There are few towns, cities and even villages in the UK that don’t have at least one holiday cottage ready to welcome guests all year around.
If the town you are hoping to find isn’t listed, try a nearby town or our map search. You’ll find some cottages are listed under local names of nearby areas!
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England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Ireland, Where to Go?
Chocolate Box Holiday Cottages
If you’re looking for a honey-coloured thatched cottage, then consider Chiltern and Cotswold cottages in counties such as Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire and Warwickshire and discover such attractive communities such as Burford, Bibury and Shipston-on-Stour. For cosy stout stone cottages with roaring log fires and built to withstand hard winters, search for towns in Cumbria, Gwynnedd, Argyll and the Highlands, such as Caldbeck, Cwm Pennant, Carndow and Fort Augustus.
If you’re looking for a holiday cottage on the coast, whether high up on a cliff top with sweeping sea views or huddling around a fishing harbour, then try counties with a cost. In the West Country counties of Devon, Cornwall and Dorset, try Dartmouth, Newton Ferrers or Woolacombe in Devon, or how about Flushing, Polperro or Fowey in Cornwall. In Wales try the beautiful seaside towns of Broad Haven in Pembrokeshire or Aberaeron in Catmarthenshire.
Knowing which towns in the UK are surrounded by delightful countryside can be helpful - but, if you want a cottage in a country town - or in a quaint village close by then try towns in Herefordshire such as Leominster, Shropshire such as Craven Arms or Beverley in North Yorkshire.
Life in the City
Village and countryside towns don’t have a monopoly on scenic surroundings. For those desiring to be in the midst of a bustling but scenic town or city centre then consider a holiday apartment or house in one of the big cathedral cities such as Bath in Somerset, Canterbury in Kent or Worcester in Worcestershire.
Whichever town you pick in the UK, it’s impossible not to discover something that will appeal to your tastes, from its architecture to its restaurants.