From stone-built bothies in the rain-lashed glens of Scotland, to cosy English boltholes with thatched roofs and rose gardens, there are lots of different cottage breaks to pick from. Believe it or not, you can even find cottages in London, between the snaking Thames and the Surrey Hills. Read on to get a better idea of what escapes are available when it comes to this popular sort of accommodation.

Discover the versatile character of cottage breaks

One of the great things about cottage holidays is just how many travellers they can satisfy. Walkers can settle somewhere close to high mountains, while surfers might bag salt-washed homes on the cliffs. And that's not even mentioning the families and couples that love cottage breaks for their combination of romance and seclusion.

Take a cottage break with the whole family

Adventure often comes as part and parcel of a cottage holiday. There's enough to keep the whole crew entertained, too, what with rentals that sit next to beginner surf swells and spots nestled by national parks.

Consider romantic cottage breaks

Imagine cosying up in front of a crackling fire as the Peak District's ridges gather snow out the window. Or think of spending evenings in hearty Cotswolds pubs with your other half. Get planning those long Welsh walks between empty bays and sheer-cut clifftops. These are the reasons that cottage breaks remain a truly romantic option.

Luxury cottage breaks are to die for

Nothing says luxury like a bubbling Jacuzzi bath, which is why you'll catch on to the fact that the most opulent cottages come with steaming hot tubs attached. It's the perfect glamorous addition to a weekend in the country.