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My Favourite Holiday Cottages – Independent UK Self Catering Holidays

No Booking Fees – No Commission Charges – Just Cottages and Their Owners

Discover the very best of UK Holiday Cottages throughout England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales from popular seaside resorts to its remote mountain uplands. Search by location, size or niche categories such as ‘cottages with pools’, ‘large holiday cottages’, ‘pet friendly cottages’ ‘countryside cottages’ and many more.

You can choose to search for holiday cottages according to whether you prefer to book directly with the owner or through an agency. Every cottage featured contains all the information you need (many with guest reviews and options to book online), with easy enquiry buttons to put you directly in touch with a property’s owner or agent.

No matter who you book with or how you book using this site, My Favourite Holiday Cottages won’t charge you a penny for using our site to find and book a UK holiday cottage. That means no booking fees – no added commission – just the true rental price advertised by the owner or agency.

Go-search and enjoy the pleasure of discovering your own favourite holiday cottage!

Most Popular Cottage Search Categories

Search for a Holiday Cottage

Late Availability


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

Choose A Cottage Holiday To Suit You, Your Family and Friends

If you have set your heart on a particular type of UK self-catering holiday in a town, county or location such as a National Park, use our search facilities to find it. We will not offer you page upon page of ‘vague possibilities’ - just those that meet your criteria. You’ll find lots of choices such as Remote Holiday Cottages, Farm Cottages, Child Friendly Cottages, Cottages for Couples and many more niche categories.

When you select a cottage’s details, you won’t need to trawl through a lengthy page or pages of text and lists of inappropriate cottages.

My Favourite Holiday Cottages very easily allows you to:

  • Create a shortlist of holiday accommodation that matches your immediate criteria
  • Check out each property’s appearance – inside and out
  • Ensure it has the essential facilities you need
  • Contact the owner or their agency directly and check availability, prices etc

Many cottage listings also display availability calendars, prices, visitor testimonials and options to make a book online without having to await a response to your enquiry.

If you like the look of a cottage and no online booking option is available, you can phone, send an enquiry e-mail directly to the owner – or go to its website for further information.

Independent Cottages or Agency Managed Cottages: What’s The Difference?

Booking Independent Cottages: You book directly with the owner. One benefit is that you may well get more for your money as you’re not paying a surcharge or booking fee applied by a holiday cottage agency for their services.

By booking directly with an independent owner, not only will they be able to answer your questions more accurately because they will know their property better than an agency. Many UK holiday cottage owners will also feel a greater sense of responsibility for their part in ensuring you enjoy a memorable holiday (and plan to return). Some, but not all independent owners will be able to accept payments by card – so expect to use bank transfers or even a good old cheque.

Booking through a UK holiday cottage agency: An agency provides you with more security – whether that is a well-oiled booking system for different payment options or someone to be able to deal with should you ever have to make a complaint about a property. Some agencies also have their own grading system to help you compare otherwise similar properties. You should check first to ensure that the agency does not charge you a booking fee. Not many do these days – but it is a good question to ask! Agencies charge the cottage owner a commission and this may be reflected in the tariff.