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There are plenty of easy ways to make your next self-catering holiday environmentally friendly. Whether you stick to public transport or avoid flying, going away doesn’t need to be wasteful or add to CO2 emissions. Booking a holiday cottage with a beach or a national park on its doorstep can also help to keep your trip green by eliminating the need to get in your car every time you head out for the day. 

Help to leave only tiny environmental footprints on your next holiday. Scroll down to view this collection of Eco Holiday Cottages and Lodges in the UK and see each property’s environmentally friendly qualities. See our blog article on Eco-Chic Holiday Cottages for further information on what kinds of facilities to expect in luxury eco-friendy cottages.

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Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4

Located at the southern end of the Lake District, Bobbin Mill is a large and nicely furnished holiday cottage in the. Lake District with beautiful terraced gardens, a 10-minute walk from Lake Windermere. Bobbin Mill comprises the main house and a separate 1st-floor annexe, between them, sleeping 8 guests in 4 bedrooms.

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A mature garden slopes up to a large house backed by trees.
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4

Gaze across the coastline of Porlock Bay from Elthorne, a large Exmoor coastal cottage just moments from the centre of Porlock, a desirable little seaside town in Somerset. Play with your pets in the beautiful private gardens and relax in the 1930s cottage with a wood burner and spacious light-filled rooms.

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Exterior of a Somerset Cottage with large chimney in front of tall trees and overlooking a large courtyard.
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

Set on a working farm near Wheddon Cross, the highest village on Exmoor, Hedgehog Cottage promises serenity and wonderful countryside views. The pet-friendly cottage offers fresh air, spacious grounds, a log fire, country charm, and contemporary luxury.

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A large tile-roofed house with a sunroom overlooks a lo-rendered wall.
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
5

Blaensilltyn Farmhouse in the Ceredigion Countryside is a large, detached, pet-friendly farmhouse near Newcastle Emlyn. Located on a working farm, this spacious and well-equipped holiday home with a hot tub in West Wales sleeps 12 in 5 bedrooms and lies within easy reach of the coast.

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Exterior of a Hunstanton holiday cottage ovrlooking a paved courtyard with outdoor dining furniture
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

Stroll to the beach and return to a tastefully furnished modern cottage at 5b Hideways. The coastal holiday cottage in Hunstanton sits just moments from the ocean and boasts a sun-trap courtyard, vaulted beamed ceilings, open-plan design & spacious living areas. Enjoy a family holiday by the Norfolk coast.

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A large Regency cottage with large sash windows overlooks a flower-filled garden.
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

Courthaye is a luxury East Devon holiday cottage with Wi-Fi in Sidmouth, within an easy walk of the beach. It is set alongside four other luxurious cottages, which once formed a Regency house for the Duke and Duchess of St.Albans. It is Grade II listed and sleeps 4.

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A siungle storey wing of a stone-bult property overlooks a terrace and gardens.
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1

The Summer Palace: A Tranquil Retreat for Couples in Middleham

Nestled in the heart of the charming village of Middleham in North Yorkshire, The Summer Palace stands as an exceptional stone-built, detached cottage, offering an idyllic escape for couples seeking respite amid picturesque rural surroundings.

 

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A 3-storey, restored Exmoor barn surrounded by a lawn.
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1

The Tower is a unique Exmoor holiday let in Simonsbath, perfect for couples. This converted barn sleeps two and features a modern kitchen with a breakfast bar. The comfortable sitting room is on the first floor, and the king-sized bedroom is on the top floor. Guests can enjoy a private garden with outdoor furniture. The local pub and restaurant are within easy walking distance. WiFi, heating, and electricity are included. Bed linen and towels are provided. The property is non-smoking and pet-free. View the full property description for more details.

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Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4

Bower Cottage is a large, stylish detached barn conversion offering self-catering holidays in Beaminster with generous accommodation and bright contemporary furnishings in an Outstanding National Beauty area in the West Dorset countryside.

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Here are some of the features you might expect to find in an eco-friendly holiday cottage:

1. Electric vehicle car charger

2. Solar electric or heating panels

3. A commitment to a plastic-free environment

4. Eco-friendly detergents

5. LED lighting

6. Timer switches on plug points

7. Double-glazed windows