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Holiday cottages in the UK

At HomeAway we offer a choice of holiday cottages in the UK that emphasise the eclectic range of destinations available in this country of contrasts; from areas of wilderness like the highlands and the spaces that surround our Lake District cottages to Victorian seaside resorts along the south coast, there is something for everyone.

The locations of our holiday rentals in the United Kingdom vary from quaint villages in bucolic countryside, such as our Cornwall cottages, to the hustle and bustle of the city-centres like London and Edinburgh. Great lengths are taken to preserve the older holiday accommodation that we offer; some are over one hundred years old and boast beautiful original features. All gardens are tended to with care, so many of the cottages that we offer come with beautiful outdoor space. Pets are often welcomed, and internet access is provided by at least half of the accommodation listed.

Things to do

  • Historical landmarks - For a relatively small country, the UK packs a great deal of heritage, which dates back more than 2,000 years. If history is what you want to see, then most eras from the medieval to the modern age, are well represented by a wealth of different sites. We recommend: Stonehenge, the Roman structures at Bath, the Tower of London, Edinburgh Castle, Hampton Court Palace and Stratford-Upon-Avon.
  • Outdoor activities - There are national parks and areas of natural beauty located all across the country, from Dartmoor in the south west to the Cairngorms National Park in north east Scotland and the Lake District which resides in-between the two. Here you’ll encounter unblemished natural scenery, ideal for a range of activities including walking, biking, horseback riding, boating and canoeing.
  • Culture - If its culture you want, there are high-profile museums and art galleries in almost every city, as well as numerous events throughout the year. London’s West End is famed for its numerous theatres, while the Edinburgh Festival is one of the world’s major cultural events. For younger visitors the country hosts some of the top music festivals like Glastonbury, Bestival, Reading and V Festival, to name but a few.
  • Family attractions - The UK offers a surprisingly high concentration of first-rate theme parks, safari parks and zoos. In the south you will find Thorpe Park, Legoland and Chessington, while in the county of Staffordshire is Alton Park; all offer a whole host of different rides and entertainment. Elsewhere are other top visitor spots like the Eden Project in Cornwall, with the world’s largest greenhouse.
  • Coast – The UK boasts a rich and varied coastline across all areas of the country. The pre-historic Jurassic Coast in Dorset and Devon, is known for its towering cliffs, sandy beaches and fossils whilst there are also many elegant 19th Century seaside resorts like Brighton & Hove, Blackpool and Weston-super-Mare which have piers and offer more traditional entertainment.

When best to rent a cottage in the UK

The UK climate is influenced strongly by the Atlantic Ocean, helping to make conditions mild and changeable for most of the year. Depending in which of our holiday rentals in the United Kingdom you choose to stay, the weather will vary depending on where you are in the country. The sunniest weather occurs in the south east, with warmer spots in the south west, and largely cooler, damper weather than the national average in the north of England and Scotland. Temperatures hover a little way above freezing across the country in winter, with snow common mainly on high ground. Summer is a great time to visit the UK and rent a cottage – the season brings pleasant weather, with warm sunny spells.

Travelling to your accommodation

Train travel in the UK is costly in comparison to most European countries, but the service is efficient, with five high-speed connections between cities and a connection to mainland Europe via the Channel Tunnel. By road, there is more than 3,500 kilometres of motorway, which can get very busy around cities at peak hours. If you’re travelling to your cottage in the United Kingdom from abroad, international airports serve almost every large city in the country; London has six! There are also ferry terminals dotted along the south and east coast, with connections to mainland Europe and Scandinavia.

