we’re slaves to the wage. The optimist, however, would cherish this long-overdue long weekend and begin plotting their getaway at the earliest available opportunity.

Regardless of whether you’re a glass half-full or half-empty type, there’s no disputing that the bank holiday weekend is there to be enjoyed. Each year, we’re treated to four long weekends – five if you include Christmas. While you’ll likely have plans for the latter, the rest of the year is still up for grabs. Whether you choose to escape in April, May or August, we’ve rounded up a selection of holiday cottages that offer respite, relaxation and utter tranquility. Leave the working world behind and make the most of your weekend.

 

Quaint cottages for the bank holiday weekend


   

Bank holiday weekend cottages in Mid Argyll Bank holiday weekend cottages in Mid Argyll

With 25 inhabited islands, strikingly desolate beaches and valleys of wild flowers, Mid Argyll promises natural beauty in spades. Camera phone essential, no filter required. Every region in this article has been chosen on account of its natural wonders – hilltop walks, mountain bike trails, fishing spots – and Mid Argyll is no exception. Why not spend your weekend in Cnocachanach Cottage? What it may lose in pronunciation, it more than makes up for in rustic charm. Set at the end of a single-track road, this stone cottage features a wood-burning stove and promises utter tranquility. Bliss.

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Bank holiday weekend cottages in Northumberland National Park Bank holiday weekend cottages in Northumberland National Park

“The land of the far horizons”, Northumberland National Park extends from Hadrian’s Wall all the way to the Cheviot Hills. Walk, walk and walk some more. Then, when your legs have tired of all that walking, make a beeline for The Snooty Fox. This traditional pub, situated in the small village of Lowick, will warm your soul with good grub and local ale. From there, it’s just a short walk this time to The Bothy, a pet-friendly cottage with exquisite views over the sweeping countryside.

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Bank holiday weekend cottages in Lincolnshire Bank holiday weekend cottages in Lincolnshire

Sprawling country estates; rich heritage; gastro-pubs; boutiques; canals and galleries. Lincolnshire is a diverse region whose red-brick towns resemble something out of a fairytale. Listen out for the chime of the village clock, feed the swans on the canal, stroll around the magnificent cathedral at Lincoln City. Lincolnshire is hardly short of alluring cottages but the award for the most intriguingly named has to go to Bat Attic Cottage. Situated in the village of Stixwould, it sleeps five and boasts a pretty garden complete with a pond plus a plethora of activities close by. Picture perfect.

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Bank holiday weekend cottages in South Yorkshire Bank holiday weekend cottages in South Yorkshire

Effortlessly combining the old with the new, South Yorkshire is a region that pays homage to its industrial past while embracing the present and planning for the future. Shopping, nightlife and culture may not be the first words that spring to mind when you envisage this part of Yorkshire, but spend a day exploring Sheffield and Doncaster and you may be forced to reconsider. Leave the cities behind however and you’ll discover a very different world close to the village of Wortley. Hollins Wood Bothy is a luxury holiday cottage complete with open-plan living area and wood-burning stove. It’s the ultimate romantic retreat.

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Bank holiday weekend cottages in Monmouthshire Bank holiday weekend cottages in Monmouthshire

Monmouthshire, in the southeast of Wales, is characterised by diverse outdoor activities, crumbling castles, busy market towns and excellent dining. The local produce – eggs, fruit, veg, cheese and wine – are as good as anything the UK can muster, while the golf is exceptional. The Byre is a luxury holiday cottage located three miles from Abergavenny. Underfloor heating, Wi-Fi and modern amenities take care of things on the inside; outside there’s the Brecon Beacons and the Black Mountains just waiting to be explored.

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