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

If you’ve set your heart on a particular type of UK 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 holiday property’s details, you won’t need to trawl through a lengthy page or pages of text and lists of inappropriate cottages. We allow property owners to advertise all their holiday cottage’s key features and facilities supported by a short description and up to twenty photographs of their cottage and its location.

More importantly, you’ll find it easy to pick the cottage(s) of your. If you like the look of a property, you can send an e-mail directly to the owner.

My Favourite Holiday Cottages very easily allows you to:

  • Get a shortlist of cottages that match your immediate criteria
  • Check out their appearance
  • Ensure they have the essential facilities you need
  • Contact the owner directly and check availability, prices etc.

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 or booking fee 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).

And finally, we work with all the owners of holiday cottages listed on this site. We give them the latest advice and information, encouraging 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.

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

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 mountain holiday cottages in Gwynedd Snowdonia, or 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 from the Cairngorms to waterside cottages or restored crofts overlooking Loch Ness or Loch Lomond stall refurbished 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 some lovely UK holiday cottages here on My Favourite Holiday Cottages.