Book A Rural Cottage Holiday in the Great British Countryside

Stay in a countryside cottage for a relaxing self-catering holiday in clean fresh air.

Scroll down to view our collection of countryside cottages in the UK. The UK has some of the most stunning and varied countryside in the world, much of it sprinkled with idyllic rural self-catering countryside cottages nestling in isolated or secluded locations and 'time-stands-still' villages with chocolate box cottages. Let My Favourite Holiday Cottages introduce you to a collection of secluded holiday cottages from small rural retreats for couples to luxury country houses for large family holiday and house parties, or gatherings of friends surrounded by trees and fields and the occasional country pub.

Click on a the preview description of any cottage to view its main page.

1071 cottages found 1071 match all criteria.

Beautiful, 2-bedroom barn conversion with Wi-Fi located in Braunton sleeping 4, the perfect place for a family getaway on the North Devon coast, being just a 5-minute drive to the beach at Saunton Sands. Onsite, you will find a terrace along with almost an acre of gardens.

Large 3-storey holiday home with hot tub and superb river views across the Wye Valley at Symonds Yat. Hollytree House offers group accommodation for up to 22 guests in a peaceful rural location for special occasions, reunions or for self-catering holidays just messing about on the river.

Situated at the foot of the Preseli Hills in North Pembrokeshire, Plas Drygarn is a charming, dog friendly holiday cottage for up to 6 people, located in a beautiful position that is ideal for family holidays and couples.

Braunton Farmhouse is a 5 bedroom farmhouse, recently refurbished to a very high standard. The North Devon house is perfectly situated on the hill above Braunton and within a few miles of Georgeham, Croyde and amazing, award-winning, beaches at Putsborough and Woolacombe Bay. Pets welcome.

Book lovers will enjoy a holiday at Brant View, a Grade II listed, 17th-century barn conversion with oak beams and stone walls. It stands on a working farm near Sedbergh, England’s only ‘Book Town’. Walkers will enjoy the opportunities to explore both the Yorkshire Dales and The Lake District.

Step back in time at the authentic stone remote cottage of Wray Green, which sits atop Wild Boar Fell in Cumbria. Sink into the comfort of the lovingly restored and furnished three-bedroom cottage. Pets are welcome. Ample parking, plus a storage area for hiking and cycling gear. Sleeps 7.

With the word 'lookout' in the name, you know a cottage has something special to offer as a view and Coastguard Lookout is no exception, being a coastal cottage with beautiful rural and sea views just outside Weymouth in Dorset. The beautifully furnished holiday cottage sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms.

The Old Shippon Cottage sleeps up to 6 in 3 bedrooms in the stunning Valley at Mineshop, pet friendly cottage with Wi-Fi in a peaceful location within walking distance to the beach at Crackington Haven and just a short drive from the coastal resorts of Bude, Tintagel and Widemouth Bay.

A traditional 2-bedroom moorland village property, with private garden, sleeping 4 guests with room for a cot. Our rural Yorkshire cottage is only 40 minutes from York. The cottage has many traditional features coupled with modern features like wifi, log burner and double glazed windows.

A large and impressively furnished stone barn conversion in Hawkshead, Bull Pen is a pet friendly, Lake District holiday cottage that sleeps 10 on the rural Greythwaite Estate. Guests enjoy access to the Estate heated indoor swimming pool, gym, and children's play area.

Perfect for a week or a weekend in the countryside (with or without children!), Bull Pen near Lechlade is a 2-bedroom Cotswold holiday cottage sleeping 4 on a rural family estate. Guests have use of the park and woodland play areas and children's indoor heated swimming pool.

For a breathtaking view of Cardigan Bay from its location outside Pwllheli, the Penmaen estate presents its prime property, the Penmaen Bach. A spacious three-bedroom cottage with sea views in North Wales in a tranquil rural location, it is perfect for Llyn Peninsula coast and countryside holidays.

The Stables Cottages, one of 12 4-star Exmoor Holiday Cottages at Duddings is a large Somerset holiday cottage sleeping 16/18 in 8 bedrooms. It is set in a beautiful rural valley near Dunster in The Exmoor National Park. Indoor pool, spa bath, games room, tennis court, trampoline etc. Pets welcome.

Nestling in a quiet rural courtyard on the beautiful Graythwaite Country Estate near Hawkshead in the Lake District, Greenhowes holiday cottage sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms. Guests have use of an indoor heated swimming pool and other leisure facilities including a trout fishing lake and fitness suite.

In the heart of the Peak District near Matlock lies Stubben Barn, a beautiful gem of a small holiday cottage with rural views. Two bedrooms, one bathroom and a beautiful garden ensure a family of four has the perfect place to return to rest and relax after a day of exploring the Peak District.

Don’t let the unassuming stone exterior of this large Peak District holiday cottage fool you. Walk inside Goldcrest, this former 17th-century farm barn in Meerbrook near Leek, Staffordshire, and admire how the interior skillfully blends the original character with contemporary styling. Sleeps 12.

20% off

11th Jan-15th Feb

Bluebell Cottage Cottage Listing
Bluebell Cottage Thumbnail 1Bluebell Cottage Thumbnail 2

With an indoor heated swimming pool and games room, Bluebell Cottage offers large self-catering holiday accommodation for up to 10 guests in an idyllic setting on the North Cornwall coast near Bude. Enjoy walking in our private woodland and meet and help feed our small menagerie of animals.

A country mile outside Bishop’s Castle in the rural village of Colebatch, Shady Hollow is a large Shropshire holiday cottage sleeping 12 amidst a true walker’s paradise. This pet friendly holiday home is well-equipped with facilities including a hot tub, a home cinema and games room.

An award-winning luxury cottage in the heart of the beautiful Exmoor village of Dunster. The cosy yet spacious three-bedroom Exmoor holiday cottage boasts cruck beams, oak screens, a stunning four-poster bed, wood burning stove, patio and deck. Two reserved parking spaces. Sleeps 6. Dogs welcome.

Pond Meadow for couples and families of up to five, is located in a beautiful rural setting, south of Bude, five miles from Crackington Haven. After a hard day exploring the delights of North Cornwall, there is nothing better than coming back to relax in the gardens or in front of an open fire.

The Kosel is a stylish, spacious seaside retreat in Mawgan Porth. It sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms. This pet friendly lodge is located on The Park, a popular resort with facilities such as a indoor and outdoor swimming pools, sauna and a giant trampoline. The lodge has its own parking, private terrace.

Situated in a rural location near the small North Yorkshire village of Darley in Nidderdale, just 10 miles from Harrogate, Hookstone House is a superb stone-built, large and pet friendly holiday cottage with a hot tub sleeping up to 11 guests within the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Sycamore Cottage is a small, semi-detached cottage in the rural village of Tynygongl. This rural holiday cottage on the Isle of Anglesey in North Wales is dog-friendly and child-friendly and only half a mile from the coast at Benllech.

Plum Tree Cottage at East View Farm is a luxury Norfolk holiday cottage with 5-Star Gold Award rating set within 10-acres of grounds in the Norfolk Broads, 2 miles from Wroxham. This superb countryside eco cottage sleeps 6 (+ cot) in 3 bedrooms, all ensuite and suitable for guests who are less able.

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.

Monthly Newsletter

Subscribe to our monthly newsletters for owners and bookers.

Subscribe Here
Help and Feedback