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.

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1144 cottages found 1144 match all criteria.

Lake View Cottage lies in a rural location just outside the pretty North Devon village of West Down within the grounds of Lower Aylescott Farm. One of 6 cottages, it shares lovely grounds, a fishing lake and play area. The beaches at Woolacombe are only 5 miles away and Exmoor is a 20 minute drive.

Overlooking Loch Duich in a unique hillside location in one of the most awe inspiring glens in the Scottish Highlands, Tigh an Aullt is the ideal getaway property for up to 6 people.

Nuide Farmhouse is a charming, large and pet friendly 5-bedroom farmhouse in rural surroundings that sleeps 10. Set in its own rambling grounds the house is ideal for exploring the Cairngorms and has access to fishing on The Spey. Horse riding can be arranged locally in Newtonmore.

Hayloft at Wheel Farm is a pet-friendly North Devon holiday cottage for couples situated just a short drive from the coast and the rolling hills of Exmoor, perfectly placed to offer guests rural self-catering holidays with a swimming pool.

The Avoncliffe is a beautifully maintained 2-bedroom holiday home for 4 guests in a prime location overlooking the coastline in Bournemouth. Whether gazing south from your table on the balcony or from the comfort of the lounge you will be able to enjoy the sight and sounds of the sea.

Boundcliffe is a large holiday cottage in a rural location on the North Yorkshire Moors. Sleeping ten people in four bedrooms in the village of Allerston near Pickering, Boundcliffe is spacious, traditional Farmhouse making a marvellous base for families or friends. Pets welcome.

Located within the Pennine market town of Settle on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales, Bridle Cottage is a picturesque townhouse set over three storeys. Ideal for families or friends that want a rural getaway, Bridle Cottage has been renovated to a high standard, Pete welcome. Sleeps 4.

Tan Llan is a large Grade II listed 18th-century country house nestling in 15-acres of grounds in a sleepy Snowdonia village near Dolgellau. This luxury holiday cottage is very well-equipped for big groups of friends of families and sleeps 16 in 8 bedrooms in a beautiful rural location.

Nestled amid glorious countryside in the County Durham village of Stainton, Peace Cottage sleeps 4, with beamed ceilings and private garden is a dog-friendly holiday cottage near spectacular country walks and the town of Barnard Castle, where a ruined castle towers over the river.

Woodhall is a remote rural holiday cottage with a hot tub surrounded by green pastures replete with luxury finishes, modern comforts and stunning rural views across North Cornwall. The pet-friendly cottage possesses extensive grounds and lovingly-appointed rooms, as well as peaceful seclusion.

Close to the Northumberland Heritage Coast and national park, Embleton Cottage in the village of Embleton, Northumberland, is a two-storey, two-bedroom coastal cottage that provides comfortable accommodation for families and groups on holiday in the North East of England.

This self-catering cottage on Loch Ness is a secluded romantic bolthole for couples with riverside views from all rooms. Beautifully decorated and equipped for relaxation and ambience Guests also enjoy access to all facilities including a swimming pool in the Highland Club included in your rental.

An impressive, pet friendly Dorset holiday lodge in Bradford Abbas with a private hot tub and secure garden. Furnished to a very high standard in a secluded location on the exclusive Saxon Maybank Resort, the Lodge sleeps 4 (+cot) in 2 bedrooms (super-king-size and zip and link beds).

nearRowan is a pet-friendly 4* holiday cottage in scenic countryside between Barnstaple and the North Devon coast. Converted from an old barn suitable for 4 adults or a family of 4. Guests at this nicely restored with exposed beams and oak flooring enjoy use of a shared indoor pool and hot tub.

Luxuriously romantic and secluded Tyas Cottage is a stone built West Yorkshire holiday cottage in Slaithwaite, that sleeps 6. Nestling in a remote wooded Pennine valley, visitors enjoy free access to roam woodland and nearby moors. 11 Golf courses within 5 miles. Pets welcome.

Manordeifi offers the promise of repose in a delightfully restored countryside cottage near Llechryd, in Pembrokeshire. This grand Georgian rectory houses eight bedrooms, six bathrooms, a terraced garden, stunning views and a masterful combination of period furniture and sleek, modern features.

In the popular Lake District village of Braithwaite, close to Keswick, Applegarth is a fabulous Victorian house just perfect for big gatherings, comfortably sleeping 12 and welcoming up to two dogs. With large rooms, an open fire, and mountain views, it is the perfect Lake District holiday home.

A romantic Devon getaway just for two with pool (and a pet or little one if you have them) in rural surroundings near Barnstaple. Comfortable and very cosy, it offers a perfect place to forget the worries of the world

With a cosy sitting room, a well-equipped sunny kitchen with dining area, and three comfortable bedrooms – able to sleep five people in one double, one twin and one single room – this is a great house for families, couples, or a group of friends.

Beautiful Old Farmhouse in village setting in the heart of rural Dorset. This lovely old large 4-bedroom farmhouse sleeps 8 and welcomes pets. There are 2 reception rooms plus a south facing conservatory. This house is accessible for those with limited mobility as it has a lift to the 1st Floor.

A rural delight, the Hop Kiln is a luxury holiday Herefordshire cottage sleeping seven. The exposed oak beams throughout this converted 16th Century countryside barn add to the rustic feel, while modern features like Wi-Fi and underfloor heating mean a modern, relaxing holiday. Pets welcome.

Visitors to Alpine Lodge are offered the rare privilege of enjoying a rural cottage nestled between the mountains and the sea. The pet-free, detached cottage sits in its own grounds on the outskirts of Rhyd-y-Foel, in North Wales and is just moments from Snowdonia and the sandy beaches of Abergele.

The Hop Barn is a pet-friendly holiday cottage in Shropshire, an imaginative barn conversion nestled in the rural village of Neen Sollers. The two-bedroom cottage, boasts manicured gardens with stunning views, an open fire, exposed beams, peace and tranquillity and modern comforts. Pets welcome.

Prospect Cottage is an impressive family-friendly rural holiday cottage is able to sleep up to five people in three double bedrooms. It is set in the picturesque countryside of County Durham nine miles from the historic City of Durham.

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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