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My Favourite Holiday Cottages - For Beautiful UK Holiday Cottages

Welcome to My Favourite Holiday Cottages, we feature UK Holiday Cottages. You can search by location, size and features like pools or pet friendly.

E-mail the owner direct. Every listing has all the info you need and easy enquiry buttons that put you directly in touch with the owner.

Use the search options to the left, or click the category boxes below to select the type of holiday that’ll appeal to you, your family and your friends.

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Pets Allowed   Disabled Access
Swimming Pool   Tennis Courts
Large Groups   Toddlers Welcome
Smoking Allowed   Multiple Units
WiFi   Festivals


Coastal   Remote / Secluded
Near The Beach   Listed Building
Lakeside   Farm Location
Countryside   Romantic Cottage
Child Friendly   Activity Holidays

Why we are the favourite choice for holiday cottages in the UK

If you’ve set your heart on a particular type of holiday cottage, use our search facilities to locate it. We’ll try not to offer you page upon page of ‘vague possibilities’ – just those that meet your criteria exactly.

When you select a property’s details, you won’t need to trawl through a lengthy page or pages of text to sift out the specific information you need to make a decision. We allow owners the opportunity to advertise their holiday cottage’s key features and facilities through bullet points supported by a short description and up to ten photographs of their cottage and its location.

More importantly, you’ll see prominent buttons connecting you to the holiday property’s own website. If you feel a description ticks the right boxes you can go directly to their website for the full information quickly and easily, including availability, more photos, booking terms etc. Adverts for holiday cottages rarely give you all the information or reassurance you need to book, and far too many owners fail to update calendars on their adverts resulting in a wasted enquiry, whereas they’ll be much better at keeping their website up to date! So, My Favourite Holiday Cottages very easily allows you to

  • Get a shortlist of cottages that match your immediate criteria
  • Check out their appearance and ‘wow factor’
  • Ensure they have the essential facilities you need
  • Go directly to their website to check availability, prices etc.

This way you can make up your mind about a property much more easily than trawling through long pages of advertising text.

Why book through an individual owner?

There are many benefits from booking through an owner rather than an agency. First of all – value for money – you’ll get more for your money, as you’re not paying a surcharge applied by a holiday cottage agency for their services.

Secondly, owners who promote their own cottages tend to take greater pride in their appearance, spending more time on them, keeping them up to date and looking after their guests. As you’ve booked directly with them, not only will they be able to answer your questions more accurately, the owner will also feel a greater sense of responsibility for their part in ensuring you enjoy a memorable holiday (and plan to return).

But don’t take our word for that. Just look at their websites and see for yourself. You’ll get a lot more information from a property’s website than from the limited information an agency listing will permit.

And finally, we work with our owners, giving them advice and information to help them improve the appeal and appearance of their holiday cottages for the ultimate benefit of their guests – that’s you!

UK Holiday Cottages – Spoilt for Choice

You’ll find your favourite UK holiday cottages in the most popular destinations of the UK - and its remotest corners. You’ll love our collection of self-catering West Country cottages in Cornwall, Devon, Somerset and Dorset. Looking for a seaview? You’ll love the quieter, rugged North Cornwall and Devon coastlines with their cycle trails and coastal footpaths. Or head for the West Country’s southern beaches and tiny fishing villages from Weymouth and Lyme Regis in Dorset, Sidmouth and Dartmouth in Devon and on down to Fowey and Penzance in Cornwall. Go inland to explore the South West’s beautiful countryside, from the wild moorland beauty of Dartmoor, Bodmin moor and Exmoor, or Somerset’s from Minehead to Bath.

Head for Midland counties such as Gloucestershire (Cotswolds and Forest of Dean), Worcestershire (River Severn and the Severn Valley Railway), Warwickshire (for Shakespeare fans) and Oxfordshire (more Cotswold chocolate box villages), Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire and then up to Derbyshire (lose yourself in the delights of the Peak District).

The south and east of England just oozes tempting places to stay and visit. To the east, visit Norfolk and Suffolk to explore the Norfolk Broads and Constable Country or Cambridgeshire – the ideal space for exploring the historic university city of Cambridge and its fenland villages.

To the south, head across the South Downs or the Kentish Weald for Sussex and Kent (the ‘Garden of England’) to Victorian seaside towns such as Newhaven, Eastbourne, Bexhill-on-Sea, Margate, Dover, Broadstairs or Ramsgate, all now experiencing a renaissance involving cultural and culinary experiences at almost every turn – or head inland to Lewes or Canterbury.

You’ll find quaint and beautifully furnished holiday cottages tucked away in the New Forest in Hampshire, the Lake District in Cumbria, nestling in the valleys of the Yorkshire Dales and North Yorkshire Moors as you go further north.

Keep going north to witness the breathtaking beauty of the Northumberland coastline and countryside with its castles and keeps from Durham up to Berwick and Hadrian’s Wall.

Talking of castles, don’t forget the Welsh Marches, through Monmouthshire, Herefordshire and Shropshire. The food festivals at Abergavenny and Ludlow (the UK Slow Food capital) are ‘must visit’ events. And while in Wales, more rugged beauty awaits visitors to Welsh holiday cottages in Snowdonia, Flintshire, the Brecon Beacons and villages close to the beaches and cliff tops of Pembrokeshire.

Make the most of long summer daylight hours in the Highlands and Lowlands of Scotland staying in ancient croft or farm cottages freshly restored to combine contemporary chic with historic architecture – the perfect place for long walks up mountains or along the shores of picturesque lochs.

Wherever you want to stay in the UK, you’ll find a holiday cottage perfectly located here on My Favourite Holiday Cottages.