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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Set on the edge of the pretty village of Crantock on the North Cornwall coast, Talland Croft is a large and charming 5-bedroom house sleeping 10. The dog-friendly house is a short walk across dunes to a Crantock or an even shorter walk into the heart of Crantock, with good pubs and local shops.

Fairways West is a newly renovated luxury house that sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms in Chittlehamholt, North Devon. The house is perfect for large families or groups of friends. The house is set in lovely grounds of a hotel and has access to an 9 hole golf course, indoor swimming pool and leisure complex.

Deer View Cottage is a stunning, 5* luxury cottage with an indoor pool and hot tub set within the grounds of the North Devon Highbullen Country Hotel. The pet-friendly Devon holiday cottage is in a quiet corner of the estate enjoying picturesque rural views. Use spa facilities and golf course.

Braefoot is a North Devon countryside cottage close to beaches at Woolacombe and Ilfracombe. This child-friendly rural retreat at Lower Aylescott Farm is perfectly located for family holidays exploring the North Devon coast.

Ensconced in a flowering garden, Faerie World promises couples a true escape. The gorgeous romantic cottage for two in Bath enjoys views of a babbling stream from its terrace, boasts an interior decorated with contemporary elegance & Farrow & Ball colours. Cuddle up in front of the cosy wood burner.

Owl is a two bedroom apartment on the ground floor beneath Granary. The apartment has two bedrooms, a double and a twin and an open plan living area with a fitted kitchen, lounge and dining area.The apartment also has a shared indoor heated pool, spa, and sauna. Well-behaved dogs welcome.

A large, family-friendly holiday cottage that sleeps 8, ideal for children, Woodlands is a semi-detached Edwardian Farmhouse with Wi-F set in the countryside 1.5 miles from Wisbech, Cambridgeshire. The farmhouse lies off a quiet country lane with a large garden and ample parking. Pets welcome.

The Old Butcher’s Shop in Docking, Norfolk offers a soft palette with dashes of colour in a detached rural cottage just moments from the coast. The pet-friendly cottage blends luxury with country charm and features an open fire, a games room and multiple sun-drenched spaces to relax and socialise.

Set on a working farm on the northern slopes of Exmoor National Park is Yenworthy Barn, a wonderfully refurbished rural cottage in the hamlet of Countisbury, Devon. Boasting superb views of the Channel, the pet-friendly cottage offers a wood-burning fire, contemporary comforts & a slice of history.

Pandy Isaf is a delightful detached rural cottage sitting beside the River Clywedog in Dolgellau, North Wales. The pet-friendly cottage features spacious rooms with exposed beams, a wood burner and stone walls, as well as contemporary elegance, manicured grounds, serenity and proximity to Snowdonia.

Make a holiday to Colwyn Bay, Clwyd, and the North Wales coast pleasant and comfortable by staying at Gwern Tyno, a rural cottage situated in the picturesque Nant-Y-Glyn Valley, with sitting room and dining area that provides access to a patio and large garden affording magnificent farmland views.

Withycombe is one of 12 4-Star Exmoor Holiday Cottages at Duddings & sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms. It is set in the beautiful Avill valley in the Exmoor National Park, near Dunster & Minehead. Indoor pool & spa bath, games room, tennis court, trampoline, play centre etc. Families & dogs welcome.

Keepers Cottage in the civil parish of Middleton, Norfolk, is a traditional Victorian cottage set on an arable farm, a light and airy property lovingly converted into a dog-friendly holiday home featuring three king-size bedrooms (two with en-suites), spacious sitting room, and a stone courtyard.

Rosemary Cottage is a delightful rural cottage set amid 60 acres of grounds between Frome and Midsummer Norton in Somerset. The mid-terrace cottage features modern elegance, a patio and a wood-burning stove, plus access to lakes, nature paths, wildlife, wildflowers… and a castle just for ducks.

The upside-down design of Jenny’s Cottage in Alnmouth affords couples magnificent views of the Northumberland region from its first-floor living area. Views of the working farm and the ocean ensure romance and relaxation at this cosy rural retreat replete with touches of luxury and elegance.

Bolstone Court is a large, tastefully renovated 17th Century Herefordshire farmhouse. This holiday home in Bolstone sleeps 15 in 6 bedrooms in a beautiful rural location just above the scenic River Wye. Its many facilities include a private games room in a converted church.

Experience traditional Cornwall with a visit to Lostwithiel - a beautiful town that has retained much of its old worldly charm. Set in an architect designed house, Isambard's Retreat is a wonderful pet-friendly three bed property sleeping six with parking and an enclosed garden.

Abbotts Wood is a large and pet friendly holiday home in Hampshire sleeping 12 in 5 bedrooms (3 ensuite). Facilities in this luxury house include an indoor heated swimming pool, a (free) fishing lake with ducks for feeding and 3-acres of grounds to explore.

Bishop Rock is a cosy seaside cottage located within Lizard Lighthouse which boasts panoramic views over the ocean from atop the cliffs. The unique property near Lizard Village promises modern comforts and subtle décor as well as direct access to this wonderful stretch of the Cornish coast.

Old Church House is a Grade II listed 16th-century rural cottage nestled beside the churchyard at High Bray. Situated between the country and the coast in Brayford, Devon, the gorgeous pet-friendly cottage boasts multi-pane windows, oak beams and stone fireplaces and a wood-burning stove.

Penrhyddion Ucha spoils families with its traditional character, gorgeous views, games room and large garden. The pet-friendly Snowdonia farmhouse on a working farm near Betws-y-Coed offers exposed beams and an open fire. The rural cottage is perfectly situated for exploration of North Wales.

The Artist’s Studio sits upon a hillside overlooking the village of Widworthy, Devon, a romantic cottage extensively refurbished in 2015 to offer cosy and luxurious accommodation for couples on holiday, with wood-burner stove, king-size bed, and balcony with gorgeous views.

The Cotswold stone walls of Tally Ho Cottage blend perfectly with the bucolic surrounds of the rural cottage in Hawling, Gloucestershire, and house a bolthole with urban chic. The detached romantic cottage promises couples gorgeous views, a furnished greenhouse, fresh air and access to an orchard.

Rakes Cottage at Endamoor Farm near Buxton and Bakewell is a luxury Peak District holiday cottage in a beautiful, secluded rural location on a working farm. This stylish, comfortable Derbyshire barn renovation sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms (both en-suite) and welcomes pets.

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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