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    Wonderful! 4.9/5
    (24 reviews)
    avg/night
    • 2 BR
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 4
    Apartment #1982119
    24
    Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
      Excellent! 4.7/5
      (20 reviews)
      avg/night
      • 3 BR
      • 2 BA
      • Sleeps 7
      Apartment #1950058
      20
      Viewed 77 times in the last 48 hours
        Wonderful! 4.9/5
        (28 reviews)
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        • 2 BR
        • 2 BA
        • Sleeps 5
        Apartment #1080505
        28
        Viewed 70 times in the last 48 hours
          Exceptional! 5.0/5
          (67 reviews)
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          • 1 BR
          • 1 BA
          • Sleeps 4
          Apartment #1667210
          67
          Viewed 61 times in the last 48 hours
            Excellent! 4.4/5
            (12 reviews)
            avg/night
            • 3 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 5
            Cottage #1994183
            12
            Viewed 81 times in the last 48 hours
              Wonderful! 4.9/5
              (36 reviews)
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              • 2 BR
              • 2 BA
              • Sleeps 5
              Cabin #6480322
              36
              Viewed 79 times in the last 48 hours
                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                (30 reviews)
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                • Studio
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 2
                Apartment #1060356
                30
                Viewed 85 times in the last 48 hours
                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
                  (40 reviews)
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                  • 1 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 2
                  Apartment #1674903
                  40
                  Viewed 68 times in the last 48 hours
                    Excellent! 4.6/5
                    (22 reviews)
                    avg/night
                    • 1 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 3
                    Apartment #1767166
                    22
                    Viewed 44 times in the last 48 hours
                      Exceptional! 5.0/5
                      (24 reviews)
                      avg/night
                      • 1 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 4
                      Apartment #4209836
                      24
                      Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                        (39 reviews)
                        avg/night
                        • 2 BR
                        • 2 BA
                        • Sleeps 4
                        Cottage #8171244
                        39
                        Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                          (34 reviews)
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                          • 1 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Sleeps 2
                          Apartment #1402198
                          34
                          Viewed 45 times in the last 48 hours
                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                            (15 reviews)
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                            • 1 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 2
                            Farmhouse #8168132
                            15
                            Viewed 43 times in the last 48 hours
                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                              (52 reviews)
                              avg/night
                              • 2 BR
                              • 2 BA
                              • Sleeps 4
                              House #8166008
                              52
                              Viewed 41 times in the last 48 hours
                                Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                (16 reviews)
                                avg/night
                                • 1 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 4
                                Apartment #6120129
                                16
                                Viewed 49 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
                                  (26 reviews)
                                  avg/night
                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 5
                                  Apartment #1004294
                                  26
                                  Viewed 50 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Excellent! 4.6/5
                                    (9 reviews)
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                                    • 1 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 2
                                    Multiple rentals Apartment #8157203
                                    9
                                    Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                      (119 reviews)
                                      avg/night
                                      • 3 BR
                                      • 2 BA
                                      • Sleeps 6
                                      Apartment #212202
                                      119
                                      Viewed 85 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                        (41 reviews)
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                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 4
                                        Cottage #722905
                                        41
                                        Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                          (67 reviews)
                                          avg/night
                                          • 1 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 4
                                          Apartment #1127022
                                          67
                                          Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                            (12 reviews)
                                            avg/night
                                            • 1 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 2
                                            Cottage #8147142
                                            12
                                            Viewed 84 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                              (14 reviews)
                                              avg/night
                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 4
                                              Cottage #1767167
                                              14
                                              Viewed 56 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                (18 reviews)
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                                                • 3 BR
                                                • 2 BA
                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                House #821967
                                                18
                                                Viewed 40 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                  (84 reviews)
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                                                  • 1 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                  Apartment #1160808
                                                  84
                                                  Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                    (23 reviews)
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                                                    • 1 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                    Cottage #1873785
                                                    23
                                                    Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                      (32 reviews)
                                                      avg/night
                                                      • 1 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                      House #8156532
                                                      32
                                                      Viewed 52 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                        (10 reviews)
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                                                        • 3 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 5
                                                        House #6480193
                                                        10
                                                        Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                          (20 reviews)
                                                          avg/night
                                                          • 2 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                          Apartment #1623247
                                                          20
                                                          Viewed 71 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                            (50 reviews)
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                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 2 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                            House #1684472
                                                            50
                                                            Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                              (25 reviews)
                                                              avg/night
                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 2 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                              Cottage #1068820
                                                              25
                                                              Viewed 50 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                (65 reviews)
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                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                Apartment #452851
                                                                65
                                                                Viewed 40 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 3
                                                                  Apartment #1885285
                                                                  22
                                                                    Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                    (23 reviews)
                                                                    avg/night
                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                    Bungalow #1944062
                                                                    23
                                                                    Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                      (52 reviews)
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                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                      Apartment #1162448
                                                                      52
                                                                      Viewed 39 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                        (27 reviews)
                                                                        avg/night
                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 3
                                                                        Apartment #433404
                                                                        27
                                                                        Viewed 79 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                          (17 reviews)
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                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                          Cottage #8052258
                                                                          17
                                                                          Viewed 43 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                            (24 reviews)
                                                                            avg/night
                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                            Apartment #1403603
                                                                            24
                                                                            Viewed 42 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                              (33 reviews)
                                                                              avg/night
                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                              Cottage #702080
                                                                              33
                                                                              Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                                (46 reviews)
                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 3 BA
                                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                                                House #720112
                                                                                46
                                                                                Viewed 41 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                                  (16 reviews)
                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                  Cottage #8046126
                                                                                  16
                                                                                  Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                                    (15 reviews)
                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 5
                                                                                    Apartment #1039123
                                                                                    15
                                                                                    Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                      (30 reviews)
                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                      Cottage #716884
                                                                                      30
                                                                                      Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                                        (142 reviews)
                                                                                        avg/night
                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                                        Apartment #6341361
                                                                                        142
                                                                                        Viewed 54 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                          (35 reviews)
                                                                                          avg/night
                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 5
                                                                                          Multiple rentals Apartment #873710
                                                                                          35
                                                                                          Viewed 60 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                            (55 reviews)
                                                                                            avg/night
                                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 3
                                                                                            Cottage #711010
                                                                                            55
                                                                                            Viewed 44 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                              (64 reviews)
                                                                                              avg/night
                                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 2
                                                                                              Apartment #408974
                                                                                              64
                                                                                              Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                                                (63 reviews)
                                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 7
                                                                                                Apartment #444777
                                                                                                63
                                                                                                Viewed 40 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                                                  (12 reviews)
                                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                  Cottage #8151457
                                                                                                  12
                                                                                                  Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                    (20 reviews)
                                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                    Apartment #1871101
                                                                                                    20
                                                                                                    Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                      (20 reviews)
                                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                      Cottage #8149865
                                                                                                      20
                                                                                                      Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Fantastic relaxing week anyway in a beautiful setting

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      After a long 7 hour journey arrived to a warm welcoming beautiful house set back off the oban coastal road. Beautiful views across loch linhe from the front of the house. The heating was spot on, everything u need in the large kitchen, lovely big tv for the dark evenings huddled up on the sofa. Cannot fault this place we were gutted to leave. Many thanks to Tim.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 04-Dec-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Nov 2016

                                                                                                      Property was lovely, but sometimes difficult to park.

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      Great location . easy walk to the harbour. Cottage was warm and cosy and well fitted out.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 01-Dec-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Nov 2016

                                                                                                      Lovely studio, in a fantastic setting.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Had a lovely few days here, so cozy and feel at home as soon as you arrive. Surrounded by nothing but perfection, so peaceful in its secluded setting, although close enough to Ludlow to get essentials. Lovely lady, very welcoming and doesn't interfere with your break but is there if you need her. She left us homemade cakes and bread which was a lovely touch. A bit strange going downstairs to bed and upstairs to the front room but a nice topsy turvy change!! Will definitely return and take our daughter with us as she would love it here, although we live in the country this is something else!!!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 01-Dec-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Nov 2016