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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Set high on the hills of Exmoor above Simonsbath is Emmett's Grange, a dog-friendly, large and secluded Georgian house with Wi-Fi sleeping 15 in 6 bedrooms. Located within a gloriously remote 900-acre estate this Exmoor holiday home benefits from a private deluxe swim spa.

£179 off

17th-24th May

Talland Croft Cottage Listing
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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.

£205 off

17th-24th May

Fairways West Cottage Listing
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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 18 hole golf course, indoor swimming pool and leisure complex.

£101 off

17th-20th May

Deer View Cottage Cottage Listing
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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.

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.

Mallard Cottage is one of 4 pet friendly holiday properties in the pretty North York Moors village of Newton-on-Rawcliffe. The property has 3 bedrooms on 2 floors. The first floor, comprising sitting room, kitchen/dining room, twin bedroom and wet room, is suitable for full-time wheelchair users.

Standing a secluded location amidst idyllic Perthshire Countryside near Blairgowrie, Rosemount House is a large self catering country house sleeping 16 in 8 bedrooms. Impressively furnished in traditional country house style, this pet friendly holiday home comes with a private heated swimming pool.

As part of the Cliff House site’s number of luxury barn conversions, Lilac Cottage is a stylish holiday barn conversion with use of an indoor swimming pool and games room. It nestles in a village location within the North York Moors between Pickering and Scarborough.

The stone walls of Englewood Cottage encase a delightfully appointed, two-bedroom, pet-friendly holiday cottage in Northumberland, replete with contemporary fittings, exposed timber beams, inglenook fireplace, multi-fuel stove, four poster beds and a large garden bordered by a small stream.

Bilbrook apartment is one of 12 Holiday Cottages at Duddings. Sleeps 3 in 2 bedrooms. It is set in the rural Avill valley in Somerset near Dunster & Minehead within The Exmoor National Park. Indoor pool, spa bath, tennis court, games room, trampoline. Families & dogs welcome. Visit-England 4-star.

£730 off

31st May-3rd Jun

Crepe Farm Cottage Cottage Listing
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Crepe Farm Cottage is newly renovated to a very high standard. Offering luxurious Dorsetaccommodation for up to seven people. Situated just a stones throw from Crepe Farmhouse, located on the beautiful Symondsbury Estate near Bridport, surrounded by stunning scenery. Pets welcome.

Nestling in the rural hamlet of Bottomhouse near Ipstones village, Bottomhouse Barn is a large and spacious 18th Century barn. It offers self-catering holidays to large families or groups of friends. This Derbyshire holiday home sleeps 15 and benefits from gorgeous rural views and a hot tub.

Swiers Farmhouse sleeps 17 guests in the picturesque village of Carsington within the Derbyshire Peak District National Park. The pet friendly Farmhouse offers well-equipped, character holiday accommodation, perfect for a large family get together, reunions for friends and Hen groups.

A fun-filled holiday awaits at the five-bedroom, pet-friendly property near the rural village of Embsay in the Yorkshire Dales. Laurel Bank Cottage sits among mature gardens. This charming and modern large holiday cottage is finished with dashes of bold colour and country style.

"What a fantastic place! Easily the best self-catering cottage we have stayed in. Our son?s words upon arrival were 'Can we stay here forever?'- a sentiment that has certainly not wavered through the week." Hugh, Caroline, Ella & Lucy 22.2.1

Ddol Helyg Barn is a large rural barn conversion near Caernarfon, Gwynedd on the North Wales Coast in the Snowdonia National Park. Sleeping 14 in 5 bedrooms this under-floor heated, pet friendly holiday cottage is perfect for seaside and mountain holidays suiting large families or friends.

A large, detached and comfortably furnished holiday property in Denbighshire, The Farm House in Llantysilio sleeps 14. It is a pet friendly holiday home in a rural location beneath the Maersyrchen Mountain near Llangollen. It sleeps 14 guests and is perfect for walking and family holidays.

Bishop Rock is a former Cornish lighthouse keeper’s cottage located within the Lizard Lighthouse grounds boasting panoramic ocean views from its clifftop location. The unique much modernized comfortable property near Helston provides direct access to this wonderful stretch of the Cornish coast.

Modernity meets rural charm in Rock Mill Cottage. The 18th-century Northumberland coastal farm cottage boasts contemporary design and traditional Northumbrian style near Embleton. The pet-free property is surrounded by spectacular countryside and offers tranquillity and an open fire. Sleeps 4.

Swanpool is one of three luxury lodges for a romantic retreat on the North Devon coast in Braunton with miles of coastal footpaths and golden sandy beaches for walks. Relax in your private hot tub and walk for miles on golden sandy beaches at Saunton, and Croyde. Pets welcome.

This luxury Cornish seaside cottage spoils guests with its sublime blend of old-world charm and contemporary chic. The three-bedroom converted barn boasts boutique standard finishes, an alfresco dining area, hot tub, open fire, modern fittings and stunning views of St Just and the Cornish coast.

Wolds End House is an elegant period property situated on the edge of the small market town of Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, a child-friendly cottage offering comfortable accommodation in the South West that pampers guests with Inglenook fireplace and three bedrooms featuring en-suite showers.

Based in the small North Cornwall coastal village of Bossiney, The Round House a semi-detached dog-friendly holiday cottage, overlooking the beautiful land of North Cornwall. Close to Tintagel, The Round House is in a prime location for enjoying the sandy Cornish beaches, for a fun family getaway.

Millstream is a Tintagel holiday cottage set in the picturesque St. Nectan’s Glen along the North Cornwall coast. This romantic rural retreat for two in a one-time corn mill retains its character, with quaint arched door and sofa that converts into full-size double bed.

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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