UK holiday cottages for February

Rural cottages in beautiful Britain

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Kai Sedgwick

Kai Sedgwick
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DorsetFebruary is an uncertain month in the UK. The worst of winter has been and gone, but there’s still the odd flurry of snow to contend with, just when you thought you’d seen the last of it. There are also days of sunshine; days when spring feels imminent and wearing a jumper feels optional. Such moments rarely last however; if there’s one thing you can count on in February, it’s capricious weather.

Planning a holiday in February is about more than obtaining a long-term forecast however. Come rain, shine, sleet or hail, there’s a lot of fun to be had exploring the wilderness of Britain: its hills, dales, lakes and coves. Pack your wellies, book yourself into a quiet holiday cottage and get ready to see your country in a whole new light.

 

February holiday cottages across the UK


   

February holiday cottages on the Isle of Man February holiday cottages on the Isle of Man

Midway between Britain and Ireland lies the Isle of Man, a place of exquisite beauty and utter tranquility. By night, the dark skies are lit up by a cornucopia of stars, away from the light pollution that blights much of mainland Britain. By day, the coastal paths are flanked by yellow hawkweed, daisies and wild grasses. A haven for bird, plant and insect life of all kinds, the Isle of Man is a place where you can hear yourself think. Follow the shore and the only sounds are the muted roar of the sea and the call of the guillemots and razorbills. Grab yourself a holiday cottage in February when rates are low and the Isle is even quieter than normal.

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February holiday cottages in Dorset February holiday cottages in Dorset

Dorset is prized for its sun, sea and sand. Head there in February and there’s no guarantee that you’ll see much of the former, but don’t let that deter you. Dorset’s sandy shores are as beautiful on a blustery day in February as they are on a late August evening. They’re a sight quieter in February too. Away from the shore, Dorset serves up some remarkable ancient buildings including Nothe Fort and Corfe Castle. Take a boat trip along the Jurassic Coast or spend a day strolling through the lush gardens of Kingston Lacy House.

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February holiday cottages in Ribble Valley February holiday cottages in Ribble Valley

Ominous, atmospheric skies and shadows scurrying across the valley with sunshine streaming in their wake. The brooding beauty of the Ribble Valley is tailor-made for a walking holiday. With urban Britain well out of sight, it’s easy to imagine that the rocky footpaths you’re treading haven’t seen a soul since Norman times. While the reality may be less romantic, the landscape has scarcely changed in the subsequent centuries. When you’ve had your fill of ascending verdant hills, crossing brooks and clambering across ravines, retreat to the market town of Clitheroe. Here you’ll find shops that are brimming with character and pubs that are brimming with good beer and good company.

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February holiday cottages in Flintshire February holiday cottages in Flintshire

To the northeast of Wales lies a small county named Flintshire. It’s here you’ll find the country’s largest street market – Mold Markets, held on Wednesdays and Saturdays – and the North Wales Pilgrim’s Way. This winding footpath extends for 127 miles before ending at Bardsey Island. Flintshire is also home to the UK’s smallest town (Caerwys) and The Gladstone Library, which was founded by former PM William Gladstone. Elsewhere, you’ll find all the usual attractions that lure visitors to Wales: outdoor activities, good food, clean beaches and ancient castles. For a small county, Flintshire packs a lot in.

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February holiday cottages in the Scottish Borders February holiday cottages in the Scottish Borders

The Scottish Borders are characterised by vast green valleys, huge arched viaducts, cycling trails, mature woodland and rivers teeming with trout. If you’re planning a February break in the Scottish Borders, it stands to reason you’re going to be spending the bulk of your time outside, come rain or shine. The region is home to 7stanes, voted one of the world’s top ten mountain biking trails. 1,800 miles of diverse terrain run from the coast of Berwickshire all the way to Dumfries & Galloway, taking in the River Tweed, a famous stretch for salmon fishing, and the spectacular ruins of Dryburgh Abbey.

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UK Cottages

Award winning, pet friendly 18th century stone cottage.Fabulous views of Snowdon

Self catering Anglesey cottage set in 7 acres of quiet, peaceful surroundings with panoramic views of the Snowdonia Mountains. This pet-friendly Anglesey holiday cottage was originally an 18th century stable on the grounds of the owners’ home – th...

Lovely cottage in Abersoch- don't miss an ice cream on the lovely sandy beach

Stabal y March holiday cottage is brilliantly located, 1 mile from Abersoch on the beautiful Lleyn Peninsula. Based on a traditional family run beef and sheep farm, it has been lovingly converted into a family-friendly cottage. Amongst the finest ...

Stunning coastline and countryside from this gorgeous cottage.

What better place for your family or group get-together than this large, luxurious holiday cottage. Llyn Peninsula’s beautiful coastline forms a stunning horizon to the peaceful countryside views enjoyed from Stabal Lleuddad, with the nearest sand...

5 Star Cottage with a Games Room on site. 0.5 mile to Fabulous Beach

Sgubor Madrun holiday cottage is where the straw and feed were stored for the past 250 years. It has recently been restored to a luxurious holiday accommodation with as much of the original features left visible as possible. The cottage has a chil...

Almost on the beach this lovely large property. Don't miss dolphins in the Bay.

A large self catering house in the delightful resort of New Quay, West Wales. Just a stone's throw from an award winning beach, cafes, restaurants and bars. This child friendly self catering has a playroom, terraced garden & fabulous sea views. Ta...

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