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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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.
Stag Lodge is a large dog-friendly and the remote Highland cottage is set on the 12,000-acre Glencarron Estate near Strathcarron in the Western Highlands, within easy reach of the on the West coast beaches. It offers accommodation for 8 people in 4 lovely bedrooms, 1 double and 3 twins.
Isallt is a homely stone-built holiday home near Harlech between Snowdonia and the Cambrian coast. Located on a farm, this Grade II listed 19th Century barn conversion, has been refurbished to a high standard and is perfect for a rural retreat near the beach for a family holiday. Pets welcome.
Godrevy enjoys unrivalled views from its location atop the cliffs on the southernmost point of mainland Britain. The pet-friendly, seaside cottage in the Lizard Lighthouse offers modern comforts and spectacular views plus access to coastal walking paths and the beautiful beaches of Cornwall.
Tyddn Goronwy is a large and spacious Welsh Coast holiday cottage between Barmouth and Harlech Castle. The property sleeps 10 and enjoys shared seasonal use of a heated indoor swimming pool. A 10-minute walk to a big sandy beach, the spacious house is very nicely equipped and furnished.
The Retreat near the village of Lympsham, Somerset, sits on the edge of the Mendip Hills, a peaceful countryside cottage located on a rural 300-year-old property featuring open plan kitchen and dining area with quartz worktops and integrated appliances, four cosy bedrooms, and wood-burning stove.
This traditional, stone-built Yorkshire Dales holiday cottage sleeps 5, on the outskirts of the charming village of Ingleton. Nicely located for exploring the Dales’ spectacular Three Peaks area, Bytheway Cottage has a snug sitting room with patio doors and almost next door to an excellent pub.
The stunning Malvern Hills encircle Rickyard Cottage and provide scenic views and famous walking trails for guests at this rural cottage in Castle Morton. The light and airy pet-free property contains two bedrooms, an open fire and a sun-drenched conservatory with rural views across Worcestershire.
Enjoy everything that the rural North East has to offer with a stay at The Granary, a magnificent red brick barn conversion on the edge of the village of Long Framlington, near Lanchester in Northumberland, a countryside cottage with two en-suite bedrooms and private garden.
Orchid Cottage is a spacious 19th-century character coastal cottage in picturesque Axmouth village, next to the River Axe. This family-friendly East Devon cottage is just 1 mile from the harbour and fascinating Jurassic coast. Ideally located for exploring the Devon and Dorset coast.
The Coach House is an authentic rural cottage in the beautiful grounds of the Grade II listed 16th century Old Rectory. The cottage in Hawling, Gloucestershire dates back to the 14th century and boasts stunning views over meadows as well as an open fire, luxurious décor and access to the Cotswolds.
The Granary is an elegant romantic cottage set on a working farm at the end of a private lane in Newent, Gloucestershire. The pet-friendly cottage promises seclusion and offers spacious grounds with fishing, plus an Aga, beamed ceilings and exposed stone walls, and the chance to walk with llamas.
The Dairy sits on the Burghley Estate in the heart of Capability Brown parkland, landscaped during the 1760s. After careful restoration, the historic building has been transformed into luxury holiday accommodation with all the comforts of modern life provided within a timeless and Arcadian setting.
Dashel Cottage is a charming stone-built coastal cottage with lovely countryside views in the hamlet of Countisbury, Devon. The pet-friendly cottage is set on an organic farm of 1200 acres with its own beach, moorland and woodland, and boasts a sophisticated interior with natural light a log fire.
Visitors coming to discover the delights of the Derbyshire Peak District can do so in style at Tagg Cottage at Endmoor Farm, a family friendly luxury holiday cottage on a working farm near Bakewell that sleeps 4 in a superb and secluded rural location. Pets welcome.
Cedar Tree is a gorgeously cute romantic cottage set among green gardens & open countryside in Cole Henley, Hampshire. The delightful former shepherd’s hut is decorated to a high standard and is set on Peak House Farm, offering beautiful views of the North Wessex Downs, plus a heated swimming po...
Bratton Mill Farmhouse near the medieval village of Bratton Fleming, Devon, offers the perfect escape for large families and groups on holiday in the South West, a 17th-century former mill transformed into a child-friendly two-storey cottage alongside a babbling trout stream.
Jam First is a gorgeous stone-built romantic cottage in the lovely locale of Trethawle, Cornwall. The pet-friendly cottage for two possesses a subtle luxurious style, exposed beams, vaulted ceilings, wood burner and a pleasant suntrap courtyard. Explore the Cornish coast and countryside in style.
Swift Cottage is a charming 3-bedroom ground floor cottage sleeping 5 with use of an outdoor heated pool. The cottage has an easy access wet-room with rails and mobility chair, so accessible for guests with disabilities. Swift is in the North York Moors National Park. Pets welcome.
Rustic charm and modern elegance define Pillar Box House, a rural cottage in Hackford, Norfolk. It welcomes guests and their pets to a property fringed by a gorgeous garden and decorated with touches of yesteryear and contemporary style. Includes an open fire, a hot tub and a grand master suite.
Tradition defines Ryecroft Barn, an elegant rural cottage in Glusburn in the Yorkshire Dales. Surrounded by rolling green hills and manicured gardens, the pet-friendly cottage boasts a vast sunroom, outdoor entertaining areas, exposed beams, a fireplace, oak furnishings and stained-glass windows.
Enjoy the benefits of a coastal cottage situated on a working farm with a stay at Dorothy’s Cottage, located just outside the village of Alnmouth, Northumberland, a child-friendly cottage that offers modern, comfortable, and spacious accommodation, as well as access to a shared garden and lawn area.
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.