Find Fabulous UK Rural Holiday Cottages to Rent

Scroll down to view our collection of country cottages. The UK has some of the most stunning and varied countrysides in the world, much of it sprinkled with idyllic rural holiday homes nestling in isolated or secluded locations and 'time-stands-still' villages with chocolate box cottages. Find and book your favourite country cottage holiday from our collection of secluded holiday cottages. These range from romantic rural retreats for couples in Scotland to luxury English country cottages for large family holidays, house parties or friends gatherings, all in an idyllic rural location.

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1257 cottages found 1257 match all criteria.

Luxury meets peaceful isolation at the wonderful Glenuaig Lodge, a dog friendly, large and truly remote four bedroom self catering cottage sleeping 8 guests set in the heart of the Glencarron Estate near Strathcarron. The Lodge enjoys beautiful views and is accessible by 4-wheel drive vehicles.

Situated on the outskirts of Exmoor, and only a short drive from the North Devon coastline is Ford Hill, a luxury 3 bedroom cottage with a beautiful garden. Elegantly decorated throughout, Ford Hill is a hop, skip and a jump from many of the area's best attractions, including Woolacombe beach.

The pet-friendly Dairy Cottage at Wheel Farm Holiday Cottages in Combe Martin manages to combine genuine rustic charm with modern facilities, swimming pool and tennis court, to provide the perfect self-catering holiday.

Fairways East sleeps 8 in four en-suite bedrooms. The large, luxury house is set within the lovely Devon countryside within the grounds of Highbullen Country Estate. Guests have access to the 9 hole golf course, 7 all weather tennis courts, an indoor swimming pool, a hot tub, gym and a sauna.

Savour the spectacular view of Menai Straits from the patio at Penrallt Cottage and delight in the peace and tranquillity of a stone-built conversion on the outskirts of Y Felinheli, in North Wales. Appreciate the combination of contemporary style and traditional charm of this coastal cottage.

Large Derbyshire cottage in a lovely conservation village near the traffic free Monsal Trail for walks and cycling. This detached cottage has a games room and is dog friendly. Lovely river views and walks in all directions. Sleeps up to 12 guests (9 + 3) + cot. Log burner with unlimited free logs.

This cosy countryside holiday cottage for couples sleeps 2 on a peaceful 200-acre farm, near Church Stretton, in the rural village of Eaton-under-Heywood. Kite’s Nest is a beautiful barn conversion surrounded by South Shropshire’s picturesque countryside, with access to gardens, ponds and woods.

The River Crake lies at the end of the garden at Sawmill Cottage, a charming 18th-century rural cottage near Low Nibthwaite in the South Lakes. The pet-friendly cottage spoils guests with wonderful views, a generous garden, an open fire, a games room and modern comforts blended with old-world charm.

Gaze upon gorgeous coastal views or stunning moorlands during your stay at Honey Bee Cottage, a child-friendly cottage near Scarborough in Staintondale. Converted from a former farm building this charming rural holiday home with exposed timbers, sleeps 4. Pets welcome.

A stylish pet-friendly lodge in a tranquil countryside setting; perfect for a romantic getaway. Thistledown is a short drive from the most amazing beaches in Devon. This rural retreat can be found in the coastal village of Georgeham in Braunton, and has wonderful views as well as a private hot tub.

A stay at Bishop Cottage in the former fishing and mining village of Skinningrove, North Yorkshire, offers small groups on holiday in North East England a coastal cottage with the communal garden area to gather at night after a long day exploring the region’s sandy beaches and haunting moorlands.

Rectory Cottage is an exquisite romantic cottage set in ‘The best place to live in Britain’. The luxurious, pet-friendly former stable near Stamford, Lincolnshire, dates back to the 18th century and offers a neutral palette with limed oak floor, exposed stone walls and beams, and gorgeous gardens.

Derby is a luxury holiday cottage for couples at Endmoor Farm in the Derbyshire Peak District near Bakewell. This beautifully furnished, pet friendly cottage in secluded rural surroundings is an beautifully appointed romantic retreat in the countryside for two (+cot) at any time of the year.

The Maltings was ranked one of the top 30 cosiest cottages in England, and the romantic cottage is attached to a 200-year-old Brewery House in Trunch. Sitting just moments from the Norfolk coast, the pet-friendly cottage boasts a contemporary design and a log fire, as well as a mezzanine bedroom.

Golden Hop oozes romance. The gorgeous rural couple cottages in Saint Leonards-on-Sea are surrounded by the countryside of East Sussex & offer countless spaces for candlelit moments. The pet-friendly couple cottages boast a spacious garden with an outdoor fire pit plus interior with rustic chic.

The Diary oozes olde-worlde charm. The thatched rural cottage sits on a working farm amid rolling green hills in Bicknoller and promises a wonderful holiday in Somerset. The pet-friendly cottage boasts generous grounds with fresh air and lovely views, plus a private garden and traditional character.

'Granary' is a first floor, pet friendly countryside apartment with access to a indoor heated pool, hot tub, and sauna in Newton-on-Rawcliffe, Pickering. This cosy apartment has been attractively adapted, having an open plan lounge/kitchen/diner, with views to the Vale of Pickering and beyond.

Take a wonderful family holiday to South Derbyshire and enjoy your stay at Mill Farm – The Farmhouse, a pretty child-friendly cottage perfect for up to 10 guests seeking a countryside escape, set amidst extensive gardens with five bedrooms, snooker room, hot tub, and two sitting areas.

Enjoy a holiday in the Exmoor countryside with a stay at Higher Bumsley Barn, charming barn conversion near the rural settlement of Parracombe, Devon, lying on 50 acres of an Environmental/Conservation Farm, a countryside cottage with vaulted ceiling, two comfy bedrooms, and Woodburner.

Brodawel House is an accessible period Edwardian holiday home with sea and mountain views on the North Wales Coast in Aberdovey. This large and pet friendly holiday cottage sleeps 15 in 7 bedrooms (5 ensuite, 1 with wheelchair access).

Merry Hill Barn is a delightful thatched roof conversion surrounded by rolling green hills near Portesham in Dorset. The pet-friendly luxury cottage boasts tradition, an open fire, ultra-modern appliances, plus access to the coast. The upside-down design captures beautiful rural views.

The Old Dairy is located in the idyllic village of Herne, on a beautiful stretch of the Kent coast, between Whitstable and Margate. This cosy coastal holiday cottage for couples is a beautifully converted dairy near a shingle beach, ice cream parlours and beach huts at Herne Bay.

St Edmund’s Court is an elegant stone-built rural cottage which sits on a vast property with a stream and a meadow. The pet-friendly village cottage in Vobster near Frome in Somerset offers multiple open fires, tradition, tranquillity and outdoor entertaining spaces.

Lightpipe is a truly secluded rural cottage nestled among the countryside of Northumberland near Cornhill-on-Tweed. The stone-built, pet-friendly cottage enjoys views in every direction and a furnished courtyard, as well as lawned spaces, vaulted beamed ceilings, wooden floors and a cosy log fire.

The UK has some of the most stunning and varied countryside in the world, much of it sprinkled with idyllic rural self-catering cottages nestling in isolated or secluded locations. Let My Favourite Holiday Cottages introduce you to a collection of rural holiday cottages in the UK from small rural retreats for couples to large luxury country houses for large family holidays, or gatherings of friends surrounded by trees and fields and the occasional country pub. Whatever you are looking for whether it be a working farm in Gloucestershire where children can feed the livestock, or a get-away-from-it-all Yorkshire Dales cottage in the country surrounded by fields moorland offering long relaxing walks; you will find a choice of suitable cottages here. If you use the search boxes to narrow down your search you should find that rural holiday cottage with your name on it.

